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The Vision Over the last few years, I’ve been interested in the fields of Personal Knowledge Management (or PKM) and Personal Learning Environments (or PLE). I’ve been a knowledge worker as long as I can remember, and have subsequently searched long and hard for numerous software applications and systems to help me better process, organize, and retrieve information.
I am presenting at Tlt2010 in Saskatoon this morning. Here’s the overview: The network era is blurring the lines between working, learning and playing.
After a conversation with Harold Jarche last week I have given my Visual of the Personal Knowledge Management process a new dimension, adding the stage “Dialog” at the end of the process. The new stage “Dialog” can also be seen as a source for research / retrieval of the next level of development in the growing spiral. I actually like this representation better and it can also be seen as a metaphor for the old format of the web: Knowledge was produced, published and that’s it. Web 2.0 seems to add more value to the process including dialog with the audience and the spiral shows the growing value of the Information (Knowledge) while passing through the process. Like this:
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE July 2007 ISSN 1302-6488, Volume: 8 Number: 3 Article: 3 usıng social software for personal knowledge management
There is no common agreement on the definition of knowledge - this is our view... Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Personal Knowledge Management A core focus of PKM is 'personal inquiry', a quest to find, connect, learn, and explore. See also - KM 3.0
Personal Knowledge Management [This post is a continuation of Sense-making with PKM (March, 2009)] Personal = according to one’s abilities, interests and motivation (not directed by external forces)
It seems that Stephen Downes isn’t enamoured with my PKM process : My first thought was, do I do it this way? And, of course, I don’t – my process is much too haphazard to be dignified with the term ‘method’. But then I thought, what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information?
Knowledge work framework (PKM + tasks) Something that has been in my "to blog" list for a while - the current reincarnation of my personal KM models , turned into a knowledge work framework. The left part of the framework represents personal knowledge management activities that inform and support performing specific (content-related) tasks, which in turn provide direction and focus for PKM. The distinction between tasks and PKM could be clarified using one-person enterprise metaphor: tasks would represent its core business, while PKM - its overhead activities. New ideas and insights are often developed in the social context, hence conversations are in the middle of the framework. This sector incorporates a spectrum between passively followed conversations to collaboration with others focused on performing specific tasks.
Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve, and share knowledge in his or her daily activities ( Grundspenkis 2007 ) and the way in which these processes support work activities ( Wright 2005 ). It is a response to the idea that knowledge workers increasingly need to be responsible for their own growth and learning. ( Smedley 2009 ) It is a bottom-up approach to knowledge management (KM), as opposed to more traditional, top-down KM. ( Pollard 2008 ) [ edit ] History and Background
Great dialog between Harold Jarche and Stephen Downes around Harold's PKM process … Stephen Downes wrote in response: … what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information?
In Sense-making with PKM I described some personal knowledge management processes using various web tools. The overall process consists of four internal actions (Sort, Categorize, Retrieve, Make Explicit) and three externally focused ones (Connect, Contribute, Exchange). Personal knowledge management is one way of addressing the issue of TMI (too much information). A sense-making routine can be regularly reading certain blogs and news feeds, capturing important ideas with social bookmarks and then putting ideas out in the open on a blog.