Posts Categorized: PKMastery

On knowledge

Some things I learned about knowledge this past year. About  knowledge management: Codified knowledge (documents, lists, reports, best practices) is effective in organizations that have mostly new staff or high turnover, like a pizza franchise. It does not help teams to produce any better unless the team is rather inexperienced. Interpersonal sharing can be more… Read more »

PKM Overview

I will be presenting on personal knowledge management (PKM) for LearnTrends 2009 on Tuesday, 17 November at 12:00 noon Pacific (15:00 EST & 20:00 GMT). In preparation, I’ve created a 5 minute presentation (MP4) of the topic, summarizing many of the posts I’ve written on the subject (click link below to launch video). PKM Overview… Read more »

Learnstreaming and PKM

Dennis Callahan has a most interesting Posterous site, called LearnStreaming. His latest post shows this graphic, which I find reflects many of the concepts of personal knowledge management, but with some additional aspects that may make it easier to understand and do: Dennis has a clear and simple definition for Learnstreaming – publishing your learning… Read more »

PKM: our part of the social learning contract

Why is social learning important? It is becoming more difficult to make sense of the world by ourselves. Understanding issues that affect our lives takes significant time and effort, whether it be public education, universal health care or climate change. Even the selection of a mobile phone plan requires more than mere numeracy and literacy. … Read more »

PKM – start small

Tony Karrer responded to my question yesterday on what aspects of PKM I should consider for the LearnTrends conference: Harold – my question is what organizations should be doing around this? What skill building? The challenge is that it’s personal and quite different based on roles. Going around and coaching seems too expensive. How do… Read more »

PKM for LearnTrends

Another free, LearnTrends professional development event is gathering steam for November. Like past LearnTrends events, there will be a great variety of presentations and conversations over the three days. I’ll be presenting on Personal Knowledge Management. The entire schedule should be out on October 15th.  I’d appreciate any input or suggestions on what to focus… Read more »

Other PKM processes

It seems that Stephen Downes isn’t enamoured with my PKM process: My first thought was, do I do it this way? And, of course, I don’t – my process is much too haphazard to be dignified with the term ‘method’. But then I thought, what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? That there… Read more »

Creating your PKM processes

In Sense-making with PKM I described some personal knowledge management processes using various web tools. The overall process consists of four internal actions (Sort, Categorize, Retrieve, Make Explicit) and three externally focused ones (Connect, Contribute, Exchange). Personal knowledge management is one way of addressing the issue of TMI (too  much information). A sense-making routine can… Read more »

Learning to work smarter

Anne Marie McEwan’s Smart Working nicely summarizes the shift that is taking place in how we work. These shifts have happened before – when we developed agriculture, moved into cities, or created powered machines. Now we are becoming networked. The term ‘smart working’ has in recent years been associated with flexible and mobile working, that… Read more »

Learning and Working in Complexity Workshop

Over several online and on-site presentations this past year, I’ve noticed a need for organizations to develop practical tools and contextual processes to manage information, knowledge and learning. I am offering a one-day workshop that encapsulates several years of “learning & working on the Web”. Learning & Working in Complexity Workshop One day (on-site or… Read more »