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%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Learning is social.

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.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Welcome to Creepy Valley - Motion Portrait - 3D Facial Animation | Main | Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. The service uses machine learning to go over your photograph and recreate depth and perspective in three dimensions."

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Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks

Mark Oehlert

His site, visualcomplexity.com is a great resource - a great compilation of a ton of resources related to visualizing complex networks.

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.

Across the chasm

Harold Jarche

Wikis. Emergent Learning. Complexity. Informal Learning. Group-centric Learning.

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.

Transparent work

Harold Jarche

If I want to find general information, I search the Web, and quite often find what I need. Jay Cross described it in Informal Learning , with the case study of CGI using an “ Internet Inside &# tool approach. Just compare informal learning on the web with what happens inside the firewall. We watch descriptive YouTube videos and check out wiki-how or a host of other self-help sites. Simplicity leads to complexity.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it's not that we don't know the history of universities and distance education and learning theories, it's that so much of it and so many of them are wrong. This has been my work; I have been a learning technologist (and more, I hope) for that entire time, and for pretty much all of it I have a pretty good feeling that I knew - that we knew - what we were doing. My first experience of online learning was in 1986 when the students in John A.

Connectivism & Connected Knowledge

Jay Cross

They learned in transparent environments, and in the process, became teachers to others. What’s more, the content lives on in the wiki and related spots around the net. MORE On complex projects, he works in concert with Internet Time Alliance.

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Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape. I don’t use the word learn with executives, who inevitably think back to the awfulness of school and close their ears. In the same vein, I talk about Working Smarter instead of informal learning, social learning, and so forth. Some people denigrate informal learning but nobody’s against Working Smarter. However, compliance is not learning.

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2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Strategy" Fails One of the better, cheap support mechanisms for self-directed learning are web 2.0

Social Media in International Development Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Learn how to apply social media concepts and tools to both gather information and increase the dissemination of your information. Learn how to apply social media concepts and tools for collaboration and interaction with your organization’s staff and partners.

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Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

DevLearn marked a significant shift in the field of corporate learning. In today’s world, that means trusting workers to learn for themselves. Learning is mobile. Social/informal learning is crossing the chasm to mainstream acceptance. Learning 2.0

Contents of the informal cloud book

Jay Cross

Work Smarter: Informal Learning Enters the Cloud. Chief Learning Officer, 71, 78, 107, 192. Chief Learning Officer magazine, 192. Complexity, 19, 67, 77, 176. e-learning, 93, 147, 170, 171, 172. Emergent Learning, 170. Learning Light, 192.

The Formal/Informal Continuum

Clark Quinn

social, informal, [enter your own bizbuzz phrase here] strategy. Some are instituted from different organizations, like under the CIO, and others have emerged from the learning function with the organization. The interesting thing is how the actions are blurring the notion that there are tight boundaries between formal and informal. Is this formal learning? Is this social or informal learning?

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Tools for Finding Creative Commons Images | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A black frame with the attribution information is included in the picture. January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist on 29 Jan 2010 at 7:32 pm [.] If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

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Tools for Finding Creative Commons Images | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A black frame with the attribution information is included in the picture. January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist on 29 Jan 2010 at 7:32 pm [.] If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

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Tools for Finding Creative Commons Images | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A black frame with the attribution information is included in the picture. January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist on 29 Jan 2010 at 7:32 pm [.] If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

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4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This month’s “Big Question&# from Tony Karrer jolted me out of my sun-gardening-induced blogging lethargy to reply to this question: In a Learning 2.0 A learning professional (or any learner, for that fact. What the heck IS a learning professional??)

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Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

And furthermore it may be learning that unlocks the tangle and helps resolve the tensions in the “to social network or not to social network” conundrum. There are more and more pieces of software that let you build, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and wikis inside your intranet. If you are a learning professional, lead the way! Peter Drucker, in frustration at the over-complex definitions of innovation in companies came up with his own simple and straight forward rendering.

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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Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work jarche.com About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When I wrote The Future of Online Learning in 1998, I took into account three major sets of factors. Contact North's look at the future of online ( Part One , Part Two ) learning captures the first part, I think, but misses completely on the second part. This terminology is a holdover from the days where a privileged class of individuals was able to stop working and take a four year learning vacation - the decisions of instructors and faculty members are irrelevant.

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. We need practical ways to build personal informal networks. Helping groups learn from mistakes and errors, practices to carry over learnings from project to project and improve corporate memory.

Is the case study method of instruction due for an overhaul?

Jay Cross

Those in favor, a wide majority of the commenters, like cases because they teach critical thinking and decision-making skills, require synthesis of business complexities, nurture pattern recognition, and teach that there are no “right answers.”. Give a kid a hammer… Cases are a crappy way to learn a something like the basics of accounting. Most of my learning came from working on cases with my study group. Case discussion is a mix of team and individual learning.

LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. And this experience kept coming all during the year with Wikis, and more ( Incredibly Cool! Wikis are way better even if the end-users don't edit. We had discussed Wikis, Blogs and were embarking on Second Life. And if you are talking Reusable Learning Objects, Courseware Templates, Tracking Mechanisms, Content Management, etc. What is the form of informal learning?

What do we mean by engagement online? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 08 2009 What do we mean by engagement online? Particularly in the context of learning? Many of us learn just fine by ourselves.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. Online learning begins in the 1980s, it begins in the 1990s and it's born out of two major things. And like the strands of DNA we will see these things repeated through the history of online learning. The first basis is in distance learning. In the mid-1990s, people began to develop learning management systems.

EFQUEL Slides Featured on Slideshare | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 06 2008 EFQUEL Slides Featured on Slideshare Published by Nancy White at 7:54 pm under events , learning I was surprised to get an email that the slides I used at a keynote at the European Foundation for Quality in ELearning are currently featured on SlideShare’s SlideShare’s homepage.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

Shortly, I'll be responding to this month's Big Question with my Predictions for Learning in 2008. I could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. And if you are talking Reusable Learning Objects, Courseware Templates, Tracking Mechanisms, Content Management, etc. What is the form of informal learning?

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Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work jarche.com About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Learning is Conversation Posted on December 1st, 2005 by Harold Jarche This is a remix and update of some previous posts.

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Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. They subvert hierarchy because previously scarce resources such as information are available to all.

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Co-creation

Jay Cross

Informal Learning – the other 80%. “learning (co-creation of knowledge)&#. “If we look at learners positively, we see that their learning creates new knowledge. Learners can give more than they take by sharing what they learned and how they learned it with others. Performance is what it’s all about; that deals with organizational objectives and metrics, the impact of learning, and how performance improvement is implemented.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. How to Run a Conference That Makes Us Say “WOW!” - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2010 Attending conferences is always a mixed bag. The conference started with an amazing “Light Night Learning Live&# biting and sharp comedy set up by Jared Stein and Marc Hugentobler.

Onramps to online engagement | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Barrier 1: No Shared Context for Learning Together One of the possible barriers we identified was the different cultural contexts for sharing work in progress as a way of learning. But sometimes we are blind to our own learning and strengths. What did people learn?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: Geertz on Defining Ethnography

Mark Oehlert

And this is true at the most down-to-earth, jungle field work levels of his activity: interviewing informants, observing rituals, eliciting kin terms, tracing property lines, censusing households.writing his journal.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

He argues that MOOCs represent the resurgence of community-based learning and will describe how distance education institutions will share MOOCs with each other and will supplement online interaction with community-based resources and services. The proposition I will offer is that MOOCs give us a new way to understand learning, and hence, a new way to understand certain types of learning, such as for example learning that supports diversity in language and culture.

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