STP106 Content to Context: Retooling Learning Technology for Today’s Workplace
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Tuesday, March 27
Expo Hall: Tools & Platforms Stage
All too often, learning technologies are disconnected and used in isolation. For example, you may use one set of solutions to author content, which is then deployed in another solution to be consumed and managed. To then connect those learning opportunities to performance measures requires still another solution. It’s hard to identify the most important connection: where it all fits with your day-to-day, on-the-job experiences.
This session will explore ways in which the guided exchange of expertise among colleagues using today’s social business systems can replace yesterday’s learning management systems. Learn the potential impact of viewing skill acquisition through the lens of context rather than content. See how to integrate the learning function and the associated solutions seamlessly into day-to-day work. Finally, learn about the opportunity to simplify technology infrastructure in favor of solutions that tap into the wellspring of co-workers’ expertise.
In this session, you will learn:
- How online communities of practice can have enough strategic and business value to pay for themselves
- How to embed learning where work is performed, redefining the meaning of a “course”
- Why acquiring new knowledge and skills in context is so much more effective than using traditional, structured learning
- How to leverage user-generated content and peer-to-peer relationships to create more effective, less costly learning opportunities
Intermediate managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.) with online learning experience (e.g., as an instructional designer, facilitator, or participant).
Technology discussed in this session:
SmarterPath, Jive, and Microsoft Office 365.
Sr. Learning Consultant
Stan Jeffress is a senior learning consultant at Pokeshot. With more than 15 years’ experience in the learning and development field, Stan has worked in various roles such as LMS administrator, project manager, consultant, and instructor. He also used this experience to work as a freelancer before joining Pokeshot. Stan’s role includes assisting clients with social learning strategy development, managing SmarterPath integrations, providing sales support, and contributing to product innovation.