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. Formal training and workshops account for only 5% to 20% of what people learn from experience and interactions. What is Informal Learning?

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

They highlight the difference between Push and Pull learning. Informal learning is mostly Pull. There are many do-it-yourself applications available today that let people take control of their learning. Informal Learning

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. Social learning

PKM and MOOC

Harold Jarche

In the workplace, thinking of co-workers as “learners” actually may be a barrier to learning. Indeed, I was struck by a recent comment from someone with 15 years of experience in designing face-to-face, blended and online credit programs: I am trying to understand what MOOCs can offer that my understanding of educational design, learning design and online and distance education does not include. Informal Learning Learning NetworkedLearning PKM SocialLearning

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PKM in a nutshell

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. Requires an open attitude to learning and finding new things (I Seek). Aids in observing, thinking and using information & knowledge (I Sense).

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PKM starts new workshop series

Harold Jarche

So far in 2012, I have hosted three online workshops on personal knowledge management (PKM), as well as a Summer Camp that included one week on the topic. The format has changed, as Jane Hart and I have learned about what works. Communities Informal Learning Learning PKM SocialLearnin

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PKM Overview

Harold Jarche

I will be presenting on personal knowledge management (PKM) for LearnTrends 2009 on Tuesday, 17 November at 12:00 noon Pacific (15:00 EST & 20:00 GMT). PKM Overview. References: Sense-making with PKM (explains processes in more detail).

PKM in 2010

Harold Jarche

This post is a continuation of Sense-making with PKM (March, 2009)]. What is PKM? PKM is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information, observations and ideas. Engaging others can actually make it easier to learn and not become overwhelmed.

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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially. One is internally focused, as in “How do I learn this?” and the other is external, as in “Who can help me learn this?”. One of the important aspects of PKM is triage, or sorting.

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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. Too often we think of learning as school, training as something that is delivered, and complex problems as solvable with enough effort and resources.

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Talking about PKM

Harold Jarche

KMers.org runs a regular TweetChat on knowledge management (KM) issues and today’s was on Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) , with the following agenda: What effective means have we found to aggregate, filter and share information? — @markgould13 For me, PKM is a precursor for social knowledge sharing, so I use Delicious, Twitter and Wordpress. 4KM Just thought of PKM as the narrow point of the hourglass. Little focus on PKM then.

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July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals - Full Circle , July 3, 2009. Seven e-Learning and Teaching Resources - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Free Online Book on Mobile Learning - Workplace Learning Today , July 2, 2009. It’s not just free music; it’s good music” - Abject Learning , July 23, 2009.

Learnstreaming and PKM

Harold Jarche

Tags: Informal Learning InternetTime

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Variations on a theme of PKM

Harold Jarche

My idea of Seeking > Sense-making > Sharing is similar to many other descriptive processes about learning and working. These are all different ways of looking at learning to learn and learning to work; as individuals, with groups and in networks.

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Other PKM processes

Harold Jarche

It seems that Stephen Downes isn’t enamoured with my PKM process : My first thought was, do I do it this way? That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Isn’t that what we’ve learned there isn’t ?

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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Leading through turbulent times with PKM

Harold Jarche

This isn’t a “nice-to-have&# , optional approach to organizational learning. BP sure could use PKM at all levels. Tags: Informal Learning PKM

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PKM Workshop – Toronto 13 November 2010

Harold Jarche

“In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…&#. PKM is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information, observations and ideas. Engaging others can actually make it easier to learn and not become overwhelmed. Tweet.

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Creating your PKM processes

Harold Jarche

In Sense-making with PKM I described some personal knowledge management processes using various web tools. Personal knowledge management is one way of addressing the issue of TMI (too much information). PKM takes the notion of a personal journal and extends it significantly.

PKM: our part of the social learning contract

Harold Jarche

Why is social learning important? With social learning, everyone contributes to collective knowledge and this in turn can make organizations and society more effective in dealing with problems. How does personal knowledge management relate to social learning?

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PKM for LearnTrends

Harold Jarche

Here are some of my existing resources on PKM: The most recent overview: Sense-making with PKM. One example: Creating your PKM Processes. More examples: Other PKM Processes. Tags: Informal Learning Another free, LearnTrends professional development event is gathering steam for November. Like past LearnTrends events, there will be a great variety of presentations and conversations over the three days.

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PKM – start small

Harold Jarche

Tony Karrer responded to my question yesterday on what aspects of PKM I should consider for the LearnTrends conference: Harold – my question is what organizations should be doing around this? Tags: Informal Learning What skill building? The challenge is that it’s personal and quite different based on roles. Going around and coaching seems too expensive. How do you begin to move an organization forward?

