Before the Internet, Google, and smartphones, there was the coffee machine—a place where employees gathered to converse and share advice. Today, it is a virtual coffee machine in a bottomless pit of information we call the Web. The thing is that it’s easy to get lost in this web that covers everything and anything! All of a sudden, you’re neck deep in cat videos (the new internet sensation) and stumbling upon confusing and outdated tutorials. A real time-waster, especially at a time when productivity is king, don’t you think?

As we can see, social learning has always existed. In the past, when you had trouble adding a pivot table in your Excel spreadsheet, you’d get up from your desk and walk over to the office Excel expert for help. Now, people have an incredible superpower: the power to generalise, publish, and perpetuate these learning interactions by creating and sharing these informal training sessions.

What we need to do now is organise all this social learning to save precious time and avoid sharing misinformation. The idea here is to create a virtual coffee machine; a place where your employees can create content themselves and share it with the entire company. This would structure a new kind of social learning that uses the new available technologies to its advantage (360° videos, virtual reality, automatic translation, etc.).

The time has come to get rid of your traditional teaching methods and hand over the reins to your employees. By setting up such a learning platform, you’ll be bringing together and involving all your employees in the training process. With a virtual coffee machine, employees can capture videos of ‘talent instances’ and share them with their colleagues Thanks to mobile technology, you can easily create and share knowledge.

Gold winner of the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for “Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology”, SkillCatch is the latest application of e-doceo, whose merger with Talentsoft was publicly announced in July 2016. SkillCatch allows you to capture your talents on video and share them on a free, online platform. Employees will be able to create real, ready-to-use training instances to effectively transmit specific expertise through educational video sequences that can be accessed at any time.


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