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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. I’m happy to share my opinion with them (borne from my experience), but thus far I have been cognisant of the fact that I haven’t cross-checked my ideas against those of others in the corporate sector. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. They must lead by example.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. enterprise 2.0

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources. Now What?

Microsoft Buys Yammer. Confirming Cat 2.0!

eContent

I've used Yammer for 3.5 years, and have extensive experience with running a large corporate wide Yammer network. Thus, earlier today I was pleased when my black tabby cat's opinion of Yammer was validated! Microsoft purchased Yammer. As a member of Yammer's Customer Advisory Board, I offer my congratulations to Yammer!   Yammer !

Webinar Recap: How Yammer Uses Mindflash For Training

Mindflash

On Thursday, May 9, Mindflash hosted a webinar to discuss how Yammer uses Mindflash to conduct training. It was a very informative webinar, and I thought I would recap some of the highlights so you can learn how to use Mindflash and Yammer together to develop and deliver training in your organization. What Yammer Found. You can follow him on  Twitter  or on  Google+.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Twitter has become the number 1 tool for learning in just three years – voted by hundreds of learning professionals in this survey at Jane Hart’s site. All these tools have functionality that’s similar to Twitter. In the learning community #lrnchat is one such example of a Twitter discussion forum. 5. In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular. 

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

We share knowledge on Twitter, contribute to discussions on LinkedIn, read books, write blogs, comment on blogs, subscribe to industry magazines, share links to online articles, watch videos, and participate in MOOCs. My poll results from Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector are somewhat enlightening. This is a point that I fear many of our peers fail to grasp.

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Yammer

Jay Cross

Yammer is like a private Twitter. Instead of Twitter’s question, “What are you doing?&# , Yammer asks “What are you working on?&#. Yammer also serves as a company directory in which every employee has a profile and as a knowledge base where past conversations can be easily accessed and referenced. Anyone in a company can start their Yammer network and begin inviting colleagues. The basic Yammer service is free. Related: Enterprise TwitterCompanies can pay to claim and administer their network.

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe. Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange. If you don't know Yammer: Yammer is kind of Twitter (micro-blogging) service which can be used within organisation, so it is not public like on Twitter. Social online learning = not facilitated?

Social and Learned Helplessness in Learning

Nick Leffler

Places like Twitter or Yammer rather than the water cooler or lunch with colleagues (although it could apply there also). Learning Social DevLearn Learned Helplessness Learned Helplessness of Learning Motivation Neil deGrasse Tyson Social Learning Twitter Yammer It’s been a few weeks since I first wrote about Learned Helplessness in Learning but it hasn’t once left my mind. Even last week had some familiar mentions of it but without the name. That sounds familiar to Learned Helplessness in Learning. Kids are curious, heck, all ages of people are! Social Learning.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning

Learnnovators

Schone and John Polaschek at DevLearn 2009) discusses how Yammer was shortlisted and implemented at Qualcomm for encouraging micro learning within the corporate environment. Twitter : Twitter is the most popular micro learning tool that helps create and share information with people, thereby building relationships. What is its significance in today’s learning scenario? Videos.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, and others do represent a critical milestone for social learning. Employee Training facebook L&D learning and development Social Learning social media training Twitter yammerSocial Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. What Exactly Is Social Learning?

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. We did consider creating a community there for our free edition, but in the end we decided to go with Yammer (see communities). We now use Facebook more for announcements and things like that. I use twitter to announce things (posts, news and share interesting articles that I find).

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1. So as a technology, Twitter is really simple. External. 2. Personal.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. Some don’t even have a Facebook account, let alone Twitter. And this is a wonderful thing. Having said that, many of the noobs have never microblogged before. This in itself isn’t a problem. So what is good practice?

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. Some don’t even have a Facebook account, let alone Twitter. And this is a wonderful thing. Having said that, many of the noobs have never microblogged before. This in itself isn’t a problem. So what is good practice?

A circular argument

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s Google’s trump card against the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Then there’s Twitter. The 140 character limit is Twitter’s saving grace, and ultimately its competitive edge. As for targeting messages, Twitter can’t do that. Forget Facebook, forget Twitter. The one who has the most to fear from Google+ is Yammer. Yammer

Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses

Mindflash

You can build social interactions into your eLearning courses by integrating Yammer with Mindflash. Yammer has been a long time Mindflash customer, and they use both Mindflash and Yammer in many of their training programs to create people-to-people interactions. How have you used Mindflash and Yammer together to deliver training to your audience? Uncategorized yammer

When to Choose Self-Paced Learning Versus Live, On-Line Learning

Mindflash

An enterprise social network, like Yammer , can be used to host live discussions between facilitators and peers. Yes, you can use virtual classroom tools to conduct these live training sessions, but if you are a Mindflash and a Yammer custome r, you can have your learners complete self-paced training with Mindflash training modules, then host discussions in a group on Yammer.

