Yammer

Jay Cross

Yammer is like a private Twitter. Instead of Twitter’s question, “What are you doing?&# , Yammer asks “What are you working on?&#. As employees answer that question, a feed is created in one central location enabling co-workers to discuss ideas, post news, ask questions, and share links and other information. Anyone in a company can start their Yammer network and begin inviting colleagues. The basic Yammer service is free.

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe. Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange. He put out a message on Yammer and found someone who could sit with him and explain it, the very next day.

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How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

As a personal learning tool, Twitter is great but it’s a public platform and what you share on it is available to everyone, some organizations may need tools which can be installed behind their firewalls (Laconica, Yonkly) or that is available as a secure private service (Yammer).

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Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses

Mindflash

You can build social interactions into your eLearning courses by integrating Yammer with Mindflash. Yammer has been a long time Mindflash customer, and they use both Mindflash and Yammer in many of their training programs to create people-to-people interactions.

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

Your Training Edge

ProBoards and ZetaBoards are free hosting services for publicly viewable forums. You can create private blogging groups on sites like BuddyPress , but this may not be feasible for very large classes because authorized users must be added individually.

Practical Ways to Design Social Media Into Your Training Programs

Mindflash

Since spring of this year, I have designed several learning programs using Yammer with good results. In this post I’ll show you how I use Yammer in our training classes and how you can too. Why not put that lecture in Yammer. I do this in Yammer every chance I get.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

Effective learning designs make use of activities in which learners create their own learning. Learning departments should reject their secluded offices for desks where the sales, customer service, or operations teams sit.

BYOD vs. 1:1 Debate Creates Opportunities for the Device-Agnostic Designer

Mindflash

IT Simplicity: Fewer device variants to support, and greater negotiating power for corporate bulk discounts from equipment and service providers. And, of course, hybrid strategies can mix and match advantages ad hoc to create a custom organizational device provisioning strategy.

Friday Finds: Productivity Hacks

eLearning Brothers

I first stumbled upon this service several years, and I really think it hasn’t gotten the glory it deserves. You can set up any two apps to work together by creating what they call an applet (originally they called them recipes). What would you create?

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Furthermore, as a facilitator of a group you can create a list for others to follow, participants or around a particular topic. Padlet - a brainstorm wall Padlet is an example of a brainstorming wall where participants don''t have to create an account. It is useful as a trainer or facilitator to create your own playlists which you can later use whenever needed. Yammer is spontaneous, but experienced as chaotic and fast.

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Creating and Evaluating Informal & Social Learning Processes in a Call Center

Big Dog, Little Dog

I recently received this comment on my post, Using Kirkpatrick's Four Levels to Create and Evaluate Informal & Social Learning Processes : “What do you do when the "learners" are new hires?

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. . If there is any generation that understands the digital world, it is Gen Y, the millennial generation.

Expanding the Learning Ecosystem

ATD Learning Technologies

Conduent Learning Services. They wanted to create a comprehensive learning ecosystem, underpinned by state-of-the-art technology, that would enable employees to spend at least a few minutes every day building a habit of learning.

How to Design a MOOC in Your Company

Mindflash

Services like Coursera , Venture Lab , and Udemy (to name only a few) make free on-line courses available to anyone in the world for free. If the topic of the course is how to run an effective meeting, an example individual assignment could be to create an agenda using the course template.

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. It’s not a good practice to overthink ways of creating a collaborative company culture.

Should You Replace Classroom with Online Training?

Mindflash

I know, listening to a lecture on your company’s new customer service process is not exactly a TED Talk. Instead of using valuable classroom time conducting lectures, create a (or a series of) self-paced online training courses that explain the new customer service process.

Digital learning as a ‘third place’: Lessons from the coffeeshop

Nomadic Learning

Later yet, Lloyd’s insurance exchange and the London Stock Exchange were created directly from the Lloyd’s and Jonathan’s coffeehouses, where sailors, navigators, scientists, ship owners, financiers and financial traders met. By: James Bassendine.

