You’re looking for a present, say a new tool for your workshop, and there are a number of options, from different manufacturers and at slightly different price points… Most of us, these days, would check out the reviews – perhaps those on the retailer’s website, or on generic review sites like http://www.reviewcentre.com/ or from specialist magazines. Some would ask in subject-specific forums, Facebook groups or using a suitable Twitter hashtag. You’re likely to find huge amounts of information, but how do you know which is accurate?
As social learning grows does the requirement for traditional training departments shrink? U.K.-based eLearning development firm Epic asks this very question in its fourth E-learning Debate – and this Epic debate is being hosted only online.
Last week, I had the good fortune to speak with George Siemens for an upcoming Xyleme Voices podcast. The opportunity to speak one-on-one with so many industry luminaries is easily the best part of my job given the lively debates that often flow from these discussions. My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism, social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media.
Ben Kiker is the Chief Marketing Officer at Jive Software, the recognized leader in the emerging Social Business Software market. With over 3,000 customers and 15 million users, Jive works with some of the world’s most recognizable brands, revolutionizing how information and expertise is shared within their organizations.