Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. It has received a lot of attention in the past from the thought leaders in the realm of learning and the role of communities in personal as well as organizational learning. I have recently taken on enterprise community facilitation and was curious to see how people are interacting on our enterprise collaboration platform.

KM 169

Insight Curation: Are We Accelerating or Protecting Productivity?

Living in Learning

By now content curation is a well-known activity that is credited for saving time in the search, retrieval and distribution of bulk knowledge/information. The quality of those well-intended distributions, often via email attachments, or postings to knowledge bases, or communities of practice forums, or corporate shared drives, or SharePoint…or…or…or…are somewhat scattered.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

PKM and Online Communities Workshops

Jane Hart

Here are the details of two upcoming workshops and one free webinar at the Social Learning Centre. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Workshop. Keeping track of digital information flows and separating the signal from the noise is difficult. There is little time to make sense of it all. PKM gives you a framework to develop a network of people and sources of information that you can draw from on a daily basis. Online Communities Workshop.

PKM 156

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Specifically focusing on OTJ skills & knowledge. It is the sharing of resurces. not knowledge workers.

5 ways the talent experience is fundamentally changing

CLO Magazine

Besides imparting requisite knowledge, this type of pre-boarding experience is inspiring and instills a culture of curiosity and learning on day one. Single entry door to all knowledge and learning. Along the way, the learner has full control of their learning experience.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters. I had more than a dozen individuals I interacted with regularly, and we would discuss thoughts, ideas, and plans related to one or more aspects of learning and development. Much of what I found I now consider useless or completely wrong. A community of practice is a group of people who share a profession or field of practice.

Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

I have come back to blogging after a hiatus of almost 5 months. I didn’t realise how deeply this constant tussle and tug of war have been affecting me at a sub-conscious level till I had to sit down and weigh some of the choices. To be connected to colleagues and co-workers, be in office as much as possible. We just need to bring back the human spirit into all of the interactions we keep getting involved with. Are you a knowledge worker working from home?

Stock 116

4 Ways L&D Can Maximize Learning Technology for Hyper-Connected Learners

Instilled

The modern workforce is connected through an ecosystem comprised of business tools and learning technologies — like learning experience systems — and even personal devices. This blog post explores ways that L&D professionals can take advantage of having hyper-connected learners across the enterprise. A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. Deliver Learning in the Flow of Work.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. Professionals are anyone who does work that cannot be standardized easily and who continuously welcomes challenges at the cutting edge of his or her expertise. In a knowledge economy, the individual is the knowledge creator, and relationships are the currency. Knowledge Delivered in Any Other Form Is.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. I've had conversations with several of these folks in more detail and with a few others. In this post, I wanted to capture some of the patterns of use of SharePoint that seem to be emerging. Examples , most all of these could have been supported through SharePoint.

The Working Smarter Fieldbook: A Glimpse and Some Thoughts

ID Reflections

Image via Wikipedia "Collaboration is a process through which people who see different aspects of a problem can constructively explore their differences and search for the solution that go beyond their own limited vision of what is possible." ~ Anecdote And informal learning is hinged on collaboration. The book is a synthesis of years of collective experience, know-how, knowledge and deep passion for improving and enabling human performance.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. Jay works from the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley, high in the hills a dozen miles east of the Golden Gate Bridge and a mile and a half from the University.

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. I’ve used examples from the lending assistants as well as other benefits of the tool to demonstrate how its use would benefit the bank and these work groups. One of the things that this group has identified as one of their “problems” is that they receive too many emails.

Forum 110

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. Jay works from the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley, high in the hills a dozen miles east of the Golden Gate Bridge and a mile and a half from the University.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

JSB on the roots of informal learning

Jay Cross

Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. I first heard the term informal Learning from the late Peter Henschel, then director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL), who told me: People are learning all the time, in varied settings and often most effectively in the context of work itself. formal learning of all kinds ? This is a knowledge economy.&#.

Reflections from May trip to Italy, UK, and Netherlands

Jay Cross

Two days of the trip were paid work: One day I keynoted the Learning Innovations and Quality Conference and participated in the launch of the International Council for Open Research and Education ( ICORE ) in Rome. I spent most of my time hanging out with five of the savviest people I know, on their home ground. When I started the trip, I planned to interview each of them in depth about today’s complex, dizzying world and make a book out of it.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Workers who know more get more accomplished. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. Most people in training programs learn only a little of the right stuff, are fuzzy about how to apply what they’ve learned, and never address who are the right people to know.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

The Truth About Twitter - Social Enterprise Blog , May 11, 2009 Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Don't Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009 Twitter and Webinars - eLearning Technology , May 14, 2009 Presentation: Twitter in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 12, 2009 The Challenge of Training the PlayStation Generation - The E-Learning Curve , May 15, 2009 Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

Old Skills and New Know-How

Web Tools for Learners

After reading Michele Martin’s post, Knowledge Workers as Craft Workers , I began to think of other crafts and skills that have been changed by technology. My grandmother grew her own vegetables, collected eggs from her chickens, and knew how to produce and preserve much of the food she prepared for her family. Without the pressure of needing to eat regularly in this new environment, going back to, or sticking with, the old ways would be very attractive.

Network Skills

Tony Karrer

I personally believe that one of the areas where learning professionals need the most help is how communities and networks impact learning and building individual and facilitation skills around these: Knowing how to individually leverage Network Skills and Communities to help with work and learning tasks Community and Network Facilitation Skills to help others learn and work using networks and communities In my post Networks and Learning Communities , I looked a bit at this topic.

Centring on strengths at core of self-directed learning approach

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Appearing in today’s issue of Axiom News, Building Better Organizations : Better to begin from positive assumptions about employees. Jay Cross, thought leader in the field of self-directed learning in the workplace, says promoting individual strengths is at the heart of his philosophy. One of his articles, Informing Learning – the Other 80 Per Cent , Cross makes the point that training is inherently pessimistic.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Workers are disgruntled 10. Training is out of sync with the times 11. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. Service industries challenge workers to acquire tacit knowledge — the kind of know-how one learns on the job, not in the classroom. Number of Responses.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. We would welcome lots of discussion. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Analytics will be the buzzphrase of the year. Mobile learning development for tablets will become one of these sub-disciplines.

Sun, Elite, and the future

Jay Cross

Awash in multiple distractions, most have the attention spans of gnats. Ye Gods, most of them don’t read email any more, much less books. They live in the fast lane, skittering across the top of important issues without ever getting to the heart of the matter. And before you know it, they will graduate and become employees of our companies. I asked a newly minted college grad what she thought of eLearning. College kids are different these days.

Sun 36

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. To “earn a seat at the table” where the business managers sit, you must: Speak the language of business. Behave like an officer of the corporation. It is equally vital to understand that different officers of your corporation will approach decisions about learning in very different ways depending on their circumstances. THE ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

Determinism is the philosophical idea that every event, including every human decision and action, is the inevitable result of preceding actions and that, given certain conditions, there is only one outcome. Deterministic views of the world assume everything is a jigsaw puzzle rather then a chess game and that for every problem there is a single solution. Although determinism is part of our world, we shouldn’t assume that its principles can be applied everywhere.

PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

The concept of a learning shift represents a course correction by the USS Training Department. We are under full steam and headed into the shallows, and are in danger of running aground. We are trying to fight an insurgency with an army equipped with tactics and weaponry that do not fit the field of battle. Our tactics need to shift because we no longer serve the expanded scope of the knowledge worker’s environment. Expanded Scope of Discovery.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

If you are immersed in technology mediated communication, there are no apparent barriers to membership of your community of practice. It is your virtual community. It is tribal because the global online community exhibits many of the characteristics of traditional, territorial tribal practice. Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. You can see more detail of how this works here in Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning (and see how you can be involved). Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile? How to Create Screencasts You Can Be Proud Of , Rapid eLearning Blog , October 13, 2009.

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. Looking through the program, I’m delighted to see that many of the sessions could easily play at DevLearn and vice-versa. Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0.

KM 37

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities.