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How Can You Support Social Learning?

Think about your learning and/or your employees and co-workers learning: how can you support them and yourself with social learning?

For some inspiration, read this article and watch the following video:

„We Learn More When We Learn Together: Find some tipps and tricks“ - In this article by Jane E. Dutton and Emily Heaphy, in the Harvard Business Review, January 2016 you will find 8 tipps about how to create and maintain with your „high-quality connections“ at work.

Supporting Social Learning

Video by Harold Jarche

Support of Social Learning

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In order to support Social Learning with my colleagues and for myself, I found the following information highly relevant and interesting:

  • that about 90% of social learning takes place outside of the classroom / place where formal learning takes place usually
  • that social learning is most effective where high-quality, enriching relationships between the co-learners exist

Therefore, it would be beneficial from my point of view

  • to take more time to pro-actively exchange ideas with my team-mates with whom I am currently working in a MOOC. In particular, it is important to invest time in the building of a trustful relationship since we were assigned at random and did not know each other before the MOOC

  • to take a look at trends and technologies that drive my industry and my employer and find colleagues, with whom I have a very good relationship, to dig deeper into this topic and share ideas. Find out in more informal occasions what interests & motivates them and compare this to my interests

  • understand that meeting colleagues for a coffee to talk about an innovative topic is not a "waste of time" but can be very enriching --> That is, a change of mindset how work and learning is organised


over 2 years ago

We are planning to add features such as messaging that facilitate the spontaneous and informal exchange between course participants to improve the community experience. Stay tuned!

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