Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

2 – Yammer and social collaboration platforms. The acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft was big news last month. June is now over – and for us here in the UK it’s been one of the wettest Junes since records began!

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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

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.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

Or a discussion forum that supports an inhouse training program: 1% of the participants will fall short of the critical mass that is required to develop a rich, diverse and meaningful discussion. My poll results from Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector are somewhat enlightening.

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Practical Ways to Design Social Media Into Your Training Programs


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.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning


Schone and John Polaschek at DevLearn 2009) discusses how Yammer was shortlisted and implemented at Qualcomm for encouraging micro learning within the corporate environment. THE QUOTE: “ I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ”- Winston Churchill.

5 Common eLearning Mistakes To Avoid!


Properly implemented, an eLearning program can help with the development of employee skills, boosting employee engagement, and career development. Just creating eLearning programs isn’t enough to increase employee engagement, and foster more effective learning.

7 Programs that Increase Employee Engagement

Aktiv Mind

7 Programs that Increase Employee Engagement. Before you start reviewing different software programs there is an important step you need to take; you need to hear from your employees. Here are some of our favorite project management programs that help you connect with your employees and increase their level of commitment and engagement. Bloomfire : Finding a project managment program that your employees will like, and more importantly use can be challenging.

Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses


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.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

You may use an LMS with social media modules, Share Point , PBWorks Wiki , Yammer or Facebook -like tools. [Please share your comments below.] Please share with your friends.]

Three Things You Can Do to Increase Social Learning Participation


With this goal in mind, I think there are three simple things you can do to increase participation in your social learning programs, and this is exactly why it is important to use Mindflash And Yammer together. You can do this in a Yammer group.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It


Case studies started to come out sharing stories of programs that focused on the learning potential that could be harnessed when you focused on connecting learners with each other as opposed to a more formal top-down approach.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

You may use an LMS with social media modules, Share Point , PBWorks Wiki , Yammer or Facebook -like tools. [Please share your comments below.] Please share with your friends.]

Social Learning Fear Factor

ATD Learning Technologies

When thinking through the design of training programs, learning and development (L&D) teams should not overlook the power of the community, but embrace it. Allison Michaels from Yammer Education Services explains why L&D needs to get over its fear of social learning.

Micro-blogging at Work

eLearning Weekly

Yammer. Run a pilot program. Consider running a pilot program, where you use micro-blogging for a small group of users (perhaps the training department?). Tags: eLearning Tools SocialNetworks Learning ProfessionalDevelopment Training technology software productivity Twitter microblogging Yammer micro-blogging I’ve been on Twitter for over a year, and I find great value in the ability to ask questions to a large group of people (ex. friends, peers, etc.)

Is E-Learning Possible Without Learning Management System?

Your Training Edge

It is obvious when you are running a learning and development program for an organization or a business. As a result, companies are turning to collaborative tools such as Yammer and ePath that promotes performance-based learning.

Friday Finds: Productivity Hacks

eLearning Brothers

Not, the programming statement, although that is where it gets its name. IFTTT works with business apps like Yammer, Office 365, and more. I first stumbled upon this service several years, and I really think it hasn’t gotten the glory it deserves.

Online Community Management (Workshop)

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. ” “Thank you Jane for making this program available and for the resources you have provided. Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. I think it is both an effective (and enjoyable) structure and I learned a huge amount by completing the weekly Challenge activities and by learning with others on Yammer. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

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Building a Better Working World

CLO Magazine

According to Sugrue, some of the ways EY is overcoming these challenges is through the use of EY badges, digital fluency programs, location-specific and service line-specific programs, and the development of a scalable process to rapidly develop priority skills globally.

Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

He uses this model to actually build the learning program and then evaluates it by going through these levels in reverse order. Search the wiki or Tweet using Yammer or Twitter to see if there is a previous solution to their problem. Microblog in Yammer.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Twitter will not be seen as an important means for learning, because the change in behavior needs face-to-face to practice (although there are also research which shows that an innovative program using a webcam to practice social skills worked very well).

