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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….

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Personal knowledge management

Personal Knowledge Management

Laura Larsson

Cedar Collaboration

November 6, 2004


Agenda
Agenda

  • Personal Knowledge Management (7 competencies)

  • Comparing competencies

  • PKM Competencies Instrument - How good are your PKM competencies?


What do we need to know to
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 (InfoGlut) ?

  • Manage our own knowledge efficiently?


What is personal knowledge management
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
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
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
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
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
Information Literacy vs Informatics Competencies

  • Council on Linkages Competencies Project

  • Public Health Informatics Competencies




Council competencies highlighted today
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
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
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.html. Site visited: 08/09/04.


So what
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/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
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
Contact Information

  • Laura Larsson

  • Cedar Collaboration

  • larsson@cedarc.info or

  • larsson@u.washington.edu