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?

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

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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.

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

Seeing as it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been with the likes of Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter (at various entry dates) I thought it would be interesting to analyze my own personal / professional network to understand if any trends might be occurring.

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.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

s easy to forget the importance of the early instant messaging services, because they played such a significant role in developing a lot of the thinking that would eventually result on social networks and more. 1998 – Wikis Also: CMSs, RSS I didn't bother with Wikis.

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.

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh?

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

social media, participative technologies, it’s not unreasonable to state that at least a segment of society today recognizes information as multi-authored, participative, distributed, and networked. In education, many of us have been advocating for networked learning (or as Stephen Downes and I have been articulating it, connectivism). Academic conferences and even the K-12 space has turned to networks as a way to describe what learning is and how it happens.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)

Jay Cross

It’s easy to contribute to a blog or wiki. ? My team talks about the trends that drive our business. ? As one pundit put it, “The ROI of social networking is being in business a few years from now.”. Hierarchical and network-era (2012) companies Collaborative.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another trend - maybe not the way it should be, but it’s where the data point: open source peaked in 2013 at about 34% and since then it has begun to drop. social networks and blogging.

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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.

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

don’t work well in an unstructured, almost chaotic , network driven environment where democratisation of conversations by earning the merit, the attention and the conversation of your peers is the new modus operandi. And IBM’s official Social Computing Guidelines were born.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.

2011: Integration

Harold Jarche

Instead of predictions, I think there are some trends that may cross the chasm this year. Social Networks. Wikis. Social Bookmarks. Subject Matter Networks. I would say the PLE/PLN is across the chasm, while I now call PKM network learning and Beth Kanter describes a similar framework of networked professional learning. I was asked to make some predictions for 2011 but missed the deadline.

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Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

I'm not sure how we will create these (Google Docs, Wiki, Mindmap, etc.). These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0 Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link I'm doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0.

eLearning Learning Update

Tony Karrer

Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link eLearning Learning was launched about a week ago. There has been quite a response and some great feedback. It made it to the delicious popular pages for eLearning and e-Learning. If you look at the other entries such as Jane Hart's recent top tools and Stephen Downes on The Future of Learning, that's quite good company. Several of my favorite bloggers have been added into the mix.

eLearning Learning Launched

Tony Karrer

For example, looking at top tools: Wendy Moodle (45) Captivate (40) LMS (33) Tracy LMS (23) Second Life (6) Twitter (6) Mine are: Wiki (108) LMS (83) Social Network (57) Boy, I talk about Wikis a lot. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

The other experience I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , Robin Good used MindMeister to allow participants to collectively edit a Mind Map during a session at the Learning Trends. I also heavily use Wikis, especially when the desired result is a set of web pages.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 8: Ray Kurzweil Keynote

Mark Oehlert

ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

methods to see examples of where and how tools such as social networks, social bookmarking, wikis, blogs, and RSS readers fit into day-to-day knowledge work and larger learning solutions. Personal, collaborative, and informal learning methods are emerging that leverage tools such as blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, and RSS readers. We will look at adoption trends and examples of eLearning 2.0. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Improve your Work Literacy I would highly encourage going through the recent series of posts all about Tools and Methods for Work and Learning : Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Link Pages Network Learning Collaboration Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Skills Workshop Keynote Links I mentioned in Twitter Conference Ideas that I was sending messages and links during the keynote.

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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

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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. 10 Predictions for 2011: Trends that Will Reshape the Training Industry Total spending for training services will increase by an estimated 7-9%. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. They also fit into a wiki page. The above trends around eLearning 2.0,

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

6,890 16 152 Rapid eLearning Tools 4,337 11 35 First Time Visitor Guide 2,345 17 67 LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers 1,988 6 40 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) 1,724 2 11 Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary 1,147 2 28 Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS 702 5 25 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thoughts on the Use of the Word Ethnography

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Quote of the Day | Main | VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks » August 17, 2007 Thoughts on the Use of the Word Ethnography Im working on a more complete post about the Adaptive Path conference, UX Week 2007 , that just finished up yesterday.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

And this experience kept coming all during the year with Wikis, and more ( Incredibly Cool! Wikis are way better even if the end-users don't edit. We had discussed Wikis, Blogs and were embarking on Second Life. The Big Question is back.

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 Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Don't build a new social network First we had several dozen social networking sites, like Friendster and Orkut and MySpace and Facebook. These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. And now (so-called) social network websites are multiplying like, well, websites. And the blog-based social networking sites, like MyBlogLog, have already been commoditized.

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eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 16 July 2010 Social (hiccup) CRM tools In the past few days there has been quite some fuss about Social CRM, to which my post did contribute a bit I guess. In fact, I think Listening Platforms could turn Anything into Social Anything.

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E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. Meanwhile, the world of networks began to commercialize.Commercial bulletin board services emerged, such as Prodigy, AOL, GEnie andCompuserv. The network was by this time well into the process ofbecoming consolidated. is social software. is as much about mobile computing as it is about social software.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. Social Reporter , March 15, 2009 The other day I was discussing social reporting and other online activities for a £300-ticket, two-day event with the organiser, and he said: “Next year we are going to have to make it free&#.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

My portion was a fast paced look at several important environmental trends such as: Decreased L&D budgets (see Business of Learning ) Faster pace Increased workforce mobility Shorter job tenure Increased job fragmentation - fewer numbers in any one role Constant increase in complexity Greater concept work Need for faster proficiency Changing expectations for learning The bottom line is that Learning and Development needs to do more with less these days or they will be marginalized.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Presentation: Social Bookmarking with Delicious - Don't Waste Your Time , May 15, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design, Part 1 - The E-Learning Curve , May 19, 2009 Meeting icebreaker-How to get a group to acknowledge differences in perceptions.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

We will especially see a rapid growth in the use of wikis for content presentation. There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. 3 - Increase in Consumer/Education Social Learning Solutions will Increase Pressure for Social Learning Solutions in Corporate Learning Sorry, I couldn't figure out a shorter way to say this. They also fit into a wiki page. The above trends around eLearning 2.0,

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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First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Blog Description This blog covers trends in eLearning and more broadly the use of technology that aims to improve human performance. Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Practical Suggestions: Web 2.0 Other Topic Pages eLearning Trends eLearning 2.0

New Literacies

Tony Karrer

Network effects are key to their market dominance. Social media in action. with Wiki, Blog, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking, etc. instead it's really systems that harness network effects. Eras - Hardware (IBM), Software (Microsoft), Network/Data (Google). I'll try to do it at 1:30 at my presentation. :) Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link At the Tim O'Reilly keynote at the DevLearn conference.

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Media and Messages

Harold Jarche

The other component is building or connecting to networks, social or otherwise. The major trend in workplace learning that I see is the merging of Learning & Working. The main driver is our ubiquitous access to networks. Social Networks - the LearnTrends community site provides a place to add a profile which is a handy way to put a face to a name. Looking back and observing is not enough to understand how networked learning can be facilitated.

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