Yammer

Jay Cross

If you’re assembling a far-flung collaborative team or bringing together a community of practice, here’s a way to help people stay connected. Yammer is like a private Twitter. Instead of Twitter’s question, “What are you doing?&# , Yammer asks “What are you working on?&#. Anyone in a company can start their Yammer network and begin inviting colleagues. The basic Yammer service is free.

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Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.

Obsidian Learning

” The app, called Slack , is intended to facilitate group discussion and collaboration, and it works across a wide range of devices. One particularly intriguing feature of Slack is that most chats are archived and available for searching. Manjoo writes that Slack is being used as the primary means of communications at some well-known companies, including Comcast, Walmart, and the New York Times.

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. More than a fixed environment, the word ‘ecosystem’ implies complex interactions and continued growth which might include: a range of people (managers, peers, mentors, coaches).

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that it is one of the fundamental blocks of building a community of practice. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.

Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses

Mindflash

One of the major problems with eLearning is that people cannot interact with each other. No matter how interactive you make an eLearning course, it is still a matter of a screen delivering content and a person consuming (reading, watching, listening, clicking, etc) that content. In general, eLearning does not afford the benefit of the follow-up question or leaning over to the person next to you and asking, “What did the instructor mean when she said….?” Uncategorized yammer

Exploring Social and Community EdTech Tools and Apps

InSync Training

This week, we continue our series by diving deeper into social and community tools and apps. Again, some of the tools and apps you find here stretch across multiple categories. Sometimes creating a community of practice or personalized learning network is not a project goal or objective, but we know that putting one in place will certainly promote knowledge and skill acquisition in our learner’s moments of need.

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. they have designed, delivered, tracked and managed the whole process), then it is of little relevance or consequence to the L&D department, and view self-organised team learning as a “work” activity, and hence the sole responsibility of line managers.

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

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. Of course, helping them how to use the technology could be partly approached in this way – but even that wasn’t quite the same.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. First of all, although I had been a regular, if not a daily blogger, I found that I was spending more and more time sharing resources and links in Twitter that I didn’t have time to do my daily posts. So I decided to try an experiment and that was to use the Twitter Tools plugin in WordPress to create a daily digest of my tweets. Roles in communities of practice , Joitske Hulsebosc, Lasagna and chips, 9 May 2011.

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7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"

ID Reflections

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud , what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that it is one of the fundamental blocks of building a community of practice. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.

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. Using an ESN brings a number of other significant advantages: It means that your thinking about “learning” is not constrained by a dedicated learning platform that perpetuates the traditional course approach. In other words using an ESN lets you think differently not just about what you do but how you measure the success of your learning initiatives.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. We discussed a range of issues around this topic, and we generated some really bright ideas that I feel are worth pursuing in the corporate sector. Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. But of course, tweet scanning also falls into the Customer Service portfolio.

Do you brag about your personal learning network?

The Learning Circuits

One of the best things about being an instructional designer right now is that now more than ever we feel that our field is in the zeitgeist of what's happening in the media and technology worlds. What we do (rather, how we do it) is influenced greatly by technologies that support more flexible means of communication and collaboration. Of course, our response to this turn of events should be elation - finally, Charles Jennings can stop talking about 70-20-10 !

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-17

Jane Hart

Being in a Learning Community – It’s more than signing up [link] #. New Ways of Learning [link] via @ jaycross <an embedded doc by @ charlesjennings #. RT @ burrough : Been sitting on this one for a while: review of our 1st 6 mths on Chatter [link] <and it’s a good one Sam! #. RT @ tmiket : None of Top 100 places to work block social media on their network [link] <Watch the video! #. Tweet.

Tips and Tricks for Web 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

technologies are (and more of them are supposed to be), implementing them successfully is neither simple nor easy. A few stories have emerged of viral information spreading seemingly spontaneously on the internet. On the other side of that coin, thousands of people have created and uploaded youtube videos, hoping to become internet famous to no avail. Our YouTube video of The Training Word , in contrast, has gotten a whopping 152 views.

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5 Ways to Kick-Start Great On-the-Job Sales Training

Mindflash

After all, a high-performing sales force is the lifeblood of most organizations including non-profits. According to Bersin & Associates , 73% of companies believe their most valuable learning approaches are informal, yet only 30% of resources are focused there. This is a staggering figure considering that studies show 70% of what sales people learn about how to do their jobs, they learn from informal approaches. Communities of Practice.

5 ways to make your LMS work for you

Sponge UK

Let’s look at some of the ways you can shift your perspective on your LMS and see how it can benefit your employees. This setup period is just the start of administering the platform. Many of your everyday tasks can be automated or made much easier by the LMS, leaving you more time to focus on your learners. This follow-up can be part of the normal review process of a company. One of Jakob Nielsen’s 10 principles for user interface design is consistency.

10 Tips for Incorporating Ed-Tech Into Your Own Development

ATD Learning Technologies

Even those of use working in talent development can be overwhelmed by the constant flow of learning technology trends. If we develop and use a series of bite-sized approaches, we will quickly find that abundant resources are at our fingertips. We need to set the example for our learners and show that learning is an essential and integral part of everyone’s job—including ours—rather than a diversion in our contemporary workplaces.

When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

Last week news was abounding that Microsoft are about to announce their acquisition of social media company Yammer for $1.2B. Although not yet confirmed, it comes hot on the heels of other social media buy outs such as Salesforce.com snapping up Buddy Media for close to $700 million to complement its existing Chatter social media platform; Oracle adding Collective Intellect and Vitrue to its portfolio of social media-related acquisitions and SAP acquiring Ariba for $4.3

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. Remove barriers (cultural, technological) to effective use of social media for learning; 60%.

Digital Assets Creates New Role for L&D Pros: The Content Curator

ATD Learning Technologies

The volume of information being created is increasing faster than we can make sense of it. Think: blogs, email, wikis, communities of practice. Think: SharePoint, Pinterest, YouTube, Yammer. Indeed, the ease with which organizations can generate, review, and retrieve information has helped them build a considerable amount of potential learning resources. Churning of Insight Counts on Community.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. Too Dot Oh: Making Sense of the Terrible 2’s - trainingwreck , September 15, 2009. How to build an online community | Community Building , September 16, 2009. The role of theory in instructional design , September 14, 2009. Yammer announces Windows Mobile app and Outlook plugin , September 15, 2009.

Can you engage introverts in social learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Maybe extroverted learners are especially active in a community of practice and the introverts read along and 'lurk'. 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. The definition of introvert and extravert A third to half of the people are introverts. In other words introverts learn socially, but may like other types of learning activities.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. We would welcome lots of discussion. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Analytics will be the buzzphrase of the year.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Many of whom I really respoect. I see it in blog posts, comments, posts, LrnChat discussions, and all sorts of places. quick demo of action mapping.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. 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 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities.

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Following is a largely unedited version of conference notes that I have just distributed internally where I work. 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. Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. “4 out of 5 Doctors agree.