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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? For example, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released recently and the very next day a substantial portion of Microsoft employees were already running the beta. What else do you do with SharePoint for learning?

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? For example, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released recently and the very next day a substantial portion of Microsoft employees were already running the beta. What else do you do with SharePoint for learning?

SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Where do you see SharePoint being used in Education? In the UK, over 80% of universities are using SharePoint. Others are starting by using it as a tactical project, almost like using a shared drive, they just happen to use SharePoint instead.

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. How is the Dare2Share programme going? Is it true?

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. They focus more on information push and it's less intended to have user-contributed content.

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

SharePoint and Assessment

Rio Salado College is the largest online public community college in the nation with nearly 47,000 students online with a total of nearly 70,000 students. I’m the CIO and Vice President of Information Services at Rio Salado College. What do you use SharePoint for? We have three different installations of SharePoint. That’s a large installation of SharePoint.

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.

Ten companies who publicize they use SharePoint for corporate.

SharePoint and Assessment

Here are ten examples of companies, all gathered from public information on the Internet: British Telecom , a large UK telecommunications company, started a Dare2Share project using SharePoint to encourage its employees to share and learn. Citibank use many other systems for internal training, but also use SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

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?

SharePoint Strong for Showing Student Scores?

SharePoint and Assessment

A common use of SharePoint is to let students/candidates log into SharePoint to find out their scores/grades from tests and exams. Where organizations have more complex needs, e.g. hierarchies of permissions in school districts or a large corporation, if you can define these in SharePoint, then they can flow down easily into who can see which results.

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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. This is a long string, starting with gibberish not too useful to an outside program, for example  i:0#.f|membership|john@sharepointlearn.onmicrosoft.com.

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.

Seven SharePoint Assessment Slideshares

SharePoint and Assessment

All are relevant to the theme of SharePoint and Assessments. 1. love this presentation from John Lightfoot which talks about how SharePoint can be used to improve the benefits of training by keeping learners engaged and helping them on the job after training. SharePoint in Higher Education. This presentation by James Lappin dates back to 2009 but has some different thoughts on the use of SharePoint in Higher Education, much of it still relevant and some neat drawings. SharePoint in Higher Education from JamesLappin. 3. Don’t let your training fall off a cliff.

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.

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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.

Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

How do you find the key nuggets of information gold you need amongst all the verbiage on the Internet? Here are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to your specific interests. For specifically SharePoint information, I find Bamboo’s SharePoint Daily a very useful daily email.

Want to use Office 365 for learning? Four ways to use assessments within Office 365

SharePoint and Assessment

These methods all work with SharePoint Online, the SharePoint component of Office 365. 1. Use a SharePoint survey. SharePoint has a native survey capability. Creating a SharePoint survey is really easy – it’s simply one of the options when you create a new List in SharePoint as shown in the screenshot below. 2. Use a custom list to ask for information.

Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

How do you find the key nuggets of information gold you need amongst all the verbiage on the Internet? Here are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to your specific interests. For example you could personalize your email to include the topic “SharePoint” and then you’d get a daily or weekly email on SharePoint related e-learning blog entries. For specifically SharePoint information, I find Bamboo’s SharePoint Daily a very useful daily email. hope this helps you stay up-to-date!

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. Michael Palko Solution Education Manager The Healthcare Business of Thomson Reuters Michael will talk about how he's using SharePoint to manage The Training Space, an internal learning community that connects and "cross pollinates" teams. inside organizations. Register Here.

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. I'll use my team as an example. 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. Summary.

Sharepoint for Learning and Communication: How can corporate learning and development staff use it more effectively?

Bottom-Line Performance

What does Hoarders have to do with Sharepoint collaboration spaces and training? Don’t get me wrong, SharePoint is tool that can work to support learning quite well. One of the benefits of a collaboration space like SharePoint is that many people can share and upload content. SharePoint doesn’t have to look like the above screen show with left and top navigation.

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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Easily include a knowledge check assessment on a SharePoint page.

