gaining insight through social and informal learning
MARCH 5, 2017
Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction. Subject matter experts are interviewed or observed, good practices are noted, and then training programs are designed to develop the skills that make up some or all of a job.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Learning is social.
it’s not a skills gap
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
The lack of skills is not the main problem facing most organizations today, in spite of what many managers and executives might say. Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion? Read more » ConnectedEnterprise Informal Learning PKMastery
Net Work Skills
MARCH 12, 2012
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.
Those hard soft-skills
AUGUST 8, 2011
Tweet Soft skills , especially collaboration and networking, will become more important than traditional hard skills. Smart employers have always focused more on attitude than any specific skill-set because they know they can train for a lack of skills and knowledge. Soft skills require time, mentoring, informal learning and management support. Soft skills for the networked workplace are foundational competencies.
learning in the network era
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. But throwing content at someone and hoping for learning to happen is not a good strategy. 9 ways to improve workplace learning. from training to social learning. digital workforce skills.
Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning
JULY 1, 2012
1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. And most importantly, support our informal professional development.
implementing a useful model – 70:20:10
JANUARY 14, 2016
The 70:20:10 framework is a useful model based on observations that generally, people learn 70% of what they need to do their job from experience. About 20% is learned from exposure to new tasks or environments. Only 10% is learned through formal education.
Social and Informal Learning : Pt 3 of the Four Greatest Challenges Series
MARCH 12, 2014
In some ways, social and informal learning can almost be seen like that. It is a fundamental part of what differentiates human beings from all other species, and yet if you went to a corporate learning conference, you would think that it had been invented two years ago and everyone was just about to implement it! If you seriously want learning to be seen as the domain and responsibility of everyone. What should the learning team do with these insights?
The rapidly changing workplace
MAY 25, 2014
8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? 9) We know what social and thinking skills are needed for complex contexts – we know how to hone these skills through practice. Social learning will be a major part of all work.
21st Century L&D Skills
AUGUST 8, 2010
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.
Learning by Osmosis
JUNE 24, 2013
I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. Learning therefore is part art and science. Learning by osmosis permits employees the opportunity to allow new ideas and concepts to fill our gaps through any type of passage or membrane. Related Posts: Learning 2.0
“you simply can’t train people to be social!”
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
In each case, implementation has boiled down to two components: individual skills & organizational support. I have also learned that changing work routines can be a messy process that requires significant time, much of it dedicated to modelling behaviours. .
sense-making with social media
MARCH 22, 2016
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. What do you do to make sense of your learning?
50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. We learn on the job to do the job.
Big Data at Google
JUNE 10, 2014
Students in school learn to give specific answers. They memorize and parrot back explicit information. We’re looking for people who have a variety of strengths and passions, not just isolated skill sets. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information.”. How much of your organization’s investment in L&D centers on developing people rather than teaching skills? Informal Learning ITAshare
Formalizing informal learning?
FEBRUARY 16, 2010
The Entreprise Collaborative has a new question , asking whether we can formalize informal learning. To me, it’s not about formalizing informal learning so much as explicitly supporting it versus ignoring it. Like the proverbial ’stuff’, informal learning happens. To me, it is more a matter of providing infrastructure to support informal learning, and facilitating informal learning as well.
Soft skills are foundational competencies
MARCH 2, 2009
Instead, we need to think about ways to rebuilt how talent is truly developed via connections to the resources at the edge, connections to different organisational competencies that plugs their gaps, connections that increases cognitive diversity and brings about unexpected learnings et al. Here’s another bit of speculation on workplace learning in ten years : Soft skills, especially collaboration and networking, will become more important than hard skills.
APRIL 28, 2012
This is why “perpetual Beta” informs all of my work. I’m now focused on working smarter , helping organizations integrate learning into the workflow, especially using social media. Informal Learning InternetTime PKM SocialLearning
We need more sandboxes
APRIL 11, 2013
Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. But people must acquire this skill somewhere. For that, we have a robust informal learning system that eschews grades, takes all comers, and is available even on holidays and weekends.
Connecting with Communities of Practice
JUNE 2, 2011
Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? Communities of Practice, supported by skilled community managers and appropriate knowledge-sharing tools can bridge these two areas.
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
DECEMBER 12, 2013
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. The host is the learning community itself.
The post-job economy
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Learning may be the work in the network age, but that does not mean that learning will get you the work. Much of my professional focus is about learning at work, and improving how people collaborate, cooperate and innovate in internet time. Informal Learning Learning Work
Training departments will shrink
JULY 20, 2011
Tweet The Epic social learning debate for Summer 2011 states: “This house believes that as social learning grows, so the requirement for traditional training departments shrinks.. For thousands of years people have developed work skills through apprenticeship.
How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)
AUGUST 31, 2012
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. Putting a learning platform in place.
Network Learning: Working Smarter
OCTOBER 22, 2010
Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968).
JANUARY 16, 2013
Intro: If you want to learn how to fix a pipe, solve a partial differential equation, write software, you are seconds away from know-how via YouTube, Wikipedia and search engines. Learning is a social, active, and ongoing process. From Peer Learning to “Peeragogy”.
Take off those rose coloured glasses
MAY 1, 2012
Training is only 5% of organizational learning , but for a long time this small slice has been the primary focus of most Learning & Development (L&D) departments. The other 95% was just taken care of by the informal networks in the organization. Enable Learning.
It’s time to focus on your LQ
MAY 30, 2012
Learning is everywhere in the connected workplace. However, many of us have relegated our own learning to the specialists over the years – teachers, instructors, professors. We’re not used to handling all of this learning on our own.
MOOCs = Skinner’s Box 2.0?
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
The teacher will uncloak soon to reveal an interdisciplinary approach where students select what to learn from Open Education resources. Learning is experiential and self-directed. Lots more to come… Informal Learning ITAshare Meta-Learning MOOCs Stoos
Shifting to Net Work
APRIL 4, 2012
However, a key to long term success in learning and working in a post-industrial society is connecting these global learning networks with one’s local community. Informal Learning InternetTime SocialLearning Wirearchy
the secret of freedom
DECEMBER 26, 2016
I think there is probably more only because there are more sources of information. Propaganda: “ Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.” To develop these skills, questioning must be encouraged.
Working Smarter, one day at a time
MARCH 31, 2011
Tweet Yesterday we hosted a conversation on social learning and working smarter, facilitated by the folks at Citrix and the eLearning Guild. In Jane’s social learning community a few comments arose about the lack of interaction. Bandura’s Social Learning Theory.
50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
The 20 percent: learning through others. Learning is social. People learn with and through others. Conversations are the stem cells of learning. The kids will learn a lot more this way. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning.
MARCH 3, 2011
For March the LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? Could you do this with informal or social learning?
Re-reading A New Culture of Learning
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 13, 2011
A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas. These paragraphs lept out and grabbed me: Peer-to-Peer Learning. Learning from others is neither new nor revolutionary; it has just been ignored by most of our educational institutions. Informal Learning
After-Christmas Sale: Informal Learning
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JANUARY 2, 2010
New Year’s Resolution: Use informal learning to improve organizational performance in 2010. Informal Learning is on sale at Amazon for $18.18. Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance.
How to shorten time-to-proficiency
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Workers master a skill by starting with the basics, the bulk of which is formal and explicit. Enough rubs off that the novices learn experientially. Experience is the crucