Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

Here’s my round-up of my favourite articles/blog posts of the month under 5 key themes. How about ensuring the availability of tools like blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, discussion forums, media file creating/sharing, and profiles, and helping communities learn to use them?

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

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Jay Cross

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Yammer overstretches - and.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 5 June 2010 Yammer overstretches - and breaks I have been using Yammer for almost a year now together with almost 8,000 colleagues from Capgemini , and its a wonderful way to share anything with your colleagues. Business or Pleasure? -

Cooperation in the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

Yammer is one such platform, and Jared Spataro , at the Microsoft Office Division, has this to say about Yammer’s place in their business model: What should I do? Yammer or the SharePoint newsfeed?” ” My answer has been clear: Go Yammer!

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Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

Micro-blogging is starting to become a very effective way in which organizations can mitigate some of the aforementioned points. My main point is that micro-blogging will become a way in which we can flatten the organization.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. I think it is both an effective (and enjoyable) structure and I learned a huge amount by completing the weekly Challenge activities and by learning with others on Yammer. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool.

Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the highlights of what Mark had to say, via the Twitter stream that accompanied yesterday’s conversation: Getting new hires to narrate their work, through blogs and other social media, is a good practice.

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Using internal blogs for any multi-recipient email is a start. Read blog posts/online articles (keeping up to date outside the organization). If you don’t have any private social networks, try some out, like Yammer or Socialcast.

L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May

Jane Hart

I think it is both an effective (and enjoyable) structure and I learned a huge amount by completing the weekly Challenge activities and by learning with others on Yammer. I also found the links to the articles, blog posts, tools etc. This is just a reminder that the next L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge takes place over 12 weeks from 30 May – 19 August. This Challenge consists of 12 Activities (some of which contain more than one task).

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

For me, it’s Word for writing, OmniGraffle for diagramming (as this one was created in), WordPress for this blog (my thinking out loud; it is for me, at least in the first instance), and a suite of note taking software (depending on type of notes) and personal productivity.

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Does the “school cliff” matter more than the fiscal cliff?

Dan Pink

For all the yammering about the fiscal cliff, another cliff might present a more perilous danger — what the folks at Gallup call the “school cliff.”

iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

PKM categorized posts on this blog & my social bookmarks tagged PKM. Jane Hart hosts two communities, Social Learning (on Yammer) as well as Share and Learn (using the open source WPMU platform). I talked about my blog as home base for PKM and showed several other PKM processes.

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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

And Maria Ogneva agrees in her blog post, This is not your parents’ software training , when she talks about how organisations should approach Yammer “training”.

The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called Learning & Development need to get their groove back. Helen is the recipient of the inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award, and has wide experience both of working within L&D and more recently as a external consultant.

Compulsory viewing: A CEO perspective on the business value of internal social networks

Ross Dawson

A few days ago Arie Goldshlager pointed me to the fantastic video below of Giam Swiegers, CEO of Deloitte Australia, talking about the company’s use of micro-blogging. Half of their 5,000 staff are on Yammer, with 150 conversations a day.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

in January 2009, I included in the “Tools” section Wikis, Blogs, Social Networks, RSS and Syndication, Social Bookmarking, and Microblogging.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

This post represents thinking from both of us that I've edited heavily to make it more easily consumed here in the blog. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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KMRC Conference Blog: Snowden

Dave Snowden

I suppose I should complete the conference blog and report on the closing keynote speaker namely yours truly. Here is had done some quick screen shots of the blogs I had been running, and the blog awaiting posting on Leif's presentation. Tweetdeck, Yammer, Wikipedia, Skype, Ecto and Shrook (I should really have added in the Cognitive Edge Ning as well. Then a brief overview of my thinking on crews which I need to blog again in the future.

