The benefits that social technologies can bring are wholly dependent on our willingness to embrace the mentality that created it.
Talks on social media are more often than not populated with the familiar logos that embody the success of these new technologies that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content. Inevitably followed by a exponential curve reaching for the skies.
There is NO doubt technology has enabled a new kind of interconnectedness and new opportunities for learning, but the benefits that social technologies can bring are very much dependent on our willingness to embrace the mentality that created it.
“Social learning is not just the technology of social media (…) Social learning combines social media tools with a shift in the corporate culture, a shift that encourages ongoing knowledge transfer and connects people in ways that make learning a joy”
The fears and barriers that so often crop up when businesses are looking to implement social learning technologies are often more than tactical issues, slowing the process of implementing technology, but attitudes and reflections of a culture that is slowing down the progress of the company as a whole.
– or indeed, can you really benefit from “21st century tools”, without a 21st century mindset?——————————————————————————————————————————-This is the topic to be addressed at #chat2lrn this thursday (15th of March) at 4pm GMT. If you’re interested to learn more about this topic;