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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.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Many people still have their list of Bookmarks/Favourites in their web browser, but when they’re not at their computer these links aren’t accessible.

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Social Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At DevLearn, many people lamented the difficulty of explaining the benefits of social media to their managers and peers. Jane mined the submissions of her delightful tools database and came up with 100+ ways to use social media for learning. Tags: social tools

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Howard kicked off the Peeragogy project, many authors contributed to the work, and now a team is dedicated to making it ever better. A landscape designer’s goal is to conceptualize a harmonious, unified, pleasing garden that makes the most of the site at hand.

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Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

How to use Twitter for Social Learning - Social Media for Working & Learning , March 20, 2010. ID – Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world? Social Media for Working & Learning , May 4, 2010.

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.

Social Media and Learning: Implications

Harold Jarche

Jason Willensky – “Will we be forced to chase hot tools and social platforms to stay competitive… is this an ever-expanding universe of tech goodies? Tools also make it possible to learn from others… following their bookmarks, for example, or using the tools to make contacts, simplify your own research, and more. Specifically, what are some design options for courses that might be “open ended&# that the social networking tools allow?

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New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. Learning Networks in Practice.

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. It could possible be mentioned explicitly the importance of the architecture and design of Web 2.0 Without it, you face an uphill battle from all your existing IT projects. Social Media provides the bridge to cross that chasm.

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. I think your list of criteria works well also as a general definition of social software. Reguardless if they are collaborative or social, if they pass this basic test. A wiki that helps bring transparency to projects.

Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Richard Mayer , Department of Psychology, University of California, USA Predicted: "Researchers will continue to make progress in determining the instructional design features of e-learning that promote learning, including research-based principles for the use of animated pedagogical agents, intelligent tutoring systems, simulations, games, virtual reality, and multimedia environments." How will you use 2007 for pilot projects, measurement, continuous improvement, and change management?