Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

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Home > informal learning > Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning November 22nd, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last month, I moderated an educational webinar on mobile learning and I was fortunate enough to get some of the leading experts in the field, Judy Brown, Tyson Greer and Allison Rossett, to participate in an online panel discussion to discuss a broad range of topics around mLearning and mSupport.

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. on the eLearning Learning. Hot List on Informal Learning. A Guide to Social Learning. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. Communities and Networks Connection and RSS. eLearning Learning and RSS.

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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??,

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.

Internet Time Blog » Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Jay Cross

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I started this blog when Informal Learning was released, November 10, 2006. The informal learning meme has gone mainstream. Informal learning is more important than ever. Informal learning is part of the mix, but so are social business, brain science, systems thinking, and a bunch of other things. Subscribe to Internet Time blog here (Feedburner RSS). Informal Learning

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.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn. More information on owning your data on this site.

Knowledge sharing, one at a time

Harold Jarche

Individually we can manage information flows, make sense of them and share with others, especially people with similar interests or common goals. If this helps us move away from central digital information repositories (Knowledge Management, Document Management, Learning Content Management Systems, Content Management Systems, etc.) We each use different systems and connect with the open protocols of the web, like RSS, hyperlinks, OPML, etc.

A personal learning journey

Harold Jarche

In the late 1990’s knowledge management was part of our solution suite at the Centre for Learning Technologies ( CLT via The Wayback Machine). The Centre for Learning Technologies is an applied research, consulting and resource centre for the use of new media in learning, knowledge management, and workplace performance support. I had turned my website into my knowledge base ( 2005 ) combining blogs, RSS and social bookmarks to help manage my knowledge flows.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow is back! It’s my one-stop-shop for keeping up with things that influence informal learning — and generally don’t show up on traditional learning sites. Why We Don’t Care About Information Overload - HarvardBusiness.org , December 8, 2009. The Two-Day Total Twitter Immersion - You Learn Something New Every Day , December 6, 2009. Tags: Informal Learning

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.

PKM – start small

Harold Jarche

delicious , diigo ) and bring them together with RSS and publish them to a central web page. Tags: Informal Learning Tony Karrer responded to my question yesterday on what aspects of PKM I should consider for the LearnTrends conference: Harold – my question is what organizations should be doing around this? What skill building? The challenge is that it’s personal and quite different based on roles. Going around and coaching seems too expensive.

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Twitter: more than what I’m having for breakfast

Harold Jarche

Twitter is a great source of information. An eclectic mix of tools, tips, information and ideas: sleslie how did I never know about the <acronym> tag? Dave_Ferguson RT @ levyj413 : “From 30,000 Feet to 3 Feet: Running a Federal Blog&# [link] <slideshare> kate__k Great patching-together of twitter, delicious and RSS: become a ‘twitterteacher’, too! - [link] - thanks @ thecleversheep. Tags: Informal Learning

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

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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learning pulse

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Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse June 12th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Cammy Bean is discussing the “ Shades of Instructional Design ” and Jonathan Atleson is blogging on the same topic about “ The various Roles of Instructional Design ” – make sure you don’t miss the comments Jay Cross is blogging about the session he led entitled “Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning”. Learn more about Dawn here.

Training Specialist

Clark Quinn

Saw a post by Matthew Franz - where he tells us - I don't get e-learning 2.0 - and it made me wonder if Franz is a training specialist - who's not looking at more than training as a model for learning. Here's what he said: I just don't get why folks are trying to lump in wikis, blogs, rss, etc. as "e-learning." RSS, Blog, Wikis, etc. are also tools, but think of the absurdity of making a big deal of Excel as an "e-learning 1.0 about learning?

learning pulse

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Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse February 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment eLearning Weekly : Blogging on the article “E-Learning NO How: 7 disastrous decisions sure to sink any e-learning implementation”. Will at Work Learning: Lists of Myths That the Business Side Has About Learning (according to learning professionals). Why Learning and Enterprise Content Management? Learn more about Dawn here.

