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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 is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

connected this to the whole notion of simpler work getting automated and outsourced  usingTom’s framework. It is moving to the edge.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. Corporate approaches to learning have to change, as well.

strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. Learning is mostly social and often informal. 20%: Exposure.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Sharing 50 suggestions on putting 70-20-10 to work has consumed five posts spread over two months. We learn to do the job on the job.

Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

We released our first white paper, on Social Learning , at the Collaborative Enterprise last week. For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few.

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

These are my half-baked thoughts which I make public in order to share and to learn. Tags: Informal Learning PKM

Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

In 2004, I posted for the first time,  “Learning is business, and business is learning – finally.&#. I was keen on The Cluetrain Manifesto , only five years old at the time, and noted a few lines I really liked: “Fact is, we don’t care about business — per se, per diem, au gratin. The rubber ball is work.

Ten reasons

Harold Jarche

“What sort of learning process takes place in the minds of learners when using Twitter?&# Just saying communication, keeping up to date, exchanging information is not enough for these doubters. It may seem ludicrous to suggest it but how do we link social learning with the bottom line? Social media is a fad. Really?

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The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

Innovation abounds in the early stages and knowledge capitalization is aided by a common vision of the business. New layers of control and supervision continue to appear, silos are created, and knowledge acquisition is formalized in an attempt to gain efficiency through specialization. Knowledge-Based View. Complication. Social.

leadership is learning

Harold Jarche

In an era of ubiquitous connectivity, leadership at all levels and all sectors must be about promoting learning. Leadership Management

Social learning is for human work

Harold Jarche

This past week I came across the theme of the changing nature of work several times. This includes knowledge work. Ross Dawson.

beyond the reach of automation

Harold Jarche

Here are some thoughts on how the increasing automation of knowledge work can be addressed by a new approach to organizational leadership.

Instructional or Formal; whatever

Harold Jarche

This is typically the area of performance support but also communities of practice, personal knowledge management, personal learning environments, etc.

Talent vs Labour

Harold Jarche

Through the 1970s, owners moved jobs to Sun Belt right-to-work states. They automated, outsourced and worked to diminish the power of unions.

Being social for learning and performance

Harold Jarche

Tweet Social learning has been a theme here for some time [my first post on the subject in 2005: from e-learning to s-learning ]. How often do people work in total isolation today? Learning from these social interactions is a key to business innovation. It is how knowledge work gets done.

Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

jonhusband “Unfortunately, HR is the home base for the management practices based on old mental models about work & motivation. not synched with networked work”. faboolous “Knowledge work thus requires that each party offer something with no guarantee that they will get anything specific in return”. NetworkLearning.

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Leveraging collective knowledge

Harold Jarche

This week, a few related knowledge management (KM) articles crossed my path and I’d like to weave them together. Leveraging collective knowledge may be our collective challenge but there are no guaranteed solutions at this time. The illusion of knowledge. Each person’s knowledge needs and knowledge use are unique.

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The marginalized training function

Harold Jarche

Knowledge workers need to learn from the emergent processes they  continuously create to deal with a complex environment.

Fluctuating support networks

Harold Jarche

Judith passed on a couple of papers which I found most interesting, as she has looked deeply into the theory behind the need for what I would describe as social learning networks. Igniting Passions , which amplifies causal looping process :  Aids in observing, thinking and using information & knowledge (I Sense).

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. Why isn’t Sally at work today?

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise?

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

Let’s first take a look at managing and measuring employee “learning&#. So how then do we measure learning in the workplace?

A framework for social learning in the enterprise

Harold Jarche

framework for social learning in the enterprise. The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Summary.

Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

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.  But if you build it, they may not come.

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Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. The impacts of collaboration-based knowledge work are accelerating.

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Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. The whole problem is Long Tail Learning.

Workscaping, part 1 of n

Jay Cross

T oday CLO magazine’s Deanne Hartley interviewed me for an upcoming story about micro-learning. People naturally learn in small chunks.

Transparent work

Harold Jarche

Sending out a clear memo (email) may have worked before, but looking for that email or document six months later on some kind of shared intranet drive is another issue completely. What may be considered a knowledge problem is really a transparency one. Visibility is the key for knowledge work inside the organization as well.

What is the Important Work?

Clark Quinn

This isn’t news: things are moving faster, we’re having less resources available, our competition is more agile, the amount of relevant information is increasing, customers are more aware, the list goes on.  Not surprisingly for regular readers, I think that the nature of work is changing.  learn from mistakes.

ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

Better yet, go take a look at: Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee Better Questions for Learning Professionals Continuing Thoughts on Questions What Questions Should We be Asking? Session Hopping a Practical Guide General Session - New Work Literacies and E-Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Browse eLearning Content

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Changing how people and organizations interact

Harold Jarche

Learn how and why people are connecting, talking and sharing information by doing so yourself.

Performance Support in 2015

Tony Karrer

The Big Question for May is Learning Technology 2015 – it asks what we expect workplace learning technologies to look like in 2015. We are already seeing this in terms of lots of startups aimed at particular elements of knowledge work. tools designed to support learning? But these will be getting better.

Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I’m still working on my yearly post that is my eLearning Predictions. Here’s the information: Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 To kick off the new year, Dr. Tony Karrer is sharing some thoughts on what's going to be happening in the world of eLearning in 2010. and it's long term impact on workplace learning. and Ph.D.

Future of the training department

Clark Quinn

Things are moving faster, and this has all sorts of consequences: it means that change is occurring more frequently, information is doubling, our competition is more aggressive, and more.  We have to be more nimble, more agile.  In short, we have to move away from depending on formal learning to be able to cope, and we need a new solution.

Favourite Workplace Learning Blogs

Harold Jarche

Shortly after that, Maria Anderson suggested that I create a list for workplace learning. I don’t like creating “Top 50″ lists so here are my current favourite sources of information and knowledge about learning, especially for the networked business environment. Informal Learning by Jay Cross (US).

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. 2009 has continued that effort. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To my way of thinking, this is the convergence of knowledge work and informal learning that I’ve been trying to promote. Can Cisco-style collaboration really work outside of Cisco? How Cisco’s CEO John Chambers is Turning the Tech Giant Socialist , by: Ellen McGirt. Well, yes. Get ready for the upturn.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To my way of thinking, this is the convergence of knowledge work and informal learning that I’ve been trying to promote. Can Cisco-style collaboration really work outside of Cisco? How Cisco’s CEO John Chambers is Turning the Tech Giant Socialist , by: Ellen McGirt. Well, yes. Get ready for the upturn.