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Next big innovation for Enterprise Social Software - Simplicity

The Learning Generalist

social business journey was Andrew Mcafee's definition of what makes social software tick. As I look at how enterprise social software matures it seems to be moving away from those characteristics quite a bit. To the extent, that enterprise social software loses the edge it promised to provide. Do one thing and keep it simple One of the features of consumer social software which in turn encourages enterprise use cases is the fact that most of these tools do one thing and they do it well. Enterprise social bloatware? And more!

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 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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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. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. Continues tomorrow.

Wiki activities 5 stage model

Learning with e's

Tomorrow I'm in Bristol on the invitation of the JISC to present two papers reporting on recent research we have been doing on social software at their regional support centre conference. One of my papers will detail my wiki activities 5 stage model. See the wiki activities page of one online group for an example here. The model starts with Exploration (where students are finding out about their new learning environment, discovering the do's and dont's and generally orientating themselves on the wiki). Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Experimenting with Social Software Just Got Easier

Learning on the Leading Edge

Here is some potentially welcome news for any individual training departments out there (or small businesses) who have considered diving into enterprise social software for social and collaborative learning or otherwise, but have held off so far due to financial contraints. They have been very sucessful at putting a user-friendly face onto the underlying wiki technology.

Experimenting with Social Software Just Got Easier

Learning on the Leading Edge

Here is some potentially welcome news for any individual training departments out there (or small businesses) who have considered diving into enterprise social software for social and collaborative learning or otherwise, but have held off so far due to financial contraints. They have been very sucessful at putting a user-friendly face onto the underlying wiki technology.

elearningpost » 40 Downloadable Open Source Social Software Applications

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blog articles about 40 Downloadable Open Source Social Software Applications This list definitely needs to be bookmarked. Categories include Social Bookmarking, Social Filesharing, Social Networking and Social Search. Add tag Permalink | Thursday, January 10, 2008 Page 1 of 2 pages Search Follow Twitter Atom RSS 2.0 Photos www. flick r.com Bookshelf (c) 2000-2006 elearningpost | 508 | XHTML | RSS feed | Powered by ExpressionEngine

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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

Could A Wiki Be Your Next Talent Management System?

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have done a number of interviews recently with companies who are successfully using social software tools within their organizations. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of talking to Bearing Point about their use of wikis throughout the organization. Suffice it to say their collective adoption of wikis has been very successful. Or as Bearing Point puts it: they see wikis as a replacement for Microsoft Word, Outlook, and the company intranet. The end results: wikis have become a key component of the organization’s success and productivity.

Could A Wiki Be Your Next Talent Management System?

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have done a number of interviews recently with companies who are successfully using social software tools within their organizations. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of talking to Bearing Point about their use of wikis throughout the organization. Suffice it to say their collective adoption of wikis has been very successful. Or as Bearing Point puts it: they see wikis as a replacement for Microsoft Word, Outlook, and the company intranet. The end results: wikis have become a key component of the organization’s success and productivity.

Could A Wiki Be Your Next Talent Management System?

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have done a number of interviews recently with companies who are successfully using social software tools within their organizations. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of talking to Bearing Point about their use of wikis throughout the organization. Suffice it to say their collective adoption of wikis has been very successful. Or as Bearing Point puts it: they see wikis as a replacement for Microsoft Word, Outlook, and the company intranet. The end results: wikis have become a key component of the organization’s success and productivity.

Could A Wiki Be Your Next Talent Management System?

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have done a number of interviews recently with companies who are successfully using social software tools within their organizations. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of talking to Bearing Point about their use of wikis throughout the organization. Suffice it to say their collective adoption of wikis has been very successful. Or as Bearing Point puts it: they see wikis as a replacement for Microsoft Word, Outlook, and the company intranet. The end results: wikis have become a key component of the organization’s success and productivity.

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. argue that wiki content generation is both creative and destructive, and you need both to ensure quality. It is a solid reference manual for best practice of social software tools in teaching and learning.

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).

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 eLearning Weekly , March 20, 2009 100+ More Wiki Tools and Resources , January 7, 2009 Joomla and Drupal – Open Source CMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla!

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

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. Podcast on Social Networking in Project-Based Learning | Beyond School 44.

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.

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. In more formalised education settings, there is a proliferation in the use of wikis and other collaborative shared spaces. Tags: blog wiki user generated content CONCEDE podcast User generated content is everywhere.

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. applications such as wikis. The second paper in the session was also focused on the use of wikis to support the learning of English as a foreign language. Collaborative editing was required so an ‘institution free’ wiki – MediaWiki – was selected.

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.

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.

