Applications and Theory of Educational Social Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Social Software session Terry Anderson Independent study - type I for information type study Collaborative - Distance Education - Type C Social software fits somewhere in the middle - allows collaboration, but also things like tagging, the search and sort thing that we're used to. metaphor: wisdom of crowds In the middle of these: personal learning environment (social learning 2.0) We depend on social connections.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

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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. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

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? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. This is a list of roughly the top 35 or so social media vendors providing a broad core set of social media capabilities.

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

On a rather regular basis one keeps bumping into not only some rather interesting and engaging dialogue amongst your social network(s), but also precious little gems that are worth while sharing across beyond G+. In case you haven’t seen it just yet, let me encourage you all and have a look into Social Learning at TELUS. In it, Dan shares how they keep making use of social tools like blogs, wikis, microblogging, etc.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. experience learning hands-on through collaborative work, community, search, social software, blogs and tweets. Here’s a preliminary description.

Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

The use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results. Some of those searches involve Chief Learning Officer titles and at this point in time, I still believe some change is needed to augment the new intent of the 2010 CLO. Social Learning. Thorough knowledge of both learning AND social collaboration technologies.

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Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Continuing my sequence of top posts from this year, today I have selected the 10 most popular and interesting posts on social media I've written this year. Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start). Following news that Australians are ranked #1 in the world in their usage of social networks, 6 reasons why Australians have caught up on social media. Predictions for enterprise social software and social network analysis.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-25

Jane Hart

RT @ mor_trisha : Social software will be the new electricity powering the enterprise. #. The pull of narrative – in search of persistent context, fm John Hagel [link] #. Tweet. 5 Unique Uses of Twitter in the Classroom [link] #. RT @ briansolis Digital Darwinism is the evolution of consumer behavior when society & technology evolve faster than you [link] #. Working Smarter in the Enterprise by @ jaycross [link] #.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Imagine that a Senior Executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. The allure of social business is captivating.

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe

Luis Suarez

Of course, I talked about one of my favourite topics from over the last 5 years: Living “ A World Without eMail “ This time around expanding further on the notion of what a collaborative future may well look like and hold up for us with the emergence of social software tools in the corporate world.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

Pretty much a follow-up from my one year-old Cloud and Social: the tectonic plates of IT 2.0 , this post will show the great challenge Business and IT need to face together to make it through the coming decade: overcoming the explosion of forces that will rip up the foundations of every business: IT as we know it In the past decade, outsourcing and off-shoring have been tried and tested, and are now part of pretty much every enterprises "IT department". The social threshold - why cross it?

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Here are some terms that are getting more attention the first couple weeks this month (December 2008) include Social Media , eLearning Activity , Mobile Learning , Yugma , Slideshare , SharePoint , Twitter , 100 Conversations , Mzinga , and GeoLearning. Mzinga is shown related to Personal Learning , Social Software , Learning 2.0 , Storyboards , PLEs , CollectiveX , Firefly , Tomoye , KnowledgePlanet , Element K , Awareness Networks.

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Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Jay Cross

For example, we’d walk through the Informal Learning blog to look at an RSS feed, an internal search engine, scanning the 100 most recent posts, a Creative Commons license, and so on. Two years ago, the focus was on how to apply social software for learning. Time after time in my recent workshops on web-enabled informal learning, I found myself using my own sites as examples of learning technologies.

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Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. Social spaces where you goof off at work and get away with it, because they are all hyped and everything, and everyone needs to be there.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

I said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. Today’s learning is a mash-up of performance support, internal communications, collaboration, social software, real-time feeds, organization development, what’s left of knowledge management, collective intelligence, search, nurturing communities, and traditional learning.

Social Media Marketing – Review

Harold Jarche

My own interest in social media is from the perspective of learning and workplace performance but the lines are getting fuzzy between marketing, communications, learning and training, so Social Media Marketing may be suitable for a wider audience than just marketing. It covers broader aspects, such as general trends in social media use, as well as specifics like setting up Twitter alerts. Picking social software for social influence.

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The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

The clip comes to ponder about the future of work and how social computing tools are helping redefine the current workplace as we know it. Well, I am not sure what you would think about, whether we have shifted gears and moved one step further, perhaps two, from where we were in 2009, but I strongly believe that we surely have made some giant leaps into embracing, and adopting social networking tools as one of the most powerful methods to help redefine how work gets done nowadays.

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2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? At least, judging from that article Jeanne Meister published earlier on under the heading “ 2013 – The Year of Social HR ” and where she gets to develop further on a good number of different social media trends that will be affecting HR over the course of the next year.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

but Social Business In a post of over a year ago , appropriately titled Social Business Design - the beginning or end of E2.0? , is the use of freeform social software within companies Needless to say, that definition is hugely tool-focused, as is the entire post. Dion Hinchcliffe said at some point Very interesting: IBM, Jive, & Adobe have all been using Social Business in their keynotes instead of Enterprise 2.0. ' ('what's our social intent?')

