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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

To quote him: ‘ Let kids learn what they want to learn in curricula design by professionals’. our networks) we would want to learn with / from.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

Learning through social networks

Harold Jarche

Training – an external intervention, designed only to address a lack of skills and/or knowledge. Education – a process with its main aims of socialization, a search for truth and/or the realisation of individual potential. Learning – an individual activity, though often within a social context, of making sense of our experiences. All value is created by teams and networks. Learning really spreads through social networks.

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

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

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).

Designing Backward and Forward

Clark Quinn

So I began thinking about performance experience design as a way to keep us focused on designing solutions to performance needs in the organization. From there, we can design forward to create those resources, or make them accessible (e.g. design meta-learning

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Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks is the topic that John Gunn ( Moncton ITA ) and I will be discussing at PodCamp Halifax on Sunday. Other group-forming activities have been more social. The Fredericton Cybersocia l is still active.

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?

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Activities Each week of the course will feature some events. I also want to be able to show slides and to include the activity feed. I just want the event to show up in an activities page at the right time, so people don't have to do anything but go there.

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SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

Jane Hart

Present an overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms. Demonstrate a number of examples of social activities she has set up. Propose a lite approach to designing social (learning) activities.

Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. The firm recently published the third version of its “Social Media in the Workplace Global Study” The first survey and research report was based on results from 2011.

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

Anticipating the Next Wave of Experience Design

John Hagel

Experience design has emerged in part as a response to this growing need we all have.   It is no longer enough to design products and services so that they have aesthetic appeal and perform well.    We are on the cusp of another major shift in the focus of experience design, one that moves far beyond the impact of individual products and services. The design challenge becomes how to design experiences that maximize flow.

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Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. engagement interlocutor leadership micro-blogging organization social networking habit learning microblogging social twitter

[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

Judith Donath is giving a book talk to launch The Social Machine. I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. Our interfaces may look sophisticated but they’re primitive when it comes to enabling social interaction. It slowed down a lot of social design.

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Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England.

Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective

Ross Dawson

I will be MC for the conference day, and will also run a half-day workshop on Creating Results Using Social Media on the following day. As usual, the slides are not intended to be useful by themselves, but to provide supporting content for the activities and discussions of the session.

Design, Innovation and Organizational Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I gave several seminars and held a number of meetings, but the main reason for my visit was to once more participate in a STIR lecture sponsored by Design London. Design London is an initiative launched about two years ago between Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. It aims to bring together the disciplines of design, engineering, technology and business to address jointly the challenges of innovation in an increasingly global, competitive economy.

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Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. Get going with social media.

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

Here are some thoughts on the course and the implications for design of similar kinds of online learning courses. Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered. I believe that many learning experiences designed to reside in a social network will inherently feel more scattered. They would more actively engage with other highly active participants.

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The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. I have been looking at the world of social networking, and my mind is moving away from the model where we are the experts and package the knowledge and sequence it. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it.

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MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

Users that exhibit a following or expertise in a specific social trend or entertainment topic can gain curator status, which gives them access to an array of tools for facilitating content discovery and leading fans of a specific subculture. design with some hip, artist-designed themes.

The Learning Flow and the User Experience

Jane Hart

Social learning

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

So they should be active on other community sites (as noted by Chris suggesting they have accounts on various key systems.) Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain.

Learning in 2024 #LRN2024

Clark Quinn

While I couldn’t participate in the twitter chat they held, I optimistically weighed in: “learning in 2024 will look like individualized personal mentoring via augmented reality, AI, and the network” However, I thought I would elaborate in line with a series of followup posts leveraging the #lrn2024 hashtag. And I reckon most learners have begun to use technology in their own ways to get answers, whether via the Google, or social networks like FaceBook and LinkedIn.

Linkages matter

Dave Snowden

I think one of the reasons for this is the dominance of individuals, or more precisely social atomism in the anglo-saxon with its change the individual to change the system mantra. Working in complexity you soon get a sense of which ideas and concepts are causing (sic) people problems.

Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

It’s part of what my colleague Harold Jarche talks about when saying “work is learning and learning is work”, the notion that as organizations start empowering workers to adapt to the increasing complexity, there will be no difference between work and learning, and we’ll have to move away from the ‘event’ model of learning and start integrating learning more closely into our activities. We see that we learn by being engaged in meaningful activity, and working with others.

Learning malpractice

Clark Quinn

Worse, courses are designed in lieu of any cognizance of the resources. And while informal learning, as facilitated by search and social networks, may not be actively discouraged, the lack of any cohesive effort to coordinate the network, let alone aligning with resources and formal learning, characterizes the average workplace. Tags: design strategy Richard Nantel tweeted about Chris Dede talking about Educational Malpractice.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

they have designed, delivered, tracked and managed the whole process), then it is of little relevance or consequence to the L&D department, and view self-organised team learning as a “work” activity, and hence the sole responsibility of line managers. Social learning

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Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Each post in the Blueprints for Networked Cocreation series will describe a capability that is necessary for open, creative collaboration and give examples of tools that instantiate that capability. Make the intent into a shareable social object.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. Businesses are increasingly dependent on complex social interactions. Internally, work teams that need to share complex knowledge require tighter social bonds. This is social.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

In this case, I mean the broad sense of learning: problems solved, new designs generated, research answering questions. And indirect would be activity likely to yield that outcome. It could be engagement, or social interaction, or… If we think of it in a Kirkpatrickian sense, we want to generate the indirect activity, and then measure the actual business impact. the use of collaboration tools) or even activity in social networks.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Bandwagon Alert!! I got my iPhone!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Nothing to do with learning.but Transformers ROCKS! I had this thing out and activated for like half an hour before I remembered you could make calls on it!

More on European UX Events

Adaptive Path

Below are the most interesting ones, followed by my impressions of 3 more European conferences: Euro IA, UX Russia and Design by Fire. I did mention one London IA community, but apparently the largest and most active IA/UX group in London is this London IA community. My contribution to the program was a structured overview of real-world deliverables in a broad range of disciplines (from business strategy to project management and design process specification).

Keynote slides: The Power of Social Media including 8 shock-and-awe statistics

Ross Dawson

Tomorrow I am giving the closing keynote at Oracle Cloud Day Auckland on The Power of Social Media. The usual disclaimer applies: the slides are designed to accompany my keynote, not to be viewed as stand-alone slides, but may still be of some interest to those who have not attended my presentation. The Power of Social Media – Keynote slides from Ross Dawsn. The Power of Social Media – Keynote slides from Ross Dawsn.

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

Innovation is dependent on learning in networks. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. Effective working in networks requires cooperation, meaning there is no fixed plan, structure, or direct feedback.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500.

solving problems together

Harold Jarche

Exception-handling is becoming more important in the networked workplace. The challenge for organizational design is to make it easy to move new problems into the knowable space. Social tools, like enterprise social networks, enable us to be transparent in our work.