Casting the pod

Learning with e's

talk about mentoring, personalised learning, nomadic learning, and how blogs and wikis can be used in teacher education, and I explore the idea behind using social software to support professional learning. Tags: 5 Stage Wiki Activities Model blog nomadic learning mentoring self learning podcast Have a listen and let me know what you think.

The Emperor's new clothes?

Learning with e's

agree - I use wikis as a central portal to link to other tools and resources, but it might just as well be a VLE (albeit an expensive option). agree they keep everything in one place, but aggregators can do that and so can wikis - for significantly less cost. Tags: monkey business aggregator James Clay VLE Helen Whitehaed wiki Edupunk Skype Felix Grant

4 Reasons Why YOU Don't want to Touch Social Learning with a Barge Pole

The Learning Generalist

So, you recently read Jane Bozarth's Social Learning for Trainers and followed it up with a read of Enterprise 2.0 by McAfee and The New Social Learning by Conner and Bingham. You're excited by the promise of social software for learning. You're going to be a hot-shot social learning pro, aren't you? social learning lrnchat e20 socbizErrrm. think again.

Top 7 topics at this year's ALT-C

Learning with e's

Social Software 25 VLEs 24 Blogs 20 Mobile learning 19 Social networking 18 Wikis 16 No surprises really. VLE blogs Distance Education wiki mobile learning GPS ALT-C e-portfolio 3-D Virtual world Web 2.0In preparation for the forthcoming ALT-C 2007 conference, I glanced over the content of papers, posters, workshops and symposia on offer. It interested me to see that some key topics have emerged as the front runners for discussion. quick trawl of titles and keywords revealed these top 7 favourite topics: e-Learning 31 Web 2.0 We shall see….

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Most learning professionals view social media as valuable to learners, and usage is growing. Alonso, F.,

Imitation - the sincerest form of flatulence

Learning with e's

spoke about 'Social Software in Higher Education' and several really useful questions were raised by the group over copyright, validity and reliability of sources such as Wikipedia , plagiarism and 'fit for purpose' issues. On the back page is an interesting featured article entitled: 'The Wonderful World of Wikis', which says much the same thing as StudentNet. Tags: wikipedia wiki plagiarism wikiphobia Landed on my desk I find the latest issue (No. 21) of the Centre for Bioscience Bulletin. assume the lecturer wanted the students' gut reactions.?

ICICTE 2007 Heraklion

Learning with e's

social software in the classroom. We all came away with several new ideas about how to use wikis, blogs and a host of other tools to enhance and extend the learning experience. Tags: Rob Koper blogs wikis ICICTE Well, here I am sat in the foyer of the Atlantis Hotel , in Heraklion Crete, and at the end of the second day of the ICICTE Conference. It's been an interesting day with two stimulating workshops and several interesting papers. He got us running round the room doing many exercises and discussion around the idea of using Web 2.0 More on this also later.

EDEN saw play.

Learning with e's

Deborah Everhart (Georgetown University, USA) followed, with a session on social bookmarking, using Blackboard MLE tools. followed as the third speaker, with my session on wikis and collaborative learning, and the session was capped off by an overview of social software from Antonio Huertas (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) who dealt with 'Wikis, blogs and tagging in education'. Tags: podcasting blog wiki mobile technology Web 2.0 Although many of the 24 papers I attended were fairly average, some challenged and positively fuelled ideas for me.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. Their acquisition included the Participate team – a group with 12 years of social media experience dating back to the mid 90s. Rather we see social media platforms and LMSs as two distinct systems. Communities, blogs, and wikis are just the start. This week’s featured system is OutStart.

Let go of old technology - out with email

Learning Rocks

He works at an organisation that promotes social software as far as I could tell. Sadly, these email killers are not new - collaborative tools like Google Apps, Zoho or BaseCamp , forums and wikis - and yes, even blogs - are now established, familiar and robust. thoughts software wikis so-net softwareFor a while now I've had the funny feeling that email creates at least as much work as it facilitates. Wondering if there were any other malcontents out there - I guessed there would be - I found this in an old blog entry from a guy called Lars Plougmann.

Let go of old technology - out with email

Learning Rocks

He works at an organisation that promotes social software as far as I could tell. Sadly, these email killers are not new - collaborative tools like Google Apps, Zoho or BaseCamp , forums and wikis - and yes, even blogs - are now established, familiar and robust. Tags: thoughts software wikis so-net software For a while now I've had the funny feeling that email creates at least as much work as it facilitates. This rather amusing (though obviously made up) breakdown from August 2006 sums up how I feel about managing projects with email. But it hasn't.

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. Add some statistics.