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.

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.

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A Simpler, Quicker Route Toward Advanced Analytics

Vitalyst

Applications like Microsoft Dynamics and Power BI, Tableau, Salesforce, VBA, and SharePoint Designer provide access to unprecedented amounts of data. Data literacy, which is the ability to derive meaningful information from data , is not data expertise.

Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

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.

Informal Learning’s Many Shades of Gray

CLO Magazine

I’ve never liked the term “informal learning.” ” Unlike formal learning, which we qualified well with modalities such as the classroom and e-learning, informal learning seems to be the catchall for anything not formal. Everything from coffee breaks, to emails, to parking lot conversations falls under the informal domain based on this definition. First, let’s stop calling it informal learning.

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. Here are some specifics of what this reader is going for: We need to figure out a way to get information from other departments to make sure we have the most current information available. Or are they really using SharePoint or other ECM products for that?

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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. Note that this post uses as actual problem that is based on informal and social learning for the solution.

#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. . 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. Welcome, welcome all!

What matters is the question not the content: “One Idea + One Learning” = “Contexsual Learning”

Vignettes Learning

This kind of information was more often sought through direct inquiry than through what Morrison (1993) calls monitoring (observation). storytelling mentoring cognition stories tacit knowledge core capabilities informal learning adult learning

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops. Informal Audio/ podcasts. Informal Learnshop. Informal Case Studies. Informal Non-formal video. Informal Discussion group/ forum. Informal SharePoint. Informal RSS Feeds. Informal OJT.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

So this is how you represent your own understandings, and manipulate information, for your own purposes. These are to manage communication and information sharing between teams. Also enterprise wide portal tools like Sharepoint.

Training Reinforcement: An Insurance Policy for Your Training

Knowledge Guru

After training is over, you want your learners to be able to look up the information that was covered. But what good is a SharePoint site if learners can’t easily access it on their mobile device? Few topics get people less excited than insurance. Some cringe in frustration.

Why Learning Content Curation Matters

PDG

Instead of having volumes of courses that now feel too heavy with old information that needs continual maintenance, it’s time to edit the learner experience to the critical pieces and set up employees for immediate success. Training departments generate volumes of content.

Enterprise Content Sucks & You’re Not Doing Anything to Change It

Inkling

How do we unglue ourselves from the age of SharePoint, overgrown wikis, and static files like PDFs and Word Docs? News articles posted online can quickly be updated as new data is received, ensuring the reader is accessing the most accurate information possible. Content strategists need to be pushed towards solutions that allow for real-time, accurate information that can be consumed on any device.

Screencast of the Week - Sharepoint Intranet Launch at Hudson

Visual Lounge

Entertaining and informative. Check out Kris Rzepkowski's blog for a great post about the launch of Hudson's SharePoint Intranet (Challenge, User Research, Design, Development/Beta Launch) Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week?

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.

Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

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. Post them on a wiki or SharePoint. It seems to me that right now this is a wide open field.

E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

A failure isn’t an error or a mistake, but a beautiful piece of intelligence that informs your next move. Either way, the result informs her next move.

Performance Support Basics: How to Help at the Moment of Need

Bottom-Line Performance

Unfortunately, the information Kate is looking for is probably not easy to find. Oftentimes, organizations have hundreds (or even thousands) of sales aids and reference materials scattered across LMS’s, Sharepoint sites, and other locations.

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. Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn has created ripples in the world of technology.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

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.

7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

Learning Rebels

Let the people with whom you exchanged information know that they were special enough to make it into your card file. Take you notes and transfer the highlights to Evernote and share the file, or write them in a blog post and share with your team, or write them up and post to sharepoint.

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New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

Keyword search and an interactive transcript allow learners to quickly find information. For example, corporate MOOCs can take advantage of existing resources, like SharePoint and internal social networks, to enhance learner communication, collaboration, and support.

Do you know your E-learning Buckets?

Integrated Learnings

Knowledge management is a collection of information for employees to learn from. In the past I've used systems like wikis, Lotus Notes, and SharePoint to serve as knowledge management systems. By Jonathan Shoaf. I've discovered recently I don't like the term e-learning. This is because I recently had to go through the process of understanding what salary you pay someone who is an e-learning developer. It turns out that it varies dramatically depending on who you ask.

Information, Press Releases and Industry Happenings

Kapp Notes

A great deal seems to be happening in the e-learning space and I've been getting a number of press releases and information about product, events and other great happenings so I thought I'd share some of that information in this post. Lync has been designed to work with Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Exchange, which reduces end-user adoption hurdles.

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

eLearning 24-7

Thus, they would migrate over their SharePoint current solution – into LMS365 down the road – in a couple of years. So, LMS365 at some point down the “road” will have the feature sets from the SharePoint offering and whatever else is new within LMS365. With the SharePoint power from the SharePoint LMS from ELF, it will only get better. By the way, for folks who are seeking a LMS built on SharePoint, ELEARNINGFORCE is the best one out there.

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

Inkling

Inkling replaces binders, PDFs, and file-sharing platforms like SharePoint® with an integrated, searchable knowledge repository. For more information, visit www.inkling.com. Today, the Inkling team is thrilled to announce Inkling for Enterprise, a brand-new way for businesses to share knowledge.

Fifth Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Connect Communication Methods

InSync Training

For additional information and support, download the InSync Training infographic, What is Driving the Modern Learning Culture , and watch the recording of the BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?

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.

High Impact Blended Learning on a Tight Budget: How We Did It

Bottom-Line Performance

We chose to create a blended curriculum that focused heavily on the informal and strategically leveraged formal elements. This focus on the informal minimizes the ongoing resources needed to implement the curriculum once it’s developed.

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. 3) Create the information. 4) Store information where they can find it. There is beauty in simplicity.

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