Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want. The Informal Learning Flow aggregator is beginning to take social signals into account. As Tony Karrer explains , we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network. on the eLearning Learning. Hot List on Informal Learning. A Guide to Social Learning. network. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information.

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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Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. Training Modalities Stephen tells us at the outset: Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies.

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.

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". The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops. Informal Audio/ podcasts. Informal Learnshop. Informal Case Studies. Informal Non-formal video. Informal Discussion group/ forum. Informal SharePoint. Informal RSS Feeds. Informal OJT.

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

These are my half-baked thoughts which I make public in order to share and to learn. In my Seek>Sense><Share model, seeking and annotating information is important but cannot stand on its own. As much as I may add feeds into my RSS reader , bookmark web pages or upload photos , these are nothing more than senseless digital constructs until I put them to use. Seeking information is an important foundation to PKM online but it’s of little use without action.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

5th Anniversary

Harold Jarche

Current areas of interest include social networking applications, like blogs, wikis and the use of RSS feeds, which is one reason why I have this blog; to practise what I preach. I’m also interested in the use of open source software platforms for learning. Tags: Communities Work Informal Learning

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. revolution has brought learning networks front and center with “ Connect and Communicate ” becoming the new mantra for training organizations.

Harold Jarche » Interdependent Learning

Harold Jarche

Home About Consulting Contact Key Posts Clients Toolbox Français Harold Jarche Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe by e-mail Twitter Faves planetrussell: "Globalization creates interlocking fragility, while giving the appearance of stability." I would minimize dependent learning because it is obviously a cost centre and too much dependent learning may adversely influence mastery of independent and interdependent learning.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Thoughts on the Use of the Word Ethnography | Main | Quote of the Day: Geertz on Defining Ethnography » August 17, 2007 VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks Manuel Lima has done a fine service here. His site, visualcomplexity.com is a great resource - a great compilation of a ton of resources related to visualizing complex networks.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Arrgghh!!! NewsGator RSS products now free: No really. Is Pedagogy Getting in the Way of Learning? " (RFI) DEVELOPMENT OF A NASA-BASED MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE LEARNING GAME : "A NASA-based MMO built on a game engine that includes powerful physicscapabilities could support accurate in-game experimentation andresearch.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): My Definition of Collaboration.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Cool Tool Alert: Online FLV Converter | Main | Optimal Length of Copyright Term Solved: Now Watch the RIAA, MPAA, Disney, et al Squirm as they confront real numbers » July 22, 2007 My Definition of Collaboration.is I just thought of this because I saw some posts in the ole RSS reader tonight talking about "collaboration."

Working Smarter Field Guide

Harold Jarche

But certain long-term skills can help us connect with our fellow humans in order to learn and innovate — curiosity, sensemaking, cooperation, and novel thinking. Finding the right information is only part of the challenge of non-standardized work. Finding and Sharing Information.

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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. In addition to the usual hands-on instructor-led learning, I discovered the training room, which was stocked with training videos.

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? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) Augment their systems with components that provide opportunities for people to interact in social systems for informal learning.

Edublog Award Nominations

Xyleme

I love her informative tweets and her funny observations of life and the world around her. Best group blog – Workplace Learning Today by Brandon Hall. Best new blog – Work, Learn, Play by Jay Shaw. Best resource sharing blog – Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies by Jane Hart. The value of the educational information that Lisa shares cannot be overstated. Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into.

Xyleme

Home > Learning Content Management , Social Learning > Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning January 20th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment This past week, I’ve been reading and referring to Jane Hart’s article The State of Social Learning Today and some Thoughts for the Future of L&D in 2010 quite a bit. Learn more about Dawn here.

Four Heads are Better than One: A Chat about Collaborative.

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Four Heads are Better than One: A Chat about Collaborative & Social Learning Four Heads are Better than One: A Chat about Collaborative & Social Learning November 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’m going to gloat a little bit. We consider it a contribution to the learning community so it’s something we take very seriously and dedicate a lot of resources to. Learn more about Dawn here.

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.

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. But probably the definitive date would be when I wrote An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers in 2002 ( [link] ). I have always viewed RSS as the prototypical social media technology.

