E-Learning Learning Curve

A 21st century corporation needs a different kind of organisational structure from the old command and control mechanisms that built the world’s biggest companies. Many people say they want to create learning organisations, but how do they make them happen without commanding and controlling?

Some notes jotted down during listening to the podcast, so you see if it’s worth your time (I enjoyed it, partly because of the distinguished english tone of language …)

– communication tools in the enterprise become more social, organizations may at last become learning organizations as envisioned
– social software supported training is claimed to be more efficient and effective too (and we better move, ageing workforce, rapidly changing environments, …)
– British Telecom (BT) is featured as an early adopter (JP if you’re reading this, there’s a Peter Butler, Head of Learning, getting interviewed in the podcast)
– Sun Microsystems is another case (peer-based learning, knowledge transfer, …)
– some remarks about the history and track record of e-learning – and insights into the real processes that govern learning (content is not an issue, people are learning from other individuals, it’s the dialogue that counts, …)
– during the Sabre case some corporate fears are voiced (loss of control of content, loss of certainty and growing needs for adaptivity, …)

Usability is another topic that gets touched (“don’t let the system look too corporate”, allow for the emergence of community generated solutions, …)

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