Social networking & the workplace
JANUARY 18, 2013
What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. In this post, Clive Shepherd outlines four roles for social media in workplace learning (for further details please read his post!): Paul Adams summed the essential problem up nicely in “ Stop talking about “social ”. Social is not a feature.
Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.
WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD
MARCH 8, 2012
I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment. Do you want to provide a social space for your people?
The Web 3.0 Social Network
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2010
I couldn't resist re-posting this article which first appeared exactly a year ago, on April 1st 2009. hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. They fail to make optimum use of their social network because they don't know enough about its potential. social networking, right here, right now.
Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector
JUNE 17, 2012
It warms my heart to see my colleagues asking and answering questions, sharing web articles, crowdsourcing ideas, gathering feedback, praising team mates, comparing notes on where to buy the best coffee, and even whining a little. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. The results are summarised in the following graph. They must lead by example.
I Believe in the Value of Sharing
DECEMBER 31, 2014
As a workplace professional, I believe strongly in the value of sharing. I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. That’s true for the work community as well as in public networks.
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K.,
Google+ … Room for another social network?
JULY 22, 2011
Although Google+ is still in its early stages, its unique infrastructure – focused on distinguishing user groups – might be all that is needed for this network to rise above its competitors – including LinkedIn. His prediction is that Google+ will become a strong competitor in the market, and while Facebook will remain the dominant social network, they will co-exist.
14 Articles on MOOCs
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
An online phenomenon gathering momentum over the past two years or so, a MOOC integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a ?eld great article collection. Article: [link]. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalborg, Denmark. That undoubtedly will raise numerous hackles.
Article Review: “How the Best Onboarding Works: Does Your Process Measure Up?”
JUNE 27, 2016
In Stacy Lindenberg’s article for Learning Solutions Magazine, she cites research that 90% of new hires decide whether they’ll stay with a company in the first six months. What I learned from this article. Actively help new employees build social connections. Actively help new employees build social connections. But then what happens when they start work? My comments.
The Social Network and the Risks of Informal Learning Delivery
JANUARY 26, 2011
The movie The Social Network has been in the news this week — as it’s been for the last six months or so — for racking up eight Academy Award nominations. It’s a great film, and, as we’ve seen, great fodder for an ongoing conversation on peer networking and the entire nature of the world we live in today (as well as for debate on whether or not it was fair in its depiction of its subject: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg). After all, Zuckerberg used peer networking to quickly learn what he needed to know, but only did it to ace a test.
Social networking is king
JULY 6, 2009
In my previous article , I explored one of the principles to emerge from the recent AMPLIFY09 festival, namely “Everything big started small. Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. instructional design participatory culture social media
Social Network = Social Class?
OCTOBER 13, 2009
Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? recent study seems to indicate a resounding YES. Almost 38 percent of LinkedIn users earn more than $100,000 a year.
OCTOBER 2, 2007
I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. The article tells us that various players are adding social networking features to their sites: A broad array of online players, from major media companies like Viacom to e-commerce providers such as eBay, are adding networking features to their online destinations, letting users create detailed Web identities, connect with people over common interests, share content, and, above all, socialize. how is this new?
100 eLearning Articles and White Papers
APRIL 28, 2008
My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. Storyboards & eLearning (Pt. 1) " EduTech gEEks.We're a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25. just reached 100. Thought I'd share.
Best articles on working smarter
NOVEMBER 25, 2011
Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. It’s the network … - Harold Jarche , November 2, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. Just Jay
Article Summary: Leadership and Employee Engagement: the Essential Guide
MAY 23, 2016
About this article. The article cites CBI research that 80% of companies with higher levels of employee engagement see better productivity and 65% see improved customer satisfaction. The article offers three key points of advice: Management needs to connect with employees on a human level. What I learned from reading Raconteur’s Business Guide on Employee Engagement.
2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter
DECEMBER 28, 2012
Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration .
It’s Not Personal
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
When interacting with social media, we really ought to take this into consideration, both sending messages and interpreting them. Several articles have been written about how to do this well, yet missed meaning is still common. Changing Workplace Communication Social Learning Social Media Social Networking We can discuss it later.” Thanks for reading.
The catalyst to accelerated learning and performance
Lars is Learning
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
Here's my article just published on Trainingzone, recorded here for your comment. -- Lars Hyland explores how social tools can be harnessed to deliver a more engaging and effective learning experience. Tags: social networking blended learning TED social media performance support Jove The experiential divide between using online technology externally and internally within organisations Using the crowd to accelerate learning and innovation Three ways to.
