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Adopting the habit of reflecting and journaling in your PKM

Lisa’s blog post last week titled “Reflection and Journaling: Seek, Sense, Share,” reminded me how hard it can be to stop bad habits and form healthy new habits. She observed that the stumbling block for many of us in the Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) process occurs when:

…we get stuck on the seeking information part of the PKM process, and don’t make sense of our resource collection or share out what we learn and the resource gems we find. How do we take the time and create the ritual of reflection, which is key to understanding what we learn as well as what we need to learn?

I, too, find it hard to stop gathering information and begin analyzing and synthesizing the meaning of “resource gems.” Read more

My Learning Dashboard: A Plan and New Habits Needed

I am a serendipitous learner, one who often rejects questions at the start of events that ask me to identify my learning goals. I prefer the Open Space Law of Two Feet to open myself to possibilities.  I like being surprised by what I learn and when I learn and with whom.  This outlook has led to magical interactions and new knowledge for me.  On the other hand, following any current of curiosity could mean no self-accountability.  I could miss deeper learning because I waited too long to commit to a learning focus.  All of the above has happened to me.

A learning event is one thing to negotiate without a personal plan but learning online is 20 times more demanding and slippery.  My aerie-faerie-reverie approach to learning became counter-productive and even destructive online.  Why?  Because there was always something new to distract me, I could seldom finish anything. Read more