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SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?

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In today’s corporate world, you can not toss a rock in any direction without someone mentioning SharePoint as the glorious solution for social learning and in many cases a LMS. The first thing to realize is that SharePoint is not an out of the box solution, nor turnkey by any stretch of the imagination. Sure, Sony has found great success with SharePoint, but take a look at the resources available to them. SharePoint can be a wonderful solution for the right reqs, but first and foremost, SharePoint is a content management system. It depends. Dragon Alert!

Adobe RoboHelp: Using SharePoint for Version Control

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In a previous article I showed you how you can use SharePoint to host a shared review. You'll be happy to learn that with RoboHelp 10, you can also use SharePoint for version control. Prepare SharePoint for Version Control. On the SharePoint site, add a new library. Your SharePoint administrator can help you with this. by Willam Van Weelden. Click here.

Adobe RoboHelp: SharePoint Shared Review

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Many companies use SharePoint for team collaboration. And with Adobe's Technical Communication Suite , you can use SharePoint to centrally store all reviews. Prepare SharePoint. Before you can use SharePoint for Shared Review, you have to create a workspace with at least one document library to store the reviews. Your SharePoint administrator can help you with this.

SharePoint as an LMS: Who Knew? by Amber Rasmussen

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Many organizations have made significant investments in SharePoint for its content management capabilities. Yet SharePoint. is underutilized by the majority of these organizations as a learning management system, an application in which it offers. significant benefits. This article gives a snapshot of these for your consideration. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Systems Management

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

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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.  Like blogging with WordPress or Blogger, a blog within SharePoint is easy enough to set up.  Commentary 70+20+10 Blogs Informal learning Julie Delazyn Microsoft SharePoint

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

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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.  Like blogging with WordPress or Blogger, a blog within SharePoint is easy enough to set up.  Commentary 70+20+10 Blogs Informal learning Julie Delazyn Microsoft SharePoint

The SharePoint community is sorta awesome

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Because of my current job – Product Marketing Manager for EMC’s Spanning Backup for Office 365, I’ve been reaching out to members of the Microsoft community. Y’all – the SharePoint people are just wicked cool. Office 365 #sharepint #SPSSA sharepoint saturdayI’ve been doing technical community building for a long time – I’d say about 9 years. know lots of people in the storage, virtualization, and cloud communities — you know, infrastructure stuff. And I love y’all, I really do. read more here.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Jim Federico of Microsoft on how Microsoft use SharePoint internally for learning. How does Microsoft use SharePoint for learning? believe we’re the world’s largest SharePoint implementation. From a training perspective, we use SharePoint in a few interesting ways. The screen shot to the right is of our SharePoint search experience.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Jim Federico of Microsoft on how Microsoft use SharePoint internally for learning. How does Microsoft use SharePoint for learning? believe we’re the world’s largest SharePoint implementation. From a training perspective, we use SharePoint in a few interesting ways. The screen shot to the right is of our SharePoint search experience.

SharePoint 15 will allow quizzes?

SharePoint and Assessment

It looks likely that the next version of SharePoint will allow you to make simple quizzes inside SharePoint, just like you can currently make surveys. It’s widely rumoured that SharePoint 15 (currently under wraps but expected out early in 2013) will have an education module – an addition to SharePoint that will allow courses, lessons, assignments and grades.

SharePoint 15 will allow quizzes?

SharePoint and Assessment

It looks likely that the next version of SharePoint will allow you to make simple quizzes inside SharePoint, just like you can currently make surveys. It’s widely rumoured that SharePoint 15 (currently under wraps but expected out early in 2013) will have an education module – an addition to SharePoint that will allow courses, lessons, assignments and grades.

Using Microsoft SharePoint as a Learning Ecosystem Solution by Susan Lovejoy-Storment

Learning Solutions Magazine

If SharePoint is already integrated into your business processes, have you considered whether it might be useful as a tool to. Here’s a simple three-step process for matching learning needs to SharePoint features. support learning and development? As an extensible collaboration platform, it may be well-suited to your needs for a. learning ecosystem. Learning Systems Management Training Strategies

SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

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Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Where do you see SharePoint being used in Education? In the UK, over 80% of universities are using SharePoint. Others are starting by using it as a tactical project, almost like using a shared drive, they just happen to use SharePoint instead.

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

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What is Office 365 SharePoint Online like when you use it for real? 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. Most of the good points come from standard SharePoint: Make site and pages easily. For example, I run our annual data security competency tests in my company, and use a SharePoint list to track when people are due for a test (see here for more on this). All the rest of SharePoint is there too. The Good.

Quiz on Office 365 SharePoint Online

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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. This entry was posted in Quiz , SharePoint in the Cloud and tagged Office 365. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! Have fun! Bookmark the permalink. It looks awesome!

FREE Alternative to SharePoint

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In some cases you may want to store your files for personal use to free up your diskdrive, while others of you may want to have a centralized place for your team to upload their files.  In either case, a perfect solution is Microsoft SharePoint, but to be honest, this isn't very practical for personal use and the price point can be quite high. Tweet. elearning free instructional design

What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, Day 1

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Here’s an update from  from the stimulating European SharePoint Conference in Berlin. Bjorn is the erstwhile CTO of FAST, the Enterprise search company bought by Microsoft and integrated into SharePoint. He spoke mainly about Microsoft and SharePoint rather than diving deeply into search, which would be fascinating to hear. Visio and SharePoint – Ian White from Microsoft.

