Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Use of Microsoft SharePoint

Investigation into the uptake and use of Microsoft SharePoint by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
There is some evidence that interest in Microsoft SharePoint solutions is growing within the UK education and wider public sector. This new study is being funded by Eduserv under their Research Programme for two reasons:
• to improve HEIs’ understanding about the level and nature of interest in SharePoint and whether it is justified in terms of accepted good practice
• to enhance Eduserv’s understanding about the uptake and usage of SharePoint solutions in the UK HE community and influence their 2-3 year plans for service provision in line with their charitable mission.
The final report from the study will be made freely available to the community under a Creative Commons licence.
The work is being undertaken by Northumbria University and is being led by Professor Julie McLeod. It will include a mix of telephone interviews, face-to-face meetings and an online public consultation. Please see the project website for further details.

Eduserv is a not-for-profit IT service provider with a charitable mission to realise the benefits of ICT for learners and researchers. Eduserv is dedicated to developing effective technology solutions that meet the needs of universities, colleges and public sector organisations.

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