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Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

They highlight the difference between Push and Pull learning. Informal learning is mostly Pull. What kinds of tools are available to adapt new knowledge? There are many do-it-yourself applications available today that let people take control of their learning.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. 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.

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??,

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Find information. Approximately 14 percent of SMB Knowledge Workers’ time is spent: Duplicating information (e.g. Finding the right information faster can be addressed individually through frameworks like networked learning ( personal knowledge management ).

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

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

Luis Suarez

Where else are you going to go when sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. How are you going to keep up with your informal learning activities, as well as that powerful Personal Knowledge Management tool you have built up, with lots of hard work and energy, over the course of the years?

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. Informal learning shouldn’t mean we disregard what works effectively in a formal setting.

Work is learning, learning work

Harold Jarche

My Twitter bio reads, “ Work is learning, learning work – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know [apologies to Keats ]. That’s pretty much what I believe will be a necessity for the post-industrial and post-information era that we are beginning to enter.

Social maps

Jay Cross

Probably this pattern (for my closed blog on Informal Learning) is more representative. I can’t figure out my LinkedIn stats. People have to list location on LinkedIn but many probably don’t bother identifying their industry.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Xyleme

. Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? In short, learning and development organizations and departments are suffering from an analytics crisis. This concept ultimately draws a connection to the tools we use to measure learning.

Net Work Skills

Harold Jarche

We would miss out on so many learning opportunities. Every professional needs to be open to continuous learning and to make much of it transparent in order to cooperate with others. They are more open to learning and to expanding their knowledge.

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Personal spam or great research tool?

Jay Cross

Then I realized it was a question sent via LinkedIn. Since I’m immersed in conceptualizing the Informal Learning 2.0 Fieldbook, I asked my LinkedIn contacts, “Workers, profits, technology. Make up your own question for the sequel to Informal Learning.&# I pay next to no attention to LinkedIn but this question-your-contacts feature piqued my curiosity. It seems to be part of a LinkedIn strategy to get more Facebooky.

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.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

tools are a form of social networking, but for this module we’re going to focus on “ego-centric&# social networks, those that are focused on individuals, as opposed to networks that build up around objects, such as Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare, etc. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). LinkedIn Questions and Answers is a way for people to ask questions and receive expert advice.

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.

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. And RSS has been the technology that, for me, has formed the basis of things like the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) and my gRSShopper content syndication application.

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Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk at the London School of Economics on Wednesday about the role of the institution and the changing nature of online learning. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Obviously, she''s disgraced, et cetera, and she should not have done that, but the interesting thing here is that she can do an excellent job and be recognized for this, by a major institute of higher learning, and yet not have a degree.

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work jarche.com About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0 On top of that, the IT tools were expensive.

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21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. That being the case, it’s probably worthwhile reflecting on the changes that have impacted our training/learning departments over the past 10 years.

Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

Catherine Lombardozzi recent post Coaching informal learning sparked something for me around online coaching opportunities. In prior posts she identifies the following elements as being needed for informal learning strategy to be effective in the workplace: Motivation for learning. I completely agree with Catherine that we need to be thinking about how learners can get support for dealing with the complexities of informal learning.

Ray Sims - Ongoing Series of his PWLE

Tony Karrer

I never know what kinds of things to link to in my blog posts, but definitely if you've not been checking out Ray Sim's recent posts where he dives into how he uses different tools as part of his PWLE. Search Alert Tips LinkedIn del.icio.us Taking a look at some of his early posts around personal learning and doing environments is also time well spent if you are interested in learning how to learn. He did similar things around informal learning a while ago.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Here are the top items via eLearning Learning. Adult Learning in the Workplace – Research Findings Top Keywords PKM eLearning Tools Informal Learning Swish Adobe Captivate Twitter LinkedIn Tools Harbinger Adobe Google Articulate Microsoft eLearning Technology.

Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work jarche.com About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Learning is Conversation Posted on December 1st, 2005 by Harold Jarche This is a remix and update of some previous posts.

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Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. I'm pretty sure we are going to leave it up, but I'm also pretty sure that it will sit fairly dormant until the next learning event. The discussion today suggested that it would be nice if there were a way to transfer the connections being made during the conference out to other networks or learning communities.

Harold Jarche » T&D Learning in 2020

Harold Jarche

In Learning in 2020 , trends in Tools, Technology, Workforce, Talent Management and Future Leaders are discussed. Even now, as I design a learning and performance model for a group that never had anything formal, I find myself gravitating to the self-service support concepts.

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First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

This is fairly wide ranging from traditional courseware kinds of issues to specialized kinds of tools and sites. My background includes things like being the CTO of eHarmony (online marriage matching based on personality profiles and controlled communication) from its launch through their $110M venture round to working on interesting eLearning and tools for companies like Lexus, HP, IBM, etc. Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

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Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. When I look at my particular skills, methods and tools for 2009 and compare them to 2008, I would say that it’s mostly a question of degree of use and certainly my use of Twitter has grown. I will say that adopting TweetDeck on both my desktop and my iPhone has made it a much better tool for me. Learning Event?

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. This is not a real-time communication tool. It is, instead, largely a media consumption tool and a PIM (personal information management) device. Is that good for learning? Simulations and learning games.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts. The focus of the post is really about the design of informal / social learning experiences and my belief that they need to have context for what I call Directed Learners. Particularly, there still needs to be Learning Outcomes defined. But please don't read Learning Outcomes to mean Learning Objectives. We aren't sure what they will learn."

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? Augment their systems with components that provide opportunities for people to interact in social systems for informal learning.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. His article included citations with links, but included no links to the Learning Circuits Blog , nor to the post Workplace Learning in 10 Years that he discusses, nor to any of the individual responses several by well known and respect people from the industry. Tony Karrer Formal learning will still be going strong but somewhat de-emphasised.

Harold Jarche » Seeing What’s Next

Harold Jarche

This last book gives new business entrants (upstarts) and incumbents a theory-based set of tools to understand and use disruptive innovations.

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100 Conversation Topics

Tony Karrer

Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. Most of the time I learn something, I write a blog post. But I don't have nearly enough time to have conversations, learn and write blog posts. And since I'm sure I'd learn something, I'd likely write up a post about it. Also please include terms and a link that will help it get put into appropriate categories in the eLearning Learning Community. What we've learned so far?

Harold Jarche » Proficiency-based training

Harold Jarche

Learning how to fly an aircraft is an expensive endeavour and each flight costs several thousand dollars. For learning professionals, it is important to design tests that can validate competency. The proliferation of web learning devices, gadgets and tools coupled with the tendancy towards open source knowledge may herald the demise or at least modification of a long extant distinction between formative and summative testing.

Catching up…

Clark Quinn

It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, and it’s not that there haven’t been learnings, it’s just that my dance card was too too full. The ongoing debates around social media for learning flummox me. How can you not see that social augments formal learning (Jane Bozarth has a whole new book on the topic) as well as provides new opportunities for informal learning and performance support?

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?

Harold Jarche » Wake up and smell the coffee

Harold Jarche

L&D [learning & development] came out on top at 38%. Obviously all of those initiatives like blended learning, competency-based training and learning style inventories haven’t convinced the boss that L&D is important.

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[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. Learning needs - differences between the learning needs or demand between “formal” and “social” learning (are some skills best learnt formally?), To improve learning.

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