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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. 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. Now, wouldn't it be great to get SharePoint for free? Tweet.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Big win still with the communities tied to not only groups but also specific courses. 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. No spin. Pluses.

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. 98% of its customers are software companies that need a better way to train their customers. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Not anymore. link]. Conclusion.

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.

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? I do think the language of communities and networks and community manager are going to get a lot of attention and grow in importance as a knowledge sharing and learning solution. 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?

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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Nashville Notes: The Power of Lectora at the LUC 2015


Going Beyond the Basics with Lectora – Angel Tracy, Grays Harbor Community Hospital. JavaScript Integration for Beginners – Becky Goldberg, Travelers Companies. Specific applications include controlling content based on date, determining browser size, and posting content to SharePoint lists. Want to use Lectora to make your modules more entertaining and sensational? Blog LUC

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

As social media technology continues to change and grow in popularity, companies will need to consider strategies to leverage its use in the workplace. Other online communities (e.g. Additionally, companies are considering and using these new technologies to help collect and manage knowledge across the organization. Many companies have begun investing in and implementing their own internal social media tools, such as Microsoft’s SharePoint , to encourage team collaboration. Let’s first review the term, “social media.” tools (e.g., blogs, wikis, YouTube).

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Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

Community&# which was built on SharePoint architecture. Community&# in the middle and blogs, wikis, discussion board, social bookmarking, and user-generated content surrounding it.). Not surprisingly, they used their company name + ‘pedia’). And, I’m probably about to come off the same way here. That’s not an apology. I yam what I yam. A lot.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

My must-reads include David Snowden on complexity, George Siemens on network learning, Jonah Lehrer on neuroscience, Steven Denning on management practice, Nancy White on building communities, Dan Pontefract on collaborative culture, and Ross Dawson on living networks. Example: sharepoint. Tony recently set up a company, Aggregage, to make the technology publicly available.

Social Collaboration and JIT Learning

CLO Magazine

” Jason Corsello, vice president of corporate development and strategy for talent management software company Cornerstone OnDemand, said social collaboration — the ability to find and connect with experts in the organization — is a growing trend. The company also has implemented a SharePoint site called SI Connect, which allows employees to search for and contact experts who might be able to help with specific projects or share lessons learned Social learning technology enables users to search and connect with the appropriate people at the point of need.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Learning initiatives are not altruistic for companies. Karl: A recent (2008) ASTD/Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) study revealed that more than 70 percent of the knowledge that employees acquire comes from informal learning experiences but that 78% of the companies allocate less than 10% of their budget for informal learning. Wrong format. Second, we use the tools.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

using different types of devices in multitudes of languages across diverse geographies are sure to drive awareness in mobile learning and generate interest from organizations of all sizes seeking to achieve their own successes and become more innovative in the way the train and support their ever-mobile learning communities. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #2.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

Of the companies I’ve worked for or currently consult with, very few have a robust Knowledge Management System (KMS) where those with the knowledge can easily share that knowledge with others. There is one e-learning company, QuickLessons , that is seeing this trend too, and they developed a product that I think organizations should take notice of and consider – Izzui. Before you know it, you have a community of learners sharing knowledge with one another, and it doesn’t take much. Anytime my daughter asks a question like, “What do starfish eat?” In comes the KMSs again.

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You work for a company and may be asked to guide the process to develop a platform. But what are really the options you have for online community platforms and how you do it right choices? This is not bad if everyone feels at home there, but it gives less the feeling of a home for the community or group. sharepoint ) What is it? Situation 2: Now at work. Possibility 1.

Closing Out 2014 With Learning Reflection

Nick Leffler

As I was trying to gain traction with mobile help overlays in my organization, I also was thinking about their importance in the overall L&D community. That almost definitely rules out the SharePoint search functionality. The problem is there is no clarity in that way of sending a message through the company. Too much. On With The Show. The reason I made it more prolific?

What to Do With a Broken LMS

CLO Magazine

In 2010, data storage company EMC had a working LMS, but its user interface was tough to operate and not intuitive, so the company decided to invest in a new learning portal. Moodle is a VLE designed to support learning in the academic community. However, if the company can benefit from the innovative capabilities of a modern LMS, it will reap ROI. • The No.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Imagine a senior executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Fast Company already told him brainpower has become the engine of innovation. Front-running companies are installing social networks such as Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, SharePoint, Ideo and HootSuite like there’s no tomorrow. Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Of course, you can try to improve those percentages through: Incentives or requirements (students must blog - it's graded) Community cohesion Focus (short time frame, limited topic) Integrated as natural activity and other adoption models. Agenda - Meeting agendas are a good common editing needs Company Directory / People Pages - Another easy place to start. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. Provide the content. Choose the top 3-5.

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eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

Social Learning Communities It was interesting that ASTD DC / Todd Slater has created a Ning community. My belief is that we are going to see lots of virtual communities created as it makes sense to aggregate outside of a local geography for common interests. If you are working for a company that falls in the first category (no social media please), its better that you install a Twitter mobile app on your cell phone and not use the office computer at all for tweeting. SharePoint We had some very interesting exchange around SharePoint.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. Below are some of the bloggers who are participating in the community and when you click on the link, it will show you the community page with them selected. As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0

Collaborative Learning: Strengthen Your Team

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Use SharePoint. Often training companies have Facebook or Twitter networks that they would love for you to join and add to the conversation. Respond to any questions thoroughly and promptly to foster a reciprocal community. by AJ George.   A group of your team members has just wrapped up some training. Wrong! The training itself is just the first step. Use Google Docs.

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Here are some terms that are getting more attention the first couple weeks this month (December 2008) include Social Media , eLearning Activity , Mobile Learning , Yugma , Slideshare , SharePoint , Twitter , 100 Conversations , Mzinga , and GeoLearning. It's also interesting to me to drill down another level on a couple of the companies to see what pops for them. The recent addition of related terms (relationship factors) in eLearning Learning that show what how related terms are to a given result set provides some interesting insights.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Corollary: if you have SharePoint installed, you will be using SharePoint a lot more this year. #3 What will happen to about 20% of the workplace learning professionals is that some VP/C level in your company will have their teenager or college age kid use one of these services and tell them about it. Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008. tools.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Corollary: if you have SharePoint installed, you will be using SharePoint a lot more this year. As far as companies who focus on creating strategies around eLearning 2.0 tools.

New OneNote and Education Blog

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Here is a brief description from Mike: "Because there are so many things happening right now with OneNote and education, we wanted to start this blog to have a dialog with the education community, as well as share ideas, resources, and gather feedback from teachers, students and faculty. Many companies, including Microsoft, are delivering eLearning solutions using OneNote." AND Microsoft is actually seeing the eLearning community as a market. AND the Sharepoint Learning Kit. I must say that I am very hopeful about OneNote.

GE TV: Elliott Masie on the Future of Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

You look at SharePoint, an incredibly sophisticated product from Microsoft, and probably the most abandoned technology in the universe. Not because SharePoint is bad, it’s like a whiteboard, you can make it interesting or not. The worst thing was one company which said ‘We think social learning is everything!’ I’d love to be invited to some boards of directors of companies.

Snake Oil 2.0: Lipstick on a pig

Jay Cross

Several large LMS companies added “informal learning&# to their sales shticks this week. have huge user communities and encompass social learning activities such as employee on-boarding, internal collaboration and expertise location. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies. platform. It’s a joke.).