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.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

They highlight the difference between Push and Pull learning. Informal learning is mostly Pull. There are many do-it-yourself applications available today that let people take control of their learning. Informal Learning

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0

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. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

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.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction. Subject matter experts are interviewed or observed, good practices are noted, and then training programs are designed to develop the skills that make up some or all of a job.

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. I’ve been ranting about informal and computer-supported learning in organizations for twelve years now. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social 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. Can experience be designed?” Thinking: Steve Jobs - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 25, 2010. The “Dunbar Science&# Behind Twitter & Social Leverage - Robert Paterson’s Weblog , November 6, 2010.

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Learnscaping — taking a systems view of learning in an organization — necessarily addresses a broad array of topics and disciplines. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

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 That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

Workshop on putting informal learning to work

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’d leading a half-day workshop on how to implement informal learning the day before Online Educa in Berlin. For the main event , Charles Jennings and I are designing a two-day track titled Creating a New Era of Corporate Learning.

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??,

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business Casual , April 25, 2009 Fantastic File Converter - eLearning Acupuncture , April 24, 2009 Call for eLearning Demonstrations - eLearning Technology , May 1, 2009 When should you use Informal Learning? 4) Social Networks (23) Adoption (8) eLearning Technology.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

Habit refers to the extent to which behavior has become automatic as a result of prior learning.” How habit limits the predictive power of intention: The case of information systems continuance,” MIS Quarterly (31:4), 2007, 705-737.

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.

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. But throwing content at someone and hoping for learning to happen is not a good strategy. This is how far too many courses are designed and delivered. 9 ways to improve workplace learning.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Post 1 People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. We learn to do the job on the job. To stay ahead and create more value, you have to learn faster, better, smarter. Post 2 The 70 percent: learning from experience. People learn by doing. Learning is social.

Boundaries are for learning

Harold Jarche

That’s also where we find learning opportunities. Understanding the role of boundaries in human systems can also give us ways to take advantage of them for learning, as Kathia Laszlo writes in Reflecting on Boundaries: Who is teaching and who is learning?

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strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

Is your learning and development team able to transform so it can support complex work, help people be more creative, and adapt to the changing nature of the digital workplace? While learning is personal, much of it happens while we are working with others. Moving to Social.

Networked Knowing

Harold Jarche

The theme was on the changing nature of work as we enter the network era and how learning is becoming integral to individual and organizational success. One hundred years later and we are witnessing a similar shift, from the industrial economy to the network era and a creative economy.

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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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. Social computing.

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. CLO online edition.

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implementing a useful model – 70:20:10

Harold Jarche

The 70:20:10 framework is a useful model based on observations that generally, people learn 70% of what they need to do their job from experience. About 20% is learned from exposure to new tasks or environments. Only 10% is learned through formal education.

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!

Overcoming Bipolar Thinking

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learning is a continuum of degrees of formality • BY JAY CROSS. In the five years since the publication of Informal Learning, I’ve become the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Informal learning is older than civilization. Informal Learning

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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? Is all of your formal learning taking too long to develop? Informal Learning Thoughts. Your staff should be allowed to provide their expertise via informal learning approaches such as mentoring, coaching, live webcasts, recorded webinars, etc. Do you have an informal content plan? (ie.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (2)

Jay Cross

The 70 percent: learning from experience. People learn by doing. We learn from experience and achieve mastery through practice. Apprenticeship & peer learning. In the meantime, junior apprentices learn from senior apprentices. It accelerates learning.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

The 20 percent: learning through others. Learning is social. People learn with and through others. Conversations are the stem cells of learning. The kids will learn a lot more this way. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of 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.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially. One is internally focused, as in “How do I learn this?” and the other is external, as in “Who can help me learn this?”. Social. Social. Networking.

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Social Media and Learning: Implications

Harold Jarche

I’m continuing on my theme of capturing what we learned during our Work Literacy online workshop in 2008, before Ning pulls the plug on us. Previous posts have discussed several aspects of what we learned and I’d like to review some of the summative commentary. Jason Willensky – “Will we be forced to chase hot tools and social platforms to stay competitive… is this an ever-expanding universe of tech goodies? Thinking about learning.

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Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

bduperrin “The more social you are you [the] more opportunities you get, the more busy you are, the less social you become.”. not synched with networked work”. tdebaillon “Most companies aren’t designed for collaboration.” Social capital” too. Networks. reactorcontrol “Tim Berners-Lee describes social networks as “vertical silos”, because they are not interoperable. charlesjennings “ROI on social learning?

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Notes from 2005

Harold Jarche

This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning. Learning environments such as those described here, based on professional learning practices and deliberately constituted outside the traditional structure of schooling, suggest a way to move beyond current curricula based on the ways of knowing of mathematics, science, history, and language arts. Informal Learning NetworkedLearning

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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. A Guide to Social Learning , February 7, 2009.

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Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

In 2004, I posted for the first time, “Learning is business, and business is learning – finally.&#. “Social networks, communities of practice, expertise locators, etc. have more potential and utility in this medium [the web] than centralized systems such as LCMS (learning content management systems)&# [The year before I had been working for a company selling an LCMS]. Informal Learning NetworkLearning

CSTD Trading Post

Harold Jarche

Leveraging social networking, informal learning and e-learning are just a few ways to manage learning and training in the 21st century. Are traditional courses the best way to link learning with the business or to engage learners? The discussion is based on what I posted on Increased Complexity Needs Simplified Design. Tags: Informal 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. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

I concluded that: Flipping conference presentations can vastly improve learning outcomes. The cliché is that you learn more in the hallways than in the classrooms. As in the workplace, informal learning at conferences has more impact than formal learning. Design