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De-Siloing Social Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Human beings are social by nature. And why shouldn’t the software that people use at work support that inherent social inclination? To date, many initial social endeavors from software providers have included a Facebook-like page through which employees can recognize, comment, or share with each other, either bolted on to another application or stand-alone, the latter requiring an annoying extra sign-on by the user. McKinsey&Company. The Social Economy, 2012). But how might a social-based solution prove useful at work?

De-Siloing Social Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Human beings are social by nature. And why shouldn’t the software that people use at work support that inherent social inclination? To date, many initial social endeavors from software providers have included a Facebook-like page through which employees can recognize, comment, or share with each other, either bolted on to another application or stand-alone, the latter requiring an annoying extra sign-on by the user. McKinsey&Company. The Social Economy, 2012). But how might a social-based solution prove useful at work?

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0

Identities 2.0 - The Human Face for Enterprise Social Software

The Learning Generalist

Whether we like it or not, these identities exist regardless of whether someone works at your company or not. Whether we like it or not, they do a lot of this outside of your company. I'm a big believer of the notion that enterprise social software needs porous walls. How frictionless is it for people to post to the enterprise social network directly from Twitter!

Our Member Forum On Enterprise Social Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week I had the pleasure of talking about the realities of social software and social networking in the enterprise with a group our member companies, including Sun Microsystems, Xerox, Glaxo Smith Kline, Cornerstone OnDemand and SkillSoft. You might be tempted to think, based on the composition of that list, that this was a conversation between a group of early adopters – pioneer organizations in uses of social software in the enterprise. The group was in agreement that anonymity has no place in corporate social networks. Thanks, David.

Our Member Forum On Enterprise Social Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week I had the pleasure of talking about the realities of social software and social networking in the enterprise with a group our member companies, including Sun Microsystems, Xerox, Glaxo Smith Kline, Cornerstone OnDemand and SkillSoft. You might be tempted to think, based on the composition of that list, that this was a conversation between a group of early adopters – pioneer organizations in uses of social software in the enterprise. The group was in agreement that anonymity has no place in corporate social networks. Thanks, David.

Our Member Forum On Enterprise Social Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week I had the pleasure of talking about the realities of social software and social networking in the enterprise with a group our member companies, including Sun Microsystems, Xerox, Glaxo Smith Kline, Cornerstone OnDemand and SkillSoft. You might be tempted to think, based on the composition of that list, that this was a conversation between a group of early adopters – pioneer organizations in uses of social software in the enterprise. The group was in agreement that anonymity has no place in corporate social networks. Thanks, David.

Sun Microsystems Uses Open Source and Enterprise Social Software to Build YouTube-Like Portal for Social Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

By thoughtfully implementing a social learning environment called Sun Learning eXchange (SLX), the training function found an effective way to "do more with less." Today, the system receives up to an average of 100 pieces of new content uploaded daily, making it one of the most frequently used learning programs across the company. Enterprise Social Software is changing the face of corporate learning. Tags: collaboration Learning Culture Learning on Demand social networking " What Did They Do? Conduct a Needs Analysis. Viral Rollout. David.

Sun Microsystems Uses Open Source and Enterprise Social Software to Build YouTube-Like Portal for Social Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

By thoughtfully implementing a social learning environment called Sun Learning eXchange (SLX), the training function found an effective way to "do more with less." Today, the system receives up to an average of 100 pieces of new content uploaded daily, making it one of the most frequently used learning programs across the company. Enterprise Social Software is changing the face of corporate learning. Tags: collaboration Learning Culture Learning on Demand social networking " What Did They Do? Conduct a Needs Analysis. Viral Rollout. David.

