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Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked on twitter about use social bookmarking tools that work behind the firewall. Here are the social bookmarking tools that I commonly cite in presentations: BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam del.irio.us - perl based, very similar to del.icio.us I thought I had blogged about this before, but I'm not finding the post. IBM Lotus Connections Scuttle – Open Source WSSsearch - SharePoint add-on Any others? Good comparisons of these? I originally included: Jive Software - because I thought they had it, but it appears they don't

Social Bookmarking behind the Firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It’s another tool that democratizes the web. Instead of having a closed committee of “experts&# sitting in a room deciding how to organize the information you rcv, YOU, and communities of practice you belong too, decide, tag, and bookmark. The bureaucratic businesses processes that keep many employed are no longer necessary when the productive worker has the tools to find what he/she needs for him/her self. Techcrunch introduced me to Connectbeam. It’s another shot at the white collar revolution. Bye-bye evil gatekeepers!

Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary - was general consensus around: Software as a Service is Great for Learning Professionals inside Corporations Firewall restrictions still pose a problem for SOME services Security is a concern, but generally should not stop use The reason that Software as a Service is so attractive is that it is often hard to get Corporate IT to spend time on getting even simple software packages set-up and even harder to get them to agree to support these packages. Elluminate did not work through several firewalls, so we had to switch to WebEx. That's its job.

Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

Then I saw Bill Ives Is Blogging Inside the Firewall an Oxymoron? I'd also suggest that part of the reason that I always suggest that Wikis will get faster uptake than things like Blogs and Social Bookmarking is that Wikis can be a better replacement for something else without much behavior change. Not really - see Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools. I first saw Andrew McAffee's post on uses of Web 2.0 approaches inside of corporations - quite good at identifying some different patterns. It's just a really easy way for a group of people to put up web pages.

Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Clark Quinn

type tools in Learning Management Systems against the philosophy that corporate and commercial is evil of the edupunkers. The questions she raises are: Is the edupunk ideology saying that the use of social media in commercial learning management systems is an assault on the very philosophy of learning 2.0? If you have a population of learners who have already adopted tools (such as blogging and social bookmarking) for themselves that are different than the corporate tool (the LMS) do you ask them to move? so that you can control visibility of bookmarks.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. 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. However, a few things struck me: A big reason for the survey was to get people to think about where these tools might make sense.

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Web 2.0 - Consumer vs. Enterprise Use

Tony Karrer

excerpt] User: Millions vs Hundreds Mind set: Fun vs Work Organisational structure: Flat vs Hierarchical Attitude: Sharing vs Hoarding Skill set: Digitally savvy vs Digitally averse Visibility: Anonymity vs Recognition Society: Public vs Private Cultural: Innovative vs Mundane While I'm not really in agreement with all of how he describes corporate cultures and the attitude of people inside corporations, there are definitely differences in how these tools get used once you move them inside the corporate walls. tools in the enterprise before in this blog: Adoption of Web 2.0

eLearning Cyclops: Making It Over The Wall #LCBQ

eLearning Cyclops

Social media - Right now I am in the midst of encouraging staff to use social media as a learning and teaching tool. Social media provides access to an immense amount of informal learning and direct access to experts outside the organization walls. A big barrier for too many organizations is simply getting access outside the firewall especially access to social media.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

I recommend adopting their tools and their security mechanisms. Yammer (internal twittering) is almost impossible to explain to someone who has no experience with any social networking (and probably not with anything more than email lists). My suggestion is that you don't really try to sell Yammer or a Wiki or any other kind of tool. As a side note, I think selling Twitter/Yammer is harder than selling social bookmarking and wikis. Social bookmarking and wikis are often a smart replacement with obvious side benefits. Is this also your experience?

A Speedbump for Social Learning

eLearning Weekly

or Social Learning, there’s a relatively new wave of tools and technologies that allow people to communicate and collaborate in a surprisingly easy and effective way. Some of these tools and technologies include wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, and social networking. Most social learning tools are web-based, and the social (or sharing) aspect generally means that the information you submit is likely to be available to other users that may or may not be affiliated with your organization. Whether you call it Learning 2.0,

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). Many made it nearly impossible to find their social media to follow, friend or check out their social bookmarks. Social Media & Social Learning – LMS Style. Social Media. social learning Zippo.

PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

Clearly this is a different use of PLE's than those outside the firewall, for free rangers, and for learning from everything of personal interest. Tools provide by the enterprise that will sometimes reach outside the enterprise to give public visibility. The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. I could understand an argument that it would be preferable for individuals to be able to use the same tools outside the corporation for personal interests - but I don't see his argument that it is no longer a PLE or PWLE. Just do it.

AG08 - Day 1 - Summary

eLearning Weekly

Here are the sessions I attended: Positioning your Careers in Social Networking and Collaborative Learning (Ray Jimenez). We’re no longer as thrilled and ecstatic over the latest tools. We’re now looking more closely to see how tools can better help us achieve our goals. I know many companies are interested in Facebook, but are afraid to let their employee data outside of their firewall. Day 1 of AG08 was busy and completely wore me out - but it was all worth it! Learning 2.0: Harnessing the Potential of Contextual Informal Learning (Janhavi Padture).