Starting in the mid-90s with the AOL Greenhouse’d Real Fans, onto AOL Community Program Manager (overseeing People Connection and several channel communities) and continuing with my work here at ConverStations, I’ve always tried to look for ways to help create communities of fans and of learners.
That’s why the title “The NEW Social Learning – A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media” had me a bit excited. At times, these types of books are theory sans practice. This one is on the money!
The NEW Social Learning (@newsociallearn) is a guide to creating your own “community of learners” by embracing and integrating social and mobile tools in the training and learning process.
Written by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner, this book offers real examples and guidelines in how to implement engagement, listening skills, and most importantly, how to build collective intelligence from within and outside of your organization’s silo.
Some professions are ahead of the curve (marketing pros and educators come to mind), but there are many cubicle centers and manufacturing mobs, retailers and customer service sectors who are keeping their blinders on tight, doing training like it’s still 1989.
The NEW Social Learning can assist in a transformation that makes sense and creates a learning environment that makes meaning.
Whether the boardroom or the classroom, this book should be in your hands and under your yellow highlighter – and definitely part of your organizations training & development curriculum.
Here’s a video look at what some learning execs are talking about:
In two words: Buy It (already available on Kindle!)