Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS510 Sharing Ain’t Social: The Truth Behind Social Learning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 17



Social learning is the latest trend in eLearning and corporate L&D—for good reason. As organizations move from hierarchies to wirearchies and communities of practice become the new content management solution, building meaningful connections between colleagues is critical. However, most organizations are going about social learning the wrong way, and technology vendors aren’t helping by bolting on discussion forums and adding integrations into social media which are not enough to capture the benefits of social learning.

In this session, using the familiar jigsaw technique, you will work together in a group to discover the key to social learning—felt accountability. That is, as each group learns a topic, you’ll be motivated by accountability to yourself and your group. The session will go through several examples of successful social learning projects. You will leave with a clear understanding of how to correctly implement social learning within your organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What makes for authentic social learning
  • How to avoid common pitfalls of social add-ons
  • How to design training programs with social in mind, from the ground up
  • How to drive participation in a discussion forum, without begging
  • How to build communities of practice with every online training
  • How to engender felt accountability in online courses

Intermediate and advanced designers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Variety of eLearning tools, including course building tools, learning management systems, MOOC platforms, and social.

Greg Bybee

Vice President of Learning Products


Greg Bybee is the vice president of learning products at NovoEd, where he leads the product solutions, marketing, and learning experience design teams. His team is responsible for designing and building over 200 online programs for university and corporate partners. Previously, Greg built the product management function at Coursera and was a fellow at NewSchools Venture Fund. He also has experience at VMware, Microsoft, and McKinsey & Company.

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