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.

Hey Microsoft! Why Not Merge Outlook with SharePoint?

Dan Pontefract

It’s not exactly collaboration, rather, its piecemealed, jagged communication. Yet for most people it is the standard tool of collaboration. Why not merge communication with collaboration? Why does Microsoft continue to build SharePoint separate from Outlook and Exchange?

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Hey Microsoft! Why Not Merge Outlook with SharePoint?

Dan Pontefract

It’s not exactly collaboration, rather, its piecemealed, jagged communication. Yet for most people it is the standard tool of collaboration. Why not merge communication with collaboration? Why does Microsoft continue to build SharePoint separate from Outlook and Exchange?

SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?

Dan Pontefract

Since 2001, Microsoft has sold well over 100 million licenses of SharePoint generating more than $1 billion / year in revenue. Enter SharePoint 2010, due to release in Q2 of 2010. 1) Learning Management System (LMS) Federation. to a collaboration platform itself.

Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

I find the model useful to look at what kinds of social tools are most suitable for the type of collaboration or cooperation we’re trying to foster. For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. My focus is on what people DO with these tools, and very often I’ve seen people struggle with SharePoint.

Social tools or tools that are social?

Harold Jarche

Adding social (collaboration & cooperation) capabilities to existing productivity tools is a better approach than using a dedicated social platform, Valyanov suggests. But even Microsoft is offering a separate collaboration platform, Yammer, in support of Office365.

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More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. Yesterday I woke up and checked my email.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. A single ‘window into the org’ versus many separate applications and systems (I wrote about this here ).

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SharePoint is many things, but it misses the critical element of social media which is networked connection between people and ideas, easy discoverability, makes visible and allows people to act on weak ties, and support for other network-like interactions rather than closed group performance.

Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 10 2009 Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go? I HATE seeing the social and finacial capital lost on failed SharePoint installs.

Why Don’t You Have an Internal YouTube Video Sharing Service?

Dan Pontefract

Technology has more to do with whether an organization has the video sharing system in place in the first place and the wherewithal to fund such a system for its employees, be it internally or on the cloud if they don’t. What would I use to build out such a system?

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More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. timeline) for collaboration.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. timeline) for collaboration.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. timeline) for collaboration.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Our ministry’s IT department over the past few years developed one major collaboration application (consultation tool to develop consolidated Swiss statements for UN), based on MS Sharepoint. timeline) for collaboration.

finding people who know

Harold Jarche

Systems of engagement, like online communities of practice of enterprise social networks (ESN) can then be the bridges that connect personal sense-making with organizational knowledge, while collaborating in teams and groups. Finally, the enterprise can maintain systems of record (e.g.

Socialcast and social learning

Harold Jarche

We’ve been using Socialcast for a while now and for large organizations that have multiple silos of information in repositories like Sharepoint, it’s a pretty good platform.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments?

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

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. Clive on Learning , April 13, 2007 Wikis: Ways to use them for a more Collaboration and Interaction - Dont Waste Your Time , August 28, 2009 Do wikis work for any topic? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions.

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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. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. Collaboration is the key to success in both working and learning; they usually take place simultaneously. Students everywhere joke about pre-historic systems.

Standalone LMS is Still Dead (rebutting & agreeing w/ Dave Wilkins)

Dan Pontefract

If not, how can we take the formal learning features of an/the LMS, and federate with existing corporate systems (to create a learning, content, collaboration ecosystem panacea). Again, what we’ve created is a seamless, federated workflow system for the employee.

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1840 - the introduction of the penny postal system in the UK, and also started the first distance education, a shorthand course. 1968 - Stanford Instructional TV network - one of the first nation-wide systems. There: the first closed circuit TV system. The internet is a truly democratic system. LMSs: BB, D2L, Sharepoint, Moodle. The Mayflower Steps. When we talk about the future, we step out into the unknown. Macy''s, in New York.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Example: collaboration. Example: sharepoint. Higher ground.

A Window Into The Org

Dan Pontefract

tools and applications in the organization, we arguably have seen both a positive uptake by employees, and correlated increases of collaboration. Imagine if you will, in the learning space specifically, that every time a new eLearning course was developed, that a new portal, system or application was also introduced where the employee had to log into to access the actual course. collaboration enterprise 2.0 knowledge management learning management system technology web 2.0

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 1, 2011 AfriHealth : Using IT to Establish Health Care Information Systems, Nairobi, Kenya. link] December 6-8, 2011 Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems : Computing, Networking and Services (MOBIQUITOUS), 8 th annual, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clayton R.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

If an organization is committed to Microsoft Sharepoint, IBM Lotus, Salesforce, SAP, or another proprietary solution for in-house communication and project management, the workscape designer tweaks that platform for optimal learning rather than trying to replace it. Collaboration 276.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. link] December 9-14, 2012 Large Installation System Administration (LISA) Conference, 26 th , San Diego, California, USA. Clayton R.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

technologies for internal communication and collaboration within their company. And I'm certainly seeing a lot of SharePoint. An example of that is the adoption of Distributed Content Editing via an agreed to technology such as Wiki, Shared SharePoint Documents, Google Docs, etc.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning.

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool Tool Set 2009 Knowledge Work Types LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers SharePoint Using SharePoint SharePoint Examples SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 Long Tail Long Tail Blogging is Dying? It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is.

KM2010 - Washington DC

Dave Snowden

The emphasis on Sharepoint for example; this competent file/data sharing product seems to have got a stranglehold on collaboration and corporate use of social computing. Sharepoint looks to be knowledge management's Sick Stigma , the albatross of the ancient mariner, over constrained and over structured for what should be a fluid dynamic system. The opening day of KM World 2010 and for the first time on the East Coast.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. This is something that gets discussed as emergent: see Emergent Knowledge Management , Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , and Future Platforms for eLearning.

KCUK09 - conference blog 2

Dave Snowden

The highlight of day two for me (ignoring my keynote on which I am not qualified to make a judgement) was this wonderful statement about a Sharepoint implementation from a speaker who will, for the sake of his career remain nameless : It matches the aspirations of our chief executive who doesn't want people messing about with face book. Sharepoint came in for a fair amount of criticism which doesn't surprise me, its far too structured for KM.

Wiki Owner

Tony Karrer

Choose all that apply Technologies Used Percent % Corporate Collaboration Portal (eg. Sharepoint) 57% Peer Coaching/Teaching 52% Media sharing (images, videos) 48% Collaborative Spaces - Wikis 47% Blogs 45% Learning Systems for Social Learning (LMS/LCMS) 42% Social Networks 41% Employee Profiles 33% Content Ratings and Reviews 13% Twitter and Mobile Content 12% So I'm not 100% sure I get the disconnect.

What will change in 2010?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Or you could collaborate simultaneously. Wave is a platform that both facilitates collaboration and documents it. Who needs to be confined by the likes of SharePoint when you can easily see how everything is related?

Familiarity breeds usefulness

Dave Snowden

We saw this in the early days of knowledge management, with the creation of scalable and affordable collaboration environments. Social computing, a new technology should have disrupted collaboration technologies in organisations but all too often we see the old models being perpetuated.

Short, medium and long-term views about the Internet

Harold Jarche

The approach from existing software vendors and established organisations is that Internet technologies can help you become more effective and efficient in your current business model through systems for collaborative work (e.g. Sharepoint ) or online education (e.g.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

Xerox Learning, DDI, Forum Corporation, and hundreds of other “instructional systems companies” sprung up. Don't I just use SharePoint? This is a very strange time.