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The SharePoint community is sorta awesome

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I’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. 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 saturdayAnd 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.

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. Visio and SharePoint – Ian White from Microsoft.

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.

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.

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

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Rio Salado College is the largest online public community college in the nation with nearly 47,000 students online with a total of nearly 70,000 students. I’m the CIO and Vice President of Information Services at Rio Salado College. What do you use SharePoint for? We have three different installations of SharePoint. That’s a large installation of SharePoint.

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?

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.

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.

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. 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 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. See Learning Community, Peers and Outside Experts for more description of possible design elements.

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.

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”.

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?

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

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Big win still with the communities tied to not only groups but also specific courses. 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. 100% independent. No spin.

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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.

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.

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.

Measuring Social Learning with Assessments at SharePoint Saturday Belgium

SharePoint and Assessment

Bart Hendrickx recently talked at SharePoint Saturday Belgium on Measuring Social Learning with Assessments. I’m pleased to share his slides courtesy of SlideShare and BIWUG (Belux Information Workers Group). Jonathan Lightfoot’s presentation on “Don’t let your training fall off a cliff” about use of SharePoint My Sites. Community 70+20+10 Belgium Slideshare Social learning

Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

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. Commentary Community 70+20+10 Berlin European SharePoint Conference Informal learning SharePoint Social learningView more presentations from Questionmark.

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. HP used SharePoint and saved US$7,500 per learner vs formal training and got better reaction from their users. Cisco and Chrysler do not use SharePoint, but the case studies prompt the idea that using SharePoint for a site aimed at certification takers is a promising route.

Measuring Social Learning with Assessments at SharePoint Saturday Belgium

SharePoint and Assessment

Bart Hendrickx recently talked at SharePoint Saturday Belgium on Measuring Social Learning with Assessments. I’m pleased to share his slides courtesy of SlideShare and BIWUG (Belux Information Workers Group). Presentation decks shared on SlideShare seem a great way of learning, here are some other good, recent slide shows: Dave Coleman’s blog entry and slide show on moving from Blackboard to SharePoint at a university. Jonathan Lightfoot’s presentation on “Don’t let your training fall off a cliff” about use of SharePoint My Sites. View more presentations from BIWUG. Enjoy!

Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

Here are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to your specific interests. For example you could personalize your email to include the topic “SharePoint” and then you’d get a daily or weekly email on SharePoint related e-learning blog entries. Commentary Community Bamboo elearninglearning Google LinkedIn RSS Twitter

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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Badges, badges everywhere but not a drop to drink

SharePoint and Assessment

One of the potentially exciting improvements in SharePoint 2013 is badges. These allow you to assign reputation to users of community sites – but how do they stack up? Potentially they could be a great boon in SharePoint for learning – by giving accreditation and recognition to learners. Like many, I’m still getting to grips with the strengths and weaknesses of SharePoint 2013.

Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

Here are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to your specific interests. For example you could personalize your email to include the topic “SharePoint” and then you’d get a daily or weekly email on SharePoint related e-learning blog entries. Google Alerts is another great service – you just go to www.google.com/alerts and put in your search query, for example “SharePoint Assessments” and your email address, you’ll get an email with links any day that Google indexes something that covers your query. .  .

SharePoint Update

Tony Karrer

SharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0 This is a great opportunity to hear lots of examples of what they are doing with SharePoint around Corporate Learning in a wide variety of organizations. Live Sessions: Tuesday March 10, 8 - 10 AM Pacific Thursday March 12, 8 - 9 AM Pacific Community discussion will occur in between. Community members contribute their own unique experience and draw from the group’s collective intelligence using all the tools that web 2.0 Register Here.

Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

Two weeks ago I volunteered to write a few scripts for videos on using SharePoint for a common workplace collaborative task. Changing Workplace Community Conferences Tools and Technology Video ProductionYet another reason to love my network, but also a reminder to check in. So here is a brief, off-the-top-of-my-head summary of what’s going on. look forward to your thoughts.

SharePoint and Assessments blog featured on Elearninglearning.com

SharePoint and Assessment

The eLearning Learning community is a community website which collects and organizes the best information on the web about eLearning. subscribe to their daily feed emails to keep an eye on what is happening in eLearning, and I’m pleased that this blog is now featured in the community and will be organized and communicated about with other useful eLearning blogs. The eLearning Learning community is a unique resource as it aggregates a wide range of eLearning blogs and also categorizes them by content so you can easily find articles on LinkedIn, Flash or … SharePoint.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

From there we move up to the community level. Communities are large, so we need to start having subgroups, and profiles become important. There’s also probably a need to save community-specific resources like documents and job aids, so there may be a portal function as well. Also enterprise wide portal tools like Sharepoint. Yeah, my life is exciting ;).

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

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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? → SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! This entry was posted in Commentary , Quiz , SharePoint 2010 and tagged SharePoint 2010. Bookmark the permalink.

SharePoint and Assessments blog featured on Elearninglearning.com

SharePoint and Assessment

The eLearning Learning community is a community website which collects and organizes the best information on the web about eLearning. subscribe to their daily feed emails to keep an eye on what is happening in eLearning, and I’m pleased that this blog is now featured in the community and will be organized and communicated about with other useful eLearning blogs. The eLearning Learning community is a unique resource as it aggregates a wide range of eLearning blogs and also categorizes them by content so you can easily find articles on LinkedIn, Flash or … SharePoint.

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

And this also helps me work on making my eLearning Prediction #11 - Micro Virtual Conferences come true.) We will be starting with the topic: SharePoint in Corporate Learning Live Sessions: Tuesday March 10, 8 - 10 AM Pacific Thursday March 12 from 8 - 9 AM Pacific Community discussion will occur in between. The first day will be several presenters showing and telling what they've done with SharePoint. The second day is discussion and conclusions. A lot of what will be shown is described at a high level in Using SharePoint and Examples of eLearning 2.0.

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

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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. One of the benefits of a collaboration space like SharePoint is that many people can share and upload content. SharePoint doesn’t have to look like the above screen show with left and top navigation.

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.

SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

SharePoint and Assessment

Happy birthday SharePoint 2010 – today a year ago on May 12th 2010, Microsoft launched SharePoint 2010. Microsoft described the launch as “the biggest release we’ve ever done of SharePoint” and there was much mention of its social networking capabilities and of being able to build “ a collaborative learning community using the latest technologies”. Our sister blog at questionmark.com has a fun quiz on SharePoint 2010 to celebrate SharePoint 2010’s birthday – to take the quiz, go to ttp://blog.questionmark.com/happy-birthday-sharepoint-2010.