Increasingly organisations are seeing learning not in terms of isolated interventions, but rather as the ongoing transfer of knowledge that comes through the everyday connections made between colleagues and within teams. This type of social learning is typically informal and self-directed, occurring as and when the need arises, often through the use of social media or similar collaborative technology. And it already takes place in almost every workplace, so how can organisations harness it’s potential in their own learning and development strategies?
In this episode CIPD chats with three social learning experts – Dr Clair Doloriert, University of Bangor, Perry Timms, People and Transformational HR, and Julian Stodd, Seasalt Learning – about what social learning might look like for organisations, the challenges and opportunities of encouraging social learning in the workplace, and what it means for the L&D professional (as well as the employee) as organisations move away from controlled, classroom-based learning environments towards self-directed learning.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/social-learning.