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An Enterprise Communities of Practies Engine: Newsgator Aquires Tomoye

Learning on the Leading Edge

Consolidation activity is picking up in the provider markets, and the market for enterprise social software is no exception (see Josh’s post yesterday about SuccessFactors and Inform ). Newsgator and Tomoye recently announced plans to join forces. Tomoye was an early entrant into the space and has been very successful – especially in the public sector – as a “community of practice” platform. Tomoye also has several clients using their platform to support external customer communities as well, also not historically a focus for Newsgator.

An Enterprise Communities of Practies Engine: Newsgator Aquires Tomoye

Learning on the Leading Edge

Consolidation activity is picking up in the provider markets, and the market for enterprise social software is no exception (see Josh’s post yesterday about SuccessFactors and Inform ). Newsgator and Tomoye recently announced plans to join forces. Tomoye was an early entrant into the space and has been very successful – especially in the public sector – as a “community of practice” platform. Tomoye also has several clients using their platform to support external customer communities as well, also not historically a focus for Newsgator.

An Enterprise Communities of Practies Engine: Newsgator Aquires Tomoye

Learning on the Leading Edge

Consolidation activity is picking up in the provider markets, and the market for enterprise social software is no exception (see Josh’s post yesterday about SuccessFactors and Inform ). Newsgator and Tomoye recently announced plans to join forces. Tomoye was an early entrant into the space and has been very successful – especially in the public sector – as a “community of practice” platform. Tomoye also has several clients using their platform to support external customer communities as well, also not historically a focus for Newsgator.

7 Informal Learning Services for the Training Function

Gram Consulting

Interest in informal learning by the training function is tangible and growing.  The 2008 ASTD State of the Industry report contained a special survey section on informal learning.  More than half of respondents reported that informal learning would increase during that time period&#. From the ASTD study: 7 Informal Learning Services. Informal Learning Assessment.

10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 2)

Gram Consulting

Both can improve informal learning without pulling people way from the job for formal (classroom or e-learning) training. Use social media to facilitate informal learning. 6. The primary interaction is between people rather than between people and a structured information system. As a result CoP’s create knowledge as much as they transfer it–an essential feature in effective knowledge work-and they foster informal learning focused on specific problem domains. In my last post I listed ten strategies for integrating learning with work. What Can You Do?

The Problem of Content - Part 2 - I Want it Now!

Learning on the Leading Edge

Most examples of it demand the commitment of too much dedicated time; require leaving the work environment to engage, and force the assimilation of too much other content besides what we are most motivated to learn in the moment. The Problem: Expectations of Speed and Accessibility. We are drowning in content. Water,water everywhere, and not a drop to drink! Think back to last week.

The Problem of Content - Part 2 - I Want it Now!

Learning on the Leading Edge

Most examples of it demand the commitment of too much dedicated time; require leaving the work environment to engage, and force the assimilation of too much other content besides what we are most motivated to learn in the moment. The Challenge: Expectations of Speed and Accessibility. We are drowning in content. Water,water everywhere, and not a drop to drink! Think back to last week.

The Problem of Content - Part 2 - I Want it Now!

Learning on the Leading Edge

Most examples of it demand the commitment of too much dedicated time; require leaving the work environment to engage, and force the assimilation of too much other content besides what we are most motivated to learn in the moment. The Challenge: Expectations of Speed and Accessibility. We are drowning in content. Water,water everywhere, and not a drop to drink! Think back to last week.