The Network Learning workshop will be held in Toronto on 27 May 2011. It is focused on mastering social media for networked learning, and is based on my work with PKM (personal knowledge management) since 2005.
I use Seek-Sense-Share as an initial framework to explain how to set up a personalized PKM process:
1. Finding things out on the Web (SEEK)
2. Keeping up to date with new Web content (SEEK)
3. Building a trusted network of colleagues (SEEK & SHARE)
4. Communicating with your colleagues (SHARE)
5. Sharing resources, ideas and experiences with your colleagues (SHARE)
6. Collaborating with your colleagues (SHARE & USE)
7. Improving your personal productivity (SENSE & USE)
To begin, I would recommend reading Network Learning: Working Smarter, an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year.
Here are some more detailed posts for anyone keen to get started early:
Sense-making (shows types of sense-making activities)
Talking about PKM (from the professional KM community)
PKM in a Nutshell (includes many links for further exploration)
Critical thinking in the organization (looking at how PKM fits into the workplace)
The workshop itself will be as participatory as possible, with an emphasis on skill development and enabling everyone to develop a roadmap of what they want to do next. It will also be an introduction to several communities of practice for further learning.
For workshop participants, feel free to ask any questions in the comment field or send me an email.