Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment

Tony Karrer

world that included a post by Bill Ives - Managing Personal Knowledge: Setting a Foundation for Transformation? adoption is getting folks to manage their personal knowledge and adopt practices like blogging for personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal learning. Learning-Knowledge-Work - they really are the same and I need to do them all at once. As I compose this blog post, which am I doing?

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 05 2009 Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 Published by Nancy White at 1:41 pm under community , knowledge sharing , learning , networks , reflection , social media , technology stewardship Update: Part 3 is here. Learning Community/Network Skills for Knowledge Workers and Learning Professionals First, some context.

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Time Spent on Blogging

Tony Karrer

is how much time I spend on blog reading and writing and how anyone can work that into their already too busy life. I also got a form of this among the questions from the grad student (I'm slowly working through these.) Realize this is high, but much of my professional work is staying up to speed. Blog reading and writing as part of scanning has been a replacement of other activities that I used to do - reading magazines and books.

Dilbert Warns Me About Work Literacy

Tony Karrer

Should the following Dilbert worry me about Work Literacy? Much of the idea of Work Literacy is to help people who need to keep up with how technology impacts knowledge work. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Work Literacy Launch

Clark Quinn

I'm very happy to announce that Michele Martin and I have just launched Work Literacy - a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. This venture comes partly from my experiences doing presentations, workshops, blogging around eLearning 2.0. Answer a poll on work skills opportunities.

Corporate eLearning

Tony Karrer

Corporate eLearning Blog posts related to Corporate eLearning: eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More in Corporate eLearning New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise Open Source Business Model Knowledge Management Core Issues Use of iPods and other Mobile Learning IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools Corporate Learning Laggards? Search - Implications on Knowledge Work Corporate eLearning Development: Learning2.0,

Work Literacy Launch

Tony Karrer

I'm very happy to announce that Michele Martin and I have just launched Work Literacy - a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. This venture comes partly from my experiences doing presentations, workshops, blogging around eLearning 2.0. Answer a poll on work skills opportunities.

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Rural students need to learn how to use the Web to search the university library. We should reinvent our spaces, from social spaces to high-tech knowledge commons. The way knowledge, culture, and science are created, distributed, and consumed is changing. Identify, normalize, render visible the knowledge that our universities are producing.” Identify, normalize, render visible the knowledge that our universities are producing.

PKM: The Book

Harold Jarche

I have been writing about personal knowledge management on this blog since 2004. The more and better we share our knowledge, the more resilient become our networks. With each workshop I see people whose eyes are opened to the possibilities of sharing, cooperating, and co-creating knowledge. For the past few years I have thought about writing a book on PKM, but finding paid work has always won out.

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Transparent work

Harold Jarche

Sending out a clear memo (email) may have worked before, but looking for that email or document six months later on some kind of shared intranet drive is another issue completely. Adding an enterprise resource system (LMS, TMS, HRIS, etc) doesn’t help much either, because the enforced knowledge structure makes little sense to the individual worker. What may be considered a knowledge problem is really a transparency one.

Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wrote a paper a couple of years ago called recent work in connectivism, but you know, I haven't been developing the theory or writing on the theory. Although I could say and I would say that all of my work really is involved in different aspects of connectivism. It was working before.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. For example my search for an LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training didn’t really arrive at just the right solution.

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 has resulted in more fluid and ongoing job searches, that learning is becoming part of work routine and that we now take our social networks wherever we move and need the workplace less for socialization. The Creative Class blog just raised some more points on free-agency: More Canadians than Americans are moving into freelancing.

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ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update New Work and New Work Skills Work Skills Keeping Up? Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0

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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. But what we loosely call knowledge, using terms like knowledge-sharing or knowledge capture, is just an approximation. Good curators are valued members of knowledge networks.

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. They may need discussion forums, blogs, wikis, and IM. They may need to load, tag, and search on resources. However, if you recognize that it will take time and tuning, and diligently work to nurture the network, you should be able to reap the benefits of an aligned group of empowered people.

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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 Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0

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. I firmly believe that all management and workplace learning professionals need to be constantly looking at how we can improve the performance of knowledge workers. See Tom Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

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. For example, where does blogging fit - well it depends on who you are talking to. Opportunities) I generally look back at the Knowledge Work Framework and its task categories as a trigger to remind me of these things.

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. Other Resources Linked Intelligence The Official LinkedIn Blog The Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn Networlding Alltop LinkedIn eLearning Technology.

