Social learning and collaboration tools are gaining popularity and importance in Learning Management Systems (LMS). Brandon Hall Group’s latest Social and Collaborative Learning Study found that about 85% of companies are at least experimenting with social learning tools and techniques. And lack of satisfaction with social learning tools on their current LMS was the second biggest reason companies considered a replacement, according to our 2015 LMS Trends survey.

In our latest HCMx Radio show, Jodi Harrison the VP of Business Development from TOPYX®, offers JPEG-1400-Pixel-HCMx-Logoher point of view on why these tools are gaining popularity, tips to consider for getting started, examples of different types of tools and their use, and how to track usability effectively. We also discuss the importance of these tools and the increased business impact that companies have demonstrated.

There are still many challenges facing organizations that are trying to deploy social learning initiatives. Many companies tell us that part of their struggle in getting started is their concern about relinquishing control to the learners themselves and uncertainty about how to measure this type of learning. We are launching new research on this early next year and will let you know what we discover. In the meantime, join us for our interview with Jodi Harrison. You can download it anytime at the HCMx Radio site.

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group

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Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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