Integrating Social Networks for Business

Brandon Hall Research says that some organizations are unsure about the benefits and risks of social learning.

One-third of employers block access to social media sites like social networking and video services. Reasons include effects on productivity, loss of information control, abuse by employees, and vulnerability to outside viruses. Sixty-six percent of respondents to an informal survey on the topic of social learning technologies said their organizations block at least some social media sites.

Creating a social learning environment is requiring that workplace learning technology shift from an infrastructure that is content-based to one that is built around people. Consequently, some learning technology vendors are moving from providing closed, stand-alone systems to creating products that are more integrated with popular Web 2.0 technologies.

Written by Janet Clarey, a senior researcher at Brandon Hall Research, “How Learning Management Systems are Integrating Social Learning Technologies: Review and Outlook,“ describes how Web 2.0 technologies are being supported by commercial LMSs.

Brandon Hall Research says that some organizations are unsure about the benefits and risks of social learning.

One-third of employers block access to social media sites like social networking and video services. Reasons include effects on productivity, loss of information control, abuse by employees, and vulnerability to outside viruses. Sixty-six percent of respondents to an informal survey on the topic of social learning technologies said their organizations block at least some social media sites.

Creating a social learning environment is requiring that workplace learning technology shift from an infrastructure that is content-based to one that is built around people. Consequently, some learning technology vendors are moving from providing closed, stand-alone systems to creating products that are more integrated with popular Web 2.0 technologies.

Written by Janet Clarey, a senior researcher at Brandon Hall Research, “How Learning Management Systems are Integrating Social Learning Technologies: Review and Outlook,“ describes how Web 2.0 technologies are being supported by commercial LMSs.

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