Posts Categorized: PKMastery

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 »

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 »

Using our knowledge

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” Margaret J. Wheatley. All the information and knowledge in the world will not help us unless we take time to reflect upon what we have learned and also do something with it. When I discuss personal knowledge… Read more »

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 »