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.

Search - Implications on Knowledge Work

Tony Karrer

This post was sparked by a couple of recent articles: Babson Knowledge: How Google Plans to Change the Scope of Googling (And Why Information and Knowledge Workers Should Care). It still is surprising that we are not seeing as rapid adoption of search technologies inside the firewall.

PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

concepts and technologies (mashups, widgets, aggregation, OpenID, RSS, etc.) But, too much structure is not going to work. I mentioned quite a while ago (in Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments ) that: Knowledge work is not separate from learning. That's the reason I call these: Personal Work and Learning Environment (PWLE - pronounce p-whale) And there's only one for me.

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7 Common Reasons for eLearning Course Drop-Outs

Your Training Edge

One of the common reasons why students drop out from eLearning courses is that they have false expectations about the work involved. Once our subconscious mind has already associated the work involved with pain, we’ll do our best to find excuses to quit.

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. eLearning Technology. 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.

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 learnin

Generation next

Learning with e's

The lecture in a tiered amphitheatre to large groups of students remains the norm, and undergraduates are expected to learn mainly by listening and reading, before sitting examinations or writing lengthy essays to test their knowledge. The guardians of this knowledge are the academics.

Shifting sands

Learning with e's

Technology is one of the major drivers of change in our society , and it is easy to see where this is being integrated into schools, colleges and universities. However, society moved on, the world of work changed, and the industrialised processes were replaced by knowledge working.

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.

Augmenting Human Intellect: Vale Doug Engelbart

Clark Quinn

His mission manifested further in the ‘ mother of all demos ‘, where he showed collaborative work, video conferencing, and more, working with a mouse, keyboard, and graphic display. He realized that the problems the world was facing were growing exponentially, and that our only hope was to learn at a similarly exponential rate, and decided that helping humans accomplish this goal was a suitable life’s work. design meta-learning social strategy technology

Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

If insights are buried in knowledge repositories or traditional learning management systems or learning experience platforms and not accessible via digital workplace platforms and devices that enable critical thinking, they may never make it to those in need.

Free Online Conference: LearnTrends 2009

eLearning Weekly

We will bring together people who look at different aspects of learning and knowledge work to understand better what’s going on in those areas and how we should be thinking about this holistically. Knowledge Management. Tags: eLearning Conferences Design Development learntrends learntrends09 learntrends2009 technology Training Tony Karrer recently announced the LearnTrends 2009 Online Conference , which will be held November 17-19, 2009.

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? eLearning Technology. 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.

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. eLearning Technology. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0

LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference

Tony Karrer

We will bring together people who look at different aspects of learning and knowledge work to understand better what's going on in those areas and how we should be thinking about this holistically. Send an email to your work colleagues to let them know. eLearning Technology.

What to Expect from Learning and Development in 2017

CLO Magazine

Users’ experiences with technology outside the workplace continue to inform corporate learning and development strategy. Unfortunately, because knowledge work is difficult to measure and reward fairly, “gurus will continue to propose variations on an old theme.”.

Study: Enhanced Employee Development Needed in 2013

CLO Magazine

Employees must work differently to survive where frequent organizational change, knowledge work and increased collaboration are the norm. To thrive under these conditions, employees must be immune to the complexities of change, willing to collaborate with a broad range of individuals and be able to apply sound judgment in increasingly knowledge-based roles.

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Revolution in Workplace Learning

Tony Karrer

Likely I (and others in Work Literacy ) will be doing similar workshops over the next few months. If you are interested, but can't attend this workshop, then you might want to go to Work Literacy and go to Services to state your interest. You will: Learn specific methods you can use to accelerate your own knowledge work and learning Define strategies for eLearning 2.0 He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog.

Managers Need Empathy in the Digital Age

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I’m still working on my yearly post that is my eLearning Predictions. It is being hosted by the local DC Chapter of ASTD’s Technology Learning Group. About the Presenter: Dr. Tony Karrer is an expert on innovative uses of technology that improves human performance. s impact on knowledge work and workplace learning. He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog, creator of eLearning Learning , and founder of Work Literacy.

