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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. This is very much based on Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share model for Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM).

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Can Humans Outperform AI in Knowledge Work?

TLNT: Training and L&D

We all know that artificial intelligence is a powerful thinking machine, which makes us all concerned about whether AI will take knowledge work away from us humans.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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). Interestingly, I think the algorithms that Google relies on for searching the public web (based on incoming links) will not work nearly as well as older algorithms based on frequency, semantic interpretation and other techniques.

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PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

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. Yes, there are times that Knowledge Workers will step away from day-to-day activities to go do developmental learning activities that may not be directly related to their day-to-day knowledge work.

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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

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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. Knowledge Work Organizational Learning Workplace Learning approaches to learning constructivist learning Donald Schon e-learning knowledge worker mindmap performance enhancement reflection-in-actio

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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. 3. The Lack of Knowledge, Skills, and Prerequisite Experience. Every single online educational material should clearly state the knowledge, skills, and prerequisite experience that’s required from prospective students.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? -

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Overcoming the most common roadblocks to knowledge transfer

Matrix

The knowledge-based economy is here to stay. Companies operating in a variety of industries are aware that having knowledgeable employees is crucial to their success. But knowledge is not something you can take with you in your pocket. Training and Development departments are really up for a challenge when it comes to creating and delivering learning programs that ensure the highest possible rate of knowledge transfer.

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5 Common Mistakes Of Online Course Creators And How To Overcome Them

eLearning Industry

We live in the age of knowledge work and information-based economy. Skills and knowledge are just as marketable today as any physical goods – probably more so. The good thing about it is that there are hardly any people out there who don’t have some knowledge that would be valuable for others. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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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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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

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Observations of a Critical Theory newbie

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s human nature to accept knowledge that’s universally propagated. In his thought-provoking paper Critical Theory: Ideology Critique and the Myths of E-Learning , Dr Norm Friesen maintains: “The central argument of critical theory is that all knowledge, even the most scientific or ‘commonsensical,’ is historical and broadly political in nature. We live in a knowledge economy. The knowledge economy.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/29/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

I also had a chat a few days ago with a Wall Street Journal reporter who is researching an article on knowledge worker productivity. I said yes, and mouthed the old Peter Drucker chestnut that "making knowledge work productive is the greatest economic challenge of this century." Workforce Unprepared for Knowledge Economy, Author Warns - Heartland Institute. Knowledge Management - Creating A Sustainable Yellow Pages System. Was Drucker Wrong? - Tom Davenport.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/30/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

What exactly is the role of podcasting in knowledge work? Tags: Knowledge Podcasting. Free Mind Mapping Software. Open Source mind mapping tool. About mind maps. Tag: mindmap. Review: Everything Bad is Good for You - Slashdot. In, Everything Bad Is Good For You , Steven Johnson tries to convince the reader that video games, television and the Internet are good for us, despite critics who talk about "vast Wastelands" and "infantilized societies".

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Links for 2008-06-23 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

Knowledge work as craft work. Knowledge work takes us back to a world of craft work practices. The "symbolic analysis" that Robert Reich identifies as the essence of knowledge work is designed to create the one-of-a-kind results that characterize craft products.

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Links for 2008-09-08 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

How Common Craft Stopped Doing Client Work, In Plain English - ReadWriteWeb. The FASTForward Blog » Knowledge work and micro-processes: Enterprise 2.0 Training Method Trends : eLearning Technology. Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

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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. Continue Reading → The post Instructional Design 101: Six Rules for Writing appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. E-learning Design E-learning Development Instructional Design conditions of learning content development instructional design learning styles Orwell

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Links for 2008-06-21 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

No Straight Lines / A conversation on the nature of knowledge work. Discuss various arguments on why the term knowledge worker is outdated. Ten Ways to Turbocharge Your E-Mails. Here are ten things you can do today to begin refining the way you communicate in email

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Constructivism 6: Social Learning

The E-Learning Curve

One of the primary conditions of knowledge working is the social learning aspect. Knowledge workers can learn by collaborating with their peers with similar skill sets and in project teams which require knowledge workers from different disciplines to cooperate in the implementation of solutions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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