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The Gamification Of SAP

Upside Learning

Came across this really interesting article about gamification at SAP. SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe is saying “If I look at how my kids are consuming software, if it’s not desirable immediately, they throw it away. Definitely worth a read. Can you imagine what happens to your IT landscape when these people come into business?&#. How are you doing it?

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SAP To Buy SuccessFactors: Major Shift In Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

This weekend SAP announced plans to acquire SuccessFactors for approximately $3.4 billion (almost 10X 2011 revenues). Why did SAP acquire SuccessFactors? The big message from SAP is cloud computing. SAP has a stated goal to generate $20 billion in the cloud by 2015, and SAP management sees SuccessFactors as a key to this strategy. Jury is out. 5.

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. So without much ado, here are Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2011 from our blog as determined by you, our readers. The Gamification Of SAP. One week into the New Year it’s the right time to look back on the year gone by. Read them. Reflect on them. March.

My Conversation with Paul Sparta: Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today I had a chat with Paul Sparta , the founder of Plateau and one of the key product leaders at SuccessFactors and now SAP. As a result of the acquisition, the SuccessFactors and Plateau teams now have thousands of SAP customers to work with, and they feel that their job is to slowly but openly build product plans to make sure these customers are successful.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. a.k.a.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. Thus, your competition expands: Large size vendors such as Saba, Cornerstone On Demand, SumTotal, Taleo, SuccessFactors – recently acquired by SAP. My take is that some systems with such features, perceive there is a market of those who are not interested in such solutions from Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft, Lawson or Workday. will admit it is one of the most disappointing features that failed to deliver in 2011. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. Brainstorming?

9 Essential Elements for Fun in Games

Upside Learning

Then there are those games that don’t have sophisticated visual appeal, appear simple in mechanic but are still spell-binding and sap hour and hours of one’s time due to their fun and addictive game-play. I’ve been obsessing about the design of games lately and have attempted to study some of the patterns of good games. As I saw in Patapon, a simple layered 2D approach can work very well.

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Cloud Power: SAP Acquires SuccessFactors

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP has spent a decade trying to create a software-as-a-service solution, primarily to attract mid-market companies. The acquisition of SuccessFactors may address that gap if SAP elects to integrate these two SaaS product sets. SAP has stoppers in many suits. Business One for small companies, All-in-One for larger mid-market companies that seek on-premise solutions, and SAP ERP for the large enterprises through which it has made its name globally. Initially they largely failed: Business ByDesign proved too little too late. The Right Size for the Right Market.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.  We All Did. The rules really come down to common sense. What did you do?

Eye on the future

Learning with e's

Below is my keynote abstract for the C-SAP Showcase in Birmingham. C-SAP is the Higher Education Academy subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, and it's in it's eleventh and final year of existence. Birmingham Technology education C-SAP learning George Orwell futureThe future of learning will be. How much can we shape our own futures? Unported License.

AutoTweet notes from your presentation, while you present #autotweet #backchannel

Dont Waste Your Time

So, if you’re interested in this too, you’ll need the AutoTweet tool, which is free and easy to download from here: PowerPoint AutoTweet (SAP 2.0). You don’t have to install any other of the SAP 2.0 It is not the same as being there, but it is still extremely useful. You can always revoke the application access from Twitter settings afterwards if you want. YouTube

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Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

This reminds me of a session I attended on emotional intelligence at the eLearning Guild ‘s Learning Solutions 2011 conference last month. This shift in leadership style can be characterized as moving from the “Do as I say&# leader to the “Let’s work together to find the best solution&# leader.  Leaders Of course, when I saw this question, I had to try to answer it.

Gamification in Workplace Learning: The Role of Play

Social Learning

For several projects where it was imperative that users practice and become comfortable with SAP prior to the system going live, I designed a kind of sweepstakes program to help the process along. This month, the Learning Circuits Blog is back with its first “real” big question since Tony Karrer took a break from managing the blog. Yes, it does.

Profile of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

revamped banking system based on SAP. For this profile we turn to Rob Bartlett from Farm Credit in Canada. Rob has achieved success by integrating formal and informal learning activities in pursuit of clear strategic business objectives. The company has 1500 employees based in more than 100 offices across the country, with 600 based at the head office and around 1000 customer-facing.

Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Social Learning

The stability and salary of a “regular&# job became more appealing and I quickly found myself employed by a consulting firm focused on SAP training and change management, while still doing some theatre on the side of course. For more than a decade in the late part of the last century (I get a kick out of saying that) my life was theatre. Lesson 1 – Active Listening.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Social Learning

Train Your Client On Training January 31, 2011 Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace February 21, 2011 Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training May 3, 2011 Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career November 15, 2010 eLearning Review: A Module for the National Security Arena October 15, 2010 Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S.

Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

revamped banking system based on SAP. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. For this profile, we turn to Rob Bartlett, from Farm Credit in Canada. Rob has achieved success by integrating formal and informal learning activities in pursuit of clear strategic business objectives. learning architects

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Social Learning

by Andrea on February 23, 2011 in social learning The other night I attended a lecture at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? Fascinating stuff.  And some of the other recent advances in this area? Blog this! Properly d.

Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ

Social Learning

One is a large international food manufacturer for whom I’ve designed and developed many SAP training programs over the past decade. How do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? As I considered this question, my thoughts kept returning to two of my long-term clients. These sites are application specific and, when necessary, reside outside the corporate firewall.  This

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User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

SAP’s LMS. but cannot figure out what the “url address bar’ means or is located OR you are an expert in numerous SAP modules, but cannot figure out how to use formulas in Excel. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Poor or non-existent user intuitiveness/interfaces. Culprits.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years.  Capture the attention of the target population of users within the enterprise. 

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Elephants of HR Software Enter the Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Now, starting in 2011 and 2012, the elephants from the markets of core HR have arrived - and they plan to come in and start making the party a lot messier. While the user experience is not as sexy or exciting as some of the newer players, the offering is a "complete HCM solution" similar to what Oracle, SAP, Workday, Lawson, and other ERP providers are offering.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

Business software company SAP AG employs a variety of games, including one modeled after a golf game that assigns sales leads and environmental challenges that award points for tasks like carpooling, says Mario Herger, senior innovation strategist, at SAP in Palo Alto, Calif. Titled “ Companies Adopt Gaming Techniques to Motivate Employees ” it is reproduced below.  LiveOps Inc.,

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Unfortunately in my world…

Tayloring it

… a significant number of the technologies mentioned in the recent blog post ‘ Tools to look out for in 2011 ‘ are already dead in the water; allow me explain why. Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2011. Unfortunately for most parties involved we ‘kind of’ have an LMS, I say unfortunately because it is a SAP based solution. Uncategorized 201

How to use SharePoint to track annual competency tests: Part 1 – Lists

SharePoint and Assessment

SAP LSO). How do you ensure that your employees know and understand key policies and regulations? For a lot of organizations, the answer is to have employees take a test or exam each year. Taking a test is a reliable way of checking understanding – more reliable than simply tracking training or checking people have read documents.  Here is one way to do this in a SharePoint list. 1.

Workday 14: Amazing Enterprise Software for HR

Learning on the Leading Edge

After many years of R&D and evangelism, now Workday expects its 2012 revenues to be around $300 Million (2011 around $150M) and the company is growing at nearly 100% per year. Today there are around 23 customers using Workday Financials, and the company wants that number to grow to establish its clear parity with Oracle and SAP. Fig 2: Navigation and Analytics Embedded.

Preview of HR Technology Conference 2011

Learning on the Leading Edge

Oracle, SAP, Workday, Ultimate, ADP, Lawson, and other ERP vendors are now selling talent management software. Here it is the even of the HR Technology Conference - and we eagerly await dozens of news releases, product introductions, tweets, and announcements of exciting new technologies in the areas of talent management, recruiting, HR management, and more. think you'll be amazed.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

suspect the annual Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) event in Las Vegas next week will have far fewer tech OEMs wading into the tablet pool as compared with January 2011. According to Bersin & Associates, 2011 already saw several of the tier one Talent Management vendors actively engaged in expanding their market reach and the portfolio offerings through strategic acquisitions and mergers and these moves make the resulting companies far more attractive acquisitions to the larger enterprise software whales that rule their respective oceans. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream.

What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, Day 1

SharePoint and Assessment

Andreas manages the EMEA Power Utilities sector for Microsoft, and this was an insightful session explaining some of the value utilities companies get from SharePoint – including how it can expose SAP information – taking SAP data into SharePoint and then into Office. A key benefit of SharePoint is that it allows you to visualize data, and he showed some dashboards utility companies use.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

In this 2011 edition, we added a more lucid description of workscapes, streamlined the social learning chapter, updated the cheat sheets, and included a glossary. SAP Developer Network (SDN)    363. We just cut the price of the eBook to $12. eBook , $12. Paper, $24. By Charles Jennings, Harold Jarche, ?Clark Clark Quinn, Jane Hart & Jay Cross. Excerpt. Workscapes. Contents.

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Talent Management Software - Yes, It's Still Hard to Select the Right Solution

Learning on the Leading Edge

So now the biggest software companies in the world (Oracle, SAP, ADP, IBM) are in this market. The talent management software marketplace is now more than ten years old, yet it is still a daunting task to select the right solution. This market is both consolidating and expanding at the same time - and let me explain why. History of the Space. Integrated Suites and HRMS Vendors.

Salesforce.com to Acquire Rypple: Major New Entrant to Cloud-Based Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

This, of course, likely thrills Salesforce - which is a company which sees itself as a leader in Cloud applications and aspires to compete directly with Oracle and SAP in the coming years. Salesforce takes part in the "holy war" which is waging between Oracle and SAP for enterprise software. What is Rypple ?

The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

Social Learning

Train Your Client On Training January 31, 2011 Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace February 21, 2011 Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training May 3, 2011 Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career November 15, 2010 eLearning Review: A Module for the National Security Arena October 15, 2010 Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S.

