Beyond Workplace Learning Stephen Downes April 5, 2011
<ul><li>Many organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of indiv...
<ul><li>Typical Workplace Learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employer driven  </li><...
<ul><li>Evolving Organization </li></ul>Vs Demand Driven Adapted from:  http://www.slideshare.net/jarche/working-smarter-h...
<ul><li>The Network Organization </li></ul>No borders here Diagram:  http://www.jarche.com/2011/03/mapping-quality-with-vn...
<ul><li>The Dilemma: Document vs Data </li></ul>Vs Content Driven
<ul><li>Imagine just adding even the following two applications to the workplace environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google...
<ul><li>Extending beyond the enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networks / Yammer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google D...
<ul><li>From Management to Meaning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t do things  to  people, do things  with  people </li></ul></...
<ul><li>Three types of CNO... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to create linked d...
<ul><li>Stephen Downes </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.downes.ca </li></ul>
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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. For audio, please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/270

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