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.

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.

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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

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. Figure 51 - Social Network Accounts As you can see, we need several values from Twitter: an Account Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Token, and a Token Secret. Social network information is kept in the config table.

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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.

LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

The broader point I was making about the devaluation of LinkedIn connections still held, but the feature allowed me and others to sort through requests. I do hope LinkedIn reconsiders this very poor decision to remove this feature.

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.

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

Ross Dawson

New features like Topic Pages will help users follow their favorite TV shows, music artists, actors and games. design with some hip, artist-designed themes. In this and other cases, MySpace is not competing directly with Facebook, but rather providing a social content platform.

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

Our competitors may develop products, features, or services that are similar to ours or that achieve greater market acceptance, may undertake more far-reaching and successful product development efforts or marketing campaigns, or may adopt more aggressive pricing policies. In addition, Platform partners may use information shared by our users through the Facebook Platform in order to develop products or features that compete with us.

Learning Analytics Courses

George Siemens

Social Network Analysis. Feature Engineering for Improving Learning Environments. 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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « All Hail the Cult of the Amateur!! Main | Alternative and Activist Search Engines » June 21, 2007 Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

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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.

eLearning Grows Small Businesses

TOPYX LMS

However, they make a mistake when they assume free social networks are sufficient for connecting team members. Social networks may be good at connecting friends and family, but they are not effective at stimulating peer-to-peer collaboration.

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. Related features. social affordances.

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey buddy, can you spare $1600?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Seafood Selector from the Environmental Defense Fund | Main | Check out Spore on the iPhone! "As you should know by now this amazing keyboard features a tiny screen on each key.

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

The workshop topics included trends in digital media consumption, social media, engagement on mobile devices and a variety of community foundation projects funded by the Knight Community Information Challenge. Bell was on networked TV apologizing. 3: Social Networking.

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Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

Would it look like an LMS over here, training away over there, job aids scattered across portals, and social networks hierarchically structured or completely banned? It talks about modeling, scaffolding and release, naturally incorporating social and meaningful activity into the learning process. Taking a broader look, too many of our systems have a limited suite of solutions to choose from, and ignore a number of features that we need.

Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?

Luis Suarez

For a good couple of years I have been a huge fan, and big advocate, of what I think is one of the most empowering and refreshing social networking tools out there: Google Plus. At least, it is not my design. . So why should social networking tools be different?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Kindle.The Universal Textbook?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « e-Learning Evangelicals | Main | Dissertation: The Effective Integration of Digital Games and Learning Content by M.P.J. Not a bad feature list.

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. Søren Muus was faster than me and he published an answer on the website of the newly created European Centre for User Experience (the ecux is the new name for the European IA network mentioned in the “overdoing it&# section of the newsletter). In Adaptive Path’s newsletter of September 28 , I shared my views on the European UX scene.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From? " **and oh yeah.you should definitely join and support The Conversations Network.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom. But over time the LMS companies began adding features, sometimes of questionable value. But these are features that are ‘bolted on’.

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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.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

A landscape designer’s goal is to conceptualize a harmonious, unified, pleasing garden that makes the most of the site at hand. A workscape designer’s goal is to create a learning environment that increases the organization’s longevity and health and the individual’s happiness and well-being.

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Approaching E-Learning 3.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's a broad and challenging domain that I've broken down into the following topics: I'm designing the course so that each week is one of these self-contained topics. Who is this course for? If you're reading this, then this course is for you.

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Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

In fact, the definition they offer of business platforms is: “a nexus of rules and infrastructure that facilitate interactions among network users” or, alternatively, “a published standard, together with a governance model, that facilitates third party participation.” Social platforms These are similar to aggregation platforms in the sense of aggregating a lot of people – think of all the broad-based social platforms we’ve come to know and love: Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

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? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

Unmanagement

Traditional annual rewards and bonuses are a “waterfall” model – continuous recognition and social recognition systems are an “agile” model. Social Business is becoming the new normal. 2012 is the year of Social Business. Social is not a feature.

Ideabox for #andyasks

Andy McAfee

I designate it with the hashtag #andyasks and suggest that all those responding do the same. Thx Here's the question for #andyasks: how are collaborative or social networking technologies impacting organization structures/reporting relationships today, and how are organizations adjusting their structures to realize the potential of these technologies? (or freelance web designer April 17, 2009 at 5:29 am so can we give you any question and you will answer on twitter ?

Impressive startups! Report from PushStart Australian accelerator Demo Day

Ross Dawson

They say that social media is not designed for business, it is designed for individuals, so. 80% of US businesses use social media, many of them with $10 billion spent, mainly on people. Social media marketing yields 30% conversion of visitors to their landing page. They also sell to digital agencies, both for their use, and for collaborating with their clients on social media activity. . Tonight: The social network for what goes on after dark.

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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&#. He ended up with a core list of features that still defines Personal Information Management ( PIM ) today. Tags: design strategy Palm has just announced the Palm Pr?

E-Learning 3.0 Course Synopsis

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Getting Ready Connectivism is based on the idea that knowledge is essentially the set of connections in a network, and that learning therefore is the process of creating and shaping those networks. The MOOC environment is designed to support both types of learning.

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Social ROI?

Clark Quinn

Someone was stating that talking about ROI of the social network was important but hard to do now, and essentially wondered if there was new thinking in this area. With social media, I believe it’s the same thing. If we put in social media and facilitate discussion in engineering, we’d expect a different impact than in manufacturing. social strategy Ok, so I’ve been thinking about this, but not sure what the current state of play is.

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5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Xyleme

I attended a webinar two week’s ago featuring Stacey Harris of Brandon Hall Group and Mark Hellinger of Xyleme. Furthermore, while social media monitoring and exploring, I am seeing an increase in not only speculation of that point, but a firm belief from others in the industry that there IS a shift happening in todays learning market. Social and mobile converge. Social feedback becomes part of the content development process.

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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.

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.

Response to Dron

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ll discuss this too. -- Let''s let Dron introduce connectivism: The Connectivist account of individual learning, in which the nervous system is understood as a neural network with emergent properties and behaviours resulting from its connections that we describe as ''learning'', is certainly compelling. There is one trivial sense in which every theorist agrees that learning is based on a neural network as described - they agree because they have to.

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.