Describing open learning environments and emergent learning

Jenny Connected

Recent work on developing our framework for describing emergent learning (see Footprints of Emergence and Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0 ) has been taxing our powers of description. This ongoing work in seeking to describe and clarify what we mean by emergent and prescribed learning is progressing on our open wiki ‘ Footprints of Emergence ’. Each person’s learning experience, and perspective on that learning process, is unique to them.

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Here are the slides and notes for the keynote presentation that Roy Williams and I gave at the E Learning Conference, FH Joanneum, in Graz, Austria, on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Surfacing, Sharing and Valuing Tacit Knowledge in Open Learning Environments from Jenny Mackness. Jenny: I am an independent education consultant and researcher and have been working with HE institutions in this capacity since 2005. Why are we interested in emergent learning?

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modelling digital learning ecosystem

Taming the spaces

I have tried to put together ideas associated what may be conceptualized as a digital learning ecosystem. Digital learning ecosystem model (Pata, 2012) Connectivism for design John Seeley Brown (1999; 2002), and George Siemens (2005; 2006) related knowledge ecology and knowledge ecosystem terms with weaving information and artefacts, meanings and knowledge, networks and connections. Learning [.]. digital learning ecosystem

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Emergent learning in open environments

Jenny Connected

This is the third in a series of posts we are making in preparation for the e-learning conference in Graz, Austria , at which we are speaking on September 17 th. The title of the presentation is Surfacing, Sharing and Valuing Tacit Knowledge.

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Blog Cases from 2005: Gautam Ghosh on Management

Portals and KM

This begins a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. In 2004 Gautam Ghosh wrote the blog, Gautam Ghosh on Management (that now redirects to the new one) that provided his “musings on the corporate world, management & strategy, HRD, training, innovation & creativity, knowledge management & creation, organizational development, the “new” economy, systems thinking, complexity theory, etc.”

Communities of practice: Nancy Dixon on knowledge transfer

Joitske Hulsebosch

In english: Common knowledge: how companies thrive by sharing what they know. I had read her book on the organizational learning cycle, but this one was quite different. Personally I had abandoned the term 'knowledge transfer' because I thought it's impossible to transfer knowledge.

Pratical example: Obstacles to knowledge sharing experienced by a network in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

I vlogged Edward Addo-Dankwa (working for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana and a board member of GINKS , a network on ICT for development in Ghana) about cultural obstacles to knowledge sharing for networks in Ghana.

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them


Haven’t we learned much from the last 10 years or so? May 2005. . Observe and learn how people would behave through them and if you would need to adjust, correct, update them and iterate again, do it.

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Looking back – KM highlights from 2014

Chris Collison

The start of a new year is a good time to look back over the previous 12 months and reflect on some highlights – so here are the first five of my ten favourite moments of Knowledge Management Consulting from 2014 – in no particular order – I loved them all!

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Blog Cases from 2005: Jim McGee on Knowledge Work

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. He was teaching a course on managing the IT function and developing a course on knowledge management. He gradually came to the belief that the path that was interesting to explore was to start from the perspective of the individual knowledge worker rather than the perspective of the organization. There was no easy way to share knowledge at an individual level.

Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips

Portals and KM

On Friday I attended Driving Business Excellence With Formal, Global Networks led by Dan Ranta , Director of Knowledge Sharing, ConocoPhillips. Here is the session description: “In 2004, ConocoPhillips launched a large initiative to create internal communities of practice that would enhance knowledge sharing within the firm. Seven years later, the ConocoPhillips' knowledge-sharing program is ranked as best-in-class across industries.”. The first few were launched in 2005.

Technology- where is the action in virtual communities of practice?

Joitske Hulsebosch

He argues that the transfer of a concept that is deeply rooted in the lived-in world (like community of practice) to the virutal involved conceptual problems, such as the question where learning and doing are to happen in the virtual world.

Culture: Hofstede

Joitske Hulsebosch

What I learned is that the core of working across culture is learning to separate observations on what people do or say from interpretations (which is easier said than done). How will the preference for harmony affect the innovation in the knowledge domain of the community?

Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

I found a very good article about recent developments at CARE with regards to knowledge management. For the past two years CARE has been engaged in various initiatives guided by the Learning and Organisational Development Unit in Atlanta.

Collaborative Thinking: Build Your Companys Receptor Capacity

Collaborative Thinking

I would imagine that organizations that are more porous (in terms of external connections to customers, partners, suppliers and other knowledge/information sources) are better positioned to achieve a higher RC than those that are closed environments (internalized).

Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas


Weblogs are often discussed as a tool that supports bottom-up knowledge management. In a series of two articles I will discuss how blogging might be relevant from an individual perspective, focusing on two tasks that come along with knowledge work: developing ideas and personal networking. A lot of knowledge work requires writing. When one’s thinking is documented via a weblog, it is essential to learn how to make mistakes in public and how to handle them gracefully.

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Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

More than ten years ago in 2005 in his ‘ Introduction to Connective Knowledge’ (revised in 2007) Stephen Downes wrote of diversity as a key principle of ‘knowing’ networks. counterbalance the tendency toward a cascade phenomenon in the realm of public knowledge’. .

