Applying Expertise

Clark Quinn

I’m trying to get my mind around how the information we’re finding out about expertise matches to the types of problems people face. If you look across the literature on expertise, and the recent writing on how our brains work (c.f. Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow ), you see an emerging picture of expertise. When you look at the Cynefin model, which characterizes the types of problems we face, we see what types of expertise are helpful.

5 Tips to Keep Expanding Your Knowledge and Expertise with eLearning

Your Training Edge

The global knowledge base is an open book, the only thing you need to do is to organize your time and find the best courses. Through online courses and communities, you can continue to expand your knowledge base and fine-tune your skills to land that perfect job. If you are currently unemployed but want to seize every opportunity to expand your knowledge and skillset, then you will need to manage your finances wisely and find the most affordable learning methods.

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Content Expertise for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

We needed SMEs and IDs, but the IDs needed to have a prior working knowledge of the subject of the module they were working on. He had created a lot of training and instructional materials for university classes, but he did not have working knowledge of finance operations. The ones who struggled had little previous knowledge or experience with the module subject. It seems someone with less expertise could have an easier time being an advocate for beginning learners.

How Digital Learning Can Help Build Expertise In Verticals

Dan Keckan

Building expertise in a vertical requires in-depth knowledge of the niche industry, including continuous knowledge of changing trends. Such knowledge is only possible through digital learning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Corporate eLearning Corporate eLearning Best Practices Digital Learning eLearning Benefits eLearning Market

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

In their much-publicized book, The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed , the pair depicts a future of work that is more about diverse and unique skill sets —transforming their employees into experts and ultimately, creating their biggest competitive advantage — than about knowledge, roles, and job hierarchies. In the “expertise economy,” how are companies getting the skills they need?

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. This is definitely a knowledge work task where talking to someone will help. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology). I posted a query about this to several of the groups that I've joined on LinkedIn and have received about a dozen responses so far.

Learnlets » Climbing the expertise ladder

Clark Quinn

How To Extract Knowledge From Experts Before It’s Lost

Dashe & Thomson

Even if the company appreciated his expertise and commitment, they likely wouldn’t let him leave with a computer. Now, what would happen if that same employee walked out on his last day without sharing any of his expertise? Business as usual… The post How To Extract Knowledge From Experts Before It’s Lost appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Learning institutional knowledge subject matter experts

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Advanced Mobility: Supporting Knowledge Sharing

Upside Learning

The organisation wanted to leverage the expertise of its star performers. Mobile Learning knowledge creation knowledge production knowledge sharing Mobility Performance SupportOne of the world’s largest technology solutions providers (offering enterprise software and hardware solutions) had come to us with an interesting training requirement.

Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Instead of making everyone on your team an accessibility expert in all things, formalize and implement processes that place appropriate knowledge and skill in the right role. The post Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development appeared first on Microassist. Building accessible online courses requires specialized skills—but do all accessible elearning development skills reside in a single role?

Our thirst for expertise

Janet Clarey

Poke around while you’re there you’ll see that it’s generally a big knowledge market. I think Quora gets at our thirst for expertise. I haven’t answered a question on Quora even though I’ve had an account for about a year. I also haven’t viewed many answers. This is probably because I don’t yet have Quora running through my normal channels – Google Reader, email, Twitter, etc.

How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…

Coffee and Design

Consider Wikipedia’s definition of Inert Knowledge — information which one can express but not use. So, how are these “facts” or bodies of knowledge recalled when needed from the LTM? This may be nothing new but deep down we all at times believe the lie that some are presupposed for expertise. Later research building on Bloom’s pioneering study revealed that the amount and quality of practice were key factors in the level of expertise people achieved.

Getting the SME to Share Expertise for eLearning: Understanding “Type”

Web Courseworks

dissertation proposal on contributing factors to expertise-sharing between the SME and the design team. The development team member bonding with the SME starts with a better understanding of the types of expertise. In the book Expertise in Context , edited by Paul J. Quality of Knowledge: according to which experts simply know more than do non-experts—memory must play a role or ability to quickly find the information.

Getting Started With Knowledge Management

Geenio

In this article you will find a list of basic recommendations that can be used to establish knowledge management in an organization. If your company treats its employees’ expertise with the respect it deserves, you can use the information

Virgin Media: Recording employee knowledge

TechSmith Camtasia

Our very own Innovation Strategist, Troy Stein, flew to the UK earlier this year to visit Virgin Media to see how one of the largest media companies was using Snagit to document and share the invaluable knowledge of some of their most experienced employees. There’s no way a training department can know or share all the knowledge employees company-wide need to know. The legacy of Virgin Media, as of any company, lies in the knowledge of its employees.

