I have been aware for some time now as to the benefits of social bookmarking and in particular the Web 2.0 tool, Delicious.
Regular readers will know that during a recent un-conference for a group of my organisations Learning Facilitators, I introduced them to Delicious and encouraged them to use the tool to provide their learners with an opportunity to continue their learning journey beyond the confines of their formal learning event.
And then I thought “Hang On….”
… Whilst I use Delicious as part of my Personal Learning Environment, I don’t actually use it as part of the learning design for my own events!!!! I was in grave danger of failing to lead by example… something had to be done!
Fortunately for me, I was in the closing stages of designing a self-paced elearning module on the subject of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Awareness, so with very little hassle I was able to embed a link to my Delicious account which contained some links to external DSE related websites.
I then asked a number of our Learning Facilitators to PILOT the module for me; as this is where things got interesting…
“I like the idea of the link to Delicious, but could this ‘link’ be set up on site anyway as some form of ‘general library’ of useful literature (could potentially be quite useful)”
Now whilst I think this is a great idea (and indeed I have already set this joint-account up), what had more of an impact on me was that one of our Learning Facilitators was not only able to see the benefit of linking the elearning to some Delicious bookmarks, but took the idea to a whole new level by suggesting a shared Delicious account amongst all Learning Facilitators.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Social Media has arrived in my organisation
Why not bookmark our Delicious account and see if our Learning Facilitators can be of benefit to you?