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


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.

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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 unbearable lightness of knowledge working

The E-Learning Curve

Here’s an interesting article that’s been rattling around the web for a while now, but worth revisiting: according to Jared Sandberg at the WSJ – In the Information Age, so much is worked on in a day at the office… Continue Reading → The post The unbearable lightness of knowledge working appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning knowledge worker motivation organizational development

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.

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


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. 1-30 September : Personal Knowledge Management led by Harold Jarche.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with 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.

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.

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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

Can Knowledge Sharing Transform Learning?

CLO Magazine

The world of knowledge sharing and user-authored content is not something to fear. As the corporate learning industry has evolved in the past few years, we now spend a lot of time talking about Gen X and millennials’ learning styles, user-authored content sharing, expertise directories and knowledge sharing. Taxonomy: The second big thing we have to worry about as we free up all of our employees to share information is how we categorize and find it.

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.

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. Community I Believe Informal Learning Social Learning

Demystifying Working Out Loud


The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers. The baby boomers are retiring taking their tacit knowledge and experience with them. I deal with sensitive information and data.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency. I deal with sensitive information and data. Working out loud does not imply exposing sensitive information.

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Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Too Much Information or a Skills Gap - eLearning Technology , July 9, 2009. E-Learning Authoring Tools Guide 2009 Released: Some Meditations on the Nature of Information - The E-Learning Curve , July 1, 2009. Knowledge (45). LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , July 6, 2009.

Real Learning explained

Jay Cross

Millions of knowledge workers and their managers have been told they are responsible for their own learning but have no more idea what to do than the dog who got on the bus (Now WTF do I do?). Real Learning helps workers build a sound learning process.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. Jay is the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , Working Smarter Fieldbook , Implementing eLearning , and Real Learning. Most learning about how to do a job is informal.

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning


We are in agreement with Sugata Mitra about not just allowing access to information (via the Internet) during examinations, but also to base the testing process around this principle. “ Generally in life, knowledge is acquired to be used. QUOTE. “

Empires of the mind

Learning with e's

Schools, colleges and universities simply cannot and will not survive by peddling old ways of teaching in a world where knowledge goes quickly out of date and where new technologies are changing the nature of learning.

Knowledge Management Contexts: Peter Drucker

The E-Learning Curve

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 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


High value knowledge work requires different capabilities and different mindsets to transactional work, and networked organisations have different needs compared to highly structured organisations. Charles: We now know that people learn more about their work informally than they do formally. So we are seeing increasing interest in social and informal learning. However, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

After all, knowledge is one of the only renewable resources we have, and knowledge workers need to constantly replenish their supply of it. They are the Encyclopedia Britannica, the keeper of knowledge. Cement the knowledge and make sure they know it for the long haul.

20 Awesome Quotes From Jay Cross


I am giving below 20 awesome quotes from Jay’s interview : “ It’s not so much that the future is informal learning. If an organization is not addressing informal learning, it’s leaving a tremendous amount of learning to chance. This is a knowledge economy. ”. “

Using the Information Session Approach in an E-Learning Initiative

The E-Learning Curve

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

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

1 Its purpose is ultimately to help produce viable products, whether they’re tangible or knowledge-based (such as in a consultancy). These workers share organizational accountabilities and should be incentivized to cooperatively solve their most important problems.

Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

To be connected to colleagues and co-workers, be in office as much as possible. Technology —is great for exchange of information, updates and other transactional stuff. Work —complex knowledge work requires solitude as well as collaboration. Working from home offers me plenty of solitude but not the intellectual stimulation and those over-the-shoulder conversations so crucial to serendipity, ambient awareness, and informal learning. Knowledge Management Reflection

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Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

Background: I think most knowledge workers approach work from two perspectives. Knowledge of each other’s work, communication and learning styles. Most managers and management make the mistake of conflating information with involvement.

PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

I mentioned quite a while ago (in Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments ) that: Knowledge work is not separate from learning. Yes, there are times that Knowledge Workers will step away from day-to-day activities to go do developmental learning activities that may not be directly related to their day-to-day knowledge work.

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. In fact, often the information does really exist. So, that kind of information makes for Fast but Larger audiences.

The Knowledge Crisis: the signs are all around us


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.

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.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. In a knowledge economy, the individual is the knowledge creator, and relationships are the currency. They’re going to become irrelevant because people are going to be able to post and share knowledge with one another without the learning function. Knowledge Delivered in Any Other Form Is.

Using Non-formal Learning in your Organization

The E-Learning Curve

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.

Capturing non-formal learning-related data

The E-Learning Curve

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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