Have to [little reluctantly] Agree with John on this:
“Ah, well, the game is up, it seems, for Glow, Scotland’s ambitious programme to bring a fully-web-based learning platform to each and every pupil and teacher in the country. Euan Semple does not like Sharepoint! And Ewan McIntosh probably agrees with him!
Perhaps all we need is Web 2.0: social media, social networks, podcasting, wikis, file-sharing”
John comes around to reconciling himself with the fact though that Sharepoint is an appropriate application forSott education-“However, in the real world inhabited by real teachers, pupils, local administrators of education, corporate ICT realities and networks, each at their current levels of knowledge and capability, we would crash and burn if we were to try to build the collaborative environment we need only from the basic Web 2.0 tools plus all those tricksy little playthings that fill yards of blogging inches every day of the week.”
“Sharepoint, at the end of the day, is simply a platform – I think it just hurts some people that it happens to come from Microsoft”.