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PKM - Personal knowledge management - GCP

PKM - Personal knowledge management - GCP
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) History and Background[edit] Although as early as 1998 Davenport wrote on the importance to worker productivity of understanding individual knowledge processes (cited in (Zhang 2009)), the term personal knowledge management appears to be relatively new. Models[edit] Dorsey (2000) identified information retrieval, assessment and evaluation, organization, analysis, presentation, security, and collaboration as essential to PKM (cited in (Zhang 2009)). Criticism[edit]

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Personal information management Personal information management (PIM) refers to the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain, retrieve and use personal information items such as documents (paper-based and digital), web pages and email messages for everyday use to complete tasks (work-related or not) and fulfill a person’s various roles (as parent, employee, friend, member of community, etc.). There are six ways in which information can be personal: [1] Owned by "me"About "me"Directed toward "me"Sent/Posted by "me"Experienced by "me"Relevant to "me"

Personal Knowledge Management Note: If you are looking for the summary page on personal knowledge management (PKM) it is now here: Jay has recently posted on Learning Circuits that blogs can be used as knowledge management (KM) tools. Using these tools brings some new challenges, as Lilia has noted “In a sense personal KM is very entrepreneurial, there are more rewards and more risks in taking responsibility for developing own expertise.”

Knowledge worker What differentiates knowledge work from other forms of work is its primary task of "non-routine" problem solving that requires a combination of convergent, divergent, and creative thinking.[2] Also, despite the amount of research and literature on knowledge work there is yet to be a succinct definition of the term.[3] The issue of who knowledge workers are, and what knowledge work entails, however, is still debated. Mosco and McKercher (2007) outline various viewpoints on the matter. They first point to the most narrow and defined definition of knowledge work, such as Florida’s view of it as specifically, "the direct manipulation of symbols to create an original knowledge product, or to add obvious value to an existing one", which limits the definition of knowledge work to mainly creative work. Knowledge workers spend 38% of their time searching for information.

Knowledge Management as Educational Science Knowledge Management as Educational Science Our brains naturally function systematically, and if we can learn to teach and learn to this biological strength we can become far more effective. Image provided by Walter Smith. Can we create a science of knowledge management that teachers can use to influence learning? In the previous seven articles, I have outlined a system of knowledge management that can be used to design, manage and implement a comprehensive model of education. Do knowledge management systems have a basis in science? Are you really managing information overload? At the social media webinar I gave at the end of last year for the PMI LEAD Community of Practice one of the main themes coming out of the comments and questions from participants was how to deal with the extra information channels that social media tools offer. People generally seem quite worried about how to handle information overload, to the point that it creates a panic or stress and they stop using tools that could actually be quite helpful if they were only used in the right way. Graham Allcott talks about this in his book, How To Be A Productivity Ninja. It’s a time-management-y book but it’s really about how to get organised and stay organised. He says that information overload isn’t about having too much information at all. Instead, it’s a symptom of other sorts of stress.

Here's how I'm approaching Personal Knowledge Management A few months back, Harold Jarche wrote a very interesting article about sense making with Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Harold suggested a model that he uses to manage his personal knowledge and stay on top of his social media intake. I strongly suggest that you also look through the webinar he did on PKM at the LearnTrends conference. I think the article is a great reference for anyone that claims to be getting overwhelmed by the volume of information out there on the web. I have had this problem for ages as well and given that I'm a Getting Things Done (GTD) guy, I wanted to make my knowledge management fit into my regular scheme of life.

Lifelong learning Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated"[1] pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, rather than competitiveness and employability.[2] Evolved from the term “life-long learners” created by Leslie Watkins and used by Professor Clint Taylor (CSULA) and Superintendent for the Temple City Unified School District’s mission statement in 1993, the term recognizes that learning is not confined to childhood or the classroom but takes place throughout life and in a range of situations. During the last fifty years, constant scientific and technological innovation and change has had a profound effect on learning needs and styles. Learning economy[edit] Lifelong learning is being recognized by traditional colleges and universities as valid in addition to degree attainment.

Is social media ruining knowledge management? Nick Milton shared an interesting blog post a few days ago “Social media will destroy the value in KM – discuss”. In it he looked at some of the ways that social media is undermining knowledge management and some of the risks it can pose to management of organizational knowledge management efforts. I shared some of his concerns, but I think that social media also has a lot to offer for knowledge exchange. But it also requires us to think a little differently about what knowledge management is and how to go about it. I think we also need to recognize that individuals and companies are increasingly embracing social media and so knowledge managers need to adapt to it and figure out how to use it for good or risk being marginalized, whether they like it or not.

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