The main reason for the shift to E-Learning: To cut costs but research has proved that computer based instruction is actually also more effective than classroom based instruction when social learning is used. Here are some example of how this concept can benefit your organization. The social learning theory states that e-Learning is also much faster than traditional methods. British Telecom delivered virtual instruction to 23,000 employees in three months, at a cost of £5.9 million. If this training had been classroom based, it would have cost £17.8 million and taken 5 years (Taylor, 2002).
There are many options available to organizations when considering social learning tools. If it is to be combined with acorporate LMS, we argue that Google plus is the best tool to use to foster social learning. Google Hangouts is perfect for knowledge sharing as highlighted above, and with this great tool you can also: ~ Start video conferences in seconds with up to ten people. This can be done extremely quickly if you want to invite in a specific group already know. ~ Join meetings with a smartphone from anywhere making it very easy to get a “time and place” to suit everyone. ~ Watch a video from Youtube with others in the conference or can screen-share to watch a presentation simultaneously, look at a document from Google Docs, etc.
It was to create a concept of an online university where students could choose from a wide variety of courses; with full interaction amongst themselves. Below are the details of the project.