Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business.

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6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)


social networks (yammer, chatter). To embrace informal learning we must empower learners to play a central and proactive part in the process. Similarly, formal learning can help shape and direct informal learning. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in….

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. My poll results from Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector are somewhat enlightening.

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Webinar Recap: How Yammer Uses Mindflash For Training


On Thursday, May 9, Mindflash hosted a webinar to discuss how Yammer uses Mindflash to conduct training. Because of its rapid growth, Yammer needed to think differently about how to develop and deliver training. What Yammer Found. E-learning Social Learning social media yammer

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”


In the online world, this ease can be created by a community space or platform that is easy to access, like Twitter or Yammer. Beyond Information Sharing – “Working out loud” is not about sharing information.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning


This approach aligns with research that proves we learn better when engaged in short, focused sessions, than hour-long sessions that cause information overload. THE QUOTE: “ I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ”- Winston Churchill.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Have your participants create their own job aid out of the information being given to them. Even if they scroll through the photos later with the intent to delete, they are still reviewing information previously captured.

Office 365 Gets Better with Yammer and Mindflash On Demand Learning


Microsoft recently announced that all existing Office 365 Enterprise Plans will now include Yammer Enterprise. Mindflash has been a long-time Yammer customer. Mindflash also has one of the first and most popular apps on Yammer.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

You could even search for information on these tools themselves and get some good links to follow. Broadcasting information – with microblogging information sharing can happen in the real time and anyone make contribution unlike discussion boards or emails.

Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal


One of the biggest problems with social learning is that it is an informal type of learning and organizations can’t help but to try to formalize it in any way possible. Tailor-made for Informal Learning. How are you using Mindflash to foster informal learning in your organization?

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Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results?

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Most informal learning takes place despite training departments, not because of them. Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software.

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What Makes Yammer Different?

eLearning Cyclops

I have started test driving Yammer. the training and development department can have its own separate group within the organization's Yammer network). Like LinkedIn, it allows one to view a member's employment and educational background, skills, interests, contact information, etc. What Yammer does not have: There is no search feature for member profiles. Maybe Yammer or a third party will create one soon. Yammer Social Media Networking

Mindflash Launches the First Social Training App for Yammer Users


PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2012) – Mindflash, the leading online training platform, today announced its launch of the first training app for Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks. This deeply integrated experience makes employee training more social and more accessible for the companies already using Yammer for collaboration and communications. Yammer users can download the Mindflash app from the Yammer Apps Directory today.

Social and Learned Helplessness in Learning

Nick Leffler

Places like Twitter or Yammer rather than the water cooler or lunch with colleagues (although it could apply there also). How do you make them feel less overwhelmed in an information rich environment? Learning Social DevLearn Learned Helplessness Learned Helplessness of Learning Motivation Neil deGrasse Tyson Social Learning Twitter Yammer It’s been a few weeks since I first wrote about Learned Helplessness in Learning but it hasn’t once left my mind.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It


In their book The New Social Learning , authors Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham define social learning as: “[The] result in people becoming more informed, gaining a wider perspective, and being able to make better decisions by engaging with others.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

Zite will show you information based on keywords you give in. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network. It also gives me a constant feed of information (again through Flipboard).

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate


as a “system of Web technologies that provide collaboration, information sharing, and integration capabilities in the extended enterprise.” But what about in a more informal context? collaboration learning and development Social Learning web tools yammer

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? Quickly and accurately find product information.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections. People in your network become the portals to knowledge, opportunity, and information you might not find on your own.

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Dashe & Thomson

Along comes an internal collaboration tool like Yammer, or the aforementioned Yakabod, and employees have to launch a whole new workflow to get engaged. Informal Learning Klint Finley Laurie Buczek Social Enterprise workforce collaboration

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Using Kirkpatrick's Four Levels to Create and Evaluate Informal & Social Learning Processes

Big Dog, Little Dog

In my last post, The Tools of Our Craft , I wrote how the Four Level Evaluation model is best used by flipping it upside down and that it can be used to evaluate informal and social learning. In this post, I want to expand on the second point—evaluating informal and social learning. The measurements we obtain gives us information to help base our judgment on. Note that this post uses as actual problem that is based on informal and social learning for the solution.

5 Practical Online Training Trends You May Have Overlooked


Informal learning. Google changed everything, and as long as people can just Google anything they want to learn, people will demand informal learning. Uncategorized cloud authoring tools elearning informal training Online Training Rapid Online Training Development

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. I thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources.

Why Slack Might Become the #1 Tool for Learning

eLearning Architect

The key driver for this was to replace tools such as Yammer, Skype and Jive (which haven't seen much engagement) and to consolidate these platforms into one tool.

Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

He says the best way to start implementing social and informal learning processes is to begin with a focused project and then let demand drive additional initiatives. Search the wiki or Tweet using Yammer or Twitter to see if there is a previous solution to their problem.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

So this is how you represent your own understandings, and manipulate information, for your own purposes. These are to manage communication and information sharing between teams. Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc.

33 e-learning posts

E-Learning Provocateur

Informal first. Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector. As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging. In case you missed any of my 33 posts about e-learning (or something vaguely related), I have listed them below for your convenience.

Bringing learning to the workplace, step 3: People

Challenge to Learn

As any type of informal learning you can’t organize this, but you can facilitate this. 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. Monitoring the information will give you loads of valuable information.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. You need to shape and support modern workplace learning – informal, social, beyond the course and LMS. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER. (or

The Best of e-Learning in November


Find out how easy it is to set up and start tracking informal and formal content with Lectora® Express – The Easy LMS. Making Your Yammer Community Work: Tips from Allison Michels. Make Yammer more effective as a social learning tool at your organization.

E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

A failure isn’t an error or a mistake, but a beautiful piece of intelligence that informs your next move. Either way, the result informs her next move.