Social Network Tools

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping you can help a reader with thoughts and likely help others of us … A medium size nonprofit and lobbying organization is working on a designing and creating a social / work network for experts, students, volunteers who are willing to help through campaigning, lobby, sharing knowledge, working on solutions (writing documents). eLearning Technology.

Horizontal Learning

Tony Karrer

Horizontal technologies for learning. These technologies are supposedly designed for learning but that is not true. These technologies are institution-centric and vertical by nature. In 2006 I was at EC-TEL where Scott Wilson asked the audience full of educational technology specialists, "how many of you use a LMS for your personal learning?”. Social technologies are different. Interesting post.

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Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

Mostly, business as usual at work and crisis situations at home took my time and attention. Because I love what I do (and I am hugely fortunate in that sense), it’s very easy to let my work consume me and my time. Much has been written about priorities and work life balance — especially for women. To strike a work-life balance, work from home as much as possible (most of the time). This taught me a few things about work, technology and myself.

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Old Skills and New Know-How

Web Tools for Learners

After reading Michele Martin’s post, Knowledge Workers as Craft Workers , I began to think of other crafts and skills that have been changed by technology. I use a microwave, prepared food, and eat out a lot;> Office work, knowledge work, has been going through the same kind of transitions as new technology has created conveniences, and allowed “outdated&# skills to be dropped. They sent you back a copy of their work.

Observations of a Critical Theory newbie

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s human nature to accept knowledge that’s universally propagated. Critical theorists argue that knowledge is shaped by human interests of different kinds, rather than standing ‘objectively’ independent from these interests.&#. We live in a knowledge economy.

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Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…

Origin Learning

Organizations globally, irrespective of size, are concentrating on how to connect intellectual (knowledge), working (money), and human (talent) capital effectively so that efficiency drives growth and brings in economic gains to the stakeholders.

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology). This is definitely a knowledge work task where talking to someone will help. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Specifically focusing on OTJ skills & knowledge. From a 2008 microlearning conference “There is a need and pressure to learn continually due to rapid change in society and the economy…Knowledge gaps are widening.&#. In chat: Moderator (Tony Karrer): In some ways – we are spending more time learning – if we aren’t learning, we should examine if it’s a good use of our Knowledge Work time. Who doesn’t this work for?

Revolution in Workplace Learning

Clark Quinn

Likely I (and others in Work Literacy ) will be doing similar workshops over the next few months. If you are interested, but can't attend this workshop, then you might want to go to Work Literacy and go to Services to state your interest. You will: Learn specific methods you can use to accelerate your own knowledge work and learning Define strategies for eLearning 2.0 He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog.

Performance Support in 2015

Tony Karrer

The Big Question for May is Learning Technology 2015 – it asks what we expect workplace learning technologies to look like in 2015. We are already seeing this in terms of lots of startups aimed at particular elements of knowledge work. I definitely want to include Performance Support as part of the discussion. In a post on my CTO Blog , I talked about Match Performance Support ,the performance support that goes along with many matching solutions such as in eHarmony.

EDUCAUSE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Dr. Dan Anderson

TechSmith Camtasia

Meet Dr. Dan Anderson: “I’ve been doing digital work at universities for the last two decades. I’m also interested in new ways of creating and sharing knowledge.

Tapping the Social Grid - Free Webinar

Tony Karrer

Tapping the Social Grid Date: Friday, February 27th Time: 9 - 10 am PACIFIC, Noon - 1 pm EASTERN Register Here Over the past 20 years, knowledge work has been transformed by the explosion of information sources and information flow. This has caused fairly radical changes in core work tools and methods. A social grid has formed that provides concept workers new work methods.

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Information Skills Needed

bozarthzone

I've been doing a good deal of research/work lately with knowledge management. One of my concerns is that the focus so often seems to be only on output: where can we store knowledge? Here is a piece out of Millikin University on the information skills needed by those entering knowledge work roles. For each information skill, there is a discussion of its significance, the logical skills required for its effective use, and its technological components

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Performance Learning Productivity

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. This is all very positive, and an apparent validation of the existing work L&D departments are carrying out.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

What works in my marriage won't necessarily work in -- and may even damage -- yours. Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results. eLearning Technology.