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. The white paper covers SharePoint 2007 (including WSS and MOSS), SharePoint 2010 (including Foundation, Server and Enterprise) and Office 365’s SharePoint Online. 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 paperYou 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. The white paper covers SharePoint 2007 (including WSS and MOSS), SharePoint 2010 (including Foundation, Server and Enterprise) and Office 365’s SharePoint Online. 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 paperYou can download the white paper here. Enjoy!

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. In my post SharePoint Examples there are some great examples in the comments. In this post, I wanted to capture some of the patterns of use of SharePoint that seem to be emerging. Obviously, there is a spectrum of using SharePoint to support collaboration and using it to publish. were similar.

Six keys to success for leveraging SharePoint in your Learning Infrastructure

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GP Strategies is a quoted company in the performance management, training/learning and consultancy space and one of their specialisms is deploying SharePoint for informal, social and workplace learning. Here is a summary of what Bill suggests are the six keys to success for leveraging SharePoint within a corporate learning environment. Leverage SharePoint’s features.

SharePoint. Useful or useless for corporate learning?

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About 2 years ago I joined Xylos, I wanted to broaden my work and one of the systems I wanted to work with was SharePoint. How did you first get involved with SharePoint? My first contact with SharePoint (2003 version)was at U&I Learning. We needed to implement an internal knowledge platform and SharePoint was the tool we used. So the LMS runs on top of SharePoint?

SharePoint. Useful or useless for corporate learning?

SharePoint and Assessment

About 2 years ago I joined Xylos, I wanted to broaden my work and one of the systems I wanted to work with was SharePoint. How did you first get involved with SharePoint? My first contact with SharePoint (2003 version)was at U&I Learning. We needed to implement an internal knowledge platform and SharePoint was the tool we used. So the LMS runs on top of SharePoint?

SharePoint adopted faster than any other application I’ve ever seen!

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What do you use SharePoint for? We have three different installations of SharePoint. That’s a large installation of SharePoint. We also use SharePoint for our public facing website www.riosalado.edu and its CMS functions. If you go to the site, you probably wouldn’t realize that it is a SharePoint site, as our marketing department has heavily customized it.

I love SharePoint, so I love to answer questions

SharePoint and Assessment

After 3 days at the European SharePoint Conference, it’s been really enjoyable meeting people and learning in such an open and friendly environment. feel I’ve learned far more about SharePoint than I can ever retain! See also What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, day 1 for an earlier update from the conference.]. 1. How do SAP and SharePoint work together?

What’s a SharePoint Saturday like?

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It’s 6am in London on a Saturday morning, completely dark, no sign of dawn, the only sound I hear is an owl hooting. I’m off to SharePoint Saturday UK, set in the historic town of Nottingham (famous for persecuting Robin Hood, the outlaw noble who stole from the rich to give to the poor). SharePoint Saturdays are community events, free to attend, paid for by low-key sponsors.

Will learning in SharePoint benefit from the Experience API?

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Although many corporations and colleges, universities and schools use SharePoint for training and education, take-off for SharePoint in learning is still patchy. SharePoint 2013 looks like it will have some education capabilities, but Microsoft are keeping very quiet about them; for some analysis of the client object model in April here or see a November blog from Mike Smith here ). But I wonder if a new e-learning standard called the Experience API might have more impact in getting SharePoint used for learning, particularly in corporate training? or. I did this.

SharePoint Social Learning Experience

Tony Karrer

I had a great conversation last week that sparked an early stage idea for what I think would be a wonderful way for learning and development organizations to leverage SharePoint better. You can find more on this by going to the LearnTrends – SharePoint in Corporate Learning Recordings. Will it make the most sense as SharePoint 2010 begins to roll out into organizations?

How to remember what you’ve learned (at SharePoint conferences and everywhere)

SharePoint and Assessment

If you’re attending the SharePoint conference in Anaheim next week or the European SharePoint Conference later in October or any other conference, here’s a question for you: What is the best way to retain the information you learn for the long term? This obviously has application in delivering learning via SharePoint as well as helping oneself learn at conferences.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

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The best SharePoint LMS on the market.  Yes, there is a still market for SharePoint systems and I recommend finding a system already built on it, rather than doing it yourself (which many people do). Easy to use interface – which often does not happen with SharePoint LMSs. Works with SharePoint 2007 and 2010. No SaaS solution, but this is not unusual in the SharePoint market – I hope that changes. Hello from sunny Los Angeles. Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. No spin.

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How SharePoint and Assessments helped the Tooth Fairies one Christmas – a holiday tale

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Did you know the Fairies use SharePoint? Here’s a story about how SharePoint and Assessments came in handy one Christmas. Back when the world was small, it was easy for the Chief Tooth Fairy to keep track of all the children on paper cards, but now there are so many people in the world, she’s deployed SharePoint. She knew she had to do something, but what?

