Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


Everyone having access to their department wiki will have the information upon searching for their department specific terminologies. The post Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool appeared first on TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS. What makes knowledge so hard to capture? Why, despite all efforts to capture the right content for a seemingly “performance-based” training, you are unable to get satisfying reviews on your eLearning content.

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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


Everyone having access to their department wiki will have the information upon searching for their department specific terminologies. The post Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool appeared first on TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS. What makes knowledge so hard to capture? Why, despite all efforts to capture the right content for a seemingly “performance-based” training, you are unable to get satisfying reviews on your eLearning content.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

T wo years ago, DevLearn and KM World took place simultaneously in downtown San Jose. KM World 2009 is next week. I’ll be in Hope, Arkansas; Washington, DC; and Barcelona during KM World this year, so I’ll miss the show. Corporate learning and KM are both about getting the job done. How different are these KM World talks from the topics we covered at DevLearn ? Search is certainly being affected by the increasingly social nature of online activities.

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Learning, KM vs. SM, Information, Web 2.0, and Second Life

Big Dog, Little Dog

KM will quietly die, and SM will win the soul of Enterprise 2.0, with the Gen X leadership quietly slipping the best of the KM ideas into SM as they guide the bottom-up revolution." See, KM vs. Social Media: Beware the Warmongers. Search is the dominant navigation paradigm. Korean Soon Du Bu. Acquistion vs learning - Doing Something Different.

Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

lurking KM sharing communities of practice CollaborationLurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. It has received a lot of attention in the past from the thought leaders in the realm of learning and the role of communities in personal as well as organizational learning. I have recently taken on enterprise community facilitation and was curious to see how people are interacting on our enterprise collaboration platform.

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Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

They may need to load, tag, and search on resources. In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going. As many have noted, it’s about moving from a notion of being a builder, handcrafting (or mass-producing) solutions, to being a facilitator, nurturing the community to develop it’s own capabilities. Jay Cross talks about the learnscape , while I term it the performance ecosystem.

Knowledge and Data – The brains of a business!


Storing, searching, accessing and using this knowledge in the right way is together known as Knowledge Management (KM). At its core, KM has important implications on decision making in an organization.

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What does Google Trends tell us?

Tony Karrer

Google Trends is quite interesting to play around with to see how different search terms have been used within Google. You can see that eLearning and Knowledge Management have both been trending downward in searches. Does that imply something as is suggested in: Organic KM: KM Is Losing Steam - Evidence From "The Database Of Intentions" ? For example, I looked at eLearning as compared with Knowledge Management.

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Must-Know Tips for Job Hunters

TechSmith Camtasia

KM : It’s important that applicants can convey what they mean to say in an efficient way. KM : I look at cover letters closely. KM : I manage our Social Media and Evangelism teams, so I’m very interested in applicants’ online personas. KM : Most of the applications I have received have been fairly traditional. Try the following: Shining Above the Rest: How to Stand Out When Searching for a Job. Amy Somerville. TechSmith hiring managers see a lot of resumes.

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Emergent Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

As I read through these, I began to wonder what happened to the idea that KM was going to move along the lines of what Andrew McAfee talks about around Enterprise 2.0. Structure would come from a layer on top such as social bookmarking and digg, and, of course, from search across unstructured content. KM would become more of an issue of how you provide structure and get leverage on these free-form tools.

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

No silver bullet in KM by Nick Milton 13. This post should have made its appearance a few days back—at least a day back—but procrastination sometimes overtakes me. This time, it was compounded by the lure of spending more time with my daughter (since I am in Mumbai after quite a few months) and the writing of the post just never got done. But I have promised myself that this year I will turn more ideas into actions and will not let procrastination rule.

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

People instinctively reach for their personal smart phones and start searching for key information the team needs to move forward. Today, joining a business meeting from the beach, major expressway, or even an airplane at 12 km altitude doesn’t raise an eyebrow. Every fifteen to twenty years, a new generation enters the workplace.

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Paramedic Electric Bikes: The New Way of Saving Lives


They can travel approximately 25 to 45 km/hr, once fully charged. You can search for such services online. Bicycles or bikes have been the most efficient modes of transportation since its discovery.

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The 100 Best Trivia Questions with Answers


Which Internet browser includes “Search Engine Manager”? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are located approximately 50 km south of which Arab Capital? Which Spanish Explorer searched (in vain) for the seven cities of Cibola? Table of Contents. Introduction.

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Valuable Content - Views and Social Signals

Tony Karrer

Bill Ives - Your Favorite Portals and KM Posts for Last Quarter and Last Year Both posts look at page views of posts and use that as a proxy for what is good / interesting / valuable. for an Enterprise of One – Part Two - Content Monitoring - Portals and KM , March 10, 2009 McKinsey on Making Enterprise 2.0 Work is Reminder of Process Centric KM in Early 90s. Portals and KM , March 18, 2009 Enterprise 2.0

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2007 Traffic Stats - Hopefully a Meme

Tony Karrer

You can see that Search Engines generate more than half the traffic. I'm especially curious about folks in the worlds of learning / eLearning and KM.and maybe the related world of KM. I've seen a couple of posts ( Matt Cutts , Dave Taylor ) talking about their relative web statistics for 2007. While my stats are very low in comparison to theirs, I was hoping that I could entice fellow bloggers to post some stats about their traffic in 2007.

