SharePoint Templates for Academic Departments

Tony Karrer

I have recently been charged to lead a team to assist with the design, look, feel and governance of our existing SP deployment. I work at a University and one of our first task’s is to work on a template that might meet 80% of an Academic Departments needs. I’m wondering in your search if you’ve come across others who may have created a more customized template that better suits the needs of a department vs the out of the box templates that you might be able to share.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 5

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To filter the results, though, I did something different: url~youtube This creates a regular expression search in the Media table, looking for a media URL that contains the string 'youtube'. Again, normally I would use a specialized email template to fix this.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, instead of creating a course simply by filling in boxes in predefined forms, I can think about the structure and format ahead of time and design it exactly how I want. Anyone with their own gRSShopper instance can import them and use this as a template to create their own course.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

p (I have to do a Google search on 'WinSCP show hidden files' to remember how to find hidden files like.htaccess -- ah, here it is.) I should put a header and footer template on the page that will contain the styling I need, plus any Javascript libraries.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 9

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Figure 117 - RSS Newsletter page in the Page Editor Some things to note: - I've made the heading pretty generic (I may actually make it a template in the future) by using page variables (such as [*page_crdate*] and site variables ( like st_url ).

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Now when I list feeds , there's a way to filter the listing: Figure 83 - List Feeds - search function This is the bit that's broken. [ Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7] OK, I've put on some Cœur de pirate and am set for today's work.

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Supporting our Brains

Clark Quinn

One of the ways I’ve been thinking about the role mobile can play in design is thinking about how our brains work, and don’t. And to me, these are principles for design: So, for instance, our senses capture incoming signals in a sensory store. design meta-learning mobile

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Did You Know 2.0" (shifthappens)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 8 Random Facts Meme (via Karyn Romeis) | Main | Random Surrealism Generator » August 03, 2007 "Did You Know 2.0" (shifthappens) MUST SEE video from shifthappens. Why must see?

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere


Regardless of the industry, organizations need to pay attention to these numbers and prioritize designing for mobile consumption.

Xyleme Named a Top 20 Authoring Tool for 2018 by Training Industry


Studio, Xyleme’s Authoring platform, allows teams to author collaboratively, create consistent branding with templates, and author once in XML and publish to any web, print, or mobile format. Feb 12th 2018 – Xyleme, Inc. was named by Training Industry a 2018 Top 20 Authoring Tool.



Content output templates. Learning teams can use an LCMS to develop content using design templates, reusing content elements across courses and learning departments, importing and integrating content from other authoring tools, and publishing the content to multiple outputs and devices.

The role of the university?

Clark Quinn

Now, I talked some time ago about my ongoing search for wisdom , and the notion of a wise curriculum coupled with a wise pedagogy very much permeate my thinking. Sure, there’d likely be some templates around for learning, but it’d be more self-directed, customizable, and put the appropriate responsibility on the learner. Tags: design social strategy

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere


She searches for the company’s latest performance review procedures and begins taking notes on action items. Whether searching for just-in-time information or taking a formal learning course, this type of varied mobile interaction isn’t out of the ordinary in today’s workforce.



Instructional Designers (IDs) are now under more pressure than ever to deliver the best content, and a tool that many IDs are familiar with is a Learning Management System (LMS). This is an important aspect of the Instructional Designer’s job. Faceted, Object Search. ?. ?.

Learning Trends 2014


I also noticed that there is a lot of "buzz" around responsive design. Or, they are "toolkits" for loading your own content into JavaScript templates. Responsive design means a new way of thinking about your development process and new skills that are needed.

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Content engineering

Clark Quinn

We’ve heard about learning engineering and while the focus is on experience design, the pragmatics include designing content to create the context, resources, and motivation for the activity. You can customize the content you’re searching for with filters. What’s involved is tighter templates around content roles, metadata describing the content, and management of the content.

Rendering plants for people

Dave Snowden

I'm also using the occasion to flesh out some of the Zurich work on creating templates for SenseMaker® projects, so expect some more on that over the next few days. A simple search on Denning + Forbes + IBM will give you the rest and I recommend reading them.

Are you able to personalize your content? LCMS 3.7 can help you!


