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CHANGING THE WAY PMS LEARN
PLEs, MOOCs & Social learning
The rise of personal
learning
Learning vehicles
• MOOCs
• Lessons learned
• Coaching & mentoring
• Social learning
Challen...
What have
you learned
most from?
Project experiences
Peer or manager
Coach or mentor
A course
70
20
10
experience
on-the-jobreflect performance support
informal
Experiential
Formal
Social
managers
stretch targets
col...
Learner-centred
Guide-on-the-side
Course-centred
Sage-on-the-stage
ParticipationAcquisition
Learner-centred
Guide-on-the-side
Course-centred
Sage-on-the-stage
ParticipationAcquisition
The rise of
personal
learning
Coursera
Udemy
FutureLearn
LinkedIn Learning
YouTube
Top MOOCs
Source:
http://www.onlinecoursereport.co
m/the-50-most-popular-moocs-of-
all-time/
Top MOOCs
Source:
http://www.onlinecoursereport.co
m/the-50-most-popular-moocs-of-
all-time/
Top MOOCs
Source:
http://www.onlinecoursereport.co
m/the-50-most-popular-moocs-of-
all-time/
Local is
lekker!
How do I start?
Motivation &
skills?
How do I choose?
Learning aggregators
Learning
recommenders
Life-long learning
platfo...
How do I start?
How do I choose?
Learning aggregators
Learning
recommenders
Life-long learning
platforms
Find aggregators & filterers
Find interesting people
Be curious
Seek
Publish, comment, participate
Find those who share yo...
Lessons
learned
Seek
Sense
Share
Mentoring
• expertise & advice
Coaching
• facilitation &
personal support
I store my
knowledge in
my friends
I store my
knowledge in
my friends
https://www.slideshare.net/PiCubed/the-linkedin-effe...
Stage 2: Survey results
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Maintaining/growing professional
relationships
Creating professiona...
Stage 3: Project management communities
Over 700 PM related groups on LinkedIn
¹Generic PM groups selected on basis of mem...
Examples of conversations that generate
engagement
• Sales & promotional
• Recruitment
• Personal & personal promotion
• S...
What are
professional
bodies doing?
• Learning on the job
• Peer guidance & discussion
• Work shadowing
• Structured readi...
What are
professional
bodies doing?
“1 hour of learning = 1 PDU”
35 hours:25 hours – Education:
Giving back
Unintentional, Informal
Intentional, Informal
Intentional,
formal
Teacher driven
Structured learning
Learner driven
‘Seren...
Experiences
matter
Supply-push
To Demand-pull
Mash-up your
learning
approaches
Be ‘social’
Use your
network
Changing the
w...
https://za.linkedin.com/in/picubed
@worsley_louise
• Name | Louise Worsley
• Web | www.pi3.co.za
• Email | lworsley@pi3.co...
https://knowledgelover.com/best-mooc-
massive-open-online-course-providers-list/
edX https://edx.org/
Owned by MIT & Harva...
1. Class Central – A simple site lists everything in a large organized table, sorted by basic
parameters such as future co...
https://degreed.com/for-me
Degreed: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2490622,00.asp,
Https://degreed.com/for-me
School...
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Changing the way project managers learn

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Presented at the Project Management Western Cape Conference, November 2017. Discusses approaches to becoming a self-motivated professional learner in the field of project management.

