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Making collaborative work work

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? Here’s an observation from Ross Mayfield , founder of SocialText, in 2007: But I’ll also make one argument, about how the change in tools may be deterministic for changing culture and about cultural spillover.  How do you get from here to there? ”  ~ Pablo Picasso.

Collaboration: It’s Not About Technology, It’s About the Culture

Learn and Lead

I got a chance to talk about how companies can use technology internally to collaborate and share more effectively. Email is the most commonly used collaborative tool. Unfortunately it is also perhaps the worst tool for open collaboration in an organization. You can only collaborate with people you send the email to. Collaboration 3.0

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Tools I Use

Marcia Conner

During each I was asked about some of the tools I use personally to get the most from social media–and ultimately learn as much as I can. Because the names flew by fast, here’s a recap of the tools that I use personally and some additions I didn’t have a chance to mention. I've made bold links to the primary social tools that I use. learn from it every day!

Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Social networking tools have transformed our lives. And these tools do things we could never do before. Most IT departments have developed a social infrastructure strategy and are buying enterprise-wide collaboration systems. But while these tools are in place, most of our clients tell us they are not widely used for HR or L&D applications yet. Which makes sense.

Twitterbursts

Marcia Conner

It’s all about the tools, and it’s not about the tools. Why else would so many call the slew of social messaging tools revolutionary ? Consumer-facing Twitter and corporate-ready Socialtext Signals , Socialcast , and   Yammer (to name a few) are noteworthy, evolutionary, and crazy cool. photo credit: Beautiful Tools, geishaboy500 ]. Up, dada.

Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape

The Learning Generalist

I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Mark's focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation's culture. So it's quite pointless to use new tools in an old fashion. cool thing Mark mentions -- social media is not about the tools, it's about the people. fashion. Web 2.0

LSG Webinar - Choosing the right social and collaboration platform for learning

The Learning Generalist

Today's LSG webinar is by Jane Hart , one of the world’s leading experts in social and collaborative learning. Will it be an enterprise wide social and collaboration platform? Don says that Ning is great for bulletin board style stuff but not project collaboration. 3. I'll take a look Platform2 - Socialtext Socialtext is an enterprise class social learning platform.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wanna new job? How about CEO at SocialText?

Mark Oehlert

How about CEO at SocialText? Today Im invoking themost powerful inflection point I can for Socialtext. It is time for Socialtext to be taken to the next level,and for that, I want to openly recruit the CEO 2.0 for Socialtext." How about CEO at SocialText? Well, Ross Mayfield certainly knows how to stir things up. solutions." Good job Ross. del.icio.us

Here are 6 Social Learning Platforms you can enable 'On-Demand'

The Learning Generalist

If all you want to do is create a walled garden where along with your course resources, you can provide students an opportunity to have discussions, collaborate using blogs, wikis and collective databases, you're better off using one of the modern LMS's such as Moodle. There's one thing that's always annoyed me about SocialText though. Just like that - at the click of a button. Ready?

Wikinomics - Pushing Collaboration - NorthStarNerd.Org

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Main | Wikipedia Harvard Business School Case Study » January 30, 2007 Wikinomics - Pushing Collaboration Everyone should download and listen to the Optimize magazines podcast interview with the author of Wikinomics , Don Tapscott. The wiki is from SocialText. collaborative tools in the corporate environment. The book, Wikinomics, comes with a wiki!

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. Collaboration is the key to success in both working and learning; they usually take place simultaneously. Richer cross-department contamination and collaboration. The tools of the social web are in constant flux. Where do I post my profile?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Get Your Free WikinomicsChapter from Social Text

Mark Oehlert

Second, lets assume you have or maybe you havent and you want a free taste; either way - head over to Socialtext and pick up your free copy of Chapter Nine: The Wiki Workplace. After you finish reading that chapter, then head over to Wikinomics Wiki (powered by Socialtext). want to switch but did you actually try to make it hard? Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

Experimenting with Social Software Just Got Easier

Learning on the Leading Edge

Here is some potentially welcome news for any individual training departments out there (or small businesses) who have considered diving into enterprise social software for social and collaborative learning or otherwise, but have held off so far due to financial contraints. SocialText has tried to solve this issue by making as much of the functionality visually managed as possible.

Experimenting with Social Software Just Got Easier

Learning on the Leading Edge

Here is some potentially welcome news for any individual training departments out there (or small businesses) who have considered diving into enterprise social software for social and collaborative learning or otherwise, but have held off so far due to financial contraints. SocialText has tried to solve this issue by making as much of the functionality visually managed as possible.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. However, a few things struck me: A big reason for the survey was to get people to think about where these tools might make sense.