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Three Great Takeaways from ASTD 2012


Ideas for certification programs. On Sunday, I attended a session about certification programs. My boss has a vision of creating an industry certification program in her continued mission to bring credibility back to the mortgage industry. Insights from Yammer.


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Challenge to Learn

We have a community in Yammer and we have at least two webinars per week to get them started. Next year we will offer upgrade programs that allow you to create more courses and have a larger repository.

Number of Twitter Followers Not a Sign of Influence

Kapp Notes

So rather than trying to get as many followers as possible in Twitter or Yammer or some other messaging program, instead, keep your messages focused and on target and you’ll have greater influence in terms of others passing on your messages or mentioning your content. According to a recent study Measuring the Influence of Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy , there are three main measures of influence in Twitter. Indegree in?uence

The current top 5 highest-rated social learning solutions on CollectMyThoughts


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. Yammer (3.8 That is the main idea behind Yammer.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-17

Jane Hart

RT @ CLOmedia : A new poll found a generational gap in workplace training programs. Running a Successful Yammer Event [link] via @ Yammer #. Tweet. RT @ WendyTagg : I’ve blogged about @ c4lpt ‘s 30ways social media programme [link] <Thanks Wendy #. Infographic: Google+ vs. Facebook, the Only Comparison Chart You’ll Ever Need [link] #. And now we have [link] to shorten ur Google+ username. I’ve done it [link] #.

The Importance of Informal Learning at the Workplace

Origin Learning

Most major organizations offer full-fledged training programs that help integrate these grads into the mainstream workforce.

L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May

Jane Hart

I think it is both an effective (and enjoyable) structure and I learned a huge amount by completing the weekly Challenge activities and by learning with others on Yammer. I found Jane’s MWL book (provided as a resource in the program) to be thought-provoking and an excellent read and one that I have continuously referred to. This is just a reminder that the next L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge takes place over 12 weeks from 30 May – 19 August.

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Expanding the Learning Ecosystem

ATD Learning Technologies

Next, they developed communities of learning within the Commons and Yammer to focus on change and other issues, and trained five cohorts of subject matter experts to manage these groups and engagements.

Social Learning – A Transformational Shift in Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

This is the primary question that L&D managers seek to address when embarking upon workplace learning programs in their organization. Solutions like Yammer, Slack, Chatter, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Google Hangouts go beyond messaging and video-calls.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

If you choose a form of formal learning you have the choice between classroom / instructor led training (ILT) or an eLearning program. Some other potential elearning or eperformance interventions are: Social knowledge sharing via tools such as Twitter or Yammer.

E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

Consider the teacher who allows her students to bring their mobile devices into class; or the trainer who delivers part of her program online; or the manager who sets up a team site on SharePoint; or the L&D consultant who supports a group of employees through a MOOC.

The 3 Major Pitfalls of Static Content


Maybe it was sent over a chat program? But was it on Chatter, Slack, or Yammer? Content creators use simple or sophisticated programs to create content. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to enterprise technology aimed at helping employees learn, communicate, and share static content. There is email, chats, intranets, wikis, training universities, SharePoint, content repositories, file sync and shares, and other proprietary solutions… the list goes on and on.

Can you engage introverts in social learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

It is also good to get together in smaller groups or to work in pairs (in a separate room during a live webinar for example, or in a subgroup on LinkedIn or Yammer). If you know your own taste, you can program the opposite: try to see your program through the eyes of the others.

How to Design a MOOC in Your Company


What is even more incredible is that using these services, you can take a Stanford course facilitated by a Stanford professor on topics ranging widely from software programming languages to creativity. The discussion would be a threaded discussion on an enterprise social network, like Yammer.

Expanding the Learning Ecosystem

ATD Learning Technologies

” Gone was the old LMS, replaced with a learning ecosystem that consisted of three powerful environments: pathways (powered by Degreed) to build a habit of learning and social learning (powered by the Commons and Yammer), which enables people to collaborate and learn from one another on topics that are pathway driven.