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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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.

Social Learning – A Transformational Shift in Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

“How do I make my team work better by letting them learn the skills they need?”. This is the primary question that L&D managers seek to address when embarking upon workplace learning programs in their organization. Time and again we have stressed, why organizations that have a strong culture of learning are more likely to achieve their organizational goals and remain profitable. Understanding Social Learning Theory. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Learning Socially.

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.”

3 questions to ask before starting social learning

Sponge UK

You’re thinking about introducing social learning, but before you start you need to ask some questions. If you can find out the answers to these questions you’ll be in a better position to start incorporating social learning into your elearning strategy. For a brief overview of social learning and what it means in the context of elearning for an organisation have a look at our blog post: An introduction to social learning. Yammer.

What is social learning?

From the Coleface

Last week I attended #SLCONF , a conference on social learning. Social learning is a zeitgeisty term which is very much in the early stages of the Gartner hype cycle for most organisations. I participated to find out more about what social learning is and what L&D practitioners should be doing about it/ with it. There does not seem to be commonly accepted definition of social learning. accountancy e-learning legal training

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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The current top 5 highest-rated social learning solutions on CollectMyThoughts

InsiderHub

In the world of online learning, some organizations are choosing to incorporate a “social” aspect to their platforms and programs, also sometimes described as “collaborative” learning. Some types of learning management systems include this social feature, which can also refer to incorporation of social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. Here are the current top 5 highest-rated social learning systems on CollectMyThoughts , as rated by users: 5.

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?

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […]. Social learning

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. Central to this cultural shift is the understanding that learning happens by learners, not to them. That’s where learning ecosystems come in.

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. Of course, I’m not going to pretend that social media veterans role model these 10 Commandments like modern-day disciples.

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. Of course, I’m not going to pretend that social media veterans role model these 10 Commandments like modern-day disciples.

Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal

Mindflash

One of the biggest problems with social learning is that it is an informal type of learning and organizations can’t help but to try to formalize it in any way possible. It is understandable because a free-for-all in any function is hardly an effective way to run a business. If you are trying to get your head around how you can leverage informal learning in your organization, consider three ways in which Mindflash can help you do just that.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

Profit margins are razor thin and the business landscape is more competitive than ever. As businesses, we must adapt or contract. But where does this leave the learning and development department? Much maligned after years of instructor led training, powerpoint presentations, and “click next” eLearning courses, it’s time for Learning and Development to step up. The same paradigm shift is happening in learning.

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.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Why Slack Might Become the #1 Tool for Learning

eLearning Architect

Whilst much of the content I have written harps on about using an LMS to deliver content, there seems to be an interesting surge in businesses using tools like Slack to encourage communication (and ultimately learning). The key driver for this was to replace tools such as Yammer, Skype and Jive (which haven't seen much engagement) and to consolidate these platforms into one tool. Can you see it being a useful tool for learning? SOCIAL LEARNING

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

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

L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May

Jane Hart

Part A is designed for you to experience a range of different learning approaches, so that in Part B you can consider how to put them into practice in your own organisation. PART A: PERSONAL LEARNING. Learning from daily work. Learning from other people. Enabling flexible and social content. Guiding social learning experiences. Supporting social learning and social collaboration. Promoting independent learning.

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The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning doesn’t just mean modernizing training and e-learning, but radically changing the way you think about and support learning in the organisation. It means helping to build the social organisation – so that individuals can learn from one another everyday as they work together, as well as empowering employee-led learning, where individuals take more responsibility for their own learning and development.

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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

But, as businesses transform into social businesses, the social workplace is going to become more and more reliant on these skills. I’ve been working with a number of organisations recently as they’ve been making the move “into social”, and one thing was clear, that “helping” their people with this didn’t require old-school training. But as for the new social and collaboration skills that workers require, well you simply can’t train people to be social!

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Dashe & Thomson

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.” Social Business as follows: The big failure of social business is a lack of integration of social tools into the collaborative workflow. Buczek elaborates on this point, using the corporate intranet as an example: Your intranet should be one in the same with your social platform.

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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Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.

Obsidian Learning

Here at Obsidian, we use both email and messaging ( Skype ) for inter-office communication, a combination that works just fine for us as a small, woman-owned business. Messaging Apps and Social Learning. So, while I’m not so sure Slack will replace email, I do think it could be a valuable resource in the design and delivery of learning. We’ve written before about using collaborative technology to build a learning culture and foster employee engagement.

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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Social Media’s Impact on Workplace Communication & Learning

G-Cube

Social Media is here to stay. Social Networking surely has its benefits. Winning new clients or building your professional reputation, LinkedIn connects you to your peers, and ideal business partners.’ ’ So, while Social Media is definitely useful for a workplace, has it made its impact on learning or training? Its still early days, and the potential of social learning in the workplace is still to be tapped.

Back to Basics – What is eLearning?

Rob Hubbard

This was one of my friends, a nurse, on Facebook last week, venting her anger against learning technologies. Clive Shepherd in ‘The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual’ describes elearning as ‘ when we use computers and the networks to which these are linked, to in some way support the learning process’. It does, however, have some important advantages in that it can deliver learning at the learners own pace and allows them to learn on-demand in small chunks.

Together We’re Smarter: Tips for Using Digital Learning to Make the Most of Collective Intelligence

Rob Hubbard

We try to take the same approach with digital learning. Given how easy it is to connect to other people, wherever they are in the world, it seems like such a waste when online learning is a solitary experience. Allowing people to connect to one another and share knowledge makes the learning richer for all. Every organisation has a huge amount of collective intelligence in it’s people, so how can you make use of it in your digital learning initiatives?

Launching a Web Collaboration Platform? Here’s How to Get Past the Naysayers

Mindflash

But they’re the exception, still, not the rule, in the wider business universe, where breakthrough apps and tools are still uncharted — and often confusing — territory for decision makers. What Pepperdine University launched recently for its business school holds some insights for managers and execs looking to break through tough barriers. Student enrollment in Yammer alone through GLEAN totals 1,300 out of 1,600 in the student body.

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. No one learns alone either.

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.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. In “The Spaces of Contemplation” eLearning, we can provide an environment that promotes learners to reflect, ponder,work, collaborate and produce outputs applying the meaning of context learned. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

2010 Predictions - Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

January's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog asks for our 2010 predictions. So, here we go; m-Learning continues to grow. I think the growing popularity of social media apps on mobile devices will assist with a growth of social learning (I consider social/informal learning on mobile devices m-learning too). I recently started using Yammer so I will make a few predictions regarding Yammer. Social Media e-Learning

The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social technology is a driving force behind social learning. And even within organizations and networks the choice of (social) technology is extremely important and can be a factor determining success or failure. Social media as driving force for social learning Like the pill social media is a technology at the right time in the right place. Social media is a driving force that increasingly influences our daily thinking and actions.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. 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. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs