The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. collaboration formal informal jon husband knowledge management learning management system social training

Of sandbanks and granite cliffs

Dave Snowden

For the moment I need to complete my summary of this bottom up too down emergent approach to creating a knowledge strategy. Instead this is a continuous process of mapping and strategy developed based on feedback loops and dynamic, but managed change processes.

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Sharepoint spawns silos.

Dave Snowden

Euan quoting Thomas Vanderwal on silo spawning post implementation of Sharepoint. My own long standing opinion is that knowledge management requires a portfolio of products in a sound architecture not a single ERP type solution. Its a balanced piece and well worth reading.

Small actions to create meaning

Dave Snowden

The last few days have seen one of the periodic retweeting of a three year old post I wrote with the title SAFe the Infantilisation of Management. This in turn generated a more extensive debate on LinkedIn which saw a few SAFe trainers and coaches defend their position.

The ineffable, the inexpiable & the inexpicable

Dave Snowden

The initial vehicle for that was knowledge management which was in the early stage of its hype cycle and I suddenly found myself on the conference circuit, and enjoying it if I am honest with myself.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

My must-reads include David Snowden on complexity, George Siemens on network learning, Jonah Lehrer on neuroscience, Steven Denning on management practice, Nancy White on building communities, Dan Pontefract on collaborative culture, and Ross Dawson on living networks. Example: sharepoint.

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 4-5, 2012 Higher Education Asset Management and Maintenance Conference , 1 st , Vibe Savoy, Melbourne, Australia.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. Old-style training enraged many managers because it was separate from work. It needn’t be this way, particularly since knowledge work and learning are nearly indistinguishable. Managers 178.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. This sounds a lot like a personal learning environment, personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal work and learning environment (PWLE) and PIM.

KM2010 - Washington DC

Dave Snowden

The emphasis on Sharepoint for example; this competent file/data sharing product seems to have got a stranglehold on collaboration and corporate use of social computing. Sharepoint looks to be knowledge management's Sick Stigma , the albatross of the ancient mariner, over constrained and over structured for what should be a fluid dynamic system. The opening day of KM World 2010 and for the first time on the East Coast.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-3, 2011 E-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance and Tele-working) , 10 th , sponsored by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Bina Nusantara University, Island of Java, Indonesia. Clayton R.

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. Selling the Value Often it can be tricky to convince management of the value of providing these tools. Change Management – Ready for It / Culture - Incrementally moving into it is needed. Management Take it Seriously – Definitely an issue.

Familiarity breeds usefulness

Dave Snowden

We saw this in the early days of knowledge management, with the creation of scalable and affordable collaboration environments. The apparent order created appears attractive to some but it lacks the dynamism required for information management in a modern organisation.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

I also use a broader definition of technology; being the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. Mobile tools are poised for a major breakthrough, though more as performance support and knowledge management than courses online.

Free Yourselves from the Tyranny of the Document Metaphor!

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Free Yourselves from the Tyranny of the Document Metaphor! Simple: I am trying to shake us free from the belief that improving documents will improve somehow knowledge flows and understanding.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer. Speakers paint a compelling vision of the future knowledge innovation highway.


Valuable Content - Views and Social Signals

Tony Karrer

Nancy's top ten posts for Q1 according to various social signals were: Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience - Full Circle , March 23, 2009 CoP Series #6: Community Leadership in Learning - Full Circle , March 10, 2009 Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed - Full Circle , March 6, 2009 CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice? I just saw two posts by a couple of the nicest people out there: Nancy White - Most Viewed Posts First Quarter 2009 - What next?

Getting Started

Tony Karrer

I am hopeful that a few will take on a self-directed learning task around some of the things I talked about in Tool Set to develop their own knowledge and proficiency, but certainly they would not be spearheading any broader learning mix initiatives anytime soon.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Vignette’s story about building on their core content management system supporting knowledge management makes sense from the point of view of mining value out of the discussions. And, of course, there’s now Sharepoint’s integration of social tools around resources. A more direct measure, the knowledge grown, seems to be a really exciting opportunity. I’m realizing that what’s really important is the knowledge shared, and grown.

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Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

tools behind the firewall (dubbed “Enterprise 2.0”) to increase knowledge transfer and information sharing. Some have argued Intellipedia is a “knowledge base.” If it is a knowledge base then finding links to base knowledge in “official” or “tailored” content should be easy.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience - Full Circle , March 23, 2009. Gurteen Knowledge-Log , January 2, 2009. What’s Next After Knowledge Management? The Community Manager , March 9, 2009. The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. 50 Essential Strategies For Creating A Successful Web 2.0