Posts Categorized: NetworkedLearning

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

Powerful metaphors guide our collective thoughts. It took a long time to understand heliocentrism and then modern science even blasts that model apart somewhat. In spite of all our scientific knowledge, many people still believe in the geocentric model. Metaphors that provide the common mental frameworks for our organizations are also powerful tools. For example,… Read more »

Becoming personal knowledge managers

Nick Milton highlights an overview of knowledge management (KM) from Susan Camarena, CKO at the Federal Transit Authority, which includes: How do we implement KM? We already are doing it! Everyone has their own KM program! Like: Saving numbers of the “right” person to call on an old, wrinkled and well used piece of paper. Reusing a… Read more »

Tribes and networks coexist

So the social networking utopia is not coming, writes Mashable’s Chris Taylor on CNN. He cites one Dunbar number (now all the rage) and concludes: Turns out we’re hardwired to get along best in tight groups of no more than 150, and have been since we were living on the African savannah. Armies take advantage… Read more »

iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

This is a follow-up from the Networked Learning (PKM) workshop I conducted for the iSchool Institute yesterday. Here are some of the resources I suggested prior to the course: Network Learning: Working Smarter, an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year. Sense-making (shows types of sense-making activities) Talking about PKM (from the… Read more »

Network Learning PKM Workshop Notes

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… Read more »

Life in Perpetual Beta – Director's Cut

You read this blog, why not see the movie by the same name? [I have no affiliation with the film, though I like the title and enjoyed it] Life in perpetual Beta – Director’s Cut is now available for purchase. Produced by Melissa Pierce @melissapierce and released this month, the documentary covers the effects of… Read more »

Finding the time for networked learning

A survey of small and medium sized businesses (SMB) showed workers spend about half their day on unproductive tasks: Knowledge Workers are among the largest staff component in a typical SMB SMB Knowledge Workers spend an estimated 36 percent of their time trying to Contact customers, partners or colleagues Find information Schedule a meeting Approximately… Read more »

Network Learning Workshop Toronto May 2011

I’m running a one-day workshop with University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute on 27 May 2011. If you know of anyone in the Toronto area who might be interested in attending, please pass on the information. In the past several months many people have approached me asking for tips and techniques on managing digital overload. This… Read more »