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.

Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

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? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

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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. Wellman is interested in the formation and definition of community, and social network theory.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the right hand pane, in the Users-Options tab, you can set the account values for all your social networks (Facebook is legacy - the code stills supports Facebook, but it has been more than two years since I used it, and things may have changed).

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You can access your account data by clicking on Myself -> Social Network -> Options, as follows: Figure 137 - Social Network Options Button This displays a screen with all your account information.

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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.

Keynote slides: Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

As always, be aware that my slides are intended as visual support to my presentation, and are not designed to be meaningful on their own. To remedy that we must allow the sexual life of ideas to flourish, enabling connections and networks to form.

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.

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. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The most important implication of the rise of social media is that companies will increasingly diverge in how they communicate internally.

The Paucity of Intelligent Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: Why Intelligent Design Is Going to Win This must be comedy Friday at Tech Central Station. Sure, the United States may well turn to a religion-dominated policy and social agenda; it has happened before. intelligent design people! intelligent design people! The point is, intelligent design is a religion-driven anti-intellectual position adhered to (and directed toward) mostly uneducated people, and it is Not Science. Intelligent design and all, you know?

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring and Healthcare

John Hagel

The organizational approaches also provide much more rigorous performance feedback to physicians and analysis of complications that may arise during the procedures. The technique is value network analysis.

Learning Analytics Courses

George Siemens

Social Network Analysis. Cluster Analysis. Connecting Learning Data to Improve Instructional Design. After about a year of planning, we can finally announce the following courses on edX focusing on learning analytics. The intent of these courses is to eventually lead into a MicroMasters and then advance placement in an in-development Masters of Science in Learning Analytics at UTA.

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

Nancy White

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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis. Social network mapping is a skill that people need to learn.

filter success

Harold Jarche

The search engine optimization field is basically designed to game Google search. Knowledge in trusted networks flows faster. But in the final analysis, it is up to each knowledge worker to develop their own knowledge filters.

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New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning

George Siemens

I’ve run a range of open courses on a fairly broad range of platforms: D2L, Moodle, Instructure, a mess of social media tools, and (most frequently) with Stephen Downes’ gRSShopper. I’ll provide more information soon about the design of the course – we are focusing on dual structured and self-organized approaches to the course

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gamelab Institute of Play

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Mobile, collaborative and location-based learning" (FutureLab) | Main | Your LMS Is a Control Freak » September 13, 2007 Gamelab Institute of Play ( link ) "Gamelab Institute of Play promotes GAMING LITERACY--the play, analysis,and creation of games--as a foundation for learning, innovation, andchange in the 21st century.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): " Visual Thinking, Imagery, and the Brain" (Eide Neurolearning Blog)

Mark Oehlert

How does that impact us from a design standpoint?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Flash and Silverlight Content becoming Searchable - Kinda.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "U.S. Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « How will ISD handle "Neural Buddhism"? Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED) ( WIRED link ) excerpt: "In the wake of the intelligence bungles that propelled the United States into the Iraq war, its no secret that the nations spies have been working to improve the quality of their analysis.

learning in complexity and chaos

Harold Jarche

Most of our current work structures are designed to address complicated situations, such as constructing a building, launching a campaign, or designing a piece of equipment. Sharing on social media is usually cooperative — unless you are in marketing.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Designing and training smarter algorithms may be cheaper and easier than retraining smart people,” wrote Schrage. “Advocates of autonomous systems and machine learning typically innovate to minimize or marginalize human involvement in business processes.

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.

A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure

George Siemens

Some progress is being made in using social networks and data visualization to address this challenge. Networks simultaneously contribute to and address the problem of abundance. Twitter, Facebook, and blogs increase the volume of conversations, but when you tap into a few active networks, the social system begins to serve as a sensemaking agent. It’s tough to stay current in any field or on any topic these days – things just move too fast.

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The 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Wefarm is a free, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing network for the world’s 500 million small-scale farmers who have no access to the Internet. “Every day small-scale farmers develop a diverse range of innovative, low-cost solutions in response to the many challenges that they face.

Learning Analytics 2011: Reflections

George Siemens

About 20 of the conference attendees are regular keynote presenters in mainstream educational conferences and leaders in fields of learning design, openness, semantic web, data analysis, and social network analysis. I found it to be a very rich intellectual and social experience.

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

The value of critique

George Siemens

I’d like to draw attention to two recent critiques of the course format and content: Course does not deliver on promises : “Rather than experiencing a focused and rigorous process of learning a framework for trend analysis, the forums and blogs have been typical of the myriads of social networks already available to educators. Critique is not always desirable. In some cases, it hurts or infuriates.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. Social media, however, is like a river you swim in.

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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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.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration. Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization.

the missing half of training

Harold Jarche

The Systems Approach to Training includes the ADDIE [analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation] model, with variations used throughout industry. Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction inform much of instructional design.

Awesome insights into working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Social Media at Work - Luis Suarez , August 1, 2011.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Texts aimed at the mass market ( Competing on Analytics , The Numerati , Super Crunchers ), as well as more academic texts ( Handbook of Educational Data Mining ) are starting to capture the importance of data analysis as a framework for decision making.

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Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are active participants in social networks. AIL’s Leveraging Engagement project is taking advantage of all the data we can now access and analyze, - including from social media and mobile devices, - to get deeper insights into the drivers of fan behavior. “It

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Usability and Learnability

Clark Quinn

To start at the beginning, when Jeff Hawkins designed the first Palm, he cut a block of wood to the size he wanted as a form factor, and then took it with him wherever he went, asking himself “what would I do with this if I could have it make me more effective&#. And it’s not obvious how the design process led to the new interface, but they’ve made huge steps in terms of what people need. This analysis is critical. Tags: design strategy

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.