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Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

If your number of minds working on the problem gets small enough, you can actually begin to lose information. What about an entire society?

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.

Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

PKM is much more than processing information. Activation of knowledge happens in the context of tasks and so the cycle continues.

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

The main informal learning activities […]. Social learning

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

Historically, society has created knowledge institutions that mirror what is done with information in a particular era – see McNeely & Wolverton. In this line of reasoning, we can best understand the future of education by understanding what is being done with information today. We aren’t connecting. Latent Capacity.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked?

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Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

In my Seek>Sense><Share model, seeking and annotating information is important but cannot stand on its own.

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

And largely unnecessary if people can look it up, e.g. the information is  in the world  (or can be). I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. Other than that, put it in the world, not the head. Two types, in a simple framework.

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Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? Click on the image below to view the segment.

Deeper activities

Clark Quinn

A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. And, of late, I’ve had a chance to reexamine both the curriculum ideas, and the pedagogical implications. design

Spike activity 20-11-2015

Mind Hacks

BoingBoing covers a fascinating game where you play a blind girl and the game world is dynamically constructed through other senses and memory and shifts with new sensory information. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wired has a good brief piece on the history of biodigital brain implants. Don’t miss the video.

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a timely report given recent concerns that the US might be losing its innovation edge.  But, Has the Ideas Machine Broken Down? history.”.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

I heart Activity Streams. Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. Information Overload? live them.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. 

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Money is continuing its centuries old transformation from being embodied in objects with intrinsic value, like gold and silver, to being nothing more than information in the digital wallets of our mobile devices as well as in our digital accounts someplace out there in the cloud.  Today. we are happy with money we cannot even see. 

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How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Social network analysis provides another level of sophistication in analyzing network activity. You learn the job by doing the job.

Social networked learning in complex information environments

George Siemens

The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter

The problem of “information overload” is nothing new and has been around for centuries.   All you have to do read Ann M. 4-5: Email.

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.

Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth Kanter

One of the questions I was asked,  ”Why Data Informed? ” Being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture.

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Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

And the other 80% was informal. Tags: Informal Learning innovation February 19, 1999. It seems to happen in all demographic groups.

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

By not being active learners we lose the agility to react quickly to changing situations. Informal Learning WorkOperating systems change.

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2011-03-19 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

The New York Times has a brief but informative piece on the biological basis of left-handedness. The colour of depression. Linkage

strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

Learning is mostly social and often informal. Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70% and 95% of workplace learning.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Aggregator Blogs.

From Passive to Active Learners - Consumers to Creators

Eide Neurolearning

If you really want to work your brain, your learning should be active and not passive. Fifteen-year-old U.S. The pot needs to be stirred.

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. Why is this necessary? 2007).

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

then - and only then - do I look at the resouces Supporting scaaffolding - get them to explain why they deisgned they activity they did - and what learning opportunity this affords - how can students evaluate their learning from the activity? - how will the activity impact on their reality - how does it help them see their world differently?

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Getting Pragmatic About Informal

Clark Quinn

In my post on reconciling informal and informal, I suggested that there are practical things L&D groups can  do about informal learning.  I’ve detected a fair bit of concern amongst L&D folks that this threatens their jobs, and I think that’s misplaced. share best practices. foster discussion. design social

2013-12-20 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Honestly. It’s like humanity is attached to a big angry dog and someone keeps yanking the chain. Excellent piece from the Simons Foundation.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

You can find more of the resources I enjoyed during the month in my 2012 Reading List.). 1 – Informal Learning. ” 4 - Change.

“you simply can’t train people to be social!”

Harold Jarche

These individual activities are not a single skill-set that can be trained in a classroom. Constant analysis of activity data.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. Informal Learning 2.0.

Social and Informal Learning : Pt 3 of the Four Greatest Challenges Series

Nigel Paine

In some ways, social and informal learning can almost be seen like that. If you want learning to explode all over your organisation and not just occur on courses you happen to have organised, then, the key to success, is harnessing social and informal learning, and making it more efficient, more conscious, and more effective.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

Informal Learning“Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights. Generation. Elaboration.

Building institutional memory, one story at a time

Harold Jarche

Communities Informal Learning NetworkedLearning PKM Or is it both? Each institution has to define this for itself.

[2b2k][liveblog] Wayne Wiegand: Libraries beyond information

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. For most of its history, library info science discourse has focused on what was “useful knowledge” in the 19th century, “best books” in the 20th century, or what we now call “information.” NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Paraphrasing badly.

Experience, Exposure, Education

Harold Jarche

Charles describes workplace learning as based on four key activities: Exposure to new and rich experiences. 70%: Experience. 20%: Exposure.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

It organizes itself, buzzes with activity and produces honey for the markets. 702010 Informal Learning Management Innovation Meta-Learning

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Notice that these are all informal. Informal LearningJane Hart asked readers “ how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace?

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