Xyleme Voices talks social learning with Jive Software

Xyleme releases new podcasts with Jive CMO Ben Kiker on social learning case studies, NetDimensions CEO Jay Shaw on the future of LMS, and TrainingIndustry CEO Doug Harward on corporate training business models

Boulder, CO; April 14, 2010 Xyleme Inc., the leading provider of 100% XML, open and standards-based learning content management solutions, today announced the release of the latest Xyleme Voices podcast with Ben Kiker, Chief Marketing Officer at Jive Software on Social Learning in Action and Across the Enterprise.

Dawn Poulos, Xyleme’s VP of Marketing and host of Xyleme Voices, spoke with Ben to learn how global organizations are leveraging social tools for their training and HR initiatives. The podcast draws from Jive’s experience with over 15 million social business software users and their unprecedented rate of adoption and engagement to provide a number of key takeaways:

  • Social learning takes place in four key areas: employee onboarding, expertise location, internal collaboration, and partner onboarding.
  • Most social initiatives, including social learning, are owned by the COO or General Manager of a substantial business unit.
  • Viral adoption takes place when social initiatives at work occur much in the same way they do outside of business.
  • Compliance learning initiatives can be done with social tools, and likely at a higher adoption rate.

Ben illustrates these points with case studies about social learning from world class organizations such as Swiss Re, Toshiba, CSC, and Manheim. He ends the podcast with a set of best practices for implementing a social learning strategy.

“This podcast makes it clear that to be successful, social learning needs to permeate the enterprise,” commented Dawn Poulos. “Ben’s examples show that training organizations, now more than ever, need to eliminate their technology and process silos, work more effectively across functions and business units, and become the champion for helping their organization learn in a fundamentally different way.”

Xyleme Voices features interviews with today’s top industry executives, analysts, consultants, and practitioners in the field of learning. Recent podcasts include Jay Shaw, CEO of NetDimentions, on The Future of LMS and Doug Harward, CEO of TrainingIndustry, on Training in a Changing World: Outsourcing, Managed Services & other Business Models.

About Xyleme

Xyleme, Inc. is the leader in standards-based learning content management solutions that enable single-source publishing of training content. Xyleme is 100% XML-based to create massive efficiencies through modularity and reuse. With Xyleme, organizations improve collaboration in content development, reduce time-to-market for customized training and minimize the cost of supporting blended learning. Visit www.xyleme.com.

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