Sun Microsystems Uses Open Source and Enterprise Social Software to Build YouTube-Like Portal for Social Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

By thoughtfully implementing a social learning environment called Sun Learning eXchange (SLX), the training function found an effective way to "do more with less." Today, the system receives up to an average of 100 pieces of new content uploaded daily, making it one of the most frequently used learning programs across the company. Enterprise Social Software is changing the face of corporate learning. Tags: collaboration Learning Culture Learning on Demand social networking " What Did They Do? Conduct a Needs Analysis. Viral Rollout. David.

Sun Microsystems Uses Open Source and Enterprise Social Software to Build YouTube-Like Portal for Social Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

By thoughtfully implementing a social learning environment called Sun Learning eXchange (SLX), the training function found an effective way to "do more with less." Today, the system receives up to an average of 100 pieces of new content uploaded daily, making it one of the most frequently used learning programs across the company. Enterprise Social Software is changing the face of corporate learning. Tags: collaboration Learning Culture Learning on Demand social networking " What Did They Do? Conduct a Needs Analysis. Viral Rollout. David.

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that only 30% of U.S. companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Of those, big companies spent $16,000 on average; little ones spent $5600. Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software. What an astounding finding! Just Jay

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Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

At this point, I also "serendipitous-ly" stumbled upon a couple of conversations recently that touched upon lurking (this is why I love social media). Those people derive a lot of value from that community interaction and so does your company since they do not clog up your customer call center. They are lurking on the edge, consuming content. They are the free riders. Not really.

EdCast the Twitter of Education Raises 16 Million in Latest Funding Round

Training Industry

Social media is not only a buzzword in several different industries; it is also a powerful force on society and the workplace. The Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005; since then, the percentage of American adults who use social networking sites has increased from 7 percent to 65 percent. While social networking is most common among young adults (90 percent of those ages 18 to 29), it is also common among other generations (77 percent of those ages 30 to 49 and 51 percent of those ages 50 to 64). was sold to Visa for $190 million in cash.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS). What do you think are other companies’ shortcomings with regards to how they design and market their LMS platforms? The features that make one LMS a good purchase for one company will not be applicable to all. Could you please introduce yourself for our readers? Thank you.

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What constitutes a Social Learning Culture?

The Learning Generalist

I've often thought of social learning as a very culture dependent phenomenon. A few weeks back I read an interesting article by Thierry de Baillon, his conclusion being - we don't need more social platforms, we need more human companies. A lot of social software marketing seems to suggest that the tools will change the world. culture social learning lrnchat

DeFragging Your Brain!

eContent

My topics will revolve around social software in the enterprise. For example, this past Spring I spent most of a weekend at BarCamp Minnesota. I don't want to imply that my company does not provide me technical training. In fact, next month on my company's dime I will attend some Sharepoint 2007 training. remove and reorganize the clutter. then add new content.

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Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Focus on a project for your company that delivers $100,000+ in benefits. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. Here’s a preliminary description. with Jay Cross. Workshop begins mid-July 2012. Format. Objectives.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS). What do you think are other companies’ shortcomings with regards to how they design and market their LMS platforms? The features that make one LMS a good purchase for one company will not be applicable to all. Could you please introduce yourself for our readers? Thank you.

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50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

have listed them insome sort of reading order or the way they made sense to me… Social Business The future ispodular by Dave Gray PuttingEnterprise 2.0 by Bertrand Duperrin HowDigital Business Will Evolve in 2012: 6 Big Ideas by Dion Hinchcliffe Whysocial business is different - Part 1: Reusing stored collaboration by DionHinchcliffe Socialnetworks are becoming your personal operating system by Brian Solis FiveEmergent Strategies for Improving Social Business Performance by DionHinchcliffe OpenWork: Using Social Software To Make Our Work Visible Again by DionHinchcliffe WhyE2.0

Call 4 #papers: #mobile #mLearning IADIS conference in Avila Spain

Ignatia Webs

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Discipline “Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science”, Section Editor: W. Tutorials – Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or company representatives. Invited Talks – These will be made of contributions from well-known scholars and company representatives. References: European Commission (2002). Fischer, G.

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc).

