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Beyond Workplace Learning

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Short presentation in which I outline the elements of the classical approach to workplace learning that can be and are being challenged by new forms of enterprise organization and workplace learning. …

Short presentation in which I outline the elements of the classical approach to workplace learning that can be and are being challenged by new forms of enterprise organization and workplace learning. For audio, please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/270

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  • 1. Beyond Workplace Learning Stephen Downes April 5, 2011
  • 2.
    • Many organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks.
    • - William H. Dutton
    • http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1767870
  • 3.
    • Typical Workplace Learning:
      • Demand driven
      • Employer driven
      • Content driven
    • It’s no coincidence that the dominant workplace e-learning technology is based on military training manuals
  • 4.
    • Evolving Organization
    Vs Demand Driven Adapted from: http://www.slideshare.net/jarche/working-smarter-hr-exec-council?from=ss_embed
  • 5.
    • The Network Organization
    No borders here Diagram: http://www.jarche.com/2011/03/mapping-quality-with-vna/ Vs Employer Driven
  • 6.
    • The Dilemma: Document vs Data
    Vs Content Driven
  • 7.
    • Imagine just adding even the following two applications to the workplace environment:
      • Google guru chatbot
      • http://guru.googlelabs.com/
      • Exfm resource grabber
      • http://ex.fm/
      • (both found today via http://blogoehlert.typepad.com/ )
  • 8.
    • Extending beyond the enterprise
      • Social networks / Yammer
      • Google Docs / Zoho
    • Cloud vs Enterprise
      • Productivity advantages
      • Cost savings
      • Integration & privacy considerations
    http://www.downes.ca/post/55157
  • 9.
    • From Management to Meaning
      • Don’t do things to people, do things with people
      • If we have to ask “how do we motivate people” then we’re taking the wrong approach – Kohn
      • “ Knowledge sharing is your job” – Buckman
      • Provide opportunities for autonomy, mastery, purpose – Pink
    http://www.slideshare.net/KMMiddleEast/david-gurteen-km-middle-east-2011
  • 10.
    • Three types of CNO...
      • Sharing
        • The ability to create linked documents, data, and objects within a distributed network
      • Contributing
        • The ability to employ social networking applications of the Web to facilitate group communication
      • Co-creating
        • The ability for individuals to collaborate through networks that facilitate cooperative group work toward shared goals
      • (Dutton, p. 12)
  • 11.
    • Stephen Downes
    • http://www.downes.ca