Network Learning: Working Smarter
OCTOBER 22, 2010
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. We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Social learning is about getting things done in networks.
Reduce Searching Start Talking
APRIL 14, 2009
I just saw When Knowledge Management Hurts … Professors Martine Haas from the Wharton School and Morten Hansen from INSEAD , for example, examined the use of internal knowledge systems by teams of consultants in one of the big four accountancy firms trying to win sales bids. They figured that, surely, accessing more knowledge must be helpful, right? So I naturally looked at the citation to read the details … Does Knowledge Sharing Deliver on Its Promises?
stories connect knowledge
APRIL 9, 2017
“Perhaps the most central thrust in KM [knowledge management] is to capture and make available, so it can be used by others in the organization, the information and knowledge that is in people’s heads as it were, and that has never been explicitly set down.” — KM World.
The Seek > Sense > Share Framework
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
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.
Introduction to Social Networking
JUNE 21, 2010
Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.
Working Smarter in Social Business
MARCH 2, 2012
Installing social network software and encouraging people to exploit their connections is only the beginning. This takes more than access to social networks, blogs, and wikis. The focus was on knowledge, not skills, and learner satisfaction counted for more than business impact.
Revisiting the future of PR
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
As we shift to a world driven by social media and influence networks, arguably the PR industry has the best background and capabilities to help organizations deal with the new challenges and opportunities that are emerging. It’s nice to see that it is still the #1 result on a Google search for ‘future of PR’ As a good article about the future should be, it is still entirely relevant today. Influence networks are at the heart.
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
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. ~ Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex.
A New Style of Work
JULY 24, 2011
My work processes are essentially web-based processes. I access my web-based cloud office wherever I am, using whatever devices I have with me, - whether it is my laptop, tablet, smart phone or just about any computer at the location I am working in that has open access to the Web. Let me review some of the key ways that the web-based cloud office enables my new style of work. These new social networking capabilities have reminded us that humans are inherently social.
Social Learning – Highlights
OCTOBER 26, 2009
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. Cédric Deniaud : Knowing how to collaborate, share one’s knowledge and promote it, are part of the true skills that are required today.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Corporate learning lags the knowledge age and its associated technology. Knowledge Creation.
The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 4, 2016
So while I did not predict that the internet would become the largest distribution network for cat photos in history, this development would not have surprised me a bit. The idea is that, based on your previous work, you will be presented with new content or assignments. Handheld, mobile and integrated devices will continue to develop and become the de facto tools for learning, communication and peer networking. How can I track my increasing knowledge of French.
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
link] or search for updated URL December 9-12, 2012 International Congress of Telemedicine and e-Health : Telemedicine and e-Health in Rebuilding Medical Systems in Developing Countries, sponsored by the Virtual e-Hospital Foundation, Prishtina, Kosovo. Clayton R.
Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt
JULY 26, 2010
And that stands for everything the Enterprise has always subdued, ignored, denied and persecuted Picture old-fashioned managers, the Boomers, sitting behind their spreadsheets in their old boys networks - can you see them? Business or Pleasure? -
Conversation on Conversations
APRIL 21, 2009
It somewhat started with my post Reduce Searching Start Talking where I suggest that there are points in our concept work where we need to be ready to move from search to conversation.
Creating your PKM processes
JULY 20, 2009
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). Now that information is in a DB, use Search, instead of file folders.
Informal Learning 2.0
APRIL 8, 2009
Today’s learning is a mash-up of performance support, internal communications, collaboration, social software, real-time feeds, organization development, what’s left of knowledge management, collective intelligence, search, nurturing communities, and traditional learning.
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
link] December 7-9, 2009 International Association for the Scientific Knowledge (IASK) Teaching and Learning : Excellence and Quality – Timeless Challenges in Education, Proto, Portugal. link] February 8-11, 2010 Asia-Pacific Advanced Network Meeting, Sydney, Australia.
