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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. were similar.

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. consists and, specifically, how SharePoint measures up. The social software stack, in particular the difference between collective understanding and collaborative understanding, frames Vander Wal's perspective. Web 2.0 social media e-Learning 2.0

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Tools Adoption Ideas Webinar Software - Adoption Advice Enterprise 2.0 - What's the PU? And I'm certainly seeing a lot of SharePoint.

12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

View, edit, and share files online with your students through SharePoint and Office Web Apps. Microsoft’s Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide offers countless ideas on digital storytelling techniques for teachers, points to valuable digital storytelling resources for educators, and tips for various software products most commonly found in digital storytelling projects. SkyDrive.

Learning, Net Generation, Mind Mapping, Brain Training, & SharePoint

Big Dog, Little Dog

Freeplane: Free Mind Mapping Software - Freeplane. Freeplane is free mind mapping software based on FreeMind. SharePoint is not enterprise 2.0 [a Just a simple statement of fact: SharePoint is not enterprise 2.0. I reached this zen moment and it only took the first six hours of SharePoint Site Content Administrator (SCA) training for me to get there. That's right.

Thinking e-learning strategy? Think video

Connect Thinking

Examples include screen recordings of software applications and video demonstrations of a process. This could be your intranet or Sharepoint platform. If you are looking for a proprietary video platform (software as a service), have a look at: Brightcove. For producing screen recordings and briefings in Camtasia , you simply need to practice the Camtasia software.

4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn could lead to the integration of LinkedIn, SharePoint, Yammer, and Excel, resulting in the emergence of a comprehensive talent management platform. The executive runs a search of LinkedIn profiles, and then, presses a button to combine the results of the search with candidates sourced from SharePoint and Yammer in an MS-Excel sheet. billion USD.

This FREE Alternative to Might Surprise You


In a small team where resources like SharePoint aren’t a viable option, there has to be an alternative to sending these huge files to one another. I know, some of you are cringing, but I’m a believer … or maybe brainwashed… either way, in my opinion, Microsoft has the best software suite of business oriented applications. That’s it. Amazingly simple.

Insight: Learner journeys need to become seamless

Clive on Learning

But I don't see why it shouldn't be possible for everything else (the web articles, videos, software demos, PDFs, decision aids, wikis, forums and the like) to be handled through whatever intranet software an organisation has - SharePoint or something similar. This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The ninth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Learner journeys need to become seamless'. Easy access' means you log in once and once only as you move from site to site. features. insights

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Strategy" Fails Corollary: if you have SharePoint installed, you will be using SharePoint a lot more this year. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort. We would welcome lots of discussion. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0

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

Talented Learning

98% of its customers are software companies that need a better way to train their customers. Maestro can share user/completion data with existing LMSs, or SharePoint. Specialists are adding a level of expertise and guidance to their core product that hands-down provides more value than jack-of-all-trades software. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. link].

5 Reasons to Get Started with Office 365


Here are five reasons why Office 365 can help your productivity and mobility: Work with team members in real-time: No matter where you are in the world, Microsoft 365 allows you to create, edit, and share documents with team members using Office Web Apps and Microsoft SharePoint. Use email and manage contacts efficiently with Outlook Web App: With this software, you can brand your email address with your company name to build name recognition and market your business with customized materials that are easy to create. Don’t panic—Office 365 is here to help! Technology Posts

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions - The E-Learning Curve , October 19, 2009 Open Source LMS Comparison - The Learned Man , April 27, 2007 Open Source vs Commercial LMS - Learning Next , April 18, 2007 Sakai: Open Source … Open Minds by Larissa Biggers - Learning Solutions Magazine , December 13, 2009 SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

Eric Paul from Dell noted their shift from a software to a solutions company. When Deloitte tallied how much they were spending on printing, it made sense to move participant and instructor materials to the cloud, relying heavily on Sharepoint. What were they thinking? What were they thinking? I harkened back to stays at other facilities devoted to the development of leaders. On tour.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

The good news is that the tools and software become easier to use all the time. Prediction #5 => Lots of SharePoint This prediction is somewhat simple to make: Many organizations have SharePoint installed and IT will install more of it. We can either continue to have SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals or we can spend time to understand Using SharePoint.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

Develop an “Ask the Expert” forum (perhaps a Sharepoint site) in which learners and other team members can ask questions on particular topics. Obsidian Black generates native, responsive HTML5 content for complete platform compatibility, with no need to install extra software for delivery. New post Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget on Obsidian Learning.

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

Learning Visions

Performance Support: complete processes and tasks, make decisions software help (sims, walk-throughs, etc.) Access to Experts: ask questions, get guidance A directory of experts in your org (could be Sharepoint). Talent Management, software help, search engines, CMS, DMS, analysts, blogs, wikis, social network, authoring tools, LMS, assessments, etc. eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes. Here''s the event page describing the webinar. What is an ecosystem and why build it? with more on-demand training.

Profile of a learning architect: Julie Wedgwood

Clive on Learning

The team changed the way they delivered the ICT section of the Acute Trust’s junior doctors’ induction, including the provision of software simulations and e-learning to stop the previous practice of teaching new doctors very hurriedly on live data. The aim was to take learners on to the next stage where they could continue the discussion in forums within SharePoint.

