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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Execution is the goal.

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Harm told me about his team’s experience with informal learning in an engagement with Sara Lee. Informal: - Experiences on the job.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Camtasia - problem is it destroys the object-base of presented media & symbolic information VCR recording - done in background through projector - you don''t need software on the presentation computer - eg. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? Let''s do engineering. - how does a student''s brain work?

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. This is the basis for the models and strategies that characterize what has come to be called informal learning. 2002). 2002).

Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

PKM is much more than processing information. It’s about ideas, conversations and especially relationships. Passion at Work, page 11].

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

As early as 2002 Jay was describing the unrelenting focus on formal learning in terms of the ‘Spending/Outcomes Paradox’. Bob agreed. It does.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Let me explain.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While beyond the scope of their study, the authors speculated that biological ecosystems are likely to shed valuable insights into their findings.

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

It’s an ongoing and informal discussion with your team members, albeit individually, to help them get better. Group coaching? Speed coaching?

Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.

Dan Pontefract

Before I entered the corporate world in 2002, I spent roughly five years in higher education. But I’m not afraid of failing. Dive In.

Entrepreneurial migration: It’s not brain drain, it’s global network formation

Ross Dawson

Since well before I wrote Living Networks in 2002 I have been studying global innovation networks, and how necessary they are to entrepreneurial success anywhere in the world. I was recently interviewed by ABC TV for a segment on Australian entrepreneurs moving overseas. Because they go back changed,” he says.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips. Teaching and learning.

Inner visions of seven dimensional space

Mind Hacks

In both cases, the brain creates flexible methods of spatial representation based on information from the senses. Integrating Reasoning Seeing

Launching my new book today! Getting Results From Crowds

Ross Dawson

My 2002 book Living Networks had many examples of what we currently call crowdsourcing, including being the first of many business books to describe the Goldcorp challenge, and mentions of Elance, InnoCentive, and Procter & Gamble’s Connect & Develop program, before any were well-known.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

It is interesting to look at my posts from October 2002 , in which I reflected on some of the earlier signs of the networks coming to life. Good blogging is often about engaging in online discussions with well-informed people who can hone your perspectives. So what are some of the things I have learned from 12 years of blogging?

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.

The inexorable rise of work markets

Ross Dawson

have been following the rise of online markets for work since Elance was founded in 1999, writing about them in my 2002 book Living Networks and dedicating a large chunk of Getting Results From Crowds to how to effectively manage work markets. Enter the internet and having a computer in your pocket into this model and things change.

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Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

Now that biological and genomic technologies are largely driven by information technologies, they are on the same exponential trajectory.


David Weinberger

couple of months ago, Matthew Lasar at Ars Technica wrote : In an angst-filled 2002 interview, Bill Atkinson confessed to his Big Mistake.

Unleashing the Next Age of Prosperity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our present information technology and telecommunications age, whose starting point Perez pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution in that span. The technological and infrastructure enablers are clearly the availability of cheap information technologies and the Internet.  Let me briefly summarize her views. .

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How quickly time passes.  It’s already been ten years since the publication of Nicholas Carr’s controversial article IT Doesn’t Matter. 

Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What goes on in our minds when we are making decisions , from the simplest to the most complex?  .

Learning while working

Jay Cross

Implying that trainers have to get on board to implement informal learning is wacky. 2002). Informal doesn’t mean unintentional.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon. 

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

And as an added benefit, the more that people share, the better social news and information curation becomes, helping us all.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

Eventually, for a variety of reasons, I left the industry and started working in training and development and returned to University of Manitoba as a student. A few years later, a colleague that I had worked with in the past informed me of an opportunity at Red River College. have never really bothered to validate that claim). Research Plan.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Social ­ wasn’t really defined between 2002 and 2007, but we were already doing it. This post was four years in the making. You set the bar.

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The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk

Dan Pontefract

Not surprisingly, 28% of the employee population is not engaged at all. Supervisor. Trunk (being attributes). Deciding. Delivering. Cooperating.

How to speak the language of thought

Mind Hacks

Albert Lee and Matthew Wilson, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) first helped to set out the principles in 2002. If, in the future, a paraplegic wants to control a robot arm, or even another person , via a brain interface, then it will rely on the same techniques to decode information and translate it into action.

BBC Column: Why cyclists enrage car drivers

Mind Hacks

Driving is a very moral activity – there are rules of the road, both legal and informal, and there are good and bad drivers. This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002 [4]. The key is in a detail from that classic 2002 paper.

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Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

While it is true that informal learning groups, such as in-person meetings, online conversations, Facebook and Twitter groups, and other social networks form around the xMOOC, they are not integrated into the structure of the course itself (this lack of integration is so profound it has led some to propose the MOOC 2.0, CCK11.

Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Left to sift through all that information on our own can be a time consuming, hit-and-miss activity.

ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. Book sales have gone from 450,00/yr in 2002 to 175,000 in 2010. I’m at an education conference put on by CET in Tel Aviv. This is the second day of the conference. The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. NOTE: Live-blogging. Missing points.

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Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Add to this the rising inferno (and demand) of social media, informal learning, and anything to do with a 2.0 In a survey conducted by Accenture in 2002, 31 percent of all CLOs felt that “technology implementation” was the greatest challenge of the day. Originally posted to T+D Magazine, January 2011 Edition. original link here ).

The CEO That Was Out Of Touch

Dan Pontefract

Maybe start-up is the wrong term seeing as there were close to 2,000 employees by the time I joined in 2002. But it had that start-up feel.

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Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What will the world be like in 2064?  As you would expect with any predictions 50 years into the future, he got some things wrong.  The surface.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But probably the definitive date would be when I wrote An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers in 2002 ( [link] ). link] What may have been expected when the question was asked was an answer like "I use social media to connect with people" or "I use social media to get information for my papers" or some such end-use based response.

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A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez brings a historical perspective to these patterns of technology-based disruptive innovations.  Here is the way things are supposed to work.  The now well accepted technologies become the norm. 

Facebook and the User Experience of Privacy

Adaptive Path

In short, this is an information architecture problem. And that raises an interesting question: Did Facebook — could Facebook — manipulate the information architecture in order to keep users in the dark about what information they were actually sharing with the world? Whether it goes far enough remains to be seen.