it’s not a skills gap
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
The lack of skills is not the main problem facing most organizations today, in spite of what many managers and executives might say. Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?
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.
Net Work Skills
MARCH 12, 2012
Tweet Imagine if we limited our conversations to only those in the same office. We would miss out on so many learning opportunities.
Those hard soft-skills
AUGUST 8, 2011
Tweet Soft skills , especially collaboration and networking, will become more important than traditional hard skills. Smart employers have always focused more on attitude than any specific skill-set because they know they can train for a lack of skills and knowledge. So what are these so-called softs skills?
Informal Learning Center
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
DECEMBER 27, 2013
People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know.
implementing a useful model – 70:20:10
JANUARY 14, 2016
The 70:20:10 framework is a useful model based on observations that generally, people learn 70% of what they need to do their job from experience.
Social and Informal Learning : Pt 3 of the Four Greatest Challenges Series
MARCH 12, 2014
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
JULY 1, 2012
You can find more of the resources I enjoyed during the month in my 2012 Reading List.). 1 – Informal Learning. ” 4 - Change.
The rapidly changing workplace
MAY 25, 2014
8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? Social learning will be a major part of all work.
sense-making with social media
MARCH 22, 2016
What do you do to make sense of your learning? Social media are the medium by which we can make work learning, and learning work.
Learning by Osmosis
JUNE 24, 2013
I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. Learning therefore is part art and science. At least I think it should be like osmosis.
21st Century L&D Skills
AUGUST 8, 2010
I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. So, what’s changed?
“you simply can’t train people to be social!”
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
In each case, implementation has boiled down to two components: individual skills & organizational support. Face to face social activities.
Big Data at Google
JUNE 10, 2014
Students in school learn to give specific answers. They memorize and parrot back explicit information. Role-Related Knowledge. “We’re looking for people who have a variety of strengths and passions, not just isolated skill sets. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information.”.
50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. part 1 of 5.
Formalizing informal learning?
FEBRUARY 16, 2010
The Entreprise Collaborative has a new question , asking whether we can formalize informal learning. I have to say, I don’t get the question. To me, it’s not about formalizing informal learning so much as explicitly supporting it versus ignoring it. For the former, tools can be used poorly or well.
Soft skills are foundational competencies
MARCH 2, 2009
Instead, we need to think about ways to rebuilt how talent is truly developed via connections to the resources at the edge, connections to different organisational competencies that plugs their gaps, connections that increases cognitive diversity and brings about unexpected learnings et al.
APRIL 28, 2012
This is why “perpetual Beta” informs all of my work. Informal Learning InternetTime PKM SocialLearningMark Federman.
We need more sandboxes
APRIL 11, 2013
Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. But people must acquire this skill somewhere.
Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2013
Learning. In particular, we face issues of, not only literacy, but also, digital literacy, that is, the ability to actually make use of the online learning materials that are made available to you. As well, people are facing issues finding time to learn. Learning You''re probably familiar with traditional e?Learning.
Connecting with Communities of Practice
JUNE 2, 2011
Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning?
The post-job economy
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
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
Training departments will shrink
JULY 20, 2011
For thousands of years people have developed work skills through apprenticeship. Informal Learning Learning SocialLearning Work
How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)
AUGUST 31, 2012
Technological infrastructure for social learning. diverse learning library, made up of videos, FAQs and links to relevant information.
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.
JANUARY 16, 2013
Learning is a social, active, and ongoing process. From Peer Learning to “Peeragogy”. Informal Learning Web 2.0
Take off those rose coloured glasses
MAY 1, 2012
The other 95% was just taken care of by the informal networks in the organization. All those informal networks became hyper-connected.
It’s time to focus on your LQ
MAY 30, 2012
Learning is everywhere in the connected workplace. We’re not used to handling all of this learning on our own.
MOOCs = Skinner’s Box 2.0?
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
The teacher will uncloak soon to reveal an interdisciplinary approach where students select what to learn from Open Education resources.
Shifting to Net Work
APRIL 4, 2012
Using network skills at the local level, connected to a global support network, is one way to develop a sustainable way of life.
Working Smarter, one day at a time
MARCH 31, 2011
Tweet Yesterday we hosted a conversation on social learning and working smarter, facilitated by the folks at Citrix and the eLearning Guild.
50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
The 20 percent: learning through others. Learning is social. People learn with and through others. It would be 2 kids per machine.
MARCH 3, 2011
Supervisors were asked if that graduate had performed the skill in the past six months and if so, whether the graduate was competent.
Re-reading A New Culture of Learning
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 13, 2011
A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas. These paragraphs lept out and grabbed me: Peer-to-Peer Learning.
After-Christmas Sale: Informal Learning
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JANUARY 2, 2010
New Year’s Resolution: Use informal learning to improve organizational performance in 2010. Chapter 2: A Natural Way of Learning.
How to shorten time-to-proficiency
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Workers master a skill by starting with the basics, the bulk of which is formal and explicit. Complexity Informal Learning
MARCH 17, 2010
Knowledge – connecting information to experience (know what, know who, know how). Customization (describing information in context).
The Other 90% of Learning
AUGUST 3, 2012
Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. They learn about twice as much from those conversations compared to structured courses and programs. It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal.
Informal Learning 2.0
APRIL 8, 2009
Yesterday on video I heard myself stumbling to describe the April 21 session of Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. It won’t last.
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.