Knowledge Worker Problem-Solving Approach

The E-Learning Curve

Knowledge working is bound within the organizational context: knowledge workers use their skills and experience to innovate solutions to real-world problems Continue Reading → The post Knowledge Worker Problem-Solving Approach appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Organizations: keep an eye on your high speed learners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

To what extent has the organization benefited from this knowledge development? As long as the employee works in the organization, he or she will apply this knowledge. However, it remains personal knowledge but does not become organizational knowledge unless there is a conscious focus on collaborative learning and sharing this knowledge. There is definitely a difference between functions in their focus on innovation.

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About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. This research had the goal to investigate how knowledge related to a shared organising vision (in this case (ICT4D, about ICT for development). Blogging may hence be an important activity for professional development of knowledge workers and can help develop their professional identity.

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. I’m probably not the best judge of whether there’s innovation going on because: People call me when they want to do something innovative. In the world of eLearning, I generally pay attention to other innovators.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! Hook up with fellow innovative thinkers and international visionaries to gain insight into what’s going on, swap opinions, and shape the future of corporate learning. Check out the line-up of catalysts at the Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 site. Dave Gray: Visual Literacy, Learning Innovation.

Employee Empowerment—How It’s Done and Why You Should Care


In a 1999 California Management Review article, Peter Drucker—who is widely regarded as the “father of modern management”—stated that the most important contribution management will need to make in the 21st century will be increasing the productivity of knowledge workers. For that, he argued, organizations must view and treat knowledge workers as “assets” rather than “costs.” To be productive, knowledge workers must be seen and treated as assets rather than costs.

Social Learning in the Workplace 1

The E-Learning Curve

Workplace learning is bound within the organisational context: knowledge workers innovate solutions and social learning is a mechanism to do this. Constructivism E-Learning Knowledge Work Workplace Learning knowledge work Social Constructivism social learning Vygotky workplace learningContinue Reading → The post Social Learning in the Workplace 1 appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Learning Experience, Collaborative Learning… The Learning Technologies Ecosystem explained

Training Orchestra

And yet, innovative learning solutions keep coming up. While the LMS was built around a core idea of delivering e-learning to internal employees, training today must consider a variety of audiences, new training delivery methods, and innovative ways to manage training and provide a cohesive learning experience. Navigating this ecosystem entails a certain knowledge of the market and the need for questions of integration between solutions.

Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy - The Podcast

The Performance Improvement Blog

Today's "knowledge worker" is very different from the industrial worker of the past. In this mind-intensive knowledge economy , we must learn to manage minds to get the smartest, most creative, and most innovative results.” . In this podcast, you will hear all about what you can do to build your organization around today's knowledge workers. .

Social Learning in the Workplace 1

The E-Learning Curve

I believe that workplace learning is intimately bound within the organisational context: knowledge workers innovate solutions to real-world problems. Tags: e-learning knowledge work Social Constructivism social learning Vygotky workplace learning Social Learning in the Workplace 1 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Productivity advice from the sage

Jay Cross

Peter Drucker’s six factors for knowledge worker productivity are core principles for designing learnscapes. Knowledge worker productivity demands that we ask the question: “What is the task?&#. It demands that we impose the responsibility for productivity on the individual knowledge workers themselves. Knowledge workers have to manage themselves.

From Cube Farm to Open Office

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s fascinating to me is that the city is also home to one of the most innovative open office environments. Menlo Innovations , a software development company, has no cubicles and not much use for office furniture systems. The contrast between the office cubicles of Herman Miller and the open office of Menlo Innovations is striking. Knowledge workers can be anywhere and still be able to do most of their tasks.

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How to Scale Your Learning Efforts While Improving the Learner Experience


They need to know how to discover relevant content quickly and this is increasingly vital for today’s knowledge worker. In fact, almost 40% of employees go to Google before asking a co-worker or using their employer’s learning technology.

Learning on the Holodeck

Jay Cross

Many workers’ minds are too calcified to handle the concept of avatars and alternative realities. However, SL can’t shed its DNA, and corporations aren’t going to train workers while the twisted sisters next door solicit customers.


In response to: "Motivation is not what you think" by Jay Cross

ID Reflections

People need free reign in making their work what they want to do; that’s what works with intrinsically motivated workers. In Informal Learning , Jay writes about knowledge workers as: I like to work on things I help create. They are on the constant lookout for knowledge.

