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ECOSYSTEM: Is the Concept Jive, Jargon or Justified?

Living in Learning

One of the more recent buzzwords surfacing in our L&D lexicon is “Ecosystem”, and I see it as having more significance to a sustainable learning and performance strategy than acceptance. Why seek what you already have? Answer: It’s not really a question of having an ecosystem; the real question is – "Are you managing the one you have effectively and efficiently?”. AGILE Discovery & Consulting Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems Technology ecosystem mapping EPS EPSS intentional design learning ecosystem

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The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

Jive SBS --the platform we use--has certain useful widgets that let us do so.However, the curation part is manual. social_business Knowledge Management Jive SBS Collaboration community_manager community_facilitationIn my previous post, I wrote about the tenets of communitymanagement based on my learnings from the past 6 months. In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It

Is Multiple Activity Streams the Way Forward for Enterprise Platforms?

ID Reflections

Before I move on let me briefly explain how Jive --whichpowers our social platform--works. Jive offers users the ability to customizetheir two activity streams--one stream reflects everything the user is Following on the platform and thisincludes people, places and content. The other reflects what the user is Tracking --and Jive makes a subtledistinction between " follow "and " track ". Some of it will get taken care of by smart, automatedfiltering options like Jive's Recommendation engine, which suggest contentbased on the user's prior activity on the platform.

6 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Moodle 2.8

Lambda Solutions

Now that Moodle 2.8 is on its third minor release (Moodle 2.8.3)—we’ve had a solid quarter to review the features and see what’s jiving for our corporate, healthcare and education-based clients. Moodle 2.8 is hands-down the best version of Moodle yet and we couldn’t be more excited to share how you will benefit from the new and improved features. Moodle plugins Moodle

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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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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6 Hot Graphic Design Trends for eLearning Gurus in 2015

eLearning Brothers

However, if this style does not jive with the rest of the material, don’t force it, as it comes across as hokey and disingenuous. A huge part of the eLearning experience is the visual aspect. That’s why a graphic designer is such an important part of any eLearning team. Flat Design. Monochromatic. Pixel Art. Skeuomorphism. Minimalism. Sketch.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work. Or, of course, the ones others use in your org.

JIVE's clearspace takes social networking behind the firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

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." Jive calls itself a "social productivity" service. I've been watching Clearspace as one of those Enterprise products that just might have that something special that finally brings the Web2.0 tonight. The service takes on Microsoft's Sharepoint with a feature set that looks like something many consumer software users would be envious of. Sweet!

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. Just Jay

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Going Social

Learning Visions

And big hat tip to Sumeet Moghe of Thoughtworks for sharing his presentation at LSCon on implementing a social learning platform (they went with Jive). If you know me, you know I'm a bit of an extrovert and I crave social interaction. And, like most of us, I like to learn through collaboration and conversation. Ideally, while roasting marshmallows around a campfire.). So last month when I prepared for my LearnNow conference presentation on "Implementing Social Learning", I reached out to my social networks. Jane Bozarth's diigo pag e was another great resource.

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What no ‘elearning’?

Tayloring it

In 10 months I: Produced a handful of taking head videos and placed them on our internal collaborative platform , Jive. Produced 15-20 screencasts and placed them onto Jive. Created a single ‘ go to ‘ L&D group on Jive. Used Jive to create an activity that mirrored a real life customer interaction which created strong intrinsic motivators to utilise the provided performance support tool to resolve the ‘situation’ Used Adobe XI Pro to create a range of FAQs documents and checklists. This tweet from David Hopkins. Used a Pro!

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Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

It’s hard to imagine informal learning not going along for the ride when a company embraces Jive or Chatter or Yammer or Socialcast or similar networking environments. 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. What an astounding finding! Just Jay

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Working wiser?

Clark Quinn

Ok, so have I gone off the edge of the hazy cosmic jive?  I am a native Californian, after all, but I’m thinking that this makes real business sense.  I think we can do this, and that the outputs will be better too, in all respects.  No one says it’d be easy, but my suspicion is it’d be worthwhile. Noodling:   I’ve been thinking about Working Smarter, a topic I took up over four years ago. Working smarter, of course, means recognizing how we  really think, work, and learn, and aligning our processes and tools accordingly. But there’s another approach.

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From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress  or Elgg. Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them  get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Notifications.

Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

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). Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. They are lurking on the edge, consuming content. They are the free riders. Not really.

Review: Learning Everywhere by Chad Udell

Experiencing eLearning

” This category includes informal social learning with tools like Twitter, Yammer, and Jive, as well as user-generated content in wikis and knowledge bases. suspect I am one of the only instructional designers left in the world who doesn’t own a smartphone. Even with my minimal background in mobile learning, Udell’s book was very helpful.

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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. Last week I wrote about the “6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use” Apparently I hit a nerve, but what’s important is we had some good debate.

