Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


What makes knowledge so hard to capture? The tricky tacit and explicit knowledge sharing. In this article, we will define knowledge and how using your LMS, you can share tacit and explicit knowledge using some knowledge management strategies. One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. There are several ways to do that using your learning management system. What is Knowledge?

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How Knowledge Management techniques can be used to enhance training


At its core, training is all about the transfer of knowledge from the trainer or instructional designer to the learner. This is where knowledge management comes in. What is Knowledge Management? Knowledge Management allows for strategic planning.


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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


What makes knowledge so hard to capture? The tricky tacit and explicit knowledge sharing. In this article, we will define knowledge and how using your LMS, you can share tacit and explicit knowledge using some knowledge management strategies. One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. There are several ways to do that using your learning management system. What is Knowledge?

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Wonderful Brain

The benefits of knowledge management (KM) are a monster value-add to any organization. Some might think large enterprises require significant resources to carry forward a KM initiative. A Flash History of Knowledge Management. Then each would become a teacher and spread knowledge throughout the empire. I know there are nuances and specifics necessary in many systems and it’s no different in KM. What is Knowledge Management.

Erin doesn’t get it

E-Learning Provocateur

The knowledge managers among us will know what I’m talking about… Erin: Hey! knowledge management collaboration Erin Brockovich km participatory cultureI watched Erin Brockovich again last night. It’s an excellent movie. While it’s based on a true story, the producers have obviously used their poetic licence to boost its dramatic effect.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

T wo years ago, DevLearn and KM World took place simultaneously in downtown San Jose. 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. KM World 2009 is next week. I’ll be in Hope, Arkansas; Washington, DC; and Barcelona during KM World this year, so I’ll miss the show. People already share knowledge within the enterprise.

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Knowledge and the DIKW Pyramid

ID Reflections

I have just been reading the following post from HBR: The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy This reminded me of one of my earlier posts on KM: Data, Information, Insight.A In that, I had mentioned what Luis Suarez says about knowledge and included a YouTube video by Nick Milton on data, information and knowledge. Tags: Knowledge Management collaborative learning Reflection

How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives


However, there must be a better way, so we reach for alternatives to training, such as knowledge management, performance support, enterprise 2.0, collaboration, and/or social learning. Read the definitions of each concept, and tell me if you see what I see: Knowledge Management : KM comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences.

How to speed up Knowledge Transfer  

Learning Wire

billion a year by failing to share knowledge” ( Babcock , 2004). A very confronting figure, but actively managing knowledge can help companies increase their chances of success by facilitating decision-making, building learning environments by making learning routine, and stimulating cultural change and innovation. Due to the current pace of change, Knowledge Management (KM) and Knowledge Transfer (KT) have become essential for business organizations (Tyler et al 2007).

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The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

A Social Business is one that embraces and cultivates a spirit of collaboration and community throughout its organization—both internally and externally.”. aka COLLABORATIVE ORGANISATION). Collaborative Working & Learning. peer-learning, collaborative learning. knowledge sharing. Management. Training often outsourced, on-demand access to self-paced learning, f2f networking important, facilitated collaborative/peer-learning available in the workflow.

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

Only through sharing of stories and experiences, the larger pattern and the connections emerge, the information becomes knowledge that we can then effectively use. Defining Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0 – Sharing Your Story (Luis Suarez) What did I learn: How KM turns information into decision making tools and what KM actually means. And her knowledge in this area is formidable. When should we Collaborate?

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Are you using your Intellectual Assets: Re-defining eLearning


These are your “knowledge brokers”. Once we establish that, we need to determine how to tap into their minds and create an osmotic gradient: move knowledge from where it is highly concentrated to where it is needed, through the eLearning channel. The one sting that hurts a training manager the most, is a failed eLearning program. These companies will choose Knowledge Management strategies supporting Communities, Collaboration, Discussion Forums, etc.

Designing Learning Solutions to Retain and Grow Organisational Knowledge – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

The Learning Cafe community is coming across requirements for designing Learning Solutions to effectively use and retain organisational knowledge. The conversation goes something like this – Is there a way we can design and develop a learning solution (classroom workshop, online course, blended offering) that captures the knowledge of our experienced employees and makes it available to newer or less experienced employees ? Does L&D interact with KM in your organisation ?

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knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/18/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

IBM's KM strategy - KM World. With a knowledge management history that dates to 1994, IBM certainly qualifies as an early adopter. Although its focus has shifted through the years, IBM's success with knowledge management continues to thrive through its enterprisewide knowledge exchange and collaboration.

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Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

But there was another significant trend in the answers… Learning and Work Converge In a world where Knowledge Work and Learning is Inseparable , finding ways to support and improve work is the same as finding ways to support and improve learning. Jay Cross in Ten Years After puts it: In a knowledge society, learning is the work. Isn't that the definition of management. The main objective of the new training department is to enable knowledge to flow in the organization.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. You think of improving skills and increasing knowledge. Better to speak of collaboration or boosting brain power. Better call it collaboration if you want to sell it. Knowledge is inherently unmanageable.

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Carpenters or champions in the world of infomal learning ?

Learning Cafe

As “work” and “learning” are so closely entwined how can we extend the impact of what we do in a formal context to maximum the impact back of that skills/knowledge in the workplace? What is our role regarding creating an environment that fosters sharing, collaboration and “learning reflection” or is that the responsibility of line managers within business units? Do we actively manage it? Method and madness – Disconnect between learning & knowledge.

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Reflections from Aachen

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I spent the last three days participating on an international panel convened by the Center for Learning and Knowledge Management (ZLW) at the RWTH Aachen University to foster workplace and knowledge innovation with the Maas-Rhein Region. I’ve been attacked for questioning the formal ways that books, teachers, and the establishment dispense knowledge because people confuse informal with frivolous. When work is improv, competency management loses meaning.

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Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

But like all subjects and bodies of knowledge, there are a few foundational concepts that have been identified and acknowledged as such. The Human Factor: Social Media as Mentoring Platforms by Mary Arnold - Learning Solutions Magazine , August 17, 2010 Have you ever thought of social learning platforms as knowledge management tools – ways to store an organization’s knowledge. Knowledge Management) have failed to advance learning. Management (169).

Better Questions for Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

How are organizations handling the cross-over between management, knowledge management, learning? What can I borrow from KM, collaborative learning, and management practices?

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Collaboration’s Engine & Heart - Engaged Learning , March 12, 2010 SHARING is the engine behind collaboration. Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. But when managing projects, you’re often balancing time, cost, money, scope and team.