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. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

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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. This is a list of roughly the top 35 or so social media vendors providing a broad core set of social media capabilities.

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+. In case you haven’t seen it just yet, let me encourage you all and have a look into Social Learning at TELUS. In it, Dan shares how they keep making use of social tools like blogs, wikis, microblogging, etc.

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

Luis Suarez

The soul-searching period is finished and dealt with. 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. I am thrilled to announce that Luis Suarez is joining my team as Lead Social Business Enabler for w3 and www Connections. This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

Pretty much a follow-up from my one year-old Cloud and Social: the tectonic plates of IT 2.0 , this post will show the great challenge Business and IT need to face together to make it through the coming decade: overcoming the explosion of forces that will rip up the foundations of every business: IT as we know it In the past decade, outsourcing and off-shoring have been tried and tested, and are now part of pretty much every enterprises "IT department". The social threshold - why cross it?

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. ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear.

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Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. Social spaces where you goof off at work and get away with it, because they are all hyped and everything, and everyone needs to be there.

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

The clip comes to ponder about the future of work and how social computing tools are helping redefine the current workplace as we know it. Well, I am not sure what you would think about, whether we have shifted gears and moved one step further, perhaps two, from where we were in 2009, but I strongly believe that we surely have made some giant leaps into embracing, and adopting social networking tools as one of the most powerful methods to help redefine how work gets done nowadays.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. An unexpected surprise has been the enthusiastic adoption of the wiki by even the least Web 2.0 Social tools are changing our world and our enterprises.

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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? At least, judging from that article Jeanne Meister published earlier on under the heading “ 2013 – The Year of Social HR ” and where she gets to develop further on a good number of different social media trends that will be affecting HR over the course of the next year.

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. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. How do I search for information?”. Networks Social Learning

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? At least, judging from that article Jeanne Meister published earlier on under the heading “ 2013 – The Year of Social HR ” and where she gets to develop further on a good number of different social media trends that will be affecting HR over the course of the next year.

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. Many of the corporations that adopted eLearning fell under the same mistaken spell that beguiled investors. Training professionals acknowledge that social and collaborative activities account for most workplace learning, followed by self-directed learning. Social.

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. at Booz Allen: The Series - Portals and KM , January 20, 2010 More Resources on Discussion Forums, Communities: Forums vs. Social Networks?

How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. My first real step into what we now call social media was logging on to Howard Rheingold’s “ Electric Minds &# online community in November 1996. Social media enables this.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Rather than trying to summarize this debate (which I’d do poorly), let me instead try to make it specific to the topic at hand: whether it would be a good idea to measure, using some kind of multidimensional scale, the contributions of knowledge workers to emergent social software platforms (ESSPs) as well as the popularity of these contributions. We’re also assessing the sociological impact of having such metrics available on adoption rate and other end user behavior.

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. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. is social software.

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

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. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

[berkman] Berkman lunch: Andrew McAfee on Enterprise 2.0

David Weinberger

He begins by defining the term as “the use of emergent social software platforms by organizations in pursuit of their goals.&# Weak ties: Social networking software. Various social networking tools let you link up networks, e.g., Tweets that point elsewhere. Add a search engine and you can find others interested in the same things. Unsurprisingly, tech companies are usually the first to adopt these technologies.

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken June 29 2009 Comments to this post The Enterprise 2.0 If you couldn’t make it, a good way to get an idea of what happened is to do twitter searches on #e2conf (the hashtag for the conference as a whole) and on #e2conf1 through #e2conf49 (I think), which correspond to individual sessions.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

And social networking software (SNS) is a great tool for building, maintaining, and exploiting networks of weak ties. Search is the dominant navigation paradigm. People navigate online content by typing words into search boxes rather than navigating through menus. This implies that we should do everything we can to make sure search works well. For search to work well, online content needs to be heavily interlinked.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 I put up a couple of screencasts that show how to use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers.

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Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 It wouldn’t be prohibitively difficult or expensive for enterprises to adopt 2.0 Interesting post Andrew, especially the analogy of architecture 'usability' I recall being amazed when I was first exposed to ideas that building and urban design can have an impact on social issues like crime and health.

Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Increasing “Jointness&# and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence John 0 comments National Security , Social Media Oct 06 When the Secretary of Defense asks you to do something, you need to heed the call, whether you are in government or not. If these negative trends continue and a new “joint” business model is not adopted wholesale, the promise that sparked IRTPA is in danger of being unrealized.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. The history approach also shows that while the term “social media&# was not in play when I jumped in, the social use of online media has been growing for many years – well before my online time. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

Over the past couple of months, this theme has received a lot more attention, prompted in large part by the writings of Dion Hinchcliffe and by the discussions at two industry gatherings – SPARK/ MIX 06 and Software 2006. For commentary on Software 2006 and the Software 2006 Industry Report prepared by McKinsey & Co. is distinctive in the social dimension that it explicitly addresses. technologies because of the strong social aspect addressed by these technologies.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first open source-style license for educational materials and other non-software content was the Open Content License, released July 14, 1998. The OCL removed software-specific terminology from the GPL and tried to make the license apply to a broader range of creative works. After a few months, however, I became concerned because adoption of the license wasn’t great. Adoption was much better with the new license. The cost to adopting university is now zero.

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

The following are the top posts in March from featured sources based on social signals, with a few annotations from posts that I found useful. Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable? Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed - Full Circle , March 6, 2009. Twitter: Measuring clickthrus Social Media Metrics - Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy , March 16, 2009. Future of Social Networks by Charlene Li - Elsua , March 20, 2009.