Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

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? -

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Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Twitter: * CBA, NAB, and Westpac are very active on Twitter. These are often used to give access to videos on Facebook or Twitter. Suncorp is using Yammer internally. Financial services Social media Social networks Technology trends Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0

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

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Just before I left for Rwanda, I caught some interesting discussion threads about organizational adoption of networked ways of working on Twitter coming from the #COFLA hashtag as a result of the Council on Foundations gathering in Florida.

Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Jane Hart

So I use this as another means to keep up to date with what’s happening with technology, the future of work, and other related topics. I use YAMMER to host the online workshops I run – as it is all about the social experience.

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Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Last week I was part of a panel on the SkyBusiness Technology Behind Business program discussing corporate social media policies, comprised of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Adrienne Unkovitch of Workplace Guardian, and myself.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

We also see it in twitter (see Twitter for Learning ). While Twitter is asynchronous, it's not easily used as other kinds of tools for discussion. eLearning Technology.

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Instant private micro-sharing

Harold Jarche

Twitter) is probably the best place to start. The usual answer is to use Yammer , which limits access to people with the same e-mail address. Communities TechnologyTweet As we were discussing social learning this week, several people asked, where do I start?

Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Ross Dawson

They have also released an excellent 16 page printed booklet called What staff need to know about social media & technology , as well as a very nice 4 minute video that runs through and illustrates the 12 points. DET CEO Michael Coutts-Trotter embraced social media, including using Twitter and creating a number of YouTube videos. . DET launched Yammer internally, and soon grew to 13,311 users, with the most active time Sunday evenings.

Two simple backchannel options

Harold Jarche

It should not be open to the general public (thus eliminating Twitter). Overall, a rather stealth technology. Using the P2 theme , available with a free account, you can set up a private community activity stream that looks much like Yammer. Benefits include customization, the addition of explanatory pages and several widgets, including Twitter feeds. Communities Technology

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

2 – In 2007 I chose Microsoft FrontPage as it was the web page tool I used to build the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies site. The other 6 are: 5 – Twitter - this is probably my most indispensable tool again this year.

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2010 - year in review

Martijn Linssen

I loved every second of it, letting myself be driven by The Circle of Inspiration that this outside world is, Twitter, Blogs and comments all leading one to the other. I only use Twitter to publish my blog posts, and had 250 followers at the beginning of 2010, and almost 1,000 at the end.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Capgemini's comma-splice.

Martijn Linssen

An obvious screenshot from the renewed site, heres the latest Capgemini slogan Capgemini presented a glossy new site this Monday, announced and talked about on Twitter. There is a lot of discussion around this ongoing on Yammer, as you probably can guess. Business or Pleasure? -

Open Jobs, Open Net

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. … but a majority of those using Yammer are more engaged – again via @donnyo. 66 percent of surveyed users say they feel more engaged at their company because of Yammer.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

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. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

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. ~ NYT: “ What kind of things do you write on Yammer? ”.

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

If your audience is already on a laptop and connected wirelessly, then you can use techniques such as Twitter Conference Ideas with twitter as a back-channel or twitter to post links to the audience. Some percentage of that audience was taking notes and chatting on Yammer. eLearning Technology. Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Corollary => Open Source Video Technologies I'm dealing right now with delivery of video on mobile devices. eLearning Technology.

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

Martijn Linssen

technology design principles to enterprise systems. E20 was about technology, but very strict technology : Not examples of Enterprise 2.0 technologies now starting to penetrate the firewall. Some messaging technologies do ensure that contributions are persistent.

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.

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” Other studies have reached similar conclusions, such as this recent State of Workforce Technology Adoption conducted by Forrester Research.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Semantic Web - a tech fix.

Martijn Linssen

In a then following Twitter conversation with Peter Evans Greenwood , it became clear that we could "dance around" the definition of semantic itself - so how could we ever achieve a Semantic Web? My point is that we must not confuse the technologies with the ideas.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Technology is never the most important part of this. Technology, be it web 2.0 Technology is moving ahead, with or without you 63. Twitter and the Law of the Few 123. Pitney Bowes & Yammer 347. Twitter 101 at Dell Computer 369.

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May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

First of all, although I had been a regular, if not a daily blogger, I found that I was spending more and more time sharing resources and links in Twitter that I didn’t have time to do my daily posts. Tweet.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Third, I know there's a Twitter chat. They're beginning to understand the new technology, and I was studying this, evaluating it, and working on a development plan for the next three years, the next six years. We built an interconnected web of ideas, concepts, people, technologies, etc.,

Moron Facebook

Martijn Linssen

In fact, if we structured work to be social and collaborative – more aligned with our natural approach to interactions – then we would suffer a higher threshold of frustration regarding the technology in order to connect and engage. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., Yammer does a good job at this, but if you spend all your time on Yammer – chances are you are not getting work done. Unless your job is to increase Yammer adoption.

Find 100 things to say

Andy McAfee

I bet my friend Amy Senger that she couldn’t go a week without using Twitter. This daunts me; I’ve posted to Twitter fewer than 800 times since opening my @amcafee account, so 100 sounds like a lot. As I unfortunately demonstrated, I understand the lure of using Twitter and the other 2.0 Since Twitter is inherently oriented around people rather than topics, I get all tweets from those I follow. Sometimes this happens automatically with Twitter.

50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Jay Cross

Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. Curation saves your bacon.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

Tools like Twitter/Yammer/Laconica also become excellence places to jot down notes in public, which encourages serendipitous learning. Tags: InternetTime Learning Technology This is a follow-up from yesterday’s post that the LMS is no longer the centre of the universe and Jane Hart’s post today on A Transition Path to the Future.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

Look at these recent web projects: Twitter is not that different from Jaiku, though only the former is hugely successful. Tags: Technology Work Copying is an underrated business skill says Drake Bennett in Boston Globe’s The Imitation Economy.

The Future of Workplace Communications - Live notes from Future Forum webcast

Ross Dawson

We have found a strong correlation between use of Yammer and staff retention. Deloitte Australia is world's largest user of Yammer, with over half of 4,600 employees using it, having sent over 24,000 messages. We use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to recruit. While technology companies and some others are good at doing that, most government departments would have low usage of social media. One of our biggest users on Yammer is our CEO.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

9) When introducing these new learning methods, I have the impression that the resistance from organisation is lies more in the new role of the training department rather then new technologies. So, I would agree that new technologies is less the issue. Yammer (internal twittering) is almost impossible to explain to someone who has no experience with any social networking (and probably not with anything more than email lists). Twitter/Yammer is something new.

New Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

For example, if you build something that integrates with Facebook, Twitter, etc. If you can integrate with Facebook, Twitter, or similar products and you have some kind of viral aspect, then that could make you more interesting. But interesting market entry can also be things like the strategy that Yammer took. They allow you to set up a corporate twitter that is based on your email domain without ever asking permission from IT. eLearning Technology.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach - Treating LinkedIn like a massive, virtual cocktail party. I asked via Twitter and in the session for other tools/methods that people use for Tapping into Your Social Grid. Twitter is an open conversation.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Channels like email hide information; platforms like blogs, wikis, Facebook, and Twitter make it visible, persistent, and widely consultable. I do think that digital natives use technology differently than us older digital immigrants, but we can learn. When I first heard about Twitter, for example, I said something like " What on Earth would that be useful for, and who on Earth would ever want to use it?"

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

Wirearchy: a dynamic two-flow of power and authority based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results enabled by people and technology. Markets such as software, financial services, consulting and consumer goods have to continuously adapt their offers to keep up with changing demands and advances in technology. One important social communication tool at SunGard is Yammer, a micro-blogging platform similar to Twitter but used internally.

LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel

Jay Cross

Here’s tho conversation taking place at Twitter during LearnTrends. (We’d Feature | Block rlohuis is with #learntrends , where we are given a lot of numbers on maturatiy of new technology in organisations for learning by @lauroverton -10:33 AM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block cynan_sez #learntrends @lauraoverton on why (some) orgs embrace learning technologies.

Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010.

Bob Sutton

Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. At times, the book seems almost crowdsourced and puts one in mind of Charlene Li on the power of social technology to expose behavior.) What gives all this consistency and makes for an enjoyable read is Sutton’s voice throughout — at times yammering, on rare occasions bordering on the bumptious, but in general so “can you believe this?”