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
collective learning examples
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.