Can social networks work within institutional walls?
Lars is Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2008
I had an interesting comment from Mark on my article on Applying Social Networking in the Workplace. This statement got me thinking: I think social networks within an organisation will become tremendously useful - think of the opportunities for knowledge sharing through the creation of pools of expertise across the organisation consisting of people who would otherwise be locked into some
Applying Social Networking in the Workplace
Lars is Learning
JANUARY 6, 2008
I wrote this article back in November for Learning Technologies magazine. I'm placing it here as a matter of record and to note that social networking tools are clearly important to accelerating the (effective) learning process. We are social animals by nature, so any technology that allows us to connect more efficiently and effectively with others will flourish
Social media extremism
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Since I wrote my article last week about critical theory , I have been more attuned to the messages being propagated by my peers. For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt. I see I’m not alone ( here and here ) in being a little less inclined. Good centuries-old social networking.
Social Networking in the Workplace
FEBRUARY 4, 2010
wrote my third article on the topic of social networking and there is so much buzzing around that theme that it is worth mentionning here. Jeanne Meister has published a short case study on Intel's use of social networking here focussing on its social media training programme that over 20,000 staff have now completed. You can look at it here.
T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning
OCTOBER 23, 2007
Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? The associated links: Learning and Networking With A Blog (T+D article) Today's PowerPoint Presentation ASTD homepage Webcast Archives T+D magazine website Learning Circuits Blog You might also want to look at my eLearning 2.0 and Learning 1.0 to Learning 2.0.
Social Networking Not Corporate Enough for Your Company?
SEPTEMBER 6, 2008
If you think that social networking is just a fad or is only good for social things like what album you like or what what book you are reading.but is not appropriate for work.think again. Some of the most sophisticated information analysis, exchange and monitoring agencies are using social networking software to make their information gathering process stronger and more meaningful. The social networking application is called A-Space. There was the question, 'Was that a dot that failed to connect?'
Facebook for e-Learning
NOVEMBER 7, 2010
At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. The new eFront come with a rich set of social tools that facilitate the social learning process together with an easy-to-use Facebook integration plugin ! See what they think! Thanks.
Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Social Networking Sites. There are many popular social networking sites available which provide an opportunity for learners and trainers to connect and learn together. It encourages learners to speak out more and share their views in the social space. Scholarly articles can be built together on the wiki, where the Trainer can guide the learners from time to time.
27 Books for L&D Folks.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
Workplace Learning/Training Social Media for Trainers Jane Bozarth. 25 Network/Web 2.0 26 Network/Web 2.0 Related articles 21st Century L&D Skills (charles-jennings.blogspot.com). The Social Media Cigarette Break (internettime.posterous.com). I have listed down a few books that have shaped my thinking over the last one year. Subject Title Author.
There Goes the Eye Medicine - Cisco's Big Move to Social Networking
JULY 9, 2008
and Social Learning in business. Amy Kucharik from IT Knowledge Exchange reported Cisco's John Chambers rallying speech on how Cisco is implementing Social Networking, in a rather massive way. Cisco's Collaboration Strategy: Adding Vision to Social Networking. She feels technology may not keep the integrity of the social interaction. Commercially viable.
10 Social Media Tools For Learning
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is an aggregate of many social media technologies in one platform. RECENT ARTICLES eLEARNING 2.0Audacity.
From Social Networking to Performance Widgets
JUNE 19, 2008
Gary VanAntwerp called my attention to this New York Times article At Social Site, Only the Businesslike Need Apply. The article caught my interest because it calls the attention to what LinkedIn plans to do to increase usage or interaction in their site. Microsoft, long covetous of rapidly growing social networking properties, is internally testing a service called TownSquare that allows employees of a company to follow one another's activities on the corporate network. The new services could help LinkedIn fend off some new competition.
Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners
The eLearning Coach
JANUARY 14, 2010
Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. Sharing knowledge and experience through informal networks is a motivating and natural way to learn. 10 Social Media Tools For Learning.
Finding the Social Core of Facebook Friends: Revisiting the Dunbar Number
MARCH 1, 2009
A recent Economist article discusses the relevance of Dunbar’s Number to friending in Facebook, and its relation to the size of social networks, especially networks of close friends. The article addresses a similar issue outlined in an earlier post here on the influence of influentials on Twitter, which focused on findings of a recent study by members [.]. Social Networks social media facebook friends social core social media marketing social network social networking twitter Web 2.0