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Beyond the Stilted Webinar: 5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT)

Beyond the Stilted Webinar:  5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT) | The Social Media Learning Lab |

Kelly created the acronym, SPLAT, to define the five most ingredients in helping others learn.

S = Safety–creating an environment that allows for learning
P = Problem solving–helping others find solutions
L = Lectures–avoiding them and focusing on teaching instead
A = All–all audiences are visual learners
T = Talking–teaching others is one of the best ways to learn



Remember this from the 5 points in the article:


4. All Audiences Are Visual

Bryan Kelly addresses the research on variety of ways students learn. …in studying the neuroscience of audiences, Kelly found the vast majority of people are still influenced significantly by what they see.

Simply talking through content with listeners is not enough.


5. Talking: a reminder that learning almost always happens best when learners talk about what they learn.


…In the school setting… A true assessment is to see if a learner has internalized a lesson enough to effectively tell someone else about it.


…we can keep learning meaningful when we SPLAT:

  • Provide safe learning environments.
  • Make content a part of finding solutions to problems.
  • Engage others by avoiding lectures.
  • Remember all of us learn though what they see in visuals.
  • And help others apply and “talk through” what they have learned.

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Via Stephanie Sandifer, Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Getting social with learning, powering up by getting diggity digital with it.   Why not release the power by empowering in the 2014 learning places?   ~  Deb

Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:17 AM

I consider myself to be an "experienced" educator -- that means I've spent many years in the classroom and I'm "old."  But I've never stopped trying to learn more and to be reflective about what I am doing so that I can improve how I help students learn.  

The five ingredients listed in this blog post are fairly "spot on" in my opinion and my experience.  I would have enjoyed a post like this when I first started my teaching career.  I'm not sure if I would have fully understood all of this initially -- but it would have made it much easier to learn this in the trenches.  

Share this with all of your teaching colleagues -- "experienced" and "new" to the profession... 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:53 PM

So many webinars do NOT follow this handy SPLAT acronym.  Q & A, by "raising your hand" is not the same as "talking is learning."  We have a long ways to go to enable full conversation in webinars.  The current stay is still MUCH more lecture based.  ~  Deb

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SlideShare Trend Watchers! 10 Top Trends in Social Media | JeffBullas

SlideShare Trend Watchers!  10 Top Trends in Social Media | JeffBullas | The Social Media Learning Lab |
Social media was initially seen as a fad 2-3 years ago but is now embedded in the fabric of the web and it is impacting how business markets, communicates and publishes.


Via social media circles, Janet, it's great to run across this SlideShare from Jeff Bullas, trend watching . He's a trend watcher (back from shoe trend commentary in Italy) & a prolific, savvy sharer to watch in Social Media.

Here are a few excerpts from his post:

Trend #1 Social Mobile 

The synergy of mobile and social networks ...allow us to view our Facebook or Twitter account anywhere at anytime.  Numbers:

  • Current research puts the number of mobiles at north of 5.5 billion devices
  • 1,2 billion have internet connected phones (smart phones)
  • Huge growth potential
  • Create content for mobile devices
  • Design and develop websites and blogs for mobile viewing
  • Make it easy for viewers to act on that mobile content in a social manner (sharing)

Trend # 6 - Online Global Magazines & Super Blogs

  • Huffington Post – Politics and News
  • Mashable – SocialMedia
  • Engadget – Technology Gadgets
  • Business Insider – Business
  • – Celebrity
  • L.A. Now-Entertainment

Here's Jeff's slideshow for the full list.

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It’s time to evolve the social media mindset

It’s time to evolve the social media mindset | The Social Media Learning Lab |

"Think systems.  It applies to everything, including social media.  Close the country club."


....we should stop talking about social media as its own country club





“When it comes to integrating social media into the overall business, companies must evolve and change structurally, culturally and on a personal employee level to succeed.” And what this means is that we should stop talking about social media as its own country club.


"...stop talking about social media in your company. Make sure you stand out as a marketing leader and address the objectives of growth in customer awareness, consideration, conversion, loyalty, and advocacy. Use the full digital marketing palette available to you."

Via Robin Martin
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