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

on learning. One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 Seven Key Aspects of Learning 2.0 and Learning 2.0 You need to be prepared to apply learning 2.0 You need to be able to spot new kinds of opportunities that you might not have been involved in before (see Long Tail Learning ). In defense of the title - I still call it a Learning 2.0 learning 2.0)

Learning Pulse

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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.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

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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.) While there are countless articles about the future of the LMS, it was arguably George’s blog post titled Future of learning: LMS or SNS ?

Edublog Award Nominations

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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.

A few simple tools I want edu-startups to build

George Siemens

Basically, it combines your location with information layers. If I’m taking a course in political history, receiving in-context links and texts when I’m near an important historical site would be helpful in my learning. Mobile devices are critical in blurring boundaries: virtual/physical worlds, formal/informal learning. What he’s doing today will be prominent in edtech in a few years (if his early work with OLE (LMS), blogging, RSS, learning 2.0

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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.

welcome to xyleme insider!

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January 20th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Welcome to Xyleme Insider , our new and redesigned learning blog that has broadened its horizons to the whole new area of enterprise learning! Technorati Tags: content management system blog , learning blog , learning blogs Despoina News content management system blog , learning blog , learning blogs Comments (0) Trackbacks (0) Leave a comment Trackback No comments yet. Learn more about Dawn here.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

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Home > mobile learning > The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail April 13th, 2011 Goto comments Leave a comment While the focus of this post is not specifically Apple or the iPad, it’s almost impossible to talk about successful mobile strategies without recognizing that the iPad has created a transitional moment for the Learning & Development world. Learn more about Dawn here.

Google’s soft underbelly

Jay Cross

I’ve been using Feedburner, an online service that’s now part of Google, to offer RSS subscriptions to my blogs. Four months ago, the RSS feed associated with the Informal Learning Blog started to go haywire. I clicked Edit Feed Details and entered my RSS feed. I went to Feedburner to investigate. This returns an error; the message says my feed’s XML is invalid. I went to Feed Validator to see what’s wrong.

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Learning Pulse

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Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse October 30th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Harold Jarche is blogging about the future of the training department , briefly looking back at the pre-training age and then at how training has evolved after its invention in the 20th century. Learning technologies are not adopted similarly by all types of people. E-learning in the workplace used to be the preserve of the large corporate or public body”.

Learning Pulse

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Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse September 25th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Clark Quinn is brainstorming around how we really learn – versus how we are instructed. In his blog posting “Facilitating Learning” , he is explaining why the new role in the organization will be for ‘learning facilitation’ and not for ‘instruction’ or ‘training’. Interesting “Thoughts on New Learning” posting by George Siemens.

The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems

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Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems September 27th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Guest Post by Mark Hellinger, Xyleme President & CEO We all have read about how traditional manufacturing jobs are rapidly disappearing in the U.S. RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo!

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Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse May 27th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Tony Karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “ Become a chief meta-learning officer ” by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn. A nice description of the process undertaken when using the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) strategy to learning program development, by Michael Hanley. Learn more about Dawn here.

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

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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.

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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.

Five Myths of Social Learning

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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.

learning pulse

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Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse February 20th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment February’s collection, enjoy!: E-learning: the fad that’s lasted 30 years ”: Clive Shepherd is blogging about why e-learning is not a fad. In his blog posting Konrad Glogowsk i analyzes key findings of the Living and Learning with New Media (Ito, Horst, Bittani, et al., RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo!

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

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Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. While training departments have been busy spending ridiculous amounts of time and money converting these training materials to e-Learning, Steve Jobs has (surprise!)

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Publishing Your Way to Content Success

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It’s the same with developing learning content. What are the hard things in developing learning content? Learning Pulse Single-Source Learning Content Development… RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! She is Xylemes VP of Marketing, writes a lot about XML, learns a tremendous amount from the training community and hopes she’s adding some insight. Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

single-source learning content development…

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Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.

$1 million e-learning no more…

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Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. and ALSO get your first “iteration” on e-Learning, what you might refer to as “e-Learning Lite”. In the instructor-led version of the course, you might do a live demo but for the e-Learning you’d use a recorded demo.