Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. As I see colleagues and friends and peers still struggling to comprehend how to use social media for “learning” and often expressing skepticism, I thought I’d share my journey in brief. This is also a journey back in time for me to trace my own learning pathway through the maze called social media. PLN social media Twitter

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

The answer lies across several domains of a knowledge worker’s practice. These are good practices that help us grow our knowledge, but what we really need are mindful, disciplined processes for managing it on a daily basis. What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. PKM is distinct from organizational knowledge management, which is widely used today. Three Key Components of PKM. Sharing Knowledge.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

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. Acquiring new knowledge and skills – e.g. in webinars, online workshops, MOOCs, and through videos and screencasts, etc. Here’s a short presentation by Harold Jarche that explains PKM and his Seek-Sense-Share PKM framework.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. Personal in Personal Knowledge Management - eLearning Technology , July 22, 2009. Is Social Learning a fad?

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. Sahana: A community manager’s task is varied.

Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

But let’s be clear, even when newer social and informal approaches are added to this old model that let you learn things a little differently, if your learning experience has in any way been organized (and/or managed) by someone else , this is still “old fashioned” learning. It is a very useful approach for getting you up to scratch quickly on a topic with an existing body of knowledge or wisdom. All this is collectively referred to as personal knowledge management (or PKM).

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. A piecemeal approach to social learning will only serve to confound us further.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business. So it is not just about adding new social approaches or social media into the training “blend”, s upporting social collaboration is underpinned not only by new technologies but by a new mindset. Social learning

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

An increasing number of the workforce – smart, social, autonomous workers – are already doing their own thing and solving their own learning and performance problems much more quickly and more easily by using their own tools and devices. (In It will not be about designing personalised training nor managing people’s learning for them , but rather supporting their own personal learning strategies. The PKM framework is based on eight years of practical research and use.

L&D needs New Skills

ID Reflections

While we would love to think that employees will--seeing the looming complexities and unpredictability of work today--become self-driven, autonomous learners keen to acquire all the skills and knowledge required, this is not what usually happens. And this is for multiple reasons—the most important being fear of failure and making mistakes closely followed by that dreaded encounter with their managers.

Skills 121

Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

The month started with a survey, reported in Social Business News, that showed that Professionals spend 40% of their time in online peer communities. “The study surveyed 300 professionals and found that by far the most frequent use of social media amongst professionals was interacting with their peers in professional communities . Imagine an interview beginning with, “Good day, Mister Jones, please sit down and tell us about your PKM.”

PKM 152

The best elearning reads of 2013

eFront

It’s the end of an era – enter the knowledgeable networker , John Kotter, Forbes. Ensuring knowledge flow through narration , Harold Jarche. Cognitive Dissonance and the Denial of Social/Informal Learning , Mike Britz. Social media at work. Social First! Good, bad and ugly: 7 critics of social media , Donald Clark. The age of social products , HBR. L&D: Get into the Enterprise Social Conversation , the work social.

L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

An increasingly global and uber connected workforce, globally distributed organizations, dispersed expertise, ubiquitous connectivity powered by the affordances of social, local and mobile (SoLoMo) and the economy of individuals are giving rise to completely different working and learning behaviors. Today’s users with their mobile devices, anytime anywhere access to the internet, and connected to their networks via social platforms operate under completely different paradigms.

PKM 109

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

These are topics that are coming up in the participating blogs more during this time than they have in the past and that have good social signals. 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 ). I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010.

Ten People Every Learning Pro Should Know

Mike Taylor

I wanted to answer but I quickly realized that I would need more space than a social media reply would allow. Social Media. Fortunately, social media provides us with a great opportunity to connect and learn along with a huge number of leaders in our field and others. One good way to manage Twitter and avoid being overwhelmed by it all is to use lists. You´ve just plugged into an Instant workplace learning fountain of knowledge.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

ID Reflections

Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities While an organization can facilitate these, the onus lies with the users/learners. It leverages the powers of networks and social platforms, and the affordances of mobile and cloud to build an interconnected and continuously learning organization.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. What will emerge is a network of diverse and connected workers skilled at PKM learning together to develop skills they can apply to their work. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. It will be a participative ecosystem with knowledge and skills being freely shared. Again, I go back to the notion of L&D becoming community managers.

