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Saturday, November 22, 2008

ASTD TechKnowledge

ASTD TechKnowledge 2009 is coming to Las Vegas in January.

I'm doing two sessions including a keynote / general session - descriptions below.

If you are planning to go to the conference and read this, please drop me a comment because Get Together at Conferences - F2F Still Matters.

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General Session -

New Work Literacies and E-Learning 2.0
Thursday, 01/29/2009 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Over the past 20 years, there has been an explosion of information sources, greatly increased accessibility of experts and expertise around the world, and new tools emerging every day. These changes are continuously transforming the landscape for knowledge work. How are we doing at keeping up with these changes? The results are in, and most knowledge workers are struggling to adapt to new forms of work and learning. This situation represents the challenge of our age. As learning professionals, we have an opportunity to take a leading role. To do so, we have to look beyond formal learning solutions toward solutions that support self-directed learning.

In this keynote, Dr. Tony Karrer will look at the transformation of knowledge work into concept work and the implications for the roles and responsibilities of learning professionals. We will look over the shoulder of a modern knowledge worker using e-learning 2.0 methods to see examples of where and how tools such as social networks, social bookmarking, wikis, blogs, and RSS readers fit into day-to-day knowledge work and larger learning solutions. Tony will also discuss the big picture implications for learning organizations and how to get started as you begin to focus on this important opportunity.

Learning 2.0
Thursday, 01/29/2009 4:00PM - 5:30PM , Room Brasilia 2/3

As described in the keynote on Work Literacy, there is an incredible revolution happening in knowledge work and learning. A big part of this revolution is a move towards Learning 2.0 - a shift in the way that knowledge workers work and learn. Personal, collaborative, and informal learning methods are emerging that leverage tools such as blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, and RSS readers. This session will explore these Learning 2.0 tools and their implications on personal and formal learning. We will look at adoption trends and examples of eLearning 2.0. We will discuss common barriers and ways to work around some of these barriers. Come to this session to learn about these tools and methods and immediate opportunities to apply them in your organization.

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