What Makes Yammer Different?

eLearning Cyclops

I have started test driving Yammer. For the last six months, I have been using Twitter and getting great rewards from using it. It is a microblogging application like Twitter and is a fantastic app for collaboration and knowledge sharing. the training and development department can have its own separate group within the organization's Yammer network). What Yammer does not have: There is no search feature for member profiles. Maybe Yammer or a third party will create one soon. Yammer Social Media NetworkingSo, what makes it different? Thanks.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

In the online world, this ease can be created by a community space or platform that is easy to access, like Twitter or Yammer. I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. However, from a social-constructist view you might see a twitter network building relations. In that case twitter is very important. Within this thought stream twitter is more interesting.

Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool

Nick Leffler

Just because throwing a Twitter hashtag inside a course doesn’t work well doesn’t mean social learning is a flop, or even social media-styled eLearning tools (whatever that is!). Think more along the lines of Yammer or Chatter. Learning Social Command & Control eLearning Rapid Development Tools Social Learning Social Media Twitter I noticed a ReTweet from Shannon Tipton yesterday morning where she was disagreeing with the flop part of the following blog post: What eLearning Trends Will Pop, Flop and Flip in 2015 ? link] #Lrnchat. Does anybody? And more!

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Tweets Follow @dashethomson on Twitter Download Free Whitepaper The Top 10 Pitfalls of End User Training – and How to Avoid Them Given the current state of the economy, businesses large and small are looking for ways to improve productivity while maintaining quality. Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. So big deal, you say. Start meeting more people.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies. Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. RSS readers (i.e.,

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies. Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. RSS readers (i.e.,

Using Yammer (Internal Twitter)

Take an e-Learning Break

Yammer is an enterprise collaboration tool that lets you easily connect and share with the people in your company or organization (like an internal Twitter). Download the Yammer Desktop Application to follow and participate in Yammer conversations on your Mac or Windows desktop. Yammer also has applications for iPhones and Blackberry. The question is "What are you working on?". You must have a company email address and confirm membership to participate. Check it out: https://www.yammer.com

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Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal

Mindflash

By leveraging Mindflash and Yammer , you can create collaborative environments around eLearning topics in which experts and newbies alike can engage in conversations about specific work practices. Using Yammer with Mindflash gives you the power to create theses hubs and structure them in ways that are aligned with your business goals. You can follow him on  Twitter  or on  Google+.

Number of Twitter Followers Not a Sign of Influence

Kapp Notes

According to a recent study Measuring the Influence of Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy , there are three main measures of influence in Twitter. 1. And, it turns out, the number of followers a person has in Twitter (called indegree influence) is not a measure of influence. So having a lot of followers doesn’t really mean one has a high degree of influence via Twitter. Indegree in?uence uence , the number of followers of a user, directly indicates the size of the audience for that user. 2. Retweet in?uence Mention in?uence Second, most in?uential cant in?uence

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

10 online tools in the backpack of every trainer and facilitator Twitter - microblogging Diigo - or any other social bookmarking service LinkedIn - for networking and groups Padlet - a brainstorm wall Youtube - search and make your own channel/playlists Yammer - and other smart tools to create private conversation groups Screencast-o-matic - and other screencasting tools Bigmarker - webinar tool for free Google - and Google plus Ning - or another paid online platform/LMS Do you know and work with the tools mentioned? So no facilitator should not be able to manipulate Twitter!

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Yammering Together

eContent

Yammer ! essentially Twitter for the corporation: My first impression of Yammer. Yammer introduces unknown to me. even my colleagues post small messages a la Twitter would be a distraction, and a waste of my time. Instead I discovered: Via Yammer I joined groups that pertained to my job. Yammer helps me expand my knowledge base. what a waste!

Twitter Twitter Everywhere.

Learn and Lead

Everyone’s talking about Twitter. So here's my addition to the conversation based on my experiences with Twitter as  @manishmo. What is Twitter? also like this explanation by Chris Brogan : Twitter is a stream. How do you get started with Twitter? Rohit Bhargava explains 5 stages of Twitter acceptance : I think I am somewhere in stage 2, 4 and 5!!!

