The Gamification Of SAP

Upside Learning

Came across this really interesting article about gamification at SAP. SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe is saying “If I look at how my kids are consuming software, if it’s not desirable immediately, they throw it away.

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. So without much ado, here are Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2011 from our blog as determined by you, our readers. The Gamification Of SAP.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. a.k.a.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. Thus, your competition expands: Large size vendors such as Saba, Cornerstone On Demand, SumTotal, Taleo, SuccessFactors – recently acquired by SAP. My take is that some systems with such features, perceive there is a market of those who are not interested in such solutions from Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft, Lawson or Workday. I will admit it is one of the most disappointing features that failed to deliver in 2011.

Eye on the future

Learning with e's

Below is my keynote abstract for the C-SAP Showcase in Birmingham. C-SAP is the Higher Education Academy subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, and it's in it's eleventh and final year of existence. Birmingham Technology education C-SAP learning George Orwell future

Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Dashe & Thomson

The stability and salary of a “regular&# job became more appealing and I quickly found myself employed by a consulting firm focused on SAP training and change management, while still doing some theatre on the side of course.

Gamification in Workplace Learning: The Role of Play

Dashe & Thomson

For several projects where it was imperative that users practice and become comfortable with SAP prior to the system going live, I designed a kind of sweepstakes program to help the process along.

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Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This reminds me of a session I attended on emotional intelligence at the eLearning Guild ‘s Learning Solutions 2011 conference last month.

Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

A revamped banking system based on SAP. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. For this profile, we turn to Rob Bartlett, from Farm Credit in Canada.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

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The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

by Andrea on February 23, 2011 in social learning The other night I attended a lecture at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ

Dashe & Thomson

One is a large international food manufacturer for whom I’ve designed and developed many SAP training programs over the past decade. How do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? That’s the Learning Circuits Big Question for the month of June.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Whether you’re implementing SAP, one of the many Oracle products, or the latest Business Intelligence tool, user resistance, misaligned business processes and lack of user skill and understanding are most commonly at the root of most failed technology initiatives.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

I suspect the annual Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) event in Las Vegas next week will have far fewer tech OEMs wading into the tablet pool as compared with January 2011. SAP’s planned takeover of SuccessFactors and Oracle’s move on RightNow (approved this week) all are harbingers of more market consolidation as larger companies look to flesh out their cloud, mobile and social strategies.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

Business software company SAP AG employs a variety of games, including one modeled after a golf game that assigns sales leads and environmental challenges that award points for tasks like carpooling, says Mario Herger, senior innovation strategist, at SAP in Palo Alto, Calif.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

SAP’s LMS. but cannot figure out what the “url address bar’ means or is located OR you are an expert in numerous SAP modules, but cannot figure out how to use formulas in Excel. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

In this 2011 edition, we added a more lucid description of workscapes, streamlined the social learning chapter, updated the cheat sheets, and included a glossary. SAP Developer Network (SDN) 363. We just cut the price of the eBook to $12. eBook , $12. Paper, $24.

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Two Noteworthy Game News Items

Kapp Notes

2) Forbes published an article about the “ Gamification of SAP ” the large software program used to run all types of organizations from university systems (like mine) to manufacturing to healthcare. The article states: One method that has worked is for SAP to create experimental applications designed to enhance everyday SAP functions. Here are three game related news items that I think are of interest.


Five classifications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

There are lots and lots of Learning Management Systems (LMS) on the market. From my observation, I have categorised LMS based on the business motivation to create and offer them to the market: LMS that are part of a larger ERP system (e.g. These LMS appear almost an afterthought, an ‘add on’ to the massive database that ERP systems create. In my experience they are characterised by complex, clunky functionality for both administrators and end users.

The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

Dashe & Thomson

Seeing is Believing – InfoGraphics

eLearning Brothers

SAP Salary Survey. Most online courses have toooooo much text. I’m a huge fan of info-graphics. Whenever I travel I like to look at the front page of USA Today. There is always an info-graphic that shares some information.

Looking Back at the Year in e-Learning, and Other Web Links


So it must be official – winter’s here, and 2011 is almost over. The economic roller coaster ride continues, but training appears to be on an upswing: Total 2011 U.S. billion, according to Training magazine’s 2011 Training Industry Report.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

Business software company SAP AG employs a variety of games, including one modeled after a golf game that assigns sales leads and environmental challenges that award points for tasks like carpooling, says Mario Herger, senior innovation strategist, at SAP in Palo Alto, Calif. .

Inspiring the Passion to Learn

Integrated Learnings

This attitude can sap the passion out of learning. By Donna Bryant. Whether you’re in school or a professional on the job, learning something new can be challenging. Instinctively, we tend to want to stick to what we know rather than making the stretch to do something new. At any age, learning stretches the brain just as much as exercising stretches the muscles. This stretch is sometimes painful, but we all know it’s worthwhile. Motivation to learn.

Saba to Acquire Halogen Software in 2017’s First Big HR Technology Deal

CLO Magazine

billion Oracle-Taleo deal or 2011’s $3.4 billion SAP-SuccessFactors acquisition , this could be the next wave in smaller companies building broader HR technology suites.

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Addressing On-Demand Learning and Performance Needs #LCBQ | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Lessons: Tales from 7th Grade Biology

Dashe & Thomson

In the design work I do for SAP training initiatives, one way I have done this is to develop team process workshops. I remember being nervous on the first day of Junior High back in 1980 something. It was a new school with new teachers, new classmates, new everything.

My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content.

Dashe & Thomson

Andrea March 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm # Thanks for the tip Dave.

My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content Development

Dashe & Thomson

Andrea March 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm # Thanks for the tip Dave.

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

By comparison, a previous Accenture survey found that only 21 percent of US workers said they received company-provided formal training between 2006 and 2011. A 2013 Accenture survey on Skills and Employment Trends revealed that a large skills gap exists in most businesses.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities


SAP developed the openSAP MOOC platform to educate its ecosystem of developers and partners on SAP technologies. Sahana has appeared in the list of Top Ten e-Learning Movers and Shakers for the Asia Pacific region for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014, topping the APAC list in 2014 and appeared in the top ten of the global list. The world has gotten complicated.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Anyone who read my post on a previous conference show from 2011 will have noticed comments on Panopto. Why isn’t: SuccessFactors – I really liked this system in my previous rankings, but with a few new items I am hearing in relation to SAP, it drops it out of the top ten. Specifically: No SSO between SF and SAP. Hello from sunny Los Angeles. Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013.

Chief Learning Officer Names Best Companies for Workforce Development

CLO Magazine

2 last year after being named to the top spot in 2011. SAP 36. AT&T tops the list of companies recognized as the 2013 LearningElite at a gala dinner at the Spring Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Austin, Texas. AT&T walked away with the honor as the best company for employee learning and development at Sunday night’s LearningElite Gala, Chief Learning Officer magazine’s annual recognition of leading companies for learning and development.