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SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?

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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!

Adobe RoboHelp: SharePoint Shared Review

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Many companies use SharePoint for team collaboration. And with Adobe's Technical Communication Suite , you can use SharePoint to centrally store all reviews. The advantage of using a server is that everyone has his or her own copy of the document and all comments and changes are synchronized. Prepare SharePoint. Your SharePoint administrator can help you with this.

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.

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.

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. found writing the white paper a great way of working with colleagues to put the informal ideas shared on this blog into a more formal document. 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. 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. found writing the white paper a great way of working with colleagues to put the informal ideas shared on this blog into a more formal document. 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. Enjoy!

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.

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

SharePoint and Assessment

What do you use SharePoint for? We have three different installations of SharePoint. That’s a large installation of SharePoint. We also use SharePoint for our public facing website www.riosalado.edu and its CMS functions. If you go to the site, you probably wouldn’t realize that it is a SharePoint site, as our marketing department has heavily customized it.

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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?

SharePoint and Assessment

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?

SharePoint and Assessment

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.

How to use SharePoint to track annual competency tests: Part 1 – Lists

SharePoint and Assessment

Taking a test is a reliable way of checking understanding – more reliable than simply tracking training or checking people have read documents.  This blog series will show how to do this in SharePoint, so your tracking is integrated with the rest of your organization’s IT. Here is one way to do this in a SharePoint list. 1. Create a new SharePoint list. SAP LSO).

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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.

Why choose SharePoint for Education? Thought Leader Interview with Dave Coleman

SharePoint and Assessment

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?

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.

How to pass candidate name into an assessment from Office 365’s SharePoint Online

SharePoint and Assessment

Calling a quiz, survey or test from SharePoint? How do you do this from Office 365’s SharePoint Online? You could use a third party or in-house developed web part, but SharePoint Online restricts many web parts for security reasons. Here is how my SharePoint Online account is set up:  . These correspond to the first three lines of user information under My Settings.

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Where do social learning and assessments appear on your SharePoint journey?

SharePoint and Assessment

I attended an interesting webinar yesterday including Ryan Duguid, a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, on “ Unleashing SharePoint 2010 for Records Management, Governance and Compliance ”. The message of the webinar for me was that SharePoint 2010 will meet most record management needs out of the box. Is it at Initial Deployment? Is it at Business Solutions?

Where do social learning and assessments appear on your SharePoint journey?

SharePoint and Assessment

I attended an interesting webinar yesterday including Ryan Duguid, a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, on “ Unleashing SharePoint 2010 for Records Management, Governance and Compliance ”. The message of the webinar for me was that SharePoint 2010 will meet most record management needs out of the box. Is it at Initial Deployment? Is it at Business Solutions?

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.

SharePoint can validate and process learner exercises and assignments

SharePoint and Assessment

I’m grateful to Patrick Stalljohann and colleagues from RWTH Aachen University in Germany for the idea that SharePoint can be used to validate and correct learner exercises / assignments in their poster at the 2011 International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference. Commentary Aachen assignments Exercises grading practice SharePoint Learning Kit workflowTo a peer reviewer (e.g.

SharePoint and Assessments session at SharePoint Europe in Berlin

SharePoint and Assessment

for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About ← Using SharePoint for certification support SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! 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.

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.

Seven Summer SharePoint Stories

SharePoint and Assessment

Here is my take on seven stories on SharePoint published over the summer. 1. found CIO.com’s piece Office 365 Earns High Marks in Education, Struggles in Enterprise insightful, not so much for its mention of education as to the suggestion that it will actually be Office/SharePoint 2013 that will make organizations move to Office 365 – if you’ve got to upgrade, may as well upgrade into the Cloud. 2. Speaking of SharePoint 2013, of course this has gone to beta over the summer. What of new education features in SharePoint 2013? for speculation. Really good news.

Seven Summer SharePoint Stories

SharePoint and Assessment

Here is my take on seven stories on SharePoint published over the summer. 1. found CIO.com’s piece Office 365 Earns High Marks in Education, Struggles in Enterprise insightful, not so much for its mention of education as to the suggestion that it will actually be Office/SharePoint 2013 that will make organizations move to Office 365 – if you’ve got to upgrade, may as well upgrade into the Cloud. 2. Speaking of SharePoint 2013, of course this has gone to beta over the summer. What of new education features in SharePoint 2013? for speculation. Really good news.

Using SharePoint for long term retention of assessment results.

SharePoint and Assessment

for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About ← 78% of Universities use SharePoint but mostly not for learning How to get someone to edit a SharePoint page for the very first time? There are lots of ways of using SharePoint as a document repository, from simply uploading files to using the Records Center. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

SharePoint Apps: iPad - Yes. Kindle Fire - No

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Via my "day job", I often find myself immersed in SharePoint (SP). The "pro" versions are paid, and generally allow editing of of SharePoint content. As much as I tried I could not get any Sharepoint site to connect via either app on my Kindle Fire. Both apps easily connected to my SharePoint 2007 and 2010 sites. SharePoint 2010 Project Site. --.

Badges, badges everywhere but not a drop to drink

SharePoint and Assessment

One of the potentially exciting improvements in SharePoint 2013 is badges. Potentially they could be a great boon in SharePoint for learning – by giving accreditation and recognition to learners. See a slideshow by Justin Mori at SharePoint Saturday Belgium for some rationale on gamification.]. But back to badges – how good are they in SharePoint 2013? Summary.

SharePoint Observations

Learning Developments

I've started to work with Microsoft SharePoint for a lot of projects lately. People Don't Use SharePoint. People don't use SharePoint because it is not easy to access and documents are hard to find. Now, I know this is not true of all teams within organizations that use SharePoint. We've got a lot of good files on SharePoint. These teams also have their own reasons for not using SharePoint: The search function doesn't work well. People don't use SharePoint because they have not seen best practices. Improving SharePoint. they don't.

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Is it Healthy to use SharePoint to Store Safety and Compliance Training Records? Yes and No.

SharePoint and Assessment

When  delivering training for health and safety reasons or for compliance with regulations, it’s usual to document that people have been through training, so that if something goes wrong, you have proof of the training. To quote OSHA :  Documentation can also supply an answer to one of the first questions an accident investigator will ask: “Was the injured employee trained to do the job? If it’s stored in SharePoint, it will be retained with other data and accessible into the long term future, and so the initial answer to the question seems a “yes”.

Little known ways to share assessments in SharePoint

SharePoint and Assessment

Do you want to share a quiz you’ve put in your SharePoint site so a colleague can use it in theirs? Do you want to share a test with another site administrator so they can use it on their own SharePoint system? Firstly set up your assessment in SharePoint using the Page Viewer Web part (see here for help). Does this also work in SharePoint 2007? Want to try it yourself?

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Little known ways to share assessments in SharePoint

SharePoint and Assessment

Do you want to share a quiz you’ve put in your SharePoint site so a colleague can use it in theirs? Do you want to share a test with another site administrator so they can use it on their own SharePoint system? Firstly set up your assessment in SharePoint using the Page Viewer Web part (see here for help). Does this also work in SharePoint 2007? Want to try it yourself?

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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. Cloud documents is another collaboration tool that I feel companies should probably use more frequently. I got a chance to talk about how companies can use technology internally to collaborate and share more effectively. It’s about the culture.

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78% of Universities use SharePoint but mostly not for learning.

SharePoint and Assessment

This could be the start of a trend towards more use of SharePoint with supporting software in higher education. Anecdotally I’m hearing that universities and colleges in North America and Europe are also using SharePoint heavily, but I’d love to hear of statistics if anyone knows of them. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! Bookmark the permalink.

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