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Informal learning, the 95% solution

Harold Jarche

Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. Informal Learning

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.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning.

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.

strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

The strategic transformation of organizational learning requires a shift from delivery of content and courses to integrating learning and working.

preparing for 2020

Harold Jarche

This is a synopsis of my opening keynote for the workplace learning & VET stream at EduTECH15 in Brisbane today. Automation is eating jobs.

Building institutional memory, one story at a time

Harold Jarche

The Ritz-Carlton provides an excellent example with Stories that Stay with You. Communities Informal Learning NetworkedLearning PKM

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.

Learning by Osmosis

Dan Pontefract

I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. Learning therefore is part art and science. Related Posts: Learning 2.0 Are you?

Learning is everywhere

Harold Jarche

There are lots of “learning specialists” in organizations and they work for variously named departments.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

What do you do to make sense of your learning? For example, I use Twitter for quick generation and broad sharing. Informal Learning

It is time to simplify

Harold Jarche

The five informal learning methods described in yesterday’s post on Learning in the Workplace have one thing in common.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Post 1 People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. We learn to do the job on the job. People learn by doing. itashare.

What is learning’s role?

Harold Jarche

Folks know they can learn on their own and together. Then, just what is learning’s role? What is learning’s role? itashare.

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

Harold Jarche

I have also learned that changing work routines can be a messy process that requires significant time, much of it dedicated to modelling behaviours. .

Boundaries are for learning

Harold Jarche

That’s also where we find learning opportunities. Think about where the boundaries are and their influence on learning.

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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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Formalizing informal learning?

Clark Quinn

The Entreprise Collaborative has a new question , asking whether we can formalize informal learning. To me, it’s not about formalizing informal learning so much as explicitly supporting it versus ignoring it. Like the proverbial ’stuff’, informal learning happens. Period. I see two roles.


Harold Jarche

This is why “perpetual Beta” informs all of my work. MOOC’s are another example of this non-fixed curriculum perspective.

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.

The post-job economy

Harold Jarche

Learning may be the work in the network age, but that does not mean that learning will get you the work. Informal Learning Learning Wor

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Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

The bank has a central online learning portal where employees can take “courses”, particularly compliance training. Wikipedia.

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?

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.

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.

Learning is not something to get

Harold Jarche

In too many cases we view learning as something that is done to people. ” We need to look at work and learning together. Jay Cross.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Find information. Approximately 14 percent of SMB Knowledge Workers’ time is spent: Duplicating information (e.g. Schedule a meeting.

Sense-making glossary

Harold Jarche

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The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

Sometimes guilds helped apprentices learn by doing things under the eye of a master, but there weren’t any trainers involved. The U.S.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

I learned a lot, including the insight not to do another one of these for free. blogs are ways of mapping the learning journey. Blogs.

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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.

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?

2497 and counting

Harold Jarche

What will you have learned during that decade? Communities Informal Learning Will you remember much of it? This is post # 2,497.

Informal learning: the real deal. Free.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I nformal Learning has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Informal Learning: Five Ways to Do More with Less. series.


Harold Jarche

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

Free webinar on informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

UMBC’s ISD Now Webinar Series — Informal Learning: 5 Ways to do More with Less, April 20, 2010. UMBC’s ISD Now Webinar Series is UMBC’s ISD Graduate Program’s newest online platform to share ideas and information on topics related to business, organizational productivity and workplace learning and performance.

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.


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.