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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. started in learning technology developing and then managing a product called Ingenium (Jim and I first met back then) at a company called Meliora Systems. We sold that company to Asymetrix. We took that company public in 1998 and rebranded it as Click2learn.

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. started in learning technology developing and then managing a product called Ingenium (Jim and I first met back then) at a company called Meliora Systems. We sold that company to Asymetrix. We took that company public in 1998 and rebranded it as Click2learn.

What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, Day 1

SharePoint and Assessment

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. Wish we’d had time to hear more.

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?

FREE Alternative to SharePoint

LearnDash

For those of us in the learning community, we know that the courses, training documents, and other files can become very large in a short amount of time. For those of you that don't know, SharePoint is a site that allows you to upload various documents according to a pre-determined file structure.  Now, wouldn't it be great to get SharePoint for free? Tweet.

Six keys to success for leveraging SharePoint in your Learning Infrastructure

SharePoint and Assessment

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.

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. How is the Dare2Share programme going? Is it useful?

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. How is the Dare2Share programme going? Is it useful?

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

SharePoint and Assessment

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.

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

SharePoint and Assessment

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. Do you work for the school or for an independent company? actually work in the school, I’m employed by the school, but we have a SharePoint consultancy business inside the school.

Integrating with SharePoint : Intranet to Internet

SharePoint and Assessment

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.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Big win still with the communities tied to not only groups but also specific courses. Pricing is mid-tier. #5 BizLibrary – Company College. 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.

SharePoint and Assessments session at European SharePoint Conference in Berlin

SharePoint and Assessment

I’m pleased that I’ve been chosen as one of the speakers at the European SharePoint Conference 2011 in Berlin in October 2011. My session is called “Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments”. SharePoint is one of the key enablers of this move, with its widespread use for blogging, wikis and document repositories.

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The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Interestingly, because the founders and senior execs of specialist LMS companies are typically so deeply invested in the market they serve, it’s not unusual for them to participate actively in the sales process. Walls, user profiles, friends, who’s online, community pages, share content, polls, star rankings, “wall of fame” features are all popular.  Not anymore.

Why Assessments and SharePoint go together | SharePoint and.

SharePoint and Assessment

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. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

Sharepoint for Learning and Communication: How can corporate learning and development staff use it more effectively?

Bottom-Line Performance

What does Hoarders have to do with Sharepoint collaboration spaces and training? Don’t get me wrong, SharePoint is tool that can work to support learning quite well. Most of us have easy access to it at our companies and so it seems like we should be doing something with it - we’re just not sure what. One of the shows I catch occasionally is Hoarders on A&E.

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager #astdl20

Learning Visions

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager with Jim Storer (@jimstorer) of The Community Roundtable Community = shared purpose, common needs Even if you think you’re doing something in private, it is discoverable and you could be outed. Ultimately not that private… Community Manager: Internal evangelizing is a full time job – people who are community managers and doing brown bag lunches, getting people on board – needs to be someone who’s good at getting in front of a group, someone who’s good at experimenting A Community Manager is a relationship manager.

Cooperation in the networked workplace

Learning and Working on the Web

Cooperative competencies of 1) sharing openly; 2) communicating effectively in communities & networks; and 3) contributing to knowledge networks; are often given less attention by management than the more job-focused collaborative competencies. Yammer or the SharePoint newsfeed?”  For these companies, no networked productivity tool suite will help.

#DL10 High Impact Learning Communities Pt 3

In the Middle of the Curve

Some tools being considered by the audience - Jive, Sharepoint, Online forums, Saba, Jambok, Salesforce, Webex Connect, Cubetree, Ning, Moodle, Wordpress, Documentum, Google Apps, Listserv Remember to create purpose - Who, what and why of community. Marketing your learning community - creating buy-in is similar to internal marketing. (distracted trying to get work stuff done) Keep the learner (needs + context of the learner) in mind when designing a social learning solution. Goal: get your learner to CRAVE knowledge - Internal marketing mission critical. NOTHING in between.

Do you know your E-learning Buckets?

Integrated Learnings

It is often the bane of the learning community because everyone has experienced a bad disengaging page turner that puts them to sleep. In the past I've used systems like wikis, Lotus Notes, and SharePoint to serve as knowledge management systems. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. By Jonathan Shoaf. I've discovered recently I don't like the term e-learning. This is because I recently had to go through the process of understanding what salary you pay someone who is an e-learning developer.

