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.

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??,

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Harold Jarche

Scott Leslie has put together a number of media resources on the concept of the educator as disc jockey (DJ), including: Open Educator as DJ Wiki. I like Scott’s diagram that looks at the flow of being an open educator. Teaching and learning are part of the same continuum.

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).

Course 115

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it's not that we don't know the history of universities and distance education and learning theories, it's that so much of it and so many of them are wrong. This has been my work; I have been a learning technologist (and more, I hope) for that entire time, and for pretty much all of it I have a pretty good feeling that I knew - that we knew - what we were doing. My first experience of online learning was in 1986 when the students in John A.

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

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Vintage Tech Predictions - Some eerily right.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone | Main | Grid 16: How Fast Can You Learn, Prioritize, and React? The diagram is relayed toa similar screen in your associate’s office, 200 mi.

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. Such a model informs, for example, Moore's transactional distance theory.

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. 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? Learning results in physical changes to the brain and these changes are unique to each individual. What is an online learning community?

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The Reality of Virtual Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Defense Learning Academy, Cornwall, Ontario, January 30, 2008. I’m looking at a particular slice of online learning, not the whole field of online learning, obviously. But my background is in philosophy and as a philosopher I’ve learned over time to look at reality in different perspectives and in different lights. What is learning? But what is learning? What is natural learning? What is genuine learning? and Key Learning 2.0