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SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?

eLearning 24-7

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. If not, and you are planning on implementing SharePoint for your social learning success, here are a few reminders, before you dive right in. It depends.

FREE Alternative to SharePoint

LearnDash

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. 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.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Instead, I coordinate with one group with Slack, a couple others with Skype and email, and am using Google Docs and email with another. Also enterprise wide portal tools like Sharepoint. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). So, of course, I created a diagram. Or, of course, the ones others use in your org.

Enterprise Content Sucks & You’re Not Doing Anything to Change It

Inkling

How do we unglue ourselves from the age of SharePoint, overgrown wikis, and static files like PDFs and Word Docs? It’s no surprise that enterprise applications that have been built with the end user in mind have made the strongest impact on our workday productivity. Slack has changed the way we communicate; Google Drive simplifies document creation, and Concur allows for quick, on-the-road expense submissions. All of these advancements have not only streamlined their respective processes, but also made the technology easy to access on mobile, via the cloud. Trends

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

3- Google Docs/Drive 87- OpenOffice. 45- SharePoint 55- Google Apps. It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. If you are taking the challenge and would like your blog to be added to the list, just leave a comment below or on the previous post. 81- Excel.

Session Notes: Breaking Down Silos @JD_Dillon #TrainingMag

Learning Visions

He''s starting to look for the content and can''t find a darn thing on the SharePoint site -- just loaded with docs and decks and stuff. So now they started using Google Docs. These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. JD works in the higher-ed space, but is a corporate training guy. He supports the guys who work for Kaplan. JD was at Disney for awhile, AMC entertainment, and 5 years at Kaplan. JD''s slides for this session if you want to follow along. That no one can find.

Review Cycles: Questions to Ask and Online Collaboration

E-learning Uncovered

We prefer putting this type of spreadsheet in Google Docs. The only two downsides we have found to using Google Docs for our online collaboration tool for reviews: When someone filters or sorts a spreadsheet in Google Docs, it changes the view other will see, as well. Some companies block Google Docs. We’ve used SharePoint in those cases. Diane mentioned in her blog earlier this year that if you’re not careful you can spend more time in review cycles than for production in your e-learning courses. Storyboard. Online Draft. How do we want feedback given?

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

And I'm certainly seeing a lot of SharePoint. An example of that is the adoption of Distributed Content Editing via an agreed to technology such as Wiki, Shared SharePoint Documents, Google Docs, etc. Instead, the model shown by Google Docs with an email that alerts you to a shared document being the norm and successive alerts coming via email or RSS about changes.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

My gut says these tools are going to be separate from the LMS, e.g., SharePoint. For web pages, wiki pages, PDFs, Word Docs and other standard content that's easy. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months. These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. This has been a common requirement for a number of years. And it's definitely a nice thing to have done.

Collaborative Learning: Strengthen Your Team

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Use SharePoint. Use Google Docs. by AJ George.   A group of your team members has just wrapped up some training. Now that the learning is finished, it's time to get right to work, right ? Wrong! The training itself is just the first step. Read on for what to do after the formal training to ensure that the real learning begins.   If You're in Management. Use wikis.

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

I also was intrigued to see Microsoft showing the Fuse team rather then SharePoint. They were also touting a beta of accessing Microsoft Office docs collaboratively through FaceBook. Trying to counter Google Docs, I reckon, but will FaceBook appeal to the biz crowd? Last October I toured the expo associated with O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Conference, and had the chance again this week. Somehow, it didn’t feel as vibrant. Still, there were some interesting developments. Naturally, their DNA is content management, but user- generated content is content, after all.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

JIVE's clearspace takes social networking behind the firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The service takes on Microsoft's Sharepoint with a feature set that looks like something many consumer software users would be envious of. The best way to try to describe it may be to say it's like a combination of Facebook, Google Docs, Netvibes/Pageflakes, Meebo and a little bit of Basecamp - for the enterprise. I've been watching Clearspace as one of those Enterprise products that just might have that something special that finally brings the Web2.0 experience behind the firewall. R/WW reports tonight that Jive Software is releasing Clearspace2.0 tonight. Sweet!

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Hot Topic #4 – SharePoint. Despite SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals , SharePoint is installed and the tool of choice in too many organizations. Using SharePoint , December 16, 2008. SharePoint Examples , December 5, 2008. SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , March 16, 2009. SharePoint vs. Social Media , June 22, 2009. Driving Change: Selling SharePoint and Social Media Inside the Enterprise , January 30, 2009. Import your Google Docs to Slideshare , August 26, 2009.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

SharePoint Social Learning Experience - eLearning Technology , February 1, 2010. A modest revenue proposal to the BBC - Doc Searls Weblog , February 19, 2010. Best of Informal Learning Flow. February 1, 2010 to February 27, 2010. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Rethinking Open Data - OReilly Radar , February 1, 2010. 10 Ways to Build Social Media Expertise Using Personal Web Projects - HarvardBusiness.org , February 2, 2010. The Class” – parody of The Office - Digital Ethnography , February 7, 2010. Four Steps to Gov 2.0:

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience - Full Circle , March 23, 2009. After the advertising bubble bursts - Doc Searls Weblog , March 23, 2009. The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. 50 Essential Strategies For Creating A Successful Web 2.0 Product - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Blog , January 26, 2009. How to Revise an Email So That People Will Read It - HarvardBusiness.org , April 14, 2009. OReilly Radar , May 28, 2009. Et tu, KK?