Posts Categorized: PKMastery

Variations on a theme of PKM

If you don’t make sense of the world for yourself, then you’re stuck with someone else’s world view. Personal knowledge management is not so much about creating knowledge but rather the development of conscious regular activities from which can emerge new knowledge. The knowledge artifacts created along the way are only as good as the… Read more »

Personal Information Management for Sense-making

George Siemens calls it information management (what I describe as PKM). I specifically use the term information instead of knowledge. Our encounter with information is one of sensemaking and wayfinding. We encounter a continual flow of information – most of it will never become “knowledge”. From my perspective, the knowledge aspect of PKM is an… Read more »

PKM Workshop – Toronto 13 November 2010

Update: This course was cancelled and is re-scheduled for 1 April 2011. If interested, please contact the iSchool and let them know. I am also available for private workshops. I’m offering a one-day course at the iSchool Institute (University of Toronto). “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will… Read more »

Active sense-making

Yesterday, during my presentation on personal knowledge management to IBM BlueIQ I was asked about the role of blogging in my own sense-making processes. For almost seven years, my blog has been where I try to make sense of my observations. I’ve called it my home base. As I’ve said before, this blog is mostly… Read more »

Leveraging collective knowledge

This week, a few related knowledge management (KM) articles crossed my path and I’d like to weave them together. Here’s a model that shows how KM has progressed over the past 15 years. Nancy Dixon discusses three eras of knowledge management as moving from Explicit Knowledge (document management) to Experiential Knowledge (communities of practice; expertise… Read more »

A personal learning journey

I became interested in knowledge management (KM) as I was introduced to it in the mid 1990’s while practising instructional systems design (ISD) and human performance technology (HPT) in the military. In the late 1990’s knowledge management was part of our solution suite at the Centre for Learning Technologies (CLT via The Wayback Machine). The… Read more »

Knowledge sharing, one at a time

“Every amateur epistemologist knows that knowledge cannot be managed. Education has always assumed that knowledge can be transferred and that we can carefully control the process through education. That is a grand illusion.” David Jonassen While knowledge cannot be managed [at an organizational level*], we can work at managing our own knowledge. That’s what PKM… Read more »

PKM: Working Smarter

In PKM in a Nutshell, I linked my various posts on personal knowledge management to make the framework more coherent. My ITA colleague, Jane Hart has just released an extensive resource that correlates nicely with the PKM framework. It is called A WORKING SMARTER RESOURCE: A Practical Guide to using Social Media in Your Job… Read more »

Leading through turbulent times with PKM

In what BP’s oil spill says about management today [dead link] the author talks about the need to deal with increasing complexity, concluding: Navigating a business successfully through turbulent times requires the ability to deal with ambiguity, be resilient in the face of adversity, be authentic and have the innovative capacity to anticipate and respond to the unpredictable… Read more »

Sense-making glossary

PARC offers a glossary of quite useful sense-making terms. Sense-making is what the second part of the Seek-Sense-Share PKM model is about. Sense-making – The process by which individuals (or organizations) create an understanding so that they can act in a principled and informed manner … Source-linked sensemaking – In conventional media, a document about… Read more »