Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

But a key point she makes is that diversity, which is ‘often touted as highly desirable’ is hard – ‘uncomfortable, emotionally exhausting and downright frustrating’. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks.

Diversity and Peer Assessment in OldGlobe MOOC

Jenny Connected

For me one of the best things about OldGlobe is the diversity of the participant group. But OldGlobeMOOC is truly diverse. This diversity is great. The stories being told in OldGlobe are richly diverse and a privilege to read.

Knowledge diversity

Bas Rues

Today I would like to discuss something about knowledge. The first thing I would like to mention about knowledge, is that there are many understandings about the concept. This post does not try to explain knowledge, nor my view of knowledge.

Unity in diversity

Neighbourhoods

  But it was also a chance to hear about and discuss the centre’s major recent report on the future of the third sector , Unity in diversity. This time last week I was in Birmingham for a community sector celebratory get-together, hosted by the Third Sector Research Centre.

Knowledge Cafe Report: Reslience

Platform Neutral

This is a brief report on our Bristol Knowledge Cafe on ‘Reslience’, kindly introduced by Phillipa Bayley, keenly discussed by about 30 of us, space kindly lent by the ever effervescent Pervasive Media Studio.

ID and Other Reflections: Managing Diversity through Community Management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blogging about social business and community management, workplace learning, knowledge management, capability development and organizational learning with occasional digressions. Managing Diversity through Community Management. Knowledge Management. ID and Other Reflections.

The Three Eras of Knowledge Management – Towards the Collective Knowledge of Conversations

Elsua

In this case, Knowledge Management. If you are one of those knowledge workers interested in KM, or doing KM, this is one of those blog entries you should not miss out on! Leveraging Experiential Knowledge.

Organising Knowledge » Typologies for Ecommerce

Green Chameleon

How else can you serve (without the luxury of physical staff to guide a shopper) the diverse perspectives and needs that shoppers come with? Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates. Cross, Andrew Parker, Rob Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations Theodore Zeldin: Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives © 2006-2008 Straits Knowledge.

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Knowledge, Learning and Community: Elements of Effective Learning

Jenny Connected

What is knowledge? Theorists confuse public and personal knowledge. Personal knowledge is in our own mind. Public knowledge is out there in artefacts. Knowledge is the organisation of connections in networks. Developing personal knowledge is more like exercising than like inputting, absorbing or remembering (Slide 17). Knowledge emerges from the set of connections between us.

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Ford Foundation, Open Access and Really Sharing Knowledge

Full Circle Associates

Knowledge sharing can be enabled or blocked based on organizational policies and infrastructure. Some people still worry that setting their knowledge free will hurt them. collaboration community indicators knowledge sharing learning open

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The networked student and knowledge worker

Joitske Hulsebosch

So it could be the knowledge worker2.0 I wonder though, about individual paths and diversity. Irene Hanraets alerted me about this video about the networked student by wdrexler: The way the networked student uses web2.0 services is basically the way I use them.

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Knowledge Sharing Behaviours 2.0

Chris Collison

I’m currently working with the Henley KM Forum on a project which is exploring how the rise of social media have changed knowledge-sharing competencies and behaviours – and how we can help people to understand and embrace this. We’ve set up a LinkedIn Group entitled Knowledge Sharing 2.0 You know – the kind of knowledge-sharing activities that we’ll tell our kids about one day, and they’ll laugh at us. Behaviours Knowledge Management Web 2.0

Organising Knowledge>> The Accidental Taxonomist

Green Chameleon

I’ve had the honour of writing the foreword for Heather Hedden’s new book The Accidental Taxonomist which will be published in the next few weeks - here’s a snippet of what I wrote, to give you a flavour of the book: “The need for information organization has drawn practitioners from several loosely related disciplines: librarianship, publishing, information architecture, indexing, data, and information and knowledge management, among others.

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Have Prediction Markets arrived as an Enterprise Knowledge Sharing & Innovation Platform?

21st Century Organization

The conversation flow, diversity, and challenge to conventional thinking mirrored the forward looking sculptures in nearby Millenium Park. This Inside Knowledge Prediction Markets Masterclass (co-authored with colleague Victoria Axelrod) describes the prediction market landscape in 2008.

