Personal Knowledge Management Laura Larsson Cedar Collaboration November
Personal Knowledge Management Laura Larsson Cedar Collaboration November 6, 2004
Agenda • Personal Knowledge Management (7 competencies) • Comparing competencies • PKM Competencies Instrument - How good are your PKM competencies?
What Do We Need to Know To… • Be a competent and literate member of the information society? • Find, organize, retrieve and disseminate the information we need/have? • Cope with the vast amounts of information we are bombarded with each day (Info. Glut) ? • Manage our own knowledge efficiently?
What is Personal Knowledge Management? • It is a system or strategy designed by individuals to – Organize and integrate personally important information – transform random pieces of information into something that can be systematically applied and that expands our personal knowledge • Similar to information literacy
Seven PKM Competencies • Based on work done by Paul Dorsey, et al. , Millikin University • Acquiring information and ideas • Evaluating information and ideas • Organizing information and ideas • Analyzing information and ideas
Seven Areas, continued… • Cpnveying information and ideas • Collaborating around information and ideas; and • Securing information and ideas • Source: Paul Dorsey, Millikin University, Decatur, IL. Dorsey (http: //www. millikin. edu/)
Basis of Information Literacy • a set of abilities • "[I]nformation literate people are those who have learned how to learn • …”they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning. " • Source: American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report. (Chicago: ALA), 1989.
Comments • Many of the information literacy resources stop at presenting methods for assuring that you can keep information and ideas • But, PKM gives you tools and hints for finding, evaluating, organizing, analyzing, presenting, collaborating and securing information and ideas
Information Literacy vs Informatics Competencies • Council on Linkages Competencies Project • Public Health Informatics Competencies
Council on Linkages
Council Competencies Highlighted Today • Defines a problem (acquiring) • Identifies relevant and appropriate data and information sources (acquiring) • Partners with communities to attach meaning to collected quantitative and qualitative data (collaborating) • Makes relevant inferences from quantitative and qualitative data (evaluating) • Source: Council on Linkages Competencies Project. [online] Site URL: http: //www. trainingfinder. org/competencies/list. htm
Competencies, continued… • Obtains and interprets information regarding risks and benefits to the community (acquiring) • Applies data collection processes, information technology applications, and computer systems storage/retrieval strategies (organizing) • Recognizes how the data illuminates ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues (evaluating)
Informatics Competencies Highlighted Today • • • (1) Digital literacy (acquiring, organizing) (2) Electronic communications (collaborating) (3) Selection and use of IT tools (today’s focus) (4) Online information utilization (acquiring) (9) Information and knowledge development (analyzing, conveying) • Source: Public Health Informatics Competencies. [Online] Site URL: http: //healthlinks. washington. edu/nwcphp/phi/comps/competencies. ht ml. Site visited: 08/09/04.
So What? !? • We will be learning about resources that we will want to keep going back to and use • My role is to discuss some relatively simple and inexpensive techniques and tools to manage information
AM/PM • AM – Look at applications for finding, organizing, using and conveying/disseminating information • PM – Retrieving and using the information you’ve already found
How Good Are Your PKM Competencies? • • Baseline PKM competencies Take the survey home with you Fill it out and determine your skill level Ask for training materials if you need additional help • Plan on learning constantly
Contact Information • • Laura Larsson Cedar Collaboration [email protected]. info or [email protected]. washington. edu