Social Learning Group


Social Learning Group

This group looks at the use of social media for learning and performance support.

Members: 290
Latest Activity: Jun 5

Social Learning Centre

The Social Learning Centre (set up by Jane Hart) provides a community space for learning professionals (in both education and the workplace) to learn from their peers as well as leading industry practitioners and thought leaders from around the world in a number of different (social) ways. Here are some of the main activities that we are coordinating.

  • a series of FREE monthly webinars
  • A growing series of  free and low cost online workshops
  • Regular live chats on topics of interest for SLC members.

Visit the Social Learning Centre at

Discussion Forum

Mobile technologies having little impact on Learning 2.0

Started by Paul David Jagger. Last reply by Nic Laycock Jul 18, 2012. 5 Replies

Learning 2.0 in the Enterprise - 8% say "Come on in, the water's fine"

Started by Paul David Jagger. Last reply by Paul David Jagger Jul 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Overcoming the challenge of integrating SoMe in biz

Started by Olusesan Adebanjo. Last reply by Michelle Parry-Slater Apr 28, 2014. 2 Replies

Using Social Media To Support Existing Training Initiatives - Part 2

Started by Trevor Ratcliffe. Last reply by Charlie Kneen Aug 15, 2013. 1 Reply

Learning in the Social Workplace

The best of June 2015

This month I’ve chosen just 5 resources from many that I shared on Twitter in June 2015. [Note: If you are not on Twitter and you would like to get email notifications of the links I share, you can subscribe here.] 1 – Performance Matters, or, Guy Walks into a Brain-tumor Clinic – Jane Bozarth reflects on what she […]

Tap into the power of video and animation for learning (online workshop)

Next public online workshop runs: 13 – 31 July “Video is eating the Web”, that’s the conclusion from a recent Cisco study. In just 5 years time, 80 percent of the whole Internet will be online video! So perhaps it’s time to think about moving on from PowerPoint-based (“click-next”) e-learning. This 3-week online workshop looks at a […]

What it is to be a “learning worker” (an interview)

Earlier today I was interviewed by Gina and Taylor for the June 2015 event of the iSpring Solutions Leadership Series, on the topic of From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”. Here are the questions they asked me, and my answers – which I thought were worth sharing on my blog. Q1 – You recently wrote a post titled, […]

A Modern Workplace Learning Service

I have shared my Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) framework in a number of places (for example, here and here). I use it to illustrate how we need to embrace all the different ways that we learn at work. However, it is not meant to imply that all these elements need to be added into the “training […]

It’s AFTER training, when the real learning happens

Training events – whether face-to-face or online are primarily focused on knowledge transfer or skill development. Learning is usually measured in terms of the % of people who have completed the training or passed the tests. But the real learning takes place AFTER the training has ended, when the individual is back on the job […]

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Comment by Joanna Liem on February 14, 2012 at 13:58

Hi All, this new app was developed in corporation with Facebook. The App helps you  learn key principles and best practice for using each of Facebook's marketing features

Comment by Dr. Anthony 'Skip' Basiel on July 19, 2010 at 9:39
Hello Jane and colleagues -

Just had an interview at University of Brighton for an eLearning post.
Here is what my presentation was about:
eLearning opportunities and challenges at:

I discussed the migration from web 1.0 - to - web 2.0

Feedback gladly accepted by you or the LSG.
Dr. Anthony 'Skip' Basiel
Comment by Jane Hart on March 21, 2010 at 17:57
If you are interested in Twitter, you might be interested in my How to use Twitter for Social Learning,
Comment by Jon Ingham on September 18, 2009 at 11:14
The next episode of Talking HR (podcast) will focus on Social Learning:

It's on 28 September, and a recording will be available after the show.
Comment by catherine on June 10, 2009 at 16:36
There is an issue of separating personal social networking and work-related social networking which is well understood by most and newbies to social networking of all descriptions tend to learn by default the social 'faux pas' that can happen, all the more reason to look at a more intgrated approach with seperate plateforms. i was very interested in hearing about Elgg at yesterday's conference as one such that I could set up independantly from my other 'life'.
Comment by Jacob Hodges on June 8, 2009 at 8:53
I work as a contractor to the defense agencies and support the development and funding of advanced distributed learning (ADL) science and technology (S&T) projects. In this vein, as a small UK company, I have developed an ADL S&T Roadmap of the research projects developed and future projects. I can be contacted at or
Comment by Jay Cross on May 30, 2009 at 3:45
I think it means that the corporate curmudgeons need to recognize that control is an illusion. What on earth do these executives expect to do when they don't like the way an employee represents herself online? Who's got time to mess with stuff like that?
Comment by Neil Lasher on May 27, 2009 at 9:51
I was very interested by the Deloitte’s 2009 Ethics & Workplace Survey just released.

This says, 60 percent of business executives believe they have a right to know how employees portray themselves and their organizations in online social networks. However, employees disagree, as more than half (53 percent) say their social networking pages are not an employer’s concern. This fact is especially true among younger workers, with 63 percent of 18–34 year old respondents stating employers have no business monitoring their online activity.

What impact does this have on using the social network as a learning tool I wonder?
Comment by Karyn Romeis on January 26, 2009 at 12:11
Almost all the learning I have undertaken over the past two to three years has been conducted via social media... especially if, like me, you consider tools like Elluminate to be social media. Even if you don't, the Elluminate conferences i have attended have been backed up by wikis, Moodle discussion forums or Ning communities. We no longer just engage with the presenter at the 'front' - we now engage with the rest of the attendees, too. And we have awoken (at long last) to the fact that the combined knowledge and experience of the attending group far outweighs that of the presenter.
Comment by Donald H Taylor on January 19, 2009 at 8:47
Hi Jane

I reckon that even if delegates don't plan on using social networking to enhance their learning, they want to know about it.


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