Social Learning Fear Factor

”Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Somethings never expire. Twinkies, for example, and also this blog I wrote with colleagues Alison Michels and Carol Runyan. Here’s an excerpt. Click the link to see the whole article from 2014.

It might make us uncomfortable, but the reality is that social learning isn’t really new. What is the “shiny new object” are the tools that help enable learning to happen without boundaries. So, why is this important? What role should L&D practitioners have in it?

When thinking through the design of training programs, learning and development (L&D) teams should not overlook the power of the community, but embrace it. Organizations should try to achieve specific aspects of community when designing programs:

Social Learning Fear Factor