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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!

Adobe RoboHelp: Using SharePoint for Version Control

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In a previous article I showed you how you can use SharePoint to host a shared review. You'll be happy to learn that with RoboHelp 10, you can also use SharePoint for version control. Version control is a method by which you store all project files on a server. You work with a local copy and synchronize all changes with the server. by Willam Van Weelden. Click here.

Adobe RoboHelp: SharePoint Shared Review

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you want multiple people to review your content, it is easier to use a server to collect reviews centrally. Many companies use SharePoint for team collaboration. And with Adobe's Technical Communication Suite , you can use SharePoint to centrally store all reviews. Prepare SharePoint. Your SharePoint administrator can help you with this. Document Review.

SharePoint in Office 365: the Good, the Bad, the Brilliant and the Ugly

SharePoint and Assessment

What is Office 365 SharePoint Online like when you use it for real? My company has been using Office 365 in anger for a month or so now, here is a review of the SharePoint component from a general business user perspective with a bias to using it for learning. Most of the good points come from standard SharePoint: Make site and pages easily. For example, I run our annual data security competency tests in my company, and use a SharePoint list to track when people are due for a test (see here for more on this). All the rest of SharePoint is there too. The Good.

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!

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.

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?

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?

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

The best SharePoint LMS on the market.  Yes, there is a still market for SharePoint systems and I recommend finding a system already built on it, rather than doing it yourself (which many people do). Easy to use interface – which often does not happen with SharePoint LMSs. Works with SharePoint 2007 and 2010. No SaaS solution, but this is not unusual in the SharePoint market – I hope that changes. Hello from sunny Los Angeles. Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. No spin.

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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?

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.

Call assessments from Office 365, authenticating via Active Directory

SharePoint and Assessment

Integrating with SharePoint Online, the Office 365 version of SharePoint, can be challenging as Microsoft have prevented most server-to-server communication. As shown in the diagram above: A user logs into SharePoint Online using AD. page in SharePoint calls the assessment using the Page Viewer Web Part. Does it work in practice?

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. Its not intuitive.

Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Dom provides an explanation of how ProtoSphere is deeply integrated with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Dom explained how this provides the ability to select from a wide range of virtual room sizes, layouts, styles, and the number and arrangement of media boards, note boards, and SharePoint boards. Here are some videos of what we were able to experience.

ProtoSphere - MS Lync Server - SharePoint Server = 3D Experience Sharing Learning Collaborating

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Here is an interesting case study released by Microsoft: Drug Research Firm Cuts Costs and Boosts Training Quality with Collaboration Solution. Since developing my first interactive 3D simulation, I have seen the learning potential in action. But my experience was well over a decade ago. Its been frustrating to know what's possible and yet still see the eLearning industry struggle to make a place for interactive 3D solutions. It was strange to see environments like SecondLife basically disappear, when they held so much potential.

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. Amongst synchronous collaboration tools, there’s chat, video conferencing and online web conferencing tools like WebEx and Microsoft Office Communications Server. started with examining what’s currently in use in organizations. Collaboration 3.0

What About Sharepoint?

aLearning

If you’ve been reading the posts here at aLearning about LMSes, you might have notived that one of the systems I haven’t discussed yet is Sharepoint. So when I discovered that our server upgrade included use of Sharepoint “for free&# I was thrilled. The Sharepoint re-seller we worked with wanted a bit of money for the branding. Then I found out that access to Sharepoint was “free&# to our internal staff only. There was no added value in using Sharepoint for the staff. Are you using Sharepoint? loved it. missed that. IKES!!

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.

Welcome Camtasia Relay 1.2!

Visual Lounge

Support for Snow Leopard and Windows 7 operating systems * The addition of publishing using WebDAV opens access to more media servers such as Microsoft Sharepoint. Good news! We've been busy at TechSmith working on Camtasia Relay! And, I'm happy to report that we have a new release of Camtasia Relay available. You can find more info here ! Not familiar with Camtasia Relay? What's new?

Capability Matrixes: Where do I stash my files?

In the Middle of the Curve

The first example I want to flesh out is the capability matrix I am using for determining where to host my training materials. Doesn't your organization have a content strategy? Thankfully, we are starting these discussions again - since the applications we are using for hosting have changed and multiplied. years ago - it was pretty straightforward. some point.a Digital Asset Management system I still have projects where I need to have my materials tracked (occasionally) and visible (often). Plus - I still need to be able to find my own stuff.

