[subscribelocker]There’s been much to-do recently about social media as a learning delivery tool, but there’s not much being said about social media as a learning development tool. And that’s a shame because it can be quite powerful. If you think about it, one of the greatest struggles for training professionals (and organizations as a whole) is accessing good content upon which to build your learning programs. Effective and available SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) are notoriously elusive.
So why limit yourself to just a few people within your organization, when you could access the entire organization through social media? What’s more, what better way for your employees to feel invested in your training than by including them in the development?!
It can be leveraged for straight content, but is most useful for best-practices and case studies, not to mention common issues and challenges that your training should address. In other words, real-world examples that we all love to include and that learners love to see (relevancy!).
So, next time you’re pulling your hair out because your SME has gone missing or can’t provide the situations you need to build your situational learning, blast out a request to the entire organization. You’ll be surprised how many useful, thoughtful, insightful responses you’ll get.[/subscribelocker]