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?

Very social software

Learning with e's

A veritable feast of articles on social media is appearing in the academic press at the moment. Two articles that have caught my eye deal with social software in education, and both have landed on my desk in the last few weeks. If you're interested in the impact blogs, wikis and social networking can have on the social and cultural dimensions of education, then take a read of them. Keywords: social software; Web 2.0;

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Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

We will be publishing this kind of hot list each week and doing monthly and other summaries here using the social filtering mechanisms of Browse My Stuff. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. ISA Participating - Future of the Business of Learning - eLearning Technology , June 25, 2009. The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Exploring medical technologies

Learning with 'e's

One of my earliest jobs back in the 1980s was managing the educational technology and learning resources for several nurse education centres across the South West of England. During this time I also worked closely with several leading NHS surgeons and physicians as they developed new techniques and explored new technologies. It was fascinating exploring these new technologies, and we all learnt a lot in those pioneering years.

Ten Technology Strategies for 2008 via Gartner Group

Kapp Notes

Over at ComputerWorld , an article titled Gartner's top 10 strategic technologies for 2008:Whether you incorporate these technologies or not, they're not going away, the research firm says Here are three items from the list: Green IT --I don't view this as too much of a stretch.you want to catch attention now a days, add green infront of anything.just like the letter "e" oh so long ago. Social Software --Wikis, blogs, podcasts.

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc).

Greek Odd(ICT)y

Learning with e's

I'm attending the first day of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education in Crete this week. We are the same age, both artistic (he produces a regular satirical cartoon for his national newspaper) and we both have similar ideas about social software and its importance for the future of education. Tags: social software digital immigrants digital natives Gorg Mallia

Let go of old technology - out with email

Learning Rocks

He works at an organisation that promotes social software as far as I could tell. For me it is ironic that so many people engaged at the intersection of technology and learning should take so long to see it. thoughts software wikis so-net softwareFor a while now I've had the funny feeling that email creates at least as much work as it facilitates.

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Let go of old technology - out with email

Learning Rocks

He works at an organisation that promotes social software as far as I could tell. For me it is ironic that so many people engaged at the intersection of technology and learning should take so long to see it. Tags: thoughts software wikis so-net software For a while now I've had the funny feeling that email creates at least as much work as it facilitates.

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Is Second Life 100% experimental?

E-Learning Acupuncture

SL is very heavy on the ‘social scene.’ It appears that a great many people in SL are here to meet other people with intentions or striking up more than just a casual friendship. However, what distance course can afford to have 20 hours allocated to it on the front end for students to learn a software tool? a requirement for synchronous interaction on the topic of education technology). Not to mention the fact that the potentially distracting 'social scene' is avoided.)

Engaging online learners 1

Learning with 'e's

And perhaps your social presence, if you know how to invoke it. 1995) Social presence theory and implications for interaction and collaborative learning in computer conferences. International Journal of Educational Technologies , 1 (2/3), 147-166. 2009) Destructive creativity on the social web. Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. collaboration education engagement learning online Technology wiki

Engaging online learners 2

Learning with 'e's

This activity is a phase 1 activity and involves minimum social interchange. 1995) Social presence theory and implications for interaction and collaborative learning in computer conferences. International Journal of Educational Technologies , 1 (2/3), 147-166. 2009) Destructive creativity on the social web. Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. activity education engaging learner online Technology wiki writing

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!?!?), Fuse seemed to be largely developing internal social media capabilities (enhancing Outlook) and some developer interfaces, but apparently also do some customer work. Tags: social strategy technology

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Social Media Adoption in the Enterprise

Take an e-Learning Break

Attended session by Josh Scribner, Social Software Advocate at IBM, who champions the adoption of Web 2.0, new media, and emerging multimedia technologies within IBM. Josh architects IBM virtual worlds, teaches around the company and advises on technology adoption. Check out Josh’s presentation on Identity Management for IBMers on Facebook : [link] The cool graphic on the title slide was created using " Wordle ", a tool for generating graphic word clouds - [link

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.

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.

