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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Early personal computing was based on corporate computing.

Staying Ahead of Critical Corporate Training Initiatives During a Pandemic


Those corporate directives, which were issued to protect workers in response to health alerts, have turned out to be fairly typical, leading to (among other things) a cascade of canceled or postponed conferences, face-to-face meetings, and onsite training. The New Normal — Working Remotely. Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and most other major corporations have told employees to telecommute until further notice if there’s no mission-critical need to come into the office.