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DevLearn 2009: 2,880 tweets from 366 participants

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DevLearn 2009 ??? A Roaring Success!


Mark Your Calendar Now for Next Year!

More than 1,300 e-Learning professionals from around the world convened last week in sunny San Jose for

DevLearn 2009 Conference & Expo! ???and based on conference evaluations and comments from participants, the event was a roaring success. THANK YOU to everyone who attended, contributed, and made DevLearn the success that it was! Later this week we will publish conference highlights, but if you just can???t wait, you can review our #DL09 Twitter stream that included more than 2,880 tweets from 366 participants with tons of links to dozens of blog entries about sessions, discussions, and the event in general. Or you can visit www.DevLearn09Live! and jump into the ongoing conversation.

#dl09 #dl09-807 Using SharePoint to Enhance Online Learning Events

Ken Cronin and Rob Robertson
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Not saying this is the best way, just a way to use what they have.?? Looked at their LMS environment – they couldn't customize it for their online new hire orientation class.?? They could modify SharePoint for their purposes.
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The class on SharePoint are there only for the duration for the class.?? They were afraid that people would bookmark old information.
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They put a portal under a portal and put classes under the orientation portal.?? They don't lock people out of other courses but do try to focus the learner to their specific class.
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They have done very little customization so it is easier for updates to be applied to the site plus it introduces their new hires to the SharePoint environment.?? They do not put their training materials in SharePoint – they link to that course that is in their LMS.?????? They don't store content in SharePoint.
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Fast. Factual. Fascinating.?? The tag line/graphic for their Wiki.
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They looked at what someone would expect in an instructor led class.?? Ask yourself: what will have happended after the class is over?
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Announcements are for immediate information.?? Class discussions for general discussions – not for Q&A because there is a Q&A section.?? Trainers can extract the Q&As and use for another class.?? LMS stuff happens in the LMS.
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Nice demo of the Citi SharePoint site.
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Permission structure that they used:?? Participants are given read-only access except for certain parts.
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This is part of a trainer's performance review.
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My main takeaway from this session:??YOU CAN DO THIS!
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This was an awesome session.?? They showed us what they did, explained how they did it, and even gave us concrete takeways so we can implement this back at work.?? Great job Ken and Rob!

#dl09 #dl09-706 Initiating a Social Network for National Product Knowledge Collaboration

Points for Discussion
Where did??the social network discussion begin?
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What needs were defined?
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How do these needs support critical business processes?
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How important is co-design into implementing a social network?
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What were the 4 key elements to implementation?
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15 minutes for audience drill down and discussion
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Clarification of Need
* What requirements has your organization defined that need to change?
* What function were critical for training and curriculum development needs?
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Background for this initiative
Headquarters > 12 different regions > Regional Training Manager > Product Specialist > Online training and face-to-face training
Found that they duplicate training yet spending different amounts for the same type of training
Let's get these guys to connect
Selected 4 regional training managers to create the design/creation process of the information paths and the areas that needed to be focused upon.?? They created the "portal" for the information.
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Web 2.0 Characters:
Applications used entirely in a web browser to access info
Users own the data on the site and exercise control to manage info
Users are encourage to add value to create info
Social networking aspects are included to encourage participation
A rich, interactive, user-friendly interface so they are easy to use and encourage use
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Not a social network >?? collaborative centers
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Updating/collaborating on training materials

???Your information is instantly published so that it can start a conversation that will enhance training and educational progress???

  • You are in control by posting your thoughts and materials to get your documentation into good shape for training.
  • Once your materials are live online, community peer review begins. (remember that anyone can download and use your materials as they wish)
Social networks for training professional has SMEs that can answer product training questions in blogs and hot topic discussion groups.?? So everyone has access to the information at the same time without sending out repeat emails.
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Manage knowledge in a social way
User driven content space
* Edictorial board – articles & newsletter
* Reporters – managers from each training region
* Opinion leaders – Product champions:?? they would scour the web for information.?? They came out of the woodwork.?? People followed them and ranked them based on what they posted to the portal.
Most content shared can be viewed by everyone and is manageable and searchable.
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Built their platform on Ning.?? It's free and can be made private.
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Toyota realized that they might not be the only ones with good product knowledge about their products so they pull from the Internet.
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Co-design with Users and Champion
What platforms did we look at?
Why did we ulitmately make the choice we did?
What other applications or processes were in place that would have to be altered or enveloped in the network?
How many hands and whose hands need to be in the pot in order to get build-in?
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A Julie thought:?? You do need to train people on how to use these tools.?? It isn't intuitive to everyone., and there are rules that each tools has that aren't necessarily obvious.
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Not all news is good news…
IT found out about the space and put a hold on all activities.?? BUT… IT saw the popularity of this and are working on an Enterprise tool.
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There are turnkey products to enable social media on SharePoint.
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Further Strategy Discussion for Larger Organization
*?? Fundamentals of deciding to either stick with a tradition file-sharing portal approach or a highly, flexible knowledge management approach
*?? Transitioning from traditional knowledge models and tools to web based and web 2.0 functions and models
*?? Fundametnals to assess current knowledge flow, and a matrix to help managers determine the level of web 2.0 tool adoption within their business
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Be sure??take a look at the??pdf version of the slides.
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#dl09 Friday’s Opening Session – Leo Laporte: Why New Media Matters

Leo Laporte is Chief TWiT of the TWiT Netcast Network and the Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "The Tech Guy".
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When radio was created, it was created as a one-to-one media.
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It takes a couple of generations for people to realize that new technologies can be used in different ways than it was initially developed/designed for.
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Leo told us a story about how bacon was advertised as part of a hearty breakfast.?? Leo didn't realize he shouldn't have told this same story when presenting to an audience in Dubai.?? 🙂
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It took Leo several years to get show on a radio station.??New media has brought down the cost of creating content and globalized the ability to create the content.
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The power of network TV has decreased – do you know who the anchors are on the nightly news?
If you want to know about water, don't ask a fish.?? It is too close to the thing you are asking about.?? We are the same when it comes to technology/new media.
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Old media??-??the owners could dictate what and who was on.?? New media – I am the owner. I can become a media mogul.
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TechTV cable show:?? Had to beg to be on cable stations.?? Smart people don't care about advertising so getting advertisers was hard.?? TechTV died.?? 😦
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Microchips and the Internet have transformed the creation of media.?? Anyone can be the media now.
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80% of everything is crap. – Theodore Strurgeon. Leo says that this is the amount, if not more, of what is on the Internet.
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Leo started with recording podcasts which led to This Week in Tech.?? He had a good following but didn't like the medium.?? Started to put a camera on himself while he was doing the podcasts.?? Uses live streaming to get to his audience.?????? Built a live TV studio and does the show with a much smaller staff.?? He runs his own audio.?? Uses Skype to have people on his show.?? With all of this, he is reaching an audience that is larger than TechTV, he isn't beholden to advertisers or management, he's doing it for a lower cost.
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Anyone can tell their story and not be reliant on mainstream media.?? You can hear everybody voice.?? There is a lot of noise, but you can hear all points of view.??
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There's been a shift from a monologe to a conversation.??
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What's important now is how engaged you are with your audience, not the number of eyeballs.
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A Call to Action:?? ACTA Treaty – being negotiated in secret.?? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement
Accused of piracy (not convicted) three times:?? your Internet provider has to cut you off.?? SavetheInternet.com