Why do we want to KNOW STUFF? It’s about finding and processing the information we need for whatever it is we eventually need to DO and absorb.Peter Drucker once said, “Knowledge is like the sound of the tree that falls in the forest when no one is there: it doesn’t exist unless people interact with it”.
How many of you use iTunes or an MP3 player or Windows Media player to store, organise and play music files?Y’know all that information you can see – the name of the artist, the cover art, the genre, whether or not you can copy it or are restricted by DRM?
Thank metadata for all that. Metadata is data about data. If you use iTunes and right click on an MP3 track, you will get to see all the metadata encoded into the audio file. You can even use iTunes to ADD that data to audio files.Metadata allows us to organise, filter, and sort information. When you do a search – on your computer or on a search engine like Google or YouTube – it is metadata that allows you to find what you’re looking for.
Tags in Diigo library organise contentDiigo as a research engineSearch, browse, add other people’s stuffAdding the Diigo add-on/widgetDigolet on RD Farm, full client elsewhereUsing the Diigo browser widgetBookmark, highlight, sticky notes
Example of using the overlap of capabilities to go from data to knowledge
Drinking from the fire hose
Drinking from the fire hose KerryJ Online learning specialist Level 1, Flinders Street p 8216 5223 e email@example.com ‘Loving it’ by Oakley Originals CC (b) http://bit.ly/sblyeI
Acknowledgment of countryWe acknowledge this Land as the Traditional Landsof the Kaurna People and we respect and supporttheir Spiritual, Physical, Economical, Intellectualand Emotional relationship with their Country.We also acknowledge the Kaurna people asthe custodians of the Adelaide Region and theirinherent Cultural and Spiritual beliefs continueto sustain the living Kaurna People today.
WISDOMKNOWLEDGEINFORMATION DATA Adler, Tuan, Bell, Cooley, & various
Data• Person A thought online learning would be helpful in helping him/her screen for family violence• Person B is a FDRP• Person C isn’t sure if online learning would be helpful• Person D is male
Information• 67% of FDRPs, lawyers and counsellors we surveyed in a sample of 366 felt that online learning about domestic violence screening would be helpful• There have been many surveys done in the VET sector that show online learning is in demand• More than 50% of our sector feels they need additional skills.• 1/3 of our sector is over age 50• People over 45 say e-learning is a good alternative for them when done well
Knowledge• Our sector is hungry for training• There is a reasonable component of our sector over age 50• All we know about adult learning shows that e-learning will work with older learners if we get the induction right
Wisdom• We are expanding our e-learning offerings and are building better inductions.
How do we make internet data useful?‘Loving it’ by Oakley Originals CC (b) http://bit.ly/sblyeI
PLNs sharing information/ tapping into knowledge•Professional associations•Alumni groups•Acquaintances
(c) Nancy White, Full Circle Associates http://bit.ly/tAoHKU
Staying connected• One to one• Small groups• Project groups• Many to many
CoPs – building knowledge • Organised • Small • Focused/purpose • Collaborative • Shelf life
Overlap• CoP and PLN tools• Diigo and Mendeley have PLN and CoP toools
Diigo for trainers1. Create course group2. Create unique course tag3. Add a few examplar resources4. Get learners on Diigo and tagging/annotating to the group5. Add comments/feedback in the group to tagged items6. Grade students – have them copy URL from their resources with unique tag, paste into online text assignment in Moodle