Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

But this state of affairs is only going to increase, as organisations ”go social” and encourage widespread enterprise knowledge sharing. All this is collectively referred to as personal knowledge management (or PKM). PKM skills are vital in a social workplace, and they are also an essential set of skills for managing one’s own professional development through continuous learning. How do you help workers develop a PKM skill set? PKM Social learning

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. Majority of the organizations today are boarding the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) bandwagon with little experience in how to facilitate collaboration and conversation leading to disengaged employees, abandoned platforms and frustrated leadership.

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LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

Sense-making with PKM. PKM is a set of problem-solving skills for work, focused on getting things done but not necessarily task focused. Big KM = enterprise KM, lots of structure. A PKM Method. Other models for PKM. PKM is very much individualized process–we have to figure out how to make sense of things. As citizens, PKM is part of our social responsibility; we should be learning about issues together.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

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. I would say that a platform that facilitates easy and seamless interaction, forming of groups and threads, a powerful search mechanism and a way to aggregate conversations across topics (#) would be ideal for working out loud effectively.

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Working Out Loud 101 | Some Thoughts

ID Reflections

When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.” If you work for an organization that has an enterprise collaboration platform in place, you could use this platform to share your learning with your colleagues and peers. Collaboration future_of_work pkm PLN social learning wolMy posts are usually pretty detailed, researched, and long.

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

The table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one’s PLN and PKM for some time now. L&D’s role will be to enable these communities to form, to function effectively and provide sustained value to the members and to the organization. The future will be driven by learning agility, effectiveness, and process innovation.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

3 – helping people work and learn effectively in this networked era (and within a social business), by developing their own Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) skills. PKM is “a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world & work more effectively”, and is therefore a fundamental skill in social and collaborative learning, as Harold Jarche explains in PKM is our part of the social learning contract.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Don Tapscott (italics mine). In such cultural settings, social learning naturally fails in spite of state of the art enterprise collaboration platforms and other technology.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” In such cultural settings, social learning naturally fails in spite of state of the art enterprise collaboration platforms and other technology. Very few organizations are effectively using this amalgam of digital tech to consciously collaborate, work out loud or learn together.

Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

ID Reflections

And the spirit of learning, cooperation and collaboration is in effect killed. Then comes the dichotomy of having an enterprise collaboration platform where no one is sharing, where there are no conversations happening, no debates and questions. Individuals will get their work done by talking to peers, reaching out to their network, and bringing their #pln and #pkm to work.

What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

As a learning designer in the workplace learning and “performance” space, I encounter this query quite often —“how can we design learning/training programs for employees that are cheaper and yet more effective”—often enough to realize that corporates are desperately looking for a learning model / methodology / format that will enable new skill acquisition, just-in-time learning, and provide employees with the skills required to perform better.

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Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

Will we still continue to speak about learning as an activity to be undertaken in order to be effective at work? Some of the skills that are identified as pre-requisites to being effective today are: Sense-making Social Intelligence Cross-Cultural Competency Novel and Adaptive Thinking Transdisciplinarity Design Mindset Cognitive Load Management Virtual Collaboration Ref: [link] What are some of the steps we can take to enable organizations to meet this change?

L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

This necessitates individuals to practice Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) and build their Personal Learning Networks (PLN). Since not all L&D members possibly use social media to drive their own professional development, acquiring the skills of PKM will require some time and effort. 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.

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Working out Loud and Serendipity

ID Reflections

Thus, w orking out loud is intrinsically linked to two critical aspects of becoming a good learner -- Personal knowledge Management (PKM) and building one''s Personal Learning Network (PLN). By inculcating and encouraging a culture of working out loud, organizations can gradually begin to see greater engagement on their enterprise social networks as well. I started my day reading a post by Rawn Shah called Work Out Loud because Everyone is Figuring Out Their Job.

