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 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 Tools Adoption Ideas Webinar Software - Adoption Advice Enterprise 2.0 - What's the PU?

The differences between social professional networks and communities of practice

Matrix

The meaning of ‘community’ has changed drastically with the spread of the internet and the rise of all the social networks. Experts are still debating to what extent this type of being social online affects the day to day life of individuals but the reality is that virtual space has brought a really big shift in everything having to do with human interaction. Main difference between social and professional communities. Social networks focus on relationship.

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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. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Thirsty for knowledge on social networks and information systems?

Janet Clarey

Information Science Reference recently published a book by Miltiadis Lytras from the University of Patras, Greece, Robert Tennyson from the University of Minnesota, USA, and Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, from the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain called Knowledge Networks: The Social Software Perspective. Here’s a description: Social networks are collections of individuals linked together by a set of relations. Knowledge Networks. Here you go then.

Empathy and Collaboration in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

sometimes make the fundamental mistake of arguing that collaboration is really only about achieving goals, leaving the implication that incorporating social software into the workflow of organizations is sufficient. Even though goal-orientation is a big part 0f collaborating, collaboration requires more to achieve goals effectively. social media Dachis Group social business design social network

MyFace or SpaceBook?

Learning with e's

Apparently your choice of social networking site indicates what social class you belong to. I guess the fact that FaceBook organises its regional networks on the basis of the colleges or universities its members attended might have something to do with it.? And what about those who use Bebo - are they part of a particular social class, or are they just little oiks who couldn't design a tasteful personal space to save their lives? So it's official.

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. Want to understand the emerging world of social software? While the technology is nothing spectacular, social software is one of the catalysts of the change.

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? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

At this point, I also "serendipitous-ly" stumbled upon a couple of conversations recently that touched upon lurking (this is why I love social media). Active lurkers also include those who will contact the original poster through a different channel, like telephone, email, or perhaps a face to face meeting – in effect continuing the conversation outside of the visible public side of the community, but not outside of the community itself.

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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. 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. Here are the current top 5 highest-rated social learning systems on CollectMyThoughts , as rated by users: 5.

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. ” 3 - 10 enterprise social networking obstacles , the brainyard, Information Week 3 January 2012. The explosion of social software tools is a source of great innovation, but also a lot of confusion. This takes more than access to social networking tools, blogs, and wikis.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 98.

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

Learning Cafe

In 2013, the investment bubble will burst for consumer social networks, and for enterprise social software companies in 2014. What it is not saying is that social networking will become less popular but the investments in social network technology will decrease i.e There is a growing realisation that the huge servers that power the internet and networks consume a lot of power and this is likely to result in an energy surgcharge.

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. We learn more when we learn together,” according to the “Harvard Business Journal,” and social media has likely increased our need for social interaction.

First, kill all the instructors

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This morning I received an email asking… How are people using social software to support learning? I think most of us agree that there is an important social dimension to learning. But in what ways do social software applications such as LinkedIn and FaceBook help people to learn? Social tagging systems like del.icio.us So, how are people using social media to enhance their own and their group’s learning? Just fooling.

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). This is for a few key reasons: the ability to deeply integrate and embed learning into workplace software such as IBM Connections, SAP Jam, Jive-n and Yammer; the need to ensure complete data integrity and security; and the need for a great user experience around learning content delivery, management and reporting.

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I also checked out Nancy White’s Communities and Networks site under Discussion Forums , Case Studies of Discussion Forums , and Community Building and Discussion Forums. Business Casual , October 29, 2008 Making Intranet Discussion Groups Effective - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2006 Requirement to Social Learning Adoption #2 - Compatibility - Engaged Learning , February 24, 2009 The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 &

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The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Increase the effectiveness of experiential learning (the 70%) by packing more varied experience into the workflow. Increase the effectiveness of coaching (the 20%) by recognizing the vital role of managers and supervisors. Increase the effectiveness of formal learning (the 10%) with immersive, interactive learning that applies directly to the job, by providing simulations and game-based learning, and by offering learning in digestible chunks via multiple convenient formats.

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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). This is for a few key reasons: the ability to deeply integrate and embed learning into workplace software such as IBM Connections, SAP Jam, Jive-n and Yammer; the need to ensure complete data integrity and security; and the need for a great user experience around learning content delivery, management and reporting.

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Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning <!–( Increasing Virtual Learning And Webinar Effectiveness With Your Social Learning System <!–( The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. You can lead them to social media, but can you make them drink? Social Media Revolution - eLearning Technology , August 17, 2009. Social Software Adoption - eLearning Technology , August 10, 2009.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. What might a PKM program in your organization look like, and how can it leverage social networking tools?

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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. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Person-to-person instruction is no longer cost-effective. The Industrial Age is giving way to the Network Era. Social.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. This morning I received an email asking…”How are people using social software to support learning?” Everybody knows about network effects: the value of a network increases exponentially with the addition of each new node.

Ten years after

Jay Cross

Self-organizing mesh networks. Peer production networks. Social mobile computing. Group-forming networks. Social software. Social accounting tools. Pull will continue to gain in proportion to push because active network connections flatten power structures, and it’s better when unfettered workers can have more discretion in what they pull. Pushing lessons is not very effective; it’s a poor investment.

eLearning - Audio & Captivate, Blogging, Twitter, & the Brain

Big Dog, Little Dog

Recruiters will always try to find out more about you," says Liz Lynch, author of Smart Networking. Video technology and social software can cut employee training costs - SearchUnifiedCommunications.com. For more in-depth training, such as a new process or a tutorial on using a software system, a wiki entry or Yammer message just might not suffice. Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate - Michael Hanley in E-Learning Curve Blog.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#. Q: What social media tools has Saba incorporated into their LMS? A: Ben Willis- Saba has had social & collaborative capabilities in our product suite for a very long while (since 2004 and the 3.x Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS?

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

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Co-creation

Jay Cross

Better still, new conceptualizations, metaphors, and stories co-created with learners could make the journey more effective and enjoyable for those who come later.&#. social software apps. social network analysis. Co nnectivism, recently coined by George Siemens, makes it explicit that the learner is augmented with connections to networks of people and information. It’s new thought being wired into the brain’s network. ( Fortune Magazine ).

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. How to effectively architect information for your elearning course - Free as in Freedom , February 6, 2010 As Instructional Designers, its always a challenge to balance meaningful instruction with information. Slides from Keynote at Training 2010 - Social Enterprise Blog , February 3, 2010 Slides I had the great pleasure to present a keynote address yesterday at Training 2010. Social Learning (36).

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.