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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. So, here goes.

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The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. Factories require groups of people working together.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Increase in Network Size.

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LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy. Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals – Includes learning networks that are outside LinkedIn as well.

Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. Social learning can give us more and better feedback if we engage  our networks in order to develop emergent work practices. Those who rely on static knowledge and skills alone will fail.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years. And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. Work Event? eLearning 2.0

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What’s the 5 minute and 60 minute learning piece that all knowledge workers should have to go through so they will be better at this?

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

It’s making me dizzy. I’m going to reflect on what I’ve been up to in 2009 thus far. Winter 2009. MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging. Learning and social networks and customer communications and partner relations and marketing and sales aren’t islands.

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strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. Promoting Personal Learning Networks as part of all formal instruction.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Dion Hinchcliffe declared 2009 - The year of the shift to Enterprise 2.0. There is a network effect with the adoption of discussion groups.

Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

The point, however, is from the point of the view of the learner, all the resources needed are ‘to hand’  through every stage of knowledge work. Networks take nurturing.  Using the gardener or landscaper metaphor,  yesterday I said that networks need seeding, feeding, and weeding.  Ready to get grubby?

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Social Network Tools

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping you can help a reader with thoughts and likely help others of us … A medium size nonprofit and lobbying organization is working on a designing and creating a social / work network for experts, students, volunteers who are willing to help through campaigning, lobby, sharing knowledge, working on solutions (writing documents).

Freelancing means freedom

Harold Jarche

Trickle down economics doesn’t work. One of the few options for individual workers is to establish a new work contract.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What’s the 5 minute and 60 minute learning piece that all knowledge workers should have to go through so they will be better at this?

Dilbert Warns Me About Work Literacy

Tony Karrer

Should the following Dilbert worry me about Work Literacy?

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2

Nancy White

What’s the 5 minute and 60 minute learning piece that all knowledge workers should have to go through so they will be better at this?

The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013

Dan Pontefract

” It’s this siloed nature of working and operating that is causing the complexity in the first place. Governance Networks (ICANN).

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Aware Organizations

Harold Jarche

Adding context to all of our work is very important as we do more distributed work, we change jobs and companies come and go more quickly.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So is the case with education.  A good, affordable education is a prime requirement of our 21st century knowledge economy. 

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Changing how people and organizations interact

Harold Jarche

Listen, set an example and be a coach in your work. Jon Husband has recently published a paper, What is wirearchy?

Hot List

Tony Karrer

In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network on the eLearning Learning searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors. This is going to take some work to get it right, but we believe it will help to highlight various hot list content.

Unbook update

Jay Cross

My unbook, Working Smarter: Boosting Brainpower for Fun & Profit , is now on sale at Amazon for $14. This is an unbook.

Friday’s Finds #25

Harold Jarche

Networked Life means less command & control; but more self-control Euan Semple. Nearly 80% of their learning fell within the categories of “spontaneous learning at work&# , “networking with colleagues&# and “consulting manuals and instructional materials&#. Harvard Magazine [good debate in the comments].

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It helps our scholars, working in a small town, stay connected. About 80 communities around th world want to work together. Now what!

Smart People Magazine launched!

David Gurteen

Smart People Magazine turns corporate knowledge management inside out, brings the power of knowledge work to the mainstream and applies it to living, learning, choosing, creating and working. By David Gurteen Jerry Ash has just gone live with his new magazine Smart People. The remainder is open to subscribers only.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. think everyone has to evaluate what works for them.

Top-Down Strategy

Tony Karrer

It's left to the reader to interpret where they fit into their day-to-day concept work. Trying to fit any tool into the myriad of different work lives is really hard. Opportunities) I generally look back at the Knowledge Work Framework and its task categories as a trigger to remind me of these things. hint :).

Freelancers unite

Harold Jarche

I’m following up on my post earlier this month on “ free-agentry “: My own observations include the notion that Work 2.0 Contract workers are told where, when and sometimes how to work. Fewer jobs in manufacturing, a recession and a shift to networked business makes for an increasingly itinerant workforce.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update New Work and New Work Skills Work Skills Keeping Up? Tools for eLearning. eLearning 2.0

Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche, Michele Martin and I are pleased to announce a new workshop offering that relates to the recent posts on Tool Set 2009 and to the issues of Work Literacy. Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader?

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

this would be down notable dropping topics: games, simulations, knowledge, interactive and blended Karyn Romeis commented: Hmm. This works across any subset of the content including sources, keywords and arbitrary searches. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. Just a thought.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Work Skills Keeping Up?

Tony Karrer

In New Work and New Work Skills , I discuss the fact that most of us have not participated in formal learning since college on foundational knowledge work skills - especially metacognitive skills. Our work skills cannot sit still. Drucker We are truly in a time of incredible innovation of work skills.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. This is a big reason that I started Work Literacy. My guess is that someone like Tom is in a different league from most of us Knowledge Workers.

Learning about healthy workplaces

Harold Jarche

Engaging business leaders on what is considered a non-essential area requires much time and networking. Here’s another reason why non-profits and advocacy groups should use online social networking – it’s cheap and connects people who share some values. Tags: Learning Work In many cases, it’s the law.

Crowdsourcing in the Small

Tony Karrer

In Networks and Communities , I discuss the limits of search and how Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers leads us to needing to derive Value from Social Media. The common threads here are: People Networks To me, the biggest work literacy gap is in this area. I'm reaching out to a network to get help.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Please, Hamel, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by Andrew McAfee on March 31, 2009 On March 24, Gary Hamel posted to his Wall Street Journal Management 2.0 And my work on Enterprise 2.0 They blog, tweet, join social networks, and use 2.0

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

And you cannot Separate Knowledge Work from Learning. Examples of how social and informal learning is happening in the consumer space: Social Learning italki - Social Network for Language Learning Social Learning Objects - Flash Cards Approach to learning strategy needs to be different: Learning 2.0 And surveys such as Web 2.0

A new model for training

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To be effective today they need to be constantly probing and trying out better ways of work. Management’s job is to assist this dynamic flow of sense-making and to respond to workers’ needs, within a trusted network of information and knowledge sharing. See the full article at the togetherLearn site. A New Model for Training.

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

But there was another significant trend in the answers… Learning and Work Converge In a world where Knowledge Work and Learning is Inseparable , finding ways to support and improve work is the same as finding ways to support and improve learning. Who in an organization is responsible for supporting and improving work?