Category : yammer

Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal

December
30,
2013
Bill Cushard Social Learning 0 Comments

One of the biggest problems with social learning is that it is an informal type of learning and organizations can’t help but to try to formalize it in any way possible. It is understandable because a free-for-all in any function is hardly an effective way to run a business. While a free-for-all learning strategy might not be the most effective way to run a training department, Stephanie Ivec argues for keeping informal learning, informal, "Trying to turn informal learning into formal learning diminishes [its] unique benefits" writes Ivec.

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Three Things You Can Do to Increase Social Learning Participation

November
25,
2013
Bill Cushard Online Training 0 Comments

The problem with anything social (social media, enterprise social, social learning) is the 90-9-1 rule which states that 90% of people will not participate. These “lurkers” are content to read what the other 10% are producing and/or commenting on. This might not be a problem in social media as a whole, but it is a problem in corporate learning when we want 100% participation. 

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Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses

November
13,
2013
Bill Cushard Social Learning 0 Comments

One of the major problems with eLearning is that people cannot interact with each other. No matter how interactive you make an eLearning course, it is still a matter of a screen delivering content and a person consuming (reading, watching, listening, clicking, etc) that content. In general, eLearning does not afford the benefit of the follow-up question or leaning over to the person next to you and asking, “What did the instructor mean when she said….?” That is the bad news about most eLearning

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Office 365 Gets Better with Yammer and Mindflash On Demand Learning

November
8,
2013
Randhir Vieira on demand learning 0 Comments

Microsoft recently announced that all existing Office 365 Enterprise Plans will now include Yammer Enterprise. This is great news especially for Office 365 customers.

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Webinar Recap: How Yammer Uses Mindflash For Training

May
13,
2013
Bill Cushard Social Learning 0 Comments

On Thursday, May 9, Mindflash hosted a webinar to discuss how Yammer uses Mindflash to conduct training. It was a very informative webinar, and I thought I would recap some of the highlights so you can learn how to use Mindflash and Yammer together to develop and deliver training in your organization. In this webinar, Yammer discusses three challenges that it needed to overcome, what they were looking for in an e-learning authoring tool, and how Yammer actually uses Mindflash to conduct training for employees and customers.

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Self-Paced Learning - When to Choose it

March
18,
2013
Bill Cushard e-learning 0 Comments

As you begin to learn about the different ways to bring e-learning into your organization, you will invariably come across the question, "Which is a better option: self-paced e-learning or live, on-line training?" It is not an easy question to answer because there are benefits and drawbacks to both methods.

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Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

June
20,
2012
Bill Cushard employee training 0 Comments

Of all the sections in my book on critical skills learning professionals need to know now, "enterprise 2.0 collaboration" seems like the most unlikely "critical" skill. However, as the speed of business keeps increasing, learning pros are having to adjust their goals, and the skills they need to fulfill them.

Where once L&D people delivered learning

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How to Save 'Social Learning' Before We Destroy It

April
26,
2012
Mindflash facebook 0 Comments

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community.

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Practical Ways to Design Social Media Into Your Training Programs

August
8,
2011
Bill Cushard Interactive Training 0 Comments

There is a lot of talk about using social media in training or about social learning in the workplace, but frankly there is not a lot of action. There are many reasons for this inaction, but anyone who has worked in an organization knows there is an incredible amount of inertia keeping things the way they have always been done. Learning experience designers need to break free from the gravitational pull of "we have always done it this way" and try something new. There is no substitute for experimentation.

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