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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

I'm doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0.

I would really like to be able to point attendees, blog readers, and realistically a lot of other folks to a set of resources that would help them on these topics. But, I really don't have time to create what I want to create.

Are you willing to pitch in to help me create some interesting resources?

I'm not sure how we will create these (Google Docs, Wiki, Mindmap, etc.). I'm fairly flexible, but at the end of the day they need to be web pages that attendees of TechKnowledge and other folks can access. I definitely will post them to my blog. And chances are they will get quite a fair amount of page views.

I will certainly give credit to anyone who contributes in a meaningful way both in my blog and during the keynote (assuming this happens).

Here are the two resources that I'd like to see us work on ...

Work Literacy 2008

A set of resources for concept workers who are not early adopters to help them be aware of relatively newer methods and tools that they should consider adopting to help them in their day-to-day work. These would be organized around the following categories:
  • Search
  • Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind
  • Leverage Expertise (Network)
  • Collaborate
  • Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning)
Learning 2.0 for Workplace Learning Professionals

A set of resources that would help workplace learning professionals get up to speed on:
  • Introduction to Web 2.0 tools and their implications for Personal and Formal Learning
  • What Learning 2.0 means to them both personally and professionally.
  • Opportunities to apply Learning 2.0 in their workplace
I think that the resources collected as part of the recent Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals are a great starting point. For example, look at the following:
Because these are tied into forums, it makes them a bit harder for most people to go through. I'm also not sure that I buy that this quite tells a Workplace Learning Professional what they should do in terms of their personal use and in terms of how these might be used in their organizations. It was more intended as a introduction to the tools and likely does a good job of that.

Please drop me a comment or email me: akarrer @ if you are willing to work a bit on this.


John Zurovchak said...


Are you looking for new resources or existing resources? If it is the latter, the first set of resources that come to mind for concept workers that are not early adopters are Lee LeFever's set of CommonCraft videos on Twitter, Blogging, Social Bookmarking, Google Docs, Tango, etc. I use these short videos to introduce these tools during informal Lunch & Learn sessions that we run in our company every week. Let me know if this is what you are thinking or if I have missed your point altogether.

John Zurovchak

Tony Karrer said...

These are definitely great resources and would want them to be linked. So, yes, and we would want to have information that goes beyond that high level introduction.

Paul said...

I think I need clarification as well. Are you looking for resources only, or help in building your keynote materials?

I can help with either, though I get most of my resource links from you. =)

John Zurovchak said...

Can we get enough information into Delicious to create the existing resource list? May be could all agree on a specific tag - like TK Keynote - or something else.


Tony Karrer said...

Paul - I'm looking for materials that would support someone who thinks the overall message around Work Literacy / eLearning 2.0 is interesting and important and would want to know (and do) more.

I don't feel I have a great place to point someone today. It's rather scattered.

John - that's a good suggestion, capture links via delicious. I believe we'll still want some additional description beyond the links, but you are right that having them aggregated that way would be a great starting point.

Let's use tk09. I'd suggest we also use workliteracy, elearning2.0, search, scan, keep, collaborate, expertise to help keep things separated, but probably not that much of an issue.

My guess is that there are some very good links already aggregated from the workliteracy ning course. Tag is: wlning

John - way to get us moving. Make sure that I have appropriate attribution for you. Google doesn't tell me much about who leaves comments.

V Yonkers said...

I could help after Dec. 8th. I think if this something geared towards many levels of expertise, however, that there should be a gateway page (i.e. something with links to delicious lists, perhaps aggregating some of the issues that have been brought up in the workliteracy course, the workliteracy blog, links to the googledocs that was the initial document used on the blog).

Anonymous said...

I'd like to help. I'm finishing finals and am just starting to get caught up on blog reading.

Aside from tagging things I come across, I may have a blog post over the holidays about the internal Knowledge Worker training we are doing. Would that sort of thing be helpful?

Tony Karrer said...

It doesn't seem like we have a ton of uptake on this, so I'm trying to figure out what would be most helpful.

Definitely tagging things will be helpful.

What I'm thinking right now is that a few good posts that aggregate things together will be very useful. Should be introductory level. I can then point folks to those.

Gina - your post sounds fantastic.

Virginia, Paul, John - let me know if you are going to have some time.

Paul said...

I want to contribute, but am wrapping up a Masters paper this week. I was waiting on the prof to return somefeedback and that hasn't gone as quickly as hoped.

I do still want to contribute though.

Richard Sheehy said...

Hi Tony,
I should have some time and resources to be able to help.

I think the delicious tag is a great place to start and if the person tagging the site would include a summary or indicate the relevant content in some way in the Notes section it would be helpful too.

I will be more than happy to help in any way I can.

Richard Sheehy

Tony Karrer said...

I'm still not sure what the best approach to doing this.

I believe the easiest thing to do is:

1. Use delicious to tag resources that fit. Use the tag tk09 and also use the tags:



2. If you have time to create an introduction to any of the topics then we can set those up as Google Docs and collaborate on them. I would think that there could be a few different documents -

Work Literacy Introduction (although the keynote itself is more or less that)

Work Literacy Resources

eLearning 2.0 Introduction
eLearning 2.0 Resources

I'll plan to post those documents and provide credit.

Seems like we have a small group here. Do we think we can make something happen?

Should we maybe focus on one part first?

Paul said...

Here's my info:

Paul Angileri