The Truth About Social Learning and Training – An Interview with Marcia Conner


If you want to understand the world of social media there are hundreds of “experts” and “gurus” ready to jump at the chance to help you. But if you want to learn about how social media/networks impact your enterprise and it’s learning culture, there is only one…okay 2.  Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham have updated The New Social Learning and it’s better than ever. This second edition makes it more relevant to today’s fast paced digital enterprise and arms you with the information you need to make an informed decision about social learning.

I had a chance to talk with Marcia via skype.  We kept the conversation relatively short (13mins) but focused on the impact of social learning on the corporate training department and the instructional design work we do.

I think you’ll be surprised by Marcia’s answers to questions like these:

“If social learning takes off, what happens to the training department?”

“How does effective social learning effect the practice of instructional design?”

“What’s the ROI of Social Learning? How do we measure it?”.

And you’ll definitely want to watch until the very end as Marcia offers up an excellent book recommendation. (Hint: It’s not any of her own books)

You can find Marcia Conner on twitter @marciamarcia