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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%. Goethe.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center.

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

The 1999 Online Learning conference in Los Angeles was ground zero for eLearning. An Informal Learning Sequel? The “e”?

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. ANSWER: How did you learn to walk and talk?

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways.

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. It is a fundamental part of what differentiates human beings from all other species, and yet if you went to a corporate learning conference, you would think that it had been invented two years ago and everyone was just about to implement it!

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

Jane Hart

Here’s my round-up of my favourite articles/blog posts of the month under 5 key themes. 1 – Informal Learning.

Harold Jarche » Informal Learning Unworkshop #4

Harold Jarche

Organizational Learning in the Network Era

Harold Jarche

If learning is what organizations need to do well in order to survive and thrive, then structural barriers to learning must be removed.

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

Learning is not merely a classroom event or an eLearning course, and training isn’t learning. Two points come to mind from that speech.

Blogs I follow religiously

Jay Cross

Dawn of Learning. Social Media for Working & Learning. Informal Learning Just Jay Working SmarterAdaptive Path.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

What do you do to make sense of your learning? But writing my blog posts forces me to spend some time putting thoughts and ideas together.

This blog is closing…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I started this blog when Informal Learning was released, November 10, 2006. The informal learning meme has gone mainstream.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. part 1 of 5.

The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon

Harold Jarche

The real barrier to systemic change, such as becoming a learning organization, is command & control management. 5) Learning is everywhere.

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

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

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New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Learning Networks in Practice.

What’s missing from the informal learning discussion

Jay Cross

At mLearnCon, I chatted with Float’s Jeff Tillett for a few minutes about why people should be interested in my experiential learning workshop.

We need more sandboxes

Harold Jarche

Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. It was just a blog, connected to LinkedIn and other social media.

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Connecting with Communities of Practice

Harold Jarche

Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning?

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

The World Wide Web is changing how many of us do our work as we become more connected to information and each other. Network Learning.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. A diverse learning library, made up of videos, FAQs and links to relevant information.

Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

The conversation was recorded and will be available at the Social Learning Centre shortly. Use the tools you have already for social learning.

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Simplifying Learning

Jay Cross

Ideas from Jane Hart’s online chat on June 4 in the Social Learning Centre. Q1) Harold in his blog post says ”For too long our organizations have suffered from the disease of complication. Let’s look at how we can simplify learning solutions. Design Informal LearningIt’s time to simplify.”

Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

Brent and I have been having a nice blog discussion. Our previous posts discuss what should be measured: Intermediate Factors in Learning , Intermediate Factors - Impact Many Measure One. And this exception relates closely to my earlier concern eLearning Technology: Informal Learning is Too Important to Leave to Chance.

Informal Learning and Learnscapes

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Working Smarter: The “unbook&# that shows why informal learning must be part of everyone’s future learnscapes.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. Limayem, M.,

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

Blogs. I learned a lot, including the insight not to do another one of these for free. blogs act as the glue between synchronous events.

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Can we formalize informal learning?

Harold Jarche

Tags: Informal Learning

Informal Learning: “mission critique”

Harold Jarche

My latest article, Informal Learning: mission critical ( en français Apprentissage Informel: Mission critique ) has just been published on the Collaborative Enterprise (#eCollab) site. My interest in informal learning has grown with my experiences online. Tags: Informal Learning

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning.


2497 and counting

Harold Jarche

What will you have learned during that decade? Yesterday marked 10 years of blogging here at Communities Informal Learning

Re-reading A New Culture of Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas. These paragraphs lept out and grabbed me: Peer-to-Peer Learning.

Working Smarter, one day at a time

Harold Jarche

Tweet Yesterday we hosted a conversation on social learning and working smarter, facilitated by the folks at Citrix and the eLearning Guild.

Learning Assessment

Harold Jarche

Could you do this with informal or social learning? Do you have to regularly access information and knowledge to do your job?

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Blog – Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , February 2, 2010. Blog , February 1, 2010. Informal learning from the horse’s mouth - Informal Learning , February 3, 2010.

Seven years and still independent

Harold Jarche

I’ve been putting my thoughts on this blog for seven years now. While not radical, this blog has not been corporate mainstream either.

Networked Knowledge: out of the ivory tower

Harold Jarche

Yesterday, I explained some of what I’ve been trying to learn about nuclear fission and power generation. complexity Informal Learning


Harold Jarche

Knowledge – connecting information to experience (know what, know who, know how). Customization (describing information in context).

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. Learning is adaptation. Fun questions.