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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. Format.

The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search

Ross Dawson

One of the many topics I discussed was the rise of contextual search. The current greatest focus in using context in search is location.

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%. Execution is the goal.

The right information is not enough

Harold Jarche

This is the conclusion made by  Julie Hunt in a comprehensive post on enterprise search. Business is about people and how they interact.

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Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? For me, yes. Just Jay

[2b2k] [berkman] Alison Head on how students seek information

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. Project Information Literacy is a research project that reaches across institutions. Search engines: 96%.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

Search the relationship networks in your organization to find future creative leaders. Source : IBM Creative Leadership Report.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Profiles enable members of the community to search for answers to questions, to expertise, and to the wisdom of experience. Network analysis.

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Money is continuing its centuries old transformation from being embodied in objects with intrinsic value, like gold and silver, to being nothing more than information in the digital wallets of our mobile devices as well as in our digital accounts someplace out there in the cloud.  Today. we are happy with money we cannot even see. 

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a. Information Overload?


Tony Karrer

My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Search.

Informal Learning Center

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.  All while the windows of opportunity and response will continue to shrink. 

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[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about “In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Omitting key information. Now people arrive through search. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. 3. ” she asks.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI!

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? Let''s do engineering. - how does a student''s brain work? Technology''s role.

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Notice that these are all informal. Search the Social Web using search engines (solve problems). Informal Learning

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Price of Real Learning going from $2.99 to $6.99

Jay Cross

Becoming a search ninja. Real Learning diy DIY learning informal learning jay cross real learning social learningBuy Real Learning  here.

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Organizational Learning in the Network Era

Harold Jarche

Searching the Web and social media. ConnectedEnterprise Informal Learning SocialLearning First of all, learning is not something to get.

[internet librarian] Search tools

David Weinberger

Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. Omitting key information. The first speaker is from , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. “You don’t want your health information to come from some blog.”

Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? often present around my Information Radar tools and methods, particularly my use of an RSS Reader. During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites.


Visual Aids for Search

Harold Jarche

Just when you think you know what you’re doing on the Web, along comes another tool.

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. But I never really conceptualized it as search.   So I thought I’d put it to the test. LOTS of volume.

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Yes, we can do both, but levers must be informed and confirmed by data.  As a friend tells me: The data must precede the framework.

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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. Informal Learning Blog.


Harold Jarche

Information search. Expert Search. Formal & Informal Learning. Information organization. Service search.

We need more sandboxes

Harold Jarche

Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. Courses were available on how to write a resume or how to search for a job.

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Design for Search

Tony Karrer

Most of our activity is looking up information, so the most common use case is search, evaluate, keep, organize. The rest search and get straight there. Interesting post by Donald Clark that points to a BCC article - Web users 'getting more selfish'. Hardly selfish really. We don't want fluff. In 1999 this figure stood at 60%.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a. Information Overload?


Jay Cross

Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook. Working together is how things get done.

Beyond Search - REAP

Tony Karrer

via Jack Vinson's post Knowledge workers do more than search , found the article: Beyond Search is REAP. The point is that searching is really just the beginning for most activities. From the post: Beyond Search is REAP - Retrieve, Extract, Arrange, Present.

Meatware based search

Euen Semple

One the most powerful uses of the large forum we had within the BBC was as a way of finding information. Contextual colour and human interpretation trump technology based search every time. Interesting to see people talking of Twitter as a Google killer in this context

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

Other top-rated methods include the use of (external) search engines; trial & error; informal on-the-job instruction; and professional reading.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Aggregator Blogs.

Search - Implications on Knowledge Work

Tony Karrer

This post was sparked by a couple of recent articles: Babson Knowledge: How Google Plans to Change the Scope of Googling (And Why Information and Knowledge Workers Should Care). While there is some defense of Corporate IT in that it is harder to get at information that is stored in a wide variety of systems, e.g., ERP, CRM, etc.

Information shadows and spimes

Dave Gray

Information shadows and spimes , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Check out the whole set. Please share your thoughts

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I started this blog when Informal Learning was released, November 10, 2006. The informal learning meme has gone mainstream. I am gratified.

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Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

need information faster than that. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology).

Mark Zuckerberg no longer a social norm

Martijn Linssen

What kind of information do they want to share more, and of course, what kind do they want to share less? Did even anyone ask for this? Coffin.

Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources

Tony Karrer

But what really caught my eye was the statement: For information-seekers using their favorite search engine, quality is simple to define. Yet it is increasingly likely that they will first search Google; the article that shows up on the first page of results will be a winner no matter what its published pedigree. Is that right?