Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0

Employee Empowerment—How It’s Done and Why You Should Care

Vitalyst

In a 1999 California Management Review article, Peter Drucker—who is widely regarded as the “father of modern management”—stated that the most important contribution management will need to make in the 21st century will be increasing the productivity of knowledge workers. For that, he argued, organizations must view and treat knowledge workers as “assets” rather than “costs.” Consider the current work environment for the average employee.

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Needed Skills for New Media

Tony Karrer

not to mention in a world of Google as the interface to knowledge - what new skills, techniques and tools do we need? Knowledge Work - the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information as part of work processes that captures personal value, builds network, and collects appropriate feedback Would it be fair to say that we have a responsibility to build these skills in ourselves? And help build these skills in others?

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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. What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? 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. Assess your adoption as you go.

Generation next

Learning with 'e's

The lecture in a tiered amphitheatre to large groups of students remains the norm, and undergraduates are expected to learn mainly by listening and reading, before sitting examinations or writing lengthy essays to test their knowledge. The guardians of this knowledge are the academics. Nearly two decades into the third millennium, we need to question the effectiveness of this process, and ask whether a degree from a university still equips people for higher level work.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

And this is contrary to much of the working world where interaction is kept to a necessary minimum, time is to be spent on work tasks and mistakes are punished. One realization is that most of the benefits to business are coming increasingly from so-called knowledge work, work that processes information in productive ways. A nurturing innovation environment requires explicit skills, ongoing facilitation, leadership and a welcoming culture.

Observations of a Critical Theory newbie

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s human nature to accept knowledge that’s universally propagated. In his thought-provoking paper Critical Theory: Ideology Critique and the Myths of E-Learning , Dr Norm Friesen maintains: “The central argument of critical theory is that all knowledge, even the most scientific or ‘commonsensical,’ is historical and broadly political in nature. We live in a knowledge economy. The knowledge economy.

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Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

While large scale adoption will be slow, specific solutions aimed at particular audience needs will be more common. This will increase adoption of Web 2.0 While the iPhone and other mobile devices continue to proliferate and while the amount of web access via mobile devices will continue to grow rapidly (now approaching 20%), mobile learning solutions will continue to find adoption in scattered, specific examples.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

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. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. When I look at my particular skills, methods and tools for 2009 and compare them to 2008, I would say that it’s mostly a question of degree of use and certainly my use of Twitter has grown. Work Event?

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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 June 1, 2008 was when Work Literacy Launched. This will increase adoption of Web 2.0

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Charles: I see these shifts in learning as being driven not only by re-thinking the process of learning and development and by emerging technologies, but also by fundamental changes in the world of work. Factors such as changing organisational structures and evolving work practices are important drivers. Charles: We now know that people learn more about their work informally than they do formally.

The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

ID Reflections

We are well aware that to survive and thrive in the VUCA world, we need to be agile in all respects – in learning, towards change, regarding work as well as life. However, during my tenure at ThoughtWorks , I learned and realized that “being agile” is a philosophy, a way of working and living, that is going to determine whether we survive and thrive or fade into oblivion in this VUCA world.

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The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Charles: I see these shifts in learning as being driven not only by re-thinking the process of learning and development and by emerging technologies, but also by fundamental changes in the world of work. Factors such as changing organisational structures and evolving work practices are important drivers. Charles: We now know that people learn more about their work informally than they do formally.

Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

The answer is yes — and that means they need the skills to author effective, high-quality insights. 2 (behind only problem-solving — a requisite critical thinking skill) in the top 10 skills for the global economy in 2020. In a 2014 HuffPost article, “Thinking Matters: Critical Thinking Is Crucial for Success,” James Martin from Oxford University said, “A serious problem right now is the gap between our skill and our wisdom. Content curation is not a new phenomenon.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Replacing today’s haphazard approaches with systematic, enlightened management accelerates the development of future workers and gets the entire organization working smarter. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. Knowledge work has evolved into keeping up and taking advantage of connections. Twenty-first century employees do complex, unpredictable work. Training identified knowledge gaps and delivered courses to close them.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. This is all very positive, and an apparent validation of the existing work L&D departments are carrying out. Saving the worst to last, the CLC survey reported that when asked ‘ would you recommend working with your L&D department to your colleagues ’ only 14% responded positively and 52% were ‘net detractors’.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At the same time, we are shifting into an era in which knowledge work and learning occur where re-engineered business processes collide with a participative and interactive ecology of information flows. The working definition of ROII is the observable development of capacity and capability to create economic values out of intangibles. Adopting F.W. The impacts of collaboration-based knowledge work are accelerating.

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Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun. Frederick Taylor uses time-and-motion studies to find the one best way to do individual pieces of work. That works when the world is stable, and things remain the same over time. Adopting new models of learning.

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. If you are not fully fluent with terms like revenue, earnings, cost, cash flow, margin, and value, take a look at here and get a friend to explain the workings of the basic business model. Knowledge Workers. The knowledge worker’s objective is to learn what it takes to do the best she can. In the knowledge era, workers are paid to think.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. Tools and Methods for Networks and Communities - Discusses specific tools and methods for using Networks and Communities as part of Knowledge Work. Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach - Treating LinkedIn like a massive, virtual cocktail party. I'd need to know more to understand what would work for the particular situation.

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Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Any remaining training staff will become mentors, coaches and facilitators who work on improving core business processes, strengthening relationships with customers and cutting costs. Workplace learning is morphing from blocks of training followed by working to a merger of work and learning: they are becoming the same thing. Adopting new models of learning. They’re all facets of the same thing: the corporate commons of work and learning.