Social Learning and LMS: rivals or partners?

Roslyn, NY November 9, 2012. The latest in a series of thought leadership webinars hosted by leading global learning technologies innovator CERTPOINT Systems debates the issue “can social learning succeed alongside an LMS?”. Johanna Sadoudi, VITAMINDS founder and CEO and former Learning Development International Director at L’Oréal, joins David Wentworth, senior leading analyst Brandon Hall Group, to explore how social learning and LMS partner for real business impact.

The CERTPOINT complimentary webinar will see Sadoudi and Wentworth reveal how collaborative, informal social learning blends with the course and resource-based approach of LMS to support business growth.

Register today for this complimentary webinar on Wednesday November 14.

Comments Ara Ohanian, chief happiness officer and CEO CERTPOINT Systems. “To drive business growth, today’s learning and development organizations must consider all approaches to learning as complimentary and interconnected. We live and work in a socially connected world and people learn organically through conversation and dialogue — the new generation LMS ensures that tools are available to learners without the necessity of an e-learning course. Social learning and the new LMS generation are natural partners not rivals.”

Sadoudi will draw on real life examples of learning and her experience in industry — in her former role at beauty and cosmetics global giant L’Oréal she was responsible for introducing and deploying a learning management system to 60,000 people across over 45 markets.

Based on practical experience Sadoudi will examine:
• Do LMS and social learning clash?
• Why collaborative learning is worth embedding into workplace learning
• Five top tips for adding social learning to learning
• Measuring success – which metrics to choose?
• How to ensure that learners and managers are clear about collaboration

Register today for this complimentary webinar, sponsored by CERTPOINT Systems, to stay informed about technology essential to learning strategy both today and in the future.

Learning futurists VITAMINDS launched in 2012 to support companies with L&D change initiatives founded by CEO Johanna Sadoudi. With a career built on building global brands with learning and development, Johanna was most recently Learning Development International Director at l’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company. In this role, she pioneered and led the company’s learning practice transformation, supporting 180 plus Learning Professionals, across five continents. The result of this massive undertaking was a truly blended offer accessible to all L’Oreal employees no matter their job role or learning preference in support of the company’s business growth objectives.

Johanna’s career launched at TOTAL, one of the world’s major oil and gas groups, where she created the company’s first international blended learning program across more than 100 employees based in Nigeria, Angola, Argentina, Venezuela, Indonesia and France, for which she was awarded the TOTAL innovation award in 2004.

About CERTPOINT System Inc
CERTPOINT Systems is an award-winning global learning technologies innovator. Its all-in-one learning management systems are used by more than 1,200 organizations in 80+ countries and 40+ languages to manage performance, deliver knowledge and track business results.

Global leaders such as L’Oréal, Toyota, Honda and Stanley Black & Decker partner with CERTPOINT to arm employees and partners with the business-led knowledge they need to win and retain customers. The SaaS-based CERTPOINTVLS™ platform is multilingual and integrates authoring, reporting, mobile delivery and social collaboration tools into a single LMS and LCMS solution. It quickly drives productivity across the extended enterprise and deep into sales and service channels. CERTPOINTVLS is easy to use, rapid to deploy and cost effective.

Founded in 1996, CERTPOINT Systems has consistently developed and evolved the CERTPOINTVLS platform to provide clients with cutting-edge tools that incorporate the most recent developments in the rapidly changing online learning environment. Please visit the company at

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