Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Goethe.
Learn Informal Learning Informally
JUNE 13, 2012
Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center.
Learning in the workplace
MAY 14, 2012
Jane Hart asked readers “ how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace? Notice that these are all informal. Informal Learnin
Network Learning: Working Smarter
OCTOBER 22, 2010
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.
Learning is (still) conversation
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Other top-rated methods include the use of (external) search engines; trial & error; informal on-the-job instruction; and professional reading.
Informal Learning Technology
MAY 11, 2009
There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. eLearning Technology.
Reconciling Formal and Informal
MAY 24, 2012
There are really two viewpoints: that of the learning and development (L&D) professional, and that of the performer. design social
Introduction to Social Networking
JUNE 21, 2010
Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. More information on owning your data on this site.
Learning through social networks
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Training – an external intervention, designed only to address a lack of skills and/or knowledge. Education – a process with its main aims of socialization, a search for truth and/or the realisation of individual potential. also recommended that organizations should get out of the learning business and focus on performance.
Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles
APRIL 6, 2011
The first couple of responses to this month's LCBQ Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ have come in and Kasper Spiro's caught my eye: On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ. Agile Instructional Design I'm still studying all of this to see whether I really buy that Agile methods will work. It's the updating part that doesn't happen.
DECEMBER 11, 2014
In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning. The Workscape, a platform for learning.
MARCH 8, 2012
The latter is an opportunity for meta-learning. What goes into activity design is a whole separate area. This unpacks.
Corporate Learning’s focus
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
Tweet Inspired by Jay Cross, Amanda Fenton asks how her Corporate Learning department could better meet the needs of employees.
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines
JUNE 22, 2007
e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching.
LMS vs. LCMS
Dawn of Learning
JULY 28, 2014
The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Key: ? Xyleme.
The networked enterprise and learning support
MAY 8, 2010
Prescribing training for all organizational learning is like handing out band-aids without a diagnosis. Organizational learning.
Red or Blue?
JANUARY 27, 2012
“Learning is the human activity which least needs manipulation by others. They left informal learning to chance.
Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011
DECEMBER 17, 2011
Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Why E2.0
Seed, feed, & weed
SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going. As many have noted, it’s about moving from a notion of being a builder, handcrafting (or mass-producing) solutions, to being a facilitator, nurturing the community to develop it’s own capabilities. Tags: design social
Learning Flow: unfrozen
FEBRUARY 15, 2010
With this article, it seems as if the conversation, and my learning process, have been frozen in time. — Learning Flow. technologies like blogs, wikis, podcasts and video blogs, combined with the availability of digital content, have changed those who were previously consumers of information into co-creators. References.
How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)
AUGUST 28, 2012
It’s not that seasoned and elder employees weren’t learning; we all learn all the time. Two out of three Chief Learning Of?cers
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)
FEBRUARY 11, 2008
You can try it for yourself here. Are we really getting closer to a debate about the role/function/value of resident higher education experiences?
Social tools for networks
JUNE 1, 2009
For example: Social bookmarks let me tag and search a wide array of bookmarks and by making them public they are shared with others, but through no extra effort on my part. also make available information and perhaps knowledge that is useful to others. tools is that they are designed for knowledge-sharing as well. Many Web 2.0
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
Instead, the eLearning Strategy discussion is a learning, teaching and evangelist discussion. You are going to be learning's liaison to IT.
Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It
JULY 17, 2012
Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Learning Mode.
Working Smarter eFieldbook $12
JUNE 28, 2011
Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. Information flows, feeds, subscriptions.
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise?
So many thoughts, so little time
JULY 6, 2009
The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners - Eide Neurolearning Blog , March 30, 2009. How to make e-learning work!
Getting informal in Sao Paolo
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
“How are informal conversations transforming our understanding and learning practices in businesses and communities?. Papagallis.
Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 24, 2014
Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing. Learning is not remembering. Everyone learns differently.
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
We may execute individually, but the innovations, the changes, the needed learning happens by dialog. Profiles let you search for people who have knowledge you need. One of the coming roles for learning designers is facilitating the informal learning as well as the formal, I suggest. Seriously. social
The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 4, 2016
When I wrote The Future of Online Learning in 1998, I took into account three major sets of factors. Contact North's look at the future of online ( Part One , Part Two ) learning captures the first part, I think, but misses completely on the second part. Adaptive learning' is essentially a name for differentiated instruction.
The future of higher education and other imponderables
JUNE 16, 2012
Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips. Teaching and learning.
What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. How do I search for information?”. No one learns alone either.
FEBRUARY 12, 2011
Higher ground. I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. You can train people but they may or may not learn. In spades.
The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement
JANUARY 18, 2012
Search. Next → The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station. In other words, learning needs to go Agile. Unmanagement.
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?
MARCH 27, 2008
In the beginning there were dumb clients and the server reigned supreme. Then came the powerful desktops and the server lost control. Confused? Great.
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 12th Annual Webby Award Winners.Nicely done and nicely designed.
MAY 19, 2008
Love the design. love the Webby Awards. Thought they were a bit cheesy at first but what do I know? So use them as that. from there. del.icio.us
Social Media: An Interview
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. It was a game, of course, but over the next five years I progressed through the game to become a wizard, which meant that I was designing the MUD. need it.
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis)
FEBRUARY 27, 2008
"In order to design educational games that remain effective as bothgames and as learning objects, it is necessary to understand howsuccessful games teach. Using methodology adapted from reverse engineering calledinstructional decomposition, both macro and micro design elements canbe identified. del.icio.us