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Who Is The New Knowledge Worker?

Mindflash

The Knowledge Worker has played an imperative role in the development of business over the decades. In fact, knowledge workers have driven an estimated 70 percent of U.S. economic growth in the past 30 years, and 85 percent of the new jobs created in the past 10 years have required what are considered complex knowledge skills. click image to enlarge). link].

Wearables and knowledge workers. A perfect match for learning?

Spark Your Interest

This post will focus on knowledge workers. What makes knowledge workers different? There is typically more latititude offered to these workers. Firstly, knowledge workers likely have much greater access to both desktop and mobile devices throughout their workdays. For a knowledge worker, they might see the value in setting up their own “ experiment ” or using a service like “ Quantified Mind ” to determine if they can influence their wellbeing. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. and this  [link]. link]. link].

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. Post Type: Blog post. This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. read more.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. The subject of this post is a vision of personalized learning in the 2013 workplace.  To start, let’s look at the profile of a high skilled worker and view personalization through this lens. The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker.

Portrait of the modern knowledge worker

Jay Cross

The concept of ‘knowledge worker’ which Peter Drucker coined in 1959, is perhaps not so clear (as shown again in a recent LinkedIn discussion - access potentially limited) and can be understood at … Jay Cross ‘s insight: Brilliant. See on Scoop.it – Humanist Business. See on km4meu.wordpress.com. Just Jay

Peter Thiel, College and The Modern Knowledge Worker

OpenSesame

Billionaire investor and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has stirred up a controversy in the tech and education sectors with a very simple argument: the formal education market is a bubble , both overvalued and overpriced. In addition, Thiel is concerned that too often college students end up unemployed yet overwhelmed with student-loan debt. eLearning Solutions

The plight of the knowledge worker

Onlignment

We start the new year with the second part of chapter 9: The abundance of information is weighing heavily on the knowledge worker. The statistics are frightening, as Jay Cross reports: “In many professions, knowledge workers spend a third of their time looking for answers and helping their colleagues do the same.”. Only one in five knowledge workers consistently find the information they need to do their jobs.”. Knowledge workers spend more time recreating existing information they were unaware of than creating original material.”.

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. This research had the goal to investigate how knowledge related to a shared organising vision (in this case (ICT4D, about ICT for development). knowledge workers blogging knowledge management

Evaluating Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I’ve discussed before about how it’s Hard to Evaluate the Performance of Knowledge Workers and now some additional backup from Dilbert: Which goes along with: But let’s be careful here because: eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

The networked student and knowledge worker

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

So it could be the knowledge worker2.0 Irene Hanraets alerted me about this video about the networked student by wdrexler: The way the networked student uses web2.0 services is basically the way I use them. wonder though, about individual paths and diversity. don't think learning by blogging works for every student, or does it? What do you think? And what does it mean for education.

Knowledge Worker Take Ownership

Tony Karrer

Must read post by Michele Martin - Changing Knowledge Worker Attitudes. I had chills as I read it. That's it - knowledge workers must take ownership. believe that we have to start with making people conscious of the fact that they own the most precious resource in just about any organization today–the power of their ideas, social connections and thought processes. And it's the responsibility of learning professionals to lead that charge. Join this discussion on Work Literacy

Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. That said, I thought it would be worthwhile for me to collect a few of the resources that provide good starting points that can help Knowledge Workers improve their performance using Social Media. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0 One of the questions that always comes up is: How do I find more information to help me get started? The answer is that this information is a bit hard to come by. This was a major reason that I started down the path with Work Literacy.

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Knowledge Worker Take Ownership

Clark Quinn

Must read post by Michele Martin - Changing Knowledge Worker Attitudes. I had chills as I read it. That's it - knowledge workers must take ownership. believe that we have to start with making people conscious of the fact that they own the most precious resource in just about any organization today-the power of their ideas, social connections and thought processes. And it's the responsibility of learning professionals to lead that charge. Join this discussion on Work Literacy

E-Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs

The E-Learning Curve

Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Formally-structured approaches to learning are best deployed to novices in the relevant discipline or skill area.

Knowledge Workers and Corporate Learning Environments

The E-Learning Curve

The 21st century corporate learning environment is an ecosystem of services, tools, technologies, and processes that support knowledge workers. Knowledge Workers and Corporate Learning Environments is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning constructivist learning environment corporate learning environment knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning scaffolded learning

Once, twice, one thousand times a knowledge worker

From the Coleface

Amongst the exhortations for L&D people to be more business savvy which are hard to take issue with, Jay states that we now work in an environment where a “great knowledge worker can be several hundred times as productive as his peer”   My first reaction was: how can you believe this is true? So if in L&D our aim is to enable knowledge workers to become great knowledge workers, we should be looking for ways that we can help achieve great productivity gains. But as I’m in festive mood lets imagine it was true.

Continuous learning : it’s a mindset not a technology or product

Jane Hart

In the workplace, this is particularly important, as I showed in an earlier blog post, where Jacob Morgan talks of the future employee moving from “knowledge worker” (knowing stuff) to “learning worker” (learning new stuff). In this fast-moving world, we constantly need to learn new stuff. So how can organisations support continuous learning at work? It […].

