PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

Yesterday, Harold Jarche shared the image on the right, in his post To learn, we must do. Whereas most people are concerning themselves with the new social and collaboration technologies, or how to get people to collaborate, for me the key to successful social learning is how the individual engages in his/her networks and contributes what s/he has learned or is learning along the way. PKM is therefore the key to successful social learning.

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social learning is personal

Harold Jarche

Social learning is the process by which groups of people cooperate to learn with and from each other. The network era is creating a historic reversal of education, as discourse replaces institutions, and social learning in knowledge networks obsolesces many aspects of organizational training. I have learned by facilitating dozens of online workshops that the social aspect is the most important. From each, I learn a little more. Learning PK


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Why PKM?

Harold Jarche

Here is a short video introduction on why personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) is becoming a required skill and mindset for professionals today. When you are only as good as your network, PKM becomes a necessity. It is a place to start thinking about networked learning, professional development, and staying current in the digital surround of the network era. People can learn more and connect to diverse knowledge networks outside the organizational walls.

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Social Learning Handbook

Harold Jarche

This post is an excerpt from Jane Hart’s recently published Social Learning Handbook 2014. Implicit knowledge is best developed through conversations and social relationships. Social networks can enable better and faster knowledge feedback for people who trust each and share their knowledge. But if we agree that complex and creative work are where long-term business value lies, then learning amongst ourselves is the real work in organizations today.

My daily PKM routine (practices and toolset)

Jane Hart

He has developed a popular Seek-Sense-Share framework which identifies the 3 key elements of PKM (see diagram on the right) [.]. Social learning Harold Jarche is a leading authority on Personal Knowledge Management, which he describes as a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, and work more effectively.

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PKM and Online Communities Workshops

Jane Hart

Here are the details of two upcoming workshops and one free webinar at the Social Learning Centre. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Workshop. PKM gives you a framework to develop a network of people and sources of information that you can draw from on a daily basis. This online workshop considers the general principles behind setting up and maintaining an online community - whether it be an online learning community or Community of Practice.

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simply PKM

Harold Jarche

PKM = personal knowledge mastery. Why is PKM necessary? By building a network and getting to know people with expertise we can learn and have access to knowledge beyond ours. Successful people have diverse, but select professional social networks. knowledge & social learning. How do I master PKM? Start with the three core perspectives of PKM: seek > sense > share. Read more about PKM. Participate in a PKM workshop.

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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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What is your PKM routine?

Harold Jarche

The most important aspect of PKM is that it is personal. My colleague Jane Hart shared her daily PKM routine recently and it’s different from mine, which of course it should be. I recently chatted with Sacha Chua about PKM and archiving large blogs. I use social bookmarks a lot and will favorite on Twitter to create my Friday’s Finds. So I would like to ask: What kind of PKM routine do you practice?

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PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. The PKM framework I have developed over the past eight years suggests two more steps: sense-making and sharing. PKM, or learning in networks, is a continuous process of seeking, sensing, and sharing.

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PKM Workshop Introduction

Harold Jarche

PKM is also one of the topics for our social learning Summer Camp during July/August 2012. Here is a 10 minute video that covers PKM and gives an introduction to the workshop. InternetTime NetworkedLearning PKM SocialLearningMy next Personal Knowledge Management online workshop is scheduled for 11-22 June 2012. It should help in deciding if this workshop is for you. Feel free to ask any questions.

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social learning for complex work

Harold Jarche

A vital meta-learning skill: how to find the answer you need, online or off.” Is it in our organizational filing systems and intranets, or rather on the Web or in our professional social networks? Complex systems and learning how to work with them cannot be controlled. The essence of social learning in an organization is giving up control. In complexity, social learning is the primary way that knowledge is created in the workplace.

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? PKM is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information, observations and ideas. As knowledge workers or citizens, PKM is our part of the social learning contract.

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PKM workshop 2013

Harold Jarche

A number of people have requested that I run another Personal Knowledge Management workshop, so the next online PKM workshop is now scheduled for 21 Jan – 15 Feb 2013 through the Social Learning Centre. In the Spring I will look at what has been learned to date and redesign the resources and activities. PKM combines aspects of traditional knowledge management, as well as digital curation, social learning, and critical thinking.

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PKM is not a technology

Harold Jarche

My definition of personal knowledge management is quite short: PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society. PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform. If anyone is selling you a PKM system, they do not understand it. The best technology for enabling PKM is the Internet. PKM 2008. PKM 2010. Why is PKM important?

