The Impact of Technology and Social Media on Learning

The event will be held in Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DH on 20 June 2012

The topics seem to centre on what web tools and social networking do or don’t offer to enhance the effectiveness of learning for a new generation of managers, leaders, skilled workers etc. – and the cost effectiveness of L&D spend. We intend to delve deeper, both in our debate and in the research study that will precede this event. The report author is Andrew Lambert.

Who is it for?

Those who are wrestling with the challenges of technology and social media in organisational life.
Those who see benefits for learning and development, employee commitments and involvement through the use of technology and social media.

Overview

The topics seem to centre on what web tools and social networking do or don’t offer to enhance the effectiveness of learning for a new generation of managers, leaders, skilled workers etc. – and the costeffectiveness of L&D spend. We intend to delve deeper, both in our debate and in the research study that will precede this event. The report author is Andrew Lambert.

Content

These are some questions we will examine, with the help of panels of L&D practitioners and experts from suppliers.

• What’s really changing in the way people learn - and what remains the same?
• What really works better – for whom and in what context?
• What’s a healthy balance between formal and informal learning approaches?
• What’s the evidence that enables us to avoid succumbing to fads or sales pitches?
• What are the implications for L&D strategy – and thence for the organisation of L&D structures and practices?