Social media provides a modern approach to working and learning with people across vast distances as easily as if they were side by side. The new tools foster a new type of social learning, offering leaders an opportunity to transform their organizations into rich learning labs where new knowledge and innovative practices emerge in real-time.
Based on my book published in 2010, and the work I have done with more than 100 companies on social media’s use for fostering social learning.
Social technologies should be used to replace outmoded education programs with more effective and mobile means. With these tools, learners can reframe learning from a passive activity done to learners to an active and very human activity that enables people to build upon their individual and collective potential.
Written for this publication, yet based on the learnings since and research done originally for The New Social Learning.
L. Conner, M. (2014), "Social learning augmented by social media: creating better organizations for a better world", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 28 No. 6, pp. 6-8. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-07-2014-0058Download as .RIS
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