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Social learning is for human work

Harold Jarche

The learning imperative for the new workplace is not to know more stuff, because software can do that for us, but to become more human. Social learning will help us collaborate and cooperate in doing customized work, requiring thinking and building skills in order to innovate and craft unique products and services. ” -Albert Bandura, Social Learning Theory , 1977. Most organizations today have a 95% informal learning gap they are not addressing.

PKM: The Book

Harold Jarche

PKM helps individuals, organizations, and society. PKM is every person’s part of the new social contract in the network era, in my opinion. We are just finishing our third PKM online workshop. Here are some thoughts on PKM from workshop participants: Connecting with those who are in the know is the best way to learn how to navigate this new learning environment. Social learning involves the risk that comes with thinking aloud.

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PKM webinar 25 october

Harold Jarche

On 25 October at 18:00 GMT I will be conducting an online session on personal knowledge management (PKM). It will be in English and is hosted by En Nu Online , a Netherlands company focused on social media for learning and is part of a longer workshop series. hour interactive session and includes two written case studies on recent online social learning implementations. PKM is a framework that can help you take control of your professional development.

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Introduction to PKM Workshop & FREE Webinar

Jane Hart

PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world & work more effectively.”. Supporting self-managed learners with their Personal Knowledge Management is going to be a key new skill for workplace learning professionals in a social business. Harold Jarche is facilitating the next version of his very popular and successful online, social workshop throughout September, you can find out more about it and how to sign up here.

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iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Tweet This is a follow-up from the Networked Learning (PKM) workshop I conducted for the iSchool Institute yesterday. Here are some of the resources I suggested prior to the course: Network Learning: Working Smarter , an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year. Talking about PKM (from the professional KM community). PKM in a Nutshell (includes many links for further exploration). NetworkedLearning PKM

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Working smarter through social learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet This past week I had the opportunity to discuss social learning in the workplace with many people. I’ve mentioned before how Ross Dawson’s five ways to add value to information have influenced my networked learning framework: Filtering (separating signal from noise, based on some criteria). Networked learning, or PKM, was a main topic of discussion this week, as many people asked how I had the time to do all of this reading, annotating and content creation.

Notes on social learning in business

Harold Jarche

We just finished a month-long workshop at the Social Learning Centre which involved over 50 participants from many countries. The workshop was on social learning in business , and followed on from previous ones like the PKM workshop on individual, informal learning, and the Training to Performance Support workshop on tools that can often replace instruction. Social learning can happen in both formal instruction and informally.

PKM is making sense of complexity

Harold Jarche

This is what you find on the first page of most searches for PKM : Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve, and share knowledge in his or her daily activities – Wikipedia. In my practice of PKM, and the Seek > Sense > Share framework, there is nothing artificial at all, and looking for automation only detracts from the real power of PKM.

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Networked Learning (PKM) Workshop in Toronto

Harold Jarche

Tweet In just over a month’s time, I’ll be facilitating another one-day workshop on Networked Learning (PKM) at the University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute on Friday, 18 November 2011. My consulting work this past year has shown a great need for two aspects of knowledge-sharing in organizations: 1) systems & processes to enable better collaboration & sharing, and 2) individual skills in narrating work and learning in networks.

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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. The next PKM workshop will be offered as a one-month activity this September, with much more time for discussion, reflection, and dealing with competing activities in our professional lives. Communities Informal Learning Learning PKM SocialLearning

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. 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. ~ Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. Making social learning work.

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. The Web has given us more ways to connect with others in our learning but many people only see the information overload aspect of our digital society. Engaging others can actually make it easier to learn and not become overwhelmed. Why PKM? Personal Knowledge Management.

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PKM: to learn is to do

Harold Jarche

Multinational companies, like Domino’s, are using the PKM framework for leadership development, ensuring senior staff improve their sense-making and media literacy skills. PKM is a discipline that requires practice. A recent use for PKM is in supporting members of the Hearing First learning community: “There is a solution for personal learning in the Digital Age: Personal Knowledge Mastery (or PKM). The ‘P’ in PKM stands for Personal.

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PKM: a node in the learning network

Harold Jarche

This is becoming obvious in the business world and frameworks such as Social CRM (customer relationship management) are one attempt to address it. Too often we think of learning as school, training as something that is delivered, and complex problems as solvable with enough effort and resources. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. Jane Hart has described five types of learning using social media , the lubricant of learning in digital networks.

