Many organizations and education institutions entering the New Year are seeking significant changes in instructional models and improvements in employee skills to achieve 2013 organization goals. Social Learning Communities have emerged as a primary strategy to achieve these goals.

Check out this short video about how social learning can remove barriers caused by space, place and time, while increasing collaboration and results.


35 percent of organizations are actively encouraging and making time for social and informal learning, and 52 percent of organizations are unblocking and leveraging social networks to support learning, according to a recent study.

Cisco leverages a variety of tools and communities to help our customers, partners and employees realize the benefits of social learning. A prime example of this is the Cisco Learning Network, a comprehensive, worldwide social-learning community that has engaged millions of users in more than 270 nations around the world.

The Cisco Learning Network represents a fundamental shift in Cisco’s strategy to engage and support learners seeking to enhance their IT careers through Cisco Certifications. The site was developed to serve as a meeting place for social learning and is a community resource designed to reinforce the skills and competencies it takes to achieve Cisco certification. A platform to create and strengthen relationships, reinforce knowledge and foster career growth, the Cisco Learning Network is leading to a more collaborative approach to IT education that addresses the challenges and opportunities of the networked economy.

To learn more, please visit http://www.ciscolearningnetwork.com


Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Vice President and General Manager

Cisco Services