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Microsoft Sharepoint. What is it? How does it work? Where does it fit in the grand plan? . Example of a sharepoint page. Web Mediated Collaboration. Teachers, admin, support staff, students need to collaborate via the web. Free access front and back end is not enough

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Microsoft Sharepoint

What is it? How does it work? Where does it fit in the grand plan?


Example of a sharepoint page


Web Mediated Collaboration

  • Teachers, admin, support staff, students need to collaborate via the web.

  • Free access front and back end is not enough

    • Dangerous, chaotic, insecure, and too difficult

  • Some new pathways, short cuts, and restrictions can make this work.

  • Sharepoint, moodle, google, facebook, myspace, ….


Balance: Flexibility vs Security

Reliable storage, including version control, can also be incorporated in this system.

Version control complements reliable storage.

But less so when it is app-centric, as in Office.

Document locking, not shared access.


Workflow: the document view, example: an exam

Can we guide the flow of a document – eg generate messages? Yes.

Can we prevent invalid pathways? Don’t know.

Do changes to the documents affect the path? No.

Support for forms?

Partial. Need infopath?


Workflow: assessment vs study book

Contrast: Study Book under devt for 100+ hours..

Assessment: < 10 minsat most!

Assessment is so complicated, it is hard to cater for it in any general purpose CMS. These documents are transitory, not content.


Workflow: the person view

The person-path tends tobe chaotic, and perhapsnot relevant. Or maybe we just don’t pay it enough attention?


Sharepoint: what is it, really?

  • Web Server

    • Delivers web pages based on documents, scripts, and database content

  • SQL Database

    • Contains info about documents, users, projects (?), groups of users (?), pages

  • Scripts

    • Provides flexible delivery of content to pages; mostly built in, but can be crafted.

  • Documents

    • Users in groups, and have access rights and restrictions.

    • File locking and version control (app-centric).

  • Version Control

    • Provided by individual applications. Microsoft only. Less secure. Version control is Not Mandatory ?!

  • Workflow

    • Weakly supported;

    • Can work with Microsoft InfoPath.

Excludes users of firefox and linux (and mac?).

Sharepoint leverages theMicrosoft desktop and Infopath

Leverages sharepoint.


Sharepoint’s paradigm

  • The server is on the desktop

  • Not exclusive to sharepoint

    • Similar to google’s net computer paradigm

    • Opposite emphasis.


Alternatives to Sharepoint

  • For teaching material:

    • Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT, …, ICE.

  • Content Management Systems

    • More than 100 free and commercial CMS. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_systems

    • Drupal, mambo – both use apache, php, mysql.

We need more than one CMS.

Context dictates usage.

Compare: study book vs assignment.


Alternatives: ICE, shpt, moodle, svn


Conclusions

  • Sharepoint is a sort of CMS-light.

  • Flat learning curve for users.

  • Ideal for management document collaboration.

  • Leverages existing paradigms.

  • Microsoft-only discourse re-inforced.

    • Local expertise may be discounted.

  • Weak support for customization, eg workflow.

  • Beach-head for Microsoft Infopath.


Conclusions: 2

  • Users can use more than one CMS at once.

  • The choice of CMS should be tailored to the workflow patterns, pathways, and performance objectives of the work it serves.


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