Kineo discusses e-learning and social learning with Tony Karrer

Social learning is here, and working in some of the world’s leading organizations including HP. This and much more was discussed in Kineo’s recent interview with Tony Karrer, leading proponent of social and informal learning.

Kineo, the leading learning solutions company has long been a proponent of new approaches to informal and social learning. Kineo US CEO Steve Lowenthal caught up with Tony Karrer to discuss the latest developments in social and informal e-learning. Tony Karrer is Dr. Karrer is CEO of TechEmpower, a software, web and eLearning development firm based in Los Angeles and a key advocate in this space.

Some of the key insights from the interview:

  • We’ve moved passed the experimentation stage of informal learning, it’s happening now in some of the world’s leading organizations, and L&D need to get up to speed quickly on this
  • Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need to control it – supporting it is far more important. Putting structures in place is missing the point
  • Wikis can be a quick win route for getting informal learning underway, especially around product knowledge. If you’ve got SharePoint, you’ve got the technology

Kineo regularly uses Moodle, the open source LMS, as a means to foster social learning with clients including BP and BELL. Find out more about the services we can offer to support your informal learning here.

You can hear the interview in full here.