Making the most of online social learning
(free MiniMOOC)

September 8th to 18th 2020

Making the most of
online social learning

Free MiniMooc
Opening: September 8th at 00:01 (CEST)

We are all learning about ways of learning online, mainly focused on webinars and virtual classrooms. There are other ways, like online social learning. Do it right and learning together online is a powerful way of creating engagement.

This free MiniMOOC is all about ‘online social learning’ and actually uses online social learning as a method to bring learning professionals from all over the world together.

in collaboration with:

At the moment, learning professionals are looking for the best methods to transform their courses and training products. As aNewSpring, we get a lot of questions about what’s possible with online learning platforms and we’re offering help and support.

We’re teaming up with The Learning and Performance Institute to provide you with the best insights and valuable resources. This content is freely available, spread the word to other learning professionals through #IHelpPeopleLearn.

Why online social learning?

Currently, lots of attention goes to live online learning; a synchronous form of learning where delivery and consumption takes place at the same time, like in a webinar or virtual classroom. There are pro’s and con’s; webinars can reach a large group of people, but often lack engagement. Virtual classrooms can be very engaging for learners, but require a lot of (design) effort and are less suitable for large groups.

Asynchronous forms of online learning offer interesting alternatives. It’s where all participants are working and learning together at the same (virtual) location, but not necessarily at the same time. During a certain period, content is regularly made available and discussions are started for all learners to dive into and join at their own pace. This way, your learning approach can be very engaging and it can handle a large number of learners, without everyone having to be present at the same time.

What’s the MiniMOOC about?

How to make online social learning successful? How to apply it in your situation? Through experiencing online social learning in this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you’ll learn how to do it yourself. We’ll cover topics like:

  • designing online social learning
  • learning theory and principles behind social learning
  • moderating online social learning
  • harvesting results from online social learning

How does this MiniMOOC work?

First of all, what’s so ‘mini’ about this MOOC? It’s small in its duration, not in its reach or impact. It’s still a massive course in the sense that there will be many learning professionals from all over the world to engage with. The course will take place over just two weeks and twice a week (on Tuesdays and Fridays) new content will be made available.

Participants will get access to the aNewSpring learning platform where they will find the content related to the core topics and where the learning conversation will take place.

Results of the previous MiniMooc

This isn’t the first time we’ve ran a social MiniMooc. Last April/May we did a previous version of this Mooc with lots of results, wins and learns.

You can read the process and results of this Mooc in our blog: “The surprising possibilities of online social learning” or just take quick a look at our infograph’s:

Michael (from the LPI), Nicole, Pascalle, Ger and Jos (from aNewSpring) will moderate the social learning course to support all participants.

Michael Strawbridge
Global Head of Content, LPI
LinkedIn

Nicole Lee-On
Customer Success Manager
LinkedIn

Pascalle Hoevenaars
Learning Platform Specialist
LinkedIn

Ger Driesen
Learning Innovation Leader
Blog | LinkedIn

Jos Berden
Learning Specialist
Blog | LinkedIn

Is this for me?

This free MiniMOOC is designed for all trainers, training providers and learning designers who want to learn about online social learning so they will be able to design and facilitate online social learning for themselves after completing this MiniMOOC.

This MiniMooc is in collaboration with:

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