Introductory Training on Professional Learning Through Social Environments.

In corporate training employers need methods to train employees on a global scale.  In the past the group sent company trainers to teach processes and procedures, and even branched out to local individuals in numerous markets.  The internet and ability to connect to multiple locations remotely provide a new venue for a business.  Employees no longer need to travel to provide training.  The new method reduces cost, assures singular training to each person, and provides a venue to update workers on new procedures.

Overview

Introduction

Introduction

     In corporate training, employers need methods to teach employees on a global scale.  Currently the group sends company supervisors and designated individuals to instruct on processes and procedures. The business also uses local employees in the numerous markets.  This leads to inconsistent training and a failed centralized understanding by new employees.  

     The internet and ability to connect to multiple locations remotely provides a better venue for a business.  Employees no longer need to travel to provide individualized training, instead lead people through the learning environment.  This new method reduces cost, assures singular training, and provides a convenience to each person involved.  The social learning arena provides a venue to update workers on new procedures.

Social Training Program

Social Training Program

Upon examination of the program the trainer realizes numerous features and benefits.  A simple search and selecting the first program by “Easy Generator” allows a trainer to understand the basics of a social training program.  This venue offers a host of options that allow an instructor to create simple learning modules.  The program chosen provides a viable solution for this learning and teaching style and is located at easygenerator.com.  After creating a simple program an instructor can envision the advantages a tool like this offers the company.  

Program Use

Program Use

     The use of the software allows instructors to custom design programs based on numerous parameters from text to quizzes.  A corporate trainer designs a program based on the needs of the business at any given time.  The program offers the ability to modify the program to realign content quickly.  Currently this involves rewriting and then sending new sections to branches.  As the company becomes larger, this becomes a cumbersome problem.

     In the case of the instructor’s company, compliance and operations remain high on the training list.  Most training occurs through multiple methods.  The issue occurring now involves a training force of people who fail to train in an aligned manner following a defined program.  The branch also endures multiple interruptions during the instructional process and this causes lost segments.  A social program of this nature changes the methods and aligns the methods used by everyone involved.

     By providing trainers with an aligned program, the instruction aligns to the required company standards.  Every person learns in the same manner, and understands the methods used as an entire cohesive group.

Do you see advantages in social education?

Social Learning in Adult Education

Social Learning in Adult Education

    The main issue that trainers face involves the time a working employee or student should complete training or tasks.  Without using a social learning process, the employee and trainer must align in the working environment.  This poses a hardship in a small company that endures interruptions over the course of a normal business day.  Adding the social learning connection, the employee now enjoys the ability to connect or reconnect at a convenient time and place.   

     The new venue also provides a competent venue to trainers that align with corporate processes and the ability to change at any given time.  Instead of regularly sending out new material, the social website just undergoes a few changes and offers the new material immediately.  This allows instructors to realign material quicker, and obtain feedback about employees who have completed the modules.  The program also allows social functions to connect instructors and others in the closed environment.  Because of the added interaction trainers respond quicker, and in certain open environment scenarios employees who understand can provide help to others in the group.

     Social learning provides a venue that includes a collaboration environment.  This module allows instructors and management to assigning new team projects to a group and incorporate faster feedback on the results of specific programs.  The ability to BETA test provides insight to both instructors and corporate stakeholders.  The use of blogs and chat are two examples of methods to connect individuals in a positive working environment.             

Training Outline

Training Outline

     Easy generator provides five basic steps with modules to create the program.  The basic steps include: Creation, Design, Configure, Publish, and Results, (Easy Generator, 2016). Each module offers the instructor to design online content through a series of simple to incorporate modules. The designer can incorporate content, create questions based on answer formats, scenarios, and text segments for students to learn and test.  The environment provided offers the ability to collaborate and provide feedback for trainers.

Additional Activities

Additional Activities

      A training environment that provides a social connection offers new employees a place to discuss what they have learned or bond with others in the group.  The ability to add in Facebook groups, Twitter, Linked In and outside social connections provides a modern learning connection.  In the company’s social learning environment, the first class deals with introductory subjects dealing with navigation and etiquette.  This provides the gateway to proper learning and behavior of the individuals involved in the group.         

Summary

Summarize

     After discussing each area and examining the program, trainers can identify multiple benefits of a social learning environment.  The main one just like at University of Phoenix, involves the choice of time an employee can complete training modules.  In just the few minutes this trainer created an introduction based on this paper with a simple drop and drag.  The convenience for the individuals involved in designing new programs, then publish them online offers a great convenience to the company.

References

Easy Generator. (2016). Course Creation. Retrieved from https://live.easygenerator.com