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Personal and Organisational Learning in the 21st Century


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Reflections on the link between individual and organisational online learning environments: eportfolios, personal learning environments, organisational learning environments. Presentation with Serge Ravet, ElfEL at iLearning Forum 2008.

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Personal and Organisational Learning in the 21st Century

  1. 1. Personal and Organisational Learning in the 21st Century What is the DNA of learning systems? Serge Ravet, EIfEL Samantha Slade,
  2. 2. What does a personal learning environment (PLE) look like?
  3. 3. What does LMS? an organisational learning environment (OLE) look like?
  4. 4. What does an organisational learning environment (OLE) look like?
  5. 5. Organisational What links between Personal individual & organisational learning environments? (ePortfolios)
  6. 6. What competencies for (instructional) learning designers, trainers and human resource managers?
  7. 7. Why do organisations learn? 250 200 *Source CEREQ - France 150 Unqualified workers Qualified workers 100 Employees Engineers and supervisors 50 Professionals & management 0 10+ 20+ 50+ 250+ 500+ 2,000+ Studies of the macro-economic returns to “The simple one-way relationship which so education estimate that increasing the average entrances our politicians and commentators level of attainment by one year, raises the level of – education spending in, economic growth output per capita by between 3 and 6 per cent. out – simply doesn't exist.” OECD Alison Wolf, Does education matter?
  8. 8. Zoé determined to learn how to snorkel Why do individuals learn?
  9. 9. “Life learned itself into existence” James Gleick
  10. 10. Organisational learning The ability to achieve internal transformation whilst preserving identity and culture is one of the main aims of organisational learning. Organisations, like individuals, learn through reflection on their own practice, collaborative research and knowledge networks.
  11. 11. Learning organisations “…organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.” Peter Senge
  12. 12. intelligence Personal mastery Collective Mental models Shared vision Team learning System thinking
  13. 13. What technologies? “Systems Thinking software like STELLA and iThink is an increasingly valuable tool for constructing understanding about all kinds of dynamic systems from natural environments to team dynamics to economic markets.” Peter Senge
  14. 14. System thinking
  15. 15. Reflective organisation Collect Tacit knowledge Articulating tacit Sharing and knowledge through creating tacit Socialisation Externalisation knowledge through dialogue and direct experience reflection i i i i i Tacit knowledge Explicit knowledge g i i Practice i Reflect g i g o g o g Learning and g Systemising and acquiring new applying explicit tacit knowledge in Internalisation Combination knowledge and practice information Explicit knowledge Connect Adapted from Nonaka, Takeuchi, Konno & Toyama
  16. 16. Reflective organisation Atelier Circulaire Do organisations introspect?
  17. 17. Personal Mastery The reflective professional
  18. 18. Mario Asselin, director of Opposum Personal Mastery Can blogging be part of professional development?
  19. 19. Personal Mastery Can a personal wiki serve for professional lifelong learning?
  20. 20. Organisational Mastery Expressing organisational competencies using web 2.0?
  21. 21. Laval region of Quebec and immigrants Regional Mastery Should regions provide personal/ professional learning environments?
  22. 22. What competencies for (instructional) learning designers, trainers and human resource managers?
  23. 23. Learning vs instructional design “Instructional Design is the practice of arranging media (communication technology) and content to help learners and teachers transfer knowledge most effectively.” Wikipedia
  24. 24. Learning vs instructional design “Learning design is the practice of arranging media (communication technology) and content to help learners and teachers create knowledge most effectively.” EIfEL
  25. 25. Global Brain Artificial Intelligence Intelligent Agents Knowledge PLE / OLE Networks Enterprise Degrees of information connectivity Personal Minds Smart Assistants Semantic Web Marketplaces Semantic Web Group Minds Meta/implicit Web Connects Knowledge Connects Intelligence Personal Learning Environments Ontologies Knowledge Management Decentralised Lifelogs Communities Semantic Taxonomies Knowledge Base Weblogs Marketplace Community Search Engines Enterprise Portals Auctions Wikis Portals Electronic Performance Support Systems Virtual learning Weblogs RSS environments Content Portals Website The Web Groupware Social Web Learning Connects information Management Connects People Social Databases Systems E-Mail Usenet Networks Personal Push Information Manager Conferencing File Servers P2P File Sharing Instant Messaging Degrees of social connectivity Source: Nova Spivacks
  26. 26. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger Confucius ! !! learning; science; academic - xué shù ! quot;! learning; knowledge - xué wèn