73 – Yammer

DOWN 37 places

Microsoft’s Enterprise Social Networking platform

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

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 72
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 44
Top 100 Tools for

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 73 2019: 36 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 tools

“This is were the company where I work hosts our communities of practice! Great sharing and discovery space” Alexildo Vaz, Knowledge Management Analyst, Brazil, 2020

“This year I’ve gone back to using Yammer to host the online workshops I run – since it as it is all about the social experience; people interacting and learning from one another. I do prefer the conversation threading there than on Slack. And by using Yammer, participants can see how valuable a platform it is to underpin both informal and formal social learning and collaboration in the workplace, and that they really don’t need a separate social learning platform. Using an enterprise social network or collaboration platform means that learning and work are fully integrated.” Jane Hart, UK, 2020

“Social learning within my own work team and wider teams. Effective for efficient sharing of what and how.” Head of Learning, Australia, 2019

“Shared learning platform.” Organisational Development Manager, UK, 2019

Quick Guide to Yammer 

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

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