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PKM in 2013

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“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. PKM, or learning in networks, is a continuous process of seeking, sensing, and sharing. Innovation.

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The PKM value-add

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During my online conversation ( recording on YouTube ) with Jane Hart  yesterday, we discussed personal knowledge management (PKM) and one very important aspect, in my opinion, is the need for active sense-making. But sense-making, or placing information into context, is where the real personal value of PKM lies. The Automating sense-making is antithetical to the rationale behind PKM.

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Why PKM?

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On Twitter, I mark my favourites and review them every two weeks, with the best becoming Friday’s Finds. Over the past year, I collected articles on the subject and saved them to Diigo , a social bookmarking service. I was recently asked by a friend if I knew of any resources on the subject. think of it as a short-term memory helper. Can you find it now?

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What is your PKM routine?

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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. recently chatted with Sacha Chua about PKM and archiving large blogs. So I would like to ask:  What kind of PKM routine do you practice? Sacha has over 6,000 blog posts!

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Sense-making with PKM

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People learn socially. Effective learning is the difference between surfing the waves or being drowned by them and PKM (personal knowledge management) can be your customized surfboard. One of the important aspects of PKM is triage, or sorting. Not only that, it may be our social responsibility to be contributors to our common knowledge. Social. Bookmarks.

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PKM: aggregate, filter, connect

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believe it is now more accurate to state Knowledge Shared equals Power Squared. 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. also filter information with Twitter and my weekly Friday’s Finds. In 1986 the answer was typically about 75%.

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The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

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Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is a framework for individuals to take control of their professional development through a continuous process of seeking, sensing-making, and sharing. PKM may be an individual activity but it is social as well. Research shows that work teams that need to share complex knowledge need tighter social bonds. Working Out Loud.

Friday’s favourites

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It was an attempt to make my finds on Twitter more explicit, as I noticed I was sharing and viewing a lot of information on Twitter but not doing anything with it. My current practice is to summarize what I have found on various social media platforms (Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, private channels) and create a blog post every two weeks. Bookmarking is one key method.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. PKM is distinct from organizational knowledge management, which is widely used today. Only PKM can meet my needs, which only I know at any given time. Three Key Components of PKM. Sharing knowledge, using any number of media that fit our personal needs, work styles, and professional social networks.

Starting to work out loud

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Free Your Bookmarks: This is a very simple shift that only requires a slight deviation from a common practice: saving bookmarks/favourites on your browser. Being able to share is usually not a prime reason why people start using social bookmarks. Connect:  How do you get started micro-blogging on a platform like Twitter ? Communities PKMKeep shipping.

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Here's how I'm approaching Personal Knowledge Management

The Learning Generalist

A few months back, Harold Jarche wrote a very interesting article about sense making with Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Harold suggested a model that he uses to manage his personal knowledge and stay on top of his social media intake. strongly suggest that you also look through the webinar he did on PKM at the LearnTrends conference. pkm social media enterprise 2.0

Network Learning: Working Smarter

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Jane Hart, another colleague at the Internet Time Alliance, has examined social media and learning in the context of the workplace and has noted that much of it is informal (Hart 2010). Social learning is about getting things done in networks. Accidental and serendipitous learning – how individuals, by using social media, can learn without consciously realizing it (e.g., 2010a.

Creating your PKM processes

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In Sense-making with PKM I described some personal knowledge management processes using various web tools. sense-making routine can be regularly reading certain blogs and news feeds, capturing important ideas with social bookmarks and then putting ideas out in the open on a blog. PKM takes the notion of a personal journal and extends it significantly. Categorize. Tweet.

PKM in 2010

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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. Why PKM? PKM is of little value unless the results are shared by connecting to others and contributing to meaningful conversations. Personal Knowledge Management. Aggregate.

collecting broken images

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It took me one click: my social bookmarks on Student Resources. Could you write a 10,000 word word paper , with citations, on a subject you know fairly well: in the next 24 hours? I can and I have done it for clients. I can do it on Leadership , Social Learning , Innovation , and several other topics. PKM is a work in progress: a discipline of the mind. As Stephen B.

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LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

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Sense-making with PKM. PKM is a set of problem-solving skills for work, focused on getting things done but not necessarily task focused. Personal KM = ad hoc, DIY, cheap/free. A PKM Method. Twitter. When you bookmark on delicious, you can also see how others have tagged it. If you follow dull people on Twitter, Twitter will be boring. He is collecting his “best of Twitter&# in his “Friday Finds&# each week. Other models for PKM. How does PKM relate to L&D organizations? My side comments are in italics.

top tools 2016

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It is a huge time-saver. 6: Pixabay: A great source for copyright free photos to use in presentations. 5: Keynote : Apple’s presentation application has enabled me to improve my slide presentations, through its simplicity and lack of clip art. 4:  Diigo: Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. also use it to deliver my online PKM workshop.

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PKM – start small

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Tony Karrer responded to my question yesterday on what aspects of PKM I should consider for the LearnTrends conference: Harold – my question is what organizations should be doing around this? Pretty well anyone with a personal computer saves web sites to their Favorites/Bookmarks. Changing that simple annotation process to something that can be shared is relatively easy. I’ve explained it before in Free Your Bookmarks. If an organization or department decided to put everyone’s bookmarks into a social application it would make for a large repository of links.

My Top Tools 2014

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have also annotated these tools as to what part of my PKM practice they connect with: SEEK > SENSE > SHARE. SEEK. 3 (3): Diigo: Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily (Diigo allows me to auto-backup to Delicious ). SEEK & SHARE. 1 (1): WordPress: powers my blog, which is the core of my PKM. Voting closes on 21 September.

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top tools for 2015

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Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 10 Tools for learning. Voting closes on 18 September. Here are my top tools this year, with last year’s position shown in brackets. Please add yours! 10 (new): Netflix : I find I am watching a lot of documentaries on this popular video streaming service and I am learning a lot. also use it to deliver my online workshops. Learning Technology

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Mmmmmmm, delicious

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I have used the social bookmarking service delicious on a fairly superficial level up to now, I would say. . I was interested in how I could share my links and when I was a manager of 12 trainers/instructional designers, the benefits of a pooled set of favourites/bookmarks, tagged and annotated made me salivate.  I realize now that this is really level one use, a group uploading their faves to the same place, mainly an efficiency savings and an access winner. . I’m no longer a manager with employees, I’m an independent.  Do I connect it to twitter?

Active sense-making

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As much as I may add feeds into my RSS reader , bookmark web pages or upload photos , these are nothing more than senseless digital constructs until I put them to use. Seeking information is an important foundation to PKM online but it’s of little use without action. Tags: Informal Learning PKM As I’ve said before, this blog is mostly for me.


Why the Government of Canada needs PKM

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think that public servants really need PKM ( personal knowledge management ). PKM is a way to help make sense of the information flows that face us and I’ve written about PKM many times. Feed Readers & following on Twitter ). social bookmarks ). Blog posts & Twitter Posts ). The bottom line of web-based PKM is to develop a process of sense-making. David Eaves writes in Why the Government of Canada needs Bloggers : One theme that came up was that public servants feel they are suffering from information overload.

A personal learning journey

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Lilia Efimova ( 2004 ) was one of my earlier inspirations, “To a great extend PKM [personal knowledge management] is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides.&# This still sums up the core concept of PKM. By 2007, PKM had become my best tool and I had once more revised my processes. My own area of interest was PKM with web tools, though of course a PKM system can be unplugged. I was also seeing the similarities with personal learning environments: PLE.

Manual, not automatic, for sense-making

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I started Friday’s Finds three years ago , in an attempt to make my finds on Twitter more explicit. I had been using Twitter actively for over a year at this time and realized that I was not making much sense of it. So without further ado, here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. That’s about it. Friday's Finds

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a little understanding

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Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. QUOTES: Indian PM “Knowledge combined with creativity and productivity has the potential to impact the social economic nature of a nation&# – via @stevedineen. The silos [Facebook; Twitter; etc.] Excellent PKM & networked learning reference list by @hreingold – An Introduction to Mind Amplifiers. five week course using asynchronous forums, blogs, wikis, mindmaps, social bookmarks, synchronous audio, video, chat, and Twitter. Friday's Finds


Personal Information Management for Sense-making

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Tweet George Siemens calls it information management (what I describe as PKM). From my perspective, the knowledge aspect of PKM is an emergent property of the activities conducted, many of which are merely information management. more appropriate term would be Personal Information Management for Sense-making (PIMS?) , but PKM is the term I’m sticking with for now.


Knowledge sharing, one at a time

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That’s what personal knowledge management ( PKM ) is all about. The best first step in getting work done is to help each worker develop a PKM process, with an emphasis on personal. All it takes is getting everyone to do some form of PKM, on their own terms. PKM is our part of a social learning contract that makes us better off individually and collectively.

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Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

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Home About Consulting Contact Key Posts Clients Toolbox Français Harold Jarche Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe by e-mail Twitter Faves planetrussell: "Globalization creates interlocking fragility, while giving the appearance of stability." Social interactions help to put it all together for each learner. Tagging, folksonomies, wikis and social bookmarks are new metaphors designed within the new medium. Tech savvy learners are exploiting the inherent capabilities of the Internet and creating new social tools. Jarche, H. 2005). 2005).

Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape

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I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Mark's focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation's culture. The catch is that you can use social media and Web 2.0 (or 3.0 or X.0 Someone in the room also mentioned chacha as a social QnA app. Bloomfire 's an awesome social LMS.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Presentation: Social Bookmarking with Delicious - Don't Waste Your Time , May 15, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design, Part 1 - The E-Learning Curve , May 19, 2009 Meeting icebreaker-How to get a group to acknowledge differences in perceptions. Here's what you might have missed last week. Browse eLearning Content

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. The Truth About Twitter - Social Enterprise Blog , May 11, 2009 Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Don't Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009 Twitter and Webinars - eLearning Technology , May 14, 2009 Presentation: Twitter in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 12, 2009 The Challenge of Training the PlayStation Generation - The E-Learning Curve , May 15, 2009 Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it? Hope you enjoy. Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Learning 2.0

2011: Integration

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Social Networks. Social Bookmarks. PKM – PLN – PLE. would say the PLE/PLN is across the chasm, while I now call PKM  network learning and Beth Kanter describes a similar framework of  networked professional learning. Micro-blogging, Micro-blogging, or Twitter, is definitely across. I was asked to make some predictions for 2011 but missed the deadline. Instead of predictions, I think there are some trends that may cross the chasm this year. This follows on a post I wrote a year ago that included this table: (2009). Innovators. Early Adopters.

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Learning to work smarter

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This is why I developed sense-making with PKM which I am continuing to refine. Just yesterday I explained social bookmarks, feed readers and using Twitter as a search engine to a “digital immigrant&# the same age as me. The power of micro-blogging with Twitter so far is quite impressive and I was one who adopted this medium with a fair bit of skepticism. just noticed that in the past few months Twitter has replaced Google as the prime referring site for visitors here, surpassing Google. Now we are becoming networked.