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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

Investigating the Application of Social Software to Support Networked Learning

George Siemens

Investigating the Application of Social Software to Support Networked Learning (.pdf) pdf) suggests that “university students need to learn new network and software literacies to become digital citizens&#. In addition to being literate (and therefore be able to participate in the consequential conversations occurring through, or mediated by, technology), authors state students spend surprisingly limited time in socialization (p.

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Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

We will be publishing this kind of hot list each week and doing monthly and other summaries here using the social filtering mechanisms of Browse My Stuff. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Using Social Signals to Find Top eLearning Resources - eLearning Technology , June 24, 2009. The following are the top other items based on social signals. CalTech NASA Study on Micro-Blogging ROI / Business Value , June 25, 2009. Social Software (7).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments. It examines the use of blogging softwareas an interface to digital library content stored in a separaterepository. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

Sun Microsystems Uses Open Source and Enterprise Social Software to Build YouTube-Like Portal for Social Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

By thoughtfully implementing a social learning environment called Sun Learning eXchange (SLX), the training function found an effective way to "do more with less." Enterprise Social Software is changing the face of corporate learning. Check out our extensive case study on the Sun Learning eXchange here. Tags: collaboration Learning Culture Learning on Demand social networking At Sun, the sales training group does not have sufficient budget or hours to meet all the training needs of sales professionals. " What Did They Do? Viral Rollout. David.

Sun Microsystems Uses Open Source and Enterprise Social Software to Build YouTube-Like Portal for Social Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

By thoughtfully implementing a social learning environment called Sun Learning eXchange (SLX), the training function found an effective way to "do more with less." Enterprise Social Software is changing the face of corporate learning. Check out our extensive case study on the Sun Learning eXchange here. Tags: collaboration Learning Culture Learning on Demand social networking At Sun, the sales training group does not have sufficient budget or hours to meet all the training needs of sales professionals. " What Did They Do? Viral Rollout. David.

5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Well, as far as I have studied those courses, I could see the usage of just few of the learning modes, with certain important modes of learning missing, such as video learning, simulations and field assignments. Social software and participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web era. Focus the engagement styles. Use diverse modes of learning.

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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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).

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 e-Learning 2.0 social business design awareness Dachis Group distributed work empathy Internet Time Alliance shared experience social learning team identity twitter wiki

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

eLearn: Case Studies - The Reluctant Online Professor 12. Storyboards & eLearning (Pt. 1) " EduTech gEEks.We'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. Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. learning 2.0

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.

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).

Notes on social learning in business

Learning and Working on the Web

We just finished a month-long workshop at the Social Learning Centre which involved over 50 participants from many countries. The workshop was on social learning in business , and followed on from previous ones like the PKM workshop on individual, informal learning, and the Training to Performance Support workshop on tools that can often replace instruction. SocialLearning

Call 4 #papers: #mobile #mLearning IADIS conference in Avila Spain

Ignatia Webs

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Discipline “Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science”, Section Editor: W. The latter enables companies the opportunity to display its latest offerings of hardware, software, tools, services and books, through an exhibit booth. for the IADIS mobile learning conference that will take place on 10 - 12 March 2011. Fischer, G.

ZaidLearn: Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? (Yes, Obama Says!)

ZaidLearn

Are there any FREE Course/Learning Management Systems (C/LMS) out there that require no financial hardware, software and hosting investments? eLearning Community 2.0 A social site for knowledge seekers to enrich their knowledge through online learning, sharing and socializing to make new friends without boundaries (It even includes an online conferencing tool! IMAGINE!

John Seeley Brown Keynote at #ASTD2013

Learning Visions

As a group, Dusty and his friends studied frame by frame DVDs of other world champion surfers. Using simple social software to create a network of practice or a community of practice. Basically, work IS social. Technically sophisticated and social adept. 0. 0. 1. Kineo. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference and Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. 10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. Forgive any typos or incoherence!

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. People at the big events are talking about informal learning, social learning, simulations, webinars, mobile, virtual classrooms, community, interactivity, and web 2.0.

All A-Twitter

aLearning

And what does that mean for using Twitter as an element in your social learning mix? In any case… What does this mean for using Twitter in social learning? So here’s a study of note: Terry Anderson (Athabasca University), Bruno Poellhuber (University of Montreal) and Ross McKerlich (Centerboard Strategic Learning) have published the results of their study in the article, “Self-paced Learners Meet Social Software: An Exploration of Learners’ Attitudes, Expectations, and Experience&# ( you can read this report online here.

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.

Here's why social business will not save your cheese

The Learning Generalist

If you're reading this article then I guess you have a keen interest in social business or are perhaps already running your own setup. Now don't get me wrong, I am a big, die hard fan of social media in the workplace and frankly I wouldn't have it any other way. That being said, I am mindful that social business is still quite a new space with just about 5 years in the mainstream.

