My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I have a private Facebook account too, but I hardly use it. We did consider creating a community there for our free edition, but in the end we decided to go with Yammer (see communities). We now use Facebook more for announcements and things like that.

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

Your Training Edge

Yammer is the premier microblogging tool for private conversations. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e.,

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The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. Some don’t even have a Facebook account, let alone Twitter. This in itself isn’t a problem.

Bringing learning to the workplace, step 3: People

Challenge to Learn

When you have a question or problem, you find a colleague who knows the answer, you apply what you have learned and you go on with your job. Yammer. A tool that could support you in this is Yammer. The most important is that you can control who has access to your Yammer, based on email address or invitation. And very important you can make groups within Yammer, you can use this to create virtual expertise centers.

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The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. Some don’t even have a Facebook account, let alone Twitter. This in itself isn’t a problem.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

If you are able as a manager to apply this model to informal learning you will get more grip on the informal learning processes, while letting the worker free in choosing his own way to the solution of the problem. So, did the learning activity solve the problem within the given requirements?

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

In recent postings I focused on how L&D can support the content needs of the Smart Worker, but in fact it is clear, that most people first try and solve their problems by calling upon the people they know to help them, so this is the topic of this posting. Tweet.

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

Your Training Edge

Yammer is the premier microblogging tool for private conversations. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e.,

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

And most also log in to their Facebook or Twitter (if they have one) during work, too. The problem most run into is an overemphasis on the “media” and less attention paid to the “social.”

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

And most also log in to their Facebook or Twitter (if they have one) during work, too. The problem most run into is an overemphasis on the “media” and less attention paid to the “social.”

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

Your Training Edge

Yammer is the premier microblogging tool for private conversations. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e., those entering the workforce) prefer using Facebook to discussion forums hosted within an LMS. Many MOOCs have Facebook pages set up either by the instructors or by groups of ambitious students.

Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

Dashe & Thomson

IOL is facilitated through the use of tools like Yammer that connect coworkers across the globe. I learned that the Target Center in Minneapolis is the 28 th busiest building in the nation via Facebook today. That’s right, FACEBOOK!

ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher

Learning Visions

Information is ever-changing When you apply social tools to information, it makes it more useful Quora as an example of information with social Everybody becomes a producer of content (people make Facebook useful by posting pictures, text, links, etc. The Facebookization of the enterprise.” Yammer, Socialcast, Jive, etc. This is a huge business opportunity…we are on the cusp of a real problem.

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Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

However, I've struggled with the problem of destinations vs. social networks and the spread of conversation (see Forums vs. Social Networks ). Quora is a Q&A site nicely integrated with Facebook that has done a good job providing a means to ask questions and get answers.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

One way to learn and solve problems more effectively is by visualizing information. These diagrams can be used during brainstorming sessions, as a way to explain concepts, for information organization and for creative problem solving. Yammer.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Here was the original tweet: tonykarrer : Please help - online session going now: How (other than twitter) do you Tap Your Social Grid to get help with your problems? ranellem : @ tonykarrer I've found old friends via Facebook that have become professional contacts as well. Facebook.

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50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Jay Cross

After Facebook fails. Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. And this is undoubtedly where the problem lies. PR’s problems, 20 years later DOC SEARLS | SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012. Curation saves your bacon.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The social business bandwagon has arrived and companies are installing Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, Sharepoint, HootSuite, and more to replace outmoded intranets and improve the way they transact business. Solve nagging problems.

Get Started in Social Learning in 5 Steps (Without Spending a Dime)

Mindflash

Albert Bandura wrote a book called Social Learning Theory in 1977, and he didn’t even have a Facebook account. Here’s the problem with social learning: Whenever I read an article about it, I find my thoughts drifting off because few of these articles talk about who is actually doing it or how they actually do it. Have that discussion on Yammer or Socialtext or other similar, free software that allows people to talk to each other.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Moreover, by using curation tools such as Twitter, Yammer, Skype and other texting tools, as well as Facebook, social/informal learning is progressing at a pace. Social learning has been given a huge boost by such things as Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, Amazon, Google (known by the acronym, ‘FLATMAGS’). ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR).

Learning Campaigns: Driving Engagement and Performance Improvement – Part 3

Fort Hill Company

It happens in-person through conversations, meetings, programs and events, as well as online via social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and on collaboration technology like Yammer, Jive and 70-20®. As a group documents their individual learning and progress in a 70-20 challenge feed, participants contribute to the group’s understanding of the problem or project and they can “pull” information from their colleagues on content or examples they find of interest.

7 Programs that Increase Employee Engagement

Aktiv Mind

From sites that are made for collaboration to social networking using Yammer feeds, this program can bring your company together no matter where in the world they are. They like to think of the platform as the offspring of Facebook and Excel. By having real-time conversations, you can make adjustments and solve problems as they happen and eliminate long email threads that we all hate. 7 Programs that Increase Employee Engagement.

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. The problem was that their ratio of female to male employees was about half the national average. IBM, as of 2011, has over 130 communities of practice around the globe; with up to 198,000 employees using Facebook for business purposes.

#lrnchat coup d’état

Jay Cross

FB teen writes “My father now on Facebook. Son replies, “Welcome To Facebook.&#. Facebook teen writes “My father is now on Facebook. Son replies, “Welcome To Facebook.&#. Facebook teen writes “My father is now on Facebook. Son replies, “Welcome To Facebook.&#. Wikis, yammer, blogs and twitter all gr8 tools to support innovation conversations & sharing. Son replies, “Welcome To Facebook.&#.

Ideas Favor the Connected Mind

Big Dog, Little Dog

Twitter & Yammer), file sharing (e.g., Facebook & MySpace), and wikis now provide a virtual bridge by acting as the common environment in many instances.

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

elearnspace , November 8, 2010There is much talk (chatter) about 21st century skills – even OECD is trying to define what those skills for “jobs that have not yet been created, using technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that cannot be foreseen&#. Most of us have a Facebook account, and maybe a LinkedIn account too. have a problem with tabs. FACEBOOK privacy issues. Twitter & Yammer), file sharing (e.g., Facebook (57).

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Facebook has more than 400 million active users and 50% of those active users log in every day and 35 million of those users update their status daily. Facebook Press Room. Yammer: Best practice guide #yam - Learning Conversations , April 29, 2010 You walk into a conference room. Designing for an uncertain world - Learnlets , April 17, 2010 My problem with the formal models of instructional design (e.g. Facebook for Learning? Best of eLearning Learning.

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Can hook up to Yammer too – Yammer is an internal Twitter-like client that allows 2.0 ” No problem, because Leo’s shows are engaging so audience wants more. learning success [extends and maintains traditional networking, like Facebook for grownups]. MacAfee explains how groups of people can solve problems better and faster that individuals or small teams. INTRODUCTION.

GE TV: Elliott Masie on the Future of Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

But there’s been this false assumption that if I’m teaching a group of eight people something like money laundering detection in a bank, that then if I put them on Jive or Yammer or SharePoint, that something magical is going to happen. Facebook spent $3 billion for Oculus.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

But it’s pretty clear that even Adobe sees the problem here. Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”. The Simple Value of Twitter/Yammer in Business - Engaged Learning , May 25, 2010 Remember a time you were at a gathering – a child’s soccer game, a party, a dinner with friends, your neighborhood watch meeting. Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning.