The main reason for the shift to elearning, is to cut costs but research has proved that computer-based instruction is actually also more effective than classroom-based instruction when social learning courses g are used. Here are some examples of how this concept can benefit your organization. The social learning theory states the importance of e-Learning and why it is also much faster than traditional methods.
British Telecom delivered virtual instruction to 23,000 employees (about the seating capacity of Madison Square Garden) 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 a corporate 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 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.
Revolutionize Your Learning Experience: Paradiso’s Social Learning Platform Has Got You Covered
At Paradiso Solutions a client approached us to turn their LMS into a social learning platform. We explained the advantages of Google plus and they decided to go for it. Here is what we did and its short study case. Our Moodle customization team created a bridge enabling direct connectivity from the client’s Moodle site to every registered student’s Google+ account. Our client wanted to consolidate the functionality of these two sites and overcome communication barriers as well as facilitating the appropriate tools provided by Google.