With the emergence of Web 2.0 and social software giants such as Facebook and Twitter as well as new kids on the block such as Pinterest, social networks and tools are increasingly part of our lives. This change forces us to ask several questions of the Learning and Development (L&D) profession. How are these tools impacting employees’ ways of learning and their expectations? How should we integrate them within our L&D practices for business impact? And – possibly most difficult to answer – how can we use social approaches to learning with our existing learning infrastructure, particularly the Learning Management System (LMS)?
These questions in turn lead to other questions.
This white paper explores CERTPOINT Systems’ and VITAMINDS’ perspective on how to best exploit the power of social learning while retaining the existing strengths of organizational L&D and any installed technologies such as Learning Management Systems.