7 Challenges to Social Learning Infographic
Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top challenges which hinder social learning from becoming a reality in organizations:
- Garnering support from seniors
Managers and executives may feel that formal training is the key to learning and hence hinder the development of an informal and dynamic social learning culture.
- Motivating employees
All employees may not be outspoken or confident about their ideas and thus not exchange them with others. They may simply be reluctant to make the extra effort that a culture change demands.
Social learning cannot be measured because it is all about learning from everyone around through discussions, observation and experience.
- Security issues
Firewalls, security and legacy system interface challenges may be major concerns when an enterprise-wide social learning project is launched.
- Providing bandwidth
Online social learning needs a fair share of bandwidth, especially the bandwidth-hungry activities like videos, teleconferencing, etc.
Some amount of monitoring of content must be done to ensure that employees do not go too much off track.
- Overcoming the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to design
Social learning elements when integrated into an LMS should be based on the audience.