The Power of Peer Production

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Check out his article in Nokia People titled The Power of Peer Production. Affiliation through personal choice: "Peer production is the most efficient method for creating value from a resource allocation point of view. Instead of forcing people into predetermined groups like groupware does, social software facilitates the natural formation of groups based on spontaneous, contextual needs for interaction. Serendipity is a wonderful word for how most blogging gets done.

Customer Competencies, Co-Creation, and Brand Communities

Skilful Minds

Word of mouth communities and networks using social software are increasingly spread over regional, national, and international borders, making them much more important to those who market branded products and services, online and off. The recent buzz around the concept of social business points to the growing importance of social networks and communities to the evolution of business practice.

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Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Mortensen and Hinds surveyed twenty-four product development teams, finding that, on average, only 75% of the employees on any given distributed team agreed on who is, and who is not, a member of their product development team.

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

I also talked to Social Text, seeing if they supported user-generation of video (no). Also, I’d been pinged by the CEO of MangoSpring via the social software for the conference (which didn’t obviously give me a way of pinging back!?!?), so I stopped by the booth for their product, Engage. Fuse seemed to be largely developing internal social media capabilities (enhancing Outlook) and some developer interfaces, but apparently also do some customer work.

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5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Social software and participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web era. Related Posts: MOOCs: Adapt, Change or Die Using a MOOC for HiPo Training Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 2 What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You… Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today).

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.

Goodbye LMS?

Tony Karrer

I had seen this paper ( Social software: E-learning beyond learning management systems ) before, but Jay Cross's take on the implications of the paper in LMS, we hardly knew ye is interesting: LMS create a walled garden in an era when walls are falling down. I get the feeling that Jay and I are responding to what is happening out in the world of corporate use of LMS products and this is something I've been writing about before: LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise Do You WANT an LMS?

Enterprise 2.0 Has Arrived

Tony Karrer

From the production side, a brand new analysis indicates that the business social software market will be nearly $1 billion strong this year and over $3.3 is more a state of mind than a product you can purchase. and social media. Great article by Dion Hinchcliffe - The State of Enterprise 2.0. Increasing evidence abounds that Enterprise 2.0 adoption has begun in earnest with a typical example being Wells Fargo taking the plunge , having rolled out Enterprise 2.0

10 Tips on How to Use Your LMS for Knowledge Management

Ed App

predict that by the end of this year (2021), the global social software and collaboration market will have increased by 17% from 2020. Top-level LMS platforms include social learning features. Social distancing procedures are another.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 collaborative tools, they actually have different goals: Social learning is about interacting with other people in order to learn something new, while Web collaboration tools are primarily about making it easier for people to work together. In other words, learning is the primary goal of social learning, whereas it’s a by-product of enterprise 2.0

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? My contention (as expressed in LMS and Social Learning ) is that most of the vendors are getting this wrong. Instead of looking at providing tightly coupled Social Learning Tools, they should instead be looking at how their offering can integrate or leverage Enterprise 2.0

Bloomfire Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Bloomfire addresses old-school productivity problems with a new-school approach, using social software to create and share valuable information within an enterprise. It essentially allows you to clone your best sales people, reducing costs, improving productivity and accelerating new business opportunities that drive your bottom line.” Bloomfire has certainly taken the eLearning industry by storm. Or should I say, set it on fire?

Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

Tony Karrer

If anything this tool has detracted from productivity, not increased it. This tool has "detracted from productivity." It's interesting that earlier in the book Davenport was careful to say that he really wasn't talking productivity as much as he was talking about performance and results. He even discusses the use of social software.

How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives

Mindflash

Organizations of all sizes are moving so fast, that as soon as we finish learning something new about products, customers, a change in the competitive landscape, or how to use a new software system, something new comes along to replace it. collaboration, and/or social learning. implementations generally use a combination of social software and collaborative technologies like blogs, RSS, social bookmarking, social networking and wikis.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Instructional and Performance Strategies for Sales eLearning Learning Theory 101 for Sales and Marketing Professionals (Part 1) - Business Casual , October 13, 2008 When consulting with sales and marketing professionals who work for companies that create training products and programs, I try not to be a "training purist" when discussion goes to "positioning" their product for the market. The Business Case for Social Learning.

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.

