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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.

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  • Hello,

    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.

    Creating Powerful Employee Training With Social Learning - Featuring Microlearning Videos - EI Desi…
    This article offers the benefits of Social Learning for employee training as well as using Microlearning Videos as a useful social learning tool.
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  • 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
  • If you are interested in Twitter, you might be interested in my How to use Twitter for Social Learning,
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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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