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From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

February 23, 2012 14:30 by Ann Pace

(From Jane's Pick of the Day) -- Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I changed the title of my main blog from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! Let me explain.

Despite the fact that numerous studies have shown that most workplace learning takes place outside training - the term “learning” is for many people still synonymous with training. They simply don’t realize (or value the fact) they are learning (ie acquiring new knowledge and skills) every day in everything they do – because they have been conditioned to believe that learning only happens in a classroom or an online course – that involves studying or memorization – and when a teacher is involved.

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