Why Understanding Learner Motivation Is Key For Gamification


motivated learner needs to understand where they fall in the pack and how that position jives with their personal goals. Just like eLearning can’t take place without a deep understanding of learner motivation, gamification in employee training won’t work without an understanding what drives and motivates employees. great way to think about it is this. The ARCS Model.

Group KM

Learning and Working on the Web

Jive, Socialcast, Yammer) and most companies today have a social tool in-house. PKMastery is an essential discipline, especially for knowledge artisans. However, practising PKMastery is not going to get work done. PKM is primarily a framework to facilitate learning in networks through cooperation. Group Knowledge Management (KM) takes PKMastery to the next level: getting things done.

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The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?

Learning Cafe

Alex has worked in senior leadership positions in Jive, SumTotal, Talent2 and Saba. Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. In February this year Facebook was 10 years old with 1.4 billion Facebook users. Twitter signs up 135,000 new users every day. billion hours of YouTube is watched every month. Will it work ? Or are we going about the wrong way for the wrong reasons ? Panel.

Emergent Value

Learning and Working on the Web

Enterprise collaboration tools – Socialcast ; Jive ; Brainpark – are the platforms for complex, collaborative work. Tweet A certain amount of hierarchy is necessary to get work done. Networks route around hierarchy. Networks enable work to be done collaboratively, especially when that work is complex and there are no simple answers, best practices or case studies to fall back on.

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

This in the context of a social business platform like Jive requires--among other things--consistent tagging, proper aggregation, enabling quick search options, providing guided navigations for frequently accessed pieces, and grouping of similar groups and content in an appropriate manner. Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters. From setting up filters--both of the automated and human variety--to trying to make sense of what we find, we are in a fix, so to speak. The scene within an enterprise is not much different.

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

eLearning 24-7

Personally, I wouldn’t go that route, but hey, people do – with Yammer, Jive, Bloomfire and so on. . The Conversation. A: “We need to have online learning” B: “Huh? ” A: “I was told we must have e-learning. I’m not really sure what it is, but I know it is popular, so we must have it” B: “Okay, what should I look for?” ” A: “We need a LMS. So look for that.  And we want it launched as soon as possible.” ” B:  “Ok.” Rather, it should be developing an e-learning strategy. Education? Please. 

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

Those who forget the mistakes of history

Jay Cross

They are social network companies like Socialcast and Jive, content management firms like Xyleme, communications platforms like Citrix and Skype, social business advisors like Dachis and Altimeter, web 2.0 …are condemned to repeat them, said philosopher George Santyana. What does the future hold for these guys? Let’s look back to 1999. Money gushed into learning start-ups.

ESN as knowledge bridges

Learning and Working on the Web

More employees are sharing knowledge through activity streams on platforms by IBM, SAP, Jive, Yammer, and Socialcast, to name a few.  An effective suite of enterprise social tools can help organizations share knowledge, collaborate, and cooperate – connecting the work being done with the identification of new opportunities and ideas. But ESN can constrain what they are supposed to enhance.

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What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, Day 1

SharePoint and Assessment

He gave a nice precis about Jive, Yammer, Salesforce, Google+, Facebook and many more. His conclusion was that SharePoint, especially with add-ons beats them all, though Jive is very credible if you work outside the Microsoft stack. Here’s an update from  from the stimulating European SharePoint Conference in Berlin. Visio and SharePoint – Ian White from Microsoft.

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

Community and collaboration Working alongside the new blended learning offering sits a powerful community, collaboration and social media platform called Bupa Live, which is based on Jive SBS software. Rethinking formal ICT training Working alongside colleague Kerry Baker, Tiina has transformed ICT training at Bupa. This was accomplished using Bupa’s Saba Centra virtual classroom platform.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. They announced this in October, 2008. Via email, I asked Sue Rodeman, VP., Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. This is fueled by the various Web 2.0 Thanks to Sue, from a fellow upstate New Yorker! Generation21. GeoLearning.

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

CLO Magazine

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. One of the major effects of the recession was a lack of investment in developing business skills for younger, midlevel workers. There is a difference between coaching and mentoring.

ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher

Learning Visions

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. But these changes are coming. Training becomes a 24/7 things.


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. While the terms community management and community manager are more popular, I have never found them very comfortable to use. It is perhaps to do with the word management --which reeks of Taylorism, hierarchy, command and control--all the connotations that to me are anathema to creating a sense of belonging, infusing passion, and leading. I am happier with community leadership or community facilitation. facilitator is an enabler, a helping hand and a guide.

my pkm story

Learning and Working on the Web

PKM can be facilitated by an enterprise social network like Jive or Yammer, but an ESN often forces a one-size fits all approach if it is the only knowledge-sharing tool available. It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. Here are some reflections on how my thoughts have evolved over that decade. Early Tools.

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