Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. To start, let’s look at the profile of a high skilled worker and view personalization through this lens.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? -

Portrait of the modern knowledge worker

Jay Cross

The concept of ‘knowledge worker’ which Peter Drucker coined in 1959, is perhaps not so clear (as shown again in a recent LinkedIn discussion - access potentially limited) and can be understood at … Jay Cross ‘s insight: Brilliant.

Figure it out

E-Learning Provocateur

In the knowledge economy we can never know everything. As a knowledge worker, you never clock off. Besides, I love driving the agenda from within – executing thought leadership, getting hands on, experimenting, starting small and scaling up – to effect positive change. And so this leads me to propose an alternative construct for knowledge workers: figure it out. I can honestly say I’ve never suffered from imposter syndrome.

You nailed me as a knowledge worker

Web Tools for Learners

Knowledge workers solve problems and generate outputs largely by resort to structures internal to themselves rather than by resort to external rules or procedures. In other words, each knowledge worker develops a different internal “configuration” based on changes wrought in their thinking and outlook by the situations they have encountered, the information they have absorbed and the particular way they have made sense of these.

Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams

The E-Learning Curve

One of the key functions of the corporate learning environment must be to support the development of individual expertise to create effective team performance. Continue Reading → The post Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. Knowledge Work Workplace Learning corporate learning environment holistic learning knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning team development workplace learning

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Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams

The E-Learning Curve

One of the key functions of the corporate learning environment must be to support the development of individual expertise to create effective team performance. Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning corporate learning environment holistic learning knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning team development workplace learning

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Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

I have asserted that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research

The E-Learning Curve

When considering research designs to evaluate the effectiveness of learning it's important to consider the types of data that you have access to. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study

The E-Learning Curve

I consider a case study methodology to be the most effective strategy to use when evaluating non-formal learning. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Now read on. Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Learnlets » How to get listed in a blog

Clark Quinn

Characteristics of Informal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Changes in the world economy are forcing corporations to rethink how workers learn and to perform effectively. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: Jay Cross workplace learning formal learning learning characteristics knowledge worker Kevin Kruse corporate learning environment non-formal learning informal learning

3 Reasons why online training is cost-effective

Matrix

Since it’s so hard to see crystal clear ROI for how more knowledgeable workers increase company profitability, training budgets are among the first to be cut in hard times. Why online training is cost-effective. Running a business is no smooth ride.

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POINT-of-WORK ASSESSMENT:  Content & Resources

Living in Learning

Content & Resources the Knowledge Worker relies upon to optimize their individual performance at the task-centric and role-specific levels. Assessing attributes across critical Content & Resources overlaps directly with Workflows & Processes although is more specific to efficient accessibility and effective application at the Moment of Need at the Point-of-Work.

Is There A Natural Bias In Corporate Learning?

mLevel

“Once again reminded that many in L&D only deal with “knowledge workers” and not food service, environmental services, grounds keeping, etc. As we have found ourselves helping more enterprises train their “frontline” workers, we are seeing this more and more.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

In the last several articles , we focused on aspects of the changing workplace and also discussed behaviors that those of us in the learning and development (L&D) role can adopt to help improve our effectiveness.

The False Promise of Training as a Driver of Performance

Living in Learning

The Pain of Knowledge and Skills Falling Short. I gained the necessary knowledge and skills on how to skate earlier in life. Prior, self-taught knowledge and skills were still equal to the performance concept I had envisioned on my new skates. I failed to factor in that going uphill facilitated controlled, locomotive movement and that particular application had little in common with streaking downhill and a completely new knowledge and skill set.

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

They squandered the opportunity to increase their effectiveness by becoming networked learning organizations.”

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?

Workplace Learning: The Individual’s Perspective

Jane Hart

First of all, please note, I have not used the word Learner here, because for the Individual – the employee, the worker – it is clear it is not all about the learning but about the work. For example, as an independent consultant I learn mostly from m daily work (2) and from external activities (8-10), whereas a high achieving, company-employed knowledge worker will undoubtedly learn from a wider spread of both internal and external activities.

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

The average knowledge worker has access to an increasingly large set of information resources and corporate learning is an ever smaller part of this set. Cost is most often not a factor in a knowledge workers decision about the use of information.

Hacking Siri for Learning

Upside Learning

For those who haven’t been bombarded yet by the marketing campaigns, Siri is an intelligent software assistant and a knowledge navigator that essentially functions like a digital personal assistant.

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Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. I firmly believe that all management and workplace learning professionals need to be constantly looking at how we can improve the performance of knowledge workers. However, when we look at concept workers, workplace productivity seems to be a fairly limiting phrase.

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.

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.

I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed

Tony Karrer

If you are reading this, you are a knowledge worker. Consider the content (knowledge, information, learning) you personally need to get your job done. Actually most of us that are Concept Workers will find that we play in that upper right quadrant most of the time.

Gaming in Corporate Training: Asset or Liability for Employees?

TOPYX LMS

First and foremost, gaming is effective in training because it adds elements of fun to dry topics, while at the same time promoting true learning. Some company leaders believe that if training is not gamified, workers (specifically youngers ones) will simply not partake of it.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices. 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.

Performance support “hearts” training and vice versa

Allison Rossett

You have to know something to effectively use performance support for matters of meaning. Take knowledge workers like doctors and Army captains. In September I attended the eLearning Guild’s new conference, Performance Support Symposium. Ontuitive’s Bob Mosher kicked it off with a mighty bang, offering the jaw-dropping suggestion that we cast off training in favor of performance support. Like Bob, I am hooked on performance support. In the 80s, I wrote a book about job aids.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6) Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year.

Does Your Compliance Training Need A Makeover?

KnowledgeCity

Supervisors and managers must understand how to be in compliance and as your employees apply the rules and regulations to their work, you may find great disparities in their knowledge base. Provide Training And Development Effective For Everyone.

Gamification of the LMS – A Step Towards Evolution of the Modern LMS

G-Cube

Today, the majorities of employees are or aspire to become knowledge workers. For this, we can use the two strongest components that help gaming to deliver effective learning – healthy competition between peers and a sense of achievement.

List to Learn, Learn to List

Kapp Notes

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. The products the knowledge worker produces are work.

Pearson Partners with mLevel to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education

mLevel

We are well into the knowledge-worker era, and for today’s graduates we have a social responsibility to ensure that learner gains translate directly to employability skills of the 21st century workplace. Our partnership contributes to this cause by fostering decision-making skills, as well as skills around knowledge transfer and application in what is a dynamic and fun learning environment.”. “We Recap from: PRWeb’s Press Release.

Your Workplace Can’t Be Dull or Dirty

CLO Magazine

Florida State University’s Joseph Grzywacz, the study’s lead researcher, wrote that there are both seen and unseen things in the workplace that can impact on workers’ cognitive function, namely cleanliness and complexity.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? The answer lies across several domains of a knowledge worker’s practice. What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM.

The Future of Work and Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Working online – Workers will find jobs and do their work via email and Web sites and apps, possibly without ever setting foot inside their employers’ organizations. Lifelong learning – Workers need to be learning continually because of a world that is constantly changing.