Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Elsua

Top 100 Tools for Education – for use in schools, colleges, universities, adult ed . Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning – for self-organised learning.

2016 63

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Elsua

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today? Collaboration Communities elsua Enterprise2.0

2015 86

Trending Sources

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Of course, we all know the tools can’t talk back to us, so they can’t defend themselves.

2016 70

Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?

Elsua

are blocking the use of social networking tools for their employees, so that they wouldn’t waste time at work, or goof around unnecessarily. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

2013 81

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

As most of you folks already know, my first exposure to social software was inside IBM, back in 2001, with a Profile Social Aggregator called Fringe ; then I started experimenting with the instant messaging social capabilities of IBM Community Tools (a.k.a.

2011 114

What Is (A) Community?

Elsua

You would remember how in the recent past I put together another blog entry around this very same topic trying to explain and define what a community is, and, most importantly, what it is not!, under the heading “ Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?&#

2011 109

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Elsua

To design a new kind of work, a new mindset of work habits that would inspire each and everyone of us to become much more collaborative and keen on sharing our knowledge out there openly through digital tools, whatever those may well be. Life Without eMail – The Community, The Movement.

2013 132

A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

The Bumble Bee

Here is a simple Excel-based tool which will get you started and which you can easily enhance if you need more. Once you have completed steps 1-3 in the tool you can then do steps 4-6. Step 4 - Aggregate the Benefits to the whole target leader community.

2014 42

Some ideas about a tool for community reflection

Learning Alliances

One initiative I took on as part of the IFAD synthesis project got going due to a conversation with Philipp Grunewald where we were wondering how a community like KM4Dev could guide a researcher’s activities. More about Wiki Surveys as a tool for communities.

Pete Kaminski: Tools as Substrates for Community

Full Circle Associates

So it is about time I share this (emphasis mine): I just wrote elsewhere: “ The trick with wikis is to think of them as a substrate for community, and to work on the community, not the wiki. I might add “remember, not to fetishize community!”

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Elsua

Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. Who else out there nowadays doesn’t consider themselves a community manager, right? Any community.

2011 72

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Elsua

Never mind the community facilitators. Communities are different beasts. If not, judge for yourselves, to quote Rachel, on the list of pressures that community leaders are facing at the moment: . Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2012 113

A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes

Jenny Connected

But this year I am giving it another go, using the Think Tool Matthias Melcher has developed. Matthias has made the tool freely available. I have created my own video to show how useful this tool is and how I have used it to date. I have never felt comfortable with mapping.

2016 33

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Elsua

A few days back Spike Jones put together one of those wonderfully provocative blog posts on the topic of Online Communities that would surely make more than one person feel rather uncomfortable, specially, if they have got an online space and they call it a “ community&# , when it isn’t.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Elsua

It just works, pretty much like some other traditional tools we have been using for decades, like *cough* email *cough*. As an opportunity to use Twitter this way, that is, a learning and networking tool, it’s just brilliant! .

2016 100

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively – Part Deux

Elsua

Great points altogether shared across by Glen, specially, the fun aspect of being a community facilitator, which helps us reintroduce, once again, the whole concept of fun@work , which I will talk about in an upcoming blog post, as I feel it’s got enough meat to discuss it separately.

2011 66

Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels

Joitske Hulsebosch

Tomorrow I have a webinar with a group of people interested in social network analysis, interested in the tools. What I''m doing in this blogpost is classifying some tools for network from EASY through INTERMEDIATE to DIFFICULT.

Is this Knowledge Management’s most effective tool?

Chris Collison

Connection, Collection, Collaboration, Curation, Conversation, Communities, Culture…. One of knowledge management’s most powerful tools. So why does a conversation over coffee work where formal KM tools and techniques fail?

2013 38

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Elsua

So I thought I would put together this quick entry to point you all to the main site where you would be able to find them all, including the recording of the breakout session I did on Organisations or Communities. Here is the embedded code of the video recording: Organizations or Communities?

2011 78

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Elsua

So today I am putting a remedy to that and will start sharing the odd blog post from now onwards on what I strongly believe it’s one of the major drivers of social software tools adoption , both inside and outside of the firewall. Well, how about some Community Management Fundamentals ?

2011 66

100+ Tried & True Problem-Solving Tools

Partnering Resources

Too many leaders choose the wrong tool for the problem at hand. What tool do I use? In this post, we share over 100 tried-and-true problem-solving tools. Simple Problem-Solving Tools. Complicated Problem-Solving Tools. Complex Problem-Solving Tools.

CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe

Elsua

So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right! View more presentations from The Community Roundtable. Interest in Community Management Has Increased.

2011 61

Becoming a Jedi Master – The Secret Art of Cultivating Online Communities #sbf12 #cmgr

Elsua

topics (like online community management, social CRM, customer service, etc. around the subject of managing, leading, facilitating or stewarding online communities. The secret art of cultivating online communities Luis Suarez.

2012 66

Don’t Start with the Tools: They Are Not Your Final Destination

Elsua

Don’t start with the tools. It looks like years have gone by and we are still stuck on the very same problem we used to have 10 years ago: tools, tools, tools! Show them the way, and don’t start the conversation with the tools alone. “?

CommunityBuilders – Online Community Still Crazy After Years with Nancy White

Elsua

If you have been involved with virtual communities and online facilitation, I bet it’s almost impossible not having come across the absolutely fabulous work on facilitating online communities Nancy has done, and shared across!,

2011 62

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

attending the Communities & Technologies Vision workshop. Goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics. Put the local back in communities.

2014 34

KM Tools: Creating a River Diagram…

Chris Collison

I’m often asked to explain what a “River Diagram&# is, and how they can be used to shape knowledge management strategy, and as a way to help communities share and learn. Geoff Parcell and I wrote a couple of chapters in “No More Consultants&# , but some how it’s one of those topics always has me grabbing a sheet of paper, a whiteboard or a napkin to work through the steps in a more visual way.

Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community. The Tilburg Urban Farmers Community is part of the Urban Farmers for a Liveable Brabant project. The project aims to strengthen and expand the urban farming communities in the cities of Tilburg, Den Bosch and Oss in the southern Dutch province of North Brabant. One of its sub-projects, driven by CommunitySense, is to literally map the Tilburg Urban Farming Community. What does it mean to map a community?

2015 43

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Elsua

It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool. Twitter, on its own, it’s just one of the many hundreds of different digital tools within the Social Web. Collaboration Communities elsua Enterprise2.0

2015 68

Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

Many of you will also be thinking about how to further develop a professional community within your school. At the lower levels teachers use rudimentary communication tools like email. Community capers Community case studies gamification social interaction Teacher PD

Enterprise 2.0 Five Years Later: From Tools To Platforms To Ecosystems

Collaborative Thinking

With an initial focus on tools (e.g., initiatives began a long journey to improve the way employees build communities and collaborate on business activities. conference in Boston this June: A shift from tools to platforms. In 2006, Andrew McAfee’s article on Enterprise 2.0, along with subsequent works, helped organizations think about how people use social software to more effectively share information and connect with one another.

2011 41

The Future of Work Is Learning

Elsua

And all of that thanks to the emergence of social networking tools within the enterprise and beyond! “ Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Future 145

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Business Productivity 37Signals.com - Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp Basecamp reviews (others listed below). QuickBase.com - A collaborative tool from Intuit, the makers of Quicken. Thinkature.com - Collaborative workspace with voice chat and numerous drawing tools. Zimbra.com - Email service with collaboration tools. WebBrush - Focuses more on graphical sharing and includes drawing tools. PaulNHS Willums these are great tools.

Making a rough and ready pattern language as a creativity tool

Chris Corrigan

Just finished out first day of work with Navajo Area Health Promotion practitioners and 30 community wellness workers, Elders and healers from across the Navajo Nation.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

Never mind as well how by shifting gears and moving the interactions of those meetings into social networking tools we would have the opportunity to get rid of the two main reasons I mentioned above as to why we are so obsessed with hosting meetings at the moment.

2013 122

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Elsua

Yet, when I come to look a bit closer and observe how most AI has been applied through algorithms into some of the media tools I rely on I despair, and more and more by the day, frankly. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2016 61

Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

What goals and measurements should be defined for communities, community members, community managers, and community program managers? Three different kinds of metrics can be captured and reported for communities: 1. Goals for community members. community

Goals 27

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Elsua

Quite the opposite, in most cases, the center of gravity has been, finally, lowered down tremendously, to the point where it’s through those informal social networks and communities they themselves co-facilite the ones who will be defining what work needs to get done and with whom.

2011 142

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Elsua

Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really. And the same would pretty much apply to social software tools as well. When collaborating with others and using social tools, why pretend to be who you are not? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Skills 129

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. Purpose-Driven Communities.