Social Learning Group


Social Learning Group

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

Members: 306
Latest Activity: May 21

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

Supporting Continuous Learning from the Daily Work (Online Workshop)

Next public workshop runs: 21 October – 29 November 2019 Although L&D departments have traditionally focused on training people to do their jobs, research tells us that most of what employees learn at work happens as they do their job – it’s just that they are not aware of it or make the most of it. […]

Announcing the Modern Workplace Learning track at LearnTec 2020

I am very pleased to once again have been asked to organise and chair a 3-day English-speaking track (on the theme of Modern Workplace Learning) at the LearnTEC conference taking place in Karlsruhe, Germany in January 2020. LearnTEC is Europe’s No. 1 trade show and congress focusing on digital learning with more than 10,000 participants.

Top Tools for Learning 2019

Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018 now published together with Top 100 Tools for Personal&Professional Learning 2019 Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019 Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019 PLUS analysis of how these tools are being used in different context, new graphics, and updated comments on the tools’ pages that show how […]

Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2019

The Top Tools for Learning 2019 survey will close on Friday 13 September. Have you voted for your favourites yet? If not, you can do so here. You will need to list your top 10 tools and say how you use them – (a) for personal or professional learning, (b) at work or (c) in […]

Building a culture of continuous learning: what it means

We hear a lot about continuous learning. But what does it really mean? It doesn’t mean continuously taking courses – although studying can be part of an individual’s personal and professional continuous learning strategy. It doesn’t mean continuously training people – although training may well be part of of an organisation’s continuous L&D strategy.

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Comment by Asha Pandey on May 21, 2019 at 10:58


The last few years have seen a significant increase in the use of social learning for employee training. In this article, I share the benefits of social learning and show you how you can use microlearning videos as an effective social learning tool.

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.

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