Ray Sims - Ongoing Series of his PWLE

Tony Karrer

I never know what kinds of things to link to in my blog posts, but definitely if you've not been checking out Ray Sim's recent posts where he dives into how he uses different tools as part of his PWLE. Search Alert Tips LinkedIn del.icio.us Taking a look at some of his early posts around personal learning and doing environments is also time well spent if you are interested in learning how to learn. I love how Ray translates concepts into practice.

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Thinking, Instructional Design, PWLE, Manufacturing, & Google

Big Dog, Little Dog

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - eLearning Technology. Google Keeps Tweaking Its Search Engine - New York Times. Freshness, which describes how many recently created or changed pages are included in a search result, is at the center of a constant debate in search: Is it better to provide new information or to display pages that have stood the test of time and are more likely to be of higher quality? Thinking is so over - Times Online.

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Creativity, Self-recording, presentations, Blogging, & PWLE

Big Dog, Little Dog

Search "blog," "blogger" or "blogging" on the Indeed.com job board and more than 13,000 jobs come up. But narrow the search to job titles containing those words and the opportunities dwindle to just over 50. At 3M, A Struggle Between Efficiency And Creativity - Business Week. While Six Sigma was invented as a way to improve quality, its main value to corporations now clearly is its ability to save time and money.

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Top 9 Posts You May Have Missed

Tony Karrer

A search tool other than Google that I use, when and why. 8 – PWLE A bunch of posts (via eLearning Learning ) all about the PWLE. And I still believe we need to be leading the charge around helping employees in our organizations figure out a rationale PWLE? #9 Since I'm out, I'm thinking this is a good time to point you to some past posts. The last post was what I've been writing this year that social signals say is good reading.

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Emergent Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

Structure would come from a layer on top such as social bookmarking and digg, and, of course, from search across unstructured content. This vision aligns well with what I see happening in eLearning - Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System Tacit workers will use their PWLE to work and learn and it will be up to us to figure out how to aggregate and provide structure to leverage this information into valuable content for others in the organization.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

This sounds a lot like a personal learning environment, personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal work and learning environment (PWLE) and PIM. For example, Personal Learning , PLE , PWLE , PKM are all pretty closely related. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

When I look at this from more the PWLE ( Personal WORK and learning environment ) perspective, I find that there are similar functions, but possibly a different mind set. In many cases, I find myself searching for the right person as an answer to my learning / work need rather than finding the right content. And certainly the effect of the network of PLEs is similar to the search for individuals that I describe.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

This works across any subset of the content including sources, keywords and arbitrary searches. 130) Work Skills (26) PWLE (16) Flash Quiz (8) Knowledge Work (40) That's a pretty fair representation of topics that I talk about. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. In each case, these are crude in that they look only at what terms people are using in a given content set.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Skills / Work Literacy Having realized in 2007 that there's a very important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap , I felt the need in 2008 to find ways to help knowledge workers and organizations build skills like Leveraging Networks , Network Feedback , Finding Expertise , Using Social Media to Find Answers to Questions , Learning through Conversation and searching, scanning, etc. It’s very powerful stuff and an important extension to my PWLE.

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Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

As a quick example, we choose our preferred search engine in large part because we feel it will be the best investment of time to find the best quality information. Focus on Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments. John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler's recent article - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 talks about the implications of the Long Tail on Education.

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Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 I put up a couple of screencasts that show how to use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers.