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. Open Source eLearning Tools - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2010. Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity - HarvardBusiness.org , September 7, 2010. Top 10 TED Videos - Workplace Learning Today , September 10, 2010. Learning malpractice - Learnlets , September 27, 2010.

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??,

Vendor-neutral

Harold Jarche

Last year I wrote , “Now social learning is being picked up by software vendors and marketers as the next solution-in-a-box, when it’s more of an approach and a cultural mind-set.&# Now they use our words to sell their products. Communities Informal Learning SocialLearning

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Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

For marketing, this is the real challenge – can the new product get widespread acceptance? Workflow Learning (including wider acceptance of performance support instead of training). Open Source. … Learning professionals won’t even be involved in these conversations.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

The Learning Layer: Building the next level of intellect in your organization , begins with some solid insights on how learning is the key to performing in the networked workplace. Learning has been the traditional realm of HR while most systems are supported by IT.

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Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

This brought me to reflect, once again, how important an open source framework is as we move more of our computing to the cloud. 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. It is also simple to export from WordPress.com SaaS to your own open source hosted version, which is why I strongly advise clients to use WordPress for blogging.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Liveblogging Sid Meier 2.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Using the Company as the Classroom" (Business Week) | Main | more Sid » June 05, 2008 Liveblogging Sid Meier 2.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Huh? Uranium Ore on eBay.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Generational Change in the U.S. " Product Description: Radioactive sample of uranium ore.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « EduPunk? A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. And I'm a product manager, not a PR hack.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) | Main | Create your own cartoon strips and another Wii Mii Editor.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) | Main | Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Brenda Brathwaite, the Media and the Seduction of the Innocent

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Hey! She wasnt actually there and honestly I didnt know her name for a long time but the products that she helped develop taught me a great deal. Sound like good products right?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Currency for Your Email

Mark Oehlert

From the site : " creates a virtual economy for enterprise collaboration and a solutionto information overload.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Good for introNetworks!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Fleck.Web page annotation | Main | Great Web Comic and the Guy Gets Fired!? Million in Series A Funding I know the folks at introNetworks, Mark Sylvester and Guy Nadivi in particular, Ive used their product a couple of times now (for a conference and as a skills database) and Ive always been impressed with the product and important their willingness to work with folks on customizing it to your needs.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zepheira and Semantic Web Resources

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Presence and Learning (Ray Sims) | Main | Virtual Currency for Your Email » July 03, 2007 Zepheira and Semantic Web Resources Cant say much about the product (just havent had the opp to try it out) but they do have a great page of links and resources on the Semantic Web.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zone Alarm Listen UP!! This is NOT Customer Service!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « DevLearn 2007 Update | Main | More DevLearn 2007 Notes: The Great ILS Challenge Results » November 12, 2007 Zone Alarm Listen UP!! Normally I run Zone Alarms security suite of products and I generally think they are the best out there - they are certainly better than Norton in terms of being Norton being such a resource hog.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Learning. In particular, we face issues of, not only literacy, but also, digital literacy, that is, the ability to actually make use of the online learning materials that are made available to you. As well, people are facing issues finding time to learn. As well, there is the idea that, learning is something that needs to be valued. E-Learning You''re probably familiar with traditional e?Learning. Learning. By open , I mean, open across many dimensions.

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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. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Learning Analytics 6.

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. How do I search for information?”. No one learns alone either. Reduced email traffic and information overload.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

A few years later, a colleague that I had worked with in the past informed me of an opportunity at Red River College. Coming into this technical learning environment was a great experience. This was before the days of WebCT and broader use of learning management systems. I then made the jump to University of Manitoba, started my phd (now finished), and continued developing courses and programs, including the certificate in emerging technologies for learning.

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 were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. These combined learning materials, activities and interaction, and assessments. In 2003 NRC research Stephen Downes developed the concept of e-Learning 2.0

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. Certainly Work Literacy has a learning and performance focus and is a passion of mine. The Business Case for Social Learning. learning. informal learning??).

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

DevLearn marked a significant shift in the field of corporate learning. In today’s world, that means trusting workers to learn for themselves. Learning is mobile. Social/informal learning is crossing the chasm to mainstream acceptance. Learning 2.0

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. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. Online learning begins in the 1980s, it begins in the 1990s and it's born out of two major things. The first basis is in distance learning. that was old learning.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

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 Start-Up Guides Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools for Personal Learning Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. In yesterday’s presentation for Collaborative Learning 04, we asked “In business culture, where’s the pendulum this year?&#.

CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:04 pm Stephen Downes MOOC = ''Massive Open Online Course'', cMOOC = ''connectivist MOOC'', xMOOC = ''eXtended MOOC'' 8:04 pm WILLIAM A. 8:20 pm Caryn N re: physical learning facilities - that also raises concerns about the "internationalization" of these MOOCs, yes? And they''re open.

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Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. It's open for any of you to edit.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business.

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Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. 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. It raises a lot of serious questions about assessment, understanding what constitutes success, what constitutes learning. You have a bunch of open positions.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OMG.There are spies everywhere sabotaging our organizations!!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Godspeed Tim Russert. 11) General Interference with Organizations and Production (a) Organizations and Conferences (1) Insist on doing everything through "channels." 6) Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision. (7)

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?

Words of Wisdom*

Clark Quinn

Our IT group changed the infrastructure a year ago, to *open source* (I don’t know what they were thinking), but fortunately my vendor says that they’d be happy to help change the installation to work with the new services architecture. While our focus is formal learning, we recognize that all needs may not be able to be met by courses. We’ve checked with various departments to see if they’ve got portals of information. Informal learning is an oxymoron.

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.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As for e-learning, 2008 was a year in which very little actually occurred(even in gaming, the headline reads Old Standby Back On Top ). Less-democratic processes will lead to a clearer distinction between expert-generated knowledge and the overwhelming quantity of information available everyplace, making it easier to discern information quality. Finally, open academic publishing will have its strongest year. The same with workplace learning and EPS systems.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor | Main | GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small!

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An MS-Word version of this essay is available at [link] In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning. New Technology The development of new technology continues to have an impact on learning. While on the one hand, new technology allows schools and instructors to offer learning in new ways, educators nonetheless continue to face limitations imposed by technology, and sometimes the lack of technology.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wanna new job? How about CEO at SocialText?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Slow Week.Goin Campin | Main | PSP in the Classroom (UK style) » July 20, 2007 Wanna new job? It is time for Socialtext to be taken to the next level,and for that, I want to openly recruit the CEO 2.0

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. He argues that MOOCs represent the resurgence of community-based learning and will describe how distance education institutions will share MOOCs with each other and will supplement online interaction with community-based resources and services. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Anybody Else Notice How Much Context Amazon is Now Wrapping Around A Book?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Potential Quote of the Day. now you can even upload your own video review of the product. Then there are the discussions that can go on that are associated with the product as well.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content | Main | The Danger of "Quick Wins » June 19, 2008 Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil Just FYI people - According to a report released in May 2008 by the Energy Information Administration - an office within the Dept.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mobile 2.0 Tag Cloud | Main | A Must Watch: Openness, Localization, and the Future of Learning Objects by David A Wiley » July 17, 2008 Day 4 - Man.Im