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Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0

The definition of Enterprise Social Network

E-Learning Provocateur

social learning A means of liking senior executives' posts collaboration corporate definition enterprise 2.0 enterprise social network ESN hierarchy humor humour organisational culture organizational culture participatory culture social social media social software sycophancy workplace

Very social software

Learning with e's

A veritable feast of articles on social media is appearing in the academic press at the moment. Two articles that have caught my eye deal with social software in education, and both have landed on my desk in the last few weeks. Social Software: new opportunities for challenging social inequalities in learning? Keywords: social software; Web 2.0;

Siloed Social Conversations Impede Shared Experience

Skilful Minds

The Altimeter Group’s report from earlier this year, The Evolution of Social Business: Six Stages of Social Business Transformation, offers the above graphic to exemplify the way social networking develops as the social activities of businesses mature. I tend to feel skeptical about many developmental models in social business simply because markets differ, sometimes in fundamental ways, […]. John Seely Brown social business social software

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

In Social is the plural of personal JP Rangaswami contends that institutional innovation is required to achieve the potential that social software offers organizations in general, and for-profit companies in particular. Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0 JP's voice is one of several important contributions to current thinking about innovation.

"Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

This article investigates the use of social software applications in digital library environments. It examines the use of blogging software as an interface to digital library content stored in a separate repository. ( LINK ). The article concludes with a review of positive and negative outcomes from this approach and makes recommendations for further research

On the Roots of Social Computing

Skilful Minds

I recently received an invitation from Mads Soegaard, Editor-in-Chief at Interaction-Design.org to offer those who read this blog an early view of a new chapter on Social Computing in their encyclopedia. Innovation Social Business Design Web 2.0 Experience Design IBM Mads Soegaard Rob Kling social business social computing Social Media social network social softwareI’m a little late on this writing for you to get a pre-publication view of the chapter but I wanted to make sure and point it out for [.]. Collaboration e-Learning 2.0

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software. 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. Of those, big companies spent $16,000 on average; little ones spent $5600. What an astounding finding! L&D people. Just Jay

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The changing Web

Learning with e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Yesterday's post can be found at this link.

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5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Social software and participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web era. Adopting an ever popular MOOC is almost equal to zero level strategy if you are unable to engage the largest stakeholders involved in it i.e. the learners. So, if you think, MOOC strategy is going to work for you without any input put into it, probably you should not go for it.

Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Recently, Mortensen continued researching the topic by studying 39 officially defined software and product development teams. Learning Experience Social Networks Web 2.0 social business design awareness Dachis Group distributed work empathy Internet Time Alliance shared experience social learning team identity twitter wiki e-Learning 2.0

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Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

At this point, I also "serendipitous-ly" stumbled upon a couple of conversations recently that touched upon lurking (this is why I love social media). Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. This is also proved by the fact that many of the groups on this platform have membership of ~300 but obviously not everyone is a Contributing User.

Breaking eggs

Learning with e's

It's my opening gambit in a chapter called 'Destructive Creativity on the Social Web' in which I discuss the volatile and contentious nature of wiki content generation. My chapter appears in an edited volume by Stylianos Hatzipanagos and Steven Warburton on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. As is the case with all IGI Reference books it is very overpriced.

Edupunk stalks the institution.

Learning with e's

Students are also voting with their feet, with many preferring to use social networking tools such as Facebook to communicate in place of the institutional e-mail system. The adoption of free social software tools has raised questions over corporate branding, security and privacy issues, and legal requirements. Where will it all end?

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

CLO Magazine

Talent management software vendors can provide some tracking capability, but do not provide in-depth coaching and mentoring program workflows optimized to help guide these programs. 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. Today there are emerging software options coming to market specifically to support a variety of mentoring and coaching programs. But managing these programs can be a challenge.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. eLearning Technology , July 28, 2006 Scuttle – an open source social bookmarking tool Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools - eLearning Technology , May 21, 2008 Web 2.0 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

