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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If all you offer is via an LMS, you are failing to support the biggest money-makers in your organization. Old pros don’t take classes.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

These days I focus my energies on helping organizations work smarter. The informal learning meme has gone mainstream. I am gratified.

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How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

organizations spend so much money on formal learning but spend little (if any) in support of informal learning? Interview.

Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

As the economic environment improves, will the fear factor fade a bit and send organizations back to their old ways of relying mostly on numbers?

Free webinar, Wednesday, February 16th

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Training Smarter, Working Smarter. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST. FREE. prefer conversations to presentations. Register.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Related post : Webinar to kick-start collaboration and informal learning in your organization. CLO online edition. Dirty Words.

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Informal learning: the real deal. Free.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

We’ll look at examples of organizations using the web to accelerate learning and spark innovation. It’s time to clear the air.

Agile instructional design

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’ve been thinking about fresh approaches to instructional design. Instructional design was invented around the time of World War II.

Learning Without Borders

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In a pre-webcast discussion with Jay Cross yesterday we tackled how organizations steward informal learning; Jay will ask HCI members to bring a relevant business problem to the webcast and walk us through ways to focus on the demand side (what learners need) to facilitate powerful informal learning. Jay Learning Without Borders.

Learning Styles

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

There is a thriving industry devoted to publishing learning-styles tests and guidebooks for teachers, and many organizations offer professional development workshops for teachers and educators built around the concept of learning styles. Related posts: Learning styles? Ha, ha, ha.

Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Many organizations appear scared to death of Enterprise 2.0. They’re worried about secrets slipping over Chinese walls and firewalls.

Taking advantage of the gift economy

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Organizations need to judge whether the consultant’s thinking is what they need. Generally, that exposure is not worth much. Related.

The Case for Communities of Practice

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Published August 2010. Jay Cross is CEO of Internet Time Group and a thought leader in informal learning and organizational performance.

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Coach: Formal and structured learning can potentially promote efficient organization in long-term memory. It’s all in there. The Coach.

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Who don’t we want to work smarter?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This can cut hiring mistakes that hurt both the organization and the new hire. The expanded organization. Employees. From the Muppets.

togetherLearn is online

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If you’ve got a really thorny, vital, complex, organization-wide learning problem to solve, get in touch.

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The steward then selects the simplest technology to advance the community as both the technology and the organization progress.

Jay’s new book on learning metrics

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If you can do that, convincing your organization shouldn’t be a problem. New book: What Would Andrew Do? by Jay Cross & friends. read-only.

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New roles for former trainers

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The organization receives improved performance on the job, continuous improvement, and increased innovation. Help me write the next installment.

Blogging to show off your organization

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Great article in the NY Times about student blogging at MIT. It helps prospective students get a feel for the place before applying. Admissions officers are about as reluctant as most corporate executives. But Mr. Lord of Haverford said prospective students’ interest in the summer bloggers calmed his worries. Students get off on the blogging: M.I.T.

Informal Learning Blog » Self-organized learning in education

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A new model for training

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The main objective of the new training department is to enable knowledge to flow in the organization. Organizations call on us for help building ecologies where work and learning are one and the same, where people help one another build competency and master new crafts, and where workers strive to be all they can be.

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Successor companies benefit the parent organization’s stakeholders. Daniel Goleman,  author of Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence , expresses the challenge this way: ”In the Industrial Age most work was organized hierarchically, and individual responsibility was replaced by systemic controls. Organizations.

Aspirations

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You may have heard me spouting off about aligning the aspirations of workers with the organizations they work for.

The New Social Learning

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Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media. The New Social Learning. By Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner. Then I bit my tongue.

Join the Internet Time Alliance for a day

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Two from a single organization, $1,000 each. We’re meeting at the Internet Time Lab, across the Bay from San Francisco in Berkeley.

Transferring from Ning to Grou.ps

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Many of these organizations have zero tech support. The Internet Time Community has been hosted on Ning for a little over three years. No sweat.

L&D Suicide?

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Sustainable organizations gain flexibility by empowering their people to make decisions rather than thinking people are mere cogs in a machines.

Straw Men

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Lots of straw men live on the web. In the real world, things don’t come in black or white; everything is painted in shades of gray.

UMBC’s “ISD now!”

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Organizations that focus on the supply side of the training they provide are looking at the wrong side of the equation. Need more Jay?

Brain Rules & learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Neuroscientists have figured out a lot about how the brain works in the time since the fMRI was invented 18 years ago. Get your sleep or act stupid.

Informal Learning and Learnscapes

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

And of little value to organizations where knowledge without ongoing addition of context is just so much compiled, accumulated data.

Gazing down from the helicopter

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Organizations are going around yesterday’s confining corporate boundaries to form closer ties with customers and collaborators.

Time Is Money

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The sooner workers are productive, the larger their contribution to the organization. Chief Learning Officer, April 2010. Time Matters.

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Chief learning officers (CLO s) are dealing with organizations the same way they did 25 years ago—focusing on full-time employees. Web 2.0

After-Christmas Sale: Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Transform an organization from near-bankruptcy to record profits. Informal Learning is on sale at  Amazon for $18.18. List price is $40.).

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

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At best, those group actions serve the well-being of the whole: not just the whole of a particular organization, but the whole of life. HEART.

Jon Stewart litmus test

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Were Jon Stewart to look at how your organization helps people learn what you are asking them to do, what do you think he would say?

The Engelbart Hypothesis

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The culture, training, organizations, tools, artifacts and physical infrastructure all determine the capability of any individual or group to perform.

Brain Fitness

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscapes are the factory floor of knowledge organizations; they are where workers connect to create value and learn from one another.