Jim Collins, in an essay in Learning Journeys, wrote, “A true learning person also has a “to-learn” list, and the items on that list carry at least as much weight in how one organizes his or her time as the to-do list.”
Thus, for September we are exploring:
I personally, do not have a formal to-learn list. Instead, my exploration via work, blogging, speaking, I seem to find ample learning opportunities. But it does seem like a very good idea to be a bit more directed. So, more specifically, I'd like to hear:
How to Respond:
- If you have a to-learn list and are willing to share, and willing to share how you work with that list, that would likely be helpful information.
- As Knowledge Workers, work and learning are the same, so how does a to-learn list really differ from a to-do list? How are they different than undirected learning through work, blogging, conferences, etc.?
- Are to-learn lists really important to have? Are they as important as what Jim Collins tells us?
- Should they be captured? Is so how?
- How does a to-learn list impact something like a Learning Management System (LMS) in a Workplace or Educational setting?
- What skills, practices, behaviors do modern knowledge workers need around to-learn lists?
Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below. This may be hard given the complexity of the topic.
Option 2 -
Step 1 - Post in your blog (please link to this post).
Step 2 - Put a comment in this blog with an HTML ready link that I can simply copy and paste (an HTML anchor tag). I will only copy and past, thus, I would also recommend you include your NAME immediately before your link. So, it should look like:
Tony Karrer - Safety Training Design
or you could also include your blog name with something like:
Tony Karrer - Safety Training Design : eLearning Technology
Posts so far (and read comments as well):
- Manish Mohan - Here's my To-Learn list that I created after reading this post.
- The Learning Leaders Blog Response
- To-learn list: The Big Question
- To Learn Lists: The Big Qustion
- Karyn Romeis: The Big Question: To-learn list
- My To learn list
- The E-learning Curve Blog - To-Learn Lists indicate some potentially useful approaches on how to engage others in continuous learning...
- Clark Quinn - To-Learn Lists?
- Bill Brantley - To Learn Lists - What My Grandfather Taught Me
- Jay Cross: To-learn lists, unlearning.
- Ignatia - my to-learn list blogpost
- Clive Shepherd: http://clive-shepherd.blogspot.com/2008/09/to-learn-lists.html
- Kerry - my list
- Norman Lamont - http://normanlamont.typepad.com/eellearning/2008/09/the-big-questio.html
- Karl Kapp - Kapp Notes: List to Learn, Learn to List#links
- Lorretta J Davis -http://ljdavis.biz/blog/?p=19
- Emanuele Siracusa - 5 Things to Learn before a Round the World Trip
- Hugh Greenway
- Taruna Goel - My views here
- Adventures in Corporate Education: What’s a “To Learn” List?
- Claudia Escribano @ The LifeLongLearning Lab: Personal Responsibility for Learning