Coming Soon: Social Learning

Social Learning is an exciting new feature coming soon to Ed. Your learners will be able to deep dive into the content of your lessons, adding their own point of view, submitting ideas and joining the conversation on any slide. You’ll be able to enable social learning on almost any template, adding another layer of engagement to your lessons.

Why use Social Learning?

Deeper context

You can use social learning to organically generate an extra level of detail around your course content, or drive discussions by directly asking learners for their feedback. Challenge learners to provide real-world examples or gather their personal responses to different situations.

Have your best train the rest

Going social empowers learners to share and learn from each other. Your best and brightest team members can reinforce your message and lift the game of peers with their own expertise.

Drive engagement

When there are new comments on a slide that a learner has engaged with, they will receive a push notification to keep them in the loop. Learners will be able to jump straight back in and respond to their peers, adding rich contextual value and real insights to the lesson for others. Learners can also like each others comments, rewarding anyone who makes a valuable contribution to the group.

How will social learning work?

Activate Social Learning

First off you will need to activate social learning for your account. You can do this in the app settings on your account. Soon you will see new options to configure social learning on your account.

Enable Social Learning in your App Settings

Enable Social Learning in your App Settings

Enable Discussions

The next step is to enable discussions on a specific slide. All Content, Concept, Multiple Choice, Numbers and Relationships templates will be able to handle social learning. From the authoring tool, you'll see a new option

Selecting Open For Discussion will add Social Learning to a template

Selecting Open for Discussion will add Social Learning to a template

The In-App Experience

In the lesson, learners will see an icon in the menu showing how many comments have been made on a slide. Tapping the icon opens in the Social Learning component, which displays the comments from peers and gives the option to have your say.

How Social Learning works in the app

Tap the chat icon to read comments and have your say

You’re the boss

You will still have total control of what learners see in your lessons. Social Learning can be enabled on a per slide basis, and you will be alerted to any content that learners flag as inappropriate, which you can then remove from the discussion.

It’s early days for Social Learning, but we’re super excited. We can’t wait to add a further layer of richness to the learning experience, and to see how you will use Social Learning in your lessons.

If you’re interested in finding out more, join us for a webinar where we’ll dive further into how social learning can add value to your learning experience.

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