Aaron E. Silvers replied to the topic True or False: The Real Experts are in Cubicles, Not Classrooms in the forum e-Learning 9 years, 7 months ago
I tend to agree with Andrew and Kay. I’d also advance this a step further: what is needed, in addition to the social tools that help make the “hyperconnections” in a subject matter network are the analytical tools to see the org for what it is.
Putting Yammer in your organization might resolve some surface issues, but you’ll be no closer to being able to evaluate what is actually being learned in the org.
Social learning is, imho, learning that’s evidenced through vicarious activity through a knowledge negotiation. You can use any social tool to see one person’s learning journey, but it will be very difficult to understand how the organization is learning that way (the emergent pattern, or the “swarm” effect). The swarm shows you what the organization is doing.
When you can see in multiple views the patterns of knowledge diffusion in your organization, you can make adjustments, remove obstacles and barriers to learning and improved performance.
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