SharePoint and Assessment

The assessment also needs to be frame friendly, so that it will autosize to fit the SharePoint window it’s put in. Almost all Questionmark Perception version 5 assessments will autosize into SharePoint, and you may be able to use assessments from other places. It uses the Page Viewer web part, which puts the assessment as an iframe on the SharePoint page.

E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

failure isn’t an error or a mistake, but a beautiful piece of intelligence that informs your next move. For example, suppose a scientist in a soda company is charged with testing whether honey-flavoured cola will be popular. Either way, the result informs her next move. ”, and only 2 or 3 people raise their hand? Forgive me: it’s a rhetorical question.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Have your participants create their own job aid out of the information being given to them. Even if they scroll through the photos later with the intent to delete, they are still reviewing information previously captured. Build a Group  – Build a group loaded with class information…with the class. Remember, this is the year of Kaizen. Kaizen! . Sure you have.

Using Kirkpatrick's Four Levels to Create and Evaluate Informal & Social Learning Processes

Big Dog, Little Dog

In my last post, The Tools of Our Craft , I wrote how the Four Level Evaluation model is best used by flipping it upside down and that it can be used to evaluate informal and social learning. In this post, I want to expand on the second point—evaluating informal and social learning. The measurements we obtain gives us information to help base our judgment on. For example, top executives are normally only interested in the first one—Results, as it directly affects the bottom-line. Store it in a social site (such as a wiki or SharePoint) for easy retrieval.

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

eLearning 24-7

There are few and I mean only a few who follow this pattern (example: Skillsoft), where the course library is the primary and the system secondary.  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. . That said, if you are seeking an LMS who can API/interface to SharePoint, then the vast majority of systems on the market can do that.

Evaluating Social Learning

Social Learning

He says the best way to start implementing social and informal learning processes is to begin with a focused project and then let demand drive additional initiatives. Because there is no central database where employees can look up information, none of them realizes that their colleagues have had the same problems and documented solutions. Post them on a wiki or SharePoint.

Driving the Informal with the Formal

Big Dog, Little Dog

For example, I used to work in a manufacturing environment in which our products had a relative firm foothold in our section of the food industry. The other part of a complex environment is providing better means of informal learning as all this learning taking place would be quite inefficient if placed in a formal learning platform. How do you plan on supporting the informal

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

There are certainly some advantages to video, for example, learners can pause, rewind, and return to the content as needed, even after the course is over. Keyword search and an interactive transcript allow learners to quickly find information. This is a great example of how MOOCs can improve upon traditional instructor-led training by taking advantage of the available technologies.

Simplicity in Learning

Learning Rebels

People spend upward to 21% looking for how to do sh** in your precious LMS, in your intranet, within SharePoint – wasted time. Example: Writing a Blog) Address  THOSE  skills. Now – of course). 3) Create the information. Via Tom Spiglanin  . 4) Store information where they can find it. There is beauty in simplicity. The originators of the overly complex.

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Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0 Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ). Joe Deegan - Blender - Training Solutions Freeware , ILT , SWF , ROI , Wondershare , PowerCONVERTER , Adobe Captivate , Photoshop , SharePoint ( SharePoint Examples - Joe, can you help me?) We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. I've listed a few of the terms that I saw.

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

task & process support (explanations, sample outputs, step-by-step instructions, advice links) diagnostic tools -- to help you diagnose and solve complex problems (calculators, comparison tools, etc.) Access to Experts: ask questions, get guidance A directory of experts in your org (could be Sharepoint). Case studies Examples may not include all six components. Steve shares an example from a healthcare company that built off structured learning, performance support and knowledge management. eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs).

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

ATD Learning Technologies

The volume of information being created is increasing faster than we can make sense of it. Think: SharePoint, Pinterest, YouTube, Yammer. Indeed, the ease with which organizations can generate, review, and retrieve information has helped them build a considerable amount of potential learning resources. Think: blogs, email, wikis, communities of practice. For whom?

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