Change 184

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Although a “social business” is powered by new social technologies, it is not the technology itself that makes the difference, it’s not about layering social approaches on the old industrial age thinking, but a fresh, new mindset and approach to working and learning. So whilst e-business is about automation, social business is about innovation. Now, let’s be clear about what a social business is. LEARNING IN A SOCIAL BUSINESS.

Social 165

2018 Top 10 Learning Tools

Mike Taylor

Feedly is the hub for my personal knowledge management system (PKM). Organize everything into folders, flag items to read later, tag them for easy retrieval and share the best on social media or use them for whatever you’re working on. I’ve even setup a WordPress site to run an online social learning course, Learn Camp , which has attracted participants from around the world. My 2018 Top 10 Learning Tools. The sign’s of fall are beginning to appear.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. What will emerge is a network of diverse and connected workers skilled at PKM learning together to develop skills they can apply to their work. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. It will be a participative ecosystem with knowledge and skills being freely shared. Again, I go back to the notion of L&D becoming community managers.

Learning Resolutions: Promises Can't Take a Punch

OpenSesame

They can come from traffic jams, they can come from unresponsive software, but ultimately I think we invite them through our poor decisions in communication, time management, and task management to name a few. Trust the Plan: My plan is “Social First.”

PKM 52

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Many organizations are also beginning to believe this and are investing in Enterprise Social Network (ESN) platforms.

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Social networking in online education: It is time to revisit the pedagogy - Sachin Dua, 25 April – the quote in bold for me says it all! If the diversity is valued, then the pedagogy must do away from its ‘one size fits all’ approach, and accept that the twenty first century of globalisation demands a different understanding of knowledge use and that this has implications for the use of technology. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) skills.

PKM 163

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Many organizations are also beginning to believe this and are investing in Enterprise Social Network (ESN) platforms.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. What will emerge is a network of diverse and connected workers skilled at PKM learning together to develop skills they can apply to their work. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. It will be a participative ecosystem with knowledge and skills being freely shared. Again, I go back to the notion of L&D becoming community managers.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer. Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. The mid-1990s saw a knowledge-sharing culture at E&Y that guided behaviors, activities, and goals and was viewed as a competitive advantage.

KM 37

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

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. If there was a perfect assessment system, someone could just prove what they know, regardless of how they gained the knowledge. What is social presence? How valuable is their knowledge to the rest of the organization?

Learning Resolutions: Promises Can't Take a Punch

OpenSesame

They can come from traffic jams, they can come from unresponsive software, but ultimately I think we invite them through our poor decisions in communication, time management, and task management to name a few. I''ve enlisted the Sunrise calendar app with its integration with other tools such as other calendars, social media, and Evernote, I can be more aware and make balanced decisions regarding my time and energy. Trust the Plan: My plan is "Social First."

PKM 40

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

PKM in a nutshell - Learning and Working on the Web , March 22, 2010 Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. Social Media for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , March 30, 2010 Lot s of information on different social media tools that knowledge workers should know about. It is imperative that an assessment item actually measure knowledge and potential performance. PKM (10).

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Hot Topic #2 - Social Media , Social Networks , Social Learning , and Informal Learning. Social media, social networks, communities for learning both formal and informal is bigger than I think we can even imagine at this point. 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team , October 22, 2009. You can lead them to social media, but can you make them drink? Sense-making with PKM , March 12, 2009.

Top 25 Posts and 4 Hot Topics in January - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Here’s how I’m approaching Personal Knowledge Management - Free as in Freedom , January 25, 2010 A few months back, Harold Jarche wrote a very interesting article about sense making with Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Harold suggested a model that he uses to manage his personal knowledge and stay on top of his social media intake. 10 Findings from a New Youth Media Study , January 20, 2010.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning. Working out loud ranges from specific, objective-driven collaboration (as in the case within project teams) to just sharing of thoughts and ideas with the wider social networks.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Old Growth Media And The Future Of News - stevenberlinjohnson.com , March 14, 2009. Blog – How to Save Media - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , May 3, 2009. Debunking Social Media Myths - HarvardBusiness.org , June 29, 2009. aka, No, Kevin, this is not “socialism&# ) - Lessig Blog , May 28, 2009. How to: Build a Social Media Cheat Sheet for Any Topic - ReadWriteWeb , January 9, 2009.

Oasis 40

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.