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 your specific
1. If you're interested in e-learning, the site
elearninglearning.com aggregates over 100 e-learning blogs (including this one) and has just
introduced a personalizaton service which allows you to get a daily
or weekly email alerting you to key-words used in the blog entries.
For example you could personalize your email to include the topic
"SharePoint" and then you'd get a daily or weekly email on
SharePoint related e-learning blog entries.
2. Google Alerts is another great service - you just go to
and put in your search query, for example "SharePoint
Assessments" and your email address, you'll get an email with links
any day that Google indexes something that covers your query.
3. For specifically SharePoint information, I find Bamboo's
SharePoint Daily a very useful daily email. Its editor
Chris Dooley tracks the news and blogosphere keenly and
you won't miss much in the SharePoint world if you follow this.
4. Assessment news is more diverse, but a couple of good
places to look at are the e-assessment association
and Questionmark's blog.
5. There are several LinkedIn groups that focus on
SharePoint and also some that focus on assessment,
higher education or certification. And you can get daily
or weekly updates on these. Some promotion and discussion as well
as news, but worthwhile.
6. A strong way to stay in touch is Twitter, though it
requires some time investment. I follow a few hundred people
on Twitter and check it a few times a day. This keeps me
in touch with developments and people round the world. You can
follow me on Twitter at @johnkleeman.
7. Last but hopefully not least, keep an eye on the
SharePoint and Assessments blog at http://blog.sharepointlearn.com.
You can follow this blog by using the RSS button at the top right
of the screen.
I hope this helps you stay up-to-date!
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