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The Corporate Blogging Book

Clive on Learning

This time it's The Corporate Blogging Book by Debbie Weil, which promises to tell you 'absolutely everything you need to know to get it right'. Well, I don't know about that, but I'm sure it will answer an awful lot of questions for anyone considering setting up a public corporate blog or getting blogging going within the firewall. I'd recommend this to anyone who's looking to convince themselves or others of the benefits of blogging and to help them to make a start Where would I be without my train journeys to London? Another trip, another book.

Essentials, Layoffs, Connectivism, & Corporate Blogs

Big Dog, Little Dog

Includes video: Consumers Distrust Corporate Blogs - AdWeek. Forrester Research study found that only 16 percent of consumers trust what they read on blogs, a trust level below such hallmarks of veracity as direct mail and message board posts. Of all information sources, including traditional and interactive media, corporate blogs finished dead last in consumers' eyes

20 hot resources for customer-facing social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Socialnomics. • The New Rules of Marketing and PR. • The Corporate Blogging Book. Blogs. • The Business of Being Social. HubSpot Blog. • {grow}. customer service marketing social media blogs books case studies customer-facing social media reports TwitterThey just happen to be outside of your organisation. So here are 20 suggestions… Face to face. Social Media Club. Cases. Fiskateers. Bubble O’Bill. • 7 Australian Social Media Examples & Case Studies. Reports. Social Media Marketing Industry Report. State of the Blogosphere. Books. Problogger.

Training Site Roundup

Social Learning

Blog Book Tour: Week Two

Kapp Notes

We are kicking off week two of the Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning book tour. The first week was a lot of fun sparking all types of discussions. Check out these additional posts relating to discussions about the book: Men and Women- Games and Learning On Games, Learning and Gender So What Kind of Gamer are You?

IBM Bloggers - A Lengthy List - But No Worries

Tony Karrer

I've been reading Luis Suarez's blog for a while, and he just had an interesting post that pointed me to IBM's BlogRoll. While lots of the blogs listed there have interesting technical topics, I don't have the time to examine them each. I've found that if they are blogging about topics that I'm interested in, the natural network effect of blogs will eventually get me there. (Or maybe I'm deluding myself.) One thing that it does say is that corporate blogging is slowly taking off but I'm not worried.

Learning objectives for formal e-Learning: Feedback requested!

Challenge to Learn

We will post a blog on our corporate blog with the details within two weeks. addressed the topic of learning objectives in my blog on output learning and I tried to work from there. Corporate learning always starts with a problem or a challenge. At easygenerator we are in the finishing stages of our latest version. The plan was to finish it in April. Checking.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

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. The participants were Learning Professionals from a cross section of Corporations, Academia, Military, Government (IRS was well represented and a little scary) and Non-profits. Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! Applications in Learning.

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Presentation to Research Working Group on Multigenerational Knowledge Transfer

Kapp Notes

Here are some links to blog postings I've done related to the topic and other related links. Blog Posting Books to Consider Reading for the Gamer/Boomer Knowledge Gap Hard Sell: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning Brain Drain: Where in the World is Everybody Going? Examples of Different Types of E-Learning Aggregator (here is an example of an RSS Aggregator) Training Blogs Three-Dimensional Worlds Second Life ProtoSphere Active Worlds There Social Networking LinkedIn MySpace Facebook Social Bookmarking del.icio.us

Making Tweeps

eLearning Cyclops

One can also post their Twitter feeds in courses, web pages, corporate blogs, etc. I having been using Twitter for several years now and still loving it. The only issue I have are the challenges of getting others to adopt it. For me, Twitter is a great tool in my personal life and also a fantastic workplace tool. When trying to sell use of Twitter among my coworkers and personal acquaintances I tell them of the ways I use it and anecdotes of times it has been of great benefit. Still, most have not adopted its use or gave it a limited try and then let their account stagnate.

Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?

