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July 19, 2011
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Latest News

• Elearning! Opens Nominations for Best of Elearning! 2011 Awards
Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines have expanded its Best of Elearning! Awards for 2011. This year, the Best of Elearning! Awards program hosts two distinct ballots for the public sector and corporate sector reader. Plus, executives can nominate vendors across more categories... >>

• Learners Disdain Reimbursement
A new survey indicates that two-thirds of prospective online learners who work full-time are not taking advantage of workplace tuition reimbursement programs available to them... >>

• Reducing Worry and Stress
Chris Alexander of Synergy Executive Education knows of 10 steps you can take to relieve everyday worry and stress... >>

New Products

• TOOLS: Deliver Rich, Interactive E-Learning
Cisco WebEx Training Center now has high-quality (HQ) video. The retooled product also offers a more natural class environment with dynamic face-to-face interaction and a streamlined the user interface... >>

• TOOLS: Training on Smartphones
Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC, has developed a mobile profile for its Meridian Global Learning Management System (LMS) so businesspeople can launch and track training courses from smartphones, including Droid, iPhone and Blackberry... >>

• TOOLS: New Business Mobile Application
AHG, Inc., has made Cloud Note available to the Android market, Amazon Appstore and through www.cloudnote.net... >>


The Challenges of Sharepoint Collaboration
SharePoint architecture, which is not inherently collaborative, is based on a much older model of "publish and subscribe." It is very top-down and hierarchy supportive, more like a Web 1.0 (or pre-Web) application than today's Web 2.0 social applications. SharePoint is really a Web 1.0 tool more focused on content than people.

SharePoint's architecture comes from a time of "non-transparency" where security was more important than sharing. Each site can be its own mini-silo and can't see any others (based on topology and access settings); Microsoft recommends a "governance framework" to fix this. SharePoint sites are, functionally, ASP.NET 2.0Web applications that are served using IIS and an SQL server database as a data storage back-end. If you are not technical, all this means is that there are lots of I.T. guys behind the curtain making sure things work.

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