Expanding the Learning Ecosystem

ATD Learning Technologies

Conduent Learning Services. They wanted to create a comprehensive learning ecosystem, underpinned by state-of-the-art technology, that would enable employees to spend at least a few minutes every day building a habit of learning. By late 2015, Conduent had developed enough infrastructure to accomplish that goal, creating several “environments” within its “learning ecosystem.”

Building a Better Working World

CLO Magazine

At the heart of this strategy is having the highest-performing teams provide exceptional client service worldwide. They share their badge achievements on LinkedIn and celebrate successes in conversations across EY Yammer sites.

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

Your Training Edge

ProBoards and ZetaBoards are free hosting services for publicly viewable forums. You can create private blogging groups on sites like BuddyPress , but this may not be feasible for very large classes because authorized users must be added individually.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Another suggestion is to have an instructor, a supervisor, or other mentor create a blog with a daily or weekly question to be posed to them. --3-- 3-- Create an Alumni group. Many companies block external sites such as Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of them are deploying their own internal social media sites or corporate-friendly tools such as Yammer. By Dean Hawkinson. Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media.

Why I left Linkedin

Saffron Interactive

By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. What features does this service give me, and what am I expected to offer in return?

Why I left Linkedin

Saffron Interactive

By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. What features does this service give me, and what am I expected to offer in return?

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

Mindflash

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. Create a team of early adopters.

Challenging Trends: Data, Learning and the LRS

HT2 Labs

We’ve done this for many common platforms in our area already, including Skillsoft, Degreed and Yammer. “Building on the concepts of ‘personas’, that is, data relating to a person that is not just a log of their learning activity, gives us an opportunity to create hypotheses based on localization data, for example, do folks in Malaysia upload more videos than those in the US? (In

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Training Your Dispersed Workforce with Microlearning Platforms

Ed App

The advantage of microlearning platforms is that the content is easy to create, quick to edit, and fun to consume. The platform must integrate with employee forums like yammer. However, there are a few other crucial factors that one needs to consider before selecting a platform: The microlearning platform should: Offer comprehensive services that include designing and developing microlearning programs along with content.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. For details on how to create a podcast, see How to Create Your Own Podcast on About.com. Yammer.

7 Ways to Get Learners to “Buy” Your Online Training…And Return to “Buy” More

Mindflash

Stores—brick-and-mortar or eCommerce sites—want customers to buy their products or services. Performance-centered training creates mindful connections between the learning and the job. #2 3 COMMUNITY: Create a Loyal Customer Base.

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

Your Training Edge

ProBoards and ZetaBoards are free hosting services for publicly viewable forums. You can create private blogging groups on sites like BuddyPress , but this may not be feasible for very large classes because authorized users must be added individually. Yammer is the premier microblogging tool for private conversations. You can create a standard page that is publicly viewable or a closed page that requires permission to access.

How to Make Your Online Training “Go Viral”

Mindflash

Use each stat or data point as a launching pad for creating more digital media assets: a podcast series, videos, how-to guides, job aids, discussion board topics, etc. Create Engaging Training with Haiku Deck and Mindflash. Ask key participants to create follow-up training modules.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

It provides an online environment where teachers can create class groups, design a profile page, and join subject communities. ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies. Torrey Trust is my guest blogger.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

It provides an online environment where teachers can create class groups, design a profile page, and join subject communities. ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies. Torrey Trust is my guest blogger.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I've talked before about the significant value that can be obtained as part of Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank and how that translates in a Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services.

A Review of 2011 and the Future of Workplace Learning

Mindflash

In my view, the only way to provide training and performance improvement solutions that add value to the organization and the only way those services can be prioritized properly is if they are aligned with what the business truly cares about.

Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning

Mindflash

When you add them all up, social learning is about people learning from each other and creating their own learning through participation and practice. Our job is to design activities, implement technologies, and/or create environments that support what people do naturally.

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Most people in our industry probably see the following three services as their core social media tools: Twitter , Facebook , and LinkedIn. Many organization are also using internal social media services like Yammer and Slack. Does your organization use a social media service?

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

Mindflash

You want to create reinforcement programs to improve the transfer of training to the job, but you cannot seem to get people to attend the sessions. So you’ve decided you need to introduce social media into your learning strategy.