Web 2.0 For Learning

Working professionals are beginning to realize that they must be in charge of their own personal development. Traditional courses, offered through a corporate university or an accredited college, are becoming out-of-date at record speed. What is needed intead is a new approach to learning–one that focuses on using Web 2.0 to continuously build one’s profile of competencies.

Web 2.0 refers to the Web as a platform to publish and create new content. The web has gone beyond static pages to a dynamic mix of creativity and fun where users generate much of the content. This has resulted in a major cultural phenomenon, indicated in part by the fact that, according to Technorati, the number of blogs has doubled every six months for the last three years. There are now over 70 million blogs.

As learning professionals we have to determine what we can we do to use Web 2.0 as a vehicle for engaging everyone in the organization.

Well, here are some “to-do’s” you can suggest to your team as a way of becoming Web 2.0 savvy:

  • Create a channel on your Intranet site for learners to “rate” their courses, just like Amazon does for books.
  • Sign up for news feeds so you can keep track of what consumers are saying about your products and your company.
  • Interview a consumer on what it means to be do business with your firm, then consider editing this into a five-minute podcast.

[tags]podcasts, web2.0[/tags]

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About Jeanne Meister

Jeanne C. Meister is a best selling author of three books, internationally recognized consultant and keynote speaker. Jeanne is Partner of Future Workplace, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting organizations in re-thinking, re-imagining and re-inventing the workplace. Jeanne was recently voted by her peers as one of the 20 top influential training professionals in the United States. Jeanne’s name is synonymous with the establishment and institutionalization of global corporate universities. Jeanne is the author of three books, Corporate Quality Universities and Corporate Universities. Jeanne’s latest book is, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (Harper Collins, 2010) is in its 10th printing.No information is provided by the author.

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