Notes from Tallinn
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 18, 2012
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?
JANUARY 2, 2009
Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN) , 16 th annual, San Jose, California, USA. link] January 28-30, 2009 International Conference on Knowledge Management , Dubai, United Arab Emirates. link] learningtechnologies.co.uk/ conference/conference.cfm January 30-February 1, 2009 Technology, Knowledge and Society , 5 th international conference, Huntsville, Alabama, USA. link] June 3-5, 2009 International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing , Chania, Crete, Greece.
Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information
MAY 9, 2010
Charles Jennings argues that the adage 'access to knowledge is power' is more fitting in today's information-swamped world. " Other organisations have used this collaborative knowledge sharing extremely effectively. Access is power Today, access to knowledge is power.
[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology
APRIL 15, 2009
And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. In this, Eric suggests the following minimum measures: Networking patterns - the relationship between people and content categories, the network make up or profile (business unit, job, level, etc), key brokers and influencers by content category, and the degree of networking across silos.
Free Learning and Control Learning: On the So-Called Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 20, 2007
Clark, which describes the “failure of constructivist discovery problem-based experiential and inquiry based teaching.” For those of you who are familiar with my work you’ll know that a great deal of the work that I’ve done is constructivist discovery problem-based experiential inquiry based teaching. There are four major ways in which networks grow. But these are ways that we have observed through history that networks grow. Federated search, second.
Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence
OCTOBER 6, 2010
tools such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking services, and document storage all of which were indexed by Google Search Appliance. tools behind the firewall (dubbed “Enterprise 2.0”) to increase knowledge transfer and information sharing.
Social (hiccup) CRM tools
JULY 15, 2010
Blogs, Forums, Chat, even a Tribal Knowledge base. Heck theres not even a nice GUI to do a Twitter Search: command line is the way to go I would qualify this as a Social Customer Support / Service. Business or Pleasure? -
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Towards the Knowledge Economy
JANUARY 6, 2008
What I am sensing is that perhaps 2008 will be a key year in the transition to an IT-based knowledge economy. One such indicator is the emergence of the kind of global technology platform that is needed to support an information-rich, knowledge-based future.
LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions
DECEMBER 4, 2006
Retooling my knowledge I've been paid to be a CTO type consultant on a broad range of topics. Of course, since I'm truly believe that the form of what we will be building in the future is changing and things like RLOs and Courseware are going to become much less important, then my current knowledge base seems diminished. Instead, I now need to get smart on things like community, networks, personal knowledge management and other such topics.
Looking Back at 2007
DECEMBER 31, 2007
My expectation is that I'll be doing more speaking in 2009 based on some new work. Retooling my knowledge I've been paid to be a CTO type consultant on a broad range of topics. Of course, since I'm truly believe that the form of what we will be building in the future is changing and things like RLOs and Courseware are going to become much less important, then my current knowledge base seems diminished. In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007.
The Evolving Social Organization
AUGUST 25, 2010
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.
MARCH 29, 2009
A few things from Schneider's thesis - all 5 bloggers write in the first person and none of them write in an academic style … The bloggers write in a mainly business writing style which is direct and open to opinion-based comments some blog posts are more editorial in fashion. And you cannot Separate Knowledge Work from Learning. I would claim that we need to help people with their Search Skills. I would also claim that this is exactly why Network Learning is so important.
Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 1
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JUNE 14, 2010
These specify the knowledge domain of the service, The description of the service includes Dublin Core, versioning, quality of sercvice, and financial information, plus functionality, such as choreography and orchestration. Description of partonomy tree similarity engine (based on eduSource work!). Current work includes weighted semantic tree similarity engines, semantic searching, weighted graph similarity engines, multi-core and cluster implementations, and matchmaking portals.
Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Readings
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 12, 2007
These are my notes on Kirschner, Sweller and Clark's paper Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching. Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: An analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry based teaching. Explicit knowledge can be verbalised and can be transferred more easily.