Social Learning

Few educational opportunities are considered more valuable than meeting and interfacing directly with an instructor. I’m not sure if it’s appropriate to use this acronym in a corporate blog, but: WTF? Don’t get me wrong, I think Instructor-Led Training has steadily become more under-valued since the world began to go eLearning crazy a decade ago or so.  click to view larger.

Stocking fillers for e-learning enthusiasts

Clive on Learning

In 2007 I got to read and report back on a whole range of interesting books, articles and reports.

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Rapid downloads for free rapid e-learning e-book

Clive on Learning

I'm enjoying Tom Kuhlman's new Rapid e-Learning Blog. Considering it's a sort-of-corporate-blog for Articulate, it's really well done - nicely presented, written with great enthusiasm and comes with a really useful free gift, The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid e-Learning Pro. So useful, in fact, that some 6000 people had downloaded it within 24 hours. If you haven't picked up your copy, then it's a good read. Tom makes quite clear his audience is 'e-learning professionals', a focus which continues to puzzle me.

Blog Book Tour: Week Two Happenings

Kapp Notes

If you haven't seen the postings on the blog book tour for this week, you need to check them out. Day Six: 09/17/07 - Enspire Learning's Corporate Blog This entry was great because it provided an opportunity to play a simulation. especially find Jeff Cobb's interesting since he dove into the marketing aspect of the blog book tour itself. hope you took advantage of that offer. Day Seven: 09/18/07 -Mark Oehlert's e-clippings(Learning as Art). Mark's stop was week 2, stop 2 a high pressure stop. Thanks Mark. Stop by and leave a comment.

Blog Book Tour-- First Update

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour is going well, great contributions on the tour "stops" Be sure to check out the stops below. Also, we've had Rupa from Writer's Gateway join the tour with her posting Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning-My Thoughts on Chapter 1. Check out all the stops below and add your own comments and insights. Join in the conversation! Week One Day One: 09/10/07 - A podcast interview with Brent Schlenker. Please stop by and have a listen. The first part of the podcast discusses Brent's impression of Apple's business model and the iPhone and then the interview begins.

Blog Book Tour Begins

Kapp Notes

Today is the beginning of a 14 stop blog book tour. During the Blog Book tour, I will be not be posting on Kapp Notes , instead, I will be posting on the the blogs which are listed below. During the tour, the participating blogs will post interviews, stories, reactions, insights, related stories and even reviews of Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. Check it out.

Conference Brain

Janet Clarey

Off to procure some shoes and return for a corporate blogging session. Do’s and don’ts of corporate blogging. The Women’s Blog Jam last night actually ran into the opening reception we talked so long (2 hours). I’ve stolen a moment here at the IiL08 conference in San Jose.  Couldn’t be happier with the intensity, engagement, and buzz.  Lisa Johnson ’s keynote this morning was inspirational. I was taking mental notes as she spoke, barely able to keep up with ideas playing out in my head. Sure to be interesting.

Performance Support

Clark Quinn

That’s how we use Google and corporate wikis and instant messenger. Learnscape architects have implemented miniature versions of the internet behind corporate firewalls that provide all of these things, from peer-rated FAQs to wizards, on-line help desks, and best practices repositories. He later asks: Overall, what are corporate blogs, feeds, aggregators, wikis, mash-ups, locator systems, collaboration environments, and widgets, if not performance support? I've been a long-time believer in EPSS and ePerformance. This is an interesting take.

Blog Book Tour: Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

He and I discussed the book, the boomer/gamer knowledge gap and the blog book tour. Also, check out his stop on the tour Blog Book Tour Stop: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos talks about how kids provide great insight into new learning technologies and techniques. Also, an honorable mention to Christy Tucker from Experiencing E-Learning who left comments at several of the blog tour stops.look for her stop coming up! Talk about a fun week with plenty of activities and discussions about gamers, cheat codes, teaching the new generation of learners and labels. Have a listen. agree.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

For example, when I view my blog's content through the eLearning Learning lens , it shows me that relative to other sources of content in the system, I tend to talk about: eLearning 2.0 (130) Work Skills (26) PWLE (16) Flash Quiz (8) Knowledge Work (40) That's a pretty fair representation of topics that I talk about. often will use this technique when I run into a new company to see if anyone is blogging about it and generally what is associated with it. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. Just a thought.

