Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0

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.

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Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Innovation Social Enterprise

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?

The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations

Ross Dawson

Organizations are networks, and the high-performance organizations of today are those that are the better networked in swiftly connecting resources with opportunities. Others have used social software and the tools of Enterprise 2.0

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.

Review of Tibbr social enterprise platform – keynote at Sydney launch on February 8

Ross Dawson

The launch last week in San Francisco of Tibbr , the social enterprise computing platform from TIBCO, attracted an immense amount of attention from the leading commentators in the space. It can aggregate social media, business intelligence, ERP and more into a single interface.

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Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

All of these trends have been window dressing – a facade more reflective of the interests of those who advocate for them rather than a substantive departure from established norms. Today, information is networked and digital. In 2004, I tried to respond to the network/digitization alpha trend by describing the new actions and experiences that were available to learners: Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age.

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event will explore how the Web, collaboration and social software "will transform - actually reinvent - how organizations relate to their customers, partners, employees and citizens through more compelling experiences.” But, following the trickle-up trend in the industry, a number of IBM’s most innovative enterprise initiatives over the past twenty years have been based on consumer and user-driven technologies. Social networking applications are not new to business.

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? Never mind the extended first hand experience we have had in the past proving that some of those trends just didn’t even make the mark.

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Luis Suarez

I have just concluded, and be dealt with for good, I hope, what I think is the first time ever in my 13 years of social software exposure what I never thought I would be confronting: a week of denial of the Social Web. See the trend?

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

Specially, those folks who have made the Social Web their new home. Douglas keeps questioning whether technology (And the (Social) Web) are part of the main problem we have been having over the last few years in the jobs market with having less and less of them.

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

world, and followed by some of the most popular social networking sites at the moment today: like Facebook. So this is not something harmful for the overall Social Web alone, but for the Internet as a whole, as we have known it for years altogether.

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. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

You know, there will always be a time, when you head back home, for you to catch up with everything in your social streams. Switching to another provider would not be very helpful either, since they all have to go through the same wired network, their own!,

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.

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Social Computing within the Enterprise, Productivity, Work Life Integration, etc. That’s one of the great things that better community tooling, as well as social software tools, have managed to change over the course of time.

First, kill all the instructors

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This morning I received an email asking… How are people using social software to support learning? I think most of us agree that there is an important social dimension to learning. But in what ways do social software applications such as LinkedIn and FaceBook help people to learn? Social tagging systems like del.icio.us So, how are people using social media to enhance their own and their group’s learning? Just fooling.

Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Luis Suarez

I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. Call it fine-tuning your social presence out there on the Social Web.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking.

Social computing in knowledge-intensive workplaces

Harold Jarche

Ross Dawson discusses a Gartner report on social software, looking at some particular forecasts for the next three to five years out: 20% of businesses using social media instead of e-mail by 2014. 20% of businesses will use social network analysis by 2015. 70-95% of IT dominated social media initiatives will fail through to 2012. I’ve highlighted the last point because it’s time to look at social media as a connecting force in the enterprise.

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

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because it’s been a rather eye-opening experience for yours truly with regards to where we are with the adoption of social software and that social business transformation that a bunch of us have been advocating for for a few years now.

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

They are not (project) teams, they are not networks, nor organisations, yet we keep treating them as if they were. Key concepts like social capital skills, open knowledge sharing, collaboration, engagement, commitment, passion, trust, etc.

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.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

2007 Training Industry Report Summary This report covers stats on the industry's trends and growth over the last year and will appear in the upcoming Training magazine edition. Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25.

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

Impose Time Limits on Specific Tasks: Oh, yes, ever since I have introduced The Pomodoro Technique to help me schedule time chunks on specific tasks, specially, rather complex ones, also even the time I spend on social networking tools, it’s made a huge difference for me.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26)

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Three Mantras

Andy McAfee

The article profiles Texan retiree Justin McMurry, who spends up to 20 hours per week at the community forums section of the company’s website , “supplying answers online to customer questions about technical matters like how to set up an Internet home network or how to program a new high-definition television.&# I’ve seen and heard of enough similar examples that I believe this is a trend rather than a blip.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Social Graph.shaping up to be the hot summer song of 08

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Couple of Lists of Sites to Start the Day. Dion Hinchcliffe, as per usual, has a good solid explanation of the social graph (and a lovely graphic).

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first open source-style license for educational materials and other non-software content was the Open Content License, released July 14, 1998. The OCL removed software-specific terminology from the GPL and tried to make the license apply to a broader range of creative works. Legal Risk – this is a variation of the ‘fear uncertainty doubt’ (FUD) tactic that is employed against free software. Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education.