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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. PLNs allow employees to share their knowledge and expertise with others, providing a way for organizations to effectively crowdsource parts of their training. Twitter discussions and hangouts can be used to host real-time conversations.

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. A white paper released by Educause (a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance education through the use of technology) cited a "lack of technical expertise" and the "amount of time" required to develop video solutions, as two of the main reasons that there has not been a greater adoption of video usage by training content developers.