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From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you’ll probably have to learn those skills on your own. 1-30 September : Personal Knowledge Management led by Harold Jarche.

Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Take what you need, as there are no “best practices” for complex and personal learning processes. Studies of Personal Information Management say that what works is often highly personal.


The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. With informal learning, it is you, the individual, who are in control.

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

Interestingly enough, plenty of people have been questioning whether, now that we have got Google Plus as well, it makes sense to dump your own blog in favour of your social activities in the various social networking sites. This blog. IS ALL ABOUT personal sovereignty.

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The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon

Harold Jarche

This post is in response to the Adidas Blog Carnival on a New Way of Working and Learning and more specifically responding to the question, “What should a true learning organisation look like?” The role of managers should be to manage the system, not the individual functions.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Simple standards facilitated with a light touch, enables knowledge workers to capture, interpret and share their knowledge. Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

The PKM value-add

Harold Jarche

Tweet Cristina Milos recently tweeted that; “ Curating is different from aggregating information. Merely seeking and sharing information does little more than create more noise online. It’s why so few people keep at blogging for years, because it takes work.

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Harold Jarche

The term personal knowledge management (PKM) isn’t about management in a business sense but rather how we can manage to make sense of information and experience in our electronic surround. Management – getting things done.

2497 and counting

Harold Jarche

Yesterday marked 10 years of blogging here at For example, I have the flow (148 posts to date) of my thoughts on personal knowledge management since my first post in 2004. My business would not exist without my blog. Communities Informal Learning

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To

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Learning Assessment

Harold Jarche

For March the LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? Could you do this with informal or social learning? Informal Learning

PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

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Collective sense-making

Harold Jarche

Tweet More of my online sense-making is in connecting to people, not accessing information sources. The big shift for me in past decade has been in weaving a network that brings me diversity of opinions and depth of knowledge. Both vestiges of an economy dominated by knowledge as stock.

Making sense of our world

Harold Jarche

Tweet I define Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) as a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively and contribute to society. When someone connects it in some manner, it becomes knowledge. blogging).

PKM as pre-curation

Harold Jarche

The most important part of personal knowledge management (PKM), in my opinion, is the need for active sense-making. Merely seeking and sharing information does little other than create more noise online. Merely tagging an article does not create knowledge.

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What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

What have we learned so far about personal knowledge mastery? Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ): A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. Personal Knowledge Management is not linear.

PKM Updated

Harold Jarche

Using a Seek-Sense-Share framework (à la personal knowledge management), pick one or more web platforms on which to practise critical thinking. With more information in online databases, use Search, instead of file folders. Write an original Blog post.

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PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

PKM is also a key skill of being an effective autonomous learner – as we can see from the many individuals who are already organizing and managing their own personal learning strategies in the organization – and consequently a key aspect of BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning).

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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

In looking at how we can make sense of the growing and changing knowledge in our respective professional fields, I see two parallel processes that support each other. Tags are labels that can be attached to digital knowledge objects and an objects can have many labels. Micro-blogging.

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12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business. Want to find out more about PKM, then the Personal Knowledge Management workshop runs through September.

Using our knowledge

Harold Jarche

All the information and knowledge in the world will not help us unless we take time to reflect upon what we have learned and also do something with it. In my case, this happens most often on my blog. Blogs are powerful tools for reflection. Blogs provide peer feedback.

Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

PKM is much more than processing information. Most of all, PKM is a framework to actually do knowledge work. It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done. That’s why it’s so personal.

PKM is not a technology

Harold Jarche

My definition of personal knowledge management is quite short: PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society. Management – getting things done [not being managed].

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Starting to work out loud

Harold Jarche

Most people are too busy managing in the industrial/information age workplace and have no slack to try to learn how work in the network age. I strongly suggest that the first step of starting to work out loud, as part of personal knowledge management, has to be as simple as possible.

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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A mobile workforce needs better on-site conversations

Harold Jarche

Clark Quinn says that mobile technology makes a lot of sense, as “ it decouples that complementary capability from the desktop, and untethers our outboard brain “ Sense-making is a critical skill for most knowledge workers today, and frameworks like PKM can help.

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New book chapters

Dave Snowden

Here is the list for those interested here they are: " Naturalizing Sensemaking " in Informed by Knowledge by Mosier & Fischer. Knowledge Theory Perspectives on Place Branding " in the International Place Branding Yearbook edited by Go and Govers.

Taking the time to cross the chasm

Harold Jarche

Tweet I was asked by Ryan McClure, a regular reader of this blog, in an email to “ have a go at the fear of change by addressing it directly “ He was referring to situations where senior executives seem to be on a different plane of reality.

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

Yesterday, during my presentation on personal knowledge management to IBM BlueIQ I was asked about the role of blogging in my own sense-making processes. For almost seven years, my blog has been where I try to make sense of my observations.

Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche

Jane Hart

Here’s more information about the webinar and how you can reserve your seat as well as leave your questions for Harold in advance of the webinar itself. Topic : PKM (Personal Knowledge Management): making sense of the Social Web.

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Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest.

Social filtering

Harold Jarche

I started collating these Friday’s Finds because I knew I was learning a lot via Twitter, and later Google+, but I was capturing very little information, and using even less for my own professional development. My sense-making here comes through the habit of a fortnightly blog post.

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Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

After a decade of looking at innovation in organizations, Gardner says that people have to be personally motivated; the old “what’s in it for me?” “In other words, if it personally affects us, we care about it. Can innovation be promoted through better processes?

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. One of which is “if learning is managed by the learner, what will the technologies that support her look like in the next 3, 5, 10 years?”

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Information is free; Experience is expensive

Harold Jarche

Interesting finds on twitter this past week: Tom Haskins : When we get confident in our own informal evaluation schema- we can take others’ evaluation of us with a grain of salt. juneholley: Emergence and management. Yes, it is certainly true that the role of managers is probably exaggerated (with their pay). But the project of changing management is unnecessary. itsthomas RT @avinashkaushik “You don’t blog to be known.


Manual, not automatic, for sense-making

Harold Jarche

The actual tools I use for personal knowledge management are quite limited. As I mentioned in Personal Information management for Sense-making , George Siemens complaint that, “ Too many aspects of my sense-making system are manual ”, is what I see as a strength of PKM.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

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. ~ Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management , 1911]. Knowledge-Based View.

Four circles to bind them

Harold Jarche

I’m still playing with Google Plus and have not made it an integrated part of my personal knowledge management process yet. What I usually do with G+ posts I like is 1) post them to Twitter, 2) add as Twitter favourites 3) and then curate them on my weekly Friday’s Finds blog post. I could do the same by checking my ‘+1′ tagged items and regularly curating them on my blog.

Learning and micro-blogging

Harold Jarche

That may make Twitter, like blogs, best suited for personal learning environments (PLE) in academia, so that learners can use it for several courses and connect to their non-academic networks as well. Blogs allow this asymmetry but social networks like Facebook don’t.

Pick of the Month: May 2012

Jane Hart

2 – There were quite a lot of valuable postings this month on the topic of informal learning v formal learning. Later in the month (21 May), Ryan Tracey, wrote a post where he said we should start with Informal first. My blog keeps me connected.