Use Audience Targeting to filter who sees an assessment in.

SharePoint and Assessment

Audience Targeting needs SharePoint Server or Enterprise (or MOSS in SharePoint 2007), you can’t do it with Foundation or WSS. And it is best if it works in sympathy with your SharePoint security system – it’s easiest to choose audiences as SharePoint groups, distribution lists or security groups used in authentication. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Another example might be hosting on-the-job learning activities and assignments in SharePoint or Moodle. Other ideas include providing reinforcement videos via streaming video server or corporate YouTube or making aids accessible via tablets. Collaborative learning also can be informal discussion groups in Yammer, rating content on SharePoint or mashing up a video. Apps, videos and more sophisticated blended learning and collaboration schemes are just a few of the learning trends to watch and implement in the next year. It is also popular. Caroline C.

The Agile Model comes to Management, Learning, and Human Resources

Learning on the Leading Edge

remember Dave Litwak, one of the founder of PowerSoft (a pioneering company in client/server software) told me that "any software project which takes more than two years to ship will be a flop." Over the last five years the business of software development has been totally transformed by the concepts of agile development. So is the business of Management and Human Resources.

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3D Happenings

Kapp Notes

ProtonMedia Having a chat in the world of ProtoSphere which now integrates with SharePoint. ProtonMedia announced the integration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with the company’s ProtoSphere virtual teaming and collaboration platform. This is the first time Microsoft SharePoint services and content have been combined with a 3D virtual collaboration platform.

First week of 2012

Moodle Journal

Migration, Migration As part of the college merger project, the Christmas break has been used to migrate Orpington College Moodle vle away from hosting with ULCC and onto our own internal servers, a move that involved a change from unix/Linux to Windows. The next stage will be the move from our current Bromley College vle from our own Linux to Windows server.

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The Agile Model comes to Management, Learning, and Human Resources

Learning on the Leading Edge

remember Dave Litwak, one of the founder of PowerSoft (a pioneering company in client/server software) told me that "any software project which takes more than two years to ship will be a flop." Over the last five years the business of software development has been totally transformed by the concepts of agile development. So is the business of Management and Human Resources.

New Year Starting

Moodle Journal

I will start with an apology for the broken links on the blog, the server that I am using here at the College has recently been moved and has since developed a problem with the fan, which eventually failed. In the third phase of the planned Moodle rollout I will be introducing content design specifically using Wimba Create. Bye for now

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

Community&# which was built on SharePoint architecture. Social bookmarking was on its own server. I had a conversation by email with someone I really care about that probably came off a bit bitchy, a bit holier-than-thou…it you can have just “a bit&# of either of those traits.  And, I’m probably about to come off the same way here. She’d need to be an engineer.

Dell Storage is at Symantec Vision in Barcelona this week

Adventures in Corporate Education

We’re at the Microsoft SharePoint conference. Dell Storage and Symantec enable the full benefits of server virtualisation. This week is slamming for Dell Storage – we are at four conferences! Jeff Sullivan and Alison Krause are at Oracle Open World. Dennis Smith is at Interop. And I’m at Symantec Vision. VISION” is Symantec’s annual user and partner conference, organized in venues around the world. This week VISION is in Barcelona. If you are at VISION, we’ll be giving away a Dell Inspiron Duo at each of our breakout sessions.

Interop Session – Object-based storage – the next step

Adventures in Corporate Education

Legacy application issues too (client-server apps need to be updated). Audience question : ability to (keep with) racking servers is the limiting factor to deploying. Can role in cab full of servers, use Dell OpenStack makes it super easy to set up object storage. Sharepoint supports blob…can you drop it into a store. Here are my (mostly) unedited notes from the panel about Object-based storage. Vanessa Alverez also hosted the  panel. The panelists included representatives from Cleversafe, Amplidata, Caringo, and Rackspace. Unstructured content makes this hard.

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. While I am personally very confident that Google and Zoho will safeguard data stored on their server, there is still an inherent fear of putting up company and client data on their servers. There is no problem in having personal emails and chat on these servers, but putting company data on the cloud is just too much added responsibility. Even with our SharePoint Server installation, there’s very little official ITS support available.

