MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

A personal learning network (PLN) is a network of resources including people (subject matter experts, coworkers, friends, mentors, etc.) 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.

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.