The 6 advantages of social learning

In social learning, people share: learning questions, answers, resources and support in a shared virtual environment. Learning becomes:


Learning relevance and retention is many times more possible when learning is based on people’s live learning questions in their work in contrast to expert-based learning pushed to them


Shared learning allows for new learning beyond designed courses, to include new use cases, contexts, challenges, changes and applications


When supported by virtual social technologies, anyone can access any posted learning and resources anywhere, anytime, not just when enrolled in formal courses


Social learning engages a broad range of internal expertise and resources to address emerging and shared learning questions


When learning is shared, people become more connected and aligned in their performance and growth


Ongoing learning beyond coursework supports the shift from skills to habits in core performance competencies