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Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 tools from learning professionals in senior positions and too many barriers put up by over-zealous HR and IT departments. Being a learning professional in a Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Mobile, collaborative and location-based learning" (FutureLab)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « September 11 | Main | Gamelab Institute of Play » September 13, 2007 "Mobile, collaborative and location-based learning" (FutureLab) ( link ) "MobiMissions is a new location-aware mobile phone game prototype created in partnership between Futurelab and the Mixed Reality Lab (MRL) at the University of Nottingham.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the top sites from Informal Learning Flow for September 2009. RSS never blocks you or goes down: why social networks need to be decentralized - OReilly Radar , September 14, 2009. 9 presentations on 9/9/09 - Workplace Learning Today , September 9, 2009. Screenr - Lockergnome Blog Network , September 11, 2009. US Gov Report on Online Learning – a must read - Donald Clark Plan B , September 8, 2009. Do Social Networks Shape Our Lives

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? Blends and extends the power of a social network outside of the Web site of that network. Am I missing all the products in the learning/training industry that are coming out in this regard?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Will Thalheimer and the Answer to Who Learns What from Where | Main | Just remember, I think I thought of it first.the Intact Cohort Conference » April 22, 2008 SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea Paul McNamara over at Network World s BuzzBlog reports on a study from Project Tomorrow.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 tools from learning professionals in senior positions and too many barriers put up by over-zealous HR and IT departments. Being a learning professional in a Web 2.0

Reflecting on Xyleme Voices: The Industry Luminaries We've Talked To

Xyleme

Jay Cross: Has a great perspective on all subjects learning and is a true champion of the training organization. With the emergence of social media, Conrad’s learning at the moment of need has never had greater significance. One of the few vendors who understands the importance of making valuable contributions to the learning community rather than just pushing a corporate message. His contributions to social learning in the workplace are second to none.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. Online learning begins in the 1980s, it begins in the 1990s and it's born out of two major things. And like the strands of DNA we will see these things repeated through the history of online learning. The first basis is in distance learning. In the mid-1990s, people began to develop learning management systems.

ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

Better yet, go take a look at: Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee Better Questions for Learning Professionals Continuing Thoughts on Questions What Questions Should We be Asking? Session Hopping a Practical Guide General Session - New Work Literacies and E-Learning 2.0 The results are in, and most knowledge workers are struggling to adapt to new forms of work and learning. As learning professionals, we have an opportunity to take a leading role.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Managing your RSS Feeds - If you are considering subscribing to this blog, you might want to read this. Interaction I write this blog because it helps me think through and learn about the topics I write about. Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Practical Suggestions: Web 2.0 Start-Up Guides Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0

Messiness, Creativity and Education | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Messiness, Creativity and Education by Kevin Wheeler on June 2, 2009 Messiness is good. Each species is a constantly evolving experiment in adaptation and learning. This is true as well for learning. Formal learning may be efficient, although there are some who would argue about that. How will children learn to read, write, think?

Messiness, Creativity and Education

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Messiness, Creativity and Education by Kevin Wheeler on June 2, 2009 Messiness is good. Each species is a constantly evolving experiment in adaptation and learning. This is true as well for learning. Formal learning may be efficient, although there are some who would argue about that. How will children learn to read, write, think?

Devlearn '09 – Learning How to Learn

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Devlearn ’09 – Learning How to Learn by Kevin Wheeler on December 2, 2009 Devlearn is an annual gathering of folks who are focused on learning and in particular those who are focused on e-learning. This was the year of social media and how to apply various social tools to learning.

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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 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

Top Ten eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

Further, I would highly recommend that you don't evaluate by only looking at these blogs periodically, rather - sign up for an RSS reader, e.g., Bloglines or Google Reader and subscribe to each blog. To get a sense of the blog try: First Time Visitor Guide elearnspace George Siemens - learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community Harold Jarche Harold Jarche's blog about "the intersection of learning, work & technology." Learning Matters!

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches.

5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World 5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value by Kevin Wheeler on August 25, 2009 No function, department, or organization can successfully implement change or achieve excellence unless its long-term purpose is clearly defined. I have been in many companies where the reason for a learning function was not clear.

5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World 5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value by Kevin Wheeler on August 25, 2009 No function, department, or organization can successfully implement change or achieve excellence unless its long-term purpose is clearly defined. I have been in many companies where the reason for a learning function was not clear.