This is because they are getting used to obtain a personalized experience in their day to day life: their personalized news feed on Facebook, their personalized product recommendations on Amazon or their personalized restaurant search results on Yelp. include: Microsoft Word Output – Publish your content in Word format whose design is defined through your own Word templates. More and more, users are demanding that their learning be personalized.

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Goals: to design innovative ePortfolio models, to pilot these modules through case studies in 40 schools, to select evidence for the the efficiency of teaching and learning approaches, and promote strategies of effective practice. The main tasks: design, develop, implement, suggest.

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CERT and performance support

Clark Quinn

Consequently, the design is very focused, making sure the volunteer responders are safe, not going beyond their training, and first identifying and categorizing the help needed, before actually taking any action. If you follow the directions, you’ll be led to create a team, check in, and head off on the first area needing to be searched. I hope I never have to, but I feel better knowing that if I do, there’s a lot of well-designed support.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Many of the comments I received relate to the eternal debate over optimal incentive design, and whether it’s desirable (or even possible) to measure and reward effort vs. activities vs. outcomes. Another worry is that the poor content generated by the phoning it in strategy will clutter up the Intranet or Extranet, obscuring the good stuff and making it harder for people to navigate, search, etc. more templates easy to download Leave a Comment { 1 trackback } Enterprise 2.0

2018 OLDaily Survey

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This isn't a big item for me, but it's one of the questions on the SurveyMonkey default template, and it's the first thing spammers mention ("Your blog is so well designed,") so I was a bit curious. I got 64 responses to my survey, which is a response rate of 0.3

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

iWitness , our project to create a tool to aggregate social media by time and place, is now well underway, and we're looking forward to sharing some of our thinking about the design of the tool with you in the coming weeks.

LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

You can search by keyword, select the slides, set the delay between slides, and publish it. This is a viewer designed specifically for viewing historical atlases online. Marc MGee and Dave Siegel: Enhanced Catalog Searching with Geospatial Technology. They’re working on ways to spatially search information in the Harvard Library system. This open source app lets users browse and search, and reserve the carrel.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Social search will drive value. The promise of social search will finally bear fruit, with for once enterprise technology moving ahead of consumer tech. Rich profiling of users, what they are working on, what they are searching for, and what they are finding useful in their tasks will drive highly contextual and relevant results, including selective context-based push of information.

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

one FACEBOOK) - scruffy works: let the links fail to make it scale - democracy rules: open, free and universal (it''s an experiment that can never be rerun (but there''s ways we could kill it) - but we lost (for a time) conceptial and contextual - the semantic web - missing links - search engines fill the gap - "You couldn''t build Google until there was enough of the web to make it." - the web is a network of netword that grows because we put stuff on it - web 2.0,

Adventures in logomachia (or…Page Rage redux)

Adaptive Path

In this post, I share thoughts on Page Rage, my “search and replace” experiment, and how it shifted my thinking. I leave you with three simple steps to begin your own experiment and see how it opens new vistas for digital experience design. I’ve spent the last 15+ years designing digital experiences for the Web, so there are a lot of Web Pages in my past. And this means we need to change the words we use to design them.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Playing (Serious) Tricks on the Mind

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Huggable is a robotic communication avatar designed for social interactions, education, healthcare and other applications. The early AI researchers made the common mistake that logical thinking (chess) was a sign of intelligence instead of a sign of intelligent search in a solution space.

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can find a little cheat sheet and template here.

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Limits of Search In Value from Social Media , I looked at a scenario where I'm evaluating a particular solution for my company / organization. These are common questions when only search is used. Often it's difficult to use search to address: Experience - What have been the experiences of other organizations (not the canned case studies) when they’ve used this solution. You will notice that in this template question, I am asking for a conversation.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

It could possible be mentioned explicitly the importance of the architecture and design of Web 2.0 Social bookmarks that transform the act of “searching&# into “finding&#. As I understand it, the first S stands for search… but there doesn't seem to be a search feature on your new site. Since there is a search feature built into WordPress, someone probably removed the PHP tag from the template.

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

As I understand it, the first S stands for search.but there doesn't seem to be a search feature on your new site. Since there is a search feature built into WordPress, someone probably removed the PHP tag from the template. Social bookmarks that transform the act of "searching" into "finding". It could possible be mentioned explicitly the importance of the architecture and design of Web 2.0

On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton

Search. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. We have the templates. Bob Sutton.

