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Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […].

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Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

The scene within an enterprise is not much different. The lifespan of enterprises are declining rapidly. And the only way an enterprise can survive is by being on the cutting edge of their field, by being adaptive and by making the right decisions quickly. This requires a quick access to the hive mind of the enterprise and an ability to connect the dots to make sense of the underlying pattern. What role can an enterprise community manager play? Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters.

Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […].

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The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

The premise of this post is that when an organisation makesa conscious effort to move towards a more social way of doing business, itusually begins with the introduction of an enterprise collaboration platform.Employees, who have been using emails and, perhaps, mailing lists and googlegroups till then as their mode of communication and collaboration, are now expected touse the collaboration platform for their day to day business. Jive SBS --the platform we use--has certain useful widgets that let us do so.However, the curation part is manual. Ambiguity will doom anychange effort.

Using an ESN for social learning (upcoming social online workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 12 OCTOBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2015 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working in the organisation. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own training initiatives in the very […]. Social learning

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What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc. Also enterprise wide portal tools like Sharepoint. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). What we’re talking about here, starting at the bottom, are the tools  you personally use for learning. Maybe OneNote?

Training departments: wake up, smell coffee

Jay Cross

TechCrunch reports that “Social enterprise giant Jive is releasing a study today, called the Jive Social Business Index, which surveyed 902 US-?based based executives at large and mid-sized companies on their views of social in the enterprise. Conversations are the stem cells of business learning. Social networks are the carrier wave of corporate conversations.

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Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)


Without naming names, the big enterprise players in this space do not even have viable apps to support mobile. More info in my post: ‘2 Out of 3 Ain’t Bad’ May Have Worked for Meatloaf, but it Doesn’t Jive for L&D. It’s the beginning of the new year—the perfect time to evolve corporate learning within your organization. Josh Bersin. Industry Analyst. kkapp.

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JIVE's clearspace takes social networking behind the firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I've been watching Clearspace as one of those Enterprise products that just might have that something special that finally brings the Web2.0 experience behind the firewall. R/WW reports tonight that Jive Software is releasing Clearspace2.0 USAToday recently said that "Jive Software wants to be the Apple Computer of corporate social networks." The best way to try to describe it may be to say it's like a combination of Facebook, Google Docs, Netvibes/Pageflakes, Meebo and a little bit of Basecamp - for the enterprise. Jive calls itself a "social productivity" service.

Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

have recently taken on enterprise community facilitation and was curious to see how people are interacting on our enterprise collaboration platform. The analytics told me that over 40% of the users are Active Users (a term Jive uses to describe all users who log in to consume content without necessarily interacting with the content in any manner). They are the free riders.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Whereas many individuals are happy to use their own social  tools to power their own and their team’ activities, most organisations generally prefer them to use some sort of internal enterprise platform to keep the conversations and content private and secure. Member profiling. Activity streams. Real-time updates. Threaded discussions. Notifications. Group spaces. File sharing areas.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

You can do this using a variety of very easy to use (and set-up) tools – Free tools such as Diigo , Tumblr , FaceBook, Blogger, PBWiki or Enterprise tools such as SharePoint, Jive , Yammer or SocialCast. What was really exciting about the conversation was the lack of defensiveness. Remember, this is the year of Kaizen. Kaizen! . Sure you have. They get a little excited.

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


My name is Simon Birt, and my background is in technology and business development, and more specifically the application of these into the enterprise space (large and medium-sized businesses). eFrontPro is a unique platform because it addresses formal and informal learning needs in an Enterprise Deployment Model (Private Cloud). Could you please introduce yourself for our readers?

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The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?

Learning Cafe

Kelly has focused on the design and implementation of  social media for Marketing (business development, profiling, data analysis), HR (strategic sourcing, branding, employee referrals, alumni, graduates), Internal Communications (including enterprise social networking) and Learning & Development (social learning). Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. billion Facebook users.

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


My name is Simon Birt, and my background is in technology and business development, and more specifically the application of these into the enterprise space (large and medium-sized businesses). eFrontPro is a unique platform because it addresses formal and informal learning needs in an Enterprise Deployment Model (Private Cloud). Could you please introduce yourself for our readers?

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5 Questions to Ask When Setting up Communities

ID Reflections

have mentioned in my earlier post here that we have launched an enterprise-wide collaboration platform powered by Jive. Communities/groups in an enterprise setting form to serve different purposes. Communities within an enterprise have specific objectives to achieve, goals and tasks to collaborate towards—all of which should ideally help the organization to move closer to its overarching goals and vision. While the terms community management and community manager are more popular, I have never found them very comfortable to use. Anyhow, I digress. That's the vision!

How Companies do Collaboration: Part 1

The Learning Dispatch

For example, some organizations are fine with public solutions like Facebook; others prefer restricted, enterprise-grade services like Yammer or Jive; and still others are most comfortable with traditional Outlook email. AMD] We still work primarily through email and SharePoint but have been slowly transitioning to Jive as our enterprise social network. 2. read more

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

CLO Magazine

Most talent development programs in enterprise corporations will use mentoring to supplement their coaching initiatives. 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. Mentoring and coaching strategies translate to better employee engagement and retention. But it pays to know the key differences between coaching and mentoring to implement an effective program. Desired outcomes: What should program results be?

ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher

Learning Visions

The Facebookization of the enterprise.” Yammer, Socialcast, Jive, etc. These are my live blogged notes… Kara Swisher – All Things Digital What is happening now in Silicon Valley is a quantum leap – changing industries. issues you need to be aware of (if you’re involved in delivery of information): Social Computers have traditionally been hard to use… Google is like giant yellow pages. FB creates value because everybody is there) – producers of content are the consumer of content – so you care more about the content Information is no longer controlled by gatekeepers. astd tk11


Customising your Social Business platform - 5 things to keep in mind

The Learning Generalist

While this is quite common in the enterprise, it's also a big opportunity for you to destroy every chance of success that you can potentially have. Talk to Dinesh Tantri and Nikhil Nulkar and they'll tell you that the most successful enterprise 2.0 implementations they've seen involve stakeholders who were really passionate about the potential of social media in the enterprise.

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Here's why social business will not save your cheese

The Learning Generalist

In today's blogpost I want to talk about a few things that'll define the future of social business and perhaps its eventual ubiquitous position in the enterprise. think of it as Identity 2.0 - enterprise systems seem to present themselves as a new network in a vacuum. The assumption seems to be that the enterprise network exists by itself as a prima-donna platform.

How KZO Innovations Can Socialize Your Business Video and Drive Viewer Engagement

KZO Innovations

This is a huge percentage of the individuals that make up Enterprises. The success of visual content is driving many of these enterprises to use video as a teaching tool.  The KZO Video Suite platform makes it easy to share videos to any public or private social platform (including Google+, Chatter, Jive, Yammer, Facebook and Twitter.). Visual content, specifically video, helps drive viewer engagement now more than ever.  In fact, 85% of the US Internet audience watches videos online.  The 25-34 age group watches the most online videos (via hubspot.)  Email Notifications.

The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Serving enterprise customers. Chatter, Jive, Socialcast, Yammer, Podio, and other social networking systems simplify listening in and joining purposeful conversations. Successful corporations are becoming extended enterprises. This appears in the August 2012 CLO magazine. They changed the title on me.). Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. They learn about twice as much from those conversations compared to structured courses and programs. It resonates with them. This raises a question.

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Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

Connect the enterprise with a technology like Jive. Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday. We talked of working smarter, the imperative to change, the ins and outs of informal learning, and why mobile learning is inevitable. What capabilities does the 21st century training department need?

How to Make BYOD Work

CLO Magazine

For those deploying enterprise learning, BYOD can cause nightmares. “This is not a learning problem, it is an enterprise infrastructure problem, and the chief learning officer shouldn’t be dealing with it at all,” Barr said. Enterprise social offers a complement to the BYOD scenario. The Gap uses Jive to help employees share best practices, ask questions and share experiences. Tools such as Jive natively deploy across desktops, iOS and Android, avoiding many cross-platform issues. Retailer The Gap employs thousands of hourly workers.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Social Business

The Learning Generalist

So, in today's blogpost I want to introduce to you what I call the seven deadly sins of social business - things you want to watch out for, if you really care for a social enterprise. 1. Andrew McAfee's article about Enterprise 2.0 While all of this is nice and dandy, a lot of CxO level representations don't necessary model a regular knowledge worker's view of the enterprise.

The Virtual Reality

CLO Magazine

Analysis by The Corporate Executive Board Co., a leadership advisory company, shows that “network” performance — outcomes achieved by using the contributions of others and by contributing to the performance of others — as opposed to individual performance drives an increasing proportion of overall enterprise performance. He can be reached at

‘Konnect’ to Liberate Learning from LMS

Origin Learning

Konnect is compatible with external systems such as Sharepoint, Moodle, Jive, and Salesforce with customized connectors. This became the first enterprise system to reach all the 9000+ employees. How do organizations track the progress of learning? Have you felt that the tools and methods used to monitor this aspect are archaic? The solution liberates learning from LMS.

Social Learning: Top Down Versus Bottom Up

CLO Magazine

Examples of this type of technology include Jive and SharePoint. A lot of the communication that happens on such platforms tends to be of a non-business nature, such as interactions among affinity groups or dialogue about social activities. Given the variety of learning technologies out there, enterprises that choose to bury their heads in the sand during this era of rapid change may find themselves at a competitive disadvantage. Companies look at pricing, product features and ease of use when determining the L&D technology that is right for them.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Front-running companies are installing social networks such as Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, SharePoint, Ideo and HootSuite like there’s no tomorrow. You’ve been doing your own research on Enterprise 2.0 Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. 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. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Trends Enterprise 2.0Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). Tools?

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Reflecting on my 2011

Jay Cross

Working Smarter in the Enterprise. Embedding social learning into enterprise software. Topics include Sharepoint, Jive, learning+working, rough drafts of articles, resource lists, and notes for various articles. Nonetheless, every year when the days grow short, I clear away last year’s artifacts and reflect. what made me happy. what I accomplished. It keeps me honest.

Mobile Learning - 7 Interesting Patterns

The Learning Generalist

have however, been observing a bunch of patterns with mobile learning that could become the norm for how this practice evolves in the enterprise. This has interesting implications for learning in the enterprise. Devices like Copia seem to be built for enterprise book communities from the ground up. Varying platforms that bring the challenge of compatibility across devices.

Five Myths of Social Learning


According to a McKinsey executive survey , a whopping 71% of enterprises are using Web 2.0 Leading social media vendors like Jive Software are integrating with the top ECM platforms to provide unified search, workflow, and storage of enterprise and social content, proving a cohesive environment where formal content is supported by an ecosystem of users that contribute expertise and relevant information. Although it starts as a groundswell, the fact is that if social learning is to be successful, it needs to go across the entire enterprise as a core infrastructure.