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.

Informal learning is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

see Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work ], so the work of the L&D department will be very different in different organisations, depending on the type of workers and work done. complexity Informal Learning Work

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Informal Learning and Learnscapes

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Working Smarter: The “unbook&# that shows why informal learning must be part of everyone’s future learnscapes. I finished reading the book last week and have been meaning to summarize my learning from it. I have read Informal Learning and this one sums it all up.

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??,

Harold Jarche » Analysis for Informal Learning

Harold Jarche

Informal Learning Blog » The human performance landscape

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Blog » The human performance landscape

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Isn’t this how organizational learning cultures progress?

Jay Cross

Jane Hart’s post yesterday on The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business got me thinking about the evolution of learning culture in organizations. As the organization progresses, it adds more layers to the mix of learning going on.

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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PKM Overview

Harold Jarche

Other PKM Processes (includes diagrams). Learning and Micro-blogging (all about Twitter). Web Tools for Critical Thinking (with diagrams). Tags: Informal Learning

Learnlets » Models, manuals, and more…

Clark Quinn

PKM: aggregate, filter, connect

Harold Jarche

Knowledge Squared equals Power Squared, says Craig Thomler : However the knowledge hoarding model begins to fail when it becomes cheap and easy to share and when the knowledge required to complete a task exceeds an individual’s capability to learn in the time available.

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Learning products

Harold Jarche

Heike Philp recently made this comment in response to Media & Messages : What I am sorely missing right now are ‘learning products’. So, where right now in the vast ocean of fuzzy connectivism and informal learning experiences are the products?

A very insightful framework

Clark Quinn

So when I parsed her “from training to modern workplace learning”, it resonated in many ways. And that’s about rethinking training to be about transformative experience design, performance support to be included, and informal learning to be also addressed.

Flow

Harold Jarche

I like Scott’s diagram that looks at the flow of being an open educator. As hyper-connectivity breaks down the walls between institutions and specialists, like universities and professional teachers, so too are the lines blurring between teaching and learning online.

Friday’s Finds #4

Harold Jarche

Once again, my weekly sense-making from the Twitter files: @ellenfweber “Since brains integrate knowledge naturally, while humans falsely separate facts artificially, integration is central to great learning.&#. via @Pistachio How to be Happy in Business ( Venn diagram ) - Reminded me of another Venn diagram (your purpose) by @DavePollard. Tags: Informal Learning This week marked six years as a free-agent.

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited)

Jane Hart

Back in May 2010 I posted a diagram that I had created that showed what I considered to be the 5 stages of Workplace Learning. Social learningMy ITA colleague, Jay Cross, re-worked it so that I looked like this.

Connecting and Communicating through Effective Conversations

Harold Jarche

Dave’s work has helped me develop practical processes for knowledge workers, such as sense-making with PKM and his observation that most workers want the company knowledge-base to be very personal informs this work. Tags: Informal Learning Wirearchy

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Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). I was revisiting that diagram for some writing I’m doing, and thought it needed updating.

A richer suite of support

Clark Quinn

While it’s easy to say that the role of formal learning wanes, and the role of informal learning ramps up, what are the types of support we might look to? I expanded a core diagram I’ve been using for quite a while, based upon earlier diagrams from others.

Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Clark Quinn

Yes, learning is really about strengthening neural links. Images representing concepts, diagrams, and language. For instruction, and other aspects like performance support and informal learning, however, cognitive (or social) is the right level. meta-learning

From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning

Jane Hart

In Harold Jarche ‘s recent post What is learning’s role? , he writes: “Learning is not something done to us, it is what we do together. Learning delivery in a constantly changing work environment is an outdated notion. Personal learning strategies

Revisiting the Ecosystem

Clark Quinn

I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ). We develop content elements like performance support to support performing in the moment, and learning resources for self-directed learning over time.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

Extending Learning into the Workflow Many Learning & Development leaders are using the 70:20:10 model to help them re-position their focus for building and supporting performance across their organisations. The closer learning is to work, usually the better.

A model of workplace learning

Jay Cross

My colleagues at Internet Time Alliance and I have been discussing new models for learning. People retain more when they learn informally, in response to need, because they deem the subject relevant and what they learn is reinforced when they put it into practice.

Measurement?

