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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%. 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.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

After hearing Mark Oehlert and Brent Schlenker do such a great job on eLearning 2.0 Much of elearning 2.0 is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. I started from the informal picture, however, both to introduce the 2.0

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Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? 100 bucks says you learned to speak colloquially by hearing the speech of your family and friends and following suit. This method of learning is called informal learning. Sometimes it is referred to as social learning. How an LMS Encourages Informal Learning.

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. Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. Thinking: Steve Jobs - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 25, 2010. The “Dunbar Science&# Behind Twitter & Social Leverage - Robert Paterson’s Weblog , November 6, 2010.

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??,

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

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 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.

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. We have to learn more just to keep living our lives. We need to pay more attention to experiential learning, We need to look at peer-to-peer learning. A lot of the courses out there are absolute crap. Informal 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. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this.

If I Were a Training Vendor …

Dan Pontefract

Formal Learning Thoughts. What used to take 5 days to teach … can it be done differently, incorporating formal, informal and social learning means? eLearning is an important piece to the puzzle … but I don’t want to go to your fancy LMS to take it. eLearning also shouldn’t be any longer than one hour these days. Is all of your formal learning taking too long to develop? Informal Learning Thoughts.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

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. In a time of increased business speed, learning is vital. To stay ahead and create more value, you have to learn faster, better, smarter. They have to learn on the fly.

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. I changed the name of my new book from Informal Learning in the Cloud to Working Smarter. Increasingly, learning takes place on the job. CLO online edition.

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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. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. 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? ,

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

In September 2008, Michele Martin , Tony Karrer and I hosted a 6-week open professional development program on social media. We did this for the eLearning Guild as a run-up to the annual DevLearn conference. Here was the program we created: Introduction to Social Networks. Social Bookmarks. We actually had over 700 people in what today could be viewed as a professional development MOOC , where the C did not stand for course, but rather 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

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."

eLearning 2.0 Random Thoughts based on Chat

Tony Karrer

Of course, having the conference free makes it a bit easier to attract attendees. One interesting result is that the audience for my eLearning 2.0 You learn about this using these tools and scanning sources like blogs, trying things out, forcing yourself to make time to learn. Social Bookmarking and Wikis and Blogs are a form of social networking I never said this, but several people pointed it out in the chat. Most of us blog to Learn and Network.

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. Debunking Social Media Myths - HarvardBusiness.org , June 29, 2009. Five Things I Do With Every Ubuntu Installation - Lockergnome Blog Network , June 10, 2009. aka, No, Kevin, this is not “socialism&# ) - Lessig Blog , May 28, 2009. Off Course-On Target , January 9, 2009.

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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. “We should not be talking about blended learning.

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 MSN article) » July 02, 2007 Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) Ive blogged about Andrew Keen before (but of course only in an amateurish way), but it is really easy to the impression that he and Michael Gorman are doing the intellectual version of spooning.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges. As a result, entire companies miss out on all of Facebook’s social learning benefits. Like social media, social media learning is a relatively new idea. LMS & eLearning

Google Translate

Jay Cross

People who are no longer freshmen, he argues, should invest their time in eLearning and informal learning in social networks. Thinking about how came to eLearning? CROSS: eLearning is the marriage of learning and networks. ELearning has has potential to scale with no incremental cost and is available 24 hours throughout the week. ? As the informal knowledge could develop business? Formal learning is ideal for beginners.

Working Smarter in the Enterprise

Jay Cross

On April 27, 2011, Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Executive Network at Symantec in Mountain View. The Executive Networks people took notes; here are the main points from my presentation. The needed information is no longer in the worker’s mind but it is “out there” in the minds of others. The need for personal, informal networks – to be able to find information — has never been greater. Informal learning.

24 Hour Conversation on Learning in Organizations - Free

Tony Karrer

He's pulled together a 24 Hour Continuous Learning Event: Conversations about Learning in Organizations He's got folks from around the world who are going to help participate over the course of 24 hours. CGI: Bringing the internet inside for informal learning & transformation Case examples of informal learning in corporations. eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. Blog Description This blog covers trends in eLearning and more broadly the use of technology that aims to improve human performance. Of course, you'll get a better sense of this as you read through various post. Interaction I write this blog because it helps me think through and learn about the topics I write about. Topics eLearning 2.0 eLearning 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Teachertube Test | Main | Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone » April 03, 2008 Want RealPlayer without ads? While the article doesnt give a direct link, I think this is the one here - of course I cant install Real Player at work so Ill have to wait until I get home or rely on someone out there for confirmation that this version of the player is sans ads but Im hopeful.

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. And the risk is pretty severe as described in the Business of Learning. Training Method Trends suggests that social learning tools are beginning to take off. vs. Learning 2.0,

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

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks | Main | Quote of the Day: Toward an Anthropology of Technology » August 18, 2007 Quote of the Day: Geertz on Defining Ethnography " The point for now is only that ethnography is thick description.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Generational Change in the U.S. Military (strategy+business)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Kindle: Tom Crawford Executes a Perfect Double Rebuttal with a Twist | Main | Huh? There are of course parallels to not only other militaries but to the corporate sector as well. Thesesenior officers were having difficulty with the concept of using acivilian social-networking site for military purposes.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): CNET/Webwares Top 100 Web Apps

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « More on Making More Better Conferences | Main | "Metric-Based Team Training in Second Life" (Virtual Worlds) » June 26, 2007 CNET/Webwares Top 100 Web Apps ( story ) "Over the course of 20 days in May and June, the community ofWebware.com users voted for its favorite Web applications. June 26, 2007 in Learning/Web 2.0 | Permalink Technorati Tags : web2.0

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 systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. Online courses were developed according to a protocol that developed over 20 years of experience. These combined learning materials, activities and interaction, and assessments.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « TED Videos - Watch em all!! and check this one as well e-Places to visit copyright game studies anthropology mobile learning e-learning things you should read stat counter View My Stats kaboodle Oehlerts Book. via Boing Boing) | Main | Nothing to do with learning.but Transformers ROCKS! » July 04, 2007 Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A: just a way of redefining the way we have thought of education in the past - it is very difficult to measure goals, but it is possible to measure the outcomes - Q: what about social media - A: replicate them in the ''walled garden'' -- or experiment with tools (but they don''t always work) - Q: knowledge is non-reductive? - Research questions: wat do they use, what is their value, informal media, etc?

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. 10 ways to keep courses short - Donald Clark Plan B , May 25, 2010. Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010. Study: Twitter Is Not a Very Social Network - ReadWriteWeb , May 11, 2010. Working (and Learning?) Information (1697).

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The ITA Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2018: Mark Britz

Clark Quinn

The award is for an individual who represents the spirit of continuing informal learning for the workplace. Jay was a fierce champion of social and informal learning. He saw that most of how we learn to do what we do comes from interacting with others. Mark has resonated and amplified the message of ongoing learning since we first crossed paths. Instead, he championed and built a social network that pulled these experts together to share voices.

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. “We should not be talking about blended learning.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. Of course, the problem with predictions, especially written predictions, is that you can look back and see how you did at the end of the year. But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7. Real learning takes place elsewhere 8. Collaborative Learning 18. Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters.

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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. “We should not be talking about blended learning.

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. “We should not be talking about blended learning.

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. “We should not be talking about blended learning.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

The LCB question this month is, What Tools Should we Learn , or: The question is really about the specific tools that would make sense to learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015? The key is to be engaged in your learning and in your profession and web tools are all about connecting. Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark.

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