New Blog

Tony Karrer

Ingrid O'Sullivan has a new blog and is the first person to take me up on my post 100 Conversation Topics which asks people to start a conversation with me and get aggregated into 100 conversations. Ingrid's post tells a bit of a story that is likely familiar to other authors of a relatively new blog. Ingrid tells us that among her hardest challenges is deciding what to write in the blog. I'm pretty new to blogging [.] I really want this blog to grow, to be of interest to you our readers and provide relevant information to you. Good for you Ingrid! personal?

March Big Question: Supporting New Managers?

The Learning Circuits

Ok, so it looks like Learning Circuits Blog is not a spam blog after all. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. For further help in how to participate via blog posts, see the side bar.) Dave Lee eelearning managerial axioms TATA Interactive Systems TIS Corporate Blog LCB March 2007: What Would You Do to Support New Managers?

Instructional Design in the Collective World of YouTubers

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Because at the end he beautifully states that "the collective nature at the heart of our industry's future will not merely dictate that everyone pitch in and create a section of the training, but rather everyone pitch in and create as much of the training as possible" A YouTube-style video upload service behind the corporate firewall is simply the natural video extension of the corporate blogs. This article by A.D. Detrick via Training Day is an interesting read. Obvisously the statistics will be much different.

Final ReCap of Blog Book Tour for Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Kapp Notes

Well the Blog Book Tour is finally over and what a great experience. want to thank all of the people who took time to blog about the book and join in the tour. He and I discussed the book, the boomer/gamer knowledge gap and the blog book tour. Tony O' Driscoll added an entry on his blog Blog Book Tour Stop: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos. During the Second Week on day six, Enspire Learning's Corporate Blog featured the book and a brief discussion of the material they contributed to the book. Here is a recap of all the stops. But she still didn't stop.

February Big Question: What Questions?

The Learning Circuits

Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. For further help in how to participate via blog posts, see the side bar.) Participating Blogs: The form for February's Big Question has been closed. Karyn Romeis Karyn's blog February's big question Matthew Nehrling mLearning World The February Big Question- What Question? One last note.

Quality vs. Speed

The Learning Circuits

Please answer this question by posting to your own blog. For further help in how to participate via blog posts, see the side bar.) Brent Schlenker Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development January Big Question.a This reduces time and cost and may improve scalability because the skills required for development can be easily spread.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 1/8/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Blog That Blogs Corporate Blogs - The New York Times. The Fortune 500 Blogging Wiki ( socialtext.net/bizblogs ) amasses blogs maintained by employees of the biggest American corporations. Social computing: getting ahead of the blog. Buoyed by media hype, popularity of Internet start-ups, and some interesting success stories, Weblogs (more commonly referred to as `blogs') are burgeoning across the Internet as a means to improve social conversation and networking. Blackboard's takeover of Web CT 9. Moodle. 8. Web 2.0 7. Podcasting! 4.

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Big Question - PowerPoint

The Learning Circuits

Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. For further help in how to participate via blog posts, see the side bar.) 09-May-2007 08:25:26 Tony Karrer eLearning Technology PowerPoint - Seth's Booklet 08-May-2007 17:05:11 Dennis McDonald All Kind Food Using a Blog for a "Web 2.0" So, this month, The Big Question is. What governs their use?

Past Experiences. Present Challenges. Future Predictions.

The Learning Circuits

Please post your responses to these 3 questions on your blog. The Big Question Process You can find more details over in the sidebar, but simply answer these questions by posting your response on your own blog. When you have it ready, come back here to Learning Circuits Blog and fill out the form below regarding your post. Be sure to comment on other participants blogs.