Social learning is not a new concept. According to the 70:20:10 Model of Learning and Development, 20% of learning happens through observation. Albert Bandura in his social learning theory emphasizes that learning happens through observing and later this information serves as a guide for action.
Social learning is any kind of learning that happens outside a structured formal training program and relies mostly on collaboration, sharing, and co-creation of learning resources.
With the popularity of social media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it has become easier to integrate social learning with social media. For example, a how-to video that’s uploaded on YouTube or useful information shared as a SlideShare, are all examples of using social learning to train people online. Distance is no longer a hindrance as social media platforms are accessible in every nook and corner of the globe, facilitating seamless access to learning.
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While social learning certainly appeals to millennials, it can engage other learner profiles as well. Any kind of learning that triggers collaboration delivers effective results. Social learning works well because it captures attention, increases retention, and boosts motivation in learning.
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