The current top 5 highest-rated social learning solutions on CollectMyThoughts

InsiderHub

In the world of online learning, some organizations are choosing to incorporate a “social” aspect to their platforms and programs, also sometimes described as “collaborative” learning. Some types of learning management systems include this social feature, which can also refer to incorporation of social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. Social learning management.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 collaborative tools, they actually have different goals: Social learning is about interacting with other people in order to learn something new, while Web collaboration tools are primarily about making it easier for people to work together. That’s where enterprise 2.0 Technology.

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

Learning Cafe

The highly respected information technology research and advisory company Gartner has made the top 10 enterprise technology predictions for 2012. In its report on mLearning , eLearning guild sees an increase in percentage of companies that plan to do more mLearning from 38.5% in 2007 to 51% in 2011. Impact at the enterprise level i.e Impact on Learners. Medium. Learning Cafe Webinar

Social Media in Learning and Social Learning are just not the same thing

The Learning Generalist

It concerns me how a lot of the social learning conversation seems to veer around the tools in the space. This said, social learning is less about the technology and more about the human interaction. often seem to get the sense that a large part of the learning community believes that the use of social media in learning is social learning. It's not a separate exercise.

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts. ” 2 -  A company of one in an architecture of cooperation , Stowe Boyd, 1 January 2012. ” 3 -  10 enterprise social networking obstacles , the brainyard, Information Week 3 January 2012.

Notes on social learning in business

Learning and Working on the Web

We just finished a month-long workshop at the Social Learning Centre which involved over 50 participants from many countries. The workshop was on social learning in business , and followed on from previous ones like the PKM workshop on individual, informal learning, and the Training to Performance Support workshop on tools that can often replace instruction. SocialLearning

Challenging the status quo

Learning and Working on the Web

Speaking of status quo , Thierry de Baillon has an interesting perspective on the hidden power of renegade networks : While one of social software’s goal is to harness freeform communication to facilitate knowledge sharing, this kind of tacit knowledge, mostly learned by doing or exchanged nearly in secret between peers, is quite never shared. question. complexity Work

Customer Competencies, Co-Creation, and Brand Communities

Skilful Minds

Word of mouth communities and networks using social software are increasingly spread over regional, national, and international borders, making them much more important to those who market branded products and services, online and off. The recent buzz around the concept of social business points to the growing importance of social networks and communities to the evolution of business practice. Whether companies are in fact closing the community gap and the engagement gap remains an open question though. empathy empathy with customers engagement Innovation

Network walking

Learning and Working on the Web

Deming said that managers need to have roots in the company. Another Today we have the added benefit of technologies that can bypass that thick layer of sweet-talk and (re)enable leadership by walking around – social media : As a CEO, that’s what I most appreciate about enterprise social software : The way it bridges the gap between what’s personal and what’s business.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Company training comes in dead last.

Bloomfire Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Chris Pacitti, from one of the two investing companies, Austin Ventures had this to say. Bloomfire addresses old-school productivity problems with a new-school approach, using social software to create and share valuable information within an enterprise. Bloomfire has certainly taken the eLearning industry by storm. Or should I say, set it on fire?

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. You have four or five options for turning on your social network.

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters  - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. 3 -  The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg) , Oscar Berg, 14 February 2012. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business. Social business emerges from social learning that itself emerges from collaborative work.

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

Taleo has made an amazing transition from a company that was primarily a recruiting software provider in 2008 to a full end-to-end SaaS-enabled talent management software company today. Today approximately 32% of the company's bookings come from non-recruiting business (and this is nearly triple the percentage of a year ago). Taleo Today. There are 1.3

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

Taleo has made an amazing transition from a company that was primarily a recruiting software provider in 2008 to a full end-to-end SaaS-enabled talent management software company today. Today approximately 32% of the company's revenues come from non-recruiting business (and this is nearly triple the percentage of a year ago). Taleo Today. There are 1.3