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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.

FREE Alternative to SharePoint


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. 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.

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.

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

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. A lot of what will be shown is described at a high level in Using SharePoint and Examples of eLearning 2.0. At the end of our Learn Trends conference last year, one of the comments was that we needed to do smaller versions in an on-going basis.

Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0 Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Web 2.0

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 ;).

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.

Microsoft Brings Back Free Clip Art…Sort Of

Rapid eLearning

Because of this many of you have been using the free stock images sites , the free images in the community , and downloading the free vector images which you can edit in PowerPoint. You can use the My Add-ins for Office and SharePoint page to retrieve it. Learn all sorts of tips & tricks in this fun community-based workshop. Free Clip Art via Pickit. Register here.

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. 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. It turns out that it varies dramatically depending on who you ask. Self-Paced Learning. Online Classroom. Simulations.

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12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

With their growing community, you can create and share innovation. View, edit, and share files online with your students through SharePoint and Office Web Apps. Microsoft Partners in Learning has created an abundance of resources for professionals and educators around the world to take new approaches to teaching and learning. Learning Suite by Microsoft. SkyDrive. Flashcards. Fotor.

Digital Assets Creates New Role for L&D Pros: The Content Curator

ATD Learning Technologies

Think: blogs, email, wikis, communities of practice. Think: SharePoint, Pinterest, YouTube, Yammer. Churning of Insight Counts on Community. For example, are you gathering resources in support of a personal project, creating a conference archive, or building a broad community that collaborates on at an industry level? In other words, we need content curators. For whom?

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. How about math?

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6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

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. Last week I wrote about the “6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use” Apparently I hit a nerve, but what’s important is we had some good debate.

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!) These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I I joined about 10 minutes late, so missed a bit!) It’s now available on demand as it’s needed.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

The example they cite sounds like actually hacking – but I believe that we are going to see more and more employees taking initiative to end run the barriers in order to leverage networks, communities, and tools that extend beyond the boundaries of the organization. See Learning Community, Peers and Outside Experts for a very interesting model around this. You can’t. It was terrible!

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

Here are a few ideas: Use wikis, blogs, or even Twitter (perhaps with a unique hashtag) to build virtual communities of practice. Communities of practice allow learners to reflect on what they’ve learned, ask each other questions, and work collaboratively on projects related to what they’ve learned. Breaking News! Actually (and unfortunately), that’s not news at all.

Profile of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

Communities of practice Rob works closely with the company’s Knowledge Management function to look for any opportunities for the two departments to collaborate. One outcome of this has been the creation of a number of voluntary communities of practice bringing together those with common interests from across the organisation. A revamped banking system based on SAP.

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. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. Rovy F.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal SharePoint. Informal Communities of practice. Informal Community e-news. Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops. Informal Audio/ podcasts. Informal Learnshop. Informal Case Studies.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

We targeted the LMS vendor community because these organizations have a vested interest in developing and supporting only the features they believe the market wants and they know they can sell. These social LMS features serve many strategic business functions including: Community development and on-demand support. In reality, this social LMS feature set was all sales sizzle.

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

Talented Learning

Maestro can share user/completion data with existing LMSs, or SharePoint. Walls, user profiles, friends, who’s online, community pages, share content, polls, star rankings, “wall of fame” features are all popular. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Not anymore. These days, the aim is to provide the best solution in a well-defined niche. link].

Laura Overton: Are today’s L&D leaders sticking to the familiar?

Sponge UK

The same number believed they will have incorporated video in their offering and will have turned to communities of practice to support social collaboration. So why is there so much talk about new tools and approaches and yet so little progress being made by the wider L&D community? What results are we achieving? Who is getting the best results and what are they doing differently?

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? eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes. Here''s the event page describing the webinar. What is an ecosystem and why build it? To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. with more on-demand training.

Profile of a learning architect: Julie Wedgwood

Clive on Learning

This was a major change that was a big hit with community-based healthcare workers who found it difficult to take a full day out for training. The aim was to take learners on to the next stage where they could continue the discussion in forums within SharePoint. booklets, which were also made available as PDFs on SharePoint. This was going to be tough. learning architects

Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

Communities of practice Rob works closely with the company’s Knowledge Management function to look for any opportunities for the two departments to collaborate. One outcome of this has been the creation of a number of voluntary communities of practice bringing together those with common interests from across the organisation. A revamped banking system based on SAP.

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. Specific applications include controlling content based on date, determining browser size, and posting content to SharePoint lists. In this “Nashville Notes” post, I’m highlighting breakout sessions at the 2015 Lectora® User Conference that demonstrate the incredible power of Lectora. Register Now.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-3, 2011 E-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance and Tele-working) , 10 th , sponsored by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Bina Nusantara University, Island of Java, Indonesia. Clayton R. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Private?

Selling Social Learning – Be a Jack

Tony Karrer

I detailed it in Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug. And the key in selling social learning / learning communities was the simple explanation of what they are in a value proposition. I was just reading a post - Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media. Instead, one of the things that I Learned about Learning in 2009 and was an important eLearning Predictions for 2010 was to “Be a Jack”. What does this mean? Go listen to Jack and how he describes what he does. Absolutely! In fact, we all want that all the time!

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 2-7, 2012 Executive Leadership Institute , sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. link] or February 17-19, 2013 Community College Conference on Learning Assessment , organized by Valencia College, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida. Clayton R. " But its still a massive list.

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

Other online communities (e.g. Many companies have begun investing in and implementing their own internal social media tools, such as Microsoft’s SharePoint , to encourage team collaboration. Social media continues to grow, as do the discussions regarding its application within the realm of business and learning. There are various interpretations of social media, whether it is specific to networking and web 2.0 technologies or spans the use of any existing technology that enhances social relationships. Let’s first review the term, “social media.” tools (e.g., Ask A Gen Y

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Learning Solutions Series: Social Learning Appealing, but Not Widely Used


Overall, the goal is to create a collaborative environment where workers can share content via these social platforms, and that in turn facilitates networking within their work communities. The most commonly-owned solutions are SharePoint, Yammer, and Cornerstone OnDemand. However, the application of social learning is slow, and may not even take off at all, over the long term.

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.). community by looking at participation, quality of discussions, usage statistics, anecdotes of the community, and interviews with users. That’s not an apology. I yam what I yam.