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:
The Social LMS – Fusing Informal and Formal Learning
Vice President, Research
Bersin & Associates
September 25, 2:00 p.m. ET / 19:00 BST