Saturday, January 02, 2010

Social Learning & future L&D 2010

The State of Social Learning Today
and Some Thoughts for the Future of L&D in 2010
By Jane Hart, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies and Internet Time Alliance
1 January 2010
Part 1: The State of Social Learning Today
The emergence of social media tools in the 2000s has changed the face of the Web; allowing individuals to create content in a variety of formats, make connections with people, share information and experiences and/or collaborate on different activities. It is now clear from the statistics, presented in Erik Qualman's video, Social Media Revolution in August 2009, that a huge number of people are using these tools in their daily lives, e.g.
- If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 4th largest between the United States and Indonesia
- The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube
- Wikipedia has over 13 million articles…some studies show it’s more accurate than Encyclopedia Britannica
- There are over 200,000,000 Blogs
- 54% = Number of bloggers who post content or tweet daily... more