Facilitating Knowledge Work #wolweek

Clark Quinn

In the course of some work with a social business agency, was wondering how to represent the notion of facilitating continual innovation. This representation emerged from my cogitations, and while it’s not quite right, I thought I’d share it as part of Work Out Loud week.

Knowledge Work Types

Tony Karrer

Several people have asked for some clarification on my definition of Concept Work and Concept Workers. To help clarify this and to begin thinking through implications for Work Literacy Skills , I went back through a couple of different sources. Thomas Davenport classifies Knowledge Work Types in Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers using a variety of classifications. One was based on the complexity of the work.

Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment

Tony Karrer

world that included a post by Bill Ives - Managing Personal Knowledge: Setting a Foundation for Transformation? adoption is getting folks to manage their personal knowledge and adopt practices like blogging for personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal learning. Learning-Knowledge-Work - they really are the same and I need to do them all at once. If you make these independent and distinct, it will be really annoying for us knowledge workers.

The unbearable lightness of knowledge working

The E-Learning Curve

Here’s an interesting article that’s been rattling around the web for a while now, but worth revisiting: according to Jared Sandberg at the WSJ – In the Information Age, so much is worked on in a day at the office… Continue Reading → The post The unbearable lightness of knowledge working appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning knowledge worker motivation organizational development

Changes in Knowledge Work and Implications for Workplace Learning – The Keynote That Wasn't

Tony Karrer

The conference has a diverse attendee list and I was very much looking forward to my keynote presentation: Changes in Knowledge Work and Implications for Workplace Learning. I was supposed to be in Vancouver right now for the eLearn Conference. Unfortunately, some very sad news in my family as my wife's father, a man beloved by everyone who met him, passed away on Thursday. So, I won't be able to go and make my keynote presentation.

The reality of knowledge work

The Learning Circuits

So I spent an hour doing knowledge work. I installed a wireless home network this weekend, and it was a lot harder than I thought it should have been (three XP computers and a TiVo with new Linksys wireless stuff). I spent over an hour going online, Googling user groups, until I got what I needed to configure everything.

The Half-Life of Knowledge Workers

The E-Learning Curve

I'm discussing the current role of knowledge workers, how it's changing, and will propose a definition for a new type of digital worker that's emerging Continue Reading → The post The Half-Life of Knowledge Workers appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. Knowledge Work Learning Environment Organizational Learning Workplace Learning congnitive enterprise definition of knowledge work economic downturn Knowledge Economy knowledge ecosystem knowledge worker New Asian Tigers

Is informal learning this year’s L&D Fortnight?

The E-Learning Curve

Formal Learning Informal Learning Knowledge Work bersin and associates best practise Corporate social network corprate development definition of learning e-learning e-learning industry e-learning strategy informal learning non-formal learning nonformal learningTo bring learning opportunities to your workforce you’re going to have to look beyond the confines of the conference room for informal learning.

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.

Is informal learning this year’s L&D Fortnite?

The E-Learning Curve

Formal Learning Informal Learning Knowledge Work bersin and associates best practise Corporate social network corprate development definition of learning e-learning e-learning industry e-learning strategy informal learning non-formal learning nonformal learningTo bring learning opportunities to your workforce you’re going to have to look beyond the confines of the conference room for informal learning.

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.

Workplace Elearning: Mindtools 1

The E-Learning Curve

It may be cheaper to ‘deliver’ knowledge on the Internet, but not more effective. Knowledge Work Workplace Learning Constructivism e-learning Jonassen mindtools workplace learningMost e-learning replicates the worst features of face-to-face instruction. Continue Reading → The post Workplace Elearning: Mindtools 1 appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Thinking like a Knowledge Worker

The E-Learning Curve

Returning again to a topic I looked at recently, here's some insights to thinking like a knowledge worker Continue Reading → The post Thinking like a Knowledge Worker appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. Knowledge Work Organizational Learning Workplace Learning approaches to learning constructivist learning e-learning knowledge worker mindmap performance enhancement

Constructivism in Workplace Learning and Development

The E-Learning Curve

Knowledge Work Learning Environment Workplace Learning Constructivism corporate learning environment holistic learning knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning workplace learningConstructivist-based workplace learning and development addresses the demands of the real world. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism in Workplace Learning and Development appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams

The E-Learning Curve

Knowledge Work Workplace Learning corporate learning environment holistic learning knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning team development workplace learningOne of the key functions of the corporate learning environment must be to support the development of individual expertise to create effective team performance.

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Knowledge Workers and the Corporate Learning Environment

The E-Learning Curve

The 21st century corporate learning environment is an ecosystem of services, tools, technologies, and processes that support knowledge workers. Continue Reading → The post Knowledge Workers and the Corporate Learning Environment appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. Knowledge Work Workplace Learning constructivist learning environment corporate learning environment knowledge worker learning curve organizational development organizational learning scaffolded learning

Workplace Learning: Mental Maps – Theory in Practice

The E-Learning Curve

Much of the real-world job of the knowledge worker is more concerned with problem setting then problem solving. Constructivism Experiential Learning Knowledge Work Workplace Learning Argyris constructivism. schemata corporate learning environment double-loop learning knowledge worker organizational learning reflection on action reflection-in-action Schon single-loop learning workplace learning

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.

