Social Learning: 3 Trends for 2012

According to the 2011 Training Industry Report from, total expenditures in training appear to be increasing. The amount spent on training jumped about 13% from 2010, including increases in overall training budgets and payroll, and spending on outside products and services.

social, learning, social learning, social media, training, gamificationWith organizations spending more toward training, it only makes sense they will want to know how to create more engagement and learning retention (aka “value”) within training programs.  I could see a social component emerging.

My latest post over at Mashable shares three trends in the area of social learning. The post features some great information about social learning from Tony Bingham, president and CEO of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). You’ll also read about social networking techniques and gamification. You can check out the post here.

Let me know your thoughts.  Is social learning the new trend in training?

Image courtesy of Mashable


  1. says

    I think it is really the new trend in training. Through social learning, a person will not only learn but also he can as well interact with the people in his society.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jade Tan
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