How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 Interview.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. Predicting Needs The starting point for an eLearning Strategy is predicting needs. Informal learning?

Trending Sources

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. eLearning was going to make email look like a rounding error. First-generation eLearning was a flop.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Learning apps. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality.

Learning Pulse

Xyleme

Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Michael Hanley analyzing 5 factors that are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning. Blended learning, Talent management and Learning 2.0 Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want. The Informal Learning Flow aggregator is beginning to take social signals into account. on the eLearning Learning. Hot List on Informal Learning. February 2009 Posts. A Guide to Social Learning. February 2009 Keywords. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. eLearning Learning and RSS.

learning pulse

Xyleme

Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse May 27th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Tony Karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “ Become a chief meta-learning officer ” by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn. A nice description of the process undertaken when using the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) strategy to learning program development, by Michael Hanley.

$1 million e-learning no more…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. and ALSO get your first “iteration” on e-Learning, what you might refer to as “e-Learning Lite”. In the instructor-led version of the course, you might do a live demo but for the e-Learning you’d use a recorded demo.

single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.

Informal Learning Flow

Tony Karrer

I've always been a big believer in the value and power of informal learning. Over the past few years, I've written quite a few posts about informal learning. In many ways, eLearning 2.0 is one part of systematizing support for informal learning. The person I most associate with informal learning is Jay Cross. And I'm happy to announce that he's working with me to help bring together resources via the Informal Learning Flow.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. There's a lot to learn from that experience. I'd be curious to hear thoughts on that kind of learning experience.

Informal Learning Flow

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Professional learning is increasingly driven by demand, not supply. You decide what you need or want to learn and you go get it when you feel like it. Since you chose your topic rather than being told, you’re more likely to retain information you find. In the realm of informal learning, I learn from David Weinberger, George Siemens, Nancy White, Ross Dawson, Mark Oehlert, Marcia Conner, and dozens of others. Need more information?

LearnTrends 2009

Harold Jarche

The agenda has been set for LearnTrends 2009 (17-19 Nov 2009) and it looks extremely interesting. The main theme is convergence and topics include: Reinventing organizational learning. Building a social learning environment. elearning outside the training box. Tags: Informal Learning InternetTime I will be giving a session on personal knowledge management and participating in a discussion with my colleagues at the re-branded Internet Time Alliance.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 - eLearning Technology , January 18, 2010. Four pointers to the chasm between elearning and video game designers - edublogs , January 4, 2010. Open course-wars, redux… the real nastiness is elsewhere - Abject Learning , January 5, 2010. Do I Need to Know It, or Just How to Find It? - Workplace Learning Today , January 20, 2010.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Here are the top items via eLearning Learning. Adult Learning in the Workplace – Research Findings Top Keywords PKM eLearning Tools Informal Learning Swish Adobe Captivate Twitter LinkedIn Tools Harbinger Adobe Google Articulate Microsoft eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content

Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

On Tuesday I led a session on Business Impact of Learning in the Real World for the Learning & Skills Group in London. To implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning.

An unpredictable conversation about informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

An Informal Conversation about Informal Learning. You can’t get too formal when your topic is informal learning. Shortly after my book on informal learning came out, I told an audience, “I’m really glad to be here because I’m looking forward to hearing what I have to say.&# So join Mark Sylvester and me to listen in on an informal conversation later this week. Topics conversation will include: Informal Learning.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. In many cases, there can be significant work to design that kind of learning experience.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 As such, eLearning 2.0

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. And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this.

Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

But as we all know, learning is evolving. Today, we keep hearing that formal presentations are out, that it’s all about informal learning, social learning and user-generated content. Informal learning shouldn’t mean we disregard what works effectively in a formal setting.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Luckily, I have a short cut to seeing the stuff that is generating interest across most of the top eLearning bloggers. So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning.

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. In that first wave of eLearning, venture capitalists and the learning industry saw fortunes to be made by replacing instructors with computers. Here’s what I was blogging five years ago: When I began writing about eLearning in 1998, some of us felt the training industry had struck gold!

eLearning Host List February

Tony Karrer

Using various social signals we came up with the following as being the hot items during February 2009 via eLearning Learning. Top Posts and other Items The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle eLearning is not the answer Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template Informal learning - what is it? Browse eLearning Content

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Business Casual , May 16, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled? , Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Learning 2.0

Your favorite 2009 posts on Internet Time Blog

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. C orporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. Informal Learning 2.0. Corporate approaches to learning have to change, as well.

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. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

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Desire2Learn Mobile FLV - eLearning from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here what eLearning Learning thinks is the most interesting stuff from last week. Electronic Papyrus , May 3, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. May 7, 2009 Learning as a Network , May 7, 2009 Is there no room for Informal Learning? , Browse eLearning ContentActually, it's what all of you seemed to think was the most interesting stuff from last week.

Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes. It made me wonder how many sources does eLearning Learning include? Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. eLearning Technology.

Corporate Training

Tony Karrer

Jay Cross - father of the Informal Learning Flow has been doing some great writing recently that look at the future of corporate training. Courseware and Broader eLearning Jay's post eLearning is not the Answer : Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

I’m going to reflect on what I’ve been up to in 2009 thus far. Winter 2009. MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging. I was coincidentally walking by a presentation by Clive Shepherd on the exhibits floor at Learning Technologies in London when he happened to flip my photo and a quote on the screen. All of our energies will go into peer-to-peer, self-service learning. Adopting new models of learning.

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Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. revolution has brought learning networks front and center with “ Connect and Communicate ” becoming the new mantra for training organizations.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business.

Google Wave – Social Learning – Business – eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 12, 2009 to June 19, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business Casual , June 14, 2009 Brain rule #12 - Clive on Learning , June 12, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. Browse eLearning Content

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. most popular learning needs by job, level, business unit, etc. Measuring Social Learning is going to be VERY difficult.

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Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

Catherine Lombardozzi recent post Coaching informal learning sparked something for me around online coaching opportunities. In prior posts she identifies the following elements as being needed for informal learning strategy to be effective in the workplace: Motivation for learning. I completely agree with Catherine that we need to be thinking about how learners can get support for dealing with the complexities of informal learning.

Barcelona

Jay Cross

I’m in Barcelona to visit my partners at CV&A and to speak on Open Social Learning at VI International Seminar of the UNESCO Chair in e-Learning, Open University of Catalonia. eLearning 1.0 is being crowded out by informal e-supported learning.