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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

I am a huge believer of the practice because I have experienced the effect first hand. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. An approach that implies networking for personal benefits.

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you’ll probably have to learn those skills on your own. So how effective are your own PKM skills?

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job.

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. Specifically focusing on OTJ skills & knowledge. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. To know if it’s effective. not knowledge workers.

Performance support “hearts” training and vice versa

Allison Rossett

In September I attended the eLearning Guild’s new conference, Performance Support Symposium. You have to know something to effectively use performance support for matters of meaning. Take knowledge workers like doctors and Army captains. The PDR (Physician’s Desk Reference) is an example, as are mobile checklists used in operating rooms, and even expert networks turned to when something unforeseen happens in surgery.

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. See also: Twitter Conference Ideas and Twitter and Webinars.

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List to Learn, Learn to List

Kapp Notes

How are they different than undirected learning through work, blogging, conferences, etc.? I don't totally agree that work and learning are exactly the same, there is some overlap but there are specific things workers need to learn that do not result in a direct work product.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. So, I think the first part about growth of wikis, discussions, social networks for collaborative learning is right on the mark. One of my most popular posts each year is my list of predictions.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Workers are disgruntled 10. Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. Workers are disgruntled.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. Corrollary: transition to virtual means greater demand for help on effective virtual classroom training and for people who are good at creation effective remote experiences. #6 We may also see use of Flash Quiz Tools , polls, survey tools or something like Harbinger Knowledge's Team Pod. Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. He distills lessons from cognitive science, social networking, business strategy, futures research, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and spark innovation. Jay has keynoted conferences in the U.S., Were I to lose that knowledge in some terrible accident, I would literally have nothing to say. This is a knowledge economy.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 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 Scenarios Preparing Workers for Web 2.0 What resources would u recommend for a baby boomer 2 become proficient in blogging, social networking, wikis, etc?

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: In this age where PR has greatly transformed with the power of social media networking, how significant is it still for organizations to rely on external professional PR services such as yours vis-à-vis building in-house PR capability to build brand and customer relationships? Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector.

How to Select Online Manufacturing Training That’s Right for Your Company

Convergence Training

The importance of blended learning strategies and will give some tips for creating effective learning blends. You can get an LMS installed on your own network server or use one that’s on the cloud. Makes it easier for worker to “train up” for next job.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. They say its about: 5 Trends Converging (3G + Social Networking + Video + VoIP + Impressive Mobile Devices) The growth of mobile devices has been amazing.

Workscaping, part 1 of n

Jay Cross

On the way home from the Swiss eLearning Conference, my mind was racing after three days of talking with interesting people and spreading the informal learning gospel. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable.

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. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Workers who know more get more accomplished. People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?”. Personal in Personal Knowledge Management - eLearning Technology , July 22, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. The Great ADDIE Debate - Learnlets , March 27, 2010 At the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions conference this week, Jean Marripodi convinced Steve Acheson and myself to host a debate on the viability of ADDIE in her ID Zone. I Have Seen the Future of Conferences…and it is 3D! Best of eLearning Learning.

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. Networks subvert hierarchy.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. Most people find this in their social networks (both in-person and online).

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. Other terms that i can identify with are Dave Cormier’s ‘ Community as Curriculum ‘ approach and Wendy Drexler’s elucidation of Networked learning in the ‘ Networked student model ‘ ( video ). PLE - “My PLE is where I store all my “keys” to the network.

Improving Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Two recent posts got my attention -- Tony Karrer's Reduce Searching Start Talking and Harold Jarche's Effective knowledge sharing. The second is improving the quality of captured information (codified knowledge). knowledge harvesting).

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. Presentation: Twitter is Dead (really?) - Dont Waste Your Time , April 8, 2010 I was not privileged enough to be able to attend this years eLearning Conference at the University of Plymouth, but have been following some of the conversations and sessions on Twitter thanks to the #pelc10 hashtag.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). 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.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

I’ve been to a lot of conference sessions around this and I’ve captured a bunch of really great resources below. It was, as always, a thoughtful, compelling post with some great reasons for blogging that she she picked up from her Twitter network. Effectiveness (112).

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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.