"A professional learning network, with its redundant connections, repetition of information and indirect communications, is a much more resilient system than any designed development program can be. Redundancy is also a good principal for supporting social learning diffusion. There is always more than one way to communicate or find something and just because something was blogged, tweeted or posted does not mean it will be understood and eventually internalized as actionable knowledge. The more complex or novel the idea, the more time it will take to be understood."
So at the Connected Knowledge Lab our next two mini online workshops will be focused on this topic:
From 5-16 August the Professional Network Mapping mini online workshop, led by Harold, will help you examine your personal network for diversity, and understand how you can improve it.
From 2-13 September the Building your Professional Network mini online workshop, led by me, will help you identify the best places to build your professional learning network
Please note, that although we refer to these events as "mini workshops" they are not traditional, formal online courses - and you can find out how they run here.
There will also be two web meetings on Wednesday 7 August and Wednesday 4 September for those participating in the workshops.
To join the mini online workshops you need to sign up for membership of the Connected Knowledge Lab - where you will also be able to access our growing resource area and join in all the conversations in our CKL Community.
It is clearly difficult for some, who see themselves as “gatekeepers” to learning, to understand that they can no longer control everything that people learn in their organisation, and that it is not a matter of “letting” people learn things on their own, but recognising they are already doing so. The door to a new world of knowledge is now well and truly open for anyone to pass through, so it’s now more a question of how we can help people in this big World Wide Web of Learning, rather than shutting down access to it.
The first mini online workshop at the Connected Knowledge Lab takes place from 8-19 July and is led by Harold Jarche.
This mini online workshop will help you understand the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) framework as a model for taking control of your professional development.
Although we refer to these events as "workshops" they are not traditional, formal online courses - and you can find out how they run here.
There will also be a web meeting on Wednesday 10 July 2013 for those participating in the workshop, where you can talk with Harold and others participating in the workshop.
To join the online workshop you can sign up for 1 month's membership of the Connected Knowledge Lab for just £25, or else take out a 6 month or annual subscription so that you can take part in any of the monthly workshop running, as well as access our growing resource area and join in all the conversations in our CKL Community.
Find out more how to become a member and participate in the Seek-Sense-Share workshop.
Last week I was in New York City where I gave the keynote at the International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace. The title was Social learning; the changing face of workplace learning. You can find the slides and some notes in my post here.