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SharePoint in Office 365: the Good, the Bad, the Brilliant and the Ugly

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Commentary SharePoint in the Cloud Blogs Migration Office 365 Questionmark Review SharePoint Online Wikis Windows Live WriterWhat is Office 365 SharePoint Online like when you use it for real? And what potential application does it have for helping in learning? My company has been using Office 365 in anger for a month or so now, here is a review of the SharePoint component from a general business user perspective with a bias to using it for learning. The Good. Most of the good points come from standard SharePoint: Make site and pages easily. Set up lists to track things. Search. The Bad.

New white paper : 14 uses for Assessment in SharePoint

SharePoint and Assessment

Questionmark have just published a free white paper, Learning and Assessment on SharePoint. And although focused on Questionmark assessments, it should also be interesting to anyone delivering assessments from SharePoint. Commentary SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010 SharePoint in the Cloud Questionmark White paperfound writing the white paper a great way of working with colleagues to put the informal ideas shared on this blog into a more formal document. You can download the white paper here. Enjoy!

New white paper : 14 uses for Assessment in SharePoint

SharePoint and Assessment

Questionmark have just published a free white paper, Learning and Assessment on SharePoint. And although focused on Questionmark assessments, it should also be interesting to anyone delivering assessments from SharePoint. Commentary SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010 SharePoint in the Cloud Questionmark White paperfound writing the white paper a great way of working with colleagues to put the informal ideas shared on this blog into a more formal document. You can download the white paper here. Enjoy!

3 hot resources for best practice multiple-choice quizzing

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QuestionMark – David Glow and Jayme Frey independently pointed me to the wealth of resources on this website. QuestionMark is a business, granted, but they know what they’re talking about – a claim backed up by the fact they have a psychometrician on the payroll (cheers David) and I heard Eric Shepherd with my own ears at LearnX last year and was very impressed. 3.

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

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Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people.  This is the key difference. 

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people.  This is the key difference. 

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

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Another month, another trip to Orlando it seems and last week had me attending two different shows down near the Mouse House; Learning Solutions 2011 and CTIA Wireless 2011. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. Questionmark Mobile App s from Questionmark. This first post will focus on LS2011 and I’ll post again on CTIA tomorrow. Storyline from Articulate.

Quiz on Office 365 SharePoint Online

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Male says: April 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm I agree, can’t wait until Office 365 goes live for production sites. Reply Ivan Forward says: May 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm Totally agree, looks great! Quizzes help you learn and this is a blog on SharePoint and assessments, so here is a quiz on the SharePoint Online component of Office 365. Have fun! Bookmark the permalink. It looks awesome!

Embed Quizzes in SharePoint to Engage your Learners: Thought Leader Interview with Peter Jochumzen

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No, we use Questionmark Perception for these. Why did you choose Questionmark to go with SharePoint? Most assessment systems aren’t as flexible in this respect as Questionmark are. The ability of telling Questionmark that you should pick, for example, one question from this folder randomly, and two questions from that folder randomly, was very useful for us. Definitely.

So what do we mean by assessments anyway?

SharePoint and Assessment

The white paper is available for free download (with registration) from the Questionmark website. When one person talks about assessments, they might mean something different to someone else. Eric and I with another colleague have just published a white paper called Learning and Assessment on SharePoint. For more information, check out the white paper. Commentary Assessment White paper

So what do we mean by assessments anyway?

SharePoint and Assessment

The white paper is available for free download (with registration) from the Questionmark website. When one person talks about assessments, they might mean something different to someone else. Eric and I with another colleague have just published a white paper called Learning and Assessment on SharePoint. For more information, check out the white paper. Commentary Assessment White paper

M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

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Questionmark has an iPad and iPhone app, but for whatever reason, if you type in “quiz&# or “assessment&# , they do not show up. As I write on my iPad, thoughts swirl abound. With all these vendors talking about their solution and its capabilities on mobile devices, it should be easy to find an app for that. Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid.  It shouldn’t matter. If your telling me your solution is mobile ready, then all I should need to do is go iTunes or Android and find your app.  Even better.