How to Boost Associate Expertise to Deliver a Successful Omni-Channel Retailing Experience

Axonify

We wanted to help retailers with this challenge, so we’ve created an eBook called: How to Boost Associate Expertise to Deliver a Successful Omni-Channel Retailing Experience. We thought we’d share it with you too because, even if you’re not in retail, understanding how to increase employee knowledge is important in every industry for building and sustaining competitive advantage.

How to Boost Associate Expertise to Deliver a Successful Omni-Channel Retailing Experience

Axonify

We wanted to help retailers with this challenge, so we’ve created an eBook called: How to Boost Associate Expertise to Deliver a Successful Omni-Channel Retailing Experience. We thought we’d share it with you too because, even if you’re not in retail, understanding how to increase employee knowledge is important in every industry for building and sustaining competitive advantage.

Retiring Workforce? Use Your LMS To Capture Their Knowledge

Upside Learning

How to capture the knowledge that resides in the heads of the ageing workforce, which is on the verge of retiring? I believe an LMS could be a good place for sharing and capturing tacit knowledge. And in the process it also helps establish your knowledgeable staff higher on a position of expertise, making them get noticed by management and motivating them further to continue helping others on the discussions forums. Australia's economy is thriving.

See the wood for the SMEs

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous blog post, Everyone is an SME , I argued that all the employees in your organisation have knowledge and skills to share, because everyone is an SME in something. My point is, when we seek subject matter expertise for a project, a forum, a working group, an advisory board, or merely to answer a question, we might not see the wood for the trees are in the way. Does your organisation have a searchable personnel directory that captures everyone’s expertise?

Learning Management Systems Promote Knowledge Sharing

TOPYX LMS

Promotion of knowledge sharing – Last but certainly not least, the promotion of knowledge sharing is a vital component to good company culture. Knowledge sharing happens when information is voluntarily passed from one person to another, whether it is done so formally or informally. When a company’s culture is built on knowledge sharing, there is often a high level of trust among peers. Knowledge Sharing Creates Unrivaled Company Culture.

6 Ways to Encourage Knowledge Sharing at Work

LearnDash

Knowledge sharing is a not-so-recent buzz word for many businesses, but the idea behind it is straightforward and worthy of consideration. Essentially, organizations are recognizing that the wealth of experience and knowledge their employees possess is one of their most important resources, and that by encouraging their employees to share that knowledge with each other, they not only function more consistently as a team, they also grow the intellectual wealth of the whole organization.

Gift horses

E-Learning Provocateur

So I’m more than comfortable with L&D professionals pushing the envelope on the basis of knowledge, curiosity, creativity and experience – so long as these activities are put through the Design Thinking cycle too. In this way, the promise of expertise is tempered by an agile approach. In our admirable quest to utilise our customers as a source of innovation, let’s balance that approach by empowering the experts whom we have hired to practise their expertise.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

Some of you may wonder how a printed handbook could possibly compete with the networked knowledge and agile, on-demand content production of the digital world, but in this case I don’t think it’s proper to set it up as a zero-sum competition. In this case, industry knowledge is networked in print form as a snapshot of best practices and forward-thinking analysis, and the handbook becomes a tool to enhance and refine deeper research efforts.

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Learning Management Systems Promote Knowledge Sharing

TOPYX LMS

Promotion of knowledge sharing – Last but certainly not least, the promotion of knowledge sharing is a vital component to good company culture. Knowledge sharing happens when information is voluntarily passed from one person to another, whether it is done so formally or informally. When a company’s culture is built on knowledge sharing, there is often a high level of trust among peers. Knowledge Sharing Creates Unrivaled Company Culture.

Developing Training Material for Hi-Tech IT Products – Our Expertise, Your Advantage

Origin Learning

Expertise in instructional design combined with the knowledge of subject matter experts has led us to a stage where we can rapidly understand your needs and develop high quality training content – be it from scratch or otherwise. If you are an organization in the hi-tech industry, we truly know how always you have to be on your toes.

Want To Share Your Expertise? You’re Cursed. Here’s How To Fix It.

OpenSesame

Because you know more about your topic than others do, and you want to share your knowledge with them. But have you ever stopped to think about how your expertise could be making it harder for you to create effective online courses? Hinds called this the Curse of Expertise. The foolproof method of handling the Curse of Expertise, of course, is to test. Your expertise interferes with your ability to know how or when your students will make progress.