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  1. 1. CHANGING THE WAY PMS LEARN PLEs, MOOCs & Social learning
  2. 2. The rise of personal learning Learning vehicles • MOOCs • Lessons learned • Coaching & mentoring • Social learning Challenges• Name | Louise Worsley • Web | www.pi3.co.za • Email | lworsley@pi3.co.za
  3. 3. What have you learned most from? Project experiences Peer or manager Coach or mentor A course
  4. 4. 70 20 10 experience on-the-jobreflect performance support informal Experiential Formal Social managers stretch targets collaboration conversation coachingpeer-to-peer sharing exposure training blended learning elearning education
  5. 5. Learner-centred Guide-on-the-side Course-centred Sage-on-the-stage ParticipationAcquisition
  6. 6. Learner-centred Guide-on-the-side Course-centred Sage-on-the-stage ParticipationAcquisition The rise of personal learning
  7. 7. Coursera Udemy FutureLearn LinkedIn Learning YouTube
  8. 8. Top MOOCs Source: http://www.onlinecoursereport.co m/the-50-most-popular-moocs-of- all-time/
  9. 9. Top MOOCs Source: http://www.onlinecoursereport.co m/the-50-most-popular-moocs-of- all-time/
  10. 10. Top MOOCs Source: http://www.onlinecoursereport.co m/the-50-most-popular-moocs-of- all-time/
  11. 11. Local is lekker!
  12. 12. How do I start? Motivation & skills? How do I choose? Learning aggregators Learning recommenders Life-long learning platforms
  13. 13. How do I start? How do I choose? Learning aggregators Learning recommenders Life-long learning platforms
  14. 14. Find aggregators & filterers Find interesting people Be curious Seek Publish, comment, participate Find those who share your passions Share Sense Challenge Construct Evaluate Internalise
  15. 15. Lessons learned Seek Sense Share
  16. 16. Mentoring • expertise & advice Coaching • facilitation & personal support
  17. 17. I store my knowledge in my friends I store my knowledge in my friends https://www.slideshare.net/PiCubed/the-linkedin-effect-a-new-way- of-learning-ou-conference-presentation
  18. 18. Stage 2: Survey results 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Maintaining/growing professional relationships Creating professional relationships Seeking information on practices in other groups Promoting myself Seeking answers to specific work-related questions Promoting my work/company LinkedIn: What I find helpful 40% reported “Seeking information on practices in other groups” as very helpful
  19. 19. Stage 3: Project management communities Over 700 PM related groups on LinkedIn ¹Generic PM groups selected on basis of membership numbers - 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 Membership of top 10 PM groups¹ Demographics? Data extracted 14/11/14 Rechecked on 14/1/15 Activity? Quality?
  20. 20. Examples of conversations that generate engagement • Sales & promotional • Recruitment • Personal & personal promotion • Seeking advice / information • Provoke debate Conversation Category Comments Likes Describe Project Management in three words! Provoke debate 4004 457 Is PMP overvalued? Provoke debate 1035 118 What is your most favorite project management document? Provoke debate 892 180 How do you manage multitasking? What tips do you have for others? Seeking advice /information 510 98 What is your favorite motivational quote? Provoke debate 332 19 What are the components of "project context"? Seeking advice /information 128 34 Should a project Charter have the acceptance criteria? Seeking advice /information 94 19
  21. 21. What are professional bodies doing? • Learning on the job • Peer guidance & discussion • Work shadowing • Structured reading • Presentations to colleagues • Reading blogs • Sharing knowledge and experience with others
  22. 22. What are professional bodies doing? “1 hour of learning = 1 PDU” 35 hours:25 hours – Education: Giving back
  23. 23. Unintentional, Informal Intentional, Informal Intentional, formal Teacher driven Structured learning Learner driven ‘Serendipitous’ learning The drive to personal learning What are you doing?
  24. 24. Experiences matter Supply-push To Demand-pull Mash-up your learning approaches Be ‘social’ Use your network Changing the way we learn
  25. 25. https://za.linkedin.com/in/picubed @worsley_louise • Name | Louise Worsley • Web | www.pi3.co.za • Email | lworsley@pi3.co.za Thank you
  26. 26. https://knowledgelover.com/best-mooc- massive-open-online-course-providers-list/ edX https://edx.org/ Owned by MIT & Harvard University. It’s one of the largest provider of MOOC education internationally. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, maths, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. NovoEd https://novoed.com/ Founded by Stanford University professor Amin Saberi and PhD student Farnaz Ronaghi. Unlike any other MOOC provider, here students can collaborate in small teams with students around the world and submit assignments. Udacity https://udacity.com/ Offers proprietary “Nanodegree” programs for learning technology skills that matter by doing projects employers value, without leaving your current job. Udemy https://udemy.com/ Mostly known for their collection of paid courses but they have many great courses available for free, such as: Build Your First Website in 1 Week with HTML5 and CSS3 & Become an iOS Developer from Scratch Read more at: https://knowledgelover.com/best-mooc-massive-open-online-course-providers-list/ Coursera https://coursera.org/ The most popular provider of massive open online courses globally. Coursera has more than 10 million users in 890 courses from 117 institutions. Harvard Open Courses http://extension.harv ard.edu/open- learning-initiative Under Open Learning Initiative (OLI), Harvard has launched a plethora of free courses to everyone around the world. Topics covered such as art, humanities, museum studies, business studies, management, computer science, engineering, mathematics languages, journalism, literature, speech, writing, pre- medical studies, science, environmental studies, social sciences and study skills. MIT OpenCourseware http://ocw.mit.edu/ Large scale on-line publication of MIT course materials. It includes many free courses available to anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy https://khanacademy .org/ Learning from their micro lectures and practice exercise is quite engaging. Their motto is “A free, world- class education for anyone, anywhere”. Top 8: January 2015 Online course providers
  27. 27. 1. Class Central – A simple site lists everything in a large organized table, sorted by basic parameters such as future courses, just announced, starting soon, and self paced. 2. MOOC-List – A site which lists down all the offerings from specific providers. 3. RedHoop – It lets you search and filter results based on pricing, duration, level, certificates, group, provider and your recent activity. This website works well, — among the best. 4. CourseBuffet – Manages all content by ratings, popularity, subject area, university offering the class, and more. It aggregates small providers too. 5. Knoloop – “Your portal to discover, review and follow thousands of online learning materials in any subject.” You can see rating and reviews given by other users before starting the learning. 6. Coursetalk – A well-organized website with thousands of courses from more than 30 subjects to choose from. 7. Degreed – A free service that tracks and scores all of your education — from books and MOOCs to formal college degrees. 8. Tube Course – Powerful tool to find any course and filter based on source, published date, course length, quality, difficulty level or language. Currently supports Youtube, Udemy, Coursera and Udacity. https://knowledgelover.com/best-mooc-aggregators-for-free-online-courses/ 9. Online course report : http://www.onlinecoursereport.com/about/ MOOC aggregators & recommenders
  28. 28. https://degreed.com/for-me Degreed: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2490622,00.asp, Https://degreed.com/for-me Schoology: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2490580,00.asp Apple iTunes U (now Apple Podcasts) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2490649,00.asp Moodle LMS: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2486973,00.asp Smarter U http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2486976,00.asp Tracking learning: PLEs

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