Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

71% of Americans with a college education or more said that they have the right skills to succeed in the 21st century, compared to 42% of those with a high school education or less. A few numbers illustrate this skills and education premium.

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. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice.

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digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? and provides an image that addresses a good spectrum of skills for the network era. I would like to add my perspective to each of these seven digital workplace skills.

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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). Ten future work skills were derived from these drivers and these were seen to be critical for success in the emerging network era workplace.

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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? Read more » ConnectedEnterprise Informal Learning PKMastery

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How will these relentless advances in technology and automation affect the balance between humans and machines in the workplace, and the skill composition of future jobs? . Complementarity across skills has increased, boosting the need for worker flexibility.

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. Soft skills require time, mentoring, informal learning and management support. Soft skills for the networked workplace are foundational competencies.

The skills gap is a learning gap

Harold Jarche

We don’t even know what skills to prepare for, but most people agree that we all need to keep on learning if we wish to remain relevant at work, in our professions, or in life. Empty platitudes about “upgrading skills” and “investing in our people” will not suffice.

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. In fact most of the […]. Social learning

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Subject matter experts are interviewed or observed, good practices are noted, and then training programs are designed to develop the skills that make up some or all of a job. These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning.

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? >> How can I develop and improve critical thinking skills? >> >> net work skills.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” It's a big skills, knowledge, performance gap – see Work Skills Keeping Up.

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict.

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. Curation is becoming one of the most valued skills on the internet. We will all have to develop these 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. In the wake of that innovation the concept of information and knowledge being held by the few and dispensed in structured learning events to the many collapsed.

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

Beth Kanter

skills. Truly effective leaders are also distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence, which includes self-awareness , self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Emotional Intelligence is a flexible skill that can be readily acquired and practiced.

Skills 2.0 redux

Harold Jarche

We are now in the second week of our Summer Camp on informal and social learning. What do you think are Skills 2.0, or perhaps even Skills 3.0, Here is the article, Skills 2.0 (PDF). Communities Informal Learning PKM

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

Ross Dawson

There were a number of excellent other speakers at the events, including Tennis Australia CIO Samir Mahir , Australian Government CTO John Sheridan , Forrester VP John Brand , IDC NZ country head Ullrich Loeffler , and head of Deakin University’s School of Information Systems Dineli Mather.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. Robin Good curated this article about research on future workplace skills. The skills are: Sense-making: ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed. [link].

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

Beth Kanter

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. This was in the era before Facebook and there was far less information available compared today. (My To encourage consumption of local information.

“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”

Jane Hart

Currently this is where corporate e-learning focuses its efforts - delivering online learning experiences for its people to acquire existing bodies of knowledge or skill – it’s all about learning the old.

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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. Knowledge Management = experience-sharing NOT information-sharing – Knoco Stories. Tweet Interesting finds that were shared on Twitter this past week include: “You are what you repeatedly do.

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

Beth Kanter

Here are six fantastic books that I read this year that help you gain 21st century skills like learning from failure, reflection, visualization, and more. Another topic that I’ve been tracking for a few years is information overload, with an emphasis on information coping skills.

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. . Then, following the Cold War and the advent of the Internet we started our transition to an information society.

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. Order the Informal Learning book or read a summary or download the Informal Learning Poster. What is Informal Learning?

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. While in informal learning, the course is defined not by the content, but rather by the desire of the interest of the user in accomplishing some task or some goal external to the course. But in the case of informal learning, success is demonstrated by completing the task.

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

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It requires strengthening the analog foundations of the digital revolution - competition, education (skills), and institutions - that directly affect the ability of businesses, people, and governments to take full advantage of their digital investments.” .

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. It also will change the types of skill sets that nonprofits will need now and into the future, for example “Data Analysts.”

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. Here’s another bit of speculation on workplace learning in ten years : Soft skills, especially collaboration and networking, will become more important than hard skills. The soft skills require time, mentoring, informal learning and other environmental supports.

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Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth Kanter

” in the office). But if you read the articles in this issue, you will come to conclusion that loving (and using data) for strategic decision-making is becoming a must-have skill and competency for nonprofit success. Does your nonprofit have those skills?

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Needed Skills for New Media

Tony Karrer

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? And help build these skills in others?

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. Here is the preliminary information about the chat , which briefly summarised some of the challenges learning professionals faced, then added. 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? Being an active learner by connecting with others outside our everyday lives can expose us to a diversity of skills, knowledge, and perspectives. Informal Learning WorkLearning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example.

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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. Social and informal learning is not the greatest challenge facing learning leaders because they now have to implement it, it is the greatest challenge because leveraging social and informal learning massively increases the impact of any formal programs and is a fundamental building block to developing a learning culture and a learning organisation.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

what employers say: - interpersonal skills & communication - passion, desire, commitment, attitude - fourth place - calibre of academic result - what students say: - engaging classes (and podcasts of them) - more F2F time with academics - more feedback & faster turnaround - etc. - matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

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

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. “The L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks.

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

Too many people in the training department make the leap from a performance issue (lack of skills, abilities, knowledge; lack of access to appropriate data and resources; etc) directly to ‘training as the only solution’. digital workforce skills.