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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??,

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.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. LinkedIn is primarily a professional network, designed to facilitate linkages between people who are wanting to connect for work-related purposes. More information on owning your data on this site.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « All Hail the Cult of the Amateur!! Main | Alternative and Activist Search Engines » June 21, 2007 Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey buddy, can you spare $1600?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Seafood Selector from the Environmental Defense Fund | Main | Check out Spore on the iPhone! "As you should know by now this amazing keyboard features a tiny screen on each key.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Kindle.The Universal Textbook?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « e-Learning Evangelicals | Main | Dissertation: The Effective Integration of Digital Games and Learning Content by M.P.J. Not a bad feature list.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Augment their systems with components that provide opportunities for people to interact in social systems for informal learning.

Learning Pulse

Xyleme

Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Michael Hanley analyzing 5 factors that are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning. Blended learning, Talent management and Learning 2.0 Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the top sites from Informal Learning Flow for September 2009. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. RSS never blocks you or goes down: why social networks need to be decentralized - OReilly Radar , September 14, 2009. 9 presentations on 9/9/09 - Workplace Learning Today , September 9, 2009. US Gov Report on Online Learning – a must read - Donald Clark Plan B , September 8, 2009.

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Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. It was a game, of course, but over the next five years I progressed through the game to become a wizard, which meant that I was designing the MUD. These have all seemed to me to have some applicability to learning. I have always viewed RSS as the prototypical social media technology.

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First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Managing your RSS Feeds - If you are considering subscribing to this blog, you might want to read this. Interaction I write this blog because it helps me think through and learn about the topics I write about. Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Practical Suggestions: Web 2.0 Start-Up Guides Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0

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

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. 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. Learning Analytics 6.

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.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Having said this, the assertions stated above would lead us to believe that open source is the answer to all of our issues with standards in e-learning. So, open source Moodle does not export to SCORM, the most prevalent e-learning standard?

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.

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. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? e-learning 2.0

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. Informed Judgment.

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Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As for e-learning, 2008 was a year in which very little actually occurred(even in gaming, the headline reads Old Standby Back On Top ). Less-democratic processes will lead to a clearer distinction between expert-generated knowledge and the overwhelming quantity of information available everyplace, making it easier to discern information quality. E-learning, knowledge management, corporate communications, and talent management will continue to converge.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Firefox Can make even GMail Better

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « An Experiment, A Blog-a-thon and a Tip Jar | Main | A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates » July 14, 2008 Firefox Can make even GMail Better Now you know, I love me some Firefox - especially Firefox 3.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Although everyone learns most from their mistakes, it does save a lot of money if you keep some tips in the back of your mind. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? What is an online learning community?

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An MS-Word version of this essay is available at [link] In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning. Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We New Technology The development of new technology continues to have an impact on learning.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

“Eminds&# was where I learned that online relationships can be real, how they get real, and how they break and fail. You can try something and if it doesn’t work, learn, adjust and try again. This has become a central practice and learning focus in my life.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in Every conference call becomes a Facebook event complete with invites, attendees, calendar entry, reminders, plus SMS and moderation features. 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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) | Main | Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Attending Hinchcliffe and Companys "Web 2.0 University".and and I could use some help. Main | Hey! I made a Blidget!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor

Mark Oehlert

The only issue I have is that when you use the "right-click" send to Picnik feature, it often has to start up the first time and you have to send it again with the image or page you want.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Metaverse Roadmap Has Arrived | Main | Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

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 Agencies Share Information By Taking a Page From Wikipedia : "Thats right, the Office of Management and Budget, where caution and precision rule, has embraced Wikipedia as a model, hosting an online place where federal officials can swap information and ideas outside traditional boundaries."

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How the Net Works

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The purpose of this paper is to describe how network learning works and to show how an understanding of network learning can inform the design and evaluation of online learning applications. Models The title of this paper does not refer to the Internet or Internet technologies specifically, but rather, at the use of networks and network theory generally in support of teaching and learning. Learning is not merely the remembering of information.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 3: Serious Game Engine Panel | Main | GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games » February 19, 2008 GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff www.life20.net - need to check this out.supposed to be an online virtual world conference in a virtual world. So this presentation featured the creators behind some of the most popular Facebook games going - Warbook, Vampires and Texas Holdem.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "U.S. Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « How will ISD handle "Neural Buddhism"? Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED) ( WIRED link ) excerpt: "In the wake of the intelligence bungles that propelled the United States into the Iraq war, its no secret that the nations spies have been working to improve the quality of their analysis.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet) | Main | What if "This is your brain on drugs".was In addition to supporting more contemporary features right now, and getting updated with even newer gadgets more frequently than Microsoft can muster, these products, being completely Web-based, offer much more robust collaboration tools."

Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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." That can be applied to higher education as well as corporate learning offerings.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « me.dium | Main | Learning Styles and Visualization » August 07, 2007 Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes Everybody knows that the entire staff here at e-Clippings World Headquarters uses Firefox. Now, once you have your browser all clean and shiny again, be sure and review this list which lays out the top ten features of Firefox that dont require an extension.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Does anyone else see "Student Records" in "Data Portability"?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Clay Shirky at Web 2.0 Learning takes place within a community and is a collaborative activity. enable interoperability among learning systems and the technologies that support collaboration and community, including social networks, community learning, wikis, blogs, multiplayer games, and the emerging world of user generated content?"

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Foucault, Control and the LMS

Mark Oehlert

This is something I have been thinking about since Boston and the e-Learning Guild conference where I described instructional design as being a schema for control. I think that what we do has to shift into helping individual learners and organizations figure out how to learn themselves.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « FreeRice: Improve your vocabulary and feed people | Main | Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) » November 29, 2007 Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007 I have been down in Orlando, Florida this past week attending something like my 9th or 10th I/ITSEC convention.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training" (Defense Link News)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Listening for Learning" (IT Conversations) | Main | Map of Online Communities (xkcd Rox!) The system will go live worldwide April 30 to deliver coursework and learning tools for people involved in integrated, joint operations, Smith told reporters during a teleconference following the ceremony. Start a serious games blog or add an RSS feed of your existing blog.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflecting on the e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « e-Learning Guild Gathering Follow Up Post | Main | Post Conference Clean Up.Social Change, Web 2.0 and design » April 16, 2007 Reflecting on the e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering So Ive done this a bit differently this time. Here then are my collected thoughts (in no particular order) on the 2007 e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering.