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Choosing and using social software

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Why social software is important, then 10 tips plus some over-riding principles for making social software work inside an organisation.

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Choosing and using social software

  1. 1. Choosing and using social software Mark Berthelemy Learning Solutions Architect Capita Learning & Development
  2. 2. An observation from research <ul><li>The larger and more diverse are your personal network of contacts, the higher the quality of your ideas and project work. </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/socialsoftware1 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Metcalfe’s Law <ul><li>The value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe's_law   </li></ul>
  4. 4. Connectivism <ul><li>Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know-where. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm </li></ul>
  5. 5. Making social software work <ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Have a policy </li></ul><ul><li>Give permission </li></ul><ul><li>Know the free tools </li></ul><ul><li>Work outside the porous pyramid </li></ul><ul><li>Be Netsafe </li></ul><ul><li>Start small </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from successes </li></ul><ul><li>Value your data </li></ul><ul><li>Consider open source </li></ul>
  6. 6. Know your audience
  7. 7. Have a policy
  8. 8. Give permission to use existing networks 
  9. 9. Get to know the free tools <ul><li>http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Work outside the porous pyramid http://www.jarche.com/2009/02/the-leaking-pyramid/
  11. 11. Have a Netsafe campaign
  12. 12. Start small
  13. 13. Learn from successful adoptions <ul><li>90: 9: 1 </li></ul>
  14. 14. How important is your data? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwichary/2297935570/
  15. 15. Consider open-source solutions
  16. 16. Get IT on board
  17. 17. Consider the user
  18. 18. You may need help
  19. 19. Thank you <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 07799 408026 </li></ul>

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