36 – Yammer

Back up 3 places in 2019

Microsoft’s Enterprise Social Networking platform has become a popular social collaboration and knowledge sharing platform.

Website: yammer.com
Cost: Free to set up; commercial to obtain admin rights
Availability: Online. Download app

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 43
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 25
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: –

Past Overall Rankings
2018:  39.   2017: 14     2016: 12     2015: 28     2014: 24     2013: 20
2012:  20    2011: 31     2010: 68     2009: 71     2008: –        2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Yammer as a one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “Yammer has returned with a vengeance this year.  We have a community titled “Today I Learned” where we are encouraged to share one thing we learned everyday in it.  I read that daily and in 99% cases, I have learned something new from my colleagues that I had no idea about. Similarly, I’m also part of some external groups across Microsoft community and this puts me into contact with Microsoft partners and employees.  Yammer has been an immense learning platform for me that extends my networks outside of my own work colleagues.” Helen Blunden, Australia http://activatelearning.com.au/2019/08/my-top-10-tools-for-learning-2/
  • “Yammer is the Enterprise Social Network at the company I work for, so I use a lot to get to know what is going on there, share what I`ve done and what is relevant to the groups. As well as the Linkedin it enables serendipity since what I receive on my feed isn`t under my control.” Knowledge Management Specialist, Brazil
  • “Easy to share, stay updated and get answers from community.” Senior Portfolio Manager, Sweden
  • “Social learning within my own work team and wider teams. Effective for efficient sharing of what and how.” Head of Learning, Australia
  • “Shared learning platform.” Organisational Development Manager, UK
  • “ESN, sharing short Infos, hints, links” Senior Consultant, Germany

How to use Yammer for Learning

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Yammer for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

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