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. Previously, I talked about how they are now referring to themselves in terms of talent management and workforce productivity. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

In this third part of our series of behind-the-scenes posts, we’ll be interviewing Simon Birt, a recent addition to the eFrontPro team, who is in charge of the product’s global business development. This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS). For the Learning and Development industry, this will be about delivering technology that supports informal and formal learning in one single, personalized and social environment in the short term.

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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. They like to share their ideas, and they enjoy playing their part in the production of knowledge.

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2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 The nature and value of content production is changing. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0

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.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Great post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Twenty-two power laws of the emerging social economy where he discusses what Steve Balmer calls “the new normal”. The The Long Tail which tells us moving from providing best selling products to a wider spectrum of offerings gives an opportunity for larger, potentially more lucrative market overall, if you can service it cost effectively. This is important for things like Social Software Adoption.

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.

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 oversupply of products and vendors in this space which will consolidate.

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. Since most of your employees are using social networking outside of work, it makes sense to use the same type of interactions and technologies when training them.

Podcasting - Twitter - Media - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Social Software Adoption - eLearning Technology , August 10, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production - The E-Learning Curve , August 11, 2009. Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet - Clive on Learning , August 12, 2009. The following are the top items based on social signals. Best of eLearning Learning. August 7, 2009 to August 14, 2009.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

In this third part of our series of behind-the-scenes posts, we’ll be interviewing Simon Birt, a recent addition to the eFrontPro team, who is in charge of the product’s global business development. This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS). For the Learning and Development industry, this will be about delivering technology that supports informal and formal learning in one single, personalized and social environment in the short term.

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The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Social software facilitates conversation. Chatter, Jive, Socialcast, Yammer, Podio, and other social networking systems simplify listening in and joining purposeful conversations. Given that learning is the key to improving productivity, it’s in our interest to help suppliers, partners, distributors, and customers learn in optimal fashion, too. Serving enterprise customers. This appears in the August 2012 CLO magazine.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/02/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Social Networking Landscape - Dave Pollard. Because they are so easy to build, there is a temptation to design Social Software to provide many Social Networking and Knowledge Management functions in a single tool. The consequence, often, is an over-engineered, unintuitive, overwhelming product. Tag: Social Networking Improving Learning and Cutting Costs - Inside Higher Ed.

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. Hear how microblogging is > being used in the enterprise and about other social media tools to connect people, enhance knowledge sharing, and enable collaboration.

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DevLearn ‘09 Keynote: Andrew McAfee #dl09

Learning Visions

is the use of emergent social software platforms by organizations in pursuit of their goals.” More productive approach: letting the people help each other out (rather than build some crazy system that tries to answer questions for you) People envision nightmares of letting the doors open to letting people interact with each other. Overuse the word “social” -- this word is not helpful. Executives don’t want to make business more social. Wednesday morning.

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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LMSs that kick ass: Meridian KSI

Janet Clarey

I know you’ve been incorporating some social media tools into your LMS. What is Meridian KSI doing with social media? A: Roy Haythorn - Online communities and blogs are two of the biggest social media tools that Meridian has made a part of its LMS. Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? Q: Are you seeing any difficulties in the incorporation of social media among your current customers/potential customers?

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

Trivantis

Products. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Live Product Demonstrations. Product User Guides. Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. As social networks progress and online social learning grows in popularity, the need to implement social learning technologies within business settings becomes increasingly prevalent. Social Learning and Social Business. Products. Product User Guides.

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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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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Let me start with some of the ones that are probably more relevant to this particular inquiry: Examples of online communities in the financial services industry - FreshNetworks , March 17, 2009 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009 Using Online Forums in Social Learning - Learning Putty , October 19, 2009 Change agents, group forums and the one percent rule.

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Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

Coaching and mentoring programs are proven to increase productivity, morale and leadership. Talent management software vendors can provide some tracking capability, but do not provide in-depth coaching and mentoring program workflows optimized to help guide these programs. Some enterprises have tried using social software such as Yammer or Jive to connect individuals, but without a formal mentoring or coaching structure, this approach is not sufficient to achieve measurable results.

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “Some learning leaders — perhaps fearful for their budgets and status as business partners — may be wary of seemingly unquantifiable learning initiatives such as social learning, but hard numbers aren’t always the best indicator of success. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business.

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. Social networks empower workers to engage in self-determined “pull” learning.

The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. They will want to go the extra mile, are willing to stay and will recommend their place of employment and its products and services to others. How does its use by the C-suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization? There are a few reasons why the C-suite isn’t using social media more inside organizations.

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