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Developing a Social Learning Strategy

  • 18 Mar 2010
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Presenter: Dave Wilkins

Topic:  Developing a Social Learning Strategy

Social Learning is one of the hottest topics in the learning and development industry, but how do you actually get started?  How do decide what kind of social learning strategies to pursue?  How does social learning integrate with more traditional approaches?  When is social learning a bad choice?  In this informative and interactive session, David will present a framework for making these decisions and guide participants through a reflective exercise that will help them to define their own needs and objectives.  As part of this session, participants will also leave with a Social Learning Strategy Checklist and list of key considerations related to Social Learning and Learner Self-Efficacy.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define their current and future needs related to social learning both at an organizational level and on a per project basis.
  • Understand which social learning and formal learning interventions apply to which kinds of needs.
  • Define key principles and concepts related to social learning and apply these to new situations.
  • Describe five companies who rely on social learning strategies and the impact social learning has had on their businesses.
  • Describe new career opportunities related to social learning as well new skills and new competencies trainers and L&D leaders need to develop.        
  • Make a forceful case for their inclusion in platform and strategy discussions relating to not just social learning, but E20 as a whole.

The Speaker

David Wilkins has been a thought leader in the online community and corporate eLearning industries for more than 15 years.  Through the development of simulation technology, LMS solutions, and community offerings, he has pioneered many innovative approaches to solve common workplace challenges, such as employee productivity and performance, recruiting and retention, and corporate communications.

In his current role as Learn.com’s Vice Predident of Product Marketing, David is responsible for product strategy and communication of Learn.com’s vision and direction.  David is an active speaker at industry conferences and has written articles for CLO and Learning Solutions magazine among many others.

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