Measuring the Impact of Social Learning

julie-smallPosted by Julie Delazyn

“The Social Network” – a movie about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg — was a big winner at the recent Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. And we’re pleased to say that social networks will be high on the agenda as Questionmark users gather in LA (with black ties nowhere in sight!) March 15 – 18 for the Questionmark 2011 Users Conference.

We’ll be paying considerable attention there to the growing importance of social networks as one aspect of a major shift in how people learn. Many organizations, recognizing that the vast majority of  what we learn comes from firsthand experience and from other people rather than from formal learning and study, are turning to informal and ‘social’ learning initiatives that use portals, blogs, wikis, forums and other tools. At this year’s conference we’ll be highlighting many new features and applications of Questionmark’s Open Assessment Platform that work in concert with many commonly used informal/social learning technologies – from embedded and observational assessment to new user interfaces and tools for content evaluation. (See a sneak peek below — and come to the conference for more on this!)

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference in March – we’re making sure the conference agenda will be packed with sessions and events that we’re sure you’ll be able to “like.”

Only two more days to register before the early-bird deadline!

4 Responses to Measuring the Impact of Social Learning

  1. Darren says:

    Will the sessions and events be avaialable later to look at on your Web site?

  2. Kerry says:

    I totally agree with “the growing importance of social networks as one aspect of a major shift in how people learn.” It’s just unfortunate that most educational entities and governmental agencies are still blocking most forms of social media. Every student or employee should look at developing and expanding their personal learning network.

  3. Jack Beaman says:

    Hi Julie,

    Completely agree with your comments on social learning and like you I believe it will have a far bigger importance than any formal course that you can take. I work for a company called Fusion Universal and we live and breath this stuff everyday and are really pushing to win people over on the importance of informal learning on the job. We have some great ideas and its a shame that the conference is out in LA otherwise we would be there.

  4. Julie Delazyn says:

    Hi Darren,
    We will post some of the conference handouts to the Questionmark Communities Space post conference.

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