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?

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Knowledge, Learning and Community: Elements of Effective Learning

Jenny Connected

What is knowledge? Theorists confuse public and personal knowledge. Personal knowledge is in our own mind. Public knowledge is out there in artefacts. Knowledge is the organisation of connections in networks. This is what Stephen said in the session about personal and public knowledge. Knowledge is the organisation of a set of connections in a network. There are two distinct kinds of knowledge (but not only two kinds).

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Green Chameleon » When Can You Trust a Knowledge Manager?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about When Can You Trust a Knowledge Manager? If its a tough job being a knowledge manager, it’s an even tougher job to trust them with your organisation’s culture and infrastructure.

Organising Knowledge>> Typologies for Ecommerce

Green Chameleon

How else can you serve (without the luxury of physical staff to guide a shopper) the diverse perspectives and needs that shoppers come with? Ecommerce is a big consumer of taxonomies and a poster child for the use of facets. However, online sellers often take the more obvious route of identifying facets around the material or price attributes of their products.

HBS Working Knowledge: Virtual Teams

Collaborative Thinking

However, the virtual context highlights distinct participation strategies in teams' learning patterns, which aim to leverage deep, specialist knowledge, on one hand, or seek to integrate diverse knowledge, on the other hand. Instead, virtual team learning behaviors are likely to be shaped by boundaries that delimit timely access to relevant knowledge and skill. First Look: February 3, 2009 — HBS Working Knowledge.

Green Chameleon » How To Use KPIs in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How To Use KPIs in Knowledge Management I’ve always been wary of KPIs in knowledge management, because they appeal to a tangible measurement mindset that is easily distracted from the intangible and hard-to-pin down outcomes of KM efforts. Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates. 2006-2008 Straits Knowledge.

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SRI and Knowledge Sharing | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Can we view knowledge sharing not as a proscribed set of practices, but instead a set of principles? While there are a range of tools and methods that we call “knowledge sharing,&# they are just tools. What is the soil for knowledge sharing?

Article on the CGIAR’s Knowledge Sharing Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And it benefits from their diverse feedback too. Science has traditionally relied on a few key vehicles for sharing and validating new knowledge. In addition, the patent system serves as a complementary knowledge broker in instances where research spawns technical innovation.

Help! What’s the Next Big Thing in Knowledge Management?

Social Reporter

What’s the next big thing in local government knowledge management? The invite to contribute came in months back - courtesy I believe of a recommendation from my friend Steve Dale , who really is an expert in KM, and developing the Knowledge Hub for local authorities that I’ve written about here. You can manage information - but you can’t manage the most useful knowledge. Run semi-structured events like knowledge cafes and unconferences.

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And it benefits from their diverse feedback too.Science has traditionally relied on a few key vehicles for sharing and validating new knowledge. In addition, the patent system serves as a complementary knowledge broker in instances where research spawns technical innovation.

Green Chameleon » Where is Tacit Knowledge?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Where is Tacit Knowledge? Some of what teams know is documented and routinised, but a lot of it remains just as tacit as individual knowledge.

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Green Chameleon » How to Use KPIs in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How to Use KPIs in Knowledge Management I’ve always been wary of KPIs in knowledge management, because they appeal to a tangible measurement mindset that is easily distracted from the intangible and hard-to-pin down outcomes of KM efforts. Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.

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Organising Knowledge » SKOS Working Draft Open for Consultation

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about SKOS Working Draft Open for Consultation Via Alistair Miles, the draft specification for the SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organisation System) is now open for consultation. From the abstract: “This document defines the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), a common data model for sharing and linking knowledge organization systems via the Semantic Web.

Blog>> When Can You Trust a Knowledge Manager?

Green Chameleon

If its a tough job being a knowledge manager, it’s an even tougher job to trust them with your organisation’s culture and infrastructure. Absolutely the most dangerous knowledge managers are the confident ones in their second KM jobs with a “success&# under their belt.

Organising Knowledge » What Are We?

