I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

The answer lies across several domains of a knowledge worker’s practice. These are good practices that help us grow our knowledge, but what we really need are mindful, disciplined processes for managing it on a daily basis. What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. PKM is distinct from organizational knowledge management, which is widely used today. Personal knowledge management is, above all else, personal.

Org Development and Social Media

Clark Quinn

With my ITA colleagues, I’ve been looking at how to help organizations broaden the scope of the learning function to include informal and social learning, and leverage them to make organizations more successful. And, given that it’s not about the technology, it ends up being a lot about how to create environments where social media can be used effectively. social strategy

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From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

But in fact it has been clear for some time that many individuals are already taking responsibility for not only acquiring new knowledge and skills but for a wide range of activities for their continuous learning and professional development. Acquiring new knowledge and skills – e.g. in webinars, online workshops, MOOCs, and through videos and screencasts, etc. How well are you exploiting social media tools and networks for your own professional development?

8 Game-Changing Social Media Tips to Grow Your Business

ProProfs

Are you still not convinced about the power of social media and the benefits it offers for your business? But when you begin your activity on social media, knowing where to begin is easier said than done. So, consider these game-changing social media tips that will help you grow your business: 1. That’s where social media comes in. When followers glance at your social profiles, it enables them to understand what you’re all about.

Social media does not always equal social learning

Connect Thinking

I was recently asked to define social media. Social learning , on the other hand, is learning that happens through social exchanges and activities, whether the exchange is motivated for personal reasons or for larger collective purposes (adapted from Aaron Silvers , T&D January 2012). Okay, so the simple difference between the two definitions is social media = content, social learning = learning through exchange. Social Media Strategy

7 Innovative Thinkers Who Will Up Your Knowledge Management Game

Inkling

From strategizing employee development to integrating new knowledge management tech to fostering a supportive company culture, keeping up with the latest thought leaders on so many topics is no easy feat. The wealth of experts on Twitter makes the social media platform a valuable place to grow your network and discover new perspectives. (In Follow these people to expand your mind and, hopefully, inspire a fresh take on workplace knowledge.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

A lot of the information I find is posted by ordinary folks — folks with a passion for a topic and willing to share their knowledge with others. Of the companies I’ve worked for or currently consult with, very few have a robust Knowledge Management System (KMS) where those with the knowledge can easily share that knowledge with others. In fact, most of the knowledge sharing that takes place in one of two ways: 1.

Using Social Media to Improve Workplace Learning

Janet Clarey

Just finished up an online presentation, Using Social Medial to Improve Workplace Learning , slides below. and this one “ideal online community&# : Le slides: Using Social Media Tools To Improve Workplace Learning. 2/3’s didn’t have a strategy for social media. Most of us reported moderate usage social media. “Learning is an integral and inseparable aspect of social practice.&# (Lave & Wenger, 1991).

Fear of Change in Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

From e-learning and social networking to flexible hours and highly advanced MOOCs, we have the proof that training is changing, yet it is important to continuously examine the same in terms of numbers. These training programs are based on all types of training, from a 1 day in-house Excel excellence workshop to a yearlong change management initiative. Employees might take it as stop-down of knowledge management and not show much initiative.

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Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

A lot of the information I find is posted by ordinary folks — folks with a passion for a topic and willing to share their knowledge with others. Of the companies I’ve worked for or currently consult with, very few have a robust Knowledge Management System (KMS) where those with the knowledge can easily share that knowledge with others. In fact, most of the knowledge sharing that takes place in one of two ways: 1.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

It’s time for a hashtag knowledge upgrade! Understanding the basics of social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and most of all, twitter – is also understanding the importance of hashtags. Being a Learning Rebel means using social tools such as the, allusive and widely misunderstood, hashtag to take your learning design one step further toward engagement and interactivity. PKMChat : Personal Knowledge Management Chat.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. Personal in Personal Knowledge Management - eLearning Technology , July 22, 2009. Is Social Learning a fad?

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. What is often happening are piecemeal and fragmented approach at attempts to use Big Data or Social Media or the affordances of the Cloud. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. Sahana: A community manager’s task is varied.

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27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

I believe they are all very essential reads for today’s learning and development folks. 5 Workplace Learning/Training Social Media for Trainers Jane Bozarth. 6 Knowledge Management Cultivating Communities of Practice Etienne Wegner, et al. 7 Knowledge Management/Workplace learning/Innovation/Business Collaboration Morten Hansen. 9 Training/Performance Management/HPT First Things Fast Allison Rossett.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Social connectedness is essentially a measure of how people interact and to what end. Most employees have far stronger connections through the organization’s hierarchy consisting of layers of manager/direct report relationships. While strong, hierarchical connections also vary greatly across the organization depending on the nature of the work and individual management styles. Today, social media connect people around the world.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Surge in social media adoption and participation 4. Rapidly decreasing shelf-life of knowledge 4. The emergent ones are those that are likely to have the greatest impact on Human Performance Improvement and Personal Knowledge Management. Those have been immensely helpful in the development of my understanding about mlearning. Related articles: 8 reasons to focus on informal and social learning (janeknight.typepad.com).

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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. Shaffer in How Computer Games Help Children Learn (quoted by Harold Jarche in T+D) Professionals immeresed in communities of practice have a larger zone of proximal development. In a knowledge economy, the individual is the knowledge creator, and relationships are the currency.

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

But nice to see the examples of various uses of Yammer and how it has opened up knowledge in organisations and made it accessible, through the use of a social approach. Social online learning = not facilitated? I'm also convinced from a knowledge management/organisational le arning prespective you can influence the direction of the conversations that you would like to see on Yammer. At Rijkswaterstaat there is a community manager. What is Yammer?

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7 Tips for developing an E-Learning Strategy

Connect Thinking

Top line tips for developing an e-learning strategy. Human capability requirements today and future e.g. retiring workforce, Gen Y retention, staff ability to ‘unlearn’, ‘relearn’ and manage rapid information, cultural and climate readiness to self-manage learning and participate in a social network. Manager requirements e.g. getting new staff upskilled as quickly as possible, helping managers in their role as coach.

Develop creativity and empathy through opposing perspectives

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I started working within the framework of knowledge management and communities of practice. But knowledge management in the Netherlands is still associated with databasebuilders. I found a book which divides the learning professional in personal and professional development. I've lived in various countries and I am convinced that a new environment works great for self-knowledge and awareness of your own beliefs. And for the social media twist.

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have

TalentLMS

Are you hiring someone for developing eLearning training programs for your organization? Maybe you are crossing over from training to training development yourself. Each one will have a set of educational technology skills that are a must-have for every trainer or eLearning developer. Let’s find out if professional development training is in order. Social Media for eLearning. Knowledge Management Skills.

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

These are organizations that have buried their outlook about traditional styles of learning and development (L&D) and embraced new strategies or models. They have realized that, with the traditional approach, it is impossible to achieve a high growth or efficiency because the way people learn has undergone a disruptive transformation…from formal ‘structured’ learning’ to informal ‘social learning’. 70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation.

Edublog Award Nominations

Xyleme

Home > Uncategorized > Edublog Award Nominations Edublog Award Nominations December 2nd, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I wanted to take a little bit of time away from busy year-end deadlines to nominate some of my favorite social media resources for this year’s Edublog awards. Best educational use of a social network – Internet Time Alliance This is new but growing fast. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. A piecemeal approach to social learning will only serve to confound us further.

THE 70:20:10 L&D MODEL FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

Learnnovators

These are organizations that have buried their outlook about traditional styles of learning and development (L&D) and embraced new strategies or models. They have realized that, with the traditional approach, it is impossible to achieve a high growth or efficiency because the way people learn has undergone a disruptive transformation…from formal ‘structured’ learning’ to informal ‘social learning’. 70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. THE QUOTE.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative and Social Networking Systems. tool and is positioned as a champion, e.g. Wiki, Blog, Second-Life, social media, etc. developers, authoring programmers, technically- inclined SMEs , trainers). Social Media Specialist - converts content into short, enticing, provocative, rapid, instant media with the likes of YouTube , e.g. CommonCrafts presentation and Institute of Social Research. Future jobs, now, today!

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Personalization: The Secret Ingredient of eLearning Success

ProProfs

Ask any eLearning expert about the ingredients of achieving success with online learning and their answer is likely to include – ‘choice of platform, ‘features offered’, ‘learner’s ability’, ‘trainer’s knowledge’ and may be even ‘luck’. . This holds true for eLearning as well where personal learning environments (which enables learners to manage and control their own learning experience) are sought by many.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today? How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

What is an LMS?

ProProfs

A learning management system (LMS) is a software platform which allows any business to document, administer, track and report training or educational courses. An LMS is designed to help make delivery and management of training programs easy and hassle free experience. Create courses – Develop elearning content and support training with the help of videos, docs, PPTs, tests, exams & quizzes. Knowledge or skills can be updated as and when required reducing skill gap.

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I’ve got your content right here

Clark Quinn

I was engaging in a mobile strategy session with a small not-for-profit the other day, and naturally it became an overall technology strategy session, as you really can’t do mobile strategy without considering social media strategy, learning technology strategy, even enterprise technology strategy. One of the questions they struggled with was their social media strategy, as they were (as many people are) struggling with their existing workload.

Performance support tools for learning – a decentralised strategy

Connect Thinking

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about social media tools for learning , and made the statement that such learning strategies are usually best managed decentrally. There may be a central role in purchasing social media platforms (with stakeholder input). In their landmark Knowledge Management text Learning To Fly , Collison and Parcel talk about the 2 questions that people ask of themselves when they have a need that they must satisfy: 1.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Many organizations are also beginning to believe this and are investing in Enterprise Social Network (ESN) platforms.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape. Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. What will emerge is a network of diverse and connected workers skilled at PKM learning together to develop skills they can apply to their work. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

Example: Using webinar for frontline leadership can expose managers to the advantages of webinar for other operational uses. New opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing. As learners of an online program become more comfortable sharing their thoughts and experiences on discussion forums, they also become more familiar with the principles of online knowledge sharing. Monitor the adoption of language and knowledge across the business.