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

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A: just a way of redefining the way we have thought of education in the past - it is very difficult to measure goals, but it is possible to measure the outcomes - Q: what about social media - A: replicate them in the ''walled garden'' -- or experiment with tools (but they don''t always work) - Q: knowledge is non-reductive? - online library - cooperation & entertainment - comouter conference, social netwirks, iTines - external web 2.0

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Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

Our findings highlight that people’s personalities can be predicted automatically and without involving human social-cognitive skills. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of humanity Marketing Social media Social networks

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

Ross Dawson

In my article Join Us in Creating the Future of PR I frame the context for the launch of the publication: The fundamental capabilities of PR professionals are more relevant than ever in our intensely networked world.

Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart

Ross Dawson

Networks are always at the heart of innovation. ” Whether it is bringing together existing ideas to create new ideas, or connecting people in ways that generate new insights, organizations must design how they work to facilitate value-generating connections. Organizations are rapidly shifting to network frames for their structure and operations. The post Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

Encourage social networking. DesignThe conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. We all think we know better. It goes with the territory. In the beginning of the year, I looked into the future of conferences.

Humans are messy

Dave Snowden

The practical methods we teach are things like Social Network Stimulation and various short and long term methods for the use of Crews. A lot of it comes back to applying the three basic heuristics for complexity based design and interventions: Use finely grained objects.

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the keystone of the intelligent organization

Harold Jarche

This is a summary of my closing keynote for the workplace learning & VET stream at EduTECH15 in Brisbane on 3 June 2015. The intelligent enterprise has to be founded first and foremost on intelligent communication, which in the network era is much more than just passing information.

the network era trinity

Harold Jarche

Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations. For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

A network economy can retrieve artisans and guilds, distributing power to those who do the work, and reconnecting thinkers and doers. Corporations, as we know them, are obsolete for a network economy. Knowledge artisans not only design the work but they can do the work.

digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

and provides an image that addresses a good spectrum of skills for the network era. Learning out loud in our social networks helps to seek new opinions and share our own with a diverse group of people. Cooperating is a way of nourishing our knowledge networks.

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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.

smart cities need smart citizens

Harold Jarche

But this is merely the tip of the iceberg of the real potential of smart cities and digital networks. As the network era connects people and things, society needs to reconnect with the multifaceted citizen. Smart technologies should be designed to enable more citizen connections.

adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

There is no such thing as a social business strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Cooperative and distributed work is becoming the norm in the network era. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Social Learning.

Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. Networked transport.

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hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

But our organizations are not designed for complexity. Personal knowledge mastery is how individuals can take control not only of their own learning, but build professional social networks for knowledge-sharing and cooperation.

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

This week I am reviewing my posts from 2015 and putting some of the core ideas together. Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. This is how far too many courses are designed and delivered. from training to social learning.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

In the same vein, I talk about Working Smarter instead of informal learning, social learning, and so forth. That’s where all the informal and social learning we hear about is taking place. The alumni connected over social media and saw demos in Second Life. Social learning.

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Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's what Siemens says about these colleagues in his recent blog post on the debate: One approach is to emphasize loosely coupled networks organized by ideals through social media.


Clark Quinn

People can create or access portals to share created and curated resources, and social networks to interact with one another. If L&D realized it was about supporting the broad spectrum of learning, including self-learning, and social learning, and research and problem-solving and trouble-shooting and design and all the other situations where you don’t know the answer when you start, the possibilities are huge. social strategy

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a simpler approach to km

Harold Jarche

An enterprise social network is one such environment. A recent posting for a six-week knowledge management contract was posted by the UNDP. When it comes to requests for proposals, if you ask for something, you will definitely get offers to produce it. But is this what they need?

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Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A student who cannot navigate complex websites, search for and assess resources, or make new friends through a social network may have difficulty navigating through a cMOOC. Not everyone is a part of the network. And in order to preserve and promote self-efficacy, design is important. Other writers refer to these criteria under the heading of flow, and trace its origin to game design. Cognitive Flow: The Psychology of Great Game Design. 2015, January 13).

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A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H.

