Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! Social is not a feature.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them.

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WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

I couldn't resist re-posting this article which first appeared exactly a year ago, on April 1st 2009. I hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. tool that will give you more time by doing your social networking for you.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. Sample social sharing options (from YouTube).

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

An online phenomenon gathering momentum over the past two years or so, a MOOC integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a ?eld great article collection. Article: [link].

How Has Technology Changed the Way we Learn? - Interview with Matt Harris

JoomlaLMS

Smartphones, laptops, social networks, unlimited access to the Internet, immediacy of information. How to deal with screen addictions and students’ social anxieties when it comes to face to face interactions? Blog articles

Article Review: “How the Best Onboarding Works: Does Your Process Measure Up?”

Pract.us

In Stacy Lindenberg’s article for Learning Solutions Magazine, she cites research that 90% of new hires decide whether they’ll stay with a company in the first six months. What I learned from this article. Actively help new employees build social connections.

Google+ … Room for another social network?

CLO Magazine

Although Google+ is still in its early stages, its unique infrastructure – focused on distinguishing user groups – might be all that is needed for this network to rise above its competitors – including LinkedIn. Publish blog articles to the “Public” feed.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I explored one of the principles to emerge from the recent AMPLIFY09 festival, namely “Everything big started small&#. Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king.

The Social Network and the Risks of Informal Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

The movie The Social Network has been in the news this week — as it’s been for the last six months or so — for racking up eight Academy Award nominations. It’s a great film, and, as we’ve seen, great fodder for an ongoing conversation on peer networking and the entire nature of the world we live in today (as well as for debate on whether or not it was fair in its depiction of its subject: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg).

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another."

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. 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. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25.

Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 And here are the top articles from this year: ADAPTIVE PATH.

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It’s Not Personal

Tom Spiglanin

When interacting with social media, we really ought to take this into consideration, both sending messages and interpreting them. Several articles have been written about how to do this well, yet missed meaning is still common.

Article Summary: Leadership and Employee Engagement: the Essential Guide

Pract.us

About this article. The article cites CBI research that 80% of companies with higher levels of employee engagement see better productivity and 65% see improved customer satisfaction. According to Newsweaver, 46% of companies are planning to implement an internal social network.

The catalyst to accelerated learning and performance

Lars is Learning

Here's my article just published on Trainingzone, recorded here for your comment. -- Lars Hyland explores how social tools can be harnessed to deliver a more engaging and effective learning experience. Tags: social networking blended learning TED social media performance support Jove

Can social networks work within institutional walls?

Lars is Learning

I had an interesting comment from Mark on my article on Applying Social Networking in the Workplace. This statement got me thinking: I think social networks within an organisation will become tremendously useful - think of the opportunities for knowledge sharing through the creation of pools of expertise across the organisation consisting of people who would otherwise be locked into some

Applying Social Networking in the Workplace

Lars is Learning

I wrote this article back in November for Learning Technologies magazine. I'm placing it here as a matter of record and to note that social networking tools are clearly important to accelerating the (effective) learning process. We are social animals by nature, so any technology that allows us to connect more efficiently and effectively with others will flourish

Social media extremism

E-Learning Provocateur

Since I wrote my article last week about critical theory , I have been more attuned to the messages being propagated by my peers. For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt.

T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? Tony O'Driscoll, Paula Ketter and I did a webcast for T+D - ASTD's publication today. Unfortunately, we ran into a few technical issues.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

Get tips, ideas and articles from around the web with our weekly No-Nonsense Training Tips. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Social Media + Employee Learning = High Performance.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?

Litmos

15] Mobile devices and applications with wireless networking, high-speed computers and networks, and the computing cloud have deeply impacted and developed information science and information services.[16] Please let me know if you write about it or comment on social media.

Social Networking Not Corporate Enough for Your Company?

Kapp Notes

If you think that social networking is just a fad or is only good for social things like what album you like or what what book you are reading.but is not appropriate for work.think again. Some of the most sophisticated information analysis, exchange and monitoring agencies are using social networking software to make their information gathering process stronger and more meaningful. The social networking application is called A-Space.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. Sorry I got carried away a bit there :P You can also integrate other social networking API's such as Twitter.

Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer

G-Cube

Social Networking Sites. There are many popular social networking sites available which provide an opportunity for learners and trainers to connect and learn together. It encourages learners to speak out more and share their views in the social space.

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

5 Workplace Learning/Training Social Media for Trainers Jane Bozarth. 25 Network/Web 2.0 26 Network/Web 2.0 Related articles 21st Century L&D Skills (charles-jennings.blogspot.com). The Social Media Cigarette Break (internettime.posterous.com).

There Goes the Eye Medicine - Cisco's Big Move to Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

and Social Learning in business. Amy Kucharik from IT Knowledge Exchange reported Cisco's John Chambers rallying speech on how Cisco is implementing Social Networking, in a rather massive way. Cisco's Collaboration Strategy: Adding Vision to Social Networking.

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From Social Networking to Performance Widgets

Vignettes Learning

Gary VanAntwerp called my attention to this New York Times article At Social Site, Only the Businesslike Need Apply. The article caught my interest because it calls the attention to what LinkedIn plans to do to increase usage or interaction in their site. Microsoft, long covetous of rapidly growing social networking properties, is internally testing a service called TownSquare that allows employees of a company to follow one another's activities on the corporate network.

Finding the Social Core of Facebook Friends: Revisiting the Dunbar Number

Skilful Minds

A recent Economist article discusses the relevance of Dunbar’s Number to friending in Facebook, and its relation to the size of social networks, especially networks of close friends. The article addresses a similar issue outlined in an earlier post here on the influence of influentials on Twitter, which focused on findings of a recent study by members [.].

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In response to: Why “Talk” Culture Ruins Everything

ID Reflections

casual conversations, on social networking sites, during water cooler gossips, in one-on-one conversations with friends.We Words that can jolt me out of my dreamstate are typically social media, training, books, collaboration, instructional design, marketing, movies, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Jazz, Elvis, etc. Our takeaways depend on our worldviews, our social context, our gender, age, and all the rest that we lump under the term demographics.