Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

The trend may have started with Facebook and Twitter being used inside company firewalls as a toe in the water, but it quickly shifted to specific social media tools being developed for specific corporate uses. But where is the ROI? Did the learning team wait for an ROI calculation before offering induction and onboarding programs to new employees? Originally posted to T+D Magazine, January 2011 Edition. Reprinted here with permission. original link here ).

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training directors learned enough accounting to talk about ROI. Workers are frustrated with corporate training because outside the firewall they have better equipment, enjoy unrestricted access to the riches of the Internet, and find it easier to network with friends and acquaintances. Content management systems, wikis, blogs, curation. Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Executive Summary 3. Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5.

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Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable? Social media ROI - a calculator for not for profit campaigns - FreshNetworks , March 25, 2009. The Company as Wiki by Best Buy - Elsua , April 11, 2009. Behavior Guidelines: Unblocking Social Media at the Firewall - Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy , April 6, 2009 (I enjoyed this one a lot).