Communities of practice: reification

Joitske Hulsebosch

Wenger writes in communities of practice, meaning, learning and identity: Reification can take a great variety of forms: a fellting smoke signal or an age-old pyramid, an abstract formula or a concrete truck, a small logo or a huge information-processing system, a simple word jotted on a page or a long silence, a private knot on a handkerchief or a controversial statue on a public square, an impressionist painting of a butterfly or a scientific specimen in an entomological collection.

Practical example: analysis questions for a community of practice of ICT4D trainers

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was involved in a community readiness assessment for a potential community of ICT4D trainers in the south for IICD with John Smith of Learning Alliances. The idea was to assess whether it is possible to form a community of practice of trainers to ensure a continuous social learning process linked to the Itrain online website , which is full of training resources.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?


How are you going to keep up with your informal learning activities, as well as that powerful Personal Knowledge Management tool you have built up, with lots of hard work and energy, over the course of the years?

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Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent


the company wanted to support the informal networks that arise within an organization, help employees share knowledge, and make it easier for the younger generation, which is comfortable with consumer social software, to fit in. Free your knowledge workforce to do what they know best.

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Blog Cases from 2005: Thomas Jones on Oklahoma Wine

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. These cases have not appeared on this blog before  When I interviewed Thomas Jones in 2005, he and his wife Dianne operated Vine by Design, a business providing web sites and related services to local wineries and his parents owned one of Oklahoma's first local wineries, Nuyaka Creek Winery. Improve knowledge sharing between major players in Oklahoma wine industry.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Blog Cases from 2005: Carrie Guevara on New Orleans

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Charles (HSC) in February 2005.   When I visited New Orleans, my home town, in April 2005, I asked her for ideas on music and food places and she gave me some good ones. Carrie was learning about the development of blogging on a daily basis and as it grows she would do her best to grow HSC with it.

I Will Dispense This Advice on Blogging


Whatever happened to the unique voice and blogging styles from people who were once passionate about a particular topic they could write on for months to no end with the true passion of wanting to learn more by starting and facilitating some really good conversations?

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. But learn them? They are key to innovation and ownership of learning.

Knowledge Management System Building Blocks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Keywords: Knowledge Management System, Virtual Information Pool, Ubiquitous Access, Machine Learning / Data Mining EJKM is published by Academic Conferences International Limited Curtis Farm, Kidmore End, Nr Reading RG4 9AY, England Tel: +44 (0)1189 724148, Fax: +44 (0)1189 724691, Email: Send mail to withquestions or comments about this web site. ISSN 1479-4411 First published in 2003.

A Knowledge Management Conference that Actually Used KM Principles

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Like many organizations, the US Army holds a Knowledge Management Conference each year. I’ve had the honor of speaking at all of the Army KM conferences since they began in 2005, including the one just recently held.

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


And that is the journey that we started back in 2001 and that since 2005 it''s gone through a good number of tipping points, some of which I have already blogged about in the past. IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over.

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The Internet Ten Years Later


I think that collaborative innovation and collaborative knowledge are breaking out beyond the world of open-source software and blogging and are now becoming major forces that businesses need to learn to embrace, just as they had to learn to embrace "universal reach and connectivity" ten years ago. Irving Wladawsky-Berger offers insights into The Internet Ten Years Later drawing on developments he has seen at IBM.

Web 2.0 == glocalization


In order to make sense of new information, we have to situate it inside the local contexts that are relevant to us this operates on the individual level in a learning environment as well as at the community level, as groups of individuals need to make decisions on how to best take action in response to the knowledge they have at hand. Barb Dybwad in Web 2.0 == glocalization further expands on an article by danah boyd.

Headshift : Gettin' Wiki With It

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

How to Save the World - Virtual Collaboration: If You Can't Work Side-by-Side

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

March 2005 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Feb Apr MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts March 18, 2005 Virtual Collaboration: If You Cant Work Side-by-Side The Idea: What do you do if you need or want to collaborate, butyou cant do so in person? Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

2014, The Year That Was


It’s going to be good fun though as I will be rediscovering the true spirit from this blog from way back when it was first born in October 2005 as I get to celebrate its 10th year anniversary next October. The constant learning never stops.

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Traditional Knowledge Management Systems - Adapt or Die


If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how my professional background comes from various different areas associated for quite some time now with Knowledge Management, in particular, traditional Knowledge Management: Collaboration, Community Building, Learning, etc.

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is.

How do you share your knowledge? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jan 19 2009 How do you share your knowledge?

Four Rules of Leadership for Tough Times

Partnering Resources

In 2005, the inevitable occurred—the company sold its life policies. This created a unique challenge: The 250-plus remaining employees had to service existing business while transferring knowledge to the acquiring company. A Learning Strategy. Rule #4: Knowledge-Sharing.

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Learning from our mistakes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This reminds me of the importance of learning from failures and mistakes, rather than forgetting or covering them up. In fact there is a whole community dedicated to learning from mistakes, The Mistake Bank. And we all know it… we learn more from our failures than our successes.

Organising Knowledge " Wheel Taxonomies

Green Chameleon

Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge. Ok the reference is in your 2005 E:CO article, ‘Stories from the Frontier’ - this passage… By Patrick Lambe. Knowledge Audit. (3). Knowledge Representation. (12). Knowledge Sharing. (55). Learning. (13).