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Preparing for the future of work with PKM

Harold Jarche

Trend 4: Adaptive lifelong learning the norm -” Ten years from now, relevant work skills will be shaped by the continued rise in global connectivity, smart technology and new media, among several other drivers. Social intelligence. For the past two years I have offered full-day workshops on PKM at the University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute, with the final one scheduled for 1 June 2012 (Network Learning: Working Smarter). PKM Work

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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. I see the basis for sharing knowledge in the connected workplace is personal knowledge management or what I’ve called our part of the social learning contract.

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Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

So what is “new fashioned” learning? Well let’s start by thinking about what “old fashioned” learning is? Old-fashioned” learning is being taught or trained – that is having all you need to know neatly packaged up in a course or programme or workshop or e-learning course. Old-fashioned learning is what we’ve been refining over the last couple of decades as new advances in technology have emerged. This is the essence of “new fashioned” learning.

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Seek-Sense-Share Mini Online Workshop

Jane Hart

This mini online workshop will help you understand the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) framework as a model for taking control of your professional development. Social learning The first mini online workshop at the Connected Knowledge Lab takes place from 8-19 July and is led by Harold Jarche. Although we refer to these events as “workshops” they are [.].

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Supporting workplace learning in the network era is more than delivering courses through a LMS

Jane Hart

Harold Jarche, in his recent post, Supporting workplace learning , uses a great little diagram to show that -. “It takes much more than courses delivered through a learning management system to support workplace learning in the network era.” However, they need access to their learning networks while at work, and this is often a challenge. Reduce these barriers, and support PKM practices, and the organization will benefit.” Social learning

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From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you’ll probably have to learn those skills on your own. “ This is a quote from a recent article in Lifehacker, Three ways to learn something new. Sharing knowledge (and experiences) – within a trusted network of colleagues (aka a PLN (Personal Learning Network) or PKN (Personal Knowledge Network). Social learning

The Future of Work and Learning 1: The Professional Ecosystem

Jane Hart

In my previous post I looked at the individual’s perspective of workplace learning and included a graphic showing how individuals learn at and for work in 10 main ways. A PES, therefore, lies at the very heart of Harold Jarche’s Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) process. a Personal Performance Support system – to help an individual find answers to learning and performance problems. Social learning

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12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business. So it is not just about adding new social approaches or social media into the training “blend”, s upporting social collaboration is underpinned not only by new technologies but by a new mindset. Social learning

Summer Camp starts Monday 16 July

Jane Hart

The online Summer Camp at the Social Learning Centre runs 16 July – 17 August and is led by Jane Hart and Harold Jarche. Learning is changing. Learning professionals need practical tools and techniques to integrate work and learning while adapting to an increasingly complex environment. Our Summer Camp provides an opportunity to learn with peers and gain some of the essential skills needed to support learning in the networked world.

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The 2 views of workplace learning: L&D and Employee

Jane Hart

It is now very clear that in many organisations L&D and employees view workplace learning very differently. Currently , it tends to look something like this: L&D focus all their attention on creating and managing classroom training and/or e-learning. For them this is what workplace learning is all about – making sure people use the stuff they provide for them. Classroom training and e-learning is largely seen as something to be avoided, or at best endured.

becoming collectively smarter

Harold Jarche

Today, we are seriously lagging behind in learning how to deal with the scientific advances of the network era. We have to jump from following state-established curriculum to creating our own learning networks: in this generation. People need to learn and work in networks, shifting their hierarchical position from teacher to learner, or from manager to contributor. But like e-learning and knowledge management, PKM is at risk of becoming a technology to buy and consume.

This is my work

Harold Jarche

The ability to learn is the only lasting competitive advantage for any organization. Social learning plays a significant role in this. Social Learning. Enterprise Social Tools. Communities PKM SocialLearning Work Hyper-connected work environments require people with better sense-making, collaboration, and cooperation skills. Democratic workplaces that foster trust can share knowledge better and faster.

learning and the future of work

Harold Jarche

Work is learning, learning work” — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. Implicit knowledge is best developed through conversations and social relationships. Social networks can enable better and faster knowledge feedback for people who trust each other and share their knowledge. If we agree that complex and creative work are where long-term business value lies, then learning amongst ourselves is the real work in any organization today.

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seek, sense, share globally

Harold Jarche

Just over a year ago I launched the first ‘ PKM in 40 days ‘ online workshop. Now, after only six workshops, the global audience of PKM practitioners is growing. I would like to thank all the participants who have helped to promote the concepts and ideas behind PKM and social learning. The last PKM workshops for 2015 starts on 7 September, but I plan on continuing to adapt and revise the program and run more workshops in 2016.