In 2011, 25 percent of U.S. companies invested in informal learning tools or services. Large companies are making the heaviest expenditures, spending approximately $40,000 on average – more than 2X what they spent in 2010. Despite the growth, only one-quarter of those companies feel effective at simply blending social learning opportunities into formal programs – even fewer have mastered more complex offerings such as content sharing or expertise directories.

Standing in the way are people, process and technology obstacles.  For instance, most L&D teams lack key skills to be successful; the organization at large fears the unknown consequences of opening the content sharing flood gates; and the various technology platforms available to support such activities each comes a bewildering array of risks and benefits.  Key to this last question:  can the Learning Management System (LMS) successfully enable formal and informal learning in one place?  Can there be a Social LMS?

In this webinar, David Mallon, Vice President, Research at Bersin & Associates, will discuss the growing need for a Social LMS, the critical functionalities such a platform would have to support, and the potential benefits to your organization of implementing such a system.

Participants will learn:

  • Current trends, success cases and pitfalls in enabling a holistic approach to learning
  • Core capabilities of a Social LMS
  • Potential risks and benefits of a Social LMS
  • Guidance for selecting and implementing a Social LMS.

The Social LMS – Fusing Informal and Formal Learning

David Mallon
Vice President, Research

Bersin & Associates

September 25, 2:00 p.m. ET / 19:00 BST

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