Zulfi Kureshi gave an interesting presentation on Technology Trends in Informal Learning (attached below). I was particularly interested to see how Deloitte uses Learning 2.0 tools internally and am thinking of how I can use them in our organization.
An example of using Learning 2.0 Technology is the ELC website runs on Drupal--a open source CMS that allows us to Blog, grab RSS feeds on a topic (News Clips), have Forums, and a shared calendar. All this for free. I remember when Intranets and shared knowledge sites cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
ExploreHR.org has an excellent presentation on ROI in Training. It talks about:
Thanks to all who organized, publicized, and worked to make this free (!) event possible. Greatly appreciated the efforts by the organizers and the presenters!
In the training industry, we are accustomed to the use of training to teach a skill that's necessary for a vocation or an avocation. I believe that there is going to be a dramatic increase in the use of training as a sales tool. Increasingly customers are tuning out advertisments--in a sense advertisements largely serve the needs of just the advertisers and not the customer.