I have listed them insome sort of reading order or the way they made sense to me… Social Business The future ispodular by Dave Gray PuttingEnterprise 2.0 by Bertrand Duperrin HowDigital Business Will Evolve in 2012: 6 Big Ideas by Dion Hinchcliffe Whysocial business is different - Part 1: Reusing stored collaboration by DionHinchcliffe Socialnetworks are becoming your personal operating system by Brian Solis FiveEmergent Strategies for Improving Social Business Performance by DionHinchcliffe OpenWork: Using Social Software To Make Our Work Visible Again by DionHinchcliffe WhyE2.0

Hot tools, hot topics

Learning with e's

tools and social media’, this was the last parallel paper session before the final plenary event at EDEN – day 3. Social software tools are overwhelming in number and scope, but applications are becoming friendlier and can be used to build communities. When we are using social software, who needs protection? Tags: Lisbon social software Web 2.0

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc).

Emerging Mondays

Learning with e's

I'm taking part in a live podcast on Monday evening for Pontydysgu using Skype direct from my new wireless laptop, if I can get the blasted software to download. I'm going to be talking about social software and open content for e-learning, and will be in conversation with the show's host, Graham Attwell. Tags: Pontydysgu social software Graham Attwell Skype This was a session I agreed to do with Graham earlier this week whilst attending the Edumedia conference in Salzburg. Just one thing though, Graham. I'm now working for the University of Plymouth.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. experience learning hands-on through collaborative work, community, search, social software, blogs and tweets. Here’s a preliminary description. with Jay Cross. Format.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. E-Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. Podcast on Social Networking in Project-Based Learning | Beyond School 44. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. Web 2.0:

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

eFront

This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS). This is being fueled by the redesigning of workplace productivity from email to social networks, our adoption of smartphone and tablet platforms, and our repositioning of services from Enterprise to SaaS (Social, Mobile and Cloud). Could you please introduce yourself for our readers?

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students. MentorBlog: Connecting Students and their Mentors using Social Software. Continues tomorrow. Yeomans, P. 2008).

Keen as mustard?

Learning with e's

Tags: Andrew Keen social software Web 2.0

Greek Odd(ICT)y

Learning with e's

We are the same age, both artistic (he produces a regular satirical cartoon for his national newspaper) and we both have similar ideas about social software and its importance for the future of education. Tags: social software digital immigrants digital natives Gorg Mallia I'm attending the first day of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education in Crete this week. Star billing must go to Dr Gorg Mallia ( University of Malta ) who gave us a dynamic paper entitled: 'A tolling bell for institutions?'

SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

The social software stack, in particular the difference between collective understanding and collaborative understanding, frames Vander Wal's perspective. social media e-Learning 2.0 social networking twitter The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. Web 2.0 elearning 2.0

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 collaborative tools, they actually have different goals: Social learning is about interacting with other people in order to learn something new, while Web collaboration tools are primarily about making it easier for people to work together. That’s where enterprise 2.0 Technology.

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

eFront

This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS). This is being fueled by the redesigning of workplace productivity from email to social networks, our adoption of smartphone and tablet platforms, and our repositioning of services from Enterprise to SaaS (Social, Mobile and Cloud). Could you please introduce yourself for our readers?

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Social Business Design and Multichannel Team Collaboration

Skilful Minds

Shared experience, not just shared information, is fundamental to the social networks underlying collaboration and innovation. Collaboration means getting to know that other employees possess expertise on this or that topic, but also developing comfort with one another by sharing significant symbols relating to self, family, friends, and social activities, thereby understanding one another as people. Brands Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Social Networks Enterprise 2.0 project management social business social capital social software stack Web 2.0

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. You have four or five options for turning on your social network.

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

Learning Cafe

In 2013, the investment bubble will burst for consumer social networks, and for enterprise social software companies in 2014. What it is not saying is that social networking will become less popular but the investments in social network technology will decrease i.e e-Learning, video, mobile learning etc. Impact at the enterprise level i.e Impact on Learners.

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts. ” 3 - 10 enterprise social networking obstacles , the brainyard, Information Week 3 January 2012. This takes more than access to social networking tools, blogs, and wikis.

Bloomfire Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Bloomfire addresses old-school productivity problems with a new-school approach, using social software to create and share valuable information within an enterprise. Of course today there are many new players and old tools have evolved, and embraced social media, collaboration, the cloud, mobile and other new technology shifts. Or should I say, set it on fire?