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 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. See Learning Community, Peers and Outside Experts for more description of possible design elements. Will it make the most sense as SharePoint 2010 begins to roll out into organizations?

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Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | 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… Mar 23 2009 Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience Published by Nancy White at 1:45 pm under collaboration , technology stewardship 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. SharePoint is a silo builder, not buster.

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. 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. See also on SharePoint.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | 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… Mar 23 2009 Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience Published by Nancy White at 1:45 pm under collaboration , technology stewardship 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. SharePoint is a silo builder, not buster.

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. Our IT department therefore concludes that MS Sharepoint is the basis on which to build SDC’s collaboration platform. Some of the questions turning in my mind are: * What was MS Sharepoint initially conceived to be? Tool is a piece of code designed to do a particular thing.

SharePoint Templates for Academic Departments

Tony Karrer

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was “Lots of SharePoint”. I received the following inquiry in between the time I finished writing my predictions and when it went live: I found your post, SharePoint Examples , regarding finding others using SP in training organizations. I have recently been charged to lead a team to assist with the design, look, feel and governance of our existing SP deployment.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | 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… Jan 05 2010 More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology Published by Nancy White at 8:03 am under Digital Habitats , international development , online interaction , technology stewardship , tools Yesterday I woke up and checked my email. Some of the questions turning in my mind are: * What was MS Sharepoint initially conceived to be?

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | 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… Jan 05 2010 More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology Published by Nancy White at 8:03 am under Digital Habitats , international development , online interaction , technology stewardship , tools Yesterday I woke up and checked my email. Some of the questions turning in my mind are: * What was MS Sharepoint initially conceived to be?

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | 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… Jan 05 2010 More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology Published by Nancy White at 8:03 am under Digital Habitats , international development , online interaction , technology stewardship , tools Yesterday I woke up and checked my email. Some of the questions turning in my mind are: * What was MS Sharepoint initially conceived to be?

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | 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… Jan 05 2010 More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology Published by Nancy White at 8:03 am under Digital Habitats , international development , online interaction , technology stewardship , tools Yesterday I woke up and checked my email. Some of the questions turning in my mind are: * What was MS Sharepoint initially conceived to be?

Microsoft Expression Web Designer

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I downloaded and tested the Expression Web Designer software. Pages are designed using CSS and standard HTML elements. Access to Microsoft controls and database services (ASP) and Sharepoint services is also enabled. Somebody working the server backend (databases, etc) can very easily set up this product to allow non-technical people to design complex websites. It is a very large download - 224 megabytes, plus the.Net framework.

Design 100

Fool or foolish?

Dave Snowden

Good presentation and design are important in communication to engage people, but then there has to be something of substance. Having All Fools Day as your birthday means that you rapidly become hyper-cautious until midday or simply avoid communication.

On organisational change

Dave Snowden

All of which brings me to the promised theme of this blog, namely how to take the ecological rebalancing ideas of the rewilding movement and apply them to organisational design, with a smidgeon of anthro-complexity thrown in for good measure. Sin in organisational design.

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Small actions to create meaning

Dave Snowden

I probably stoked the fires a little by repeating a tweet of similar vintage namely: SAFe is to Agile what Six Sigma is to Innovation and Sharepoint is to Knowledge Management. A naive belief that it is possible to design a large scale human system in a context free way. The last few days have seen one of the periodic retweeting of a three year old post I wrote with the title SAFe the Infantilisation of Management.

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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What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

And lately, I’ve been hearing the question about “what’s your <x> stack” [x|x=’design’, ‘development’, …]. Also enterprise wide portal tools like Sharepoint. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work.

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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.

working smarter case study

Harold Jarche

The university transitioned from designing processes for formal learning to increasing support for informal learning by: Establishing a learning & performance innovation team. Enable people in work teams and communities of practice to narrate their work, using existing tools such as Sharepoint, blogs, wikis, and discussion forums.

Dan Pontefract: Open Thinking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The experience is really fragmented, from the LMS to (hundreds and hundreds of) Sharepoint sites, social media, and then external. We want to pull ll our content off our LMS, Sharepoint sites, etc., We made a shift from the typical Instructional Designer to 'Learning Experience Designers', who bring different skillsets - novelists, videographers, musicians, etc., Talking directly with designers so people can see the impact of change requests.

Ask not for whom the Reaper comes

Harold Jarche

And here you come, dragging your new stakeholder relationship and your sparkling new EPSS behind you, or your cheap-as-heck Web services portal, or your SharePoint, or your WordPress site. While the course purveyors look to “leverage” informal and social learning for their schooling tools, they should note that levers are designed to move things, and it will be the courses that move – into a darker corner.

Knowledge artisans choose their tools

Harold Jarche

In the unattained summit of social business , Ton Zylstra writes: So we talked about how corporate systems might integrate social media tools into sharepoint and ERP-software, but not about the notion that it is quickly becoming ridiculous that IT departments should be prescribing what tools professionals should use at all, and not just stick to managing and securing the data flowing through those tools. Knowledge Artisans not only design the work but they can do the work.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

She learned how to be an effective participant and this helped propel her to become a designer. Prediction #5 => Lots of SharePoint This prediction is somewhat simple to make: Many organizations have SharePoint installed and IT will install more of it. SharePoint 2010 looks to be a much better product (think Windows 3.1 – third major version by Microsoft) Social learning (or specific implementations) are going to grow in importance Seems to make it pretty clear to me.