LMS Selection Process

Tony Karrer

So, first, what am I talking about: How to Conduct a Successful Learning Management Systems (LMS) Selection Process LMS Selection Background: I'm coming from a background of personally working and coaching on a bunch of LMS selection, installation and configuration projects and being heavily involved in the design and development of several custom LMS implementations. I have a few example templates.

A hedgehog view of the world

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The design template is available as a download from Thingiverse ; once you’ve got it, all you need is a laser cutter (you’ve got a few of those lying around in your junk drawer, right?) Twitter Brings Search On Site To All. Informal Learning 2.0

Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Firstly, it models so beautifully how to combine blogging and reflective practice – I think this post is an excellent template for teachers.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

It’s logical and natural to think that all the good new product ideas come out of the design department and R&D labs, that the folk in the IT department are the best ones to help you with your computer problem, and that the engineers are the only ones who can figure out why the doors start rattling after 5,000 miles on the road. Search is the dominant navigation paradigm. People navigate online content by typing words into search boxes rather than navigating through menus.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A template helps organize those who feel a bit intimidated by the practice. And remind people of the power of search.

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No Sweat DIY Infographics

Beth Kanter

Therefore, we want an end product that looks good, professional, and captures attention and if we lack graphic design chops we turn to in-house graphic designers or hire professional designers. I couldn’t agree more!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster | Main | "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) » February 06, 2008 Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor I have used a lot of online photo editors like fauxto and pixer. I also know about the online version of Photoshop.whatever. For my money, out of the current crop, Picnik nails it. I mean in an Apple sense of this phrase, Picnik just works. Even just from the initial standpoint of not requiring registration to use the site to the reasonable nature of their pricing/premium plans to the usability and (to date) reliability of the functionality.Im sold.good job guys. February 06, 2008 in Cool Tools | Permalink Technorati Tags : photo editing , picnik TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor : Comments 5rygeytre Posted by: salome | March 23, 2009 at 09:56 AM [link] has a neat set of fun photo web tools (filters, effects and templates). Posted by: WHAKd | March 06, 2009 at 01:23 AM Totally agree. I love it and have been really using it a lot. The only issue I have is that when you use the "right-click" send to Picnik feature, it often has to start up the first time and you have to send it again with the image or page you want. Other then that. Love it. Posted by: lkraus | February 06, 2008 at 09:39 AM The comments to this entry are closed. T2 Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) gapingvoid Understanding Comics Quoth he. "The hallmark of revolution is that the goals of the revolutionaries cannot be contained by the institutional structure of the society they live in. As a result, either the revolutionaries are put down, or some of those institutions are transmogrified, replaced, or simply destroyed. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay Shirky My latest additions to stuff Here are some of my main headings, although you might be better served just following the latest things Ive found here. books futures Web 2.0 and check this one as well e-Places to visit copyright game studies anthropology mobile learning e-learning things you should read stat counter View My Stats kaboodle Oehlerts Book. The Digested Digest Categories 9/11 Alienware is So. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!! Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder." From the land of Huh? Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0 MASIE Center metadata Mindmapping Mobile Learning Music nature of the universe type stuff Networks Neuro New Learning Models New Tech/Cool Tech Newsletter Open Source podcasting/audioblogging Quote of the Day Quotes Reference Research RSS Search Security Seminal Works Social Social Media Sports Standards The Application Becomes the Platform The Big Question The G Word The Law Things I Never Thought Id See video Virtual Worlds Visualization web conferencing Web/Tech Weblogs Welcome Message Widgets Wikis Working Together Kurt Lewin on The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on where I am linking to all the Lewin stuff I find. If you find something, just tag it with kurt+lewin to add it to the mix. typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003

A New Website, Part Seven - Converting The Data

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did this so it would be easier to write templates and the like to display the content. It also means I can draw from the examples of Drupal designers when I do have to create some custom content. Of course, many of these were designed for Drupal version 5, and won't work in the Drupal 5.0 Some more searching revealed some more discussion, including more posts from Digital Spaghetti but also some from gusaus talking about structured blogging.

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Doc Searls Weblog · Still at Newspapers 1.x

Doc Searls

Worst of all, Google and Yahoo and Technorati and Icerocket and all your other search engines ignore it. Today we see the networked world through search engines. This will provide paths for search engine spiders to follow back in those archives as well.

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