MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

A PLN represents the pinnacle of informal learning. According to recent estimates, although about 80 percent of learning is thought to occur informally, companies still invest 75 percent of their L&D budgets in formal training. The benefits of PLNs and networked learning for organizations are many: It costs much less and takes much less time to distribute knowledge through network connections than to gather everyone together for training sessions.


Developing Training With What You Carry In Your Pocket

Training Industry

Many either don''t have the knowledge or, don''t have the budget or team that can create instructional videos. Mobile apps for editing video like iMovie, Vitrimpro or Pinnacle are cost effective and easy to use. This approach allows the learning team to shoot, edit and publish web-based training video content in under an hour, with no budget using only what they are carrying in their pockets.


A Vital View on Learning

CLO Magazine

To do that, McNevin worked with Vermilyea to create Pinnacle, a clinical career ladder for CNAs that will help keep them engaged with the company and improve their skills through training and development to increase their earning potential. Pinnacle gives them the ability to go back to school without paying tuition or taking time off so they can better themselves.” Over time the company has expanded McNevin’s budget.