Posts Categorized: NetworkedLearning

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 »

Leadership for Networks

It takes different leadership to increase collaboration and support social learning in the workplace. Leadership is the key, not technology. Most of our leadership practices come from a command and control military legacy that have been adopted by the business world for the past century. But hierarchies don’t help us manage in networks, whether they… Read more »

Notes from 2005

2005 This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning. David Williamson Shaffer’s paper on Pedagogical Praxis: The professions as models for post-industrial education provides a theoretical model, with three case studies (biomedical negotiators, online journalists and architects using complex mathematics),… Read more »

Notes from 2004

I was listening to an interview with Steven Johnson on CBC Spark and he suggested that it’s a good practice to take regular notes (like my blog) but also important to review them regularly. I’ve gone through my 2004 posts, which was my first year of full-time blogging on this site, and here is what… Read more »

Quotes from 2010

I found many quotes this past year, especially via Twitter. Here are most of them, all together (this way I’ll be able to find them all when I want to use them). #NetworkLearning Life via @VasilyKomarov RT @nickthinker: Those who can lead an inexpensive (low cost) life and appreciate the simple and free things are… Read more »

What is working smarter?

I’m in the business of helping organizations work smarter. What does that mean? Our industrial and information age is nearing an end as we transition into an era where creativity becomes the most important element in our economy. We are also living in a more complex time as traditional disciplines blur and as information explodes…. Read more »

Working Smarter Cracker Barrel

Next week, at our Working Smarter event hosted by Tulser in Maastricht, NL, we will have a series of short sessions on selected topics. Each Principal of the Internet Time Alliance has three topics of 20 minutes to be discussed in small groups. My topics are listed below and include links to relevant posts as… Read more »

Network Learning

I mentioned in my last post that the term “personal knowledge management” (PKM) does not adequately describe the sense-making process that I attribute to it. It’s rather obvious that knowledge cannot be managed, as Dave Jonassen has said many times: Every amateur epistemologist knows that knowledge cannot be managed. Education has always assumed that knowledge can… Read more »