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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 A prime example are blogs.

Applications and Theory of Educational Social Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Social Software session Terry Anderson Independent study - type I for information type study Collaborative - Distance Education - Type C Social software fits somewhere in the middle - allows collaboration, but also things like tagging, the search and sort thing that we're used to. metaphor: wisdom of crowds In the middle of these: personal learning environment (social learning 2.0) We depend on social connections.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. One company, for example, might want its employees to be able to blog, while another wants no such thing. dagblakstad January 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm I found this post excellent, and one I will revisit when developing new software.

Whose Connectivism?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. I don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? What sort could such software bestow? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Review cases and examples of successful implementations. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business.

The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. Remember the good old mantra of leading by example ? . We don’t need control in this Social Era , do we ?

Network walking

Harold Jarche

For example, Deming asks what are the multiplying effects of a happy or unhappy customer. I use an example from my military career when I talk about measurement. But with enterprise social software, everything is different [Tom Kelly CEO of Moxie Software].

Talking about the Network Era

Harold Jarche

Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, Arab Spring, and the Occupy Movement are just a few recent examples. As David Bollier concludes, “ Legitimate authority is ultimately vested in a community’s ongoing, evolving social life, and not in ritualistic forms of citizenship.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Luis Suarez

I know that some of you folks may be wondering about what happened back in January about who moved my cheese and why was I so relatively quiet on social networks for a good few weeks, right? Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. This is it! The moment of truth!

Notes on social learning in business

Harold Jarche

We just finished a month-long workshop at the Social Learning Centre which involved over 50 participants from many countries. The core themes in this workshop were around social aspects of learning at work: narrating our work for others; communities of practice & understanding networks.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Specially, now that we have got social software tools available to us all to help improve, augment and develop further our own collaborative skills altogether. Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach).

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

On a rather regular basis one keeps bumping into not only some rather interesting and engaging dialogue amongst your social network(s), but also precious little gems that are worth while sharing across beyond G+.

Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

The use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results. Social Learning. Health Care Example.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

His example of what would happen if all of the content from an organisation would be gone versus the same scenario where it’s the people who are gone and not the content itself is just priceless! People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: The Copernican Revolution to be a Social Business.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. Again, just quoting a couple of recent examples, but perhaps even our very own smartphone devices !

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Luis Suarez

Another week on the road has just gone by without me hardly ever noticing it, as I was doing some more business travelling to both Madrid and Barcelona, meeting up with customers to talk further on around the subject of Social Computing and Social Software Adoption.

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

Continuing my sequence of top posts from this year, today I have selected the 10 most popular and interesting posts on social media I've written this year. Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start). Social search will drive value.

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. Add to this the rising inferno (and demand) of social media, informal learning, and anything to do with a 2.0 moniker—including social learning—and you have yourself a full-blown learning crisis for the learning profession. Enter social learning. Social learning can be thought of as the use of Enterprise 2.0

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Theprocess of connecting was involved and complex, requiring the use of modems andspecial software. Commercial software came into existence, including both operatingsystems and application programs such as spreadsheets, word processors, anddatabase tools. Content could be created in novel ways - the 'mail merge'program, for example, would allow you to print the same letter multiple times,but each with a different name and address drawn from a database. is social software.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Groups are important because they enable social ties to thicken, which means they’re especially useful now to mitigate the Brownian motion of sociality on the Internet.

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business. Social business emerges from social learning that itself emerges from collaborative work.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Luis Suarez

and Social Business thought leaders and blogger extraordinaire, Oscar Berg , put together a rather inspiring article that I thought would be worth while reflecting on, specially, since it is at the heart of not just social software, but also collaboration and knowledge management in general.

How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business

Luis Suarez

It’s what the Social Web has managed to unleash and awaken from all of those years. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Metablogging Personal KM Social Computing Work Life Integration

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement: Adaptation. Social Business Mandates.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Each cell is supported with video examples. 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. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment An example of a PLE 26.

Disruption by Trusted Advisors

John Hagel

  With the advent of Big Data, sophisticated analytics, social software, the Internet of Things and cloud computing, just to name a few of the enabling technologies, the “trusted advisor” business model now has the potential to expand from the niche of the very wealthy to become a mass market event. These technologies make it feasible to compile a detailed understanding of the social and economic context of the individual at much lower cost than previously imaginable.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series. Even after the Social Web.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? Shouldn’t we be aiming higher with regards to HR and the impact of Social for that matter? .

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

You would have expected that with the emergence of better community tooling with social networking tools that things would have improved quite a bit and the reality is that they have made things a whole lot better.

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

Back in the day, about a decade ago, within each and every organisation there was always a chance to have the odd, strange team mate who would be just that, social. * And, right there, right then, your collective Social Business Journey begins ….

A Power of Pull Milestone

John Hagel

They are enabled in part by new generations of information technology (especially cloud computing, social software and Big Data) that can be deployed in much more targeted and incremental ways than the large scale enterprise applications that ruled the past several decades of technology investment.  The power of small moves in driving growth  Take growth, for example. Today marks a milestone in The Power of Pull – the release of the paperback edition of the book.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Martijn Linssen

In both instances, I’m sharing because it’s the proper social thing to do and because I likely believe the next time, that person might help me when I need it.” ” The author goes on to posit that our social capital management is probabl y the same offline as offline.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. Social & Collaborative Activities. Social.

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Connectivism and the Primal Scream

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The second consequence is that, in a connectivist environment, there are many distractions (such as the need to navigate all the social software) that add to the cognitive load, making it more difficult even to learn simple elements. "In New to Connectivism and social media?