Slack Vs. Hipchat: Which Works Best for Informal Learning?

Full disclosure: At eLearning Mind, we love Slack. The platform allows us to easily talk between departments and helps to close the gap caused by having offices on opposite sides of the country. But we were also curious about Slack’s biggest competitor, Hipchat. When compared side-by-side, both have their pros and cons.

Both are methods for informal communication. Both make learning from colleagues easier than ever. But they might not be right for every business. Find out why informal learning and person-to-person communication is such a vital part of ELM culture.

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One of the benefits both Slack and HipChat have going for them is the sheer efficiency factor involved. In more formal methods of training, learners have to hold onto their questions until the appointed time. With informal methods, learners can ask the right question at the right time–no waiting.

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