What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, Day 1

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Most of it I knew already as Questionmark uses Office 365, but there were some ideas particularly on charting that I want to experiment with. Here’s an update from  from the stimulating European SharePoint Conference in Berlin. There are 800 attendees, a lot of vendors (3 exhibit halls) and many interesting people to talk to. Visio and SharePoint – Ian White from Microsoft.

SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

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The same is true of adding an assessment system like Questionmark on top, it links in with everything else you’ve got going. Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Ray, what do you do at Microsoft? I’ve worked in education IT for 25 years, and for the last 5 years, I’ve been with Microsoft. think that’s changing.

Want to use Office 365 for learning? Four ways to use assessments within Office 365

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Several programs let you do this, including Questionmark Perception. With Office 365 launched this week, here are four easy ways to include an assessment – quiz, test, exam or survey – within Office 365. These methods all work with SharePoint Online, the SharePoint component of Office 365. 1. Use a SharePoint survey. SharePoint has a native survey capability.

Why choose SharePoint for Education? Thought Leader Interview with Dave Coleman

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Questionmark ( www.questionmark.com ) provide software for tests and quizzes online that fits into SharePoint. Dave is a Microsoft MVP and has been working with SharePoint in education for nearly a decade. talked to him about why people choose SharePoint as a learning platform in schools, colleges and universities. Dave, what is your background in SharePoint? I’ve been using SharePoint in Twynham School in the UK since 2003. So we’re quite mature with the platform. played around previously with SharePoint 2001 as well. That was unusual, shall we say! prefer the term learning platform.

New job at Tulser Business Improvers!

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Stoas facilitated me a lot in my final thesis project on Net-Generation learners. I’ve started my career at Stoas as a Questionmark Perception trainer/ consultant.  In that role I’ve done some very exciting projects at for example the Dutch Ministry of Defense. After that I gradually moved away from my Questionmark specialty and got a broader perspective in my learning technology consulting role. I am excited to announce that I’ll be working with Tulser Business Improvers , beginning at the 1st of march! Stoas Learning. Tulser Business Improvers.

Ten companies who publicize they use SharePoint for corporate.

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Here are ten examples of companies, all gathered from public information on the Internet: British Telecom , a large UK telecommunications company, started a Dare2Share project using SharePoint to encourage its employees to share and learn. Citibank use many other systems for internal training, but also use SharePoint. National Australia Bank is one of Australia’s largest financial institutions.

Call assessments from Office 365, authenticating via Active Directory

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Yes – see below a screenshot of me logging into an Office 365 site and being presented with a list of assessments to take that are scheduled to me in Questionmark Perception. Integrating with SharePoint Online, the Office 365 version of SharePoint, can be challenging as Microsoft have prevented most server-to-server communication. Does it work in practice?

Integrating with SharePoint : Intranet to Internet

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Steve Lay is an assessment software expert with a CV that includes working at Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge and Questionmark as well as chairing the IMS Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) team for 5 years. As Integration Products Owner at Questionmark this subject is close to my heart. He’s worked with Blackboard, Moodle and Sakai as well as SharePoint and in this guest post, shares his perspective on SharePoint. So why was I surprised? What set SharePoint apart in those days was its role as a development tool. SharePoint as an LMS.

SharePoint and Assessments session at SharePoint Europe in Berlin

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→ SharePoint and Assessments session at European SharePoint Conference in Berlin Posted on May 5, 2011 by johnkleeman I’m pleased that I’ve been chosen as one of the speakers at the European SharePoint Conference 2011 in Berlin in October 2011. It looks a great conference with lots of other fascinating sessions. And Bernd Schoepplein is speaking on knowledge management.

Pushing results into SharePoint from an Assessment System using.

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Ten companies who publicize they use SharePoint for corporate training → Pushing results into SharePoint from an Assessment System using Email Posted on April 5, 2011 by johnkleeman I’ve been looking at ways of getting results from assessments into a SharePoint list. Questionmark Perception (like many other assessment systems) can send an email at end of test.

Using SharePoint for long term retention of assessment results.

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→ Using SharePoint for long term retention of assessment results Posted on March 24, 2011 by johnkleeman Some organizations keep records of assessment results for several years, typically for compliance or auditing reasons. There are lots of ways of using SharePoint as a document repository, from simply uploading files to using the Records Center. Bookmark the permalink.

Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments

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View more presentations from Questionmark. Here are the slides from my presentation at the European SharePoint Conference in Berlin last week. The key message is that the way we learn in the workplace is changing rapidly with the 70+20+10 model of learning, and that SharePoint (with assessments) is a key enabler for formal and informal learning in the workplace. Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments. To see some notes on each slide, you can also view the presentation directly in SlideShare.

Using SharePoint for certification support

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They’ve found it a faster way to get information to the dealers and helpful to build a community. Hewlett Packard built an Enterprise Sales Fitness Center aimed at sales professionals with discussion boards, surveys and more. HP used SharePoint and saved US$7,500 per learner vs formal training and got better reaction from their users. Bookmark the permalink. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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However, with ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011, starting next week, I’m going to hold off until after TK11, to write on virtual worlds. Questionmark. Saba Software – March 2011 – Review of Learning, Connect & Performance. I was planning on writing about emerging technology and virtual worlds. What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Demonstrations are crucial, whether it is a 30 minute one, with an audience or one on one, with a potential customer.  Learning Trade Shows. The Good.

Six Stimulating Summer SharePoint Stories

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post by Steve Lay on the Questionmark blog: I wandered lonely as a virtual machine – with apologies to William Wordsworth. For those of you enjoying the Northern Hemisphere summer sunshine and not keeping track of the world of SharePoint and Learning, here are some interesting articles published recently: Phil Hill has written an excellent, long post Emerging Trends in LMS / Ed Tech Market on the e-Literate blog. UIs and other disruption. think SharePoint is part of this disruption too, and his article is thoughtful and insightful. More general is a beautifully titled (I’m jealous!)

How to get someone to edit a SharePoint page for the very first.

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Posted on March 31, 2011 by johnkleeman If you’re presenting on SharePoint, it can be a great idea to give attendees the opportunity to practice. Here is what I did at  the Questionmark user conference , in case it helps others with similar needs. An advantage of this was that it let me set up generic users with easy-to-type passwords. secret”) and made them “Contributor” users.

The futures market

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The only major players I saw were SmartBoard and QuestionMark Perception - perhaps this is a clue about the success of the trade exhibition. It was very refreshing to see the set up of LearnTEC in Karlsruhe, Germany this week. The ensuing discussion heated up the blogosphere for a while, with vendors defending their various positions, and practitioners giving their own views.

Why Assessments and SharePoint go together | SharePoint and.

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for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About Easily include a knowledge check assessment on a SharePoint page with the Page Viewer Web Part → Why Assessments and SharePoint go together Posted on January 24, 2011 by johnkleeman SharePoint use is rising in Learning, Training and Compliance. Bookmark the permalink. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! | SharePoint and Assessment Blog

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Posted on May 12, 2011 by johnkleeman HC6MWPHNQCZE Happy birthday SharePoint 2010 – today a year ago on May 12th 2010, Microsoft launched SharePoint 2010. for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About ← SharePoint and Assessments session at European SharePoint Conference in Berlin SharePoint for Social Learning : Hero or Villain? Bookmark the permalink.

Easily include a knowledge check assessment on a SharePoint page.

SharePoint and Assessment

Almost all Questionmark Perception version 5 assessments will autosize into SharePoint, and you may be able to use assessments from other places. For example, this is a URL to a Questionmark Perception quiz on embedding assessments : https://ondemand.questionmark.com/tryout/delivery/open.php?name=demo&session=8011969456495663. In fact it genuinely just takes a minute.

78% of Universities use SharePoint but mostly not for learning.

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This could be the start of a trend towards more use of SharePoint with supporting software in higher education. Anecdotally I’m hearing that universities and colleges in North America and Europe are also using SharePoint heavily, but I’d love to hear of statistics if anyone knows of them. This entry was posted in Commentary and tagged College , Prevalence , University. Bookmark the permalink.

Pass a name from SharePoint 2010 to an assessment program using.

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SharePoint 2010 has a Client Object Model which allows much more sophisticated JavaScript programming, and here is the JavaScript to do this in SharePoint 2010. Thanks to Mike Smith of techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com for putting me on the right track to find this.) session=4926440230031788&name= + user.get_loginName(); document.getElementById( "myframe" ).src=source; Bookmark the permalink.

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