Faceworking

Learning with e's

Should we try to use social networking services such as Facebook and Myspace as serious educational tools, or should they remain the domain of informal chat and backstage antics? Neil Selwyn and Lyndsay Grant are to be applauded for bringing together an excellent, very readable special issue of the journal which focuses on Learning and Social Software.

Learning in public

Learning and Working on the Web

Because of that, the system is unique in that is dovetails nicely with a socialized knowledge management system. People are already used to residing within a learning organization, and social software will enhance the on-the-ground process that are already so robust. She shows how workers at the NASA Goddard Space Fight Center reapply their knowledge: -.

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About Me

Learnadoodledastic

Other Interests I have recently successfully completed an MA by independent study: e-learning and education where my focus was on using social software and web conferencing technology to enhance adult distance learning. A Quick Overview I am a Distance Learning Development Team Leader in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University, previously i have worked in web and multimedia development and i am interested in helping myself and other teachers to take advantage of web 2.0

The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. The state of employee engagement is a troubling organizational predicament, and many leaders wonder whether internal social media and social learning could help to drive it: Should the C-suite become more involved? How does its use by the C-suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization? There are a few reasons why the C-suite isn’t using social media more inside organizations. Be ready to fail.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. The Business Case for Social Learning - Daretoshare , April 13, 2009 Job losses, combined with cutbacks in workforce development investments, mean that many companies are less able to serve customers, make sales or generate innovations than they were just a few months ago. The Business Case for Social Learning. Do you have a case study for me?

Connectivism Course - Pre Assignment Introduction

Learnadoodledastic

During the course of my study have been captivated by connectivism and the use of web 2.0 tools to help make connectivism the ‘learning theory for the digital age’ :-) Connecting, socializing, interacting, collaborating, sharing etc etc make learning enjoyable. I am participating in the course to get a deeper understanding of the theory, to learn from the experiences of others, to be enlightened as to the use of new technologies (as a by product of participating) and to explore ways to facilitate the type of learning mentioned above.

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

You really need to read his posting yourself, but here's a selection of extracts which grabbed my attention: "A main finding from our study's interviews is that most companies are not very far along in a wholesale adoption of Web 2.0 technologies — unless ‘thinking about social software’ is considered progress. That could explain why, in our studies, successful social media initiatives at many companies emerged from underground, grassroots efforts." " "Widespread use of internal social media breaks down communication barriers.

Are Web 2.0 tools designed to support learning?

IDiot

Today, I came across a case study that evaluates the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 The case study makes some interesting points about the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 To put it across in layman’s perspective, the case study analyses the abilities of web 2.0 To help integrate into the formal structure of training delivery, trainers and learners have to tweak and modify them with the features and functions to support training-related tasks.). 3) Categories of ‘affordances’ associated with Web 2.0 or social software: • Connectivity. technologies.

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry.

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry.

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry.

Individual Value Required

Tony Karrer

software or enterprise social software should not focus on: social networks or social software, which is focused entirely on enabling conversations Instead, Aaron points to what he calls Collaborative networks: Rather than focusing on socialization, one to one interactions and individual enrichment, businesses must be concerned with creating an information fabric within their organizations. Interesting post found via the Communities and Networks Connection - The Future of Collaborative Networks by Aaron Fulkerson, CEO of MindTouch. & Web 2.0

Changing Roles for Educators (CCK08: Paper 2)

Learnadoodledastic

What a lot of current modern day teachers in higher education may not be aware of is the affordances of modern day social software tools and the powerful learning potential for students when they participate, collaborate, share, create, re-invent and connect. Institutions slow to recognize and cultivate social networking cultures will eventually suffer a competitive disadvantage.

“Anyone can be a cynic”

Learning and Working on the Web

If you don’t have social interactions at work, how can you be productive in a creative economy? How playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Creativity by @elsua. [We should] do another piece of research or study on the impact of NOT having social software tools, or games, to build trust, connect, collaborate and share your knowledge with your peers, customers and business partners.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Of course, there’s a lot of great information out there on this via eLearning Learning under terms like Discussion Forum , Collaboration in Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Adoption , Benefits of Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Case Studies. also checked out Nancy White’s Communities and Networks site under Discussion Forums , Case Studies of Discussion Forums , and Community Building and Discussion Forums. That forum is still up and running. They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role.

CONCEDE Project

Learning with e's

Students are using social networking sites to post up their content, including text, images and links they would like to keep and share. If you are working or studying in HE and use any form of Web 2.0 or social software services, please consider completing this survey. User generated content is everywhere. Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.