Get your Geek on for a Free Houston Event: August 25, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Take an e-Learning Break

Windows Server 2008 R2. SharePoint 2010. This free event will highlight the latest in IT Process Management, Adobe, Cisco and Microsoft Technologies. You'll be able to choose your own learning path by attending educational breakout sessions that are relevant to your specific needs. Also enjoy a complimentary lunch and be eligible to win terrific prizes! Topics covered include: Microsoft Office 2010. Exchange 2010. And more. Agenda: [link]. Register: [link

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. I'm writing this post for both attendees of the session to have some notes and for people who were not at the session to hopefully get value from the discussion that happened there. Provide the content.

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Analysis of ProtoSphere/Lync Integration

Kapp Notes

Last week, ProtonMedia made a formal announcement about a project I first reported on in September  of this year that ProtoSphere, the 3D enterprise collaboration and learning tool, is  now fully integrated with Microsoft’s  Lync Server 2010. Event. Technical Product Manager of Microsoft Lync. Analysis. Additionally, the integration means that the VoIP is always on. When: Tuesday, Dec.

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Often there is the possibility to host the platform on your own server, but you can also host it externally. sharepoint ) What is it? Photo: participants in our workhshop on online facilitation In many situations non-ICT specialists want to organise some online conversations and are looking for a good online space. You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. Possibility 1.

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. Contact list.

Information, Press Releases and Industry Happenings

Kapp Notes

Lync is the new family brand for the products formerly known as Communications Server, Communications Online and Communicator. Lync has been designed to work with Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Exchange, which reduces end-user adoption hurdles. Source Microsoft Lync: A New Name for a New Generation of Unified Communications Solutions ) 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Space In relation to the announcement of Microsoft Lync, ProtonMedia announced that its ProtoSphere virtual immersive environment for the high-performance workplace will support the new Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Google vs Blackboard; who’d win?

Dont Waste Your Time

And it’s not just the advances with Google Docs which is doing this, Google is also taking another tack and attacking from a top-down approach - Google Mail has many institutions dumping their own in-house mail servers in favour of the centralised GMail … which the students can keep and continue using long after they’ve finished their studies. One of the many criticisms of Blackboard is that it is not customisable to the degree that we, the facilitators or educators, require. “Why won’t it … ?&#. “Why isn’t it. ?&#. “How does it. ?&#.

We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

It's obvious that a Wiki would be a great help in my organization. A few years ago we started using SharePoint and now we are SharePoint junkies. The problem is that our SharePoint intranet has grown so immensely that it is now difficult to find information you need in a pinch. Here is what I have identified as our options: SharePoint Wiki – SharePoint 07 offers some basic Wiki options that would probably satisfy our needs. The problem is that we will not be upgrading to SharePoint until the end 0f 08 and we can't afford to wait that long.

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Optimizing MOSS Search / Metadata

eContent

decided to create a similar tutorial about MOSS Search (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Search). A few months back, I created a tutorial and provided examples on Google Search Metadata. Given the popularity of that post / tutorial, and to show I am not biased. Instructions. Download Viewing Option: Right click to download and run Powerpoint off line. Run it as a read only file.

Both sides now

Jay Cross

And not surprisingly, vendors are encouraging the trend–Microsoft and IBM have added wikis and blogging capabilities to enterprise apps including SharePoint and Lotus Quickr, while Google and upstarts like Socialtext, PBwiki, and Jive Software are luring corporate users with freebie accounts and dead-simple deployment. Warning to IT folks: Mayday! Mayday! Turf is being threatened.

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#IeL09 Knowledge Sharing

In the Middle of the Curve

More compelling when more heads. - Can enable with Sharepoint Clay Shirky - Here comes everybody - Sharing (twitter, yammer, flickr, lastfm) + Requires nothing on your part in regards to effort. Shared drives, project servers, email thread - Goal with integration Communities of Practice - Leadership - Using this to pilot SharePoint - Currently have few ways to collaborate - Bosses don't want to talk about "boss stuff" in open network. Focused primarily on social media and how involving users exchanging info into community of practice. Big enough to do. Connecting. Upload.

Is Enterprise 2.0 a crock?

Jay Cross

Wave is a distributed network model: traffic is routed peer-to-peer, not through a central server. People were gathering data sheets on SharePoint, Notes, and lots of undifferentiated collaboration tools. Yesterday I attended the Enterprise 2.0 conference , “the event that will make your company more agile.&#. First up was a Google presentation about Wave. was a crock.

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