This how I implement the last piece of the Seek – Sense – Share Framework as outlined by Harold Jarche. While each element is critical to this framework, I am especially a fan of the Share element. Sharing is an opportunity to add to the world knowledge base with your interpretation of what you have learned. Sharing helps others develop with a diffusion of lessons learned and ideas. To learn more about how I interpret Seek and Sense, see:
- How I Seek as Part of the Seek – Sense – Share Framework
- How I Make Sense as Part of the Seek – Sense – Share Framework
The Seek and Sense elements of the framework focus on individual development. However, the Share element not only helps with individual development but also organizational and community development. Learning is about dialogue; dialogue with either content or with others. By sharing content, you open a door to dialogue and learning with those who network with you. Over time, others actually begin to better understand you as an individual. Through what you share, they come to learn about your likes, dislikes, interests, and motivations. They are then able to in turn share relevant with you.
At the National Extension Conference, as Jarche talked about sharing information back out to the world, he cautioned that we had a responsibility to add value to what we shared. Don’t share for the sake of sharing, help to make a difference by helping to connect the dots.
My sharing tools are rather limited, and I don’t always go the extra step to add value as I should, although I have improved. I use sharing as an opportunity to work out loud; this was also discussed at length by Jarche and Hart at the National Extension Conference.
Here is a list of tools I use to share what I have learned:
This blog is my number one tool for sharing what I have learned. It started as a school project but has developed as a means for me to document my learning journey. Additionally, I use this blog to share new ideas on how to leverage technology in support of learning or teaching. Finally, I also use this blog as a vehicle to answer questions that I receive. This is another idea I learned from Jarche.
When I create a blog post, it automatically feeds Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. With limited time, this is an efficient way to share to many audiences.
Naturally, email is a means to share; however, I do not actually share much through email. When I do, I usually share a blog post. In other cases, I may share a specific article with an individual or small group if I believe it applies to them. This is a strategy I picked up from Keith Ferrazzi’s book, Never Eat Alone.
Recently, I have been sharing through my vodcast called Tubarks’ Tales. It is another mechanism through which I share my learning journey. In the vodcast, I can show new tools and techniques that I recently learned about. These are created in Camtasia, loaded on YouTube, and shared through my blog.
If I want to show how to do something, YouTube is my platform of choice. Typically, I will create a video with Camtasia or Google+ Hangouts on Air and share it through YouTube. My YouTube channel currently has 156 videos arranged into various playlists. Some of these playlists also contain videos created by others. There is no sense recreating the wheel. Very often, I will embed a video into a blog post or place it in a course.
I share a lot through Twitter. Currently, I am managing four Twitter accounts: a personal account, a work account, and two Civil Air Patrol accounts. Much of what I share is automated. It may be automatically fed when I make a blog post or when a Paper.li newsletter is published. In other cases, I will deliberately share a new article that I believe others would benefit from. Another way I share Tweets is with lists and search queries organized in Paper.li, a social media newsletter creation tool.
As noted, Paper.li is a newsletter tool that automatically aggregates articles based on a search query, a Twitter list, or other list. Individuals can subscribe to the newsletter, and it will arrive in their email box. Additionally, Paper.li will send out a tweet when a new edition is published. I am currently building the following newsletters:
- Ask an Expert Daily
- Badges Daily
- Canvas Weekly
- E-learning Daily
- IFTTT Weekly
- Wyoming Tweets
- The UW CES Ed Tech Daily
- The Wyoming Wing, Civil Air Patrol Daily
The value added for this process is that I am curating the ideas of others through the search queries I build and the lists I create.
While I spend most of my energy collecting content in Evernote, I do occasionally share what I have collected by sharing a specific folder for others to view or by sharing a link to a resource in another vehicle such as a blog post, email message, or tweet.
Google+ has increasingly become a place where I will share content. As previously noted, my blog automatically feeds Google+. Additionally, I will share specific articles I find with circles I have in Google+. In these cases, I regularly add additional notes of value.
The final place I share content is SlideShare. All of the presentations I have created can be found on SlideShare. When I initially post them, I may note them in a blog post.
Well, that is how I try to implement the Seek – Sense – Share Framework. How do you do it?