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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

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. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. In fact, the lack of attention to this topic was the reason I founded Work Literacy in June of 2008. But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change.

Work Skills Keeping Up?

Tony Karrer

In New Work and New Work Skills , I discuss the fact that most of us have not participated in formal learning since college on foundational knowledge work skills - especially metacognitive skills. Most of us have strong skills in some areas and are much weaker in others simply due to the fact that we acquire our skills in completely ad hoc ways. Our work skills cannot sit still.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

It's a big skills, knowledge, performance gap – see Work Skills Keeping Up. It's why I created Work Literacy about a year ago. Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ).

Dilbert Warns Me About Work Literacy

Tony Karrer

Should the following Dilbert worry me about Work Literacy? Much of the idea of Work Literacy is to help people who need to keep up with how technology impacts knowledge work.

Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

Studies of Personal Information Management say that what works is often highly personal. In fact, Work Literacy is pretty much this topic.

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Prepare to Feel Old

Tony Karrer

I use similar kinds of examples in my presentations (and posts such as Work Skills Keeping Up? ). Workplace Learning Today pointed me to a post Ten Common Phrases That Could Soon Be History.

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool

Tony Karrer

Thus, my opinion is: Twitter is not a tool for people who are new to social media and the use of social media for personal learning and work. For people new to the concepts of social media and reviewing their tool set, is Twitter a good choice as a tool?

Search

Tony Karrer

2009 for recent materials. This is likely my last post in the Tool Set series. This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors.

Better Memory

Tony Karrer

I'm only 43, but posts like New Work Skills are a bit of an eye opener that we were taught metacognition using note taking on paper, card catalogs, microfiche readers , rollodex, etc. The reality is that metacognitive techniques are changing rapidly - hence so are work skills.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

" – I cite this in Work Skills Keeping Up? This has big impact on us as it forces us to think about being in the flow of where the work and learning will occur.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall?

Hot List

Tony Karrer

This is going to take some work to get it right, but we believe it will help to highlight various hot list content. This will be something like: Hot List for the Week of 1/2/2009 - 1/9/2009 Hot List Posts Tool Set 2009 The U.S. Air Force: Moving Full Scale Into Social Media i-Clickr Year of the cloud Rypple: telling it like it is 2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges What is the TRUE cost Rapid eLearning?

Hot List - Second Half of January

Tony Karrer

Hot List - 1/17/2009 - 1/31/2009 Posts Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Building a Learning Portal YouTube videos inside Slideshare Learning 2.0 As I was at ASTD last week, I missed doing my Hot List for the week. You can find out more about this in Hot List and Hot Last Week. So, I've compiled the list for roughly the second half of January.

Enough Tools for Now

Tony Karrer

In Work Skills Keeping Up? , Still I’ll stick with: The bottom line for the Tilde Effect is that we live in a time of incredible innovation that directly affect the methods we use to work and learn. Our work skills cannot sit still. There's a lot of discussion about 21st century skills to be taught in schools, but what about the rest of us? Based on my post yesterday on Missed Opportunities , I received a really interesting email.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update New Work and New Work Skills Work Skills Keeping Up? Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

This works across any subset of the content including sources, keywords and arbitrary searches. 130) Work Skills (26) PWLE (16) Flash Quiz (8) Knowledge Work (40) That's a pretty fair representation of topics that I talk about. Topics by Year By selecting 2009 , I've selected a subset of the content, but in this case it's basically content associated with this year. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.

Top-Down Strategy

Tony Karrer

It's left to the reader to interpret where they fit into their day-to-day concept work. Trying to fit any tool into the myriad of different work lives is really hard. It starts by looking at your key knowledge work: Roles Projects For myself, these might be: Roles Small Business Owner Manager Acting CTO Community organizer Expert / Speaker / Writer Client Advisor Family Vacation Planner Fine Dining Planner etc.

Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche, Michele Martin and I are pleased to announce a new workshop offering that relates to the recent posts on Tool Set 2009 and to the issues of Work Literacy. Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader? We are left trying to figure out where all these new tools fit in our day-to-day work life and our professional life.

Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency?

Tony Karrer

It's interesting to see how these relate to and enhance the core elements of Deliberative Practice: Deliberate practice identifies specific, defined elements of performance that need to be improved and works them intently independent of actual performance. In reading studies on deliberative practice, it's pretty clear that there's a nice body of research showing that this works. I'm also trying to figure out how this relates to Work Literacy.

Is Social Learning Fun?

Tony Karrer

He chose to write about how he works differently from 10 years ago … one of my favorite topics. Some good stuff in his post, but something that caught my eye was: Have my work skills changed? Robert Kennedy recently posted 100 Conversations and Hot Wheels where he addressed one of my 100 Conversation Topics that you can find aggregated on eLearning Learning as 100 Conversations. Well, I use different tools now and I think my general approach to things has morphed slightly.

Hot Last Week

Tony Karrer

Report: Community Platforms Market Led by Jive Software and Telligent - ReadWriteWeb Hot Last Week Keywords eLearning Strategy Social Media Work Skills KnowledgeHub ScreenToaster Cooliris Quizmaker OnDemand Meridian Mzinga GeoLearning Saba Notes on the weekly hot last week. Using the same approach as Hot List , I've compiled.

Metalearning

Tony Karrer

Within this context, metalearning depends on the learner’s conceptions of learning, epistemological beliefs, learning processes and academic skills, summarized here as a learning approach. The only way to handle long tail learning is to focus on providing the tool set and personal learning and working skills ( work literacy ) that are central to concept work. Where work and learning are not separate, metalearning is really the focus of performance improvement.

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

Serving Clients In terms of serving clients, I covered parts of Tool Set , specifically Work Skills Keeping Up , Better Memory , Information Radar , Processing Pages with Links , Networks and Learning Communities , Collaborate , and Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool. The reality is that management consultants are very much concept workers and as such have to shift how they perform their work and how they serve their customers.

Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

This was a major reason that I started down the path with Work Literacy. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0 tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. 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. There’s a lot out there, but it’s often hard to find information that helps you get start.

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Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

Unfortunately, you can ask all you want, you will still be doing a lot of work with LMS products this year. Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG. We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008.