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PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

mentioned quite a while ago (in Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments ) that: Knowledge work is not separate from learning. That's the reason I call these: Personal Work and Learning Environment (PWLE - pronounce p-whale) And there's only one for me. Luckily all of the requirements that Mohamed cites apply equally well to a PWLE. Mohamed Amine Chatti (a fellow Eddie eLearning nominee) last two posts The LaaN Perspective , and Requirements of a PLE Framework are both interesting posts and worth reading.

Ray Sims - Ongoing Series of his PWLE

Tony Karrer

I never know what kinds of things to link to in my blog posts, but definitely if you've not been checking out Ray Sim's recent posts where he dives into how he uses different tools as part of his PWLE. Search Alert Tips LinkedIn del.icio.us Taking a look at some of his early posts around personal learning and doing environments is also time well spent if you are interested in learning how to learn. love how Ray translates concepts into practice. He did similar things around informal learning a while ago. Good stuff Ray

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

I've run across a few different posts talking about Personal Work and Learning Environments which I have tentatively started to call PWLE - pronounced p-whale. The reason why I think it's worth us talking about tools and maps and basically what is your PWLE (p-whale) is that it's helpful for us to figure out how to support our own personal work and learning. But I think we need to add to this discussion more around the specific kinds of actions that we take as individuals on different types of tasks and how this relates to our PWLE (p-Whale). For me, I add -- why bother?

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PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. could understand an argument that it would be preferable for individuals to be able to use the same tools outside the corporation for personal interests - but I don't see his argument that it is no longer a PLE or PWLE. would have trouble separating a PWLE from the rest of my life, let alone the rest of my learning. Thus, there's no separation between a PLE and a PWLE. I'm suggesting the term PWLE because it highlights this exact issue. Stephen tells us. and Michelle says.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

This sounds a lot like a personal learning environment, personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal work and learning environment (PWLE) and PIM. For example, Personal Learning , PLE , PWLE , PKM are all pretty closely related. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? Should twitter be part of your tool set? So, here goes.

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

Focus on Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments. John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler's recent article - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 talks about the implications of the Long Tail on Education. It's a pretty good introduction to the main concepts around a very important concept.

Top 9 Posts You May Have Missed

Tony Karrer

Can you point me to a few more more recent videos that show this kind of thing? #8 – PWLE A bunch of posts (via eLearning Learning ) all about the PWLE. And I still believe we need to be leading the charge around helping employees in our organizations figure out a rationale PWLE? #9 - Social Grid Follow-up & ASTD Follow-Up These are both follow-up posts to recent presentations. Since I'm out, I'm thinking this is a good time to point you to some past posts. The last post was what I've been writing this year that social signals say is good reading. For example: 24.

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

Here are some of the links: Requirements of a PLE Framework Social Network Operating Systems Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion Personal Work and Learning Environments PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Learning and Networking With A Blog (T+D article) Personal Learning Strategies Personal Learning Learning Systems EPSS and ePerformance Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Unfortunately, Chris got some flak based on his initial question. It's easy to list a set of tools. But, that doesn't get you very far.

Topic Diversity

Tony Karrer

Through my PWLE methods (reading blogs, etc.) I would not have run across the concepts in Dysfunctional Teams. Through the post on Conference Balance an in thinking about the keynotes at ASTD that I attended ( ASTD Keynote - Malcolm Gladwell , Dysfunctional Teams ), I realized that one of the reasons that I like going to conferences is it forces me (sometimes slowly and painfully) to get exposed to a diversity of topics. This was a good topic to go through and think about - and to have captured in my blog. Am I just being an Infovore and shouldn't worry about it? tag: workliteracy

Emergent Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

This vision aligns well with what I see happening in eLearning - Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System Tacit workers will use their PWLE to work and learn and it will be up to us to figure out how to aggregate and provide structure to leverage this information into valuable content for others in the organization. There's been a long running discussion around what Knowledge Management is going to look like going forward and whether big systems that manage knowledge are going to be there. For example, see Bill Ives' recent post , and Paula Thorton. Am I missing something here?

More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes Work PLEs internet futures and social relations Jay Cross - Nonsense from Stephen Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall Stephen Downes Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion Jay Cross - Semantics & the first place Personal Work and Learning Environments PLEs are power tools Be the Node The Psychology and Skills of Personal Learning Environments Stephen Downes PLEase Stop Corporations aren't Allowed to be Personal This has made me wonder. Enterprises that love PLE's Cross battles Downes: is corporate learning corrupt?

Topic Diversity

Clark Quinn

Through my PWLE methods (reading blogs, etc.) I would not have run across the concepts in Dysfunctional Teams. Through the post on Conference Balance an in thinking about the keynotes at ASTD that I attended ( ASTD Keynote - Malcolm Gladwell , Dysfunctional Teams ), I realized that one of the reasons that I like going to conferences is it forces me (sometimes slowly and painfully) to get exposed to a diversity of topics. This was a good topic to go through and think about - and to have captured in my blog. Am I just being an Infovore and shouldn't worry about it? tag: workliteracy

Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes commented on my recent post - Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and said - I am opposed to the trend coming from the corporate learning side of the house to treat PLEs as work tools. What is it about people in corporate learning that they feel the need to perpetuate the attitude of servitude it seems all learners must adopt. We don't exist to work for a corporation; our learning, our minds , our most valuable asset of all, ought to serve our own purposes first and foremost. It is an interesting issue.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

For example, when I view my blog's content through the eLearning Learning lens , it shows me that relative to other sources of content in the system, I tend to talk about: eLearning 2.0 (130) Work Skills (26) PWLE (16) Flash Quiz (8) Knowledge Work (40) That's a pretty fair representation of topics that I talk about. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. In each case, these are crude in that they look only at what terms people are using in a given content set. have doubts about the validity of these data. Just a thought.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

When I look at this from more the PWLE ( Personal WORK and learning environment ) perspective, I find that there are similar functions, but possibly a different mind set. There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. It's definitely worth a read. eLearning Technology.

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Deeper Instructional Design Creating a Learning Ecosystem - Why Blended Learning is Now Inadequate E-induction Twitter for Learning eLearning Authoring Tools Paul's E-Learning Resources PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Definition: Massively Multi-learner Online Learning Environment (MMOLE) The ladder of participation in social media Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction E-Learning Queen: The Best Way to Learn in an Online Course Learning 2.0 Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Browse eLearning Content

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s very powerful stuff and an important extension to my PWLE. I’m a little surprised that I didn’t get more response to Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning but it may be that other people learn in a very different way. It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years. And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. However, during 2009, I had a bit of an aha moment.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

For folks who are not passionate about their work -- many who reside within the traditional, corporate firewall -- the PWLE is Pointless. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, June 11, 2007 Personalization does not equal Personal Ive been catching up this morning on all the recent PLE posts, particularly Tom Haskins recent entries. Today, Tom mentions that "James Ryan left an extensive comment on Enterprises that love PLEs. This got me thinking more about the words "personal" and "personalization". Why is that? eLearnin.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0 world.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Keywords 2009 (177) Twitter (31) Social Media (22) Learning 2.0 (9) Friendfeed (3) Social (54) eLearning Conferences (2) Harbinger (2) PWLE (2) Media (35) SWF (3) Web (55) Performance (28) Drupal (3) Learning (113) eLearning (55) Help (46) PLE (4) Informal (25) Support (31) Adoption (9) Software (28) Online (46) Trends (14) Presentation (23) Business (32) SharePoint (4) Informal Learning (20) Training (44) eLearning Technology. Coming back after a week of being mostly disconnected I'm woefully behind on email and even more so on my reading. It always looks much easier than it is.