Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0

Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

For example, a company might use a combination of sponsor and developmental mentoring to support key talent engagement as well as individuals’ personal career development. Talent management software vendors can provide some tracking capability, but do not provide in-depth coaching and mentoring program workflows optimized to help guide these programs. For example, companies could employ a software program to enable learning departments to start, manage and measure programs.

Trending Sources

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

In Social is the plural of personal JP Rangaswami contends that institutional innovation is required to achieve the potential that social software offers organizations in general, and for-profit companies in particular. Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that only 30% of U.S. companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Of those, big companies spent $16,000 on average; little ones spent $5600.

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Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Focus on a project for your company that delivers $100,000+ in benefits. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS). What do you think are other companies’ shortcomings with regards to how they design and market their LMS platforms?

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Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

Josie Fraser is well known in the field of social media and learning, and writes regularly about her research on her blog SocialTech. Tags: Josie Fraser Donald Clark Steve Wheeler social media Plymouth e-Learning Conference Plymouth

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 In other words, learning is the primary goal of social learning, whereas it’s a by-product of enterprise 2.0 collaboration learning and development Social Learning web tools yamme

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

Learning Cafe

The highly respected information technology research and advisory company Gartner has made the top 10 enterprise technology predictions for 2012. In its report on mLearning , eLearning guild sees an increase in percentage of companies that plan to do more mLearning from 38.5%

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. This is great for team training within departments of a company, for example.

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Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts. ” 2 - A company of one in an architecture of cooperation , Stowe Boyd, 1 January 2012.

Bloomfire Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Chris Pacitti, from one of the two investing companies, Austin Ventures had this to say. Bloomfire addresses old-school productivity problems with a new-school approach, using social software to create and share valuable information within an enterprise.

EdCast the Twitter of Education Raises 16 Million in Latest Funding Round

Training Industry

Social media is not only a buzzword in several different industries; it is also a powerful force on society and the workplace. The Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005; since then, the percentage of American adults who use social networking sites has increased from 7 percent to 65 percent. Since most of your employees are using social networking outside of work, it makes sense to use the same type of interactions and technologies when training them.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. After the war, big corporations replaced small companies.

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business. Social business emerges from social learning that itself emerges from collaborative work.

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. Networks Social Learning

Customer Competencies, Co-Creation, and Brand Communities

Skilful Minds

Word of mouth communities and networks using social software are increasingly spread over regional, national, and international borders, making them much more important to those who market branded products and services, online and off. The recent buzz around the concept of social business points to the growing importance of social networks and communities to the evolution of business practice.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development.

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

You really need to read his posting yourself, but here's a selection of extracts which grabbed my attention: "A main finding from our study's interviews is that most companies are not very far along in a wholesale adoption of Web 2.0 technologies — unless ‘thinking about social software’ is considered progress. That could explain why, in our studies, successful social media initiatives at many companies emerged from underground, grassroots efforts."

How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives

Mindflash

Organizations of all sizes are moving so fast, that as soon as we finish learning something new about products, customers, a change in the competitive landscape, or how to use a new software system, something new comes along to replace it. collaboration, and/or social learning. implementations generally use a combination of social software and collaborative technologies like blogs, RSS, social bookmarking, social networking and wikis.

Social Media Adoption in the Enterprise

Take an e-Learning Break

Attended session by Josh Scribner, Social Software Advocate at IBM, who champions the adoption of Web 2.0, Josh architects IBM virtual worlds, teaches around the company and advises on technology adoption. new media, and emerging multimedia technologies within IBM. Check out Josh’s presentation on Identity Management for IBMers on Facebook : [link] The cool graphic on the title slide was created using " Wordle ", a tool for generating graphic word clouds - [link

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The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. Among the 47,361 employees surveyed in 120 countries, Gallup, a research-based performance-management consulting company, estimates the percentage of employees who are engaged at 11 percent. How does its use by the C-suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization? In a 2012 Fast Company article titled “The $1.3

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. Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated.

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Here are some terms that are getting more attention the first couple weeks this month (December 2008) include Social Media , eLearning Activity , Mobile Learning , Yugma , Slideshare , SharePoint , Twitter , 100 Conversations , Mzinga , and GeoLearning. It's also interesting to me to drill down another level on a couple of the companies to see what pops for them.

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. From what I can gather from the press releases and based on who's in charge of the combined company, it appears that KnowledgePlanet is somewhat the loser. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking.

2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0

Bright Corporate Outlook for Employee Development Doesn’t Mean You Need a Bigger Budget

Mindflash

Or buy some of these books and create a library in your company. Tap into social software apps. Need informal learning software? There are vendors selling very good software. Rather than spend the money upfront, start off by using using free social software services like Yammer or Social Text or Wikispaces.

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

A couple of companies were there who I talked about last time, including Blue Kiwi (who I didn’t visit this time) and Vignette (who I did visit, unintentionally). I also talked to Social Text, seeing if they supported user-generation of video (no). Also, I’d been pinged by the CEO of MangoSpring via the social software for the conference (which didn’t obviously give me a way of pinging back!?!?), Tags: social strategy technology

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Instructional and Performance Strategies for Sales eLearning Learning Theory 101 for Sales and Marketing Professionals (Part 1) - Business Casual , October 13, 2008 When consulting with sales and marketing professionals who work for companies that create training products and programs, I try not to be a "training purist" when discussion goes to "positioning" their product for the market. The Business Case for Social Learning.

Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In an article titled Taking the Social Media Plunge: Learning to Let Go , Andy McAfee explores the reluctance of traditional organizations to embrace social media (and informal learning). That “social&# is too close to “unproductive&# or “time-wasting.&#.

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. The allure of social business is captivating.

The Power of Peer Production

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Instead of forcing people into predetermined groups like groupware does, social software facilitates the natural formation of groups based on spontaneous, contextual needs for interaction. The only company that I know of that actually has been doing this for years is Gore. Serendipity is a wonderful word for how most blogging gets done.