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Social Learning in Workplace


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Social Learning in Workplace

  1. 1. Enabling Learning through Social Media Tools Social Learning in Workplace
  2. 2. What is Social Learning? Social learning is loosely defined as:  Everyday Learning  Observational Learning  Experiential Learning It is Learning from the people and with the people.
  3. 3. Some Everyday Examples of Social Learning  Learning to make a family recipe from your Mom.  Learning to ride a car or bike from your dad.  Learning dance from your friend or colleague.
  4. 4. LET US SEE HOW! Though Social Learning has been around since a long time but the proliferation of Social Media and the ever changing technology has brought in a completely new dimension to it.
  5. 5. How Social Learning is benefitting in the Workplace?  Mayo Clinic, a Not for Profit Medical Practice is using Micro blogging through its micro sharing network for interaction and problem solving amongst its medical staff. Source: ASTD Research (2011). Social Learning New Materials  Wells Fargo’s, WSG group Mentoring Program saw a 900% growth in 2011, through the implementation of a social learning platform by Rivers. Source: River Helps Mentoring Programs
  6. 6. How Social Learning is benefitting in the Workplace?  IBM is also implementing social learning through online learning communities and socially generated tags on key knowledge assets to make the relevant knowledge more searchable. Source: examples-in-the-workplace/  TELUS, a Canadian Telecom company used Microsoft Sharepoint to earning through a formal, informal, and social content paradigm, including networking, blogs, wikis, videos, communities, and collaboration sites to foster knowledge sharing among team members. Source: examples-in-the-workplace/
  7. 7. Why Social Learning in Workplace?  Continuous Knowledge and Skills up gradation of workforce to match the business requirements can be facilitated effectively through Social Learning.  Retention and application of learning through social learning is likely to he higher than ILT or structured e-learning course as it is highly personalised.  Promotes the culture of collaboration and sharing, which is healthy for organizational growth.
  8. 8. Which Social Media Tools to choose in Workplace ? Key to choosing Social Medial tools is to have an understanding of:  Business Context and the Work culture  Learners Needs  Technology Limitations  Cost and Time Factor
  9. 9. Most Popular Social Media Tools in Workplace Shared Workspaces like:  Microsoft Share Point  Google Docs Key Features  Easy to share documents, information, content and makes comments etc.  A good first point to start the Social Learning initiative and test the acceptance within the organization. Source: ASTD Research (2011). Social Learning New Materials
  10. 10. Most Popular Social Media Tools in Workplace Contd. Open Source Tools like:  Blogs  Microblogs  Video Blogs  Podcasting Key Features  All these are widely popular and low cost options.  Content creation is quite easy as the person uses his/her natural writing/speaking style.  Learner friendly as commenting on and sharing similar experiences is convenient. Source: ASTD Research (2011). Social Learning New Materials
  11. 11. Most Popular Social Media Tools in Workplace Contd. Full Blown Social Learning Platforms like:  Curatr  Tidwit  Teamie Key Features  Used by organizations which have a large distributed workforce .  Should be used at later sage of social learning life cycle as it involves huge investments as well as integration with the main IT systems.
  12. 12. Business Case for Social Learning  Initiate social learning with open source tools like Wikis, blogs, MS Share point to promote the culture of informal learning.  Identify social learning champions specially the millennial workforce which are comfortable with social media tools.  Train the workforce on the effective use of social media tools for learning.  Encourage and reward the use of social media tools on the job to foster a culture of social learning. After all it is learning for the people and with the people!
  13. 13. Here 2 help Feels like it is easier said than done? We are here to help! Live chat with an expert at : Or email: Feel like talking? Call us at: +91 22 2520 4655 or +91 80 41144661
  14. 14. Thank You!