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Throw Back Thursday: social learning

We receive so
much valuable content from our customers, partners and internal subject-matter
experts. On Thursdays, we thought it would be fun to do a “throw back” and
bring back an older post that was valuable to our audience. Today’s throw back
discusses social learning.

The Eight Truths of
Social Learning – revisited

By Pam Boiros

little less than a year ago I wrote a post on this blog entitled “Eight
Truths of Social Learning.” It was one of the posts that generated a
surprising amount of traffic and discussion. Clearly social learning
was — and continues to be — a topic for which many learning professionals are
seeking information.

thought I would revisit my eight truths now, given that we have a year under
our belts since the launch of the Skillsoft
inGenius® social learning platform in April 2010. In the last year we’ve
continued to learn a lot—not only about social learning, but about the organi­zational
dynamics that surround it.

while I’ve done some tinkering, the basic ideas behind the original eight
truths have held up pretty well. We’ve now published a new white paper on the
eight truths, which you can download for free at This paper
elaborates in more detail than the original post, and brings in additional
thinking based on my discussions with many HR and Training professionals, as
well as social media gurus.

all topics social, this one would not be complete with­out your voice. So
please post your comments here, or go to the Skillsoft Facebook page if you
would like to contribute your own truths, or even challenge one of ours.

Pam will be presenting on the “Eight
Truths of Social Learning” at the Enterprise Learning!
Conference & Expo on Wednesday, September 26 at 11 a.m. The conference
is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA, September 25-27, 2012. In her
session, Pam will share social learning best practices and discuss how organizations
can implement social learning to enhance their learning

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