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Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

They highlight the difference between Push and Pull learning. Informal learning is mostly Pull. There are many do-it-yourself applications available today that let people take control of their learning. Informal Learning

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction. These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Often this involves reducing artificial barriers between people so they can learn from each other.

Informal learning, the 95% solution

Harold Jarche

Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. It’s 95% of workplace learning, according to the research behind this graphic, by Gary Wise. In this context, only training professionals were allowed to talk about learning.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Learning is social. Networking.

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. But throwing content at someone and hoping for learning to happen is not a good strategy. 9 ways to improve workplace learning. from training to social learning.

The rapidly changing workplace

Harold Jarche

8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? That knowledge is becoming more abstract, conceptual, distributed and complex. 9) We know what social and thinking skills are needed for complex contexts – we know how to hone these skills through practice.

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strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

Is your learning and development team able to transform so it can support complex work, help people be more creative, and adapt to the changing nature of the digital workplace? While learning is personal, much of it happens while we are working with others.

Networked Knowledge: out of the ivory tower

Harold Jarche

Tweet Many of the important issues that face our society are complex and require a good knowledge of science. Yesterday, I explained some of what I’ve been trying to learn about nuclear fission and power generation. I am still learning and will continue to do so.

It is time to simplify

Harold Jarche

The five informal learning methods described in yesterday’s post on Learning in the Workplace have one thing in common. Organizations (and training departments) need to understand complexity, instead of simply increasing complication.

preparing for 2020

Harold Jarche

This is a synopsis of my opening keynote for the workplace learning & VET stream at EduTECH15 in Brisbane today. We went from Tribes, to Institutions, to Markets, and now to Networks. Cooperative behaviour enhances one’s reputation and creates more links in a network.

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m From a broad overview, the goal of the grant is to improve the depth and quality of research in digital learning. Higher education is digitizing.

A workscape perspective

Harold Jarche

Tweet There are few best practices for the network era workplace, but definitely many next practices to be developed. Jay Cross calls the new performance environment a workscape : Workscape: A metaphorical construct where learning is embedded in the work and emerges in “pull” mode.

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". Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing. Learning is not remembering.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. We learn on the job to do the job.

Connecting with Communities of Practice

Harold Jarche

Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? Complex work requires strong ties and high levels of trust to enable work teams to function. Informal Learning NetworkedLearning Work

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Moreover, today's environment is complex.

Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

The bank has a central online learning portal where employees can take “courses”, particularly compliance training. Developing all of this compliance training must account for a significant amount of revenue for the e-learning industry (anyone have figures on this?).

Some thoughts from 2012

Harold Jarche

Informal Learning: The 95% Solution. Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. It’s 95% of workplace learning, according to the research reviewed by Gary Wise. The Learning Organization.

Learning is not something to get

Harold Jarche

In too many cases we view learning as something that is done to people. ” We need to look at work and learning together. A workscape perspective can help us see how learning and working are interrelated in a business environment that is a complex, interconnected ecosystem today.

Training departments will shrink

Harold Jarche

Tweet The Epic social learning debate for Summer 2011 states: “This house believes that as social learning grows, so the requirement for traditional training departments shrinks.&#. Even the information economy is giving way to the creative economy.

Awareness

Harold Jarche

Wolfgang graciously sent me a copy of his PhD thesis (Awareness: Support for knowledge workers in research networks) which he will be defending on 5 April at the Open Universiteit Nederland in Heerlen. Networker. Information search. Formal & Informal Learning.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This talk is basically what he said, except he said it in the French way with complex theories, while I''m going to give it in the prickly, analytical, English kind of Canadian, dry presentation. I did a talk at the London School of Economics on Wednesday about the role of the institution and the changing nature of online learning. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. The complexities matter."

Want Results? Champion the Informal

Jay Cross

First published in Chief Learning Officer magazine, February 2013. Formal gets all the money, but today more learning happens outside the classroom. Learning is more important than ever. We have an information explosion. The world is becoming more complex.

MOOCs = Skinner’s Box 2.0?

Jay Cross

The teacher will uncloak soon to reveal an interdisciplinary approach where students select what to learn from Open Education resources. Learning is experiential and self-directed. Lots more to come… Informal Learning ITAshare Meta-Learning MOOCs Stoos

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Learning and working effectively

Harold Jarche

An effective networked workplace can be viewed as a three-sided framework, with a leadership/management strategy ( radical & wirearchical ) that supports collaborative work enabled by social learning. We learn socially because we want to. Informal LearningTweet.

It’s time to focus on your LQ

Harold Jarche

Learning is everywhere in the connected workplace. Networked professionals need more than advice (training); they need ongoing, real-time, constantly-changing, collaborative, support. We’re not used to handling all of this learning on our own.

Managing in Complexity

Harold Jarche

The challenge is getting organizations that are used to dealing with the Known & Knowable to be able to manage in Complex environments and even Chaotic ones from time to time. How can you be less directive and enable distributed work, and therefore distributed (and undirected) learning?

The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

Sometimes guilds helped apprentices learn by doing things under the eye of a master, but there weren’t any trainers involved. Xerox Learning, DDI, Forum Corporation, and hundreds of other “instructional systems companies&# sprung up. Adopting new models of learning.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

The 20 percent: learning through others. Learning is social. People learn with and through others. Conversations are the stem cells of learning. The kids will learn a lot more this way. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning.

Let the droids do the boring stuff

Harold Jarche

That leaves complex and creative work that continue to be in demand, and even increase. If something as complex as translating an article or negotiating a vehicle in heavy traffic is already being automated, how many of today’s jobs will go that way?

The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. They learn about twice as much from those conversations compared to structured courses and programs. It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal. As Charles Handy has written, “Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.”. Learning is social. Informal Learning

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CSTD 2011

Harold Jarche

If you need other links or information, just add a comment. My slide presentation is available for viewing or download here: Integrating learning and work CSTD 2011. complexity Informal Learning Work

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein - Donald Clark Plan B , March 6, 2010. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010. Elements for Constructing Social Learning Environments - Workplace Learning Today , March 16, 2010.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. Training Modalities Stephen tells us at the outset: Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies.

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals - Full Circle , July 3, 2009. Seven e-Learning and Teaching Resources - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack [Wi-Fi] - Lifehacker , July 1, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Complexity in Government - Cognitive Edge , July 22, 2009. network (1000).

Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

We released our first white paper, on Social Learning , at the Collaborative Enterprise last week. For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. Courses, with their long development cycle, are inadequate to meet the learning and performance needs of those dealing with complexity. The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few.

Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

He also has some very strong opinions on the future of workplace learning. He has spoken with executives, marketers, entrepreneurs, chief learning officers, sales staff, instructional designers, HR directors, bankers, and academics. Formal and informal never exist in isolation.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (2)

Jay Cross

The 70 percent: learning from experience. People learn by doing. We learn from experience and achieve mastery through practice. Apprenticeship & peer learning. In the meantime, junior apprentices learn from senior apprentices. It accelerates learning.

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.

Increased complexity needs simplified design

Harold Jarche

In the book Informal Learning: rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance , Jay Cross draws a parallel between the development of: 1) Bands, 2) Kingdoms, and 3) Democracies. The learning analogy Jay provides is. Analysis for Informal Learning.