Thursday, June 05, 2008

What is Work Literacy?

Elcom has recently launched TrainingManager.NET, our first step into the eLearning space. As part of this I was asked to review our product strategy and get to know the eLearning space better.

Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog has been tremendously useful in helping me cover a wide range of topics very quickly. He also is webmaster for the Learning Circuits blog. Larry Irons' Skilful Minds blog has also been very helpful, and numerous others have provided good reads. It's also caused me to take a fresh look at some old favourites, such as David Maister's professional services blog.

Karrer and Michele Martin have just launched Work Literacy, which is:

"a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work."

They intend to allow the intent of the network to be emergent, so it is intentionally vague about what they want to do. One aim however is clearly to help raise awareness of the latest eLearning thinking amongst knowledge workers, and not just their learning managers/corporate trainers. It looks like an interesting site to follow.

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