Julian Stodd is a Founding Director of Marton House (a division of GP Strategies Ltd.), a leading learning and development consultancy with expertise in e-learning and the creation of core learning technologies around mobile, performance management, assessment and management information. Julian has a BSc (hons) in Archaeology and Material Science and an MA in Creative Media Practice, specialising in the reasons people engage in online communities and the role of technology in creativity. Previously a researcher with the Centre for the History of Defence Electronics, Julian contributes to his Learning Blog and LinkedIn Learning Forum daily and recently released his first e-books entitled Exploring the World of Social Learning and The Amsterdam Diary. His next publication, A Mindset for Mobile Learning, will be released at the end of the year.
Building a healthy social learning community takes a lot of time and effort, and it requires thoughtful strategy and implementation in four key areas. Do the job right and you enable a dynamic environment for learning—but one that you do not own. Here is some expert guidance on this somewhat paradoxical idea.