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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. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. The front runner is business champions. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business.

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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. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. The front runner is business champions. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business.

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Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Dashe & Thomson

I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies. Augmented reality has a potential to revolutionize learning because of its ability to overlay helpful information not normally seen by the naked eye onto the objects we view. Learnist describes itself as a tool for “people helping other people learn. Learn something, teach something.”

Social Learning: How to Apply It to Your eLearning Programs

eLearningMind

We’re social creatures. All of us seek some form of social interaction, and we engage with each other—with some more than others. In learning and development (L&D), social learning goes even farther than simply connecting with other people.

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. Because of its rapid growth, Yammer needed to think differently about how to develop and deliver training. What Yammer Found.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. Industry Social Learning LMS Feature Set.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

For some time now I’ve sensed a split in the learning profession in terms of recognising the value and importance of self-managed learning as it takes place in the flow of daily work. There are some who think that unless they have been responsible for an individual’s learning (i.e. Others, on the other hand, do recognise the importance of self-managed learning, but have difficulty in finding a way to support it more visibly. Social learning

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. How about ensuring the availability of tools like blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, discussion forums, media file creating/sharing, and profiles, and helping communities learn to use them? It’s not just good for us, it’s good for our social workplace.”. Jay Cross, in his hard-hitting post of 22 June, tells us to beware, and Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil !

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Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning

Mindflash

Social learning a lot of us hear a lot these days — we know, vaguely, what it is, and we know that it’s happening, whether we like it or not, every day. And yet the vast majority of our money and energy goes toward formal training programs, not these social, off-the-cuff initiatives. For one, formal training is what we know best, so it makes sense that learning and development professionals gravitate toward it. What is Social Learning, Again?

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. Loads of new people from disparate areas of the business communicating and collaborating with one other, usually for the first time ever? We’re busy people. The point of an enterprise-wide microblog is that it generates value. social media collaboration community corporate enterprise 2.0

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. Loads of new people from disparate areas of the business communicating and collaborating with one other, usually for the first time ever? We’re busy people. The point of an enterprise-wide microblog is that it generates value. social media collaboration community corporate enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0

eLearning Weekly

Enterprise 2.0, the use of social media and social networking tools in a business setting, is having a major impact on how employees learn and share information. As learning professionals, it’s becoming increasingly important that we stay aware of these changes and understand how and why they’re happening. We need to play a bigger role in understanding and selecting Enterprise 2.0 Let’s dive in to learn more about Enterprise 2.0

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

Of all the sections in my book on critical skills learning professionals need to know now, “enterprise 2.0 However, as the speed of business keeps increasing, learning pros are having to adjust their goals, and the skills they need to fulfill them. Where once L&D people delivered learning to employees on a schedule, today, they have to focus on enabling people to work together so they can learn from one another, when they need to. Enterprise 2.0

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Dashe & Thomson

Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools. For example, in a Klint Finley interview called Five Principles for Improving Social Enterprise Adoption , Yakabod CEO Scott Ryser cites the importance of “political juice.” The more important missing piece for gaining user adoption of enterprise collaboration tools is less obvious. Laurie Buczek , in her Beyond the Cube blog, describes the Big Failure of Enterprise 2.0

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. We also know that this informal, social learning accounts for 80% or more of how people learn in the workplace, so it is not something to be dismissed as irrelevant or trivial. Social learning

A circular argument

E-Learning Provocateur

The one who has the most to fear from Google+ is Yammer. Don’t get me wrong: Yammer has revolutionised social learning in the workplace. To me, Yammer is the most similar to Google+. All good for Yammer, right? You see, everyone on the planet has heard of Google, but relatively few have heard of Yammer. And guess who’s shifting their attention to the business sector. social media social networking circles enterprise 2.0

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. There’s lots to be learned! Cloud-based learning.

The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called Learning & Development need to get their groove back. the more I’m working and talking with other businesses, professions, and industries outside L&D, it’s becoming painfully obvious that we are falling behind”. She writes too about how she is increasingly going to conferences and events outside L&D, because she is not learning anything new in L&D anymore … “I’m still seeing and hearing.

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Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Imagine that a Senior Executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. and learning networks.

The Year’s Most Thought-Provoking Training Blog Posts

Mindflash

In the article Learning Difficulties: Making something hard to read means it is more likely to be remembered from The Economist Magazine , a team of psychologists reached the radical conclusion that all the font readability rules we’ve been following don’t actually support learning. Like millions of other trainers, I was taught to vary my training delivery style to appeal to the learning styles of my trainees (i.e. Learning in the Workplace.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. “Whilst there is a clear differentiation between the personal/professional tools and the enterprise tools being used by workplace learning professions, in education teachers are frequently making use of the same toolset for both their teaching and their own personal learning. Yammer (on the 2010 list at #20) might be a possibility.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

7 Ways to Get Learners to “Buy” Your Online Training…And Return to “Buy” More

Mindflash

eLearning and eCommerce have much in common, if you think of learning as a commodity. Bezos, perhaps more than anyone, has taken that mantra into the digital era, incrementally cracking one of the business’s great mysteries: figuring what customers want before the cash register rings and then making those insights pay off.”. If a learner does not see the need for your training, why should they bother to learn? Gauri Reyes loves the idea of combining shopping and learning.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Learning Analytics 6. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. Investment in mobile learning will significantly increase.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Imagine a senior executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Fast Company already told him brainpower has become the engine of innovation. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. You’re a learning leader. and learning networks.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 Can You Learn from a Recording? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools?

The Virtual Reality

CLO Magazine

Why companies are taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual leadership development and how striking a balance between technology-based and face-to-face learning is important. Transforming the math that dictates the reach and scale of corporate learning through virtual technology is attracting CLOs’ attention and a growing flow of venture capital. I don’t suspect that we will ever go to a place where we have only technology-based learning or e-learning.

Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

But that doesn’t mean technology is all leaders need to learn. The impact of social media has complicated matters. The Power of Information Learning Being open, approachable and vulnerable in an age where information can be had in the blink of an eye is a bit like a high-wire balancing act with many moving parts. Informal learning from peers, mentors and supervisors can be just as impactful, if not more so. ” The Perfect Learning Mix.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

And I feel honored that social signals came in granting my post on eLearning Strategy top spot. Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape - Free as in Freedom , November 2, 2010I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Mark’s focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation’s culture. he talked about a break in the way we do business.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS.

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. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete. It’s the platform where learning and work transpire. Business Results 53.

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50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Jay Cross

If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s going on in learning, design, social business, and intellectual capital this year, here’s a reprieve: the top 50 articles from the last six months. Flipping Corporate Learning . Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning. Millions of students are learning this way.

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Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

As a blog post it’s probably pretty crap – too long, too much scrolling, but as a record of the event, and a method for me to retain my learning, it is just dandy, thank you. You will note there is no mention of all the extr-curricular learning, from the bar, the lunch table, the karaoke etc. The first was the Adobe Learning Summit, hosted by Adobe. Sometimes this was a bad thing – I would miss some good info because I was busy re-crafting a message.