A community chat on Personal Knowledge Management

A chat founded by Bruno Winck, Kneaver in November 2014 and open to everyone. keywords: Self Directed Learning, Life Long Learning, Sharing Knowledge hashtag: #pkmchat host: follow @pkmchat for questions moderator: @BrunoWinck, @Kneaver Time: Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 2PM ET and weekly afterward.

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What does PKM stand for? Personal Knowledge Management. For me (Bruno Winck) #PKM is essentialy #KM for teams of one. It could be a sole entrepreneur, an expert within an organisation a passionate or a life long learner. It shares most of the activities of Knowledge Management (KM): capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using knowledge but it’s the Knowledge residing in one’s brain instead of organisational knowledge. For this reason learning is added to the mix as well as relating, building from experience at personal level. While KM is mostly about what happen inside the organization, PKM will be largely concerned by how we learn from others and how, why, with whom we share. Learning is no more a defined time at the beginning of life. It’s becoming a life long continous experience taking many forms. The time between discoveries, innovations is now so short that the process should be very agile, fast and efficient. Learning even in organization is becoming more and mor individualized and tend to become self managed. For all these reason we are all concerned by gaining this competency to guide our learnings and share knowledge more efficiently and replicate experiences. It will impact our career, our leardership as well as our happiness. This is what this chat is about. Weekly topics will explore PKM in relation to Social Media, MOOCs, reading, writing, networking, KM, software. Check our Lab where we look for new topics: The PKMChatLab
 

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Good Commenting

This is a topic suggested by @michelleOckers There is the good, the bad and the ugly in commenting (ping @srjf). Let’s ignore the bad and the ugly: spam, flattery, complacence, mundane comments and focus on the comments made for the good purpose Adding perspective, bringing up objections, relating to other posts or work etc.. Yes! We already chat about commenting on #PKMChat but it was exactly 2 years ago and it was just one question. Check what was shared at that time (and what you said) https://kneaverdemo.kneaver.com/pkmchat-curating-reblogging-commenting-q2/ A few links to get us started https://plus.google.com/+CendrineMarrouat/posts/aQgg4yppS6X via @CendrineMarrouat
Why I Don’t Want You to Come Back to My Blog Post After You Comment
https://plus.google.com/112148131267680529771/posts/jJ88jbjCFgP via @CreativeSage
Get More Comments: Write Unfinished Blog Posts
10 Reasons Commenting is Good For Bloggers
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/how-to-write-a-great-blog-comment
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Comments That Open Doors with Popular Bloggers
How To Comment On Other Blogs and Become A Better Blogger
Join and share you views, suggestions, expectations on commenting, as well as you stories, real life anecdotes. PKMChat being about Personal Knowledge Management encompass Knowledge lifecycle in general. Our first chat was about learning, acquiring Knowledge. Our second is about sharing it. Week after week we will switch from one end of the lifecycle to another while exploring all the channels that could be used: social, formal, writing, videos. Feel free to suggest topics by tweeting to @pkmchat.
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Previous Chats

PKM Tip Exchange

This is a topic Michelle Ockers prepared on the fly in June in exactly 4 mins 10 seconds and 6 DMs. Most productive topic preparation ever. How about an exchange of tips for highly effective / powerful PKM? Purpose of the chat is to discuss / exchange tips for most effective PKM habits / mindset / activities / tools / people to connect with. Let’s call it something like ‘PKM Tip Exchange’ or ‘Powerful PKM Tips’ or ‘Highly Effective PKM Tips’ What’s one characteristic of mindset for effective PKM? What’s the most effective PKM activity you engage in and why? Who have been valuable connections in your PKM practices? What tool (or type of tool) can you simply not do without for effective PKM? What advice would you give to someone just starting to develop their PKM practices? Simple, right to the heart of PKMChat no? Perfect for a hot July evening. It will be Bastille Day Eve. You’ll hear the firecrackers behind my tweets and the fireworks. I’ll join the bal after. See you there too. PKMChat being about Personal Knowledge Management encompass Knowledge lifecycle in general. Our first chat was about learning, acquiring Knowledge. Our second is about sharing it. Week after weeks we will switch from one end of the lifecycle to another while exploring all the channels that could be used: social, formal, writing, videos. Feel free to suggest topics by tweeting to @pkmchat.
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Links on Diigo #PKMChat group with TBC tag https://groups.diigo.com/group/pkmchat/content/tag/TBC TBC

