Social Learning In The Workplace

For many businesses the idea of implementing a full-blown elearning & training program seems daunting.

And in some ways they are right to think this.

An effective learning program takes commitment, both financially and with regards to time. Heck, a single elearning course can take hundreds of hours to create!

If an organization doesn’t have the financial means (or the time) to create a learning program then what alternatives do they have?

Well, there are certain solutions that can help shave some of the major costs that may be viable ways forward.

But there are also other alternatives to focusing on this traditional method of elearning.

Instead of implementing a traditional elearning and training program companies can opt to invest in social learning programs.

Social learning is a rather loose term but in general it refers to to people learning from one another as they work together towards a common goal. In many ways social learning falls under the informal learning umbrella (and informal learning is seen as quite effective).

There are many ways to get started with social learning. Social learning is actually a major reason why we encourage businesses and educational institutions to use WordPress.

For example, simply using WordPress, LearnDash, and the Social Learner theme can be enough for any organization to start creating a collaborative network among their staff.

With this kind of configuration (or something similar) it is easy for employees to share resources, help each other from a distance (forums and chats), and to tap into the collective knowledge of their peers.

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About the Author:

Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by the world's leading organizations, such as the University of Michigan, Digital Marketer, WPEngine, and Infusionsoft. Justin has made a career as an elearning consultant where he has implemented large-scale training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Twitter | LinkedIn

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