Essentials, Layoffs, Connectivism, & Corporate Blogs

Big Dog, Little Dog

Includes video: Consumers Distrust Corporate Blogs - AdWeek. A Forrester Research study found that only 16 percent of consumers trust what they read on blogs, a trust level below such hallmarks of veracity as direct mail and message board posts. The Frog.

The Corporate Blogging Book

Clive on Learning

This time it's The Corporate Blogging Book by Debbie Weil, which promises to tell you 'absolutely everything you need to know to get it right'. Well, I don't know about that, but I'm sure it will answer an awful lot of questions for anyone considering setting up a public corporate blog or getting blogging going within the firewall. Where would I be without my train journeys to London? Another trip, another book.

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Training Site Roundup

Dashe & Thomson

Site 100

20 hot resources for customer-facing social media

E-Learning Provocateur

The Corporate Blogging Book. Blogs. • HubSpot Blog. • {grow}. customer service marketing social media blogs books case studies customer-facing social media reports TwitterSomeone asked me recently where they can learn more about customer-facing social media; or in other words, social media used to engage externally with customers rather than internally with colleagues.

2012 in retrospective: top 10 posts

Challenge to Learn

In this post I will have a look at 2012 based on the top 10 post of this blog. On his corporate blog is an interview with him on SAM. I’m happy to see that this blog is growing (almost 250% up in comparison to 2011) although that is not my goal.

Blog Book Tour: Week Two

Kapp Notes

We are kicking off week two of the Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning book tour. The first week was a lot of fun sparking all types of discussions.

Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?

Dashe & Thomson

My first Google search turned up this ambitious marketing assertion: Instructor-led training is considered to be the most effective method of corporate education, as it best facilitates real-time interaction, in-depth information sharing and direct response to questions.

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Performance Support

Clark Quinn

That’s how we use Google and corporate wikis and instant messenger. Learnscape architects have implemented miniature versions of the internet behind corporate firewalls that provide all of these things, from peer-rated FAQs to wizards, on-line help desks, and best practices repositories. He later asks: Overall, what are corporate blogs, feeds, aggregators, wikis, mash-ups, locator systems, collaboration environments, and widgets, if not performance support?

Informal learning: Why it matters to a business


Creative employers can even go as far as to establish a dedicated corporate blog where all team members can contribute, initiate discussions and bring up common problems for group solving.

Presentation to Research Working Group on Multigenerational Knowledge Transfer

Kapp Notes

Here are some links to blog postings I've done related to the topic and other related links. Blog Posting Books to Consider Reading for the Gamer/Boomer Knowledge Gap Hard Sell: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning Brain Drain: Where in the World is Everybody Going? Article about Blogging in Corporations Blogging to Learn and Learning to Blog Online Assessment (What Level Gamer are You?)

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

And most corporate guidelines out there around social media are fairly similar. They generally make each employee personally responsible, they need to abide by existing corporate rules, obey copyright and other IP rules, keep secrets and act appropriately. I think IBM's policy is a pretty good starting point: IBM Social Computing Guidelines Other company policies or discussions of guidelines I've seen around blogging, social media, web 2.0:

Making Tweeps

eLearning Cyclops

One can also post their Twitter feeds in courses, web pages, corporate blogs, etc. I having been using Twitter for several years now and still loving it. The only issue I have are the challenges of getting others to adopt it. For me, Twitter is a great tool in my personal life and also a fantastic workplace tool. When trying to sell use of Twitter among my coworkers and personal acquaintances I tell them of the ways I use it and anecdotes of times it has been of great benefit.

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Learning objectives for formal e-Learning: Feedback requested!

Challenge to Learn

We will post a blog on our corporate blog with the details within two weeks. I addressed the topic of learning objectives in my blog on output learning and I tried to work from there. Corporate learning always starts with a problem or a challenge.

Blog Book Tour: Week Two Happenings

Kapp Notes

If you haven't seen the postings on the blog book tour for this week, you need to check them out. Day Six: 09/17/07 - Enspire Learning's Corporate Blog This entry was great because it provided an opportunity to play a simulation. I especially find Jeff Cobb's interesting since he dove into the marketing aspect of the blog book tour itself.

Blog Book Tour-- First Update

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour is going well, great contributions on the tour "stops" Be sure to check out the stops below. Also, we've had Rupa from Writer's Gateway join the tour with her posting Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning-My Thoughts on Chapter 1. Check out all the stops below and add your own comments and insights. Join in the conversation! Week One Day One: 09/10/07 - A podcast interview with Brent Schlenker. Please stop by and have a listen.

Blog Book Tour Begins

Kapp Notes

Today is the beginning of a 14 stop blog book tour. During the Blog Book tour, I will be not be posting on Kapp Notes , instead, I will be posting on the the blogs which are listed below. Below are the tour dates and "stop" locations.

Conference Brain

Janet Clarey

Off to procure some shoes and return for a corporate blogging session. Do’s and don’ts of corporate blogging. The Women’s Blog Jam last night actually ran into the opening reception we talked so long (2 hours). I’ve stolen a moment here at the IiL08 conference in San Jose. Couldn’t be happier with the intensity, engagement, and buzz. Lisa Johnson ’s keynote this morning was inspirational.