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Profile of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

The company has 1500 employees based in more than 100 offices across the country, with 600 based at the head office and around 1000 customer-facing. This allows them to take a look round, meet other new hires, find out what the company is all about and hear about plans for the future. For this profile we turn to Rob Bartlett from Farm Credit in Canada. learning architects

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Unless you are discussing company policy that is not open for discussion (and I would ask you, why in the world are you hosting a class?) – allow and embrace debate. You can do this using a variety of very easy to use (and set-up) tools – Free tools such as Diigo , Tumblr , FaceBook, Blogger, PBWiki or Enterprise tools such as SharePoint, Jive , Yammer or SocialCast.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Social media communities can now create communities for external learners – customers, resellers, technicians. Used Microsoft SharePoint – blogs, wikis, messaging, polls, surveys, RSS feeds (get alerted when content is updated). SharePoint) – profiles, tags, ratings Private social networks: yammer (widely used in corporate world – over 100,00 corporate users!) Why companies consider blocking it, but should also be a place for companies to consider going… 40% of users are 35+ – the demographic has changed!) It’s now available on demand as it’s needed.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

Companies are shutting down operations, restructuring, and downsizing. How can you ensure your A-Team is prepared to help guide your company through these anxious times? Here are a few ideas: Use wikis, blogs, or even Twitter (perhaps with a unique hashtag) to build virtual communities of practice. New post Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget on Obsidian Learning.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Strategy" Fails Corollary: if you have SharePoint installed, you will be using SharePoint a lot more this year. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. I've argued that many training organizations and eLearning companies look and act like publishers. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

When the personal tools in your mobile phone are more empowering than what your company provides or approves for your projects, how can you be saved from devastating market forces? See Learning Community, Peers and Outside Experts for a very interesting model around this. SaaS will dominate SharePoint integration with Learning Management will be a big topic. You can’t.

Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

The company has 1500 employees based in more than 100 offices across the country, with 600 based at the head office and around 1000 customer-facing. This allows them to take a look round, meet other new hires, find out what the company is all about and hear about plans for the future. For this profile, we turn to Rob Bartlett, from Farm Credit in Canada. learning architects

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

Access to Experts: ask questions, get guidance A directory of experts in your org (could be Sharepoint). Portal Search Engine knowledge base, communities, courses xAPI Learning Record Store Analytics/reports Newsfeeds How do we create ecosystem solutions? Steve shares an example from a healthcare company that built off structured learning, performance support and knowledge management. Communications company: wanted to change their culture to move towards more of a solutions selling company -- where selling suites of products and solutions. The six components?

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Learning and Working on the Web

All of the larger organizations have and use Sharepoint. Forrester research report -  The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Office 365 Midsize Customers – describes these collaboration needs of mid-size companies: “Everyone being able to work in a collaborative environment is essential. We can work smarter and fewer hours.”. “We are a knowledge company.

EMC Proven Professional Roundup Week Ending November 14, 2010

Adventures in Corporate Education

Here are some of the highlights from the past week in the Proven  Professional Community: Miss a past issue of the Proven Professional Update? We’ve posted them in the Proven Professionals Only community ! We had a couple of community members ask this question this week. Nice post from SharePoint in the Private Cloud that touches on the silos that exist currently in the data center (and how we’re gonna have to do something about that as we virtualize everything!). Not to worry! Access issues ? Access issues ? What do you think? Cloud.

Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

Communities of practice have been established for more 12 years, with well-defined policies and systems. Learning through blogging Blogging is possible within the firewall using SharePoint, but hasn’t taken off in any significant fashion. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. profiles

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An Enterprise Communities of Practies Engine: Newsgator Aquires Tomoye

Learning on the Leading Edge

Two of the leading providers for employee communities and Enterprise 2.0, have followed both of these companies closely for some time, and I think this combination has tremendous potential. Tomoye was an early entrant into the space and has been very successful – especially in the public sector – as a “community of practice” platform. communities currently underway within the U.S. There are obvious common points between the companies. Today, companies are starting to address the practical aspects of these questions. David

An Enterprise Communities of Practies Engine: Newsgator Aquires Tomoye

Learning on the Leading Edge

Two of the leading providers for employee communities and Enterprise 2.0, have followed both of these companies closely for some time, and I think this combination has tremendous potential. Tomoye was an early entrant into the space and has been very successful – especially in the public sector – as a “community of practice” platform. communities currently underway within the U.S. There are obvious common points between the companies. Today, companies are starting to address the practical aspects of these questions. David

An Enterprise Communities of Practies Engine: Newsgator Aquires Tomoye

Learning on the Leading Edge

Two of the leading providers for employee communities and Enterprise 2.0, have followed both of these companies closely for some time, and I think this combination has tremendous potential. Tomoye was an early entrant into the space and has been very successful – especially in the public sector – as a “community of practice” platform. communities currently underway within the U.S. There are obvious common points between the companies. Today, companies are starting to address the practical aspects of these questions. David