1 - Yammer – the next step for social networking in schools? - The UK Schools Blog, Microsoft
“The exchange of short, frequent answers to that one key question allows teachers to learn about other departments, get tips and tricks from other staff members and gain insight into the overall operations and activities within the school. The instant feedback which is received creates a more productive workforce, increases collaboration and engagement, and, most importantly, reduces the amount of needless emails for you to check throughout the day. The infographic below shows Yammer’s effect upon its users.”
2 – Why learn? – Stephen J Gill
Why should you keep on learning? You have a college degree, maybe a terminal degree such as MBA or Ph.D. You have a job that you know how to do and you’re good at it. You get a regular paycheck, and, if you’re lucky, have a long-term contract and stock options. Other than your supplier’s new products and services, what is there left to learn?
3 - The Future Isn’t About Mobile; It’s About Mobility - David Armano
Mobility trumps mobile. The difference between mobility and mobile is like the difference between hardware and software. Mobile is linked to devices — it is always one thing, wherever it is. But mobility changes with context: cultures incorporate mobile technologies differently. … To avoid “bloodshed” in mobile, learn from past lessons in Web, digital and social. Improve your understanding of the nuances of mobility and mobile behaviors before you ramp up your investment in mobile