Learnstreaming - Take Control of Your Online Informal Learning Experience

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This is a presentation I gave for an Informal Learning Conference.

Learnstreaming - Take Control of Your Online Informal Learning Experience

  1. 1. Learnstreaming Take Control of Your Online Informal Learning Experience Dennis Callahan http://learnstreaming.com @denniscallahan
  2. 3. 3 Things You Should Leave With Today
  3. 4. What is Learnstreaming ? 1
  4. 5. Three Major Actions of Learnstreaming 2
  5. 6. Tools for Learnstreaming 3
  6. 7. What is learnstreaming ? Three Major Actions of learnstreaming Tools for learnstreaming Where We’re Going 1 2 3
  7. 8. What is learnstreaming ? 1
  8. 9. The way we describe something can affect the way we perceive it and way we perceive it can affect the way we use it. (Whorf, Korzybski, Thaler, Ross)
  9. 10. The Internet has changed…. Web pages From…
  10. 11. The Internet has changed…. One Way Web pages Consumer From…
  11. 12. The Internet has changed…. Streams To… One Way Web pages Consumer From…
  12. 13. The Internet has changed…. Two Way Streams Conversation Real-time Co-creation Consumer & Creator To… One Way Web pages Consumer From…
  13. 14. Streams bring changes in the ways we learn and share our learning.
  14. 15. We create as much information in two days now as we did from the dawn of man through 2003 ~ Eric Schmidt Google CEO Photo credit: zipckr http://www.flickr.com/photos/zipckr/3925513417/
  15. 16. Research from the University of California at San Diego 2008 The average American on an average day consumes 100,500 words and 34 gigabytes of information (cross our eyes & ears) Note: does not include work http://www.good.is/post/how-much-data-do-americans-consume-each-day/ Infographic created by Rob Vargas
  16. 17. It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure ~ Clay Shirky Photo credit: Patrick Hoesly http://www.flickr.com/photos/zooboing/4594423084/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  17. 18. What changes are you seeing or experiencing ?
  18. 19. Having a framework or using a metaphor helps make sense of this change… The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor – Aristotle
  19. 20. … and learnstreaming can help you (and others) make sense of your online learning experience
  20. 21. publishing your learning activities online for the benefit of you and others Learnstreaming
  21. 22. requires that you have a learnstream Learnstreaming
  22. 23. What does a learnstream look like?
  23. 24. I was hoping someone was going to ask…
  24. 25. Think of your learnstream as a river
  25. 26. Knowledge as a river, not a reservoir Think of your learnstream as a river With ongoing development of technology, cross-industry collaboration, global connectedness and competitiveness, more and more knowledge moves with river-like properties ~ George Siemens
  26. 27. Using time as a horizontal axis Time
  27. 28. Time Present Past
  28. 29. Depth Time Present Past and depth as a vertical axis
  29. 30. Depth Time more tacit “ know how” more explicit “ know what” Present Past
  30. 31. Depth more tacit “ know how” more explicit “ know what” Stock Time Present Past Flow
  31. 32. Depth Timely & Context more tacit “ know how” more explicit “ know what” Stock Organized & Discoverable Time Present Past Flow Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog
  32. 33. Depth Timely & Context more tacit “ know how” more explicit “ know what” Organized & Discoverable Time Present Past Flow Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Stock Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles
  33. 34. What are some other examples of flows and stocks ?
  34. 35. Has your relationship with flows and stocks changed ?
  35. 36. Mostly Informal Learning Depth Timely & Context Organized & Discoverable more tacit “ know how” more explicit “ know what” Time Present Past
  36. 37. Mostly Informal Learning Depth Timely & Context Organized & Discoverable more tacit “ know how” more explicit “ know what” Learnstreaming can help you take control … .of your online informal learning Time Present Past
  37. 38. Why do I need control of my online learning?
  38. 39. Workers will continually be more responsible for their own learning
  39. 40. Knowledge workers are responsible for their own learning ~ Jay Cross
  40. 41. American workers will be challenged in unprecedented ways . To get one of the new, disaggregated jobs, a person will need specific “ job ready” skills . Mckinsey, An economy that works: Job creation and America’s future
  41. 42. An executive said “with our move to a contingent workers, we need people that can come in at short notice and immediately begin work – this usually mean people with specific skills and experience ” American workers will be challenged in unprecedented ways . To get one of the new, disaggregated jobs, a person will need specific “job ready” skills. Mckinsey, An economy that works: Job creation and America’s future
  42. 43. Kristin Wolff author of Thinking About the Future Training has been outsourced to us, the workers …. and it surely means preparing clients for a world in which training and career advancement is up to them .
  43. 44. What Do You Think ? Are people becoming more responsible for their own learning?
  44. 45. But how does your learnstream get fed?
  45. 46. And, where is everybody else?
