Methods and Tools for Developing Personal Knowledge Management Skills in the Connectivist Era

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Methods and Tools for Developing Personal Knowledge Management Skills in the Connectivist Era

  1. 1. Methods and Tools for Developing Personal Knowledge Management Skills in the Connectivist Era authors ¢ Maria Chiara Pettenati l Maria Elisabetta Cigognini l Fortunato Sorrentino l institutions ¢ 1 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  2. 2. Agenda Purpose of the work ¢ Discussion ¢ starting point l about connectivism, lifelong learning and more l Personal Knowledge Management skills l the Reference Model l learning scenario l Conclusions ¢ Future outlook ¢ Q&A ¢ 2 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  3. 3. Purpose of the work 3
  4. 4. theme and context basic themes ¢ knowledge, learning, methodologies l context ¢ the emerging phenomena in our educational l world • connectivism • competencies acquisition via informal learning • Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) • social networking practices • lifelong learning (LLL) 4 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  5. 5. our objective provide a Reference Model to support ¢ educators in the task of designing online learning experiences: aimed at skill acquisition l involving personal knowledge l situated in a social networking context l with full use of all the available web tools l 5 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  6. 6. … seen this? Web 2.0 Colour Palette source: http://www.uneasysilence.com/archive /2006/04/5885 6 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  7. 7. Discussion 7
  8. 8. our starting point a set of strong, converging and ¢ remarkably popular concepts and memes connectivism l • by G. Siemens, 2004, a theoretical framework for e-learning Lifelong Learning l • a continuous beat coming from the EU zone web 2.0 l • and further empowerment though“individual” knowledge l our in vivo educators’ experience ¢ teaching Instructional Design l Ph.D. theses management l 8 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  9. 9. connectivism means … source: “Knowing Knowledge. George Siemens, 2006” 9 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  10. 10. lifelong learning means… «… the true competence for a lifelong ¢ learner of the Knowledge Society is the capability to “stay connected” and “belong” to digital communities where interests are and can be continuously shared. » 10 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  11. 11. and all that means… source: G. Siemens “Knowing Knowledge” – selection of images - http://www.knowingknowledge.com/book.php 11 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  12. 12. and we all experience this… 12 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  13. 13. about PKM: why „knowledge is a key asset in our society, ¢ hence it should be a strong personal concern personal knowledge, through interaction ¢ and sharing across members of a community, is the basis of an individual’s effectiveness need to re-assess the concepts of ¢ knowledge worker/knowledge learner /knowledge citizen affected by a storm of new technologies l violently stressed by information gigantism l 13 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  14. 14. we all know this … 14 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  15. 15. PKM: what born in the university environment ¢ 1999: UCLA Anderson School of Management l 2000-2002: Millikin University (prof. Dorsey) l • «Personal knowledge management is best viewed as based on a set of problem solving skills that have both a logical or conceptual as well as physical or hands-on component. » (Dorsey) a great opportunity ¢ many tools with a lot of creativity l an unprecedented chance to fascinate our l students and “buy them in” Today ¢ a wider scope than just academies l also:“enterprise” PKM l 15 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  16. 16. PKM skills 16
  17. 17. PKM skills categorization 17 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  18. 18. question can we frame a working model ¢ supporting lifelong-learning objectives and skill acquisition within the scope of connectivism and against the web 2.0 background? 18 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  19. 19. The Reference Model 19
  20. 20. a knowledge flow concept how to drive the learning activities ¢ 4 stages l moving around in steps l role of “enabling conditions” l 20 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  21. 21. 1st stage à 21 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  22. 22. 2nd stage 22 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  23. 23. 3rd stage 23 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  24. 24. 4th stage 24 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  25. 25. PKM skills and skill acquisition – a scenario 25
  26. 26. Learning Scenario Motivate Engage Define objectives Define tasks 26 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  27. 27. Define roles Learning Scenario Search and classify information Setup collaboration tools 27 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  28. 28. Learning Scenario Create Collaborate Share 28 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  29. 29. Learning Scenario Dealt with others Share Merge 29 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  30. 30. Conclusion & future outlook 30
  31. 31. conclusion a Reference Model has been proposed to ¢ be used in the instructional design and in the implementation of learning activities the Model is complemented and ¢ illustrated by a sample scenario showing how PKM skills can be acquired we argue that the stages and the ¢ processes contained in the Model can become a mental habit of the lifelong learner when accessing resources and building relations during formal/informal e-learning experiences 31 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  32. 32. future outlook demonstrate that application of our Model ¢ will drive the learner to dynamically build an effective “personal learning environment” in which technological tools are functional to the construction of knowledge in a negotiable and adaptable space 32 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  33. 33. Q&A… our questions… ¢ Technology. Do you believe that current (web) l technology is adequately supporting personal knowledge management? Society. Is it true that people in need of l instruction may find a response outside the Institution walls much more than within? and your J questions please … ¢ 33 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007
  34. 34. grazie mariachiara.pettenati@unifi.it elisabetta.cigognini@unifi.it fortunato.sorrentino@virgilio.it 34 Eden Conference, Naples, 16th June 2007

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