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Hacking Siri for Learning

Upside Learning - Mobile

Couple of ideas pop into my mind right away about how technology like Siri could help learning – first, to function as an effective search agent within corporate CMS and KM solutions. When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri.

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Big Cat Trail--Ranthambore Rocks!

ID Reflections

From the station, it was an odd 180 km drive to Ranthambore. It is home to a host of birds who clustered around the edges of the lake in search of food, shade or just to slake their thirst. Our next destination was Ranthambore. Just the thought of visiting any forest is enough to add bliss to my existence. But Ranthambore is extra-special. It is home to the legendary tigress, Machhli. This is the forest that Valmik Thapar and Fateh Singh Rathore wrote about exhaustively.

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The Formal/Informal Continuum

Clark Quinn

There was a separate instance where the KM group was developing a wiki for similar needs, e.g. the growing body of knowledge. For one, they’re focusing on developing rich semantic underpinnings that will facilitate smart search and rule-driven complex behaviors (read: opportunistic and customized information). In some client work I’m doing, I’m helping out an effort to establish a Web 2.0, social, informal, [enter your own bizbuzz phrase here] strategy.

Conversation on Conversations

Tony Karrer

It somewhat started with my post Reduce Searching Start Talking where I suggest that there are points in our concept work where we need to be ready to move from search to conversation. Dave basically went through a transition from looking at KM as big central codified knowledge bases to going out to individuals and work teams in the organization to figure out how they could be helped on a tactical level.

How to speed up Knowledge Transfer  

Learning Wire

Due to the current pace of change, Knowledge Management (KM) and Knowledge Transfer (KT) have become essential for business organizations (Tyler et al 2007). – Lack of time to search, store, share. Is the pace of business really speeding up? The shareholders’ reports of companies in the S&P 500, FTSE 100 and DAX indexes illustrate the increasing pace of business by labels like “speed”, “fast”, “agile” and “disruption.

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An Occidental and the Orientals – When an Irishwoman Travels to Nepal


To reach it, I had to get out of Kathmandu and go to Pokhara, which was 150 km away. I had heard about same day loans from my friend, and I thought of searching for one online. Travelling has always been a passion of mine. I was born to do it.

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Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. Sure we have improved search engines, more stuff on the web and many ways to make connections, but the difficulty is making sense and finding people really 'in-the-know'.

Images, Crowds, Cognitive Bias, eLearning 2.0, & Networks

Big Dog, Little Dog

Smart image and video search - KM World. Although the brain isn't fast in comparison to computer hardware systems we have today, it has several key abilities that computers don't currently have. The brain supports heavy parallel processing capabilities, which means we (unlike current computer systems) can, in mere seconds, recognize complex patterns within images.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Clearly, you are going to go around the organization to various business owners, partners such as IT, KM, Corporate Library, etc., It will also contain a list of major technology or related initiatives along a timeline: I did a bit of searching looking for examples of corporate/workplace eLearning Strategy presentation decks.

How Avaya Built Its Own Version of Khan Academy

TechSmith Camtasia

By doing so, search engines like Google would be aware of this content, making it much easier for an engineer to find the answer to an Avaya-related question. After six more months, Bhavya transitioned this role to the company’s formal knowledge management team where it could be better integrated into the other KM processes. This helped us ensure that our users could trust that a search of [link] would return everything.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 5/23/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

How video games help us learn: Searching for the mechanism. Once and future KM. E-learning becomes a workforce stimulant. Most learning management systems are purchased for specific business projects, but it isn't long before they start catering for employee interests, too - such as superannuation or share-option plans. In fact, organisations typically go through at least five phases until they reach full utilisation of these systems.

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. at Booz Allen: The Series - Portals and KM , January 20, 2010 More Resources on Discussion Forums, Communities: Forums vs. Social Networks?

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Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

In fact, much of what Dave talks about is his transition for KM as centralized solutions, to going out to help support and coach. When I look at my own behavior, I take any new learning need and consider whether it's something I can likely just find through search, or if it's more complex, then I quickly move for learning need to the key question: Who do I know who can help me figure out how to learn about this? Teach people how to do research, not just search.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Thursday, September 10, 2009 eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology A reader sent a note asking my opinion on the vendor pricing in The Great eTrain Robbery?

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So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

KM Tweeters! Twitter Search in Plain English , June 17, 2009. 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. 50 Essential Strategies For Creating A Successful Web 2.0 Product - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Blog , January 26, 2009. How to Revise an Email So That People Will Read It - , April 14, 2009.

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