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

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It’s perhaps fair to say a majority of Microsoft Outlook email users might utilize the following adage if pressed into a decision: “I’ll give you my email when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!”

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Hey Microsoft! Why Not Merge Outlook with SharePoint?

Dan Pontefract

For those enterprise clients and organizations who continue to use Exchange and Outlook, it begs the question … why isn’t SharePoint becoming part of both the back-end and the front-end? 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. 3) Content, Collateral and Community. . SharePoint 2010 has better 2.0

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. 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. This is valuable for large scale authoring and translation of content.

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.

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.

Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go?

Nancy White

My March post on SharePoint Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience continues to get hits in a way few of my hundreds of blog posts ever have. In each case there have been the following factors where the organization: was a beneficiary of free or low cost SharePoint software.

Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Does your enterprise content management solution provide this for you? In one case, they use a fairly rich enterprise content management (ECM) solution (a corporate-wide solution). There's some course content that should not be accessible outside a particular group. Oh, and let's not forget that a lot of companies are Using Sharepoint for the exact purpose of organizing the efforts and assets of learning development.

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

We will be starting with the topic: SharePoint in Corporate Learning Live Sessions: Tuesday March 10, 8 - 10 AM Pacific Thursday March 12 from 8 - 9 AM Pacific Community discussion will occur in between. The first day will be several presenters showing and telling what they've done with SharePoint. A lot of what will be shown is described at a high level in Using SharePoint and Examples of eLearning 2.0.

Valuable Content - Views and Social Signals

Tony Karrer

as Indicator of Valuable Content - Importantly My Content Since my aha moment, I've always been skeptical of using page views. Nancy's top ten posts for Q1 according to various social signals were: Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience - Full Circle , March 23, 2009 CoP Series #6: Community Leadership in Learning - Full Circle , March 10, 2009 Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed - Full Circle , March 6, 2009 CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

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 content will be transformed for easier consumption. Success metrics for learning will be based on content access, views, involvement and downloads.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

We need to ensure the privacy and security of our organisation’s content. A number of organisations have already recognised that the value of employee-generated content far outweighs any potential concerns. Tweet.

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

All of the larger organizations have and use Sharepoint. In the slide presentation, one conclusion offered is that content creation is a way to capture knowledge, even though we know that we can only “capture” a small part of our implicit knowledge by making it more explicit.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. I use it to filter and find all the best content on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Open Content Potential But There are Challenges This year I spent quite a bit of time looking at where and how open content could get leveraged in different ways.

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

Dan Pontefract

A few facts about YouTube: 24 hours of content is uploaded every minute. Sure, much of the content on YouTube may be coming from traditional media (clips of TV shows or movies, music videos, commercials, etc.) If you utilize Jive, SharePoint, Confluence, Liferay, etc.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

For most workplace eLearning the implication of this is that we are going to be getting asked a lot more about whether content will be accessible and work on other devices, e.g., mobile web access, home access, etc. How do we know what and where the content is?

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. Facebook for the organization implies three things: A development platform that serves up formal, informal and social content & connection for all. I’ll provide some feedback on that particular release in another blog posting (read Bill Simser for now) but what the conference itself got me thinking about was that, thankfully, the standalone LMS is definitely going to become redundant. Dinosaur.

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?

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

My contention (as expressed in LMS and Social Learning ) is that most of the vendors are getting this wrong. This could be: SharePoint, Yammer, Confluence, etc. It’s finding content that can fill the empty drums of enterprise 2.0 InGenius should integrate into SharePoint.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily displays the most relevant and interesting content from sites I choose. But everyone has a hand in selecting the content that is automagically drawn from those sources. Example: sharepoint. Higher ground.

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. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

Steve Wheeler - September 17, Riyadh - Notes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

LMSs: BB, D2L, Sharepoint, Moodle. 3.0 - active,social,community; rhizoonomy; connectivist; community is the curriculum; user and machine-generated content; etc. The Mayflower Steps. When we talk about the future, we step out into the unknown. Macy''s, in New York. Immigrants couldn''t imagine so many people, buildings so large. They wondered what the machine was in the wall that changed people. It was like magic. We look at technology and we glorify it.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. Many LMS vendors provide portlets, gadgets or widgets that allow for access of learning content (most often meaning courses and courseware) through the corporate portal. My gut says these tools are going to be separate from the LMS, e.g., SharePoint. But generally some of that content would be useful in a day-to-day context.

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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. Contents.

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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. PLE - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights - personal rights to content in PLEs vs. Corporate rights to content.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

And I'm certainly seeing a lot of SharePoint. Distributed Content Editing In thinking about various social software, I'm not so sure that I believe that adoption is nearly so neat. The adoption pattern is quite different than adoption of email or collaborative content editing.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

To put some flesh on each of these terms… Freeform means that the technology does not in any meaningful way impose, hardwire, or make and enforce assumptions about - Workflows - Roles - Privileges - Content - Decision right allocations Instead, people come together as equals within the environment created by technology, and do pretty much whatever they want. For example, one the first comments by Mr. Carswell is that Sharepoint is excluded because it imposes structure.

Skills Training

Tony Karrer

As I was thinking about this week's: SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference and my presentation March 17 on Web 2.0 I'm going to be curious to see what is described during the SharePoint sessions. Most training associated with SharePoint rollouts are more aimed at features and functions and it is up to the individual to figure out how that applies to their work and work group. Browse eLearning Content

KM2010 - Washington DC

Dave Snowden

While its good to see a lot of new people here, some of the content is worrying. 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.

Online Conference Formats

Tony Karrer

We had about 120 people for the Learn Trends on SharePoint in Corporate Learning and find the recording at SharePoint Video. Browse eLearning ContentWe've just seen an interesting experience with Jay Cross having pulled together a 24 hour, worldwide discussion on the future of learning at Learn Trends. You can find some of the recordings here. There's a discussion thread with feedback, and you can read some of Jay's thoughts on doing this.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Provide the content. I've embedded all the content from the slides. Provide thoughts around the content and the discussion. Content Quality / Regulated Content One of the most common initial objections is what about quality of the content. Fundamentally, the question is whether this same content is getting distributed through other means (think email or water cooler). Start them with initial structure and obvious placed to add content.

KCUK09 - conference blog 2

Dave Snowden

I'm also at a conference in Aberdeen for the next few days so expect a flurry of blogs if the content is interesting. 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.

Hungry to Connect

Tony Karrer

Look at the speakers in SharePoint Update who came and willingly pitched in and helped. When I think about the SharePoint Micro Virtual Conference, that's what it was all about. Browse eLearning ContentNancy Devine has been really helping me recently with comments on my blog on posts Topic Hubs , Good Writing , Search , Corporate Training.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year.

LMS and Social Learning

Tony Karrer

SharePoint and LMS seems to be a more common discussion: SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge? Increased Interest in SharePoint as a Learning Technology Extending elearning? Browse eLearning Content

Wiki Owner

Tony Karrer

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. Browse eLearning Content Stewart Mader points us to Sarah Denman's look at the four groups most likely to be involved in a wiki or other enterprise 2.0

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f Thought I’d do a quick post with some random follow-up thoughts: Skim Long Posts I asked at the start of the online session how many people had read my post that basically was very similar content. However, I think the amount of content that people will consume on mobile devices is limited. What’s the real change though is that we are becoming used to getting content both via our computer and on our mobile device.