My Digital Garden

Personal Knowledge Management

Personal Knowledge Management

Applying a conscious set of processes to the acquisition, classification, development, repurposing and sharing of new, personally-applicable Knowledge.

a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve and share knowledge in their daily activities Grundspenkis-2007

One of the leading proponents of PKM is Harold Jarche through his Seek Sense Share framework, this gives a guiding metaphor for a disciplined process of Personal Knowledge Mastery.

Motivating forces

Routine and standardised work is being rapidly taken over by AI / ML. The jobs which will remain the domain of human intelligence are complex and creative work.

Complex non-routine work requires the manipulation of complex knowledge. Finding, learning and adapting such knowledge requires trusted networks.

Sharing new knowledge into those networks is a generative act which strengthens the network and increases individual reputaiton and standing.

PKM as a learning framework

PKM as commonly discussed is intrinsically about the use of internet-enabled Tools for Personal Knowledge Management, and the connection of ideas from different sources, so is therefore an instance of Connectivism. The Sense-making aspect of PKM also involves elements of Constructivism and Reflective Learning.

Many practitioners draw from multiple sources and disciplines, so PKM is also often an example of Integrative Learning.

Different tools favour different modalities, called out by various writers as the difference between "Garden" (aka State Mode) and "Stream" (aka Stream Mode).

A common challenge for all forms of knowledge management, including PKM, is how to go about Categorising things

As well as relating Models of Learning to PKM, we might also consider Contributions to PKM from Neuroscience.

Other areas to consider:

See also