Social networking and learning

"Social Networking Blurs Boundaries of Learning", from Chief Learning Officer

"...the effect social networks can have on employee development is fairly evident. Research has shown that when it comes to finding opportunities, individual's own attributes are less important than their relationships and ties with other people within various networks. And going back to the 70-20-10 rule, interaction with others produces about twice as much in the way of education as formal instruction.

The most interesting thing about social networks and their use in employee development is that the line between learning and interaction is starting to blur a little. Is there much of a difference between education and communication? Where does collaboration stop and learning begin?"

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