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. So too are our personal learning networks. 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. Only PKM can meet my needs, which only I know at any given time.

This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

Bottom-Line Performance

Sure, the new iPhone looks faster and sexier…but is it really going to move us forward when it comes to embracing mobile learning? Topic 2: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is Not a Technology…so how do we help organizations learn informally? Harold Jarche, writer and consultant on social learning and PKM, often explains that informal learning is how we naturally learn and NOT a product that can be purchased.

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The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. Social learning

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. Sahana: A community manager’s task is varied.

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Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning

Tom Spiglanin

For nearly three years, I’ve been exploring social learning, informal learning, and the changing workplace. My beliefs about workplace learning have evolved quite a bit over those years, partly by experimenting with new ideas and learning from the results, both positive and negative. I’ve also grown by narrating what I learn here, whether you call that learning out loud, working out loud, or showing my work.

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? 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.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy.

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. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. 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.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning. A process to be mandated by management/supervisors/organizations with defined rules.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? 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. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. 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.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning.

Summer Camp starts Monday 16 July

Jane Hart

The online Summer Camp at the Social Learning Centre runs 16 July – 17 August and is led by Jane Hart and Harold Jarche. Learning is changing. Learning professionals need practical tools and techniques to integrate work and learning while adapting to an increasingly complex environment. Our Summer Camp provides an opportunity to learn with peers and gain some of the essential skills needed to support learning in the networked world. social learning.

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Disruptive Changes in Learning

Tony Karrer

George Siemens recent post - Formal and informal.control vs foster discusses the move from mainstream, controlled information to consumer generated information. and particularly the picture: This is a picture of a transition going on within learning where SME generated content and eventually Do-It-Yourself (DIY) will become more and more important. Tools for Personal Learning Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning.

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New Meme - Media I Consume - How about a change?

Tony Karrer

Then I took a look at the information contained in his post and saw that Nancy White had done one as well. One thing for sure is that whenever I need to get information on a particular subject the Web is one of the first resources I check. Tools for Personal Learning Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning. Of course we are all using Google / Yahoo to search for information on an as-needed basis.

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So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. Gurteen Knowledge-Log , January 2, 2009. fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners - Eide Neurolearning Blog , March 30, 2009. Ten years after - Informal Learning , January 10, 2009. Dimensions of Social Groups - Workplace Learning Today , May 18, 2009.

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Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

I thought I''d do the same from an L&D and workplace learning perspective. The former identifies shifts in specific areas that will and already are having a far-reaching impact on the way we work, learn, communicate, and engage with the environment and society. Over the next two decades we can expect the knowledge of the world to be digitalised, with an exponential rise in user-generated content, "wise-crowd" application and open innovation applications."

The best elearning reads of 2013

eFront

Every month we put together a list of our favorite articles for our monthly newsletter – we’ve put those lists together to create this list of best reads in elearning and learning for the year! YouTube another MOOP (Massive Open Online Pedagogy) Learning will not be televised, it will be digitised , Donald Clark. It’s the end of an era – enter the knowledgeable networker , John Kotter, Forbes. Ensuring knowledge flow through narration , Harold Jarche.

Mentoring Results

Clark Quinn

Eileen Clegg from the Future of Talent Institute (and colleague, we co-wrote the Extremophiles chapter for Creating a Learning Culture ) pinged me the other day and asked about my thoughts on the intersection of: The new role of managers in the results-oriented work environment ( ROWE ). The topic of blending the Talent and Learning functions in the workplace. And I would think that the management is NOT directly invested in the product, only in the producer.

LearnTrends: The Immernet Singularity

Experiencing eLearning

Official description: The Immernet Singularity: How the Immersive Internet Will Redefine Learning and Collaboration. Four technology arenas, 2D Synchronous Learning, Knowledge Sharing Spaces, Web 2.0 Tools and Virtual Worlds, are on a convergence trajectory towards an immersive web future that will redefine how we work, learn and play. Formal –> informal. Learning professionals can help others cross the chasm. 2+3 = Dynamic Knowledge Discovery.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet." - Wikipedia The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change--in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.

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eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

The general sentiment around the room was that many workplace learning organizations were focused on nuts-and-bolts training, and that there was little innovation. These are often bloggers as exemplified by the great bloggers found via eLearning Learning. But I also thought I’d cheat and use what eLearning Learning is telling me the hotter topics are for the first 3 months of 2010. by Bill Brandon , January 27, 2010 The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

1 – Importance of self organised learning. N early 80% of respondents participate in online groups to help others by sharing information and experiences; 66% participate in a professional community of colleagues and peers; 41% participate in groups to be seen as someone knowledgeable.” That’s an antiquated notion in today’s information-everywhere reality that makes it easier than ever for adults to direct their own learning. With whom do you learn?

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Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

In hindsight I realize how immensely lucky I was to have stumbled onto the learning network I did. I got to learn from the experts – individuals who were charting the path and devising ways to use the tool as an avenue for learning, sharing and innovating – building a strong global community of learning professionals. This is also a journey back in time for me to trace my own learning pathway through the maze called social media.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. 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.

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The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning. This has attracted a lot of interest, and I’ve been asked to talk more about the differences between “learning” in Stages 1-4 and Stage 5. Working and learning in Stages 1-4 is based upon a Taylorist , industrial age mindset. Similarly e-learning was also about automating traditional training practices. LEARNING IN AN E-BUSINESS. LEARNING IN A SOCIAL BUSINESS. Learning.

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

“Current educational practices that have a set curriculum, norm or standards based assessments and prescribed lesson agendas are often misaligned with an orientation that celebrates difference in learners and learning (Mentis, Quinn, & Ryba, 2005, as cited in Mentis, 2007). Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) skills. “Learning is active and most schooling is passive. They let non-training learning fall between the cracks.”

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THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. 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.

My Learning Tools

ID Reflections

I just finished reading Harold Jarche’s post: Seek, Sense, Share In the post, he talks about how seeking information, then applying our personal sense-making filters to it, and finally sharing it helps us to see the interconnections, patterns and the larger whole. This is why the process of “seek, sense, share” becomes so important in one’s personal learning and knowledge management. The post made me pause and reflect on the position/use of each in my PKM.

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eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled? , Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Learning 2.0 Hope you enjoy. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Top 25 Posts and 4 Hot Topics in January - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. See First Top 25 eLearning Posts of 2010 - Best of eLearning Learning for the first Best of Post for the year. The Secret to Podcasting Like a Pro - Learning Putty , January 25, 2010 The word “podcasting” strikes a certain fear and awe into the hearts of many trainers. When I say that, keep in mind that 90% of what workplace learning is all about will be basically unchanged this year. Mobile Learning (29). Learning Technologies (31).

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning. And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month. 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. PKM (10).

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center. Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning With Power Point. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. Designing a Virtual Immersive Environment for Learning?

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs. For me, I’m still figuring out where twitter will fit - Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool. Hot Topic #2 - Social Media , Social Networks , Social Learning , and Informal Learning. Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning , April 9, 2009.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. 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 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. Can You Learn from a Recording? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? Mobile Learning (49).

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. This post offers some other places to get information about training. Collaboration’s Engine & Heart - Engaged Learning , March 12, 2010 SHARING is the engine behind collaboration. What Will Disrupt Literacy Learning/Instruction as We Know it?

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 ” Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. E-Learning Generations .

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