Social feature matter more than ever!
Our expectations as learners have changed—we’re more media savvy, less patient with closed experiences, and more accustomed to an online “search and share” culture. But to foster active learning networks, we can’t just pile on social features.
In our experience, we have to shift to designing social learning from the ground up.
As you consider your own designs, considering starting with a performance map to determine which social tools best align with your business objectives and audience needs. From there, you can implement your designs on either the larger program level, or the more focused course level.
For critical, multifaceted programs, we’ve created social learning portals that ground the user experience from start to finish in a social space. This approach provides a unified, cutting-edge social interface across courses and performance support assets collectively, leading to solutions like:
Perhaps the biggest advantage of optimally designed, program-level social learning is that social dashboards are available across program elements collectively, so you can create a response to a forum post without leaving a course, save comments to a quarterly action plan from a reference document and automatically alert your mentor, or even see how your high score on the latest scenario challenge is holding up while you surf a resources page.
For smaller, focused programs, a full social portal may not be needed. In these cases, we’ve created:
Allen’s learning directors can help you map out an award-winning strategy to drive performance through social learning. Contact us to have a conversation about how social learning can play a key role in your organization. Even if you’re not quite ready for social learning now, we can show you the latest trends and tools and help you create a personalized social strategy for the future.