Sharing knowledge not only helps you to learn from others and exchange ideas, but is essential for enabling change. It allows new research and evidence to be more easily spread and to make its way into practice more quickly.
Learning, particularly in health and social care, is a fundamentally social act. It's about our experiences, perceptions and connections in communities and networks and how these collectively shape the things that we know.
When thinking about social learning and sharing knowledge, it's easy to focus on social media. But these tools simply add another avenue for the social nature of learning to show itself.
Understanding how the social structures and networks we move in, whether real or virtual, can be supported to connect people in meaningful ways to enhance learning helps you to maximise the benefits of social learning.
Use the sections below to explore the tools available to help you share knowledge and information.