Communities and Blogs on Learning, PKM and PIM, KMWorld Award Winners, Better

08-Jan-08 Archive of Weekly KM Blog by Stan Garfield

KM Question of the Week

Q: What communities and blogs exist for learning professionals? - asked by Robert Swanwick

A: I linked to three e-learning thought leaders in a previous post. Mohamed Amine Chatti also blogs on learning.

I asked my HP learning & development colleague, Celia Bohle, for her suggestions. Here is her response. “There are many communities in the learning space:

  • My favorite one is Elliott Masie’s Learning Consortium. He does an excellent job in connecting Learning Professionals across the globe.
  • Another organization you may want to join is ASTD (American Society for Training & Development).
  • Facebook is also great way of connecting to Learning Professionals and to join Learning Communities.

Here is my list of favorite Learning Blogs:

  1. Corporate eLearning Development
  2. Informal Learning Blog
  3. Learning in the Modern Workplace
  4. The Bamboo Project Blog
  5. Clive on Learning
  6. Design of Knowledge by Bill Brantley
  7. eLearning Weekly
  8. eLearning Technology

You can tell that I do have a preference for Learning 2.0 and technology-related topics.”

KM Blog of the Week

In a previous post, I discussed Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Harold Jarche has written simply PKM including:

  • Why is PKM necessary?
  • How do I master PKM?
  • How do I get started?

KM Link of the Week

In a previous post, the 2007 KMWorld Promise and Reality Award nominees were announced. The 2007 KMWorld Promise and Reality Award Winners were announced at KMWorld.

  • Connotate won the Reality Award.
  • The United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (UNAKRT/ECCC) won the Reality Award.

KM Book of the Week

Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande

Patrick Lambe posted to the actKM Discussion List: “Gawande is a surgeon, an extremely insightful writer about his craft, very interested in how surgeons acquire and use their knowledge and is completely unencumbered by KM theory. Perhaps because of that, he illuminates basic human activities around knowledge in a very important way for KM. There’s also a good video lecture of him introducing some of the main themes of his book.”

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part I Diligence
  • On Washing Hands
  • The MoP-Up
  • Casualties of War
  • Part II Doing Right
  • Naked
  • What Doctors Owe
  • Piecework
  • The Doctors of the Death Chamber
  • On Fighting
  • Part III Ingenuity
  • The Score
  • The Bell Curve
  • For Performance
  • Afterword: Suggestions for Becoming a Positive Deviant

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Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager

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