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. Hear how microblogging is > being used in the enterprise and about other social media tools to connect people, enhance knowledge sharing, and enable collaboration.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computin

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computin

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear.

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A blast from the independent past

Doc Searls

For what it’s worth, I found both Jeremy’s and Andy’s posts in a Technorati search. The implicit social connections that blog linking imply are public: they are there for anyone to see, and the individuals involved actively create those links with that in mind. And at the forefront of technology is blogging and social software. I just ran across a post (below) on my old blog from Tuesday, July 12, 2005 : a few months less than ten years ago.

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2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? At least, judging from that article Jeanne Meister published earlier on under the heading “ 2013 – The Year of Social HR ” and where she gets to develop further on a good number of different social media trends that will be affecting HR over the course of the next year.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. People at the big events are talking about informal learning, social learning, simulations, webinars, mobile, virtual classrooms, community, interactivity, and web 2.0. Social & Collaborative Activities. Google search for web resources. Social.

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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. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. How do I search for information?”. Networks Social Learning

How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. My first real step into what we now call social media was logging on to Howard Rheingold’s “ Electric Minds &# online community in November 1996. Social media enables this.

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. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Rather than trying to summarize this debate (which I’d do poorly), let me instead try to make it specific to the topic at hand: whether it would be a good idea to measure, using some kind of multidimensional scale, the contributions of knowledge workers to emergent social software platforms (ESSPs) as well as the popularity of these contributions. Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Theprocess of connecting was involved and complex, requiring the use of modems andspecial software. Commercial software came into existence, including both operatingsystems and application programs such as spreadsheets, word processors, anddatabase tools. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. is social software.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time.

[berkman] Berkman lunch: Andrew McAfee on Enterprise 2.0

David Weinberger

He begins by defining the term as “the use of emergent social software platforms by organizations in pursuit of their goals.&# Weak ties: Social networking software. Various social networking tools let you link up networks, e.g., Tweets that point elsewhere. Add a search engine and you can find others interested in the same things. Q: I was selling social software solutions to companies in Korea 7 years ago.

Connectivism and the Primal Scream

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One of the major reasons for Google''s success is that novices can enter into the system in a very gentle way: they can begin with search, and bit by bit, be drawn into Google''s much more extensive ecosystem. The second consequence is that, in a connectivist environment, there are many distractions (such as the need to navigate all the social software) that add to the cognitive load, making it more difficult even to learn simple elements. "In

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 Interesting post Andrew, especially the analogy of architecture 'usability' I recall being amazed when I was first exposed to ideas that building and urban design can have an impact on social issues like crime and health. whether we need to define social architectures, and if so should we do it?" is not just social software inside the firewall.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. The history approach also shows that while the term “social media&# was not in play when I jumped in, the social use of online media has been growing for many years – well before my online time. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this.

Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Increasing “Jointness&# and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence John 0 comments National Security , Social Media Oct 06 When the Secretary of Defense asks you to do something, you need to heed the call, whether you are in government or not. tools such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking services, and document storage all of which were indexed by Google Search Appliance.

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken June 29 2009 Comments to this post The Enterprise 2.0 If you couldn’t make it, a good way to get an idea of what happened is to do twitter searches on #e2conf (the hashtag for the conference as a whole) and on #e2conf1 through #e2conf49 (I think), which correspond to individual sessions.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

And social networking software (SNS) is a great tool for building, maintaining, and exploiting networks of weak ties. Search is the dominant navigation paradigm. People navigate online content by typing words into search boxes rather than navigating through menus. This implies that we should do everything we can to make sure search works well. For search to work well, online content needs to be heavily interlinked.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. at Booz Allen: The Series - Portals and KM , January 20, 2010 More Resources on Discussion Forums, Communities: Forums vs. Social Networks?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

Over the past couple of months, this theme has received a lot more attention, prompted in large part by the writings of Dion Hinchcliffe and by the discussions at two industry gatherings – SPARK/ MIX 06 and Software 2006. For commentary on Software 2006 and the Software 2006 Industry Report prepared by McKinsey & Co. is distinctive in the social dimension that it explicitly addresses. technologies because of the strong social aspect addressed by these technologies.

E-Learning Session (Helene Fournier, Anne Marie Vaughan)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Limitations: verification of references, websites not always possible, experts comments were not obtained early on, general search criteria, and identifying Canadian research was problematic - authors and institutions were not always identified as Canadian. Methodology: generated list of keywords derived from work in the area (terms commonly used, tables of contents, etc), and used this to search databases. But what makes Memorial the point of reference of searching abilities.

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