Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. 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 adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Eventual adoption of email was a certainty.

Social Media Adoption in the Enterprise

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Attended session by Josh Scribner, Social Software Advocate at IBM, who champions the adoption of Web 2.0, Josh architects IBM virtual worlds, teaches around the company and advises on technology adoption. new media, and emerging multimedia technologies within IBM. Check out Josh’s presentation on Identity Management for IBMers on Facebook : [link] The cool graphic on the title slide was created using " Wordle ", a tool for generating graphic word clouds - [link

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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. Tags: student learning e-learning JISC Edupunk social software UCISA

5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

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. MOOCs though are online courses, yet the instructor’s virtual presence and the engagement style he or she adopts greatly influence the outcomes. Experts have observed a number of engagement approaches adopted by the teachers in different MOOCs, webinars and discussion forums.

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. Adoption starts based on individual value.

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

Where Social Learning Thrives by Marcia Conner 3. Why we need to kill "social media" by Rob Key 7. Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt by Martijn Linssen 9. The Evolving Social Organization by Harold Jarche 10. The “New” Social Learning isn’t a New Thing by Sumeet Moghe 18. and Social Software should be opt-in by Gautam Ghosh 22. How to Build a Social Learning Culture by Lars Hyland 24.

Enterprise 2.0 Has Arrived

Tony Karrer

adoption has begun in earnest with a typical example being Wells Fargo taking the plunge , having rolled out Enterprise 2.0 From the production side, a brand new analysis indicates that the business social software market will be nearly $1 billion strong this year and over $3.3 Adoption is still sporadic, but it is certainly happening. I would suggest that there's a big difference between tools being purchased and adoption happening in big, meaningful ways.

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 and Social Business Initiatives Are Likely to Remain Difficult by JonHusband Community Management CommunityManagement: The Strategic New IT-Enabled Business Capability by DionHinchcliffe Communitymanagement: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0

Ten Technology Strategies for 2008 via Gartner Group

Kapp Notes

Social Software --Wikis, blogs, podcasts. Especially as more and more people adopt these technologies.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? My contention (as expressed in LMS and Social Learning ) is that most of the vendors are getting this wrong. Instead of looking at providing tightly coupled Social Learning Tools, they should instead be looking at how their offering can integrate or leverage Enterprise 2.0 Adoption - What's the PU?

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. This is a list of roughly the top 35 or so social media vendors providing a broad core set of social media capabilities.

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). And it looks like the folks at TELUS share a similar experience; while they may not have achieved just yet 100% penetration with their social tools, the ones who are making active use of them are helping everyone else get enough value, perhaps not just producing valuable content, but digesting it as well.

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Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

I would not have a predicted such a positive review of the progress being made by early adopters, but if Jakob is convinced then we can be comfortable that there's good evidence to back this up. 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 Tags: social networking

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Great post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Twenty-two power laws of the emerging social economy where he discusses what Steve Balmer calls “the new normal”. and Adoption of Web 2.0 This is important for things like Social Software Adoption. Balmer talks about how a reset of economic expectations during the downturn has created an environment that is putting pressure on business to do more with less.

EdCast the Twitter of Education Raises 16 Million in Latest Funding Round

Training Industry

Social media is not only a buzzword in several different industries; it is also a powerful force on society and the workplace. The Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005; since then, the percentage of American adults who use social networking sites has increased from 7 percent to 65 percent. Since most of your employees are using social networking outside of work, it makes sense to use the same type of interactions and technologies when training them.

Collaboration - Storyboard - Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Social Learning Adoption Success: First Steps? The following are the top other items based on social signals. adoption , June 29, 2009. Social Software (7). eLearning Learning Hot List. June 26, 2009 to July 3, 2009. Top Posts. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Long Tail Blogging is Dying? eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009.

How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives

Mindflash

Organizations of all sizes are moving so fast, that as soon as we finish learning something new about products, customers, a change in the competitive landscape, or how to use a new software system, something new comes along to replace it. collaboration, and/or social learning. implementations generally use a combination of social software and collaborative technologies like blogs, RSS, social bookmarking, social networking and wikis.

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 for a few key reasons: the ability to deeply integrate and embed learning into workplace software such as IBM Connections, SAP Jam, Jive-n and Yammer; the need to ensure complete data integrity and security; and the need for a great user experience around learning content delivery, management and reporting.

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Turn and face the strain

Learning with e's

There is also evidence that although many teachers recognise this, many resist using ICT in formal education contexts, resulting in a shortfall in the adoption of technologies. A particular emphasis on Web Enhanced Learning (WEL) approaches will be made and strategies for university-wide adoption of social software (Web 2.0)

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. at Booz Allen: The Series - Portals and KM , January 20, 2010 More Resources on Discussion Forums, Communities: Forums vs. Social Networks?

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Feat of Clay

Learning with e's

According to Everitt Rogers, all innovations and ideas tend to follow an adoption cycle that starts with the innovators, gradually reaching a critical mass through the early adoptors and then the early majority. It begins to run downhill when the late majority adopt it and it is no longer new and exciting, and everyone has it.

Podcasting - Twitter - Media - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Social Software Adoption - eLearning Technology , August 10, 2009. Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet - Clive on Learning , August 12, 2009. The following are the top items based on social signals. Twitter - Social Media - Informal - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning , August 11, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. August 7, 2009 to August 14, 2009.

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

CLO Magazine

There is no perfect model or one-size-fits-all solution for every organization to adopt. 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.

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 for a few key reasons: the ability to deeply integrate and embed learning into workplace software such as IBM Connections, SAP Jam, Jive-n and Yammer; the need to ensure complete data integrity and security; and the need for a great user experience around learning content delivery, management and reporting.

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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. Although this is not the entire story, I believe we will need to adopt these and other new technology mediated approaches widely if we wish to secure the future of 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.

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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “Some learning leaders — perhaps fearful for their budgets and status as business partners — may be wary of seemingly unquantifiable learning initiatives such as social learning, but hard numbers aren’t always the best indicator of success. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. An unexpected surprise has been the enthusiastic adoption of the wiki by even the least Web 2.0 Social tools are changing our world and our enterprises.

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 While large scale adoption will be slow, specific solutions aimed at particular audience needs will be more common.

Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning <!–( Increasing Virtual Learning And Webinar Effectiveness With Your Social Learning System <!–( The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. You can lead them to social media, but can you make them drink? Social Media Revolution - eLearning Technology , August 17, 2009. Social Software Adoption - eLearning Technology , August 10, 2009.

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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?

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Come Together

Jay Cross

Expertise locators connect workers to people with answers; social software connects them with friends and colleagues. Software such as Second Life allows executives — in avatar form — to give presentations to one another in virtual boardrooms. The social learning revolution has only just begun. This is not atypical when companies adopt new technologies. Furthermore, far too many CLOs take no responsibility for the social media that makes collaboration work.

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LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#. Q: What social media tools has Saba incorporated into their LMS? A: Ben Willis- Saba has had social & collaborative capabilities in our product suite for a very long while (since 2004 and the 3.x Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS?

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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. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Social networks empower workers to engage in self-determined “pull” learning.

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. Email is over 40 years old, but its growth in popularity and arrival at ubiquity really occurred in mid-90s, the heyday of desktop computing and the beginning of the wide-spread adoption of the Internet. 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.

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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. Email is over 40 years old, but its growth in popularity and arrival at ubiquity really occurred in mid-90s, the heyday of desktop computing and the beginning of the wide-spread adoption of the Internet. 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.

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