Biz tech

Clark Quinn

There is plenty of vertical-specific software, from product design to transaction tracking, and of course more general business software such as document generation, financials, etc. And of course the social network software – profiles and locators as well as communication and collaboration tools – should be under the purview of L&D. social strategy technologyOne of my arguments for the L&D revolution is the role that L&D could be playing.

intangible value

Harold Jarche

It was her work on value network analysis [PDF] that particularly influenced my thinking. Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.” – Verna Allee. “A Image: Value Network Analysis by Patti Anklam.

open and connected leadership

Harold Jarche

What happens when reputation-based networked leadership comes up against hierarchical institutions and competitive market forces? Varoufakis is experimenting with open and representative politics which seeks to advance the economic and social wellbeing of those he is elected to represent.

Trojan Mice?

Clark Quinn

We might think of them in each of the areas of change: formal, performance support, social, culture, etc. Small steps to better learning design. In the social area, you might first have to pilot an exterior social network if there isn’t one. meta-learning social strategyOne of the mantras of the Learning Organization is that there should be experimentation. This has also become, of course, a mantra of the Revolution as well.

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Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?" With respect to the analysis of the networked interactions, it's not clear to me that we should even be doing this, at least, not in the sense suggested by the question. I'm sympathetic with his view, but his work has no influence on the development and design of either connectivism nor the MOOC.

What Else can Work at Scale? and Techniques from Social Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contribution to the Networked Learning Conference 'Hot Seat' discussion. And I think that the answer is inherent in the nature of life: that we are autonomous, and interactive, so we create a distributed network of diverse activities, adapting to local conditions, and scaling naturally. Too dense a network and society fails. Too sparse a network and society fails. But where autonomy is extended to point where it disrupts the network, society fails.

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[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

Look at user needs to design services. We should reinvent our spaces, from social spaces to high-tech knowledge commons. Where are we in the economic, social, and cultural changes occurring now? Presence on social networks is very important. Q: How can professional libraries foster a culture of critical thinking about the new tools, e.g., social networks, Google, etc.? They should know that they should keep a copy of their social network data.

a triple operating system

Harold Jarche

Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations. For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread.

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Think for yourselves, plagiarists

Jay Cross

ASTD InfoLine : Designing for Informal Learning b y Bruno Neal, Linda Hainlen. ” How social networks and Web 2.0 ” Learning Networking through Mobile Apps , proposal defense by jepputeh iot. In 2006, Jossey-Bass published a book of mine on Informal Learning.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

Disruptive Model: Social Network. Why Facebook is a Fundraising Game Changer: John Haydon, blogger and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies , believes that without Facebook pushing the limits of how people use social media, fundraising wouldn’t be as social.

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth Kanter

” I facilitated an interactive featured session on why and how leaders should be engaged on social as well as other insiders (employees, board, and volunteers). They are passionate about your organization and social change, and will talk about it to anyone who will listen.

Crowdfunding: Can Partnering With An Internet Celebrity Make Your Campaign An Overnight Success?

Beth Kanter

After quizzing my teenage son who is a fan of PewDiePie, I did a quick interview with Ettore Rossetti , Director of Social Media & Digital Marketing from Save the Children , to learn some insights about the campaign.

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Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

I didn’t do a complete unplug, as we’re so dependent on the Internet for information in navigate our daily lives, which is a huge change since I first got online in 1993. And, now with those beautiful sunsets behind me, I look ahead to 2015. What is your theme for 2015?

Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth Kanter

Patient advocates play a critical role in setting research priorities, designing clinical trials and structuring appropriate clinical engagement with industry. It got started in upstate NY by Pat Quinn and through social networks, it spread to Pete Frates.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. s easy to forget the importance of the early instant messaging services, because they played such a significant role in developing a lot of the thinking that would eventually result on social networks and more.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. “A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

The LCB question this month is, What Tools Should we Learn , or: The question is really about the specific tools that would make sense to learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015? Social Bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark. Blogging is Networking.

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Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. What I want to examine in this talk, is not the problem MOOCs solve at the moment but the problem MOOCs were designed to solve.

MOOCs for Development - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

resources) disparity worldwide - OECD countries universalized higher ed, but developing countries still in an elite system - social demand far outstrips brick-and-mortar solutions - can MOOCs address this? 34% are social learners - contributing to discussions - we can understand the learning design (eg., The Challenge of MOOCs Panel Stephen Downes Please see my presentation and audio here: [link] N.V.