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Enterprise social technologies

Learning and Working on the Web

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. Most large organizations have something like  Microsoft Sharepoint, an intranet, or perhaps a social tool such as Socialcast. How can these tools support a coherent social strategy across the enterprise? Office 365 productivity tools.

Introducing Inkling for Enterprise: The World’s Only All-in-One Enterprise Content Platform

Inkling

Today, the Inkling team is thrilled to announce Inkling for Enterprise, a brand-new way for businesses to share knowledge. Our all-in-one enterprise content platform delivers knowledge at the point of need, powering the delivery, creation, and measurement of an organization’s most mission-critical business documents. Inkling unveils its all-in-one enterprise content platform, Inkling for Enterprise. Company experiences unprecedented growth through its expansion into the enterprise.  . We are pretty psyched about it, and we hope you are, too!

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.

Tools and competencies for the social enterprise

Learning and Working on the Web

This past year I have worked on several projects that have extended my thinking on how we can use social media to promote cooperation and collaboration within and outside the enterprise. explained some of this in a previous post on enterprise social network dimensions , which is based on the work of several others. Social enterprise tools and competencies from Harold Jarche.

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!

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?

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.

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.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. think case studies from enterprise organizations on the leading edge will abound by year’s end for successful mobile learning initiatives by thus providing the “I want to do what they did!” a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?

SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. Thomas' post, as always, offers a unique point of view on what Enterprise 2.0 consists and, specifically, how SharePoint measures up. Tags: Collaboration Enterprise 2.0 Web 2.0 social media e-Learning 2.0 elearning 2.0

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?

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Ideal for folks who want a multi-tenant system or also known as an extended enterprise. still see it as a strong system, especially for extended enterprise, but I have some minor concerns (based on feedback from some current clients) that causes me to place the system at #9. #8 Docebo. Very good for extended enterprise systems and even standalone systems i.e. without going multi-tenant. Strong for multi-tenant (extended enterprise) and even if you just want a system with no extended enterprise. The best SharePoint LMS on the market.  100% independent.

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

Some have even been fairly successful, such as Yammer , Bloomfire , or Microsoft SharePoint.  Applying the Learnist Concept to Enterprise Learning. This week, however, I came across something a bit more current called Learnist (created by Grockit ).  Learnist describes itself as a tool for “people helping other people learn.  Imagine signing up for your corporate Learnist account. 

Using SharePoint for certification support

SharePoint and Assessment

Hewlett Packard built an Enterprise Sales Fitness Center aimed at sales professionals with discussion boards, surveys and more. HP used SharePoint and saved US$7,500 per learner vs formal training and got better reaction from their users. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! They’ve found it a faster way to get information to the dealers and helpful to build a community.

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

Talented Learning

In the last decade, the rise of the  SaaS business model, cloud technology and extended enterprise learning  has opened the door to more than 650 new learning platforms.  So far, I have formally reviewed and currently track 120 of them. You can create catalogs, schedule classes, tag content and serve unlimited employees or extended enterprise users. Not anymore. link]. Conclusion.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

Instead of looking at providing tightly coupled Social Learning Tools, they should instead be looking at how their offering can integrate or leverage Enterprise 2.0 This could be: SharePoint, Yammer, Confluence, etc. John Ambrose in Social Learning Will Fill Enterprise 2.0’s Empty Drums discussed part of the strategy with InGenius. InGenius should integrate into SharePoint.

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.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

Social functionality has become integral to LMS solutions for extended enterprise, ecommerce and (to a lesser degree) employee LMS solutions. The big talent LMS providers have been late to the social party– mainly because they focus only on employee development and not extended enterprise solutions  where the social ROI is more evident.  Proof of Change? Billboards and news.

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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.

Social tools or tools that are social?

Learning and Working on the Web

Is there a need for a wide variety of enterprise social tools? As Aaron Golberg notes, enterprise collaboration platforms can have a tendency to use a lot of IT resources, if not handled appropriately. With both sides covered, and a joint sales force, Microsoft may be able to get some solid market data on what enterprise customers really want and buy. ” - ZDNet.

SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

I was surprised by the fear and loathing expressed around SharePoint yesterday at LearnTrends 2009. I don’t think it’s the best tool out there, but it likely is the best tool being adopted by your IT department and is part of the Enterprise 2.0 SharePoint 2010 looks to be a much better product. Certainly we’ll be doing more sessions like SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference (see SharePoint Session Descriptions ). And I’ll continue to collect examples of how organizations are Using SharePoint. plan in your organization.

Touch Enabled 3D Collaboration

Kapp Notes

My friends over at Proton Media continue to do great things in the 3D space, just recently they announced the latest version of ProtoSphere, the first enterprise-ready 3D virtual collaboration environment optimized for touch-enabled devices like iPad, Microsoft Surface Pro, and even Perceptive Pixel. Access to SharePoint document libraries. Ability to play live or stored video.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. And they currently manage all of this using what I’ve seen at a lot of companies: network drives, naming conventions, some SharePoint. In Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint , I talk to how ECM (Enterprise Content Management) solutions might be a better fit for parts of this. But I’ve seen organizations cobble together solutions using SharePoint more than I’ve seen LCMS solutions. Or are they really using SharePoint or other ECM products for that? Sound familiar?

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Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Does your enterprise content management solution provide this for you? I do know of a couple of large corporations that do a good job of cataloging and organizing the digital assets – images, digital videos, documents. In one case, they use a fairly rich enterprise content management (ECM) solution (a corporate-wide solution). Oh, and let's not forget that a lot of companies are Using Sharepoint for the exact purpose of organizing the efforts and assets of learning development. Interesting post by Vic Uzumeri where he responds to a question that I asked him.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc. 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 ;). What we’re talking about here, starting at the bottom, are the tools  you personally use for learning. Maybe OneNote?

Office 365 Video: Your Corporate YouTube

Visual Lounge

Jack, also known as SharePointJack ( Follow @SharePointJack ) is a technology enthusiast, IT SharePoint administrator for a fortune 500 company, and a Camtasia user since 2009 who loves sharing and teaching others. He has helped organize SharePoint Saturday Events in the Chicago area, as well as speaking about SharePoint and technology at numerous events in the midwest.

Cooperation in the networked workplace

Learning and Working on the Web

Cooperation is what drives the extended enterprise — customers, suppliers, partners and anyone else touched by the business. Yammer or the SharePoint newsfeed?”  Yammer can extend that cooperation, with the real potential for business innovation resulting from connecting with people outside the department or enterprise. Collaboration is just getting things done.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

They actually have two learning management systems, but for whatever reason, they are pitching their SharePoint version.  In the world of SharePoint LMSs (defined as those who are built on SharePoint, rather than API or interface to SharePoint), ELF’s system works. . The system was in my top 50 in 2015 and 2014.  I mean if you are a hardcore SharePoint person who wants an LMS built on SharePoint, then ELF is a serious contender (there is really only one other who is close, but they are not at HR Tech, so sorry, no name mentioning). CD2Learning.

Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

If your organisation doesn't like the idea of its employees spending time on public social networking sites, then dpcloud could also be integrated into an enterprise system, perhaps something like Sharepoint. And then there are enterprise versions. A week or so back I was given a sneak preview of a new tool for distributing recorded presentations online called dpcloud.