Instructional Design 101: Six Rules for Writing

The E-Learning Curve

Following a series of posts on Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers, I'm about to embark on a major series of articles on the topic of Instructional Design.

Constructivism 6: Social Learning

The E-Learning Curve

One of the primary conditions of knowledge working is the social learning aspect.

8 Exciting Features of an LMS to Provide Learners a Collaborative Experience [Infographic]

CommLab India

In collaborative learning, people gain knowledge working in groups. Several research studies have proven collaborative learning to be very effective as it improves thinking skills and enhances leadership capabilities.

Dilbert Warns Me About Work Literacy

Tony Karrer

Should the following Dilbert worry me about Work Literacy? Much of the idea of Work Literacy is to help people who need to keep up with how technology impacts knowledge work.

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Workshop Exercise Design - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I've just posted Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise which describes a workshop exercise that I'm considering using in several different workshops. Please help: Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop ExerciseI feel like it makes a lot of the discussion more concrete. I'm really hoping that folks will help me out by: a. telling me what they would say if they were in the workshop and b. giving me thoughts on the exercise itself.

ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

Session Hopping a Practical Guide General Session - New Work Literacies and E-Learning 2.0 These changes are continuously transforming the landscape for knowledge work. The results are in, and most knowledge workers are struggling to adapt to new forms of work and learning. In this keynote, Dr. Tony Karrer will look at the transformation of knowledge work into concept work and the implications for the roles and responsibilities of learning professionals.

Work Literacy Launch

Tony Karrer

I'm very happy to announce that Michele Martin and I have just launched Work Literacy - a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. When discussing new(ish) tools like blogs and social bookmarking, and discussing things like advanced search techniques, there's a gap in knowledge work skills.

Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. This was a major reason that I started down the path with Work Literacy. That said, I thought it would be worthwhile for me to collect a few of the resources that provide good starting points that can help Knowledge Workers improve their performance using Social Media. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0

Workshop Exercise Design - Help Needed

Clark Quinn

I've just posted Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise which describes a workshop exercise that I'm considering using in several different workshops. Please help: Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise I feel like it makes a lot of the discussion more concrete. I'm really hoping that folks will help me out by: a. telling me what they would say if they were in the workshop and b. giving me thoughts on the exercise itself.

Concept Worker

Tony Karrer

But then he describes how we've really moved on past that to a new age where the dominant value for most organizations are created by high-end knowledge workers working on concepts. But, I actually think we should be focused on the emphasis on the type of knowledge work and the type of workers. The person in the call center does quite a bit of routine knowledge work. Certainly our work around Work Literacy is all about concept work and concept workers.

How Elearning can Solve Restaurant Training Challenges

Learnkit

A proper training program ensures that all employees have knowledge required to perform and excel in their roles. With guests constantly coming in and out, it seems like work is non-stop and opportunities to teach are non existent. Working with Varying Learning Styles.

Corporate eLearning

Tony Karrer

Corporate eLearning Blog posts related to Corporate eLearning: eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More in Corporate eLearning New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise Open Source Business Model Knowledge Management Core Issues Use of iPods and other Mobile Learning IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools Corporate Learning Laggards? Search - Implications on Knowledge Work Corporate eLearning Development: Learning2.0,

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 4/4/05

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Invisibility of Knowledge Work. In the digital world, bringing visibility to the process of knowledge work is the first step in making it more effective. Continuous Improvement -- Just-In-Time Training. Manufacturers can't afford to waste time or money on non-value-added training

Training Needs 5: Leadership, Talent Management, and Succession Planning Needs

Your Training Edge

Obviously this area of skills and knowledge works hand-in-hand with career development and job-related training to form a full development complement for the population. Summary: An often-overlooked area of needs assessment is leadership, talent management, and succession planning.

Work Literacy Launch

Clark Quinn

I'm very happy to announce that Michele Martin and I have just launched Work Literacy - a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. When discussing new(ish) tools like blogs and social bookmarking, and discussing things like advanced search techniques, there's a gap in knowledge work skills.

Managers Need Empathy in the Digital Age

The Peformance Improvement

Early in my career, as a university professor, I was responsible for training and developing counselors for work in schools, colleges, and community agencies. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

Getting Back On the Horse.

There Is No Chalk

Anyhow, it's time to get back to the business of discussing knowledge work and performance Well it's been a while since I posted here, partly due to one Masters class ending, interviewing for openings, taking a short vacation, starting a new position, and then my next class, all within one month. Alright, maybe things weren't *so* jam-packed that I couldn't have managed at least one entry.

Using Simulations in Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Many times, even in our own professional lives, we find that knowledge is fantastic but that execution and application of knowledge is a little further out of reach. This is again an example of where knowledge works but applying it in controlled situations works even better.

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank eLearning Portal Integration Data Driven Notable Topics for 2009 Work Skills and Knowledge Work Work Skills Keeping Up? It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is. I’ll also do a post similar to my post last year 2008 2009 that will look at my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009.