One year ago Microsoft launched SharePoint 2010. It is described by Microsoft as “the biggest release we’ve ever done of SharePoint”. Especially the social networking capabilities and opportunities to build “ a collaborative learning community using the latest technologies” are mentioned.
Greg Weiss blogs about the effort involved to make social learning with the use of Sharepoint2010 possible. In the user confined Sharepoint environment, with users already using www social networking tools and the aforementioned corporate effort (= investment) there is need for a rock solid business case. This article by Clark Quinn has in my opinion a short list of payoffs that can be of assistance to make such a case.
Will Richardson wrote in 2006 “Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other powerful tools for the classroom” which has also to the point payoffs and use cases.