So, I had the privilege of attending Elliot Masie's Learning 2007 as you may have noted from the last blog post.
I neglected to say it in my previous blog but there is something fundamentally wrong about being "lectured" about the wisdom of crowds! It was veritably shameful really. At one point, I had the mic in hand to make a comment and I was verbally trampled for 5 minuets as the guy kept on lecturing. Needless to say, I had no comment after that.
Well, if you want a recap of what went on, you can browse www.learning2007.com as well as http://www.learningwiki.com to get an idea.
So the questions are:
- What did I learn.
- How does it apply to what we discuss
My purpose for going what several fold. I, of course, went to support my job function, but as a personal goal, I went to really "test drive" the idea of Learning 2.0 with some real training professionals. Here is what I found.
- Training professionals have a great desire to capture and more so facilitate informal learning. You know that peer to peer over the cube stuff I talk about frequently.
- They are VERY scared about the retirement of the baby boomers and how that will impact their talent pools.
- Community and Knowledge Management, shockingly, are not necessarily connected. (I know they aren't quite the same but in Learning 2.0 they certainly complement one another)
- People loved our definition of Learning 2.0
- Few people are driving towards developing a full Learning 2.0 solution. Further more, those that are, are selling it poorly!
I'll put it to a vote. Should the next blog post talk about:
- The ideal learning 2.0 system.
- Using learning 2.0 to supplement / relieve the stress of baby boomer retirement?
- The challenges of getting people to use a learning 2.0 environment.
- Q/A about the Learning 2007 conference.