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How to Harness Social Content for Learning 

Technology is rapidly changing, as is the amount of data generated on the Internet every minute. YouTube users upload 48 hours of video, Facebook users share 684,478 pieces of content, Instagram users share 3,600 new photos, and Tumblr sees 27,778 new posts published (According to DOMO analytics)...


There are multiple solutions, but it first starts with a plan to build a better learning ecosystem. You will need to explore where the pain points are, then start to map and plan on how to meet those needs. Some of them are relatively simple, such as we still need to register people and do compliance reporting. This is the typical need to maintain an LMS. What about the curated content that could be housed on an intranet site or offsite somewhere in the cloud? We should then start looking at Experience API and an LRS to report on those learning objects. How about video portals for business? Tablets for eLearning?

  

These are all questions that should be asked in the process of creating a learning ecosystem for your organization. By the way, did I mention cloud sourcing as much of this as possible? It is not only the trend, but it will be the rule in the next few years. It will be necessary for learning leaders to understand this new world we are living in and how it affects all of our systems. Together though we can grow and learn together. I hope we get a chance to connect and discuss these opportunities at the Enterprise Learning Conference in June!