Posts Categorized: NetworkedLearning

Sense-making through conversation

One of our clients referred me to a post by Nick Milton on another great Boston square that pulls “apart the KM world on dimensions of Knowledge Push and Knowledge Pull (which you might call “Sharing” and “seeking”), and the dimensions of Explicit and Tacit. We get 4 quadrants, which we could call Ask, Tell,… Read more »

Bridging the gap: working smarter

Nigel Paine recently produced a very good ten-minute video on The Learning Explosion. Nigel used one of my diagrams in his presentation and this motivated me to explain it in a bit more detail. The slide presentation is designed to be self-explanatory and may help convince management of the need to integrate working and learning. As… Read more »

It’s the network …

I presented on Managing in a Networked World at DevLearn 2011 today in Las Vegas. How do you manage a workforce that is both nomadic and collaborative? In a 24/7 always-on- and-interconnected world, do we need to rethink the industrial-workplace social contract that’s based on hours worked and being on-the-job ? Join Harold Jarche to… Read more »

Connect, exchange, contribute

Highlights from Skills for Learning & Development Professionals (an article I wrote for T&D Magazine in 2008). My experiences over the past three years have shown that these skills are still necessary in the workplace. Attitude: Accepting that we will never know everything, but that others may be able to help, is the first step… Read more »

Networked Learning (PKM) Workshop in Toronto

Note: this workshop has been postponed until – 30 March 2012. In just over a month’s time, I’ll be facilitating another one-day workshop on Networked Learning (PKM) at the University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute on Friday, 18 November 2011. The cost for the day is $250. My consulting work this past year has shown a… Read more »

The new knowledge worker

What are knowledge workers? Are they a new breed or just a variation of the 20th century professional class? Neal Gorenflo, co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, has identified (a very preliminary idea) a certain type of knowledge worker: Knowledge workers understand information as currency. Sharing is a core strategy for success even in a corporate… Read more »

Adapting to a networked world

Simon Bostock referred me to this speech that Ben Hammersly gave to the UK’s Information Assurance Advisory Council. The main theme is how the ruling generation (Baby Boomers) are failing to understand how the Internet has changed EVERYTHING. You’re all the same age, and upbringing, as the people that the digital generations are so upset… Read more »

Making sense of our world

I define Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) as a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively and contribute to society. It’s sense making + getting things done. George Siemens has made this rather succinct statement about knowledge: When I externalize something, it’s information. When someone… Read more »

It's about networks

Rob Paterson writes at FastForward Blog on how the UK riots show us that everyone needs to be plugged into the Web to get things done; for good and for bad: The Police and the community are learning also in real time how to help each other – by also using social media. Citizens are using… Read more »