I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management
JANUARY 6, 2015
But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? The answer lies across several domains of a knowledge worker’s practice. So too are our personal learning networks. What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. Capturing Knowledge. Developing Knowledge.
I Believe in the Value of Connectedness
DECEMBER 28, 2014
Most employees have far stronger connections through the organization’s hierarchy consisting of layers of manager/direct report relationships. While strong, hierarchical connections also vary greatly across the organization depending on the nature of the work and individual management styles. Personal knowledge mastery is essential for globally connected workers.
6 Benefits of Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. It’s what we call those precious learning moments where passion and curiosity meet to break all motivation and knowledge barriers. Let us explore informal and formal learning further to determine the pros and cons of each.
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What are the critical success factors for sustaining learning communities?
I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals
DECEMBER 22, 2014
The 70:20:10 framework helps to put the work of learning and development (L&D) organizations into perspective within the whole of employee learning ( previous article ). That leaves the question of what, if anything, should L&D do to facilitate the over 90% of learning that takes place outside of its traditional role. I learned quickly how wrong I was. Donald H.
Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning
DECEMBER 19, 2014
For nearly three years, I’ve been exploring social learning, informal learning, and the changing workplace. My beliefs about workplace learning have evolved quite a bit over those years, partly by experimenting with new ideas and learning from the results, both positive and negative. The many emerging roles for Learning and Development professionals.
The key to informal learning is autonomy
APRIL 27, 2012
Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. Social learning
Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
When you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning. This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. It could be knowledge gained from reading, Web searching, or from colleagues and friends. In fact, we typically learn more from informal learning than from formal learning experiences.
Knowledge Management Core Issues
NOVEMBER 20, 2006
Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. With an ever deceasing half-life of knowledge , just keeping up has become a major corporate imperative. We need practical ways to build personal informal networks. Helping groups learn from mistakes and errors, practices to carry over learnings from project to project and improve corporate memory. Finding tacit knowledge sources and helping to put these to work.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.
The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning
JANUARY 10, 2016
What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?
Demystifying Working Out Loud
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning.
Informal Learning 2.0
AUGUST 7, 2009
Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. Corporate approaches to learning have to change, as well. Until the shift from industrial to network dominance, corporations could compensate for crummy learning by hiring experienced people and managing ingenious command-and-control structures. It’s learn or die. Jay Cross.
I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network
DECEMBER 29, 2014
When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. I even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.” It wasn’t very useful.
Learning Resources from Informal Learning (Jay Cross): Part 1
JANUARY 9, 2010
I am re-reading Informal Learning by Jay Cross and was going through the resource links he has provided. Apart from the book, which is a must read for anyone interested in the field of learning, the resource links are gold mines of knowledge, information and insights. Tags: Learning Resources Communication Nation : Dave Gray's Blog.
The Six Hats Of A Community Manager
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. In this post, I want to talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time.
Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning. And woe betide the manager who has too many high-performers and collaborators in his/her team. ” 3.
Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning
MARCH 23, 2014
In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better. Not only training managers, but employees themselves are fast realizing this and are open to the concept of ‘perennial learning’ in the workplace. There are many learning practices that are prevalent in the modern workplace and each one comes with its associated ‘knowledge behavior’.
Unbooks, Informal Learning, and Collaboration: The Age of Questions
MARCH 9, 2010
In an earlier post, The Meaning is the Message , I quoted from Stephen Downes' presentation: Knowledge has many authors , knowledge has many facets, it looks different to each different person, and it changes moment to moment. The definition of "unbooks" is similar to that of Informal Learning. Informal learning is never finished.
Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace
MAY 11, 2015
I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. They are good mistakes.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?
Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”
JULY 29, 2015
The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? Communities foster collaboration and cooperation, exchange of diverse perspectives and creation of entirely new knowledge. But how?
Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change
DECEMBER 13, 2015
The crux of the problem lies in our inability to see how the culture of organizations stem from and is shaped by the very discourse of management that we have collectively subscribed to ever since the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing era. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down. Currently, our management discourse is permeated by the language of two metaphors – the military and the manufacturing. ” ~ Steve Denning. Our words define our worldview.
Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development
AUGUST 6, 2015
Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Scary?
Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
MARCH 4, 2012
38% of our time we spend looking for information and Yammer can reduce that time span. But nice to see the examples of various uses of Yammer and how it has opened up knowledge in organisations and made it accessible, through the use of a social approach. Social online learning = not facilitated? At Rijkswaterstaat there is a community manager. What is Yammer?
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries. Articulating a dilemma or a question or a learning adds clarity and often brings insight.
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
A community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes. Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Explicit and tacit knowledge gets shared. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world. MSL 3): Across time. CONTENT.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. How do we know everyone has learned?
How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support
JANUARY 8, 2012
Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems. As you design and deliver your next learning program, you can improve outcomes by keeping these three things in mind: 1. In Summary.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities
JUNE 15, 2015
is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. None of this information is new. It is time to accept that talent management is a critical business need and a business process; it is not an HR/L&D process. Josh Bersin in the presentation 21st Century Talent Management points out some of the following as imperatives for a holistic talent system: Creating Magnetic Employment Brand.
Knowledge Management and Learning
DECEMBER 13, 2006
Interesting discussion going on with contribution by Luis Suarez, Jay Cross, David Wilson - around the distinction between Knowledge Management and Learning: Knowledge Management and Informal Learning Knowledge Management and Learning - Separated at Birth? KM & learning: separated at birth? KM and Learning This is an interesting exchange because it highlights that approaches to learning and to knowledge management are shifting and beginning to overlap more now. Where They Really?
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We also have been “learning-out-loud” and “working-out-loud”, thereby trying our best to practice this form of learning. THE QUOTE.