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Why isn’t L&D ‘Instagrammable’?

May 15, 2018 | Learning, News, Social Media

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It’s #LearningAtWorkWeek so we thought now would be the perfect time to launch our Instagram account @NowTrainingLtd. Hot on the agenda of many organisations, #LAWW has inspired loads of exciting projects this week, which is why we have been shocked by the lack of participation on Instagram. Where are all of the HR and L&D professionals? Where are the thought leaders for learning, training providers and organisations?

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Given all of the fun, creative and important work we do within the L&D and HR space, we expected Instagram to be the perfect platform! After all, it is a place for sharing (boasting about) our creative new ideas, projects and accomplishments (along with latte art, of course) and so we have a lot to be proud of!

Having spent some time considering why we aren’t dominating the daily hashtags on Instagram, we have considered one possible reason… You can’t hashtag #L&D, nor can you tag #L+D. Seemingly the only common name and way we refer to our group of like-minded professionals and the #hashtag isn’t available.

So which hashtags should we use?

We have taken to using #inspirebetterlearning since that’s what we are all here to do. Some of the other suggested tags are listed below. Which #hashtag will you use?

#landd = looks like something to do with land development

#InstructionalDesign = probably too specific to cover all L&D professionals

#ID = also used for those discussion identification (as in passports and drivers licenses)

#training = lots of people exercising and practicing for sports competitions

#eLearning = used frequently by L&D community, another good choice

#OnlineLearning = used frequently, and also by those making direct to consumer courses on Coursera, Teachable, Udemy, etc.

#BlendedLearning = used frequently by wide array of educators

#AdultLearning = used a fair bit, but do remember that “adult” has another less-than-professional meaning, as well

#LearningStrategy = rarely used

#LearningAndDevelopment = very rarely used

#LD = this usually means “learning disabilities” not “Learning & Development”

#LnD = used by the Live-N-Direct Show, unless you’re into hip hop too this probably isn’t your jam

#education = used broadly by educators of all types

#edtech = includes all educational technology, tends to skew toward K-12

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George Meyer

George Meyer is a seasoned expert in the field of organisational learning and development. With over a decade of experience in the industry, he has become a respected voice on training and professional growth. George currently holds a pivotal role at Now Training, where he applies his extensive knowledge to help organisations enhance their learning strategies through Managed Learning Services. His insights are backed by a rich background in designing and implementing effective training programs across various sectors. Known for his innovative approaches and commitment to excellence, George's articles offer practical advice and thought-provoking perspectives on how businesses can leverage training to achieve their strategic objectives. In his spare time, George is an avid reader and enjoys exploring the latest trends in educational technology and methodology.

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