For a good number of years, both Knowledge Management and Learning have always been associated with one another and overlapping quite a bit. Plenty of organisations are eventually using terms like Learning & Knowledge to refer to that process of knowledge sharing and collaborating; and, in a way, with the emergence of social software within the corporate environment, I am sure we will be seeing both disciplines come together even more!
To that extent, and in order to spark further conversations on the topic, while I get to finalise my thoughts on that very same subject, I thought I would share with you folks a couple of interesting links over here, rather quick, to perhaps come back to it at a later time. Basically, some more food for thought on the re-emergent theme of Learning & Knowledge; how Informal Learning is changing the game from traditional Learning itself; and how social computing is provoking a paradigm shift with regards to how we share our knowledge and collaborate with other knowledge workers both inside and outside of the corporate firewall.
To start with, here you have got a 3 and a half minute video clip from Jay Cross, titled "No more "learners"", where he clearly sets the stage as to where corporate learning needs to go, if it would want to survive in the current business environment where learning just happens while on the job, where people are people, not just "learners"; in short, where people are just "partners in learning":
The second subject that has been in my mind for a little while now comes from another thought-provoking resource. A recent article published by Matt Moore over at Innotecture‘s Learning + Knowledge = ? where he explores the merging of both Knowledge Management and Learning & Development into Learning and Knowledge. A really fascinating read that I wanted to share with you folks in this blog post, along with Jay’s video clip, while I keep thinking about it some more before I can share some further thoughts on both topics, because both of them do deserve plenty more to talk about! Don’t you think?
I mean, who would have thought that Learning & Knowledge Management could walk hand in hand within a corporate environment being as effective as ever, if not more!, thanks to the impact that social software is having within the enterprise? Who would have thought that social computing is helping shape the next generation of both learning and knowledge sharing as well as collaboration? Well, like I said, plenty of food for thought in that one, I tell you!
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