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.

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Harm told me about his team’s experience with informal learning in an engagement with Sara Lee. Sara Lee wanted to invest in technology in the domain of learning. We asked them to write down (individually) all their work-related learning experiences.

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Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968).

Formalizing informal learning?

Clark Quinn

The Entreprise Collaborative has a new question , asking whether we can formalize informal learning. To me, it’s not about formalizing informal learning so much as explicitly supporting it versus ignoring it. Like the proverbial ’stuff’, informal learning happens. To me, it is more a matter of providing infrastructure to support informal learning, and facilitating informal learning as well.

Sense-making glossary

Harold Jarche

Sense-making – The process by which individuals (or organizations) create an understanding so that they can act in a principled and informed manner … Source-linked sensemaking – In conventional media, a document about a topic may cite a list of references.

Informal Snake Oil

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Jane Hart chimed in, reinforcing Harold’s point that “social learning is being picked up by software vendors and marketers as the next solution-in-a-box, when it’s more of an approach and a cultural mind-set&#. WORKERS LEARN MORE in the coffee room than in the classroom.

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010. The Social Media Bubble - HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Augmented Reality – Explained by Common Craft - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , March 23, 2010. Why HTML5 is worth your time - OReilly Radar , March 15, 2010.

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. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , January 6, 2010. A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One - OReilly Radar , January 5, 2010. Networking Reconsidered - HarvardBusiness.org , January 4, 2010. Tonight On CrunchGear: Live At CES - TechCrunch , January 7, 2010. The opposite of “open” is “theirs” - Joho the Blog , January 14, 2010.

Informal Learning and Learnscapes

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Working Smarter: The “unbook&# that shows why informal learning must be part of everyone’s future learnscapes. I finished reading the book last week and have been meaning to summarize my learning from it. I have read Informal Learning and this one sums it all up.

Free Webinar on Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. It’s still needs more, but represents a good starting point for review: eLearning Strategy (PDF) Elearning - A Primer Learning 2.0 Top-Down Strategy What does a real life e-learning strategy look like?

On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. Here are some of the things I learned. Jane Hart and I keynoted “Learning Day” for senior training managers of the European Commission. The World Innovation Summit on Learning.

State of informal learning address

Jay Cross

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After-Christmas Sale: Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

New Year’s Resolution: Use informal learning to improve organizational performance in 2010. Informal Learning is on sale at Amazon for $18.18. Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. February 1, 2010 to February 27, 2010. Rethinking Open Data - OReilly Radar , February 1, 2010. 10 Ways to Build Social Media Expertise Using Personal Web Projects - HarvardBusiness.org , February 2, 2010. The Class” – parody of The Office - Digital Ethnography , February 7, 2010. Secure Websites in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , February 9, 2010.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

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? Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

Overcoming Bipolar Thinking

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learning is a continuum of degrees of formality • BY JAY CROSS. In the five years since the publication of Informal Learning, I’ve become the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Informal learning is older than civilization. Informal Learning

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Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow. Next month, a new aggregator on Working Smarter from Internet Time Alliance , sponsored by Xyleme , will replace Informal Learning Flow. September 1 to November 18, 2010. The state of mapping APIs - OReilly Radar , September 7, 2010. Welcome to the Decade of Games - HarvardBusiness.org , September 9, 2010. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - Forbes.com: News , November 14, 2010.

Informal learning: the real deal. Free.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I nformal Learning has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Many vendors claim to offer informal learning, or even “informal learning management&# without having changed anything beyond the words in their advertising. What are the different ways people learn?

Free webinar on informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

UMBC’s ISD Now Webinar Series — Informal Learning: 5 Ways to do More with Less, April 20, 2010. UMBC’s ISD Now Webinar Series is UMBC’s ISD Graduate Program’s newest online platform to share ideas and information on topics related to business, organizational productivity and workplace learning and performance. Baltimore, MD ( PRWEB ) March 25, 2010 — UMBC’s ISD Now! Join Us and Discover: What is Informal Learning?

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Find information. Approximately 14 percent of SMB Knowledge Workers’ time is spent: Duplicating information (e.g. Finding the right information faster can be addressed individually through frameworks like networked learning ( personal knowledge management ).

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PKM: aggregate, filter, connect

Harold Jarche

Knowledge Squared equals Power Squared, says Craig Thomler : However the knowledge hoarding model begins to fail when it becomes cheap and easy to share and when the knowledge required to complete a task exceeds an individual’s capability to learn in the time available.

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The Informal Learning Page

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. I’ve been ranting about informal and computer-supported learning in organizations for twelve years now. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning.

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iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

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Can we formalize informal learning?

Harold Jarche

One of the reasons that informal learning has become a hot topic for workplace performance is that we now have an incredible array of communication tools, especially web social media. Tags: Informal Learning

All you ever wanted to know about informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It captures my current thinking about informal learning. Tags: Informal Learning YouTube of Jay’s UMBC ISD Now! webinar. Warning: This sucker is 64 minutes long.

Informal Learning: “mission critique”

Harold Jarche

My latest article, Informal Learning: mission critical ( en français Apprentissage Informel: Mission critique ) has just been published on the Collaborative Enterprise (#eCollab) site. My interest in informal learning has grown with my experiences online. We now have a wide array of cheap and plentiful platforms for informal learning – blogs, wikis, social bookmarks, podcasts, social networks, micro-blogs. Tags: Informal Learning

A framework for the social enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet I have put together two of the major articles on social learning in the enterprise that were posted here this year. Tags: Informal Learning InternetTime Wirearchy SocialLearning

Une interview de Jay Cross, l’auteur d’Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Mercredi 17 Février 2010 13:21. En 2010, il est devenu plus difficile de dire que le storytelling ne fait pas partie de l’apprentissage en entreprise. Tags: Informal Learning Une interview. Par Harold Jarche (Traduction Thierry de Baillon).

2010

Jay Cross

Take advantage of convergence of informal learning and social networks. Corporate learning continues to migrate from in-house IT to the open web. The Big Question. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year?

Using our knowledge

Harold Jarche

All the information and knowledge in the world will not help us unless we take time to reflect upon what we have learned and also do something with it. Blogs are ways of mapping our personal learning journey. Tags: Informal Learning PKM Tweet.

JSB on the roots of informal learning

Jay Cross

Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. formal learning of all kinds ? channels some important learning but doesn’t carry the heaviest load.

Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

charlesjennings “ROI on social learning? Catherine Lombardozzi – “One of my favorite quotes is from Kent Seibert: ‘Reject the myth that we learn from experience and accept the reality that we learn by reflecting on experience.’. Most of what we know we learn from other people. via @HealthCareerPro “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” ~ Winston Churchill. Communities Informal Learning NetworkLearning

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Each one teach one customer service

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Working_smarterHere’s a worthy idea. Mobilize your users to support one another via Twitter. This instance is part of the latest upgrade to Firefox. The push button takes you to their Tweetstream.

Work is learning, learning work

Harold Jarche

My Twitter bio reads, “ Work is learning, learning work – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know [apologies to Keats ]. That’s pretty much what I believe will be a necessity for the post-industrial and post-information era that we are beginning to enter.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

I learned a lot, including the insight not to do another one of these for free. blogs are ways of mapping the learning journey. Here are some other things I learned during those six weeks. A loose-knit online learning community can scale to many participants and remain effective.

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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.

Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need

Harold Jarche

Telling people that we can “formalize informal learning&# is a not so subtle way of saying, “it’s OK, you don’t have to make any fundamental changes to the way you’ve been been doing training & development for the past half century&#.