Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy.


Jay Cross

Informal Learning – the other 80%. “learning (co-creation of knowledge)&#. “If we look at learners positively, we see that their learning creates new knowledge. Learners can give more than they take by sharing what they learned and how they learned it with others. Performance is what it’s all about; that deals with organizational objectives and metrics, the impact of learning, and how performance improvement is implemented.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I led a discussion on Reinventing Organizational Learning at LearnTrends this morning. Moderator (Clark Quinn): we're the people who've retained our love of learning despite our education. jadekaz: life long learning. Moderator (Clark Quinn): slow learning, not event learning. mariancasey: social network. Chris 2: Agile networks require collaborative learning across companies.