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How Creativity may

This week #PKMChat invites Stephanie Barns @MPuzzlePiece to talk about Creativity and Resilience. She held a workshop on this topic in Berlin last week: Here are her definitions of the two key concepts Tweetable definitions of creativity and resilience: Creativity: is the reorganization of experience into new configurations; a function of knowledge, imagination, and evaluation. Resilience: is the ability to bounce back. Resilient people are optimistic, focused, organized, proactive, and flexible. Creativity itself, already a #PKMChat topic, is unarguably a Personal Knowledge process. What about resilience? Are we still in #PKMChat domain? First for me (Bruno) PKM is to be taken in the widest scope : any process related to personal knowledge, plus the relation with nearby domains like Knowledge Management, Learning, Working with others. Time are gone when we considered that only logical, fully explicit knowledge should be considered. Now we encompass in intelligence how we react to events, how we engage in relations with others. As such being more resilient is definitely an advantage for the peak personal knowledge performer. Doing experiments is part of informal learning. Doing experiments may lead to failures. The ability to bounce back after failing is part of resilience. Being resilient makes failing forward much easier. Like working out loud included human behaviors outside of strich knowledge sharing, resilience can be an important asset of a good personal knowledge capability. So let’s explore resilience and more specifically how practicing creativity may affect our resilience. PKMChat being about Personal Knowledge Management encompass Knowledge lifecycle in general. Our first chat was about learning, acquiring Knowledge. Our second is about sharing it. Week after weeks we will switch from one end of the lifecycle to another while exploring all the channels that could be used: social, formal, writing, videos. Feel free to suggest topics by tweeting to @pkmchat.
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Relevant Background Information (links to articles etc.)
1.      Creativity at Work:
2.      How People Learn to Become Resilient by Maria Konnikova, at http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/the-secret-formula-for-resilience
3.      Davies, Christina, et al. “The art of being mentally healthy: a study to quantify the relationship between recreational arts engagement and mental well-being in the general population” http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-015-2672-7
5.      The Everyday Work of Art by Eric Booth http://ericbooth.net/the-everyday-work-of-art/

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Power Collective Learning

I’ll just drop a few links before I write something more elaborate as the topic came to my mind in last minute. It came because after reading some papers, watching yesterday’s blab I think that what is the most needed to make sense of some future trends. As I shared With Michelle earlier “Maybe an idea of what I imagine could appear in the purpose of #PKMChat”. In fact my thinking was an iteration of a post I wrote yesterday on ideas for L&D. In it I mentionned the need for L&D to gather their forces and get deeper in the technology they use to increase their demands. Today I consider they are underserved and one reason is because they usually only scratch the surface. Taruna, Helen reacted to this and this morning while taking my coffee I though: “they should unite their forces and practice a kind of collective learning”. That’s where I realized that this is has been very common during my work life: In Math research papers are often split and each of us would study a piece of it for a day or two. Later we would merge what we learned. This prevented us to read everything and learn every nitty greety aspects of it. It’s learning and curating in the same time. The same is done continuously in the Software arena, especially when new standards and new API are published. Each of us takes a look but then we exchanges our learning with perfect strangers. Together we build a collective understanding which is larger than whatever each us of would have grasped. It’s very fast, it goes over 2 or 3 weeks. I experienced the same when doing collective review of proposed standards, source code. So I went on Google (yes Google is my friend in such case) and searched if there is a thing like Collective Learning. Yes but not as much as I would have expected. Also, it comes in many flavors. Again later I though: This could be the purpose of #PKMChat: Learn collectively on PKM, performance, professional development, learning, being more productive, etc. What a nice purpose. The choice of the topic was done. Several other names are popping up: collective learning, collaborative learning, Somes links from Google Search that looks promising and I need to read further https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/big-history-project/early-humans/collective-learning/a/collective-learning-part-1 http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Collective_learning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborative_learning
collective learning examples
http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4419-1428-6_136 (book) http://techonomy.typepad.com/blog/2010/08/david-christians-techonomy-talk-how-collective-learning-made-us-different.html https://plus.google.com/+JeffMerrell/posts/2vFwcvgsR2P https://plus.google.com/+JeffMerrell/posts/fKf8pQJou3d https://www.bighistoryproject.com/en/thresholds/6 PKMChat being about Personal Knowledge Management encompass Knowledge lifecycle in general. Our first chat was about learning, acquiring Knowledge. Our second is about sharing it. Week after weeks we will switch from one end of the lifecycle to another while exploring all the channels that could be used: social, formal, writing, videos. Feel free to suggest topics by tweeting to @pkmchat.
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Links on Diigo #PKMChat group with TBC tag https://groups.diigo.com/group/pkmchat/content/tag/TBC TBC

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PKMChat being about Personal Knowledge Management encompass Knowledge lifecycle in general. Our first chat was about learning, acquiring Knowledge. Our second is about sharing it. Week after weeks we will switch from one end of the lifecycle to another while exploring all the channels that could be used: social, formal, writing, videos. Feel free to suggest topics by tweeting to @pkmchat.
TBC

Links:

Links on Diigo #PKMChat group with TBC tag https://groups.diigo.com/group/pkmchat/content/tag/TBC TBC

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Getting the most of Conferences we don’t attend

Get the ambiance 🙂 Follow more tweets just before #PKMChat PKMChat being about Personal Knowledge Management encompass Knowledge lifecycle in general. Our first chat was about learning, acquiring Knowledge. Our second is about sharing it. Week after weeks we will switch from one end of the lifecycle to another while exploring all the channels that could be used: social, formal, writing, videos. Feel free to suggest topics by tweeting to @pkmchat.
TBC

Links:

Links on Diigo #PKMChat group with TBC tag https://groups.diigo.com/group/pkmchat/content/tag/TBC TBC

Questions:

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  • NB: Questions are subject to change without notice.