Virtual Worlds: Affordances and Learning

Clark Quinn

Tony also presented, in particular, some principles about designing learning for virtual worlds (see slide 17 here ). Interestingly, they aren’t specific to virtual worlds, and mirror the principles for designing engaging learning experiences that come from the alignment of educational practice and engaging experiences I talk about in my book. Two days ago I attended the 3D Teaching, Learning, & Collaboration conference, organized by Tony O’Driscoll.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

Front-running companies are installing social networks like Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, Sharepoint, Ideo, and HootSuite like there’s no tomorrow. Google designs its apps for mobile before porting them to PCs. How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. The only question is how soon.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Does your company use an open source Enterprise Content Management Solution, or perhaps Sharepoint or Documentum?) link] Michael Penney October 9th, 2009 at 08:57 | #2 Reply | Quote “Does your company use an open source Enterprise Content Management Solution, or perhaps Sharepoint or Documentum?)&# Many companies use Alfresco – open source ECMS. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

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. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

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: sharepoint. Higher ground. I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. You can train people but they may or may not learn. Training often fizzles. Learning is better than training, but learning is not enough to make sure the job gets done.

Familiarity breeds usefulness

Dave Snowden

Sharepoint is a good example of this, a competent file storage system it is over structured for human collaboration, instead of augmenting human capability it constrains that capability. The landscape metaphor is a good one, there is structure, there is design and there is engineering (often massive in scale), but the outcome is something which is blend of the formal and the random.

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?

Is Enterprise 2.0 a crock?

Jay Cross

“We are shifting from waterfall design to agile development.&# “We’re providing tools and technology to support change agents.&# “This makes it easier for people to share and learn things.&# People were gathering data sheets on SharePoint, Notes, and lots of undifferentiated collaboration tools. Yesterday I attended the Enterprise 2.0 conference , “the event that will make your company more agile.&#. First up was a Google presentation about Wave.

Online Conference

Tony Karrer

New Organizers and New Designs Now, I'm not saying that there's anything new about holding an online conference. Once you go to an online conference it suddenly allows all sorts of new conferences, new organizers and new designs to flourish. I've really not spent a lot of time looking at different models, but it seems like there are several common design questions that come into play: Number of Sessions - You can go anywhere from Single Event Webinars (e.g.,

3 days @ Lake Como, thinking about exaptation

Dave Snowden

Darwin in his day talked about traits appear to be imperfectly designed, in effect they are jury-rigged from available material. A half way house between the over structured use of Sharepoint and the total free flow of social computing. It wasn't designed for that , its a new application; an example of exaptation. Today was a bit of a saga travel wise, but the destination was worth it. My day started at 0815 persuading my wife to take me Swindon Station.

Reflecting on my 2011

Jay Cross

how to design a more fun, meaningful life. Topics include Sharepoint, Jive, learning+working, rough drafts of articles, resource lists, and notes for various articles. Organizational Design, Aaron 160.

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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. Generally, we suggest: Design for short and long term goals. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. By Jay Cross | Chief Executive Officer, Internet Time Alliance.

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

He [.] # Full Circle Associates » More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology on 05 Jan 2010 at 8:05 am [.] Use the Spidergram ( [link] ) as a talking tool, and then, if their arguments are verbally convincing, try USING different [.] # Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities » More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology on 06 Jan 2010 at 9:47 am [.]

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

He [.] # Full Circle Associates » More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology on 05 Jan 2010 at 8:05 am [.] Use the Spidergram ( [link] ) as a talking tool, and then, if their arguments are verbally convincing, try USING different [.] # Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities » More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology on 06 Jan 2010 at 9:47 am [.]

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. Elliott Masie Learners as designers. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort. We strongly believe the #LCBQ offers an opportunity to have something online that's like a sophisticated cocktail party.

Full Circle Associates " Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity

Nancy White

He [.] # Full Circle Associates » More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology on 05 Jan 2010 at 8:05 am [.] Use the Spidergram ( [link] ) as a talking tool, and then, if their arguments are verbally convincing, try USING different [.] # Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities » More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology on 06 Jan 2010 at 9:47 am [.]

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

He [.] # Full Circle Associates » More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology on 05 Jan 2010 at 8:05 am [.] Use the Spidergram ( [link] ) as a talking tool, and then, if their arguments are verbally convincing, try USING different [.] # Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities » More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology on 06 Jan 2010 at 9:47 am [.]

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 Simon Carswell February 9, 2009 at 3:56 am I think one of the problems with of Sharepoint is that it attempts both to be a structured, workflow type system at the same time as a Web 2.0 For example, one the first comments by Mr. Carswell is that Sharepoint is excluded because it imposes structure.

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

Andy McAfee

For example, one the first comments by Mr. Carswell is that Sharepoint is excluded because it imposes structure. Sharepoint allows the user to utilize this structure but also allows for organizational customizations. I think one of the problems with of Sharepoint is that it attempts both to be a structured, workflow type system at the same time as a Web 2.0 It could possible be mentioned explicitly the importance of the architecture and design of Web 2.0

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lili Cheng, Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Lab, Microsoft Designing Applications and Services for Our Social Nature We asked people in a mall who they interact with, they would put themselves at the centre and different groups of people in clusters around them. Discussion of Microsoft vis-a-vis Facebook, whether people use Sharepoint, its relation to open source, etc.)