What it is to be a “learning worker” (an interview)

Jane Hart

Earlier today I was interviewed by Gina and Taylor for the June 2015 event of the iSpring Solutions Leadership Series, on the topic of From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”. Here Here are the questions they asked me, and my answers – which I thought were worth sharing on my blog. Q1 – You recently wrote a post titled, […]. Social learning

How to build a learning worker mindset

Jane Hart

In a previous post here, From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”: what this means for an organisation I’ve written about the concept of a “learning worker” that Jacob Morgan believes is one of the 7 principles of the future employee. Knowledge is a commodity, to be the smartest person in the room all you need is a smartphone. What […].

Knowledge. Defining the Problem. Somewhat.

The E-Learning Curve

Knowledge is a kind of cognitive or conceptual dark matter that we know must exist, but measuring and quantifying it, and demonstrating it is a complex business Knowledge. Tags: e-learning corporate knowledge definition of elearning definition of knowledge elearning KB KM knowledge ecosystem Knowledge Management knowledge worker Defining the Problem. Somewhat. is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Modernising the L&D function: From learning gatekeeper to learning concierge

Jane Hart

I have written a lot about how knowledge workers are using the Social Web to organise their own learning and performance support and how this is changing the face of workplace learning such that the new role of Traning & Development (T&D) will be to support these new ways of self-organised learning. But I still [.]. Social learning

Supporting continuous learning and performance improvement – a vital new area of work

Jane Hart

In my previous post I showed that an analysis of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work suggests that L&D departments should consider working more closely with people managers to support the continuous development and performance improvement of their people – both in teams and individually.â?¦ ¦ [.]. Social learning

Characteristics of Informal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Changes in the world economy are forcing corporations to rethink how workers learn and to perform effectively. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: Jay Cross workplace learning formal learning learning characteristics knowledge worker Kevin Kruse corporate learning environment non-formal learning informal learning How do people learn? What accounts for the upswing in interest in less formal. Find out more.

From creating content to building new connected workplace skills – this is the NEW work for learning professionals

Jane Hart

Over the last few years I have been observing (as well as writing about) three significant things that are happening in the context of workplace learning: An increasing number of knowledge workers are finding their own solutions to their individual and team learning and performance problems on the Social Web – and in doing so [.]. Social learning

Follow the instructions or think for yourself?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

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I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

It’s a structure that derives from the evolution of how work became organized in the industrial age. 1 Its purpose is ultimately to help produce viable products, whether they’re tangible or knowledge-based (such as in a consultancy). These workers share organizational accountabilities and should be incentivized to cooperatively solve their most important problems. 02 Jan.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

After all, knowledge is one of the only renewable resources we have, and knowledge workers need to constantly replenish their supply of it. They are the Encyclopedia Britannica, the keeper of knowledge. Knowledge workers are constantly pursuing the information they need to perform their jobs. As businesses, we must adapt or contract. What do you think?

Participate in the Knowledge Sharing Challenge and Stand a Chance to Win $3000

Adobe Captivate

Last week we announced the Knowledge Sharing Challenge at Adobe Learning Summit.  It’s an amazing opportunity for anyone (eLearning Professional, Trainer, Subject Matter Expert, Instructional Designer, Knowledge Worker, You Name it) to compete for great prizes and show your colleagues what you can do. Adobe Presenter eLearning Suite Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe Presenter 8 Adobe Presenter Video Creator Knowledge Sharing Challenge videoAll you need to do is record a short video using [.].

Workplace Learning: Theory in Practice

The E-Learning Curve

Much of the real-world job of the knowledge worker is more concerned with problem setting then problem solving. schemata corporate learning environment double-loop learning knowledge worker organizational learning reflection on action reflection-in-action Schon single-loop learning workplace learning Workplace Learning: Theory in Practice is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Factors Inhibiting Workplace Learning

The E-Learning Curve

This post on workplace learning discusses some of the underlying factors that inhibit individual knowledge workers and teams from developing in organizations. Tags: e-learning corporate learning environment double-loop learning holistic learning knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning team development workplace learning Factors Inhibiting Workplace Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

E-learning Ecosystem in Organizations

The E-Learning Curve

There are two components involved in investigating this aspect of e-learning as a means to enhance knowledge worker performance E-learning Ecosystem in Organizations is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning definition of e-learning e-learning ecosystem knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: This job aint dead yet.

Learning Visions

What strikes me about this whole DIY/informal learning/death of ISD conversation is that what were really talking about are those so-called motivated knowledge workers. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, March 01, 2007 This job aint dead yet. Its ok Dan. Were not dead yet. These are the folks in the corporate world. These are guys who will take informal learning by the horns and run with it. And they do. They get raises and promotions for being smart. Although that describes most of us, right?) eLearnin.

Introducing the Connected Knowledge Lab

Jane Hart

Helping Knowledge Workers take charge of their professional lives and careers in the post-job economy. Find out more about what this means in this slideset or read the full text version beneath it.â?¦ ¦ [.]. Social learning

I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed

Tony Karrer

If you are reading this, you are a knowledge worker. Consider the content (knowledge, information, learning) you personally need to get your job done. Actually most of us that are Concept Workers will find that we play in that upper right quadrant most of the time. How is that circle doing for most knowledge workers? demand from stakeholders ?