Category Archives: Commentary

Commentary, opinion or debate

Six keys to success for leveraging SharePoint in your Learning Infrastructure

I attended an excellent session by Bill Finegan of GP Strategies at the Questionmark user conference last week. GP Strategies is a quoted company in the performance management, training/learning and consultancy space and one of their specialisms is deploying SharePoint … Continue reading

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Will learning in SharePoint benefit from the Experience API?

Although many corporations and colleges, universities and schools use SharePoint for training and education, take-off for SharePoint in learning is still patchy. SharePoint 2013 looks like it will have some education capabilities, but Microsoft are keeping very quiet about them; … Continue reading

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Seven SharePoint Assessment Slideshares

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a presentation shared on Slideshare must be worth quite a few blog articles!  Here are seven Slideshare presentations that you may not have seen. All are relevant to the theme of … Continue reading

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Seven Summer SharePoint Stories

Here is my take on seven stories on SharePoint published over the summer. 1. I found CIO.com’s piece Office 365 Earns High Marks in Education, Struggles in Enterprise insightful, not so much for its mention of education as to the … Continue reading

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SharePoint 15 will allow quizzes?

It looks likely that the next version of SharePoint will allow you to make simple quizzes inside SharePoint, just like you can currently make surveys. It’s widely rumoured that SharePoint 15 (currently under wraps but expected out early in 2013) … Continue reading

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Cheating on tests less likely if you use SharePoint?

Do you deliver online tests to employees (for compliance, certification or training purposes) or to students in college or university courses? If so, might your test-takers be less likely to cheat if you deliver tests or exams embedded in SharePoint … Continue reading

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Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

How do you find the key nuggets of information gold you need amongst all the verbiage on the Internet? Here are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to … Continue reading

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How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog (http://blog.questionmark.com) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: … Continue reading

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What’s a SharePoint Saturday like?

It’s 6am in London on a Saturday morning, completely dark, no sign of dawn, the only sound I hear is an owl hooting. I’m off to SharePoint Saturday UK, set in the historic town of Nottingham (famous for persecuting Robin … Continue reading

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SharePoint in Office 365: the Good, the Bad, the Brilliant and the Ugly

What is Office 365 SharePoint Online like when you use it for real? And what potential application does it have for helping in learning? My company has been using Office 365 in anger for a month or so now, here … Continue reading

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