Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

Tony Karrer

I've been slowly making my way through Thomas Davenport's book Thinking for a Living - How to Get Better Performance and Results from Knowledge Workers. Partisans of blogging argue that there are many potential business applications of the technology (and they discuss these applications in their blogs!). Bill Ives argues that his own blog is really a vehicle for managing his own personal knowledge.

Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0 Tools?

Tony Karrer

article came out -- that busy knowledge workers wouldn't have time for the new technologies. If so, does that mean that they are somehow not the people who are already "too busy" at their jobs? I just read a couple interesting posts: The Pursuit of Busyness - by Andrew McAfee and The Enterprise 2.0 Hawthorne Effect and Enterprise 2.0's s Productivity Perception Paradox by Joe McKendrick. Andrew McAfee raises an interesting dilemma about the use of Web 2.0 tools (ex.

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Top Ten Suggested New Year's Resolutions for eLearning Professionals

Tony Karrer

I just saw a great post The Knowledge Worker's New Year's Resolutions. It suggested some Resolutions for the Knowledge Worker. tools for personal and group learning and will help at least one group use them during 2007. In short, it's a great post and worth reading on its own, but in the meantime, I've stolen some of what I think are the better ideas and am suggesting this to everyone to consider putting on their list of New Year's Resolutions.

Behavior, Science, Knowledge, CEO Challenges, & Group Dynamics

Big Dog, Little Dog

Three Types of Knowledge Workers - Incredibly Dull. There are essentially three types of knowledge workers: Knowledge Generators, Knowledge Consumers, & Knowledge Brokers. Business Intelligence - Inside Training. Why do you do that? Seattle PI. The survey found that past behavior wasn't the predictor of future behavior, but rather the commitment to the resolution is what drove change. Explorers & Crusaders - The Daily Transcript.

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. I firmly believe that all management and workplace learning professionals need to be constantly looking at how we can improve the performance of knowledge workers. However, when we look at concept workers, workplace productivity seems to be a fairly limiting phrase.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Skills / Work Literacy Having realized in 2007 that there's a very important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap , I felt the need in 2008 to find ways to help knowledge workers and organizations build skills like Leveraging Networks , Network Feedback , Finding Expertise , Using Social Media to Find Answers to Questions , Learning through Conversation and searching, scanning, etc. was considered a hot term in 2007 and 2008, but not in 2009.

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2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions. This has a dramatic impact on the Business of Learning and perceptions around value and cost. One of my most popular posts each year is my list of predictions.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

As the Senior Partner of Bob Little Press & PR , you have been providing business-to-business public relations (PR) services to many organizations in the ‘learning’ and ‘learning technologies’ industry for years. Some run their businesses as lifestyle businesses, while others aim to grow the business to the point where it can be acquired by others. After 25 years in the business, I’m still learning things about PR.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers.

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Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

The “younger” generation does not have a high level of use of collaborative knowledge creation tools (“2.0”) and don’t adopt radically different patterns of knowledge creation and sharing. My arguments primarily revolve around the knowledge worker - those who work with information. 2007). Higher Education, Blended Learning and the Generations: Knowledge is Power – No More. 2007). 2007). 2007). EDUCAUSE 2007 Conference Presentation.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

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. Akili, 2007) I was just recently looking back at my post Training Methods and have been evaluating submissions as part of preparing for the upcoming eLearning Tour.

Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Using the web for communication, education, and business! I think knowing how to set up and manipulate our tools is essential to any skilled artisan, knowledge workers included. learning business social WorkLiteracy. December 2007. November 2007. August 2007.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Reviewed: Social networking services (corporate learning applications): To identify experts on a topic – most “knowledge” exists in the heads of employees; To reduce the time to find connections and answers to questions; extend relationships beyond traditional classroom instruction and e-learning courses. Document and share: learners should be actively creating rather than consuming knowledge. For knowledge management. information/knowledge workers. 2007).

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

In my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , my last prediction was: Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG.

Learning for the 21st Century

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Unprecedented changes in the role of the worker, the nature of business, the pace of innovation, the importance of intangibles, the explosion of information, and the shift from a manufacturing to a service economy have rendered traditional corporate learning obsolete. It’s a dog’s breakfast of acquiring skills, information, knowledge, savoir faire, and more. Training consisted of supervisors showing workers how to run things.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. by Robert Morris, Dallas Business Commentary Examiner.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer. Speakers paint a compelling vision of the future knowledge innovation highway.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Even in organisations where L&D priorities are closely aligned with business priorities there’s plenty of head-room for improvement. If there was a perfect assessment system, someone could just prove what they know, regardless of how they gained the knowledge. Free as in Freedom , April 15, 2010 A few days back I was witness to a debate where we were discussing if the choice of tools really mattered when selecting a knowledge platform. Best of eLearning Learning.