What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is a social media platform designed for professionals to connect, share industry news and information, and job announcements. It allows you to set up private groups for asynchronous conversations.
LinkedIn is an online social media platform that was created as a way for professionals to connect and network. Here are some key properties of LinkedIn:
- Professional networking site
- Allows you to connect with anyone else who has an account (although it’s most useful if you connect with those who have common professional backgrounds and goals)
- Public posts include short-form status updates, photos, videos, documents, or blog-like articles
- Interactions come in the form of commenting on someone’s post, commenting in a group forum, or direct messaging those with whom you are connected
- Job opportunities may be posted or searched for.
Insights that connect from What's Your Formula?
Elements that are Likely to "Connect" with LinkedIn
Resources From The Train Like a Champion Blog
Who should follow for insights on L&D? If LinkedIn is going to be part of your learning process, you’ll want to seek out the best minds in learning & development.
LinkedIn Groups for Learning and Development In addition to seeking out the individuals you should follow, you can also join groups that focus on topics that are of interest.
While on the Train Like You Listen podcast, Darren Nerland recommended The Art of Social Media for L&D professionals. Darren said, “Now, the reason I think this is not because I think every L&D person needs to be all over Facebook and LinkedIn but the same tactics that Guy talks about in The Art of Social Media are the same things you can be doing internally in your organization to get learning out there and to get people to think about learning differently.”