5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Content presentation can be enhanced by using modern technological tools like graphical illustrations, simulations, inclusion of graphs and charts and other popular aids. Social software and participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web era. British Journal of Educational Technology, 36:657–663, 2005. [4]

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Although this is not the entire story, I believe we will need to adopt these and other new technology mediated approaches widely if we wish to secure the future of higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students.

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Individual Value Required

Tony Karrer

software or enterprise social software should not focus on: social networks or social software, which is focused entirely on enabling conversations Instead, Aaron points to what he calls Collaborative networks: Rather than focusing on socialization, one to one interactions and individual enrichment, businesses must be concerned with creating an information fabric within their organizations. eLearning Technology.

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

Where Social Learning Thrives by Marcia Conner 3. Why we need to kill "social media" by Rob Key 7. Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt by Martijn Linssen 9. The Evolving Social Organization by Harold Jarche 10. The “New” Social Learning isn’t a New Thing by Sumeet Moghe 18. and Social Software should be opt-in by Gautam Ghosh 22. How to Build a Social Learning Culture by Lars Hyland 24.

On my last leg

Learning with e's

I'm going to be speaking on transformational change in education, and will touch on social media, new teacher roles and a host of other related topics in my own keynote on Wednesday afternoon. Schools with technology that is dated so much, children would rather use the kit they have at home - which is often more up to date. Tags: YouTube Auckland education ulearn10 learning New Zealand emerging technology Bless me father for I have sinned.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/24/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology. Debunking three lies about social software - Using Wiki in Education. Three lies about social software is a great piece in which JP Rangaswami examines three lies about social software that need to be debunked.

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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. The focus of our culture seems to swing from technology to people and back. Extreme swings toward technology and institutions were Taylor’s Scientific Management, robber barons, Business Process Reengineering, and narrowly-defined eLearning (removing all the people to make it work.) Social Software: Get Affiliated.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-25

Jane Hart

RT @ mor_trisha : Social software will be the new electricity powering the enterprise. #. RT @ briansolis Digital Darwinism is the evolution of consumer behavior when society & technology evolve faster than you [link] #. Tweet. 5 Unique Uses of Twitter in the Classroom [link] #. Working Smarter in the Enterprise by @ jaycross [link] #. RT @ vellest : A World Without Facebook – Infographic [link] #.

World Health 2.0

Learning with e's

tools, mashups and aggregators to predict localised social trends such as flu epidemics. I have to admit I was inspired when I first heard of the concept of Techno-social Predictive Analysis (TPA), and even more intrigued when I saw how it worked. Social Web mining and exploitation for serious applications : Technosocial Predictive Analytics and related technologies for public health, environmental and national security surveillance Maged N.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Technology Integration Matrix Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. 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. A third of teachers 'struggle with technology' | E-learning | EducationGuardian.co.uk

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.

eLearning Hot Lists Moving to eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

In Using Social Signals to Find Top eLearning Resources I discussed a particular example of using the social signals capability of Browse My Stuff to find good resources on a particular topic. The first post is up now: Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List With the recent updates to the site, you can subscribe to the Best Of RSS feed to receive these hotlists or you can visit the site and sign up to receive them via email.

Faceworking

Learning with e's

Should we try to use social networking services such as Facebook and Myspace as serious educational tools, or should they remain the domain of informal chat and backstage antics? This is one of the questions addressed in the latest issue of Learning, Media and Technology. Neil Selwyn and Lyndsay Grant are to be applauded for bringing together an excellent, very readable special issue of the journal which focuses on Learning and Social Software.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

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 Technology.

Bright Corporate Outlook for Employee Development Doesn’t Mean You Need a Bigger Budget

Mindflash

Create a list of books people can read to improve certain skills like technology, design, leadership, finance or whatever other skills your organization needs. Tap into social software apps. Need informal learning software? There are vendors selling very good software. Rather than spend the money upfront, start off by using using free social software services like Yammer or Social Text or Wikispaces.

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. Why not use the real internet and real internet technology rather than some hokey oversimplification?

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

technologies — unless ‘thinking about social software’ is considered progress. That could explain why, in our studies, successful social media initiatives at many companies emerged from underground, grassroots efforts." Companies are turning a blind eye to underground social software efforts until they prove their worth, and then sanctioning them within the enterprise." Tags: social networking

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. Here you go then.