Social drives a new set of skills – not what you know but can you find the expert who knows? #ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ibmconnect

November 29, 2012

Interesting thought that came up today in discussion on Social in Education.

Is Social completely changing the “value” of skills?   For instance, it used to be that the value was on what you knew.  Classes focused on memorizing data, and reading lots of data.

Today, with smart mobile and social sites, it seems to have shifted to can you find the data?  Do you know the right expert to ask?  Do you know the right questions to ask?

Thoughts?  And if you agree, how does this change the way we educate?

One comment

  1. The added challenge is being able to discern and validate the real experts and trusted resources.. How can you virtually figure out the truth behind the profile? For instance, endorsements on LinkedIn just seem to be a surperficial skill poll. Many just click on the endorsement to gain attention of the profile owner.

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