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Much of the learning we do is social

Advice from an experienced leader, or watching a colleague demonstrate best practice can have a significant impact on an individual and their ability to perform better.

According to McCall's 70:20:10 learning model, as much as 90% of learning is through social and experiential interventions. That figure is often debated, but it seems clear that significant value can be gained by providing point-of-need access to experts and sharing experiences for the benefits of others.

Social learning

LEO has a wealth of experience supporting informal and social learning approaches to create a flourishing knowledge network. We support clients from initial strategy design through to providing the tools and interventions required to fully embed social learning.

Staff adoption is critical to the success of any social learning initiative – people need to understand the value of social learning and feel comfortable sharing their insights. We’ll work with you to develop learning engagement campaigns to promote this understanding.

Meet our expert

I first came across the field of learning technologies while at London University in 1982. I've been hooked ever since. After various jobs with Channel 4, Video Arts and ​Epic, ​I figured I must know as much about the learning tech space as anyone. So in 1989 I founded LINE.​ Little realising that I also needed to know something about running a business!​

​So I learnt 'on the job' and must have done something right, because we managed to survive for 25 years, growing to a business of more than 80 people and winning the award for 'Outstanding contribution to the industry' both as an individual and as a company.

In 2014, ​I sold LINE to ​LTG and joined the board. Following the formation of LEO through the merger of LINE and Epic, ​I now ​spend my time defining the company’s strategy​​ and working with our clients. ​

For me this is about a 'coming of age'. In today's market, our clients need to get much broader strategic results from learning innovation and the use of learning technology. While the last 25 years have been hugely enjoyable and rewarding, my ambition now is to prove that we can do this at a scale and impact not yet seen!

My passion is in working out ways for practical large-scale transfer of learning, knowledge management and communications in large organisations. This has been a career-long quest and it still feels like we are only just starting to scratch the surface of the potential for the innovative and strategic use of learning technologies.