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PKM and Personal Learning

Tony Karrer

Interesting post by Harold Jarche on PKM and Informal Learning. His sentiments echo much of what I've been saying around Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning and Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning Professionals. I'm looking forward to seeing more and more help emerge in how we can become better at our own learning so we can turn that around and help people in our organizations become better learners

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Harold's PKM Process

Tony Karrer

Another great post by Harold Jarche - My PKM System. His picture is a great visualization of how I personally go about Personal Learning for Learning Professionals. Keywords: Personal Learning , Informal LearningIt's worth looking at his picture. Also, Harold says that the tools don't matter that much - I would tend to agree. It's more the discipline. But I do like the full-text search of Yahoo MyWeb for finding past stuff.

Why the Government of Canada needs PKM

Harold Jarche

David Eaves writes in Why the Government of Canada needs Bloggers : One theme that came up was that public servants feel they are suffering from information overload. I can’t discuss any specifics of what I observed but there is no doubt that senior public servants are inundated with information and that their time is not their own, with many days filled with meetings and other time-consuming activities. The bottom line of web-based PKM is to develop a process of sense-making.

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Building institutional memory, one story at a time

Harold Jarche

Communities Informal Learning NetworkedLearning PKM Institutional memory, which I wrote about recently , is a mixture of explicit and implicit knowledge sharing.

Reducing email

Harold Jarche

That’s how we can also find the time for networked learning. Informal Learning PKM

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The only knowledge that can be managed is our own

Harold Jarche

Net Work Literacy entails self-organized learning while cooperating in diverse networks. Each of us is responsible for our own learning and in this network era we are now obliged to share that learning. Informal Learning PKM SocialLearning

implementing a useful model – 70:20:10

Harold Jarche

The 70:20:10 framework is a useful model based on observations that generally, people learn 70% of what they need to do their job from experience. About 20% is learned from exposure to new tasks or environments. Only 10% is learned through formal education.

Feedforward

Harold Jarche

This is why “perpetual Beta” informs all of my work. I’m now focused on working smarter , helping organizations integrate learning into the workflow, especially using social media. Informal Learning InternetTime PKM SocialLearning

It’s time to focus on your LQ

Harold Jarche

Learning is everywhere in the connected workplace. However, many of us have relegated our own learning to the specialists over the years – teachers, instructors, professors. We’re not used to handling all of this learning on our own.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Find information. Approximately 14 percent of SMB Knowledge Workers’ time is spent: Duplicating information (e.g. Finding the right information faster can be addressed individually through frameworks like networked learning ( personal knowledge management ).

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968).

Sense-making

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. Knowledge – connecting information to experience (know what, know who, know how).

Personal Information Management for Sense-making

Harold Jarche

Tweet George Siemens calls it information management (what I describe as PKM). I specifically use the term information instead of knowledge. Our encounter with information is one of sensemaking and wayfinding. These five actions pretty much mirror my own PKM processes.

Harold Jarche " PKM - Personally Managing Your Knowledge

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche on An educated and informed citizenry. Informal Learning. Learning. PKM - Personally Managing Your Knowledge. Learning is an individual activity that often happens with and is supported by others. How do I learn this?â?? About.

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Skills 2.0 redux

Harold Jarche

We are now in the second week of our Summer Camp on informal and social learning. ” Another wrote: One of my favourite quotes from the article is “ Being a learning professional is becoming more about your network than your current knowledge.”

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Awareness

Harold Jarche

Information search. Formal & Informal Learning. Information organization. Informal Learning PKM WirearchyTweet Part of Personal Knowledge Management is seeking sources of knowledge (Seek-Sense-Share). To be able to seek, first you have to be aware.

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

These are my half-baked thoughts which I make public in order to share and to learn. In my Seek>Sense><Share model, seeking and annotating information is important but cannot stand on its own. Tags: Informal Learning PKM

Critical thinking in the organization

Harold Jarche

Tags: Informal Learning Wirearchy Work PKM

Knowledge sharing, one at a time

Harold Jarche

That’s what personal knowledge management ( PKM ) is all about. Individually we can manage information flows, make sense of them and share with others, especially people with similar interests or common goals. Tags: Informal Learning Wirearchy PKM

Network Learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet I mentioned in my last post that the term “personal knowledge management&# ( PKM ) does not adequately describe the sense-making process that I attribute to it. As we get interconnected, networking is learning. Personally engaging in network learning is the first step.

A personal learning journey

Harold Jarche

In the late 1990’s knowledge management was part of our solution suite at the Centre for Learning Technologies ( CLT via The Wayback Machine). The Centre for Learning Technologies is an applied research, consulting and resource centre for the use of new media in learning, knowledge management, and workplace performance support. This still sums up the core concept of PKM. By 2007, PKM had become my best tool and I had once more revised my processes.