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 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. SharePoint 2010 has better 2.0 Microsoft itself has developed the SharePoint Learning Kit.

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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.

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.

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.

Vander Wal on Sharepoint

Euen Semple

If your IT department has not yet deployed Sharepoint get them to read this post from Thomas Vanderwal which includes the following telling quote: “We went from 5 silos in our organization to hundreds in a month after deploying SharePoint”. They continue, “There is great information being shared and flowing into the system, but we don’t know it exists, nor can we easily share it, nor do much of anything with that information.”.

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.

Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration. Informal, opportunity-drive (serendipitous) collaboration is more like the free-for-all of an event like #lrnchat.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. Sure, clever instructors, faculty and learning administration management/leadership teams may find clever, albeit independent, ways in which to embed some form of informal and/or social learning before as well as after the event, but this is merely triage as opposed to a lobotomy. collaboration formal informal jon husband knowledge management learning management system social training

Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

Most large organizations have something like Microsoft Sharepoint, an intranet, or perhaps a social tool such as Socialcast. I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today.

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?

finding people who know

Harold Jarche

Finding People “Who Know” Is Winning Over Finding “The Information I Need”. Organizations are prioritizing their efforts between finding information or finding people and the latter is the more frequent choice. Sharepoint) as institutional memory.

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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.

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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Ask not for whom the Reaper comes

Harold Jarche

My colleagues and I often get cast as informal learning zealots in pieces written to placate the training industry and maintain the status quo , especially the lucrative compliance training market.

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.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

Presentation slidesets at sites like Slideshare , that provide useful information on a topic, e.g. 8 reasons why you should focus on informal and social learning. Tweet.

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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6)

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. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

The ineffable, the inexpiable & the inexpicable

Dave Snowden

That eventually failed, not because it was wrong, but because is was only right within boundaries and did't properly manage the informal, trust networks that are key to knowledge flow in an organisation.

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?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Prediction #5 => Lots of SharePoint This prediction is somewhat simple to make: Many organizations have SharePoint installed and IT will install more of it. SaaS will dominate SharePoint integration with Learning Management will be a big topic.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

Bi-lateral communication/connectivity between SharePoint and Jam.

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

Dan Pontefract

It’s a wonderful method in which employee expertise can be shared through informal and social means. If you utilize Jive, SharePoint, Confluence, Liferay, etc. A few facts about YouTube: 24 hours of content is uploaded every minute.

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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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

How do I search for information?”. 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.

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?

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Example: sharepoint. We used this technology together to create a site called Informal Learning Flow. Xyleme enables companies to free legacy information for distribution on mobile devices and modern information systems. Higher ground.

Steve Wheeler - September 17, Riyadh - Notes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

LMSs: BB, D2L, Sharepoint, Moodle. Infrastructure, interface, tools, interaction) Nova Spivak: graph, degree of social connectivity, degree of information connectivity. High social, high information = Web x.0 - the metaweb. 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.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Kindly retain the contact information when you re-distribute the list or mount it on the web as that is how I receive updates. link] November 30-December 1, 2011 AfriHealth : Using IT to Establish Health Care Information Systems, Nairobi, Kenya. Clayton R.

Selling Social Learning – Be a Jack

Tony Karrer

I was just reading a post - Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media. The tips were many of the usual suspects (click on the link for details): Build a solid measurable plan Do your research and put it to the test Choose your words carefully Blitz the stigma Educate the decision makers This is good stuff, but it also got me to thinking that this might be way more complicated than it really needs to be.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. link] December 5-6, 2012 Southern Africa ICT Summit, organized by African Information Technology Exhibitions and Conferences (AITEC), Maputo, Mozambique. Clayton R.

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

Dan Pontefract

Formal learning needs to blend with any informal and social learning output in the new world. (ie. Informal or social learning needs to blend with formal learning. What we need to do is ensure we weave a formal, informal and social learning workflow together.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

Formal information overload > email & intranets are being ignored. Of course, if you already utilize platforms such as Confluence , Jive , SharePoint , IBM Lotus , Salesforce.com amongst others, there are built-in micro-blogging or status update features.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. In most cases, the knowledge work pays the freight; the informal learning comes along for the ride. Information flows, feeds, subscriptions. Informal Learning.

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