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it’s not a skills gap

Harold Jarche

The lack of skills is not the main problem facing most organizations today, in spite of what many managers and executives might say. Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?

digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? It can also help develop critical thinking skills.

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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

The core skills for this emerging workplace are: 1) working & learning out loud 2) cooperating, 3) collaborating, and 4) connected leadership.

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Four Basic Skills for 2020

Harold Jarche

In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF).

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Sense-making Skills

Harold Jarche

Elaborative learning is useful for proficient learners because it allows them to apply their prior knowledge effectively to process new information.

Those hard soft-skills

Harold Jarche

Tweet Soft skills , especially collaboration and networking, will become more important than traditional hard skills. Smart employers have always focused more on attitude than any specific skill-set because they know they can train for a lack of skills and knowledge. So what are these so-called softs skills?

The skills gap is a learning gap

Harold Jarche

The construct of dependent learning will not help any organization manage the constant skills gap that all organizations will be facing very soon.

The Modern L&D Dept requires other skills than instructional design

Jane Hart

We learn in many different ways – from information, from working with our teams as well as through our own experiences in doing our jobs. Instructional Design is for designing instruction. But in the workplace we don’t just learn from instruction, i.e. by being taught in classroom training or online courses. Social learning

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Basic Skills for Net Work

Harold Jarche

Here are some questions that personal knowledge management can address: How do I  keep track  of all of this information? >> start small.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Execution is the goal.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI!

Skills 2.0 redux

Harold Jarche

We are now in the second week of our Summer Camp on informal and social learning. Here is the article, Skills 2.0 (PDF). What has not?

How Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Can Build Emotional Intelligence Skills: There’s An App for That!

Beth Kanter

skills. Emotional Intelligence is a flexible skill that can be readily acquired and practiced.  Self-Management Skills.

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. They’re answers, not courses. design social

Information fertiliser

Euen Semple

Thought you might enjoy this paragraph from the chapter in my book exhorting people to resist tidying up their information: Finding the good stuff is one of the functions of bloggers. Information rag and bone men who curate the weak signal and the long tail. Finding it, recording it and nurturing it are important skills.

21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. So, what’s changed?

Building success in the future of work: T-shaped, Pi-shaped, and Comb-shaped skills

Ross Dawson

As we chatted before the event this morning we started talking about “T-shaped” skills. There is then a balance to strike.

experience-sharing vs information-sharing

Harold Jarche

“the single most important management skill to develop is a tolerance for ambiguity” ~ @TimKastelle. Over a period of time they use metadata such as tags, ratings and comments to provide a layer of information and commentary to the content. Excellence is not an event it is a habit.” ” @Downes. by @sumeet_moghe.

“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”

Jane Hart

It’s  not  about waiting for someone to come along to teach us this new knowledge or new skills; but rather to continuously learn for ourselves.

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Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. [link]. ”- Hal Varian, Google. What does that actually mean?

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Formal and Informal Learning This also points to a significant difference in use application, of open online learning. These characterize the differences between formal and informal learning. But in the case of informal learning, success is demonstrated by completing the task. Learning. Learning. e?Learning Indeed, e?learning

Soft skills are foundational competencies

Harold Jarche

It will also require the “soft skills” to do media relations or “wiki” relations, interacting daily with a range of customers and outside contributors, as well as collaborating with others in the company. The soft skills require time, mentoring, informal learning and other environmental supports.

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter

The problem of “information overload” is nothing new and has been around for centuries.   All you have to do read Ann M. 4-5: Email.

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The data revolution :  “The world’s technological capacity to compute and store information has grown at an exponential rate. Digital platforms. 

Solving Big Problems in Our 21st Century Information Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article reminds me how much our society has changed in the last twenty years, in particular, the different way we solved big problems at the zenith of our 20th century industrial economy versus the way we now do so in the early stages of the 21st century information economy. . But why, some say, the moon?  Why climb the highest mountain? 

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Photo By h.koppdelaney. Both by authors with first names of Brian. Brilliant Mistakes by Paul H.J. Schoemaker. This book will help. Books

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

Our findings highlight that people’s personalities can be predicted automatically and without involving human social-cognitive skills.

Informal Learning Center

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. Like most valuable skills, knowing they exist is just the door opener. Uh uh.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

The social business sector has shared metrics and understanding of being data-informed.    That changes the conversation for nonprofits.

New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times. chat2lrn: Q3) What new skills have you had to develop?

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

When did you try to master a new skill? Informal Learning WorkLearning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example.

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Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth Kanter

Does your nonprofit have those skills? We may need to start wearing these here! QlhMt4. Mission Measurement (@MissionMeasure) September 5, 2012.

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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Camtasia - problem is it destroys the object-base of presented media & symbolic information VCR recording - done in background through projector - you don''t need software on the presentation computer - eg. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? Let''s do engineering. - how does a student''s brain work?

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

digital workforce skills. Informal Learning Learning NetworkedLearningTraining, and education, are often solutions looking for a problem.

implementing a useful model – 70:20:10

Harold Jarche

Skills: competencies to work independently. Informal Learning Learning PKM SocialLearningOnly 10% is learned through formal education.

Needed Skills for New Media

Tony Karrer

In other words, in a world with Wikipedia, blogs, social networking, etc. - not to mention in a world of Google as the interface to knowledge - what new skills, techniques and tools do we need? And help build these skills in others? While Henry focuses primarily on students, the question is really important to all of us.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

You can find more of the resources I enjoyed during the month in my 2012 Reading List.). 1 – Informal Learning. ” 4 - Change.

The rapidly changing workplace

Harold Jarche

Organizations will need to become more networked, not just with information technology, but how people create, use, and share knowledge.

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Social and Informal Learning : Pt 3 of the Four Greatest Challenges Series

Nigel Paine

In some ways, social and informal learning can almost be seen like that. If you want learning to explode all over your organisation and not just occur on courses you happen to have organised, then, the key to success, is harnessing social and informal learning, and making it more efficient, more conscious, and more effective.