Facebook has more than 800 million active users. More than 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day.LinkedIn has 430 million professionals across 200 countries and territories. 67% of LinkedIn users consider themselves to be news junkies.
Twitter has 310 million active users, 1.3 billion registered users, 44% of registered users have never tweeted, in 2013 a fake tweet temporarily wiped US$130billion of the stock market. Instagram has 400 million active users, 80 million photo’s uploaded each day. 3.5 billion likes a day. Whatsapp has 800 million users 700 million photos and 100 million videos shared each day, 72% of users check it each day. Snapchat has 200 million users, 71% under 25 years old, 10 billion daily video views, 60 million people use Snapchat Discover
An easy assumption to make in light of these numbers is that social learning at work will work. Case studies of success of social learning at organisations are compelling. However, do we as learning professionals need to utilise these opportunities? And if so what skills do we need?
Facilitator’s Point of View
Social learning is unlike anything organisations have experienced. If you can make it work it produces results like nothing else can by harnessing knowledge and insights of your employees. There are significant challenges which we need to be cognisant of and ensure that the organisation and learners are aware of them.
When you commence on the social learning journey, go there with your eyes open and your expectations tempered. Be prepared for that 99% perspiration.
LearningCafe Point of View
- Is social learning real or new?
- How does social learning fit into the world of learning at work? Will it be as successful as social media outside of work?
- What does it take to make it a success?What the challenges? Legal, technical etc.?
- The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?– LearningCafe Webinar Recording- https://vimeo.com/125133427
- Read article on Go social and mobile by Accenture.
- Read Forbes article on Unlocking The River Of Knowledge Collaboration
David Le Page, Director at 3 timesP & LearningCafe Melbourne Community Manager