Social Learning — namely, the use of social media in the workplace to foster learning, collaboration, networking, knowledge sharing, and communications — has taken on a kind of religious fervor among learning practitioners during the past couple years. And not without good reason: It often creates more powerful and enduring learning experiences; it helps people establish and leverage social connections to accelerate the distribution and sharing of experiences, content and guidance; and it allows learners to be more productive, learn faster and work smarter.
One of the reasons many learning and development professionals are struggling to secure budget and resources for their social learning proposals is the inability to articulate the value proposition. What does “good” look like and what are the influencers that create this “goodness”?
Does it all add up? Value Creation from social learning is more likely to take place when the business context and the learning ecosystem are “optimal.”
Read my article on the enterprise collaborative website: creating value from social learning