Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

I have been advocating for social software tools (as an opportunity to explore their huge potential in terms of how they help us become more effective at what we do by becoming more open, collaborative and innovative) from as early as 2000, when I was first exposed to different instances of blogs and wikis, whether inside or outside of the firewall, along with what today would be known as social profiles. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

The aging workforce (part 3)

Dave Snowden

In my two earlier posts on this subject I started by challenging the knowledge management orthodoxy of codification and then proceeded to make some more sophisticated points about the nature of explicit knowledge. In particular I argued that explicit knowledge arises as a result of and complement to, tacit knowledge. A wholly explicit knowledge is unthinkable. while valuable in creating works of art was not valuable as a knowledge repository.

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Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

For marketing, this is the real challenge – can the new product get widespread acceptance? I also use a broader definition of technology; being the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. Open Source. … Mobile tools are poised for a major breakthrough, though more as performance support and knowledge management than courses online.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

” This is why I think personal knowledge management is so important. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes. I recently wrote about PKM and innovation and concluded that in order to address complex problems, businesses have to rely more on individual tacit knowledge, but this type of knowledge is never easy to convey to others. I discussed knowledge artisans in my recent white paper , and what follows is an excerpt.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. I’ve noted before that the main objective of the modern training department should be to enable knowledge to flow in the organization. Work with management to fund and develop better tools and processes for workers. The Elgg platform has matured in the past six years and has a strong community and a solid product (v.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

I have found this productivity very useful in my own work and Ma’ayan was kind enough to write up this guest post for nonprofit professionals. . BuJo was designed by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer. Diagnosed with learning disabilities early in life, he was forced to figure out alternate ways to be focused and productive. Planning and managing in different time “resolutions” : future log, monthly log, daily log.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

Extreme swings toward technology and institutions were Taylor’s Scientific Management, robber barons, Business Process Reengineering, and narrowly-defined eLearning (removing all the people to make it work.) The pendulum had swung far in the opposite direction when we had flower children, itinerant hippies, anti-war protests, and, more recently, the Open Source movement and the proliferation of blogs. Knowledge management and corporate learning may never be the same.

Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning

Tony Karrer

And by innovation I mean the type that leads to products that can actually be used, as opposed to blue skies thinking.) Interestingly, I used to be involved in many more projects that indicated where next generation tools would be coming from (lots of us built authoring tools and LMS products from scratch before the right tools were available). I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation?

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

This is something that gets discussed as emergent: see Emergent Knowledge Management , Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , and Future Platforms for eLearning. 15 37% On-Boarding process / Corporate Information 11 27% Online Reference / Glossary 10 24% Product Information / Training 9 22% Other 8 20% Supporting Meetings, Conference Rooms, Phone Numbers, Facilitation Assignment, agenda, etc. Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 2-4, 2012 Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization (COMATIA ), 3 rd , Paris, France. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-5, 2012 Higher Education Asset Management and Maintenance Conference , 1 st , Vibe Savoy, Melbourne, Australia. link] February 6-8, 2013 Open Research , Auckland, New Zealand.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Less-democratic processes will lead to a clearer distinction between expert-generated knowledge and the overwhelming quantity of information available everyplace, making it easier to discern information quality. Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content.

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

The market form, the third form of organization to take hold, enables people to excel at openly competitive, free, and fair economic exchanges. There are strong indicators that society is heading toward a quadriform structuring (T+I+M+N) with network culture dominating in many fields: open source insurgencies , Blockchain financial transactions, political manipulation through networks, crowdfunding , etc. All of these can be done at a manageable scale.

The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

Is it also about management? Rod : The book is actually about both leadership and management. I used leadership rather than management in the title because there seems to be more interest these days in leadership over management. Perhaps this is a result of the popular notions that leadership is "in" and "management is "out" and that leaders "lead people" while managers merely "manage things."

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Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Sure, many of these efforts are naïve and overly-simplistic, but these people are smart, fast learners, so their lack of knowledge and understanding of education doesn't last long. Not only that, but they are hiring teachers and educators for their staff, management, and advisory boards. Open Source Content: There will be several experiments on organizational open source learning content development." Open Source content?

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”, On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License.

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Robert Bell, Executive Director, Intelligent Community Forum , opening keynote. 2006, opened up. OECD: process automation yoelded 22 percent increase in productivity. There will always be manufacturing, always be food - but the growing area of employment is in knowledge work. We need to improve management skills set.