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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. SharePoint can be a wonderful solution for the right reqs, but first and foremost, SharePoint is a content management system. It depends. Dragon Alert!

FREE Alternative to SharePoint


In some cases you may want to store your files for personal use to free up your diskdrive, while others of you may want to have a centralized place for your team to upload their files.  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. Tweet. elearning free instructional design

Collaboration: It’s Not About Technology, It’s About the Culture

Learn and Lead

There are other tools used for collaboration, like project-based collaboration using Microsoft SharePoint and wiki-based project workspaces. Services like Google Docs , Windows Live SkyDrive and Zoho are great online collaboration tools. I got a chance to talk about how companies can use technology internally to collaborate and share more effectively. It’s about the culture.

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 ;). Or, of course, the ones others use in your org. Maybe OneNote? Finally, we get to the org level.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal         SharePoint. Informal         Reference docs/job aids. 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. Informal         Non-formal video.

iPad1 for Business


My research goal was to find apps which allowed me to interface with my Microsoft environment at work (Sharepoint and Office 2007), and be able to mirror my display out to a projector without the need for jailbreaking my iPad 1. Quick Office : edit and display MS Office docs. Here is a quick post which reviews 3 Apps which will allow you to make your iPad 1 a valuable business tool.

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Office suites.  3- Google Docs/Drive   87- OpenOffice. Collaboration platforms.  45- SharePoint  55- Google Apps.  7. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories. You might want to select tools from different categories or else explore a number within the same category. 1. OFFICE TOOLS. Document tools.

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

Most of our clients like the idea of using a spreadsheet to track open issues and questions, like the one we posted here as a resource to our E-Learning Uncovered: From Concept to Execution book.  We prefer putting this type of spreadsheet in Google Docs.  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 long do reviewers need to go over the material? 

EMC Proven Professional Roundup Week Ending November 14, 2010

Adventures in Corporate Education

Chad Sakac has pointed out that many solutions docs are available on , including the one he posted on View 4.5 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!). Here are some of the highlights from the past week in the Proven  Professional Community: Miss a past issue of the Proven Professional Update? Not to worry! We’ve posted them in the Proven Professionals Only community ! Access issues ? Access issues ? Cloud.

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.

Here are 6 Social Learning Platforms you can enable 'On-Demand'

The Learning Generalist

Their prices aren't openly published, but from what I understand even the free version gives you tremendous flexibility and configurability by way of the following features: Outlook and Sharepoint integration Analytics Directory Integration Administrative privileges I'm just trying Socialcast out as an experiment, so I'd love to hear what you think about the application. Ready?

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.

Challenges with the Cloud

Learn and Lead

We have SharePoint Server as an option but that’s mostly used as file storage, if at all. have explored Google Docs and Zoho. NO INTEGRATION WITH EXISTING SYSTEMS : Using Google Docs or Zoho was hard because of lack of integration with existing systems. SECURITY FEARS : While we explored Google Docs and Zoho, there were fears whether we should actually store our company and client data on the cloud. Even with our SharePoint Server installation, there’s very little official ITS support available. It is always easier to simply email the document.

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.

Guerrilla Change Management in Action

In the Middle of the Curve

We have a SharePoint implementation underway. knew that SharePoint had all of the features that I wanted for this project. Sometimes no = not yet. -- For the curated link lists - I just dumped them into our Google Docs installation. I figured I would provide a concrete example of what Guerilla Change Management looks like in action. Basically - giving away all of my state secrets :) This project has the following problems / issues that need to be solved. 1) This is a major assumption shift. We are asking people to think about how they communicate with others at work.

Behind the Scenes of a Virtual Team

In the Middle of the Curve

Gotta manage your resources - Project websites (Easy to find what looking for, status updates, deliverables) - Sharepoint servers - best practices, process info, research, virtual calendar and documentation. Wish they showed the sharepoint site) Tools to share work - Organize the card and find the card so find it Make sure tool accessible by all of the right people and that the people can find the information they need and retrieve. Sharepoint organized by functional areas. Gave us a worksheet, best practices checklist). All know what all is happening. Sadly separately.

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

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.

Google vs Blackboard; who’d win?

Dont Waste Your Time

It’s an interesting question, and not one I’d thought about until I read this article on HackCollege: “ Google Docs to Blackboard, Your days are numbered “ You can’t be any more blunt than this; “Google is much more in tune with the student population than Blackboard.&#. One of the many criticisms of Blackboard is that it is not customisable to the degree that we, the facilitators or educators, require. It should be the other way round; the environment we use should fit our learning and teaching needs.&#. “Why won’t it … ?&#.


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!

Once more, across that chasm

Learning and Working on the Web

Wikis were becoming more popular, especially those that replicated word processesors, like Writely , which was later purchased to become Google Docs, used ubiquitously today. In the next few years, the use of collaborative work technologies, such as Google Docs or Sharepoint, will grow, while stand-alone learning applications will see a decline.

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. 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 - , February 2, 2010. The Class” – parody of The Office -  Digital Ethnography , February 7, 2010. Blog , February 1, 2010.

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 - , April 14, 2009. OReilly Radar , May 28, 2009. Et tu, KK?