Is social learning just another bandwagon? Can it make a real difference to your business? ‘Social’ is often bandied around as a palliative that can take care of all sorts of things. To what extent is it an urge to duck the responsibility and cost of providing formal learning or a genuine recognition that this is how many people like to learn these days? After all, a recent Towards Maturity Excellence in Leadership Development report indicated that 91% of learners in leadership development find collaboration with others essential or very useful.
People love to talk. We know this, yet still many organisations are wary when it comes to introducing social learning initiatives. But are those making the leap really making the most of the benefits of social learning? In the Towards Maturity Benchmark Report 2015-16, we discovered that 16% of organisations are currently experimenting with communities of best practice and 12% with in-house social media, with these figures expected to increase in the coming years.
At Totara Learning, we have noticed a surge in the number of organisations looking for ways to access content offline. This may be a workaround for patchy or non-existent internet connections, or a way to make learning more mobile for learners who don't want to use their own data. That's why technology specialists and Totara Platinum Partners Catalyst decided to build an offline player to make Totara LMS available offline.