Posts Categorized: PKMastery

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 »

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 »

Resetting learning and work

A large portion of the workforce face significant barriers to being autonomous learners on the job. From early on we are told to look to authority and direction in learning and work. The idea that there is a right answer, or an expert with the right answer, begins in our schools. John Taylor Gatto describes… Read more »

PKM Updated

Here are four main processes that can be used in developing critical thinking skills using web tools (click image to enlarge). Using a Seek-Sense-Share framework (à la personal knowledge management), pick one or more web platforms on which to practise critical thinking. PKM Critical Thinking Process Web Tools & Strategies 1) SEEK Observe & Study… 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 »

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 »

Learning in public

In a succinct post on the nature of knowledge management in a knowledge-intensive field, Jasmin Fodil looks at how rocket scientists learn. She shows how workers at the NASA Goddard Space Fight Center reapply their knowledge: – Goddard is doing a pretty good job of knowledge sharing: The Knowledge Management life-cycle at Goddard seems solid… Read more »

Network Learning: Working Smarter with PKM

“In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making …” – Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968) The World Wide Web is changing how many of us do our… Read more »