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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Social.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

2010) uses a Web-based note system to store messages, manage his financial risk and stay on top of the multiple factors necessary to run a successful dairy farm. He is constantly learning as he works and has found a method to keep up, thanks to the Internet. Network Learning.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning. This has attracted a lot of interest, and I’ve been asked to talk more about the differences between “learning” in Stages 1-4 and Stage 5. Now, let’s be clear about what a social business is.

PKM: aggregate, filter, connect

Harold Jarche

Knowledge Squared equals Power Squared, says Craig Thomler : However the knowledge hoarding model begins to fail when it becomes cheap and easy to share and when the knowledge required to complete a task exceeds an individual’s capability to learn in the time available.

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PKM in 2010

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Management. Personal = according to one’s abilities, interests and motivation (not directed by external forces). Knowledge = the capacity for effective action (know how). Management = how to get things done. Knowledge.

A personal learning journey

Harold Jarche

I became interested in knowledge management (KM) as I was introduced to it in the mid 1990’s while practising instructional systems design (ISD) and human performance technology (HPT) in the military. In the late 1990’s knowledge management was part of our solution suite at the Centre for Learning Technologies ( CLT via The Wayback Machine). I became a consumer and simultaneously a sharer of online knowledge. personal learning environment.

Seek Sense Share

Harold Jarche

My working definition of personal knowledge management: PKM: a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively and contribute to society. PKM is also an enabling process for wirearchy : &# a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results enabled by interconnected people and technology&#. Some Observations: PKM is part of the social learning contract.


Perpetual Beta is the new reality

Harold Jarche

My interest in personal knowledge management (PKM) started with my own need to stay up to date in my field. could have handled things better if people were actively and openly sharing their knowledge. Online social networks and communities of practice cooperate.

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Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring. But they can’t manage the learning process for you. They won’t look like the learning management systems installed in the vast majority of organisations across the world today.

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Harold Jarche

Tweet Over the past year, I’ve posted 225 articles here, some popular, some a bit controversial and some ignored (but still useful for my own learning). Communities InternetTime Learning

Social snake oil

Harold Jarche

Knowledge management (KM) was a most promising field until it was hijacked by software vendors who were selling IT systems for six figures. Personal Knowledge Management is one counter movement to centralized document repositories. I saw this happen with e-learning.

PKM: a node in the learning network

Harold Jarche

Somebody else, outside the hierarchy, is only one click away, and perhaps easier to deal with and a better source of information and knowledge. This is becoming obvious in the business world and frameworks such as Social CRM (customer relationship management) are one attempt to address it.

Social media workshops

Harold Jarche

Please pass this on to people in the area who might need an introduction to social media, without any hype or sales pitch. Workshop #1: Social media for training & education (9:00 AM to noon). Focus: understanding web social media and how they can be used for training, education and personal learning. Personal knowledge management – a sense-making process. Workshop #2 Social media for small business (1:30 PM to 4:30 PM).

A quotable week on Twitter

Harold Jarche

Knowledge. snowded: Narrative as Mediator : Without the mediation of narrative there can be no knowledge transfer or learning. Without the symbolic, learning will not diffuse to broad populations & there will be no advance. Without embodied knowledge there will be no wisdom. exectweets “Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.&# – Peter Drucker. Learning.


Knowledge sharing, one at a time

Harold Jarche

“Every amateur epistemologist knows that knowledge cannot be managed. Education has always assumed that knowledge can be transferred and that we can carefully control the process through education. That’s what personal knowledge management ( PKM ) is all about.

Fluctuating support networks

Harold Jarche

Judith passed on a couple of papers which I found most interesting, as she has looked deeply into the theory behind the need for what I would describe as social learning networks. As an informal response to the formal organization, fluctuating support networks deviate from the conventions of the formal organization and provide network members with a venue for fulfilling unmet social and psychological work-related needs. Tags: Communities Informal Learning Work

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

Innovation abounds in the early stages and knowledge capitalization is aided by a common vision of the business. Current management wisdom – based on Robin Dunbar’s research ; the size of military units through history; and the work of management experts such as Tom Peters – considers the ideal size of an organization to be around 150 people. Beyond this size, knowing everybody in person becomes impossible. Knowledge-Based View. Social.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

In this 2011 edition, we added a more lucid description of workscapes, streamlined the social learning chapter, updated the cheat sheets, and included a glossary. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The Learning Lifecycle 44.

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Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And we'll record the video, and I'm also recording the audio, and we're recording the Spanish translation in the back of the room there, and so, we're creating learning objects on the fly. And in fact, the culture of any individual person is composed not of metallic-like elemental forms of being indivisible and separate and pure. And probably in that discussion you will create new knowledge, right? A really complex kind of knowledge. They're all socially defined.

Catching up…

Clark Quinn

It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, and it’s not that there haven’t been learnings, it’s just that my dance card was too too full. Being able to do Personal Knowledge Management at the time of inspiration or need, or even of convenience, is huge. Having your social network on tap on demand really augments your ability to work more effectively. Social. The ongoing debates around social media for learning flummox me.