How SharePoint and Assessments helped the Tooth Fairies one Christmas – a holiday tale

SharePoint and Assessment

Did you know the Fairies use SharePoint? Here’s a story about how SharePoint and Assessments came in handy one Christmas. Back when the world was small, it was easy for the Chief Tooth Fairy to keep track of all the children on paper cards, but now there are so many people in the world, she’s deployed SharePoint. She knew she had to do something, but what?

How to use SharePoint to track annual competency tests: Part 1 – Lists

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This blog series will show how to do this in SharePoint, so your tracking is integrated with the rest of your organization’s IT. Here is one way to do this in a SharePoint list. 1. Create a new SharePoint list. Using a list in SharePoint improves a lot on using a spreadsheet or a wiki page to keep track of assessments. SAP LSO). Department or other location data.

Is there a business case for SharePoint in informal learning? Thought leader interview with BT’s Sundar Balasubramanian

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Director of Learning Solutions at BT, Sundar Balasubramanian, describes use of SharePoint for informal learning within BT and other companies and advises how to make a business case for using SharePoint for informal learning. How do you use SharePoint at BT? SharePoint is our knowledge management platform. SharePoint is really easy for anyone to use and create stuff.

Is there a business case for SharePoint in informal learning? Thought leader interview with BT’s Sundar Balasubramanian

SharePoint and Assessment

Director of Learning Solutions at BT, Sundar Balasubramanian, describes use of SharePoint for informal learning within BT and other companies and advises how to make a business case for using SharePoint for informal learning. How do you use SharePoint at BT? SharePoint is our knowledge management platform. SharePoint is really easy for anyone to use and create stuff.

SharePoint for Social Learning : Hero or Villain?

SharePoint and Assessment

I’ve just read an interesting blog entry by e-learning analyst Craig Weiss, titled “SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?”. Craig suggests that in the corporate world you cannot “toss a rock in any direction without someone mentioning SharePoint as the glorious solution for social learning”. I’m afraid this is definitely true on this blog! His conclusion : “SharePoint can be a solid social learning platform, but unless you understand the challenges and potential pitfalls ahead of time, then you might be in for a quite a surprise”.

SharePoint for Social Learning : Hero or Villain?

SharePoint and Assessment

I’ve just read an interesting blog entry by e-learning analyst Craig Weiss, titled “SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?”. Craig suggests that in the corporate world you cannot “toss a rock in any direction without someone mentioning SharePoint as the glorious solution for social learning”. I’m afraid this is definitely true on this blog! His conclusion : “SharePoint can be a solid social learning platform, but unless you understand the challenges and potential pitfalls ahead of time, then you might be in for a quite a surprise”.

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

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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. played around previously with SharePoint 2001 as well. actually work in the school, I’m employed by the school, but we have a SharePoint consultancy business inside the school. What is the key advantage of SharePoint for a school or college?

SharePoint Strong for Showing Student Scores?

SharePoint and Assessment

A common use of SharePoint is to let students/candidates log into SharePoint to find out their scores/grades from tests and exams. Where organizations have more complex needs, e.g. hierarchies of permissions in school districts or a large corporation, if you can define these in SharePoint, then they can flow down easily into who can see which results.

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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. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! Bookmark the permalink.

How to pass candidate name into an assessment from Office 365’s SharePoint Online

SharePoint and Assessment

Calling a quiz, survey or test from SharePoint? How do you do this from Office 365’s SharePoint Online? You could use a third party or in-house developed web part, but SharePoint Online restricts many web parts for security reasons. Here is how my SharePoint Online account is set up:  . These correspond to the first three lines of user information under My Settings.

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

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Peter, what do you do at Lund University? I am Director of E-communication and I work half-time as a Professor of Economics and half-time in e-learning projects. I am project leader for our learning platform at Lund University based on SharePoint called Live@Lund. Is SharePoint used in all departments? What do you see as the benefits of SharePoint for a University? Definitely.

Cheating on tests less likely if you use SharePoint?

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If so, might your test-takers be less likely to cheat if you deliver tests or exams embedded in SharePoint than in a standalone application? So given this, why might taking a test from SharePoint make it less likely that people cheat? The main reason is that in many organizations, you would not willingly give your SharePoint password to another person. Motivation. Opportunity.

Cheating on tests less likely if you use SharePoint?

SharePoint and Assessment

If so, might your test-takers be less likely to cheat if you deliver tests or exams embedded in SharePoint than in a standalone application? So given this, why might taking a test from SharePoint make it less likely that people cheat? The main reason is that in many organizations, you would not willingly give your SharePoint password to another person. Motivation. Opportunity.

Integrating with SharePoint : Intranet to Internet

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He’s worked with Blackboard, Moodle and Sakai as well as SharePoint and in this guest post, shares his perspective on SharePoint. My first real encounter with SharePoint was about 6 years ago when I was surprised to find that a small project pioneering the use of mobile devices in education had built a collaboration environment based on SharePoint. What set SharePoint apart in those days was its role as a development tool. SharePoint was a natural choice for developers who were already using a Microsoft platform to work on and who wanted to develop a website.

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