Social Learning Handbook 2014

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The new edition of my Social Learning Handbook is now available.

Social Learning Handbook 2014:
The Next Generation of Workplace Learning Practices in the Age of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration

Although social learning is something that we have always done, it  has often been  ignored or misunderstood by the training industry. Now, however, the proliferation of social tools makes this a powerful way to improve workplace performance. When we consider what social learning means inside an organization, it’s not just adding social media to instructional programmes or letting people interact with one another. It’s more about helping people learn from one another as they work together – enhanced by collaborative enterprise social tools. Learning in today’s networked workplace is not just being trained to do a task, but about learning with and from one another as we face new challenges. In the connected enterprise there is a new role for HR, OD, and L&D  departments. This book looks at some of the key ways that organizations can start to support social workplace learning.

How to purchase the Handbook

The PAPERBACK edition is available from Lulu (where it will be printed on demand locally and shipped to your address). Price £15 + P&P

The PDF edition is available for personal use by registered users. Price: £15.  Site licences can be obtained by organisations for multiple users. Contact for a quote giving details of number of people likely to read it in your organisation.

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Social Learning Practitioner Programme

Social Learning Practitioner Programme: Walk the Social Talk: This on demand, self paced programme promotes network thinking, the use of social tools for self-organised professional learning, and help to develop knowledge sharing and collaboration skills, includes a copy of the PDF edition of the Handbook as well as a copy of the Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools. Cost £95.


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“I have found Jane’s work to be a great source for my team to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of workplace learning and collaboration, trends, technologies and tools, as well as answer their questions on methodologies they have heard about. What is particularly useful is the case studies section where she has highlighted how social & collaborative tools can be a viable & better alternative to just courses. I had ordered the book for my team & each members is expected to read & apply one approach to a workplace learning solution that they will be putting together in 2014. The use of enterprise social networks to improve the new hire on-boarding experience & time to competency is one that we are already experimenting with in my organisation. Priced at £15, I will recommend this as a must read for all L&D professionals.” Sunder Ramachandran, Professional Development for L&D, 19 February 2014


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