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Social networks require ownership

Harold Jarche

So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Surprised? I’m not. They don’t like to look foolish.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

If there is anything that social networking shines and thrives at is helping us all stay connected, regardless of where we may well be in the world.

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. Social learning

How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Questions and discussion during events. Twitter network analysis of events – what’s possible?

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks. Beyond that point the key topic becomes how this structure is changing.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees.

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

Beth Kanter

”   I often used the video at social media workshops back then to generate discussion about how our world is changing. Networks

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Luis Suarez

Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve? No doubt! Ready? Hang on for a minute though. Oh, and don’t cheat!! Spot on!

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. new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? and were getting?—?a

Technology Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? 1. teacher who is able to find an online network will find support and resources. Community - teaching can be a lonely profession, and it''s easy to think you face problems nobody else faces.

Social networked learning: research seminar

George Siemens

In June, 2010, Terry Anderson and I, along with TEKRI researchers and a few visiting guests, hosted a doctoral research seminar on social networked learning. The event offered a great opportunity for sharing research and engaging in discussions around the future role of social networked learning.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But now, digital technologies are making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our ability to solve tough problem and make complex decisions. 

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

So far I’ve answered a few questions, with both short and somewhat long answers, and I’ve reviewed in and around 50 different topics or threads.

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So that's my first reaction to the question. Finally, my third response to this question is to question the emphasis. This is actually a multi-part question that has no answer.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy.  The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative. Leaders shape polls. 

The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it

Ross Dawson

Tiffany has just released a marvellous 10 minute movie, Brain Power: From Neurons To Networks , that reflects these ideas.

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

asked a question, “ how do you manage all of your priorities between work, family, friends, fun and health ?” And then it hit me.

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The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Get Social.

Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

“Executives, government, leaders, everyone is overwhelmed by how much technology and society is changing. Even] I am overwhelmed.

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking.  But, while “fans claim that new social-networking offerings now being developed for the corporate world will create huge benefits for businesses,”  many companies remain skeptical.  This fear seems groundless. 

New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow

Ross Dawson

I recently spoke at an event organised by Building the Organisation of Tomorrow , a group created by alumni of University of Technology Sydney’s Master of Business in IT Management program. The corporate form has been called into question, with many wondering whether new structures are possible. The over-riding theme is freedom.

Call it Collaboration, Not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business

Dan Pontefract

and Social Business is blazing wildly across all geographies of opinion. and Social Business. and Social Business. Background.

On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Ross Dawson

In contrast to most social networks, Twitter provides a space for unbounded conversation. In Living Networks I wrote how technology facilitates human connection. The breadth of a person’s interests become visible, and often their fundamental social views. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Ross Dawson

If you are interested you can read the full article online: Global Social and Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Universities.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Technology does not solve problems. Photos: a.

Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization

Ross Dawson

We now all understand that markets are conversations, and organizations must have great ability to build real conversations with their customers in a world of social media. Organizational networks. Social media skills. Future of business Future of work Social media Social networks UncategorizedEnterprise 2.0

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. The reality is that LinkedIn has been used as a proxy expert network by many for some time now.

Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday.

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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? MIT engineering courses stufy: 8% completion rate (yikes) - so, how do we address this?

Do You Exhibit Collaborative Attributes? Does Your Organization?

Dan Pontefract

About two years ago, Tammy Erickson asked the question, “ Do You Have The Collaborative Capacity You Need ?” In it, she describes ten enabling factors that help to build the collaborative capacity of an organization. Networked teams (not siloed business units). Social business supportive (not ERP & MSFT Office only). soon).

Support for crowdfunding in Obama’s Jobs Bill is taking it mainstream

Ross Dawson

post on the White House’s Office and Science Technology blog titled The President’s American Jobs Act: Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship co-authored by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra focuses on five highlights of the jobs bill in supporting entrepreneurs. SEC is notoriously highly risk-averse.

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth Kanter

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? That’s the power of a networked conversation.

Launch of Creating the Future of PR – shaping an exceptional future for the industry

Ross Dawson

The big question is: will the PR industry seize the immense opportunity before it?

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Email use will be eroded by social media. Social search will drive value. Enterprise 2.0

Social Network Tools

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping you can help a reader with thoughts and likely help others of us … A medium size nonprofit and lobbying organization is working on a designing and creating a social / work network for experts, students, volunteers who are willing to help through campaigning, lobby, sharing knowledge, working on solutions (writing documents).

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

even wrote my thesis on Learning in the NB Information Technology Workplace in 1998. Other group-forming activities have been more social.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids.