Personal Knowledge Management with TheBrain Software
What you'll learn
- Understand the value of personal knowledge management in today's world
- Know where to dig deeper into personal knowledge management
- Know how to get started with TheBrain software
- Understand the many ways that people use TheBrain software
- The course has no requirements.
Carla O'Dell, a "mother" of knowledge management once noted, "if only we knew what we know." Most of us are being deluged by information, but we have no way of holding on to and organizing the information that would serve us well in the future. As a result, we misplace or forget a lot of the information that might have served us well in the future if we could just remember it.
Personal knowledge management (PKM) is probably the most important skill in today's information-deluged world that you were never exposed to in school (at any level). We all practice some kind of PKM, even if only by sticking files in a directory on our computer that we never end up looking at again.
Personal knowledge management software tools can deliver substantial personal and professional benefits, and quite a few of them exist. This course focuses on just one, TheBrain software, one of the simplest yet most flexible and powerful PKM tools available to you. And the FREE version may be all you'll ever need!
In the course you’ll get introduced to the importance of and the literature surrounding PKM. You'll see some of the many ways that TheBrain software is being used for personal knowledge management by individuals and organizations. And you'll see how easy to use and powerful TheBrain software is.
The course is intended for anyone from high school on up interested in utilizing personal knowledge management to be more productive in their personal and professional lives.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in how knowledge management tools could advance their personal and professional interests in today's knowledge economy, from high school on up.
Dr. Mark C. Trexler has more than 30 years of climate change experience, and has advised clients around the world on climate change risk and risk management. Mark joined the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC, in 1988, where he worked on the first carbon offset project, the CARE Agroforestry Project in Guatemala, as well as the first studies of nature-based solutions to climate change.
Mark has served as a lead author and editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and founded and directed Trexler Climate + Energy Services (TC+ES) from 1991–2007. He was most recently Director of Climate Risk for the global risk management firm of Det Norske Veritas (based in Oslo). He is widely published on climate change topics, particularly those relating to carbon offsets, societal risk, and business risk management.
Mark has a long-time interest in how knowledge management tools can help individuals have more productive lives, and in how knowledge management can help tackle complicated societal problems like climate change. Mark is the co-developer of the Climate Web, which uses TheBrain knowledge management software, and is the closest thing today to a collective climate change intelligence. Indeed, much of the content of Mark's Udemy courses is delivered from within the Climate Web. But Mark also uses TheBrain software in his personal life, having settled on TheBrain after exploring many other knowledge management tools over the years.
Mark has lived around the world and speaks five languages, and holds advanced degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.