I came across the diagram below when I was reading a posting by Will
Richardson. Although it is taken from Cisco's Learning from the Extremes
(PDF) document about transforming schools, it is very relevant to workplace learning too, and particular with regard to the use of social media.
However, I believe it is important to realise that simply by implementing social media tools you won't transform learning; although they will certainly go some way towards helping to improve and supplement workplace learning.
In order to reinvent formal learning ALSO requires a re-thinking of the existing provision of formal learning, but to go further and to transform learning requires a complete NEW mindset in understanding the role of "learning" in an organisation, - and to appreciate that, as my colleague, Harold Jarche in the Internet Time Alliance says "learning=working; working=learning".
Both Harold and I have already written about the new mindset required for networked workplace learning, my table at Social Learning = New toolset + new skillset + new mindset summarises some of the key considerations, and Harold's posting, Agility and Autonomy, expands on the two key issues.
So do you just want to improve workplace learning or transform it?