- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On October 19, 2012
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- applicant hiring system, future of recruiting, new applicant tracking, talent management system
Training and development methods often change with how people really interact in the real world. There was a time that multimedia learning was at its peak so training came up with learning modules that came in CD-ROMS. When teleconferencing was made practical, organizations also adopted these into their training interventions allowing them to train remotely. Today in the midst of the web 2.0 revolution, people are learning to connect better online and maximize the massive amount of information sources. People collect and share content, comment, provide insights, and create content from the interaction. This provides a new platform for learning and can change the way how learning is passed on, processed, and enriched on the job. Enter the personal learning environment.
What is PLE?
Personal learning environment is also called e-learning 2.0. It has very distinct features and these are:
-Users set their own goals in learning
– Users manage the process of their learning and the content that they want to cover
-Users communicate, share, and interact (both content and process) with other learners. It is web 2.0 with intentional learning in mind.
PLE allows people to learn at their own pace and around the context of their interests. For organizations that value creativity at the job this is a powerful learning tool that allows people to follow the trail of their interests and capitalize on that in their search for varied information. The exciting part about PLE’s is its ability to let people collaborate. Professionals can connect according to their functions and can provide inputs for other people in the network. The thing is people love to learn from other people, from their peers that they consider an expert in their field. Learning is maximized and passed on fast!
The virtual world of PLE and its corporate applications
PLE platforms can be in the form of computer software or an online portal that allows people to have personal virtual spaces where they can drag in collected information from various sources. This space becomes a playground of ideas, of associated information that is aligned with the interests of the users. Imagine these personal spaces to be connected to a network that allows likeminded people to share information and learning. It is like a Facebook account that is basically designed for learning. Organizations can tap into PLE, allowing their engineers, salesmen, support groups, and IT professionals to collaborate. Imagine the quantum learning gained from these personal learning environments. Training does not end on passing information, it also allows for refinement of concepts and ideas, and giving top talents a chance to share their take and make their competency a source of inspiration for better processes.
PLE and training and development
Training managers can be at the very center of personal learning environment. They can simply plant a learning concept and allow people to consume it, share similar concepts, integrate other sources of related ideas, and give them time to collaborate and learn from each other. What you get is a formalized informal learning avenue that reaps a lot of new content – user-generated that is – reflective of the very people that needs that chunk of information. No one is a passive learner anymore. Everybody learns in the process, including the organization as a whole.
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