Five classifications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

There are lots and lots of Learning Management Systems (LMS) on the market. From my observation, I have categorised LMS based on the business motivation to create and offer them to the market: LMS that are part of a larger ERP system (e.g. These LMS appear almost an afterthought, an ‘add on’ to the massive database that ERP systems create. In my experience they are characterised by complex, clunky functionality for both administrators and end users. The purchase decision is often made by the people in charge of the ERP system itself. LMS that are part of a suite of HR Systems (e.g.

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What is the state of Instructional Design/ers in India?

The Writers Gateway

Technical Writing becomes a part of Instructional Design because most Instructional Designers today work on SAP training modules or any other technology related training material. I was busy last two months and that’s one main reason, I have kept away from this blog. This month is better and I have been catching up with some of my friends and fellow Instructional Designers. A  short discussion with my fellow Instructional Designers on the state of Instructional Design/Instructional Designers in India prompted me to write this post. mean people who develop training material.

Seeing is Believing – InfoGraphics

eLearning Brothers

SAP Salary Survey. Most online courses have toooooo much text. I’m a huge fan of info-graphics. Whenever I travel I like to look at the front page of USA Today. There is always an info-graphic that shares some information. It could be something about oil production and gas prices or dogs owners and where they live. Google API and Developer Tools. Swine Flu Vaccination. Twitter Users.

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SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

In our LMS 2011 research we show that before this acquisition SumTotal had 9% total market share in the LMS market, and now with this acquisition grows its market share to 12.5%. The only major players left in the enterprise LMS market are Plateau , Saba, Oracle, SAP, CornerstoneOnDemand , Taleo/Learn.com, and Blackboard. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

In our LMS 2011 research we show that before this acquisition SumTotal had 9% total market share in the LMS market, and now with this acquisition grows its market share to 12.5%. The only major players left in the enterprise LMS market are Plateau , Saba, Oracle, SAP, CornerstoneOnDemand , Taleo/Learn.com, and Blackboard. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.

I love SharePoint, so I love to answer questions

SharePoint and Assessment

This is Berlin, SAP heartland. How do SAP and SharePoint work together? There is a very interesting joint application – Duet Enterprise, which lets you connect SharePoint to SAP Netweaver – and lets you expose SAP data to SharePoint users. Thanks to sharepointszu for this lovely title quote. feel I’ve learned far more about SharePoint than I can ever retain! Don’t try.

Workday 14: Amazing Enterprise Software for HR

Learning on the Leading Edge

After many years of R&D and evangelism, now Workday expects its 2012 revenues to be around $300 Million (2011 around $150M) and the company is growing at nearly 100% per year. Today there are around 23 customers using Workday Financials, and the company wants that number to grow to establish its clear parity with Oracle and SAP. Fig 2: Navigation and Analytics Embedded.

A practical guide to creating learning screencasts: part 3 – using desktop tools

Onlignment

There are also much higher-end performance support tools as well as applications designed specifically to support screencasting for ERM systems such as SAP and Siebel. In  part 1 of this guide, we looked at the arguments for screencasting. In  part 2 , we examined how best to work with simple, online, all-in-one-take tools. Choose a tool. What you can do with these tools. Start with a plan.

Two Noteworthy Game News Items

Kapp Notes

… it took players a matter of days to come up with models that were solid enough for researchers to translate into scientific rendering of the protein. 2) Forbes published an article about the “ Gamification of SAP ” the large software program used to run all types of organizations from university systems (like mine) to manufacturing to healthcare. The article states: One method that has worked is for SAP to create experimental applications designed to enhance everyday SAP functions. Lead-in-One” is a good example of this. Games

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How SharePoint and Assessments helped the Tooth Fairies one Christmas – a holiday tale

SharePoint and Assessment

The Reindeer was keen for the Fairies to join Santa in using SAP ( check out Forbes magazine who leaked Santa’s use to us mortals ). Did you know the Fairies use SharePoint? Here’s a story about how SharePoint and Assessments came in handy one Christmas. Only the very best Fairies who leave Fairy University are appointed as Tooth Fairies. She knew she had to do something, but what?

How SharePoint and Assessments helped the Tooth Fairies one Christmas – a holiday tale

SharePoint and Assessment

The Reindeer was keen for the Fairies to join Santa in using SAP ( check out Forbes magazine who leaked Santa’s use to us mortals ). Did you know the Fairies use SharePoint? Here’s a story about how SharePoint and Assessments came in handy one Christmas. Only the very best Fairies who leave Fairy University are appointed as Tooth Fairies. She knew she had to do something, but what?

The Amazing HR Technology Conference

Learning on the Leading Edge

This conference (October 3-5, 2011) is by far the biggest and most educational place to go to learn about HR technologies of all shapes and sizes. By the time this conference takes place, we will also have our 2011 Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research ready, and I plan to introduce some of the findings in this meeting. And Bill has invited many more.