Green Chameleon

And in specialized domains, software will soon be better at categorization than people will (as collective knowledge and information can be referenced across different domains, context can be better determined, etc.) “You Many information and knowledge environments are not susceptible to the methods that Google uses to magnificent affect on the scale of large populations of people using very large populations of content and very diverse purposes - also discussed in my book.

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Update on OldGlobeMOOC and Peer Assessment

Jenny Connected

I have thought since the first MOOC in 2008 (CCK08 Connectivism and Connective Knowledge), designed and run by Stephen Downes and George Siemens, that assessment may be the sticking point for MOOCs. The OldGlobeMOOC is a great experience in terms of the diversity of participants. Tagged: #OldGlobeMOOC , assessment , Coursera , diversity , MOOC , peer assessment , xMOOC. OldGlobeMOOC #OldGlobeMOOC assessment Coursera diversity MOOC peer assessment xMOOC

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And it benefits from their diverse feedback too.Science has traditionally relied on a few key vehicles for sharing and validating new knowledge. In addition, the patent system serves as a complementary knowledge broker in instances where research spawns technical innovation.

2008 130

Creating Knowledge: Network Structure and Innovation

Link Center Essays

By Steve Borgatti, Carroll School of Management, Boston College Introduction All knowledge is socially constructed, but some more than others. These two kinds of knowledge creation are supported by different kinds of network structures.

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Green Chameleon » How to Kill a Knowledge Environment with a Taxonomy

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How to Kill a Knowledge Environment with a Taxonomy We frequently encounter clients who are eager to apply their taxonomy structures to a variety of uses, including navigation structures in websites, general search and browsing in an intranet, and application to specialised content repositories. It is, in fact, the Linnaean trap of assuming that a single system can support all knowledge needs.

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Green Chameleon » Do Knowledge Managers Belong Together?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Do Knowledge Managers Belong Together? Andrew Mitchell asked the other day on the actKM Forum what an appropriate collective noun might be for a gathering of knowledge managers. Some of his suggestions were tongue in cheek, but decidedly unflattering: “a wisdom of knowledge managers&# was ok, but a “bumble&# or an “extinction&# of knowledge managers??

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Questions and reflective practice

Michelle Laurie

These questions help us design better processes, engage with groups on a deeper level and build understanding amongst diverse stakeholders that are often trying to work on layered and complex challenges. knowledge management Uncategorized Reflective practice

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Green Chameleon » The Life of a Knowledge Manager: Nasty, Brutish and Short

Green Chameleon

My thanks to the members of various KM communities and contributors, including iKMS , HKKMS , HKPolyU , actKM , SIKM Leaders Forum , KM Malaysia , KMTalk , KM Forum , the Gurteen Knowledge Community , as well as readers of this blog, for participating in this exercise.

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Share2010 Session: Arvind Sampath from Sinclair Knight Merz on "Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Sinclair Knight Merz Strategy for Success"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Arvind Sampath from Sinclair Knight Merz talked about their experience with success around knowledge management and collaboration. Key areas are document management, knowledge management, collaboration, and business process automation. The collaboration challenge - distributed project teams, diverse disciplines / backgrounds / work processes, need to provide them with access to the same repository of information.

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Emerging Autopoietic Communities – Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

First IFIP International Workshop on Distributed Knowledge Management (DKM 2008), Oct, 18-19, 2008, Shanghai 1. Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex. Abstract—Knowledge-based communities are important but. emergence and development of knowledge-based communities at. Knowledge-based communities are highly complex. practice, knowledge management, complexity, emergence. even survival on building and disseminating knowledge. tacit” knowledge.

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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Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business.

2015 263

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

It’s something that should be very much encouraged as our mere means of survival for us all knowledge Web workers. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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My Harvest from a Think Tank on Assessing Collaboration

Michelle Laurie

The session started with a summary of our initial thinking and was followed by a World Café brainstorm to help further our collective understanding using the knowledge in the room. Don’t get caught in the tangle of terminology between learning networks, knowledge networks, CoPs.

2013 185

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

Failure to capture knowledge. Yes, we are bound to recognise we have got knowledge workers who are very capable of working remotely very effectively, while others may well not be; the important thing in this case is to realise it’s actually more of an advantage than a disadvantage.