Clark Quinn

He’s upset with it as it’s not permeated by learning, and I argue that it’s role is impact, not learning design (see my diagram at the end). In particular, for informal learning when we’ve got folks successfully developed as effective self-learners and a good culture, we don’t need to measure. Sorry for the lack of posts this week; Monday was shot while I migrated my old machine to a new one (yay)! Tuesday was shot with catching up.

Increasing our responsibility

Clark Quinn

As I sometimes do, I stumbled upon a diagram that characterizes the type of change I think we need to be considering. The perspective riffs off of the concept of the relative value of formal versus informal learning methods shift as performers move from novice to expert.

Supporting all the ways people learn at work

Jane Hart

In my previous post I showed how people learn at work in a multitude of ways. In this post I want to show how organisations are supporting learning more widely across the organisation. 1) This group of initiatives are an evolution of conventional classroom training and e-learning.

Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

I made the point that when you’re innovating, designing, researching, trouble-shooting, etc, you don’t know the answer when you start, so they’re learning situations, though informal, not formal. There was interest but some lack of clarity around meta-learning.

Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

However, I was growing through the diagrams that I’d created on my iPad, and discovered one that I’d frankly forgotten. I’m trying to capture rethinking about education or formal learning. And start getting more concrete about learning experience design.

Site Learnings

Clark Quinn

Which led to an ongoing series of activities that have some learnings both at the technical and learning side. So I thought I’d share my learnings about sites. I reckon these are good things to be consistent, but while I sometimes include diagrams, I haven’t been rabid about including images. So, the important thing: tech stuff ends up being complicated, but what helps are the same innovation (aka informal learning) steps as always.

Down on the iPad?

Clark Quinn

At the Upside Learning Blog, this post (which I found through the CLO group on LinkedIn) proclaims that the elearning industry is down on the iPad. It is, instead, largely a media consumption tool and a PIM (personal information management) device. Is that good for learning? Simulations and learning games. And there’ll be diagramming and drawing as well.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

Yesterday, in my first posting on this topic, I showed how “social learning” is not just about a new training trend or about adding social media into the “blend&# or acquiring the latest Social Learning Management System, but a fundamental change in how we need to view workplace learning.

50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Jay Cross

If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s going on in learning, design, social business, and intellectual capital this year, here’s a reprieve: the top 50 articles from the last six months. Flipping Corporate Learning . Flipping learning is big in education.

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Beyond the course

Clark Quinn

In the process of thinking through how to support informal learning, I was reminded of a diagram I created several years ago. I started from an approach based upon philosophy that talked about acting in the world: you act in the world when you can, and when you have a breakdown you need to solve it, so you repair, and then reflect and learn so you can act more competently the next time (Ok, so it’s an idealized model).

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Virtual Worlds Value Proposition

Clark Quinn

So, for formal learning in particular domains, virtual environments really make a lot of sense. The overhead is high with virtual worlds on the social issue, so ordinarily I’d not put much weight on value proposition for informal learning, but… two things are swaying me. And one more thing in the informal side: collaborative 3D creation. That is, for formal learning, 3D and contextualization is really underestimated.

Pick of the Month: November 2012

Jane Hart

One of the big themes last month has been about change in the workplace learning profession, and in fact the direction that L&D might take in the future. 1 - Visualize real learning – Mark Britz, 5 November 2012. m learning, e learning, blended learning, etc) learning?

How I became a learning experience designer

Clark Quinn

It starts as a kid; as Cammy relates, I didn’t grow up thinking I wanted to be a learning designer. I also got a job tutoring calculus, physics, and chemistry with the campus office for some extra cash, and took some learning classes.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

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. It may or may not involve learning.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

You could do a search-and-replace, putting “informal learning&# where they write “collaboration,&# and you’d end up with a practice guide to socially mediated learning. Rather than put their already pithy prose into my own words, I’m going to quote a few of the passages that grabbed me: Most leaders readily acknowledge the improtance and power of informal networks for getting work done in their organizations.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

You could do a search-and-replace, putting “informal learning&# where they write “collaboration,&# and you’d end up with a practice guide to socially mediated learning. Rather than put their already pithy prose into my own words, I’m going to quote a few of the passages that grabbed me: Most leaders readily acknowledge the improtance and power of informal networks for getting work done in their organizations.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Strategy" Fails One of the better, cheap support mechanisms for self-directed learning are web 2.0

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. They use a big Saba learning management system.