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The best elearning reads of 2013

eFront

Enterprise technology through the years (graphic) , Forbes. How to Build Effective Online Learning Communities , Edudemic. L&D: Get into the Enterprise Social Conversation , the work social. Introducing Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) to a Corporate Audience , Eric Kammerer, Learning Solutions Magazine.

Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

” Personal knowledge management is clearly becoming a key workplace skill, and in fact Harold Jarche, in Please tell me about your PKM , takes it one step further … “I think that asking, “ What can you do for the organization today?” , would be a better way to start an interview. Imagine an interview beginning with, “Good day, Mister Jones, please sit down and tell us about your PKM.”

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Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"

ID Reflections

The table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one's PLN and PKM for some time now. L&D's role will be to enable these communities to form, to function effectively and provide sustained value to the members and to the organization. The future will be driven by learning agility, effectiveness, and process innovation.

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The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

ID Reflections

Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities While an organization can facilitate these, the onus lies with the users/learners. At the organizational level, … effective companies function as communities of human beings, not collections of human resources.”

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. It empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. At the organizational level, … effective companies function as communities of human beings, not collections of human resources.” “ …changes in mindset are more important than changes in hardware or software. ” ~ Steve Denning.

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. The workforce today is not only globally distributed but also contingent giving rise to the notion of the extended enterprise.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. This sounds a lot like a personal learning environment, personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal work and learning environment (PWLE) and PIM. The same tool and method can be highly effective for one person and not effective for others. For example, Personal Learning , PLE , PWLE , PKM are all pretty closely related.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. Today, Enterprise 2.0 A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Many organizations are also beginning to believe this and are investing in Enterprise Social Network (ESN) platforms. As an L&D professional who is passionate about self-driven learning, #pkm and #pln, and believe in and evangelize social and informal learning, I realize it’s time to take a step back and do a reality check. Often times, a strong case study communicates much more and effectively than hours of meetings.

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Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011

Jay Cross

PKM Updated - Harold Jarche , June 7, 2011. To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively - Luis Suarez , June 1, 2011. Reconciling the enterprise IT portfolio with social media - Dion Hinchcliffe , June 5, 2011. Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2 at 5 - Andy McAfee , June 14, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. 7 objections to social media in learning (and answers) - Donald Clark Plan B , June 11, 2011.

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70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

Charles Jennings

It’s important because research over the past 40 years at least has indicated that learning that occurs outside of formal classes and courses is not only more frequent but also generally more effective than its structured and ‘managed’ counterpart. Research by the Corporate Executive Board [1] suggests that ‘enterprise contributors’ (as it calls the small cadre of high performers) can increase organisational revenue and profits by as much as 12%.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Many organizations are also beginning to believe this and are investing in Enterprise Social Network (ESN) platforms. As an L&D professional who is passionate about self-driven learning, #pkm and #pln, and believe in and evangelize social and informal learning, I realize it’s time to take a step back and do a reality check. Often times, a strong case study communicates much more and effectively than hours of meetings.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

“I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” In such cultural settings, social learning naturally fails in spite of state of the art enterprise collaboration platforms and other technology. Very few organizations are effectively using this amalgam of digital tech to consciously collaborate, work out loud or learn together.

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. Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Do we first require an organizational culture adaptation prior to any meaningful Enterprise 2.0 PKM in a nutshell - Learning and Working on the Web , March 22, 2010 Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. PKM (10).

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Sense-making with PKM , March 12, 2009. SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , March 16, 2009. Driving Change: Selling SharePoint and Social Media Inside the Enterprise , January 30, 2009. Effective Presentation Techniques , November 19, 2009. Enterprise (539). Modern Corporate Training: The Enterprise Learning Framework , May 24, 2009. Enterprise 2.0 , August 1, 2009.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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 Enterprise 2.0 - do the tools really matter? Google Buzz , Google Wave and PKM PKM stands for Personal Knowledge Management, which is a definite passion of mine (see Work Literacy and Social Media for Knowledge Workers ).

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today. PKM: a node in the learning network , March 7, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning.