by Jordan Opel
The future of every nation lies in its educational system and how well that system prepares students for success in science, technology, engineering, and math. Nowhere is that more true than in the United States, which lags the rest of the developing world in these fields. Here is a quick look at what is at stake, not only for the US, but for every nation.
by Nic Laycock
At UK financial services company LV=, new skills were needed to drive a culture change to develop frontline staff excellence. The answer? “A social learning environment and sharing culture that ensured learning was quickly made available from one staff member to another.” Here’s how they did it.
by Patti Shank
It’s easy to guess that informal learning is different when it takes place outside the influence of the training department or L&D, but how is it different when it happens outside that arena? The newest Guild research report shines a light on the differences in a way that will help you leverage informal learning in both sets of circumstances. Read the highlights here!
Has technology in our schools come upon a significant barrier? Is it the schools themselves? Technology can improve learning, but we may never reach its full value if the context where it is used—the school—does not significantly change as well. There are efforts underway to change schools, but we still have to ask if they are enough. Read here about what it will take to change the game!
by Nic Laycock
In Puglia (Apulia), a region of Italy with substantial economic challenges, crowd-sourced learning clusters support young companies, many in the technology sector, as they transform the historically rural economy. Leveraging technology and social media, these clusters provide significant business-skills development to new entrepreneurs. Read about this movement here!
by Joe Ganci
The near-universal availability of mobile devices capable of recording and sharing video is creating some excellent opportunities to reach learners no matter where they are, to engage them with the instructor and each other, and to create libraries of crowd-sourced problem solutions. Here is a review of a social eLearning platform that is among the first to leverage these possibilities.