VUCA, or how to do business in interesting times


Many knowledge workers now perform their jobs remotely, while governments and individual business organizations look for ways to keep the world going. In general, there is knowledge available and you figure out how to solve the problem.

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.

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.

Learning in the flow of work is the future

CLO Magazine

Consider trailblazing digital innovations such as YouTube,, microlearning, AR, VR, MOOCs of every kind and how they’ve radically altered how people learn. Powerful tools like the internet and smartphones give learners a new-found control over how and when they learn for knowledge, skill building and career development, independent from traditional training. and approach them with an eye toward innovation. with higher-skilled, knowledgeable workers.

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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. And it’s unlikely you’ll be encouraged to spend your workday focusing on forward-looking, innovative projects that will really help you grow. Acquiring new knowledge and skills – e.g. in webinars, online workshops, MOOCs, and through videos and screencasts, etc.

Pearson Partners with mLevel to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education


Our new partnership with mLevel accelerates innovation in the Business curriculum in a number of ways. 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. Recap from: PRWeb’s Press Release. Partnership Integrates Learning Games With Business Course Content to Produce Higher Retention.

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.

6 Essential Steps for a Successful Digital Transformation of Your Corporate Training Programs

EI Design

Astounding almost everyone, the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated quarantine forced knowledge workers around the globe to socially isolate and work from home. Step 6: Invest in Innovative and Immersive Solutions to Design Your Digital Transformation Blueprint. Introduction.

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.

Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

Background: I think most knowledge workers approach work from two perspectives. An ability to innovate in the implementation adds to one's self satisfaction. The second aspect of work also gives rise to innovations and is the seat of collaboration.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.

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5 training articles we’re falling hard for this autumn season


Here are the top five we’re falling hard for: “ Are You Developing Skills That Won’t Be Automated? ” — This Harvard Business Review article written by Stephen Kosslyn, psychologist and CEO of Foundry College explores what learning skills knowledge workers should focus on that cannot be automated by machine learning or robots. You had the summer to relax, catch up on your training industry reading, and hopefully finalize the rest of your 2019 planning. And now, fall is here.

Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Bringing people together face-to-face is a catalyst for innovation, collegiality, and rewarding conversations. Innovative thinking. American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Senior executives spend more. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. One in ten of us admits to daydreaming. Four in ten have fallen asleep.

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

It acknowledges that learning happens with and through other people, as a matter of participating in a community, not just by acquiring knowledge.” Social learning combines social media tools with a shift in the corporate culture, a shift that encourages ongoing knowledge transfer and connects people in ways that make learning a joy.” ” “Social learning is how groups work and share knowledge to become better practitioners.”

Organizational Network Analysis: Impact of Proximity on Collaboration

ID Reflections

While the formal organization facilitates systematic, process driven work, the informal enables innovation, learning, just-in-time information, productivity and quality improvement, improved job satisfaction.

Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

Address the need to share knowledge over distances or the value of timely information to sales tactics, don't focus on the technology. Rename Instead of social media call it "Knowledge Media." Names seem to matter and sometimes Knowledge Media has more traction than social media.

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.

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. Making sure people have a clean and healthy environment in which to work can facilitate them becoming the innovators, problem solvers and high-performing knowledge workers that businesses need.

Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

Deviation was firmly discouraged; innovation was probably a dirty word. Social Media for Knowledge Workers: eLearning Technology (Tony Karrer) 10. Harold Jarche’s posts as always hits the nail on the head and this one is no exception.

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After-Christmas Sale: Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance. This book relates the stories of how more than a dozen firms are using informal learning to: Increase sales by Google-izing product knowledge. Generate fresh ideas and increase innovation.

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. An organization that shares openly –successes and failures, learnings and insights, explicit and tacit knowledge – learns faster, builds an ambient awareness and paves the road for serendipity.

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Enough Tools for Now

Tony Karrer

Still I’ll stick with: The bottom line for the Tilde Effect is that we live in a time of incredible innovation that directly affect the methods we use to work and learn. And the focus of that post is really about general metacognitive tools and methods for knowledge workers. Based on my post yesterday on Missed Opportunities , I received a really interesting email. The basic gist of the email could be summarized as: Don’t we have enough tools for now?