See the wood for the SMEs

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous blog post, Everyone is an SME , I argued that all the employees in your organisation have knowledge and skills to share, because everyone is an SME in something. My point is, when we seek subject matter expertise for a project, a forum, a working group, an advisory board, or merely to answer a question, we might not see the wood for the trees are in the way. Does your organisation have a searchable personnel directory that captures everyone’s expertise?

Freedom to Learn and Pursue One's Expertise

Vignettes Learning

We call it Path to Expertise or Path2X. Yet, the breadth and depth of knowledge required by learners surpass our present capabilities to provide this to our members. This provides them a unique perspective of their pursuit of expertise. 4) Trending and Patterns of Insights are Predictors of Expertise Areas Articulate your expertise/digital tracker. In the Path2X (Path to Expertise), our members achieve this through Path2X eShare.

Screencasts for knowledge sharing

TechSmith Camtasia

Between all my jobs over the years, I’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge (some good, some bad) in this head of mine. I’ve leveraged this knowledge to progress in my career, and to increase my income. However, unbeknownst to me, I held the golden ticket to more significant opportunities locked away in my noggin — my knowledge. My knowledge paid off! I didn’t start out making money from my knowledge. You have valuable knowledge to share!

Everyone is an SME

E-Learning Provocateur

One of the recurring themes on my blog is a call for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to share their knowledge with the wider organisation. Of course the level of expertise in a particular domain will vary across a population, and the label of “expert” will naturally be assigned to those who have the most. When we view the concept of subject matter expertise through this lens, we realise our roles as learning professionals need to change: We need to stop deifying the few.

The role technology plays in the knowledge creation process

Docebo

The following is part two of an excerpt from a knowledge brief by Aberdeen Group : the brief discusses the role that technology plays in the knowledge creation process and the ways in which Learning 3.0 concepts can help accelerate the “spiral” of knowledge creation in your organization. The creation of new knowledge always begins with the individual. Making this knowledge available to others in an organization is critical to its development.

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Expertise: Why The Odds are Stacked Against Novices

Vignettes Learning

A Harvard Business Review article “ What’s Lost When Experts Retire ” reminded me about the dire need to rethink our roles as learning professionals and leaders: My sense is that our current of definitions and understanding of expertise may be at odds and stacked against helping novices to become experts. I continue to plow the literature on expertise and find it most exhilarating and inspiring. However, this outlook is the far-end spectrum of what expertise is.

Meridian Knowledge Solutions Names Cynergy a Federal Reseller Partner

Meridian

Reston, VA – May 7, 2020 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced a reseller agreement with Cynergy Professional Systems (Cynergy), based in Laguna Hills, California. Cynergy’s team is respected for their technical expertise, high level of service and outstanding program support,” said Patrick Devlin, Chief Business Development Officer at Meridian. “We The post Meridian Knowledge Solutions Names Cynergy a Federal Reseller Partner appeared first on Meridian Knowledge Solutions.

Is Imposter Syndrome stopping you from sharing your knowledge?

Superb Learning

Even if you know that you have the expertise, that your achievements and accomplishments are the results of your own hard work, it’s hard to shake feelings of doubt and unworthiness. In reality, they do possess the skill and knowledge to be worthy of that praise.

Kodak Alaris Fuels Global Partner Growth with Meridian Knowledge Solutions

Meridian

Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced that Kodak Alaris has extended their use of the Meridian LMS ?to Our offering includes training to give our resellers the in-depth knowledge and expertise they need to succeed. The post Kodak Alaris Fuels Global Partner Growth with Meridian Knowledge Solutions appeared first on Meridian Knowledge Solutions. Reston, VA – April 30, 2020 ?–

Everyone is an SME

E-Learning Provocateur

One of the recurring themes on my blog is a call for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to share their knowledge with the wider organisation. Of course the level of expertise in a particular domain will vary across a population, and the label of “expert” will naturally be assigned to those who have the most. When we view the concept of subject matter expertise through this lens, we realise our roles as learning professionals need to change: We need to stop deifying the few.

Excavating knowledge

Learning with 'e's

His development of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) represented a model to describe the efforts and interaction between a learner and a more knowledgeable other person (MKO) to negotiate meaning together with the learner, within an achievable range of learning. It is exploratory, rule-free and rhizomatic , where learners discover for themselves any number of divergent nodes of knowledge, and random corridors of travel.