PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

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. That's the reason I call these: Personal Work and Learning Environment (PWLE - pronounce p-whale) And there's only one for me. Luckily all of the requirements that Mohamed cites apply equally well to a PWLE.

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

I've run across a few different posts talking about Personal Work and Learning Environments which I have tentatively started to call PWLE - pronounced p-whale. The reason why I think it's worth us talking about tools and maps and basically what is your PWLE (p-whale) is that it's helpful for us to figure out how to support our own personal work and learning. There's a great deal of discussion about whether or not a PLE should be a single tool or a collection of tools loosely joined.

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PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

This continues the discussion being had around PLE/PWLEs - see More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments for a bit of recap. The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. I could understand an argument that it would be preferable for individuals to be able to use the same tools outside the corporation for personal interests - but I don't see his argument that it is no longer a PLE or PWLE.

More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments

Tony Karrer

There's some great discussion happening around the issues of control and resulting ownership of work product as we create personal work learning environments. Enterprises that love PLE's Cross battles Downes: is corporate learning corrupt?

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

Focus on Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments. John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler's recent article - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0

Top 9 Posts You May Have Missed

Tony Karrer

I'm still not sure why there's not more discussion and adoption. #4 8 – PWLE A bunch of posts (via eLearning Learning ) all about the PWLE. And I still believe we need to be leading the charge around helping employees in our organizations figure out a rationale PWLE? #9 Since I'm out, I'm thinking this is a good time to point you to some past posts. The last post was what I've been writing this year that social signals say is good reading.

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by George Siemens discussing evolution of PLE concept and pointed me to two posts by Chris Lott based on his initial question - "What does your PLE look like?" - Tired of PLE Flak and I'm not interested in the PLE which then pointed me to a bunch of other posts as well - on the PLE and An audit on where stand with PLEs. I ran back through some previous discussions on PLEs and found that much of it focuses on tools and technology.

Emergent Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

There's been a long running discussion around what Knowledge Management is going to look like going forward and whether big systems that manage knowledge are going to be there. For example, see Bill Ives' recent post , and Paula Thorton. As I read through these, I began to wonder what happened to the idea that KM was going to move along the lines of what Andrew McAfee talks about around Enterprise 2.0.

Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes commented on my recent post - Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and said - I am opposed to the trend coming from the corporate learning side of the house to treat PLEs as work tools. I'm sure there will be some interesting discussion around this in the future

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

130) Work Skills (26) PWLE (16) Flash Quiz (8) Knowledge Work (40) That's a pretty fair representation of topics that I talk about. The years associated with Wiki suggest it was more discussed a couple years ago and now is discussed less. Looking Back So when I go back to Hot Topics in Training , the topics that were hot then and by looking at the associated years I can get a sense that: assessment – not discussed as much now (e.g.,

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

Online Sessions / Conferences / Discussions => Now Visible Networking I’ve seen during 2009 a real growth in the ability to spark up interesting discussions as online sessions. And it can turn into great things like: Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank. For me, it was still one of my top terms, but I’ve found myself discussing things in other ways as well. It’s very powerful stuff and an important extension to my PWLE.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

When I look at this from more the PWLE ( Personal WORK and learning environment ) perspective, I find that there are similar functions, but possibly a different mind set. LinkedIn certainly is adding all kinds of content-centric connection opportunities with Answers and discussions via Groups. There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning.

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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. 2008 Prediction #9 => Niche Online Discussions.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

In a discussion with a LinkedIn connection, the topic of a quicker way to complete an effective performance analysis came up. My interests in this ongoing discussion about instructional design competencies are both professional and personal. I stood up for theory, Cammy Bean and Dave Ferguson chimed in and next thing you know, we’re having a lively discussion in 140 characters.