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. But in fact it has been clear for some time that many individuals are already taking responsibility for not only acquiring new knowledge and skills but for a wide range of activities for their continuous learning and professional development.

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. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture.

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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.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

A process to be mandated by management/supervisors/organizations with defined rules. 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. 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.

21st Century Workplace Challenges

ID Reflections

The paragraph below taken from Harold Jarche’s post Success depends on who we work with reminded me of a post I had written some time back, the Molotov cocktail = Weak ties x complicated knowledge. I have quoted some of these related to the topic at hand below: People find it hard to transfer knowledge when they don't know each other well (a weak tie). Weak ties create havoc when people need to transfer tacit knowledge.

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.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

1 “ This encompasses several key aspects of a PLN from my perspective: The real purpose of my PLN is not learning; it’s to improve work and performance. Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices. Combine that with #showyourwork and #workoutloud and a solo practitioner can still have a supporting cast of thousands.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

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." Managers and leaders have to don the hats of coaches and mentors for organizations to become learning organizations that adapt and move with the tide. L&D will transform organizations to become “social” organizations by facilitating PKM and community management.

4 Ways L&D Can Maximize Learning Technology for Hyper-Connected Learners

Instilled

A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. Because of its on-demand consumability, microlearning can elevate productivity and performance—delivering concise, targeted learning content designed to close gaps in skills and knowledge. These are excellent examples of using microlearning to reinforce key behaviors, hone skills, and drive performance in specific, targeted skills.

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

The Big Question this month is Workplace Learning in 10 Years : If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see? What will the mix of Push vs. Pull Learning; Formal vs. Informal supported by the organization? Jay Cross in Ten Years After puts it: In a knowledge society, learning is the work. Who in an organization is responsible for supporting and improving work?

Your First Steps to Adopting ‘Learning in the Flow of Work’

WhatFix

Also, at a time when the average knowledge worker is struggling to set aside time (just five minutes per day) for formal learning, the traditional learning system is quite redundant. . And they start avoiding traditional corporate learning solutions (such as the learning management systems). . Instantly, a Slack chat window opens up where she can discuss with the team’s top performer, while she preps herself.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I tend to work on things that are a bit leading edge like Data Driven performance solutions or eLearning Startups or the next great idea that someone has. Google Buzz , Google Wave and PKM PKM stands for Personal Knowledge Management, which is a definite passion of mine (see Work Literacy and Social Media for Knowledge Workers ). Do you remember when you couldn’t do video because the network didn’t support it?

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. The best organic growth strategies can falter if the people are not in place within the company to execute them, so getting people into the organization and performing productively is essential.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Strategies for learning and performance support: a summary - Onlignment , September 6, 2010 To wrap up this series of posts on strategies for learning and performance support, here’s a summary of the characteristics of each. and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration.

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Machine-age managers complained when employees had downtime because they were in training. Similarly, if you take the plunge investing in performance infrastructure now, you may see equivalent solutions later on for a fraction of the price. Why is this a management responsibility? We’re a Knowledge Business,” say an increasing number of CEOs. People are our most important asset,” say managers. Knowledge is power. The Information Era has arrived.

Ten years on

Clive on Learning

Boot camps raise many interesting questions about the efficiency/effectiveness/ethics of knowledge cramming, which I have yet to get my head round. As someone who has benefited greatly from, and hugely enjoyed, my experiences over the past couple of years in receiving tennis coaching, I'd have to say I'm a supporter. There's been a greater recognition of the fact that knowledge workers don't actually need to know everything, they just need to know someone (or some thing) that does.

43 Great eLearning Posts and 5 Hot Topics Including Google Buzz and iPad

eLearning Learning Posts

To add to the changing learning landscape, technology has helped support and develop online learning environments in ways that were not possible in the past. E-Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs - The E-Learning Curve , February 18, 2010 Formally-structured approaches to learning are best deployed to novices in the relevant discipline or skill area. Best of eLearning Learning. February 14, 2010 to February 28, 2010.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Community members should be able to perform one or more of the five roles described in the table that follows. Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010 Very few of us would argue with the proposition that a lot of organisational learning and development activity is sub-optimal to the extent that it provides little value to participants and their organisations. How do you get them to share their knowledge?

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. Old-style training enraged many managers because it was separate from work. It needn’t be this way, particularly since knowledge work and learning are nearly indistinguishable. Industrial age workers created value in factories. Knowledge workers create value in workscapes. In most cases, the knowledge work pays the freight; the informal learning comes along for the ride.

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