However, this means that we have a new problem when it comes to self guided learning – information overload and focus. At times it can be impossible to find exactly what you’re looking for online, the number of sources becomes overwhelming for the most dedicated professional.
According to Deloitte survey: ”Millennials, who are already emerging as leaders in technology and other industries and will comprise 75 % of the global workforce by 2025, want to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society”.
Organizations must gain an understanding of how a new generation of workers likes to learn, how they use technology and what are their preferred means of communication. This information can be used for creating training curriculum, development programs and succession plans.
”69 % of millennials get their news from Facebook. It’s where they expect to learn new things”
To meet this need you to consider an online space that is curated to your employee’s needs, that allows them to do a quick search that always delivers the correct information everytime. This type of highly refined, quick access resource library is ideal for micro-learning, as it’s fast, easy to learn on the go.
We need to start making the learning fit the learner.
The advantage of this method is that it has a viral effect, meaning that if one learner finds a good resource, a social network allows them to share it, making others within the network informed of the same materials. This creates a self cultivating culture, where people act as each other’s filter, and stake their reputation on sharing good content.
Social learning is based on information sharing, collaboration and co-creation. The value of social learning is becoming increasingly recognised within many organisations. It cannot be denied that technology is shaping our daily life and it is changing the way we share and create new knowledge. This means that online based social learning is a way to go for any modern organisation.
Totara LMS– enables you to deliver learning effectively through individual learning plans which reflect your employees’ roles, training needs and objectives. Totara provides a functionally rich learning platform which can be implemented quickly and at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.
Webanywhere has experience delivering social learning platforms and we are proud to be a Platinum Partner of Totara LMS which can be used to build a bespoke social learning platform for your business.
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