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learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Learning is the new literacy. We learn enough to get our work done, but often do not take time to understand the underlying systems and logic. We have to take the time to keep learning. When was the last time you learned a new computer program? How do gamers learn?

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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.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network. Facebook-itus.

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.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

Facebook helps me share resources. However, it is blogging, such as this post, that is by far my strongest form of learning, as it involves a number of things that are all supported by researched learning theory, and which improve memory and recall: Reflection. Informal Learnin

Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Last year, I looked at new hire practices and found some interesting methods: Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams).

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Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

Tweet Whether we’re working or learning, how we communicate is a key part of everything we do. For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration. Communities Informal Learning NetworkedLearning SocialLearning

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The Man Who Looked Into Facebook’s Soul - ReadWriteWeb , February 8, 2010. Shifting Identities – From Consumer to Networked Creator - Edge Perspectives with John Hagel , February 12, 2010. Facebook Wants to Be Your One True Login - ReadWriteWeb , February 10, 2010. Facebook’s Project Titan: A Full Featured Webmail Product - TechCrunch , February 5, 2010. Tags: General Informal Learning

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Where else are you going to go when sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Yes, blogging still has got a place within today’s social networking tools landscape.

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein - Donald Clark Plan B , March 6, 2010. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010. Elements for Constructing Social Learning Environments - Workplace Learning Today , March 16, 2010.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Networking Reconsidered - HarvardBusiness.org , January 4, 2010. Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over - ReadWriteWeb , January 9, 2010. Facebook Takes Best Overall For The Hat Trick - TechCrunch , January 8, 2010. Open course-wars, redux… the real nastiness is elsewhere - Abject Learning , January 5, 2010. I find lists like this great for serendipitous learning.

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?”. Exchanging: We exchange and note ideas and information all of the time.

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July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals - Full Circle , July 3, 2009. Seven e-Learning and Teaching Resources - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack [Wi-Fi] - Lifehacker , July 1, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Moving/Syncing iTunes Libraries - Lockergnome Blog Network , July 3, 2009.

Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

He also has some very strong opinions on the future of workplace learning. He has spoken with executives, marketers, entrepreneurs, chief learning officers, sales staff, instructional designers, HR directors, bankers, and academics. Formal and informal never exist in isolation.

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. How Facebook and Twitter Are Replacing Blogging - Forbes.com: News , November 4, 2010. Thinking: Steve Jobs - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 25, 2010. Learning malpractice - Learnlets , September 27, 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. Informal Learning 2.0 - Internet Time , August 7, 2009. network (949).

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s The learning leader?s

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.

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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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Wow Mark, that sounds like a good way to start our mobile learning projects. Issues I have with Facebook are 1.

The new workplace

Jay Cross

Six years ago few people believed that informal learning made much of a difference. Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. Informal learning tops many training department agendas.

Net Work Skills

Harold Jarche

We would miss out on so many learning opportunities. Today, people with larger and more diverse networks have an advantage as professionals and in dealing with change. Nothing remains the same, and the only way to remain relevant in the network era is to stay connected.

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80+%

Jay Cross

People learn socially and informally. Research usually finds that around 80% of workplace learning is informal. What proportion would you think Informal Learning accounts for in today’s connected world? Tags: Informal Learning

The job bubble

Harold Jarche

As the industrial age gives way to a networked age, there is less need for well-defined, cookie-cutter jobs. This was my concluding paragraph on a 2006 blog post, Informal economy; informal learning.

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.

The leaking pyramid

Harold Jarche

It” meaning working, learning, creating and collaborating. Today, these outlets are bigger and more obvious: Informal learning is increasingly available from formal venues, such as Stanford’s series on Darwin’s Legacy that I’m following on YouTube.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Id like to pass along my latest addiction.say goodbye to free time. » November 21, 2007 OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts. This takes more than access to social networking tools, blogs, and wikis.

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. These have all seemed to me to have some applicability to learning. RSS is to this day the technology I use to keep in touch with the network (I just channel Twitter, Facebook and other feeds through my RSS reader) and one of the major ways I keep in contact with others.

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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.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get “learning objects” to the world. This is the power of informal learning, if organisations decide to enable it. Facebook has enabled DIY ridiculously easy group forming , but it comes with a price on privacy. Please pass this on to those folks in e-learning.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. With Ning, Facebook and many others, there is no such export function. Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model.

Thoughts on public education

Harold Jarche

Tweet Everything I know, I did not learn in kindergarten. No kindergarten meant I could start school a bit later and I think I was really ready when I entered that one-room schoolhouse which was probably the best learning environment I ever had. If anything, it stops them from learning.

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best from Informal Learning Flow. Big List of Educational Technology Journals - Workplace Learning Today , April 12, 2010. Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff - TechCrunch , April 15, 2010. Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2010.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning. This has attracted a lot of interest, and I’ve been asked to talk more about the differences between “learning” in Stages 1-4 and Stage 5. LEARNING IN AN E-BUSINESS. E-Learning. Learning.

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

To compensate for its complicated processes, the enterprise attempts to shift to another paradigm, and tries to become a learning organization, putting significant effort into training. Today’s large, complicated organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require agility in simultaneously learning and working. Learning Organization. Value Networks. Learning from these social interactions is a key to business innovation.

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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Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These combined learning materials, activities and interaction, and assessments. These defined metadata standards describing small and reusable resources first called ''learning objects'' by AutoDesk''s Wayne Hodgins. In xMOOCs, adaptive learning technology supports instruction.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed.

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