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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

Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

For example, a company might use a combination of sponsor and developmental mentoring to support key talent engagement as well as individuals’ personal career development. Talent management software vendors can provide some tracking capability, but do not provide in-depth coaching and mentoring program workflows optimized to help guide these programs. Some enterprises have tried using social software such as Yammer or Jive to connect individuals, but without a formal mentoring or coaching structure, this approach is not sufficient to achieve measurable results.

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

In Social is the plural of personal JP Rangaswami contends that institutional innovation is required to achieve the potential that social software offers organizations in general, and for-profit companies in particular. Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0 JP's voice is one of several important contributions to current thinking about innovation.

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! L&D people. Just Jay

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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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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.

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).

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% e-Learning, video, mobile learning etc. Impact at the enterprise level i.e Impact on Learners. Medium.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “Some learning leaders — perhaps fearful for their budgets and status as business partners — may be wary of seemingly unquantifiable learning initiatives such as social learning, but hard numbers aren’t always the best indicator of success. They happen below the surface.

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.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Most learning professionals view social media as valuable to learners, and usage is growing. Alonso, F.,

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

The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. Among the 47,361 employees surveyed in 120 countries, Gallup, a research-based performance-management consulting company, estimates the percentage of employees who are engaged at 11 percent. The state of employee engagement is a troubling organizational predicament, and many leaders wonder whether internal social media and social learning could help to drive it: Should the C-suite become more involved? Time management is a big one.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Imagine a senior executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Fast Company already told him brainpower has become the engine of innovation. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Front-running companies are installing social networks such as Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, SharePoint, Ideo and HootSuite like there’s no tomorrow.

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

You really need to read his posting yourself, but here's a selection of extracts which grabbed my attention: "A main finding from our study's interviews is that most companies are not very far along in a wholesale adoption of Web 2.0 technologies — unless ‘thinking about social software’ is considered progress. " "Given the current economic situation, companies are struggling on many fronts; rushing to add ‘tools that teenagers use’ to the company intranet might not be a high priority. Tags: social networking

How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives

Mindflash

Organizations of all sizes are moving so fast, that as soon as we finish learning something new about products, customers, a change in the competitive landscape, or how to use a new software system, something new comes along to replace it. collaboration, and/or social learning. implementations generally use a combination of social software and collaborative technologies like blogs, RSS, social bookmarking, social networking and wikis. Social Learning : Social learning is what it sounds like—learning with and from others. Enterprise 2.0

Social Media Adoption in the Enterprise

Take an e-Learning Break

Attended session by Josh Scribner, Social Software Advocate at IBM, who champions the adoption of Web 2.0, Josh architects IBM virtual worlds, teaches around the company and advises on technology adoption. new media, and emerging multimedia technologies within IBM. Check out Josh’s presentation on Identity Management for IBMers on Facebook : [link] The cool graphic on the title slide was created using " Wordle ", a tool for generating graphic word clouds - [link

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The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated. Hi, what’s your company code? What is social software? Cycles.

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Here are some terms that are getting more attention the first couple weeks this month (December 2008) include Social Media , eLearning Activity , Mobile Learning , Yugma , Slideshare , SharePoint , Twitter , 100 Conversations , Mzinga , and GeoLearning. It's also interesting to me to drill down another level on a couple of the companies to see what pops for them. Mzinga is shown related to Personal Learning , Social Software , Learning 2.0 , Storyboards , PLEs , CollectiveX , Firefly , Tomoye , KnowledgePlanet , Element K , Awareness Networks.

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. From what I can gather from the press releases and based on who's in charge of the combined company, it appears that KnowledgePlanet is somewhat the loser. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking. I've not seen a lot about Mzinga in the eLearning world, but it represents something pretty interesting.

2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0 is the use of Web 2.0 concepts in an organization; thus, failure to drive its introduction may result in redundant platforms/processes & confused employees Learning 2.0

Bright Corporate Outlook for Employee Development Doesn’t Mean You Need a Bigger Budget

Mindflash

Or buy some of these books and create a library in your company. Tap into social software apps. Need informal learning software? There are vendors selling very good software. Rather than spend the money upfront, start off by using using free social software services like Yammer or Social Text or Wikispaces. Chief Learning Officer magazine recently reported that its Business Intelligence Board (BIB) of learning leaders is more optimistic about the outlook for 2011 than they were in 2010. Be optimistic, but bootstrap. Need a new trainer?

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

A couple of companies were there who I talked about last time, including Blue Kiwi (who I didn’t visit this time) and Vignette (who I did visit, unintentionally). I also talked to Social Text, seeing if they supported user-generation of video (no). Also, I’d been pinged by the CEO of MangoSpring via the social software for the conference (which didn’t obviously give me a way of pinging back!?!?), Tags: social strategy technology Last October I toured the expo associated with O’Reilly’s Web 2.0

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. Blow up your LMS.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Instructional and Performance Strategies for Sales eLearning Learning Theory 101 for Sales and Marketing Professionals (Part 1) - Business Casual , October 13, 2008 When consulting with sales and marketing professionals who work for companies that create training products and programs, I try not to be a "training purist" when discussion goes to "positioning" their product for the market. The Business Case for Social Learning. Here are some examples of social learning in organisations. I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. Gable.

Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In an article titled Taking the Social Media Plunge: Learning to Let Go , Andy McAfee explores the reluctance of traditional organizations to embrace social media (and informal learning). That “social&# is too close to “unproductive&# or “time-wasting.&#. Many organizations appear scared to death of Enterprise 2.0. I agree with Andy on this. Andy and Jay.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company had already told him that brainpower has become the engine of innovation. Here’s an example.

The Power of Peer Production

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Instead of forcing people into predetermined groups like groupware does, social software facilitates the natural formation of groups based on spontaneous, contextual needs for interaction. The only company that I know of that actually has been doing this for years is Gore. Serendipity is a wonderful word for how most blogging gets done. You discover something unexpectedly, begin to make some mental connections, and then reflect on it by writing about your new find in the hopes that someone will find it interesting as well and add something to the conversation.