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Elearning Guild Webinar - 101 - Social Media in e-Learning: Ur Doin' It Right

The Learning Generalist

So what social media tools do people use? So at a really low cost, you now have a very powerful community that continuously collaborates usefully. Case Study #3 Tandem Learning Tandem - Koreen's company is a small organisation that needed to share and collaborate on multiple client projects with nationally dispersed employees. Here's Mark's map from the tool. Think big.

Collecting Knowledge and Learning - 02/24/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

It's information collaboration - Newsday. Wikis are all about collaboration, so it perhaps is no surprise that the authors of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything , have set up a wiki, Wikinomics wiki , to go with the best-selling book. In keeping with the wiki tradition, the Wikinomics wiki, hosted by Socialtext, lets its readers have the final say. Tools In Business - InformationWeek. most business collaboration and information sharing remains mired in endless e-mail strings and scheduled conference calls. Research firm Gartner Inc.,

#iel12 Teaching and Learning Lab

In the Middle of the Curve

Part of their process Questions come in waves - Darrell Hitton - eReader research + Pointing them to their own research (teaching them to help) They developed dashboard to measure performance (they are measuring business collaborations, demos, formal training, leadership meetings, other and total events. Not stable enough - SocialText - collaborative environment, developer intensive and did not accommodate business processes. More consistent process for getting product through They also are a place where people doing courseware development - which tool should I use?

Dion Hinchcliffe’s Pragmatic Enterprise 2.0

Jay Cross

today announced an alliance with Socialtext and Asuret called Pragmatic Enterprise 2.0. Though the tools themselves are usually easy to acquire, creating the right environment for demonstrable success is much more challenging. Already have tools? A thriving social network is the backbone of social learning in the enterprise. Pragmatic Enterprise 2.0 We can work with those too.

Both sides now

Jay Cross

I was reading the collaboration section of a magazine geared to IT professionals when I came upon an article titled Cat-Herding Nightmare. collaboration tools are irresistible to end users: They’re easy to set up and use and can be accessed from anywhere. Possible solution: Get the knock-off versions of web tools provided by IBM, EMC, BEA, and Microsoft. Mayday!

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T+D - Untitled Article

T+D

Emergent learning YahooGroups, Groove Or Socialtext Wiki: My Personal Impressions. Robin Good compares and contrasts the tools as he works collaboratively with people across long distances. Best you might've missed Happy weekend, all. Here are this week's picks. Traditional business/training Organizing for Performance: How BP Did It. BP pulled off some amazing feats. Read this article now, and then in March read T+D 's training-focused take on the company, "BP Refines Leadership." India: The next knowledge superpower. Don't say you're surprised. The Importance of Face Time.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Slow Week.Goin Campin

Mark Oehlert

How about CEO at SocialText? Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder."

CornerstoneOnDemand Continues Growth: Update from 2012 User Conference

Learning on the Leading Edge

The new version of Connect looks a lot like Facebook (as does Saba PeopleCloud, SilkRoad Point, Chatter, and other new social tools coming from application vendors). All application vendors have the challenge of building social features which compete with IT-acquired social tools like Jive, Yammer, and even Sharepoint. Company Momentum. Product Update. Channels and Partners. Summary.

CornerstoneOnDemand Continues Growth: Update from 2012 User Conference

Learning on the Leading Edge

The new version of Connect looks a lot like Facebook (as does Saba PeopleCloud, SilkRoad Point, Chatter, and other new social tools coming from application vendors). All application vendors have the challenge of building social features which compete with IT-acquired social tools like Jive, Yammer, and even Sharepoint. Company Momentum. Product Update. Channels and Partners. Summary.

CornerstoneOnDemand Continues Growth: Update from 2012 User Conference

Learning on the Leading Edge

The new version of Connect looks a lot like Facebook (as does Saba PeopleCloud, SilkRoad Point, Chatter, and other new social tools coming from application vendors). All application vendors have the challenge of building social features which compete with IT-acquired social tools like Jive, Yammer, and even Sharepoint. Company Momentum. Product Update. Channels and Partners. Summary.

LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel

Jay Cross

Feature | Block trishuhl @poll 111231 #1 : Lots of tools to explore! Feature | Block cynan_sez #learntrends 48% of surveyed uk orgs provide no collaborative support to learning ( @lauraoverton ) -10:17 AM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block ranig2u RT @Scobleizer – @Salesforce just made life tougher for @yammer and @socialtext with its introduction of Chatter. Here’s tho conversation taking place at Twitter during LearnTrends. (We’d ask people to put their comments and questions into our conference system, where all could see them. Online! Join us! Online!