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.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Hands-on experiential learning. You learn by doing. find out how to integrate learning into workflow. Informal Learning Just Ja

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Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart asked readers “ how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace? ” Here are the top five ways that people learn, with my comments below on how this can be facilitated in the organization, either by management or the learning support group.

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Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968).

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

The folks at Scotland’s GoodPractice for leaders & managers have a white paper on How Managers Learn , with some interesting, but not surprising, results. Yes, learning is conversation (2005). Here’s a quote from Jay’s book on Informal Learning : Conversations.

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. There's a lot to learn from that experience. I'd be curious to hear thoughts on that kind of learning experience.

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. There are really two viewpoints: that of the learning and development (L&D) professional, and that of the performer.

Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

The first couple of responses to this month's LCBQ Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ have come in and Kasper Spiro's caught my eye: On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ. Integrated Learnings The Agile Elearning Design Manual: Problems with existing approaches - The Learning Generalist The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Iterations huh? - Agile Instructional Design I'm still studying all of this to see whether I really buy that Agile methods will work.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning. Since the teacher learns more than the student, let’s all be both teachers and students. Esteemed co-learners, your job is to create new co-learning communities.

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Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

I’m trying to capture rethinking about education or formal learning. And start getting more concrete about learning experience design. I want to start thinking about a learning experience as a series of activities, not a progression of content.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Another important learning tool that some may not be familiar with is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Learning Interventions. . .

Corporate Learning’s focus

Harold Jarche

Tweet Inspired by Jay Cross, Amanda Fenton asks how her Corporate Learning department could better meet the needs of employees. I think these are excellent questions and the answers form the basis of addressing how to integrate work and learning in the enterprise.

Red or Blue?

Harold Jarche

Learning is the human activity which least needs manipulation by others. Technical platforms included most prominently the DNS service and registrars and the search engines. What did CLOs do with the insight that informal learning matters?

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Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Social learning for business - Harold Jarche , January 20, 2011.

The networked enterprise and learning support

Harold Jarche

Prescribing training for all organizational learning is like handing out band-aids without a diagnosis. Training is often a solution in search of a problem. If it’s more than 20% of the learning support budget then it’s probably being misspent.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Team Learning. It is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information and our interactions with people and ideas. Sensing is how we personalize information and use it.

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How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

It’s not that seasoned and elder employees weren’t learning; we all learn all the time. Rather, they weren’t learning as well as they might. Learning by experienced employees was left to chance. Two out of three Chief Learning Of?cers Co-learning builds trust.

Learning Flow: unfrozen

Harold Jarche

With this article, it seems as if the conversation, and my learning process, have been frozen in time. — Learning Flow. technologies like blogs, wikis, podcasts and video blogs, combined with the availability of digital content, have changed those who were previously consumers of information into co-creators. The learner is able to interact with the learning media in a way never possible with the print medium. Impact on Instructional Design.

Learning through social networks

Harold Jarche

Last year I put down some working definitions in the field of performance and learning: My own working definitions of these terms [these are not robust, dictionary definitions, but just my own way of putting each term], which I often discuss here and with clients are: Performance - something measurable and observable to achieve an agreed-upon objective. Training – an external intervention, designed only to address a lack of skills and/or knowledge.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor | Main | GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small!

Social tools for networks

Harold Jarche

For example: Social bookmarks let me tag and search a wide array of bookmarks and by making them public they are shared with others, but through no extra effort on my part. I also make available information and perhaps knowledge that is useful to others. tools is that they are designed for knowledge-sharing as well. The major obstacle to social learning (and working) today is the IT department and it’s time that management takes back control of information sharing.

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.

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. Corporate Learning Today.

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Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going. Courses, information resources, people, representational tools, the ability to tap into the 4 C’s (create, contextualize, connect, co-create). Overall, it taps into our natural learning, where we experiment, reflect, converse, mimic, collaborate, and more. Our approach to informal learning similarly needs to reflect our natural learning.

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Quip: conversations

Clark Quinn

We may execute individually, but the innovations, the changes, the needed learning happens by dialog. Profiles let you search for people who have knowledge you need. One of the coming roles for learning designers is facilitating the informal learning as well as the formal, I suggest. Conversations are the engine of business. Seriously.

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. Instead, the eLearning Strategy discussion is a learning, teaching and evangelist discussion.

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. Ofsted survey – Virtual learning environments: an evaluation of their development in a sample of educational settings - Fortnightly Mailing , January 13, 2009.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. In this 2011 edition, we added a more lucid description of workscapes, streamlined the social learning chapter, updated the cheat sheets, and included a glossary. Informal Learning.

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Social learning.

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.

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Xyleme

The topic of conversation was this idea of going mobile with your learning; a hot topic in the learning space no doubt. They touched on the concept that learning expectations have shifted with all of the new technology, which has caused change among those who are initially developing the content. People are feeling a shift from the current learning demands of just getting the information out there, to infinite accessibility and readability.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. You can train people but they may or may not learn. Learning is better than training, but learning is not enough to make sure the job gets done. Moreover, people often fail to put what they learn into practice.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips. Digital content, testing, teaching resources, teaching/learning software, etc. Teaching and learning. Teaching and Learning.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. How do I search for information?”. No one learns alone either. Reduced email traffic and information overload.

Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

It’s also a dynamite research tool; you can search articles by topic, author, and/or timeframe. Dawn of Learning. Jay Cross’s Informal Learning. Social Media for Working & Learning. Working smarter draws upon design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0

The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

Unmanagement

Search. Next → The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station. In other words, learning needs to go Agile. The Agile Model comes to Management, Learning, and Human Resources. Leveraging Learning in Social Business. They left informal learning to chance.

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. https://www.google.com/search?q=

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

" Another blog within the ZDNEt universe kind of brings this to a head with an article entitled " Microsoft, Apple, and the death of the desktop " a bit hyperbolic and I think misses what to me is the interesting point; design choices.

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.