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. There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community.

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 05 2009 Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 Published by Nancy White at 1:41 pm under community , knowledge sharing , learning , networks , reflection , social media , technology stewardship Update: Part 3 is here. Learning Community/Network Skills for Knowledge Workers and Learning Professionals First, some context.

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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? We are left trying to figure out where all these new tools fit in our day-to-day work life and our professional life. Michele blogs at The Bamboo Project.

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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. 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. Each of these allowed me to fast forward my learning and share knowledge effectively.

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. The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. In fact, the lack of attention to this topic was the reason I founded Work Literacy in June of 2008.

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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. ~ Charles Jennings , of Duntroon Associates, explains why we need to move away from a focus on knowledge transfer and acquisition, an approach rooted in Plato’s academy: We are moving to the world of the sons of Socrates, where dialogue and guidance are key competencies.

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? Knowledge Work - the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information as part of work processes that captures personal value, builds network, and collects appropriate feedback Would it be fair to say that we have a responsibility to build these skills in ourselves?

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 05 2009 Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 Published by Nancy White at 1:41 pm under community , knowledge sharing , learning , networks , reflection , social media , technology stewardship Update: Part 3 is here. Learning Community/Network Skills for Knowledge Workers and Learning Professionals First, some context.

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Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

What works in my marriage won't necessarily work in -- and may even damage -- yours. The comments are also interesting but focus primarily on the word "best" vs. "leading" or "better" … overall the suggestion was to be very careful about assuming because something works in one situation it will work in others. customer satisfaction data) and provide knowledge workers (e.g.,

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. For example, when I view my blog's content through the eLearning Learning lens , it shows me that relative to other sources of content in the system, I tend to talk about: eLearning 2.0 (130)

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At the same time, we are shifting into an era in which knowledge work and learning occur where re-engineered business processes collide with a participative and interactive ecology of information flows. The working definition of ROII is the observable development of capacity and capability to create economic values out of intangibles. The impacts of collaboration-based knowledge work are accelerating.

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Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. Tools and Methods for Networks and Communities - Discusses specific tools and methods for using Networks and Communities as part of Knowledge Work. Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach - Treating LinkedIn like a massive, virtual cocktail party. tysg EmmaWho : @ tonykarrer facebook groups cammybean : @ tonykarrer Blogging. Blogging.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Enterprise 2.0 As I got to work and tried to deliver results and benefits as quickly as possible, I’d be guided by a set of principles, many of which I’ve discussed in this blog: The company ‘knows’ the answers to our questions. The knowledge required to answer them exists within the workforce. Search is the dominant navigation paradigm.

A framework for social learning in 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. - Charles Jennings explains why we need to move away from a focus on knowledge transfer and acquisition, an approach rooted in Plato’s academy: We are moving to the world of the sons of Socrates, where dialogue and guidance are key competencies. Making social learning work.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

My blog is really the hub of my thinking and activity, so by going back through posts for the 2008, it gives me a pretty good perspective on what's been happening inside my head during 2008. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008. Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide.

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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. However, knowledge, and the acquisition of new knowledge, are still key factors for innovation and effectiveness.

Notes from Tallinn

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Steve Wheeler - Creative Commons intro - Twitter intro - "Connect with professionals just like yourself all over the world" - Warlick: "For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe." - describing old-style spirit-based duplicators - recall creating programs on the BBC microcomputer for nurses - early 80s - you don't give people knowledge, you give them literacies and skills - teams, etc - switch off for 60 seconds, what would you miss? Does work?

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

His article included citations with links, but included no links to the Learning Circuits Blog , nor to the post Workplace Learning in 10 Years that he discusses, nor to any of the individual responses several by well known and respect people from the industry. The common theme in the responses via the ASTD blog are: We are already seeing organizations look at how they can enable greater informal and social learning opportunities. Blogs and Informal Learning Are Unreliable?

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. Highlights from the white paper: Frédéric Cavazza : Social Learning may be defined as follows: “Practices and tools to take advantage of collaborative knowledge sharing and growth&#.

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Set up with wireless access here at the Delta Beausejour here in Moncton where I'm live-blogging the Intelligent Communities Summit (which is starting late). It helps our scholars, working in a small town, stay connected. We've looked for ways to create and distribute knowledge to the world, and we feel this technology is one of the ways we can fulfill our mandate. About 80 communities around th world want to work together. comehometokansas.com Why it worked?