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In this episode of ATD's Accidental Trainer with Alexandria Clapp, Nicole Papaioannou Lugara, founder of Your Instructional Designer, joins the podcast to discuss social learning. She describes how advocating for better needs-analysis with stakeholders and clients led her to social learning solutions. Nicole shares an easy-to-understand definition of social learning and describes crucial elements like feedback and reflection.

Nicole provides examples of digital technology that help enable social learning opportunities, and shows how she differentiates between social media and social learning. Nicole also breaks down digital ecosystems and how to operationalize a social learning strategy. Next, she shares how to make social learning environments thrive with the strategic use of moderators, culture champions, and influencers. Lastly, she remind us not to overthink social learning and shares what social learning in action can look like with a digital cohort example.

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