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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.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms. The Elgg community blog has more information.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially. One is internally focused, as in “How do I learn this?”

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Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

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.

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The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

Learning has been the traditional realm of HR while most systems are supported by IT. Just the analysis on learning in networks is worth it.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

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!

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. 4.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing. Learning is not remembering. Everyone learns differently.

Desire2Learn Mobile FLV - eLearning from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here what eLearning Learning thinks is the most interesting stuff from last week. Actually, it's what all of you seemed to think was the most interesting stuff from last week. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Browse eLearning Content

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

My friends at CV&A in Spain have implemented Moodle to support informal learning in numerous corporations.

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010. Working (and Learning?) in 90-Minute Segments - Workplace Learning Today , May 18, 2010. Eric Mazur talks about how to improve large group learning.

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

tools in learning by virtue of an extended comparison between those tools and Logo, the revolutionary e-learning system developed by Seymour Papert in the 1960s. movement has not embraced the lessons that should have been learned from decades of school reform. The changes we see in learning won't happen in schools. world.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Learning 2.0 Hope you enjoy. Browse eLearning Content

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Mzinga is clearly targeted at the learning space, being integrated with an LMS.  Drupal is an open source CMS that’s been used for social media, and Elgg similarly started as an open source portfolio tool but has expanded. Yet, for a learning group, Mzinga’s integration of formal and informal learning is also plausible. 

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading. have not even addressed the manner in which non-educational technology has changed learning. Teachers will become more information-literate. and so on. will be?)