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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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. if people will adopt these tools and approaches over time, then as a corporation, if you want to be able to keep the content after an employee leaves, especially blog content. At 3M, A Struggle Between Efficiency And Creativity - Business Week.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

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. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

Top 9 Posts You May Have Missed

Tony Karrer

While it talks in terms of SharePoint, really the patterns described relate to all different types of tools. #2 A search tool other than Google that I use, when and why. As work continually moves towards concept work demand for publishing will decrease and enabling tools, providing support and providing skills training will increase. 8 – PWLE A bunch of posts (via eLearning Learning ) all about the PWLE.

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Emergent Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

I had imagined that we would provide relatively simple, free-form tools like Wikis, blogs. Structure would come from a layer on top such as social bookmarking and digg, and, of course, from search across unstructured content. There would be tools like social networks that would allow us to find people inside and outside the enterprise. KM would become more of an issue of how you provide structure and get leverage on these free-form tools.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging?

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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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. Looking back at my Tool Set series at the start of this year, there were very similar kinds of capabilities being described. 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.

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.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 I put up a couple of screencasts that show how to use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. Is the barrier the lack of free access to the tools?