Social media's widespread use and range of tools present a host of opportunities to improve formal learning. Creating communities, as well as finding and sharing ideas, is much easier to achieve in 2015 than ever before. If you use the tools well, you can make formal learning more effective and efficient, increasing learners' motivation and adding longevity to the learning process. In this issue of TD at Work, you will learn:* the opportunities and benefits of social media* strategic approaches to using social media in formal learning* when and how to use today's social media tools* potential obstacles to avoid, as well as keys to success. "Improving Formal Learning With Social Media" includes a list of many of today's most frequently used social media tools, and identifies technology considerations for using social media.