Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

The 1999 Online Learning conference in Los Angeles was ground zero for eLearning. Our dream of personalized, modular, always-on learning was dashed. I fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? While it took six years to arrive, informal learning has become L&D’s flavor of the day. Numerous consultants are offering to help manage informal learning. (It

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

It’s time to help the C-Suite – aside from Peter Aceto and other learning savvy and employee engagement focused C-Suite leaders – to appreciate and understand that organizations don’t do training anymore. Sure, for the purists and traditionalists in the learning space who are hell-bent to ensure the ‘sage on the stage’ continues, I’m certain they will scoff at the very mention of trying to erase the term training from Oxford’s illustrious dictionary.

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Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Geoffrey Moore’s analogy of “ crossing the chasm ” is that any new technology is quickly adopted by innovators and early adopters, but there is a chasm to cross in order to get the more pragmatic majority to adopt the new technology. My consulting work is mostly bridging the chasm: I am an early adopter myself, and use this experience to work with the early pragmatic majority. Workflow Learning (including wider acceptance of performance support instead of training).

Standalone LMS is Still Dead (rebutting & agreeing w/ Dave Wilkins)

Dan Pontefract

Last week, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com wrote a piece entitled “ A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of social learning) ”. Formal learning needs to blend with any informal and social learning output in the new world. (ie. Informal or social learning needs to blend with formal learning. What we need to do is ensure we weave a formal, informal and social learning workflow together. Why Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

(a version of this article was originally written as background for an #OzLearn chat held on Twitter, 11th November 2014) The Power of Embedded Learning A common finding that has emerged from study after study over the past few years is that learning which is embedded in work seems to be more effective than learning away from work. If people learn as part of the workflow then this learning is more likely to impact performance in a positive way.

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself , into a free summarizer. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. You are learning to learn how to become the person you wrote the obit for. It’s learning to know versus learning to be. Most of what we learn, we learn by interacting with others.

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Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

Checklists to rate your own organisation’s ability to deliver the critical tasks supporting 70:20:10 Nine ‘cameos’ written by leading thinkers and practitioners including Dennis Mankin (Platinum Performance), Nigel Harrison (Performance Consulting), Clark Quinn (Quinnovation), Jane Hart (Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies), Bob Mosher (APPLY Synergies), Jack Tabak (Chief Learning Officer, Royal Dutch Shell), Jane Bozarth (US Government) and others.

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.

Learning and Development Webinars

Xyleme

The below learning and development webinars feature speakers from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, T-Mobile, Caterpillar, and Baker Hughes, and cover a variety of topics, news, and best practices specifically geared toward learning and development. Building the Plane While Flying It: A Case Study on Rapid Learning Strategy Innovation at Spectrum. Moving from a traditional training strategy to one that embeds learning in the daily workflow is challenging enough.

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Xyleme

Today, I’m going to talk about learning content management (ECM) and enterprise content management (LCM). But this blog post isn’t about why learning needs to engage with the enterprise. I’ve already written about this extensively in my Plugging Learning into ECM white paper (also available for download at the resource library section of our web site). Well, for the simple reason that this functionality already exists with best-of-breed vendors outside of learning.

Pick of the Month: May 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Jane Bozarth started the month with some wise advice, as usual, in her Learning Solutions Magazine, Nuts and Bolts column piece: Selling it (1 May). I see this happen all the time with people trying to gain support for implementing new learning approaches and technologies, and I am sure I am often guilty of it myself. 2 – There were quite a lot of valuable postings this month on the topic of informal learning v formal learning.

Where Will the Change Come From?

Tony Karrer

A few weeks ago, I posted a summary around the November LCB Big Question "Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning?": He made a really interesting point that with ready access to all sorts of new services, adoption was likely to now start with Consumers and Prosumers and then migrate into organizations. What's likely to happen here is that all sorts of innovation in learning, knowledge management, etc.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Learning Analytics 6. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These combined learning materials, activities and interaction, and assessments. These defined metadata standards describing small and reusable resources first called ''learning objects'' by AutoDesk''s Wayne Hodgins. In xMOOCs, adaptive learning technology supports instruction.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

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. Donald Clark, Charles Jennings, and I gave the closing keynote, Learning for Tomorrow, What a Difference a Decade Makes ( pdf , mp3 , mp4 ). All of our energies will go into peer-to-peer, self-service learning.

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The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Charles Jennings

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry. The same applies to the Learning industry. In fact, I wonder whether we’ll even call it a ‘learning industry’ in a few years time. With this in mind we need to focus on new ways of learning to support our organisations’ new ways of working.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing. Learning is not remembering.