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How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion


Corporations are now boring through traditional, more intrinsic categorizations (e.g, As Clorox observed on its corporate blog , “If you cannot answer the diversity question clearly and favorably when it is asked in the recruiting process, young people are going to choose to work elsewhere.”.

Making the Connection: Diversity & Profits


Simone Strydom, senior manager of corporate communications at Clorox , observed on the corporate blog , “If you cannot answer the diversity question clearly and favorably when it is asked in the recruiting process, young people are going to choose to work elsewhere.”. Having a robust diversity & inclusion (D&I) program at your company is no longer a nice to have.

March Big Question: Supporting New Managers?

The Learning Circuits

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Blog Book Tour: Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

He and I discussed the book, the boomer/gamer knowledge gap and the blog book tour. Also, check out his stop on the tour Blog Book Tour Stop: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos talks about how kids provide great insight into new learning technologies and techniques. Also, an honorable mention to Christy Tucker from Experiencing E-Learning who left comments at several of the blog tour stops.look for her stop coming up!

THIS is What Social Learning Looks Like


Turns out the #blogchat group decided to dedicate some of their Sunday nights to offering critiques of one another's blogs. Participants wanting feedback submitted their blogs for consideration; 4 were chosen this time with a promise that others would be considered soon. Those who offered their blogs up for review got a good deal of feedback useful particularly for them, but also for others in the group. Something really interesting happened on Twitter last night.

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

A portfolio of learning assets was created, which included ‘above the line’ learning interventions (instructor-led classroom and online classroom) as well as ‘below the line’ (e-learning, email and phone support, with corporate social networking groups).

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

For example, when I view my blog's content through the eLearning Learning lens , it shows me that relative to other sources of content in the system, I tend to talk about: eLearning 2.0 (130) I often will use this technique when I run into a new company to see if anyone is blogging about it and generally what is associated with it. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.

Stocking fillers for e-learning enthusiasts

Clive on Learning

In 2007 I got to read and report back on a whole range of interesting books, articles and reports.

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New Blog

Tony Karrer

Ingrid O'Sullivan has a new blog and is the first person to take me up on my post 100 Conversation Topics which asks people to start a conversation with me and get aggregated into 100 conversations. Ingrid's post tells a bit of a story that is likely familiar to other authors of a relatively new blog. Ingrid tells us that among her hardest challenges is deciding what to write in the blog. I'm pretty new to blogging [.] noob's experience after 100-ish days of blogging.

Rapid downloads for free rapid e-learning e-book

Clive on Learning

I'm enjoying Tom Kuhlman's new Rapid e-Learning Blog. Considering it's a sort-of-corporate-blog for Articulate, it's really well done - nicely presented, written with great enthusiasm and comes with a really useful free gift, The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid e-Learning Pro.

February Big Question: What Questions?

The Learning Circuits

Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. For further help in how to participate via blog posts, see the side bar.) Participating Blogs: The form for February's Big Question has been closed.

Instructional Design in the Collective World of YouTubers

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Because at the end he beautifully states that "the collective nature at the heart of our industry's future will not merely dictate that everyone pitch in and create a section of the training, but rather everyone pitch in and create as much of the training as possible" A YouTube-style video upload service behind the corporate firewall is simply the natural video extension of the corporate blogs. This article by A.D. Detrick via Training Day is an interesting read.

Quality vs. Speed

The Learning Circuits

Please answer this question by posting to your own blog. For further help in how to participate via blog posts, see the side bar.) Brent Schlenker Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development January Big Question.a

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. The participants were Learning Professionals from a cross section of Corporations, Academia, Military, Government (IRS was well represented and a little scary) and Non-profits.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 1/8/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

A Blog That Blogs Corporate Blogs - The New York Times. The Fortune 500 Blogging Wiki ( ) amasses blogs maintained by employees of the biggest American corporations. Social computing: getting ahead of the blog. The top 10 technology trends affecting education in 2005 - The Philadelphia Inquirer. Blackboard's takeover of Web CT 9. Moodle. Web 2.0 The release of Open Office 2.0 A renewed debate 5. Podcasting!

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Final ReCap of Blog Book Tour for Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Kapp Notes

Well the Blog Book Tour is finally over and what a great experience. I want to thank all of the people who took time to blog about the book and join in the tour. He and I discussed the book, the boomer/gamer knowledge gap and the blog book tour. Tony O' Driscoll added an entry on his blog Blog Book Tour Stop: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos. And all in all, over 20 different blogs participated in one way or another in the tour.a

Big Question - PowerPoint

The Learning Circuits

Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. For further help in how to participate via blog posts, see the side bar.) Presentation instead of PowerPoint 08-May-2007 10:45:19 Guy W Wallace The Pursuing Performance Blog The Big Question is.

Past Experiences. Present Challenges. Future Predictions.

The Learning Circuits

Please post your responses to these 3 questions on your blog. The Big Question Process You can find more details over in the sidebar, but simply answer these questions by posting your response on your own blog. Be sure to comment on other participants blogs.