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. 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. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business.

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Using an ESN for social learning (upcoming social online workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 12 OCTOBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2015 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working in the organisation. Social learning

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Using an ESN for social learning (upcoming social online workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 12 OCTOBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2015 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working in the organisation. Social learning

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Connecting Social Learning to e-Learning

dVinci Interactive

Social media continues to grow worldwide. Facebook, Twitter and Yammer are becoming more accepted tools in the workplace, due to their mass networking capabilities. As learning consultants, we need to take a tip from the social media craze, and determine ways to leverage it in our online courses. One way to do this is by using social media as a tool to supplement collaboration online. One way to achieve this is through group collaboration.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. However, how many of us have considered using these types of tools for collaboration in a training environment ? As a learning professional, I have been pondering this question a lot.

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.

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.

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.

Supporting social learning in the workplace (online workshop)

Jane Hart

Social learning is not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. But a new definition of social learning has emerged in recent years; one that implies the use of social technology for learning. Many purists are uncomfortable with this new definition, since it is clear that you don’t actually need social tools for social learning to take place.

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. Most opinions on the matter, however, don’t provide satisfying conclusions about why collaboration tools are so slow to gain traction in large organizations. 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.”

Supporting social learning in the workplace (online workshop)

Jane Hart

Social learning is not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. But a new definition of social learning has emerged in recent years; one that implies the use of social technology for learning. Many purists are uncomfortable with this new definition, since it is clear that you don’t actually need social tools for social learning to take place.

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. It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. 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. I use an ESN (Yammer in fact) to host the online workshops I run.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present.

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 collaboration” seems like the most unlikely “critical” skill. However, as the speed of business keeps increasing, learning pros are having to adjust their goals, and the skills they need to fulfill them. While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 collaboration.

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.

Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features

TOPYX LMS

He wrote, “ While many offices struggle to get their workforce to embrace new services like Yammer or Basecamp, millennials have been doing those things for years. They’ve been learning with social classroom tools and chatting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every waking hour. One way to do this is by investing in a social learning management system (LMS). Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features.

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 “collaborativelearning. 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. Yammer (3.8 That is the main idea behind Yammer. Kenexa Learning Suite (4.2

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

OK, these skills are not actually “new” – they’ve always been present – but perhaps they have not always been as visible as they should have been, as Oscar Berg explains in The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg). But, as businesses transform into social businesses, the social workplace is going to become more and more reliant on these skills. But as for the new social and collaboration skills that workers require, well you simply can’t train people to be social!

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? Provide opportunities to collaborate and solve real problems. It’s not just good for us, it’s good for our social workplace.”. Some LMS vendors tell me they are measuring informal learning.

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7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

A community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress. Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Meaningful Conversations – Most often, organizational learning gets locked up as a conversation between 2 or 3 people in their inboxes. We all know that true learning takes place through dialogues.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Wiki software is often used to create collaborative websites. Collaborative sharing and commenting on information. Good for group authored ebooks or collaborative projects. Links to resources, peer-to-peer learning. Yammer. Social Bookmarking. Social Network.

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?

Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features

TOPYX LMS

He wrote, “ While many offices struggle to get their workforce to embrace new services like Yammer or Basecamp, millennials have been doing those things for years. They’ve been learning with social classroom tools and chatting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. One way to do this is by investing in a social learning management system (LMS). Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Last week I wrote about the “6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use” Apparently I hit a nerve, but what’s important is we had some good debate. To shed a light on a few practices we use in the classroom, based mostly on tradition that hinder the learning process. As we know, critical to learning design is reaching not only the mind, but the heart of your audience. ” Here is a sample of the Learning Rebels Day One Assessment: .

Learning Solutions Series: Social Learning Appealing, but Not Widely Used

InsiderHub

Over the course of the last few years, there’s been a lot of conversation about “sociallearning and its rise in popularity. However, the application of social learning is slow, and may not even take off at all, over the long term. What is social learning, and will we see more of it in coming years? In a nutshell, social learning takes concepts from popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and applies them to workplaces.

Can you engage introverts in social learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

How does this relate to social learning? Can introverts engage in social learning? It could be that introverted professionals prefer to go through individual e-learning models and more extroverted professionals in social learning activities. Our aim is to find out what the difference is between both groups and how you can use this in your design of social learning processes. elearning introverts social learning

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. However, another 46 percent of surveyed talent development professionals said they were considering social learning for future use or had it in development, suggesting significant anticipated growth. Involve users in designing engaging social learning opportunities; 51%.

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

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

Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […]. Social learning

Practical Ways Social Learning Can Enhance Formal Learning

Mindflash

In a recent Chief Learning Office Magazine article, How to Create a Dynamic Social Learning Space , Julian Stodd makes the point that social learning is not a replacement for formal learning, but a “supplement” to it. In a practical sense, this is true, and the good news is that learning experience (LX) designers do not have to think about how to replace formal learning with informal or social methods.

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

8 Ways to Add Mobile and Social Learning to the Virtual Learning Mix

ATD Learning Technologies

If you are delivering training in the face-to-face or virtual classroom, think about reinforcing the key skills and behaviors you want your participants to use on the job with mobile and social learning modalities. Research consistently confirms that learners forget up to 85 percent of what they learned in the classroom within a week of the training event unless there is a reason to recall it.

Get Started in Social Learning in 5 Steps (Without Spending a Dime)

Mindflash

Social learning is not new, but we still do not know what it is. Albert Bandura wrote a book called Social Learning Theory in 1977, and he didn’t even have a Facebook account. Bandura wrote that people learn through observation of other people. So social learning is about watching others and doing what they do? That was social learning then. Today it’s about using social media in our training, right?

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

Mindflash

Most startups these days recognize the critical importance of collaboration tools and other Web apps that can deliver huge value to an organization at minimal cost. Students had already discovered Yammer on their own and began using it to communicate and work on projects together by sharing documents, creating groups, and participating in discussions; the school was in a position to build on those trends. Carefully define the audience for these collaboration tools.

7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"

ID Reflections

A community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress. Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Meaningful conversations - Most often, organizational learning gets locked up as a conversation between 2 or 3 people in their inboxes. We all know that true learning takes place through dialogues.

Developing a Social Learning Strategy? Start With a Problem to Fix, Not the Strategy

Mindflash

So you’ve decided you need to introduce social media into your learning strategy. You’re engaged, enthusiastic, and energized about this project, and you know it will transform how you enable learning in your organization. Counter to what most of us have learned in our careers, the last thing you want to do is start with strategy. On November 4, I attended DEVLearn10 , a leading conference and expo for e-learning professionals.

Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Jane Hart

On Friday 23rd September, voting closes in the 10th Annual Survey of Learning Tool – so it’s not too late to vote! You can find out how to do so HERE – essentially it involves sharing your own Top 10 Tools for Learning – anonymously or publicly. I speak at a lot of events about Modern Workplace Learning, so I inevitably create a lot of slidesets. I use YAMMER to host the online workshops I run – as it is all about the social experience.

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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. While a free-for-all learning strategy might not be the most effective way to run a training department, Stephanie Ivec argues for keeping informal learning, informal , “Trying to turn informal learning into formal learning diminishes [its] unique benefits” writes Ivec.