In August of 2013 a Social Media Working Group was formed with representatives from three Chicago informal learning organizations: Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Yollocalli Arts Reach. The purpose of this group was to explore how intentional use of social media can redefine, extend and document learning. The group has come to this work as three organizations demonstrating Hive principles connective, evaluative and integrative, each wanting to understand the dynamics of online social networks and ready to experiment with social media tools in learning experiences.
The kit includes current social media trends, best practices, integration strategies, learning metrics and case studies of use. This document is not formatted as a ‘plug and chug’ resource, but more of a set of options and recommendations one can use when designing and developing learning communities and programming.
The Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Yollocalli Arts Reach examined their programs for usage of social media.
This project lives on this public Google Drive. Please visit for more information and full documentation