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Learning & Development: Social Learning

Did you know that we no longer know how to get to the moon? Really. NASA no longer has engineers who fully understand how we accomplished the moon landing. During the space race of the 1950s and 1960s, the fast pace of progress led to poor documentation about engineering that landed men on the moon. Now, with the prospect of revisiting the moon, NASA must reverse-engineer old parts from the Apollos program to figure out how to do it again. […]

Social Learning: Business (and Learning) is Social

We recently attended the Salesforce.com user conference—Dreamforce—in San Francisco. It was an enlightening event. Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, gave an excellent keynote called, "Business is Social." He highlighted the technology-based "social revolution" that is taking place in business. He included many case studies of Salesforce customers who are leading the way in this social revolution. For example, I found it fascinating that GE is bringing social media to machines! Humans being social with machines and machines being social with each other. These interactions are hard to imagine, but just think about how you use Siri on an iPhone today, now take that up a couple of notches. Tell your car where you want to go, take a picture of a house with your phone and get a loan approved in seconds, or even a pilot instant messaging with an aircraft engine. That is where it is going! […]

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