Predictions and Fiction

CLO Magazine

Whether it’s the latest software application or a new LMS platform, technology should help workers do their job better, not take them out of it. A technology executive recently told me employees are feeling “software fatigue” as a result of being forced into applications and systems that take them out of the flow of their daily work. Yogi Berra had it right. “It’s election for proof.

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

These small groups of elearning designers and developers will have to do it all–manage the projects and handle graphics, video, narration and all the various software, including some sort of LMS. They will have a small budget to outsource some work, but even those dollars might be reallocated for new software or video equipment, which could make the elearning duties easier.

A comparison between LMS and CMS


Microsoft’s “ Sharepoint ” is an example of the former. LMS is, of course, a “Learning Management System” — a piece of software that lets you create, manage and present training content (which can be anything, from text and images, which is the most common case, to multimedia files). Sound quite similar? Some you could imitate, albeit poorly.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

Eric Paul from Dell noted their shift from a software to a solutions company. When Deloitte tallied how much they were spending on printing, it made sense to move participant and instructor materials to the cloud, relying heavily on Sharepoint. When I heard that Deloitte had purchased more than one hundred acres to construct a leader development facility in Dallas, I was stunned. What were they thinking? Then I heard that, in the midst of the great recession, they intended to spend as much as three hundred million dollars in constructing their center. What were they thinking?

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

Here’s a video showing Peter Butler, from BT, talking about Dare2Share (hosted on their enterprise intranet platform, MS Sharepoint), and explaining that it would have been impossible for L&D to provide all the learning materials that BT Engineers needed unless they had taken this “sharing&# approach to learning. Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

This could be: SharePoint, Yammer, Confluence, etc. If an organization has SharePoint and InGenius, my preference would be that social interaction occurs in SharePoint. InGenius should integrate into SharePoint. With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Or ????

Part 1: Driving Social Learning

CLO Magazine

“Whether that’s accessing a social media site or going to an internal SharePoint site or being able to post information to blog about something, we are giving them the business requirements that help them figure out the network bandwidth requirement, the software and technology infrastructure, desktop hardware that [employees] need,” said Mary Slaughter, senior vice president for talent management and development at SunTrust Bank. “How do you do it to enable, extend, accelerate what is already a process of work that you’re doing?”

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

Some have even been fairly successful, such as Yammer , Bloomfire , or Microsoft SharePoint. So to the creators of Learnist, if you read this post, think about licensing your software for corporate use (cheap licenses of course). I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies.

Widgit and they will come.

Learning with e's

I'm sat here in a computer suite at the University of Plymouth with a bunch of my colleagues, all trying to get our heads around the new MicroSoft SharePoint software which will be unleashed upon our unsuspecting students in the Autumn term. The bottom line is this - people will use a new technology or piece of software providing they see a clear benefit for it. Is SharePoint another weapon of mass distraction? Tags: affordances SharePoint constraints Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war! We need to consider the affordances and constraints.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The social business bandwagon has arrived and companies are installing Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, Sharepoint, HootSuite, and more to replace outmoded intranets and improve the way they transact business. Mobile devices route around IT; amateurs can bid software slaves do their will. Relying on such “free” software is penny-wise and pound foolish.

Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Social Software (7). eLearning Learning Hot List. June 19, 2009 to June 26, 2009. We will be publishing this kind of hot list each week and doing monthly and other summaries here using the social filtering mechanisms of Browse My Stuff. To receive these hot list posts, you will need to subscribe to the Best Of feed. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Top 100 Learning Game Resources - Upside Learning Blog , June 24, 2009. The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Lights, Camera, Action.Learn

Integrated Learnings

Pass it to the Video Editing Software. If you can barely hear the narrator, you can use audio editing software like Adobe Audition or Soundbooth to fix it. But until you've master that, use sound editing software to get the most from what you have. And, it's actually very simple to do using software like Adobe Encore. The software handles the rest. I'll often use Adobe Dreamweaver to create the web page to deliver the video or simply upload it to a video sharing site or corporate intranet site like Microsoft SharePoint. by Jonathan Shoaf. Hack it out.

Making the best use of the Learning Management System

Learning Wire

The Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application/platform for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of training courses. As for all software solutions, getting all your stakeholders onboard is essential to the success of an LMS platform. Teleworking can also allow learners to train at home, provided the LMS is accessible in SaaS mode (Software as a Service). … If you missed our previous article, click here ! When properly set up and used, the system controls every part of learning course. Ensuring Success with Your LMS.

Pinterest? Not a fan.but I'm paying attention.the Re-Rise of the Visual

Mark Oehlert

Just because I remain convinced that if you want to see what enterprise software /services are going to look like in 18-24 months (w/ some its already here, just not widely distributed ;-)).then Well holy cow, even the venerable software frankenstein that is SharePoint is lurching in those directions. I think I have a Pinterest account. I may have pinned something at some time.

Office Productivity Manager


Organizations invest millions of dollars in hard and software infrastructures like SharePoint, Lync or even Word, Excel and PowerPoint or Google apps, for that matter, and then accept an inferior use of these new tools. After more than 400 migration projects with organizations moving from one office environment to the next version I am still flabbergasted and confused about how easily the lack of productivity gains are accepted. Why is that

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.