Personal Knowledge Management Online Workshop

Jane Hart

Online Workshop runs 23 April – 4 May 2012. Hosted by Jane Hart and facilitated by Harold Jarche at the Social Learning Centre. This online workshop on adapting to the networked world of work includes tools, tips and techniques from two facilitators who have been connecting, communicating and collaborating online for over fifteen years.…. Social learning

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. Personal knowledge management is, above all else, personal.

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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. How well are you exploiting social media tools and networks for your own professional development?

7 Innovative Thinkers Who Will Up Your Knowledge Management Game

Inkling

From strategizing employee development to integrating new knowledge management tech to fostering a supportive company culture, keeping up with the latest thought leaders on so many topics is no easy feat. The wealth of experts on Twitter makes the social media platform a valuable place to grow your network and discover new perspectives. (In Follow these people to expand your mind and, hopefully, inspire a fresh take on workplace knowledge.

PKM and Online Communities Workshops

Jane Hart

Here are the details of two upcoming workshops and one free webinar at the Social Learning Centre. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Workshop. If you are a knowledge worker then this workshop can give you a head start in better managing what you know and where to find it so you can get things done. Find out more about this workshop and how to sign up HERE. Online Communities Workshop. PKM Social learning Webinar workshops

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Seek-Sense-Share Mini Online Workshop

Jane Hart

The first mini online workshop at the Connected Knowledge Lab takes place from 8-19 July and is led by Harold Jarche. This mini online workshop will help you understand the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) framework as a model for taking control of your professional development. Although we refer to these events as “workshops” they are [.]. Social learning

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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.

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Online Workshops in May and June at the Social Learning Centre

Jane Hart

In May and June, Harold Jarche and I will be running another series of our popular public online workshops at the Social Learning Centre. To find out more about each workshop and how to sign up, click through the relevant link. Personal Knowledge Management. Using social media in formal learning. Ideas how to use social media in a formal training programme - classroom, workshop and/or online. We now have over 1100 members, workshops

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. Nor can one be sent off to attend a class on social learning.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. Standardization, efficiency, processes, supervisory management, planning, etc.,

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. THE QUOTE.

Introduction to PKM Workshop & FREE Webinar

Jane Hart

Supporting self-managed learners with their Personal Knowledge Management is going to be a key new skill for workplace learning professionals in a social business. Harold Jarche is facilitating the next version of his very popular and successful online, social workshop throughout September, you can find out more about it and how to sign up here. Social learning

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Org Development and Social Media

Clark Quinn

With my ITA colleagues, I’ve been looking at how to help organizations broaden the scope of the learning function to include informal and social learning, and leverage them to make organizations more successful. And, given that it’s not about the technology, it ends up being a lot about how to create environments where social media can be used effectively. Workshops, facilitations, the interventions used resonate very comfortably with what I’ve used and seen work.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Social connectedness is essentially a measure of how people interact and to what end. Most employees have far stronger connections through the organization’s hierarchy consisting of layers of manager/direct report relationships. While strong, hierarchical connections also vary greatly across the organization depending on the nature of the work and individual management styles. Today, social media connect people around the world.

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

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.

PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

Whereas most people are concerning themselves with the new social and collaboration technologies, or how to get people to collaborate, for me the key to successful social learning is how the individual engages in his/her networks and contributes what s/he has learned or is learning along the way. PKM is therefore the key to successful social learning. The next public workshop will run 11-22 June 2012, but we also offer private workshops for organizational teams on request.

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HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today? How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. What is often happening are piecemeal and fragmented approach at attempts to use Big Data or Social Media or the affordances of the Cloud. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

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.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

No longer is knowledge and information tied to workplace hierarchy. In an insightful article from HBR called From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy , there is this telling para that reflects the organizations and workers of the future: “ In the human economy, the most valuable workers will be hired hearts. The know-how and analytic skills that made them indispensable in the knowledge economy no longer give them an advantage over increasingly intelligent machines.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

The emergent nature of MOOCs can have interesting outcomes: They can enable the formation of Communities of Interests (CoIs), which can evolve into Communities of Practices (CoPs) if participants are keen on building the domain knowledge and practices. Because of its blended nature – formal course content with informal and social learning woven around it – MOOCs cannot be a top down endeavour.

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.

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L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about the shifts required by L&D to meet the connected and collaborative knowledge economy for some time now. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. So far, the role of L&D has been to define programs and training based on past data – identified skills gaps, best practices and established processes, explicit knowledge residing in experts or documented processes. They do not need stringent monitoring and managing.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. Organizations are beginning to realize this and are seeking to shift their learning strategy to more fluid and dynamic methodologies like MOOCs, social and informal learning. MOOCs can enable learners to learn whenever there is a need by facilitating seamless switching between formal and informal modes, and social or individual learning.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

A community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes. Explicit and tacit knowledge gets shared. This is where a community manager can be indispensable. If these happen to be from the senior management, so much the better. When these individuals leave their organizations, they walk away with their tacit knowledge. Some help from a community manager in the case of an enterprise community is helpful.

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.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

Increasingly the human workforce will have to take on the unstructured work that requires skills like judgement, decision making, pattern sensing, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and more. The table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one’s PLN and PKM for some time now.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

Here are a couple of things that MOOCs are NOT : A MOOC is NOT an on-line course with a discussion forum and a couple of other “social features” tagged on to it. MOOCs are well-suited for open-ended topics that generate discussions and debates, have new knowledge and research growing around it, and are of interest to a wide audience. A level of comfort with social tools and norms (discussion forums, blogging, micro-bloggging).

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” So, for instance the first paragraph would now read: “Social Learning ” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture&#. We ban access to social media resources – just to make sure.

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. and Workplace Communities: Embedding social media within WBT courses reintroduces these social exchanges without sacrificing the cost savings or WBT's time-of-need "replay capability."

Content Curation & Dissemination for Learning

Learning Cafe

Manage the information and cognitive overload at the organisational and personal level for. “Content Curation & Dissemination for Learning” is an experiential workshop which is aimed at building Content Curation and Dissemination knowledge and skills in Learning professionals working in organisations. Participants will be guided to use selected web-based applications to search, filter, evaluate and synthesize and manage information.

Getting Started With Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

I happened to mention “ working out loud ” as a practice that is fundamental to social and collaborative learning, and drew a completely blank stare. While “social learning” as a phrase, concept and strategy is fairly well-known by now, the concept of “working out loud” hasn’t yet garnered that level of popularity. My posts are usually pretty detailed, researched, and long.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Here are a couple of things that MOOCs are NOT : A MOOC is NOT an on-line course with a discussion forum and a couple of other “social features” tagged on to it. MOOCs are well-suited for open-ended topics that generate discussions and debates, have new knowledge and research growing around it, and are of interest to a wide audience. To make MOOCs successful, it is important for orgs to have: Community managers and facilitators — I have written about this later in the post.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. Organizations are beginning to realize this and are seeking to shift their learning strategy to more fluid and dynamic methodologies like MOOCs, social and informal learning. MOOCs can enable learners to learn whenever there is a need by facilitating seamless switching between formal and informal modes, and social or individual learning.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

The emergent nature of MOOCs can have interesting outcomes: They can enable the formation of Communities of Interests (CoIs), which can evolve into Communities of Practices (CoPs) if participants are keen on building the domain knowledge and practices. Because of its blended nature – formal course content with informal and social learning woven around it – MOOCs cannot be a top down endeavour. This requires online community management skills on the part of the MOOC facilitator.