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Two emerging paradigms in the workplace learning field are becoming critical to success---social media and full-source learning evaluation. Work-Learning Research's President, Dr. Will Thalheimer is engaged in a research project to uncover how social media can most effectively be measured---as it relates to workplace learning-and-performance. This research survey is part of that effort.

All responses will remain confidential.

The final report will be made available to the public for free and you will be notified first of the report's availability (if you want to be so notified).

Thanks in advance for your thoughtfulness and input.

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DEFINITIONS

SOCIAL MEDIA are technology-based tools that enable people to communicate with each other, learn from each other, and help each other. Examples include wikis, blogs, micro-blogging like twitter, social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn, etc., and the enterprise-focused analogs that organizations use internally.

FULL-SOURCE LEARNING EVALUATION is learning measurement that looks at all the factors that influence learning-to-performance results, not just the training factors that we typically measure. So, in addition to measuring learner responses, learning, performance, and results; full-source learning evaluation also measures remembering, prompting mechanisms, on-the-job learning, performance supports, etc.
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