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 Social Learning Experience

Tony Karrer

I had a great conversation last week that sparked an early stage idea for what I think would be a wonderful way for learning and development organizations to leverage SharePoint better. You can find more on this by going to the LearnTrends – SharePoint in Corporate Learning Recordings.

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.

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. Allison Anderson Manager Leadership Learning Environments Intel Using SharePoint as a one-stop-stop for our Career Development instructors around the globe, to access the tools and resources they need.

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?

A Simpler, Quicker Route Toward Advanced Analytics


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.

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.

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.

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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.

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February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Informal learning from the horse’s mouth - Informal Learning , February 3, 2010. SharePoint Social Learning Experience - eLearning Technology , February 1, 2010. Formalizing informal learning? - Learnlets , February 16, 2010. Jay’s latest book focuses on social & informal learning in the cloud - Internet Time , January 31, 2010. Tags: General Informal Learning February 1, 2010 to February 27, 2010.

Is Your Measuring Stick Allowing You To Manage For The Better.

Dashe & Thomson

She currently leads training at General Mills for Standard Desktop Applications, SharePoint, and New Hire Orientation. Training uses evaluations, both formal and informal.

Unicorn praised for information security

Unicorn Training

Unicorn Training has built its ISMS in SharePoint and information security has been embedded in the core operation of the business.Stuart Jones, Unicorn Training Director of IT, said: “We are really pleased with the audit report. We’ve worked hard this year to implement the recommendations in our initial report and develop new safeguards and measures to ensure our clients can continue having complete confidence that their information is secure.

Driving the Informal with the Formal

Big Dog, Little Dog

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. Thus while there may be a lot of informal learning occurring, a lot of it are repeats.

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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.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not so of a new generation of social networking technology, which is being used to provide software services under trading names such as Ning, CollectiveX, Sossoon, Hiitch, Huddle, Mzinga, British Telecom's Workspace (project management), Clearspace, and even Microsoft's Sharepoint.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

3 Training Tips to Increase Employee Engagement with SharePoint. If you’re looking for an easy way to get people more involved with your training program and your organization uses SharePoint, check out these three ideas for easy boosts in engagement and retention.

How Content Curation Wins the Day

Learning Rebels

When it comes to content curation, finding information on the internet is not the problem. One might ask – with all this readily available information on hand, why do I have to be responsible for organizing it? The rest of our knowledge comes from informal and social sources.

Tech Tuesday: 5 Things We Learned Using Microsoft PowerBI


To tease out these nuggets of information, mLevel has leveraged Microsoft’s PowerBI to create a dashboard that allows every employee the opportunity explore our data. These dashboards are accessible 24/7 and are served up through an internal SharePoint site.

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.

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.



SHAREPOINT. Sharepoint is a web based application that integrates with Microsoft Office. While it was primarily sold as a document management and storage system, due to its high configurability, the usage patterns for Sharepoint vary from organization to organization. .

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?

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.

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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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.

#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!

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Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

Using David Wilkins diagram: We are talking about how formal (or informal) can leverage tools that employees will be using outside of the context of learning. This could be: SharePoint, Yammer, Confluence, etc. InGenius should integrate into SharePoint.

Snake Oil 2.0: Lipstick on a pig

Jay Cross

Several large LMS companies added “informal learning&# to their sales shticks this week. One says “All documents accessed can be tracked as informal learning events.&# (Documents are events?) Related: Informal Snake Oil. What really is informal learning?

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.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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


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.

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.

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Communication Planning is the Key to Learning Success


Does their manager inform them? Many organizations include a change management workstream for learning initiatives to ensure that the audience is properly informed. How do people at your organization learn about a training requirement or a learning event?

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.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

Home vs. Work I asked the audience if it was easier to get information at home or at work or about the same. This goes along with the prediction that employees will increasingly hack work so that they can get access to information and people they need to reach. SharePoint We had some very interesting exchange around SharePoint. But I had to share the comment: When I train on SharePoint, the biggest issues is that people don't understand what's possible.

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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