I thought I’d offer up one additional clip from my Great Ideas presentation on social learning to go along with my post earlier this week on embracing social learning. In this one (which runs about 2 minutes), I argue that most of us aren’t all that attuned to building and leveraging personal learning networks.
Yes, we use social media, and yes, we are almost always learning while using those networks, but few of us make a conscious, active effort to cultivate personal learning as part of our ongoing professional development. Why? One key reason is that it’s simply not how we learned to learn when we were growing up – and the habits of childhood follow us through life.
Bottom line – I think there is a tremendous opportunity for associations that work diligently to empower their members as social learners (and see my previous post for some of my thoughts on how to do this).
P.S. – Be sure to download our free report on Social Learning Trends in the Association Space.