Jay Cross

Yammer is like a private Twitter. Instead of Twitter’s question, “What are you doing?&# , Yammer asks “What are you working on?&#. As employees answer that question, a feed is created in one central location enabling co-workers to discuss ideas, post news, ask questions, and share links and other information. Anyone in a company can start their Yammer network and begin inviting colleagues. The basic Yammer service is free.

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

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. “The L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks.

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Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Most informal learning takes place despite training departments, not because of them. Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software.

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? -

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Notice that these are all informal. If you don’t have any private social networks, try some out, like Yammer or Socialcast. Not supporting active, informal workplace learning will just make the formal training function even less relevant. Informal Learning

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The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. You need to shape and support modern workplace learning – informal, social, beyond the course and LMS. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER. (or

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The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Today’s world is a kaleidoscope, information is a tsunami, and workers face novel, complex situations every day. They need to provide informal feedback and work debriefs. Chatter, Jive, Socialcast, Yammer, Podio, and other social networking systems simplify listening in and joining purposeful conversations. Activity streams keep people informed in near real time. Informal LearningServing enterprise customers. This appears in the August 2012 CLO magazine.

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Working Smarter, one day at a time

Harold Jarche

Yammer & Status.net ). More to follow … Informal Learning InternetTime Performance Improvement SocialLearningTweet Yesterday we hosted a conversation on social learning and working smarter, facilitated by the folks at Citrix and the eLearning Guild.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

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. I thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources.

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

Dan Pontefract

Formal information overload > email & intranets are being ignored. Providing information that is timely, be it formal, informal or in fact social / community driven. To me, it’s a natural example of both informal and social learning.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

We also know that this informal, social learning accounts for 80% or more of how people learn in the workplace, so it is not something to be dismissed as irrelevant or trivial.

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

Martijn Linssen

The social way to the future Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid Thats the definition from the wiki and its pretty fine if you ask me.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

So this is how you represent your own understandings, and manipulate information, for your own purposes. These are to manage communication and information sharing between teams. Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc.

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Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. for more information. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016.

Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges

Jane Hart

This is not a traditional course, where I provide all the content and then test you on it – this is a (social) learning challenge, and it is hosted in a private Yammer group. for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 JULY 2016. Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing.

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

Jane Hart

You need to shape and support modern workplace learning – informal, social, beyond the course and LMS. 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. 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.

Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 6 JUNE – 1 JULY 2016. It is no longer necessary or even possible to create everything your people need, so this 4-week online workshop considers a number of different ways to provide a wider set of learning opportunities in the workplace – through curation and coordination of internal and external content and people. Agenda. Curation: the why, what and how.

iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart hosts two communities, Social Learning (on Yammer) as well as Share and Learn (using the open source WPMU platform). More information and how to join these communities at C4LPT. One of the participants even set up a Yammer community on the spot and created a Twitter account.

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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

We constantly go through a process of looking at bits of information and trying to make sense of them by adding to our existing knowledge or testing out new patterns in our sense-making efforts. Exchanging: We exchange and note ideas and information all of the time. Yammer.

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Love at The Commission

Euen Semple

Two days later, after coming back from the mission, the first thing I saw on my PC’s screen was the message: Yammer at the Commission! First of all I discovered an immense source of information related to so many areas in our work. The results of this Yammer meeting you can see today. This wonderful article, reproduced with her permission, by Maria Podlasek-Ziegler at The European Commission totally nails why social matters in organisations.

Online Community Management (Workshop)

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE. Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort.

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Deloitte’s social media policy is “Don’t diss the firm, don’t discuss confidential information, don’t diss your colleagues, and if you’re not sure what would your Mum say?” Staff are encouraged to use Yammer to say if they’re not happy with company products or practices.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. for more information. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016.

A simple approach to KM

Harold Jarche

One critical component of work narration is the capture of how exceptions are handled in order to get this information to anyone who may need it in the future. Socialcast, Yammer, WordPress) and most companies today have a social tool available.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

Organizations over-managed information because it was easy to do. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology. However, the ubiquitous information surround of the Web may put a stop to this.

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Group KM

Harold Jarche

One critical component of work narration is the capture of how exceptions are handled in order to get this information to anyone who may need it in the future. Jive, Socialcast, Yammer) and most companies today have a social tool in-house.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

It can act as an instant messaging service a bit like Yammer, HipChat for companies and other groups, but the layout is designed to make these discussions easier to see, archive, and work asynchronously.

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ESN as knowledge bridges

Harold Jarche

More employees are sharing knowledge through activity streams on platforms by IBM, SAP, Jive, Yammer, and Socialcast, to name a few. How difficult is it already to find information from 6 months ago and then try to connect the dots to today?

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5 Ways to Become Less Collaborative at Work

Dan Pontefract

I spend so much time yammering – the word, not the product – about collaboration and how to become more collaborative as a leader (and team member) that over the years I’ve neglected those of you that are looking to become less collaborative.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

While your systems may vary, your results should be sources for you to find information, present yourself in your various communities, and to share your thoughts. 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? It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

How do I search for information?”. 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.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Official channels are competing with an expanding number of informal communications.

Ascent from Social Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So not only is my personal information being bought and sold by Facebook applications, it is being sold to these guys. There are enterprise social networks like Yammer which are poorly used. The sad part is, most of you won't read this message. Not because you don't want to. You probably do. You actually followed me just for that purpose. But because your social network is lying to you. As of today my Facebook page OLDaily has 638 'likes'.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Learning leaders will be more focused on relevancy of information.

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

Beth Kanter

Andy Sherry @andysherry said the Knight Foundation is fostering development of tools to get communities informed and engaged, and being transformed by that engagement as people use the tools to discover and talk about what the Foundation is doing.

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

The second thought that you shared of particular interest was the notion of Wirearchy : a dynamic multi-way flow of power and authority based on information, knowledge, trust and credibility , enabled by interconnected people and technology.

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

Martijn Linssen

Groupware and information portals. 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? -

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. In most cases, the knowledge work pays the freight; the informal learning comes along for the ride. Information flows, feeds, subscriptions. Informal Learning.

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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-14

Jane Hart

elearn Magazine: The Oxford Union Debate on Informal Learning, Style or Substance?: Turn Up Engagement With A Yammer Treasure Hunt! link] via @ Yammer #. RT @ charlesjennings : Looking to manage informal learning? Education at its very best – Brighton rocks! link] #. Those hard soft-skills [link] by@hjarche #. RT @ CommonCraft : In case you missed it: We are now a video subscription service for educators and businesses: [link] #.

Lotus Notes isn’t as hot a product as it used to be

David Weinberger

But there was another dimension to Notes, a powerful, programmable backend that let you create databases and workspaces for collaborative work, contact management, information sharing, and communication. Today, we’d call it a collaboration tool or a corporate social-media tool, and it would be web-based and standards-compliant, like Yammer, Jive, and Huddle.