Setting up structured social learning experiences


Sam Burrough, Performance Learning Group Last Published  30 April 2015

Social learning (learning from others through conversation, observation or imitation) has always been a natural part of face to face learning. The growth of online social tools means that we can now create social learning experiences online. Modern social technology makes this approach scalable, so it costs the same to train 10 people as 110. It also means we can create flexible experiences that fit around the needs of the learner.

This tool will answer the following questions:
  • What is a Structured/Guided Social Learning Experience?
  • When should I consider creating one?
  • How do I design and deliver a successful structured/guided social learning experience?

Unit: Facilitating Collective and Social Learning (5CSL)

This tool maps to the following learning outcomes:
  • Compare different models of collective and social learning.
  • Describe the development of collective and social learning and their manifestations and uses in the workplace.
  • Assess the factors to be considered when implementing collective and social learning programmes in organisations.