Keeping Up With Social Media

Transforming your learning philosophies is the key to keeping up with social media and social learning, according to Alicia Squillace of Mzinga, who gave a presentation at the Interactive Technologies Conference 2011.

One of the challenges that can be met by social learning is when training output starts to wane, she said. “Look to the extended enterprise to co-create learning programs, and rethink ‘content’ — including blogs, wikis and comments — to empower shareholders to contribute and create.”

When low-return investments aren’t moving the bar, she urged learning professionals to “collaborate, listen, empower, improve communication, drive deeper sharing and capture expertise of shareholders.”

And answers to the problem of executives not recognizing the value of training are:

>> teach the organization to teach those executives;

>> transform how training is measured;

>> become a facilitator, producer and mentor; and

>> influence cross-functional communication.

“You must realize that corporate walls are melting,” she says. “Be strategic. Partner to define strategies; share learning expertise; and develop new standards and models.”

The conference was sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT).

Transforming your learning philosophies is the key to keeping up with social media and social learning, according to Alicia Squillace of Mzinga, who gave a presentation at the Interactive Technologies Conference 2011.

One of the challenges that can be met by social learning is when training output starts to wane, she said. “Look to the extended enterprise to co-create learning programs, and rethink ‘content’ — including blogs, wikis and comments — to empower shareholders to contribute and create.”

When low-return investments aren’t moving the bar, she urged learning professionals to “collaborate, listen, empower, improve communication, drive deeper sharing and capture expertise of shareholders.”

And answers to the problem of executives not recognizing the value of training are:

>> teach the organization to teach those executives;

>> transform how training is measured;

>> become a facilitator, producer and mentor; and

>> influence cross-functional communication.

“You must realize that corporate walls are melting,” she says. “Be strategic. Partner to define strategies; share learning expertise; and develop new standards and models.”

The conference was sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT).

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