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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.

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. Explaining User Experience Design to High Schoolers (and other new audiences) - Adaptive Path , March 12, 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.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Electric Icarus: NASA Designs a One-Man Stealth Plane - Scientific American , January 19, 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.

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. Can experience be designed?” Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources - eLearning Technology , October 25, 2010. Open Source eLearning Tools - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2010. Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010.

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.

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. Siemens, Where does the learning occur??,

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. Stephen goes through a great description of the course. There's a lot to learn from that experience.

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?

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content.

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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?

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. The course will not be narrated in its entirety, but there may be some snippets of narration here and there.

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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 Elliott Masie Learners as designers. Learning apps. Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Learning Analytics 6.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning

Tony Karrer

Two very good recent posts by Jay Cross and Brent Schlenker discuss the Death of Courses. If you read my blog you know that I've discussed similar themes (see Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids and Start with Courseware or With the Other Stuff? ) Courses and Courseware are not really dead and will never die out completely. There will always be the need for self-contained learning delivered in sequence. Keywords: eLearning Trends

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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

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.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. Learning taints the conversation.

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eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. The general sentiment around the room was that many workplace learning organizations were focused on nuts-and-bolts training, and that there was little innovation. I tend to work on things that are a bit leading edge like Data Driven performance solutions or eLearning Startups or the next great idea that someone has. eLearning Technology.

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 Browse eLearning Content

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

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. 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. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. · Learning Circuits - Analyze This!

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My evolving learning journey

Jay Cross

Some event are bleeding edge confabs for learning professionals at the top of their game; others are designed for newcomers. Conferences aren’t good or bad; it’s whether they are designed for you or for a different group of people. Or leaks private information?

[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.

Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here are the predictions from the 2007 eLearn Magazine's annual round-up , and what actually happened. Richard Mayer , Department of Psychology, University of California, USA Predicted: "Researchers will continue to make progress in determining the instructional design features of e-learning that promote learning, including research-based principles for the use of animated pedagogical agents, intelligent tutoring systems, simulations, games, virtual reality, and multimedia environments."

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best from Informal Learning Flow. Big List of Educational Technology Journals - Workplace Learning Today , April 12, 2010. Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010. Coloring Outside the Wireframe: 3 Tips to Integrating Visual Design in the UX Field - Adaptive Path , April 9, 2010. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2010.

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Ready to Enhance Your LMS Experience?

TOPYX LMS

But, when it comes to your learning management system (LMS), “breaking up” can be the right decision if it increases engagement and reduces the impact on your already-strained budget. Are you pondering the idea of switching to a better eLearning system? LMS & eLearning

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Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!)

TOPYX LMS

We love social learning – it’s as simple as that. If not, you may benefit from discovering more about the nature and function of the incredible thing called social learning. Once you grasp the breadth of advantages specific to social learning, you’ll sing its praises as loudly as we do.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners - Eide Neurolearning Blog , March 30, 2009. eLearning is not the answer - Internet Time , February 20, 2009. Ten years after - Informal Learning , January 10, 2009. Off Course-On Target , January 9, 2009.

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Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers

Tony Karrer

The November LCB Big Question was "Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning?" I was planning to try to write up a summary at some point (similar to last month's eLearning Technology: Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog ), but I must say this month it was a lot harder. There's little practical advice that can assist Instructional Designers in what the evolved forms really are.

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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): Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « stu.dicio.us | Main | "Is Web 2.0 Here is the passage that should grab your attention though: "Human beings learn, essentially, in only two ways.

Training Employees Actually Makes Them Smarter

TOPYX LMS

New Learning Maximizes Intelligence by Promoting Neurogenesis. One way to increase neurogenesis and maximize intelligence is by learning new things. Obviously, there are many vehicles that promote learning, but one of the most effective is a social learning management system (LMS).

How to Maximize Employees’ Strengths with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

One way to ensure they do is to implement a social learning management system (LMS). An LMS, or eLearning platform, is a tool designed primarily to provide corporate training solutions. However, an eLearning system also encourages employees to maximize their strengths.

Meet Your Employees’ Social Learning Needs with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Part of what allows us to absorb new information is our capacity to learn from others and from the observations recorded in our collective history. Almost all of our advanced studies are built upon the lessons learned and passed along from our predecessors. LMS & eLearning

The Secret to a Competent, Loyal Workforce

TOPYX LMS

According to Klas Mellander, author of The Power of Learning: Fostering Employee Growth , “ The purpose of training is to make learning possible.” 2) They weren’t learning anything (“the company wasn’t investing in the employees”). Types of Learning That Work for Adults.

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

What does “micro learning” mean to you? Micro learning is not a new concept, but it’s a powerful one. According to eLearning Industry’s contributor Asha Pandey, micro learning consists of “ short, 3- to 5-minute focused learning nugget(s)…designed to meet a specific learning outcome.”

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

What does “micro learning” mean to you? Micro learning is not a new concept, but it’s a powerful one. According to eLearning Industry’s contributor Asha Pandey, micro learning consists of “ short, 3- to 5-minute focused learning nugget(s)…designed to meet a specific learning outcome.”

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences. Personalization in the K12 context is used to enable each student to learn at his or her own pace, and the curriculum is tailored on-the-fly to the meet the unfolding needs. Corporate Learning Use Cases.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

The researchers (possibly on work experience) declared that “ 50:26:24 is the average learning mix in most companies right now ”. It also got me thinking about approaches to organisational learning in general. Learning ? Learning is a process not an event.

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Reading List?

Clark Quinn

So, here is a reading list for what books should you read depending on where you are as a designer. the accidental instructional designer): Cammy Bean’s The Accidental Instructional Designer. Michael Allen’s Guide to eLearning. Learning Everywhere).

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LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration. However, this is just the formal learning management aspect.

Dated best practices

Jay Cross

This appeared on SRI-Business Consulting’s Learning on Demand page in April 2004. ELEARNING BEST PRACTICES SUMMARY. Learning. Learning. Learning. eLearning to address the learning challenges of a distributed. Self-directed learning is more effective.