Posts Categorized: PKMastery

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 »

Effective knowledge sharing

The mainstream application of knowledge management, and I would include learning management, over the past few decades has got it all wrong. We have over-managed information because it’s easy and we’re still enamoured with information technology. However, the ubiquitous information surround may put a stop to this. As enterprises become more closely tied to the… Read more »

Web tools for critical thinking

A few years back, Dave Pollard wrote a post on critical thinking and it’s one that I’ve referred to a few times since. I think that real critical thinking is a key survival skill in our global, digital surround. What I think really needs to be taught is critical thinking as a defensive skill. We… Read more »

Personal Knowledge Management 2

Note: If you are looking for the summary page on personal knowledge management/mastery (PKM) it is now here: ***** Jay has recently posted on Learning Circuits that blogs can be used as knowledge management (KM) tools. Using these tools brings some new challenges, as Lilia has noted “In a sense personal KM is very entrepreneurial,… Read more »