Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. One of the questions that always comes up is: How do I find more information to help me get started? The answer is that this information is a bit hard to come by. There’s a lot out there, but it’s often hard to find information that helps you get start. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0

Wearables and knowledge workers. A perfect match for learning?

Spark Your Interest

This post will focus on knowledge workers. What makes knowledge workers different? There is typically more latititude offered to these workers. Firstly, knowledge workers likely have much greater access to both desktop and mobile devices throughout their workdays. This is not limited to knowledge workers of course, but all employees. This is another installment in the series about using wearables to provide training/education. Part 1.

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.

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.

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 Long Tail, the 80:20 Rule and the role of learning professionals

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” In 1959 Peter Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker” to describe one who works primarily with information or one who develops and uses knowledge in the workplace. e-learning knowledge worker Long Tail Pareto Principle“What is the Scope of our Responsibility as Learning Professionals?”

Non-formal Learning in the Workplace 2

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Workplace Learning e-learning Eraut formal learning Hodkinson and Hodkinson informal learning knowledge workers learning continuum non-formal learning organizational learning workplace learningOne of the primary impacts of learning is the context within which the learning takes place. Continue Reading → The post Non-formal Learning in the Workplace 2 appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Knowledge Management Contexts: Peter Drucker

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Many of the work concepts and practices we associate with the Information Age were developed in an era more typically identified with heavy industry. Knowledge Management Contexts: Peter Drucker is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning definition of elearning don morrison elearning KB KM Knowledge Management knowledge worker peter drucker

The Knowledge Crisis: the signs are all around us

Axonify

More than ever before employees need to know more information in less time. And with rapid and continual changes in technology and information, they’re finding it harder and harder to keep up. There’s too much information for employees to process.

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

Using the Information Session Approach in an E-Learning Initiative

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ISA-based Non-formal learning initiatives are a great way for people to distribute information and learning. Using the Information Session Approach in an E-Learning Initiative is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning information session approach IPA knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

The Knowledge Crisis: the signs are all around us

Axonify

More than ever before employees need to know more information in less time. And with rapid and continual changes in technology and information, they’re finding it harder and harder to keep up. There’s too much information for employees to process. What’s worse is that this leaves employees without the knowledge they need to take the right actions at work. What’s causing this knowledge crisis? Job knowledge requirements are volatile.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: This job aint dead yet.

Learning Visions

What strikes me about this whole DIY/informal learning/death of ISD conversation is that what were really talking about are those so-called motivated knowledge workers. These are guys who will take informal learning by the horns and run with it. Games for the Brain Super-Close Google Map Zooms Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adul.

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Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning

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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

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Workers who know more get more accomplished.

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model

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A Typology for Non-Formal Learning

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Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Harold and I have discussed this exact issue before and we are both on the same page that Personal is really important word in Personal Knowledge Management.

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research

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Using Non-formal Learning in your Organization

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Deliberative learning (where the worker schedules time to learn) is a key definer of non-formal learning. Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning information session approach IPA knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Using Non-formal Learning in your Organization is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” It's a big skills, knowledge, performance gap – see Work Skills Keeping Up.

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Capturing non-formal learning-related data

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Can We Align Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines & NonFormal Learning?

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Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs

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Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Using ‘tests of rigor’ for validation

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Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study

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Non-formal Learning Characterized 2

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Michael Eraut makes a clear distinction between his interpretation of the term ‘non-formal learning’ and what others call ‘informal learning.’ Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning knowledge workers learning continuum Michael Eraut non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Non-formal Learning Characterized 2 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model: More…

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Non-Formal Learning – Evaluation Considerations

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Workers are required to learn new skills, in the context of their functional tasks: they do not necessarily have the time to take formal training courses. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Non-formal learning characterized

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Non-formal Workplace Learning 2

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Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project.

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning Programs – Table of Links

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Using Quantitative Data when Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

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Yet more on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development.

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The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. With informal learning, it is you, the individual, who are in control.