Category Archives: Social learning

2014 survey shows again that company training/e-learning is the least valued way to learn at work


Here are the results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey taken by over 1,000 respondents worldwide*, who rated the importance (value/usefulness) of 10 different ways of learning in the workplace. Results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey ©C4LPT Not important Quite important Very important Essential VIP + Essential Company training/e-learning 24%  39% 21% […]

Social learning is not something you make other people do


As organisations “go social” (a term increasingly used to refer to one that is adopting an enterprise social or collaboration platform) , I am often asked: “How do you make people learn socially?” But as I have pointed out before in my post, 10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning) …   You can’t […]

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

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Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very same platform that is being used to underpin work […]

Going social


This is an extract from Chapter 1 of the Social Learning Handbook 2014. Just as the Social Web is changing the way that individuals learn, more and more organizations are now appreciating the power of social media for their own businesses. Many have already understood its value for marketing and promotion to customers, e.g. by […]

Technology changes Everything


In probably the most powerful indictment of current e-learning practices that I have ever read, Ethan Edwards asks Why Do We Continue to Perpetuate and Promote Ineffective E-Learning? He explains that in his contact with instructional designers, he has noticed that … Following tradition, doing what is recommended by many authoring tools, and patterning one’s work after […]

Must reads from June 2014


Here is my choice of MUST READs  from the posts, articles and videos I tweeted in June. These are the ones that stopped me in my tracks, made me think or inspired me. Find the others in my 2014 Reading List. Do you want transformation or tinkering?, Euan Semple (5 June 2014) writes “In the face of this pain tinkering […]