How using IBM learning circles is like eating at a New York deli
Many clients ask me how they can scale basic enablement on IBM tools and practices to achieve a minimum core competency without a lot of investment. Sometimes this involves thousands of users or a few who only need a self-paced introduction with minimum impact. This is the first of a two-part blog post on IBM
New York delis
New York is famous for its delis. They can be found on almost every corner in Manhattan and vary in their culinary focus. Delis provide individuals with easy access to a host of culinary treats throughout the day and night.
While each deli may have a theme or focus, the experience you can have is consistent across New York—they all provide a self-paced service where a plethora of choices is available.
NY delis are also social. You can collaborate through social media (for example, by using ratings in TripAdvisor or comments in Yelp) in order to see what others felt about their experiences, food and service in advance of your visit, while you are visiting and after you leave to ensure a successful eating experience and help others!
IBM learning circles
The learning circle offers targeted resources and guided learning activities chosen by subject matter experts that you can use to build your own learning roadmaps.
Social experience is relevant here too. The circles are designed to provide a tailored and collaborative learning experience to achieve a basic competency in our technologies and practices. During your experiences, you will interact with IBMers and other learners.
Here is a quick look at why a New York deli and an IBM learning circle are so similar!
Have you used IBM learning circles? Are you looking to gain a solid basic competency in IBM tools and practices? Post your comments below and look for my next blog post where I’ll explore the DevO