  46. 47. I thought the web has changed and that there is more participation and co-creating ?
  47. 48. It is. Let’s see how learnstreaming fits into the big picture…
  48. 49. Jay Cross's concept of the learnscape fits perfectly with learnstreaming .
  49. 50. Jay Cross's concept of the learnscape fits perfectly with learnstreaming . A learnscape is a learning ecosystem – a community of connected people learning and working together. Photo Credit: Jay Cross http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaycross/2826517239/
  50. 51. We connect in the learnscape using our learnstreams
  51. 52. Learnstreams are the water that allows learnscapes to grow ~Harold Jarche We connect in the learnscape using our learnstreams
  52. 53. Let’s see how learnstreams are connected to the learnscape
  53. 54. Three Major Actions of learnstreaming 2
  54. 55. Depth Timely & Context Organized & Discoverable more tacit “ know how” more explicit “ know what” Stock Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles Time Present Past Feeding the stream Flow Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog
  55. 56. Time Flow Stock Present Past Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles Learnscape Water Supply
  56. 57. Time Flow Stock Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles Learnscape Water Supply
  57. 58. Time Flow Stock Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles Filtered Input Learnscape Water Supply 1 Listening
  58. 59. Time Flow Stock Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles Filtered Input Learnscape Water Supply 1 Listening RSS, Alerts, Social Streams, Offline
  59. 60. Time Flow Stock Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles Filtered Input Learnscape Water Supply 1 Listening Unfiltered Input 1 Listening e-mail, voice mail, DM
  60. 61. Time Flow Stock Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Filtered Input Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles Unfiltered Input Learnscape Water Supply 2 1 Thinking
  61. 62. Time Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Filtered Input Unfiltered Input Learnscape Water Supply 2 1 <ul><li>Apply thinking processes for sense making : </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>Thinking
  62. 63. Time Flow Stock Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Filtered Input Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles Unfiltered Input Transitions to / from Flow & Stock Learnscape Water Supply 2 1 Thinking
  63. 64. Time Transitions to / from Flow & Stock Flow Stock Learnscape Water Supply Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Unfiltered Input Outputs Filtered Input Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles 2 1 3 Speaking Thinking
  64. 65. Time Transitions to / from Flow & Stock Flow Stock Learnscape Water Supply Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Unfiltered Input Outputs Filtered Input Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles 1 3 Speaking Blog, microblog, Comments, discussion
  65. 66. Time Transitions to / from Flow & Stock Flow Stock Learnscape Water Supply Present Past Other Learnstreams Other Learnstreams Unfiltered Input Outputs Filtered Input Conversation Real-time Engaging E-mail Blog Microblog Archive Reference Organized Wikis Books Articles 2 3 Speaking 1 Listening 1 Listening Thinking
  66. 67. Tools for Learnstreaming 3
  67. 68. Learnstreaming is not about the tools…
  68. 69. But…you need to use tools to participate on the web
  69. 70. Let’s see what tools you can use for learnstreaming
  70. 71. If you’re just getting started…
  71. 72. Check your preferred user name for multiple tools / services at once on either namechk.com or knowem.com
  72. 73. Function Tool / Service Purpose is to… Listen, Think, Speak Bookmarking Delicious / Diigo save and share bookmarks L, T, S Blog-lite Posterous / Tumblr easily create blog posts or share other web content on your site L, S Contacts LinkedIn create and maintain business and industry relationships L, S Social Networking Facebook/ Google+ connect and share with friends and colleagues L, S Microblog Twitter / i denti.ca communicate and share using  short messages L, S Photo Repository Flickr / SmugMug store and share photos or other items converted to an image L, S RSS Reader Google Reader / Netvibes read many sites and pages from 1 location L, T, S Url Shortner Bit.ly/ Goo.gl reduce the size of a url to make it easier to share and view S
  73. 74. What is your most valuable tool for learning ?
  74. 75. If you have the basics and want more …
  75. 76. Function Tool / Service Purpose is to… Listen, Think, Speak Comments Disqus track your blog comments in 1 location L, T, S Communicate Skype communicate (voice, video, Instant Message) L, S Presentation Slideshare create, share, store and view presentations L, S Video Youtube Vimeo upload, share and view video L, S Documentation Scribd create, share, store and view documents L, S Mind mapping Mindmeiser Diagram to help draw ideas, concepts, tasks T, S Posting Ping.fm update many social services from 1 location S Wiki PBWiki create collaborative website T, S
  76. 77. What other tools do you recommend to others ?
  77. 78. For more tools See Jane Hart’s Tool Directory http://c4lpt.co.uk/directory-of-learning-performance-tools/
  78. 79. Thank You - http:// learnstreaming.com @denniscallahan Q & A

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