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.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 10 Ways to Build Social Media Expertise Using Personal Web Projects - HarvardBusiness.org , February 2, 2010. Intel’s Social Media Training - HarvardBusiness.org , February 3, 2010. Exploring Why Social Business Will Drive 21st Century Enterprises - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Tags: General Informal Learning

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Social Media Bubble - HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein - Donald Clark Plan B , March 6, 2010. Elements for Constructing Social Learning Environments - Workplace Learning Today , March 16, 2010.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Dan takes the logic further than I did last week in my post on how to assess learning initiatives.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? This method of learning is called informal learning. How an LMS Encourages Informal Learning.

Diffusion of social learning

Harold Jarche

Paul makes an excellent comment to my article on social learning in the enterprise that Jon Husband kindly posted for me on the FASTForward Blog: I see the critical aspect to social learning to be ‘diffusion’. How long before a new product feature is well understood by sales? There is a lot to unpack from this paragraph and it highlights many of issues around learning in the enterprise. Tags: Communities Informal Learning

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Hire Smarter with Social Media - HarvardBusiness.org , July 13, 2009. 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals - Full Circle , July 3, 2009. Seven e-Learning and Teaching Resources - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. In Defense of Social Media (At Least Some Of It) - OReilly Radar , July 1, 2009. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

Modern students sit in classrooms for hours at a time as information is fed to them through lectures and PowerPoint presentations. How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice.

Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

But as we all know, learning is evolving. Today, we keep hearing that formal presentations are out, that it’s all about informal learning, social learning and user-generated content. Also, I think “informal event&# is also somewhat of an oxymoron.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges.

Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!)

TOPYX LMS

We love social learning – it’s as simple as that. If not, you may benefit from discovering more about the nature and function of the incredible thing called social learning. Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!). socially)?

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

Meet Your Employees’ Social Learning Needs with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Human beings are social creatures. Whether introverted or extroverted in personality, people have a strong need for social interactions and meaningful relationships. In addition to being social, we are also highly adaptable and have an impressive ability to quickly adopt new behaviors.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does ) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning. I suggested this means a move from a “Command and Control” approach to an “Encourage and Engage” approach to Workplace Learning. Traditional workplace learning.

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” Learning and self-expression are exploding. The changes we are seeing in Workplace Learning are of course just one part of the changes we are seeing in businesses as whole.

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.

Standalone LMS is Still Dead (rebutting & agreeing w/ Dave Wilkins)

Dan Pontefract

Last week, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com wrote a piece entitled “ A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of social learning) ”. My in-person and virtual interactions with him have been nothing less than stimulating, social and cerebral. Why Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Google Wave – Social Learning – Business – eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 12, 2009 to June 19, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business Casual , June 14, 2009 Brain rule #12 - Clive on Learning , June 12, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

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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.

Reflections on DevLearn 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The new face of learning was made of our faces. Mark Oehlert ran Social Media Camp on Wednesday and in true Web 2.0 I was delighted to find my Belgian friend Inge de Waart at the Mobile Learning Camp. Learning is becoming DIY (do-it-yourself) by the moment.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

A philomath is a lover of learning. Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning!

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

So one approach that I have been promoting is, instead of thinking of Formal and Informal Leaning as polar opposites, rather to think in terms of a Social Workplace Learning Continuum (as shown diagrammatically in the image on the right). Social 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. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar presentation for the LSG online conference, Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning , rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I took the participants on a web tour of the Social Learning Centre. Social learning

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. Now, let’s be clear about what a social business is.

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). Features of an LCMS.

Cater to Your Employees’ Learning Styles with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Humans have the innate desire to learn. Are you familiar with the three traditional learning styles (visual, kinesthetic and auditory)? Auditory learners learn best by hearing information. What is your preferred learning style? Social learning.

Training Employees Actually Makes Them Smarter

TOPYX LMS

New Learning Maximizes Intelligence by Promoting Neurogenesis. One way to increase neurogenesis and maximize intelligence is by learning new things. Obviously, there are many vehicles that promote learning, but one of the most effective is a social learning management system (LMS).

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Xyleme

I attended a webinar two week’s ago featuring Stacey Harris of Brandon Hall Group and Mark Hellinger of 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. Social and mobile converge.

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Ready to Enhance Your LMS Experience?

TOPYX LMS

But, when it comes to your learning management system (LMS), “breaking up” can be the right decision if it increases engagement and reduces the impact on your already-strained budget. Just as its name suggests, a learning management system is designed to promote learning.

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3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality

TOPYX LMS

Every social learning management system (LMS) needs Tin Can API functionality. Tin Can API “is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). Team-based e-learning.

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The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

Unmanagement

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. Social Business is becoming the new normal. 2012 is the year of Social Business.

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.

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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 Open Learning Analytics: A proposal - George Siemens , December 10, 2011.

Using Webinars to Increase Employee Engagement

TOPYX LMS

One of those things is leveraging webinars as a learning tool. These visual, interactive, web-based seminars offer features like polls, applications like gamification, and the element of real-time authenticity, all of which make it more enticing to attend and easier for the audience to connect.”. A webinar engages more than just one physical sense, and therefore appeals to individuals of different learning styles. A webinar is both social/informal and formal.

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Learning Pulse

Xyleme

Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Michael Hanley analyzing 5 factors that are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning. Blended learning, Talent management and Learning 2.0 Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

How to Maximize Employees’ Strengths with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

One way to ensure they do is to implement a social learning management system (LMS). An LMS’s social learning tools such as realtime chat, personal profiles and video conferencing encourage employee connection and informal learning.

Best of working smarter for September 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 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Our Favorite Things About Mobile Learning

TOPYX LMS

Mobile learning is a multi-beneficial delivery of learning that is utilized by nearly every mid- to large-size company. This is not the first time we’ve mentioned the benefits of mobile learning, and it probably won’t be the last since more and more of mLearning’s benefits are being discovered as it is further developed. We think the benefits of mobile learning are so rich and vital to any organization that they are worth revisiting on occasion. .

Unite a Multilingual Workforce with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Multilanguage features that can be applied to all software and business communication platforms. Learning management systems (LMSs) with language localization features. Learning Management Systems Unite a Multilingual Workforce.

The Secret to a Competent, Loyal Workforce

TOPYX LMS

According to Klas Mellander, author of The Power of Learning: Fostering Employee Growth , “ The purpose of training is to make learning possible.” 2) They weren’t learning anything (“the company wasn’t investing in the employees”). Types of Learning That Work for Adults.

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.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. Introducing Share&Learn - Jane Hart , May 12, 2011. How social media and big data will unleash what we know - Dion Hinchcliffe , May 12, 2011. Learning 2.0 Best of Working Smarter Daily.