The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has recently updated its social media guidance for the workforce. It's great to see and is welcomed by Iriss given that we've been promoting the use of social media for learning and development purposes.
In a recent Third Force news article, Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive at SSSC speaks of the benefits:
Today we launch a ‘Grow Your Personal Learning Network’ online course / workshop for social services staff.
It is for anyone interested in learning more about the web and social media to support them build personal and professional networks and promote lifelong learning.
Why am I not allowed to:
- Watch video?
- Listen to audio?
- Add buttons to my browser?
- Choose the web browser I want to use?
- Manage my own web access?
During 2012-13 Iriss, in partnership with the SSSC ran a series of workshops for people involved in designing or delivering learning.
The Knowledge Management Strategy for the social services recognises that web-based tools - social bookmarking, Twitter, newsfeeds, Google search and Facebook - are now widely used for communication, collaboration and learning.
Social is media in increasingly used by all kinds of people in their private and professional lives and by all kinds of organisations to find and share information.