2010 - year in review

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 3 January 2011 2010 - year in review 2010 marked the first full year of blogging for me. On a side note, I commented an estimated 150-200 times on other peoples blogs At the end of the year I made an extraordinary effort to squeeze out 100 posts exactly.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

It is such a sophisticated tool, and it also now powers my Learning in the Social Workplace blog. 3 – I still use TypePad , which was my blogging tool of choice in 2007 – which I used for Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day blog, but it’s not on my 2011 list.

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Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

And, of course, this is my blog, for deeper reflections. I believe that if you find someone interesting, and follow both their blogs and their tweets, you can see what they’re tracking and then their reflections, and use them as a mentor. Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. So what’s your social media policy?

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

Yammer (on the 2010 list at #20) might be a possibility. This is the most popular blogging platform. Millions of blogs are hosted on WordPress.com, which allow any one to find their own voice.

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my pkm story

Harold Jarche

I identified my blog as the main platform by which I try to make implicit knowledge (e.g. After just two years, I saw my blog as a valuable productivity tool, and comments and links from others added even more value.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The social business bandwagon has arrived and companies are installing Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, Sharepoint, HootSuite, and more to replace outmoded intranets and improve the way they transact business. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

Instant private micro-sharing

Harold Jarche

Blogging takes time and you have to write a coherent train of thought. The usual answer is to use Yammer , which limits access to people with the same e-mail address. Tweet As we were discussing social learning this week, several people asked, where do I start?

Working Smarter, one day at a time

Harold Jarche

Yesterday’s event was only one part of many conversations that started several years ago on our blogs and continues on Twitter and other platforms. Yammer & Status.net ).

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Blogs allow flow and micro-blogs, like Twitter, enable great flow due to the constraint of 140 characters. Bloggers have learned how powerful a learning medium they have only after blogging for an extended period. NYT: “ What kind of things do you write on Yammer? ”.

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

Some percentage of that audience was taking notes and chatting on Yammer. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur. If you are a conference organizer and you don't arrange for wireless, be prepared for some negative comments.

Can Leaders Lead From the Side?

Dan Pontefract

At the Yammer corporate blog , author Maria Ogneva has found there to be significant benefits of social networks and social media within the organization, specifically as it relates to CEO priorities. Originally posted to CLO Blog.

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

Beth Kanter

When Case realized their PlayPumps project was in trouble, Jean Case blogged about the scary. kdreich pointed to Packard’s success with Yammer as a tool for democratizing and documenting internal conversation.

April 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

Lots of interesting articles and blog postings appeared last month – but here are are few I’ve marked as must-reads. This is a two part posting by Maria Ogneva, Head of Community at Yammer: Part 1 appeared 18 April 2011, and Part 2 on 21 April 2011. My 2011 Reading List.

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

The most effective technology to start with to see the value of more collaborative, less controlled, work practices is micro-blogging. This could be an open platform like Twitter or a cloud service like Yammer or Chatter or an in-house tool like Status.net.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

which has been conveyed in articles, my book, and this blog. It’s also why new companies like Jive, Socialtext, Spigit, Atlassian, Yammer, and many others exist, and why established enterprise software vendors including Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce, Novell, IBM, are making deep changes to their products (disclosures at end of post).

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Cloud Field. The social way.

Martijn Linssen

Im writing this post from my jacuzzi, so you might call it a bath blog) Equally so, I can imagine that were all connected to a Cloud Field with all our computing devices (desktop, laptop, mobile, iPad and whatever hybrids in between) and Seti-like take and give resources.

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Finally a great E20 tool - and people play the social card!

Martijn Linssen

Sure we do it via a new medium, but IRC would have suited us just fine, basically SocialText, Chatter, Yammer and the like just offer you human-to-human interaction. Business or Pleasure? -

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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Web tools to help us go public include micro-blogging; blogs and podcasts. Micro-blogging. Yammer. Blogging. My annotated bookmarks and my blog are the first places I search when I have an article or report to write.

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Sideways Leadership of Social Media

Dan Pontefract

At the Yammer corporate blog , author Maria Ogneva has found there to be significant benefits of social networks and social media within the organization, specifically as it relates to CEO priorities. Originally posted to CLO Blog.