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

Bottom-Line Performance

  #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. With over 5 million corporate users to date, Yammer is proof that corporations are ready for social media…if the tool is internal and secure. Article: Microsoft Purchases Yammer for $1.2 Take a look at what we have planned for this week: 1.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

Bottom-Line Performance

  #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. With over 5 million corporate users to date, Yammer is proof that corporations are ready for social media…if the tool is internal and secure. Article: Microsoft Purchases Yammer for $1.2 Take a look at what we have planned for this week: 1.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-18

Jane Hart

Top stories today via @ bbc_magazine @briandusablon @ yammer @gautamghosh #. RT @ TweetSmarter : Twitter just registered its 300 millionth account yesterday! Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. 30 ways to use social media to work and learn smarter, begins 30 May [link] Over 30 participants signed up already #. Teaching methods: An alternative vote | The Economist [link] #. There are now over 200 members in Share&Learn. Come and join us [link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? link] #.

Three Things You Can Do to Increase Social Learning Participation

Mindflash

With this goal in mind, I think there are three simple things you can do to increase participation in your social learning programs, and this is exactly why it is important to use Mindflash And Yammer together. You can do this in a Yammer group. You can follow him on  Twitter  or on  Google+. Uncategorized Online Training Social Learning yammer So that’s good, right?

I Yammer. Therefore Must I Twitter??

eContent

I was skeptical when I joined Yammer at work, but I was wrong BIG time. Via Yammer, folks who I did NOT know would join the same groups. Thus, I am forced to address the question of Twitter. Therefore I have decided to give Twitter a test. Once the decision was made to join Twitter, the next question I had to address. or by reputation follow me.

Twitter Search. a Yammer for some Reggae!

eContent

Today we look at Twitter Search. Enter the Northstar Nerd and my short tutorial (under four minutes) which will demonstrate how even without a Twitter account you can data mine this service for useful content. Twitter Search Tutorial (make take a moment to load). Welcome to another Northstar Nerd Tutorial. You may have heard about this Web 2.0 You need not Tweet yourself.

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Social tools or tools that are social?

Learning and Working on the Web

They might all be called ‘social networks’, but Facebook is very different from Twitter, which is very different from Instagram, which is very different from Foursquare. But even Microsoft is offering a separate collaboration platform, Yammer, in support of Office365. Platforms like Yammer enable serendipitous connections by making work more transparent. ” - ZDNet.

Internet Time Blog » yammer

Jay Cross

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. Many companies block external sites such as Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of them are deploying their own internal social media sites or corporate-friendly tools such as Yammer. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Wiki Instructional Design Social Network Collaborative Learning Social Media Social Learning Twitter Web 2.0 By Dean Hawkinson. Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media.

Twitterbursts

Marcia Conner

As Twitter goes public, I thought it might be useful to revisit with you why I think so much of Twitter and the short bursts of correspondence it sets free. To see how I use Twitter each day, visit me @marciamarcia. Consumer-facing Twitter and corporate-ready Socialtext Signals , Socialcast , and   Yammer (to name a few) are noteworthy, evolutionary, and crazy cool.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-24

Jane Hart

Yammer keyboard shortcuts [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. 100 people already signed up for “30 ways to use social media to work & learn smarter&# starts 30 May [link] # lrnchat #astd2011 #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ tloh @audioswhite @ sahana2802 @marksandspencer #. The state of learning in the workplace today [link] # altwebinar #astd2011 # lrnchat #. RT @ WebWorkerDaily : PBworks Gets a Better Interface for Improved Collaboration [link] #.

Do I Need to Blellow, not Twitter or Yammer?

eContent

I've been testing the business value of Twitter for the last 45 days. One particularly useful Twitter tool has been Tweetscan. By saving a Tweetscan on the word Yammer , I have been able to find professionals who manage Enterprise 2.0 / Web 2.0 Earlier today (via my Yammer Tweetscan) learned about Blellow. my initial review of this tool has found comments like "Twitter for Business" The big difference is that Blellow allows me to sign up for specific groups with which I have a common interest. has been way to difficult (i.e. initiatives (i.e.

Bringing learning to the workplace, step 3: People

Challenge to Learn

Yammer. tool that could support you in this is Yammer. It is a Twitter-like tool where you can post tweets, but there are some differences with Twitter. The most important is that you can control who has access to your Yammer, based on email address or invitation. You can have longer messages than Twitter and include files and links. And very important you can make groups within Yammer, you can use this to create virtual expertise centers. You can use Yammer for free, it is a hosted web solution and you can use desktop and mobile apps.

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