Search - Implications on Knowledge Work

Tony Karrer

This post was sparked by a couple of recent articles: Babson Knowledge: How Google Plans to Change the Scope of Googling (And Why Information and Knowledge Workers Should Care). InfoWorld: Reinventing the Intranet These articles point out what we already know: It is generally easier to find stuff that is in the mass of public information than it is to find stuff inside our own corporations. Keywords: eLearning Trends , eLearning 2.0 , Web 2.0

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PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

Mohamed Amine Chatti (a fellow Eddie eLearning nominee) last two posts The LaaN Perspective , and Requirements of a PLE Framework are both interesting posts and worth reading. But, too much structure is not going to work. I mentioned quite a while ago (in Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments ) that: Knowledge work is not separate from learning.

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Corporate eLearning

Tony Karrer

Corporate eLearning Blog posts related to Corporate eLearning: eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More in Corporate eLearning New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise Open Source Business Model Knowledge Management Core Issues Use of iPods and other Mobile Learning IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools Corporate Learning Laggards? Learning Trends Point To and Shape Corporate eLearning

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How Elearning can Solve Restaurant Training Challenges

Learnkit

A proper training program ensures that all employees have knowledge required to perform and excel in their roles. This is where elearning can play a big role in optimizing your restaurant’s training initiatives. Elearning can support and, in some cases, entirely replace in-person training sessions, reading manuals, or watching training videos. With guests constantly coming in and out, it seems like work is non-stop and opportunities to teach are non existent.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Back in 2007, I pointed out various aspects of what I was seeing: strategy/strategic and performance are back as topics after dropping way down in 2006 surprisingly trainer is also back, you would think in the age of eLearning 2.0 this would be down notable dropping topics: games, simulations, knowledge, interactive and blended Karyn Romeis commented: Hmm. This works across any subset of the content including sources, keywords and arbitrary searches. eLearning Technology.

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. Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

Here are my predictions, but realistically they are more about trends in eLearning and eLearning Software. Prediction #1 => eLearning 2.0 - Increasing Pressure It's safe to predict that you'll be hearing more and more about eLearning 2.0 There will be increasing pressure on each of us to understand eLearning 2.0 for ourselves in order to apply it within our organizations ( eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift).

Well-designed eLearning solutions keep employees engaged

Aptara

Well-designed eLearning solutions keep employees engaged. The process of designing and deploying eLearning solutions contains many objectives that must all be accomplished in order to declare the project a success. All of those things must be done, along with crafting compelling content that ensures the act of taking the course won't bore employees, drive them away or fail to impart much knowledge. Corporate Learning & Performance.

Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment

ScholarLMS

They also learn to share their knowledge and apply it suitably when working as a group. Learners tend to grow together, imbibing and building on each others’ knowledge, once they are comfortable with the idea of collaborative learning. Share experiences and knowledge.

19 Insider Secrets About Selecting An LMS

Spark Your Interest

It doesn’t work that way. Many LMS users work with an authoring tool (e.g. Also, there are LMS specific to corporations who want it to handle employee training. Working together they identified an LMS that met their needs, was easy to use, and only had a modest cost.

LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning. We will bring together people who look at different aspects of learning and knowledge work to understand better what's going on in those areas and how we should be thinking about this holistically.

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.

Free Online Conference: LearnTrends 2009

eLearning Weekly

We will bring together people who look at different aspects of learning and knowledge work to understand better what’s going on in those areas and how we should be thinking about this holistically. Knowledge Management. Corporate Libraries. How does this impact our eLearning Strategy ? Tags: eLearning Conferences Design Development learntrends learntrends09 learntrends2009 technology Training

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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. It’s an amazing device and no surprise it was one of the breakout topics on eLearning Learning this year. Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. Top eLearning Sites?

What’s the future for traditional training departments?

Xyleme

based eLearning development firm Epic asks this very question in its fourth E-learning Debate – and this Epic debate is being hosted only online. Those arguing against the motion: Melissa Highton, Head of the Learning Technologies Group at the University of Oxford, and Clive Shepherd , Chair of the UK’s eLearning Network. Donna Hamilton points out, “We know that very little of what is taught in the class room ever makes its way into working life.

Horizontal Learning

Tony Karrer

In the eLearning sector many vendors have created eLearning solutions primarily for educational institutions. Same is true in the corporate eLearning space ( LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise & Do You WANT an LMS? However, knowledge workers and learners are adopting other work and learning techniques and tools because they support knowledge work and learning AND because they are incredibly easy to use, thus, the adoption hurdle is low (see Adoption of Web 2.0

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Performance Support in 2015

Tony Karrer

Examples in matching were: People to Projects People to Jobs Students to Tutors In each of these, it has the classic characteristics that point to Performance Support: Infrequent Complex Important to get right I would claim that as knowledge work becomes more complex and we move towards being concept workers , we are being asked to act like experts even though we aren’t experts. We are already seeing this in terms of lots of startups aimed at particular elements of knowledge work.

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. Informal Learning and Learning Management Systems Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II Informal Learning - Harold Tells Us Where To Put It - Now What Informal Learning - Let's Get Real Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning eLearning 2.0: And you cannot Separate Knowledge Work from Learning. Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

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ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Tools for eLearning. 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

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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. You need to understand your choices, try new methods and tools and adopting practices that improve your work and learning skills.

Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals

Clark Quinn

Work Literacy and the eLearning Guild are partnering to provide you with a great (and free) opportunity to get up to speed on Web 2.0 Introduce you to new tools and methods for work and learning Discuss implications of these tools for learning professionals Prepare you to participate in DevLearn 2008 in new ways as an attendee or as a spectator. Harold has been a freelance consultant for the past five years, and blogs about learning and working on the Web at jarche.com.

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Skimming and Learning Design

Tony Karrer

One of the common themes on my blog is the world we live in with availability of trillions of web pages, millions of people, and thousands of tools, has meant a significant and continuous change in our work literacy. Note to self, figure out how this could have worked.) When we talk about the Long Tail Learning and Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis , the focus is on how to help learners when you cannot possibly get in front of all the information.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26) June 1, 2008 was when Work Literacy Launched. eLearning 2.0

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.

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M-learning: What's the big deal?

Clive on Learning

Just released is the eLearning Guild’s new report, Mobile Learning: The Time Is Now , put together by Clark Quinn, who really knows his stuff on this topic. It’s hard to feel the same way about a corporate Dell running Windows XP. Another consideration is that more than half the working population do not sit at a desk looking at a computer for most of the day.

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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. Who in an organization is responsible for supporting and improving work? Browse eLearning Content

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. Two years ago the Corporate Leadership Council’s L&D Team Capabilities Survey reported some stark facts. This is all very positive, and an apparent validation of the existing work L&D departments are carrying out. This means reviewing systems and processes and removing ‘busy work’.

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. Players throughout the corporate ecosystem need to be operating on the same wave-length. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

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. GE started its corporate schools. Every corporation worth its salt opened a training department.

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. Behave like an officer of the corporation. This applies to any corporation, in both the public and private sectors. 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. Knowledge Workers.

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. Learning is the lifeblood of commerce, and it’s every corporate citizen’s job to make it better. eLearning. My new car is one year old!

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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2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

Next year, I intend to start making the world a better place, and that’s going to take more oomph, focus, and work with others. Knowledge workers have replaced factory workers. Learnscapes : where informal learning and knowledge work converge. eLearn magazine publishes Learnscape Architecture. Corporate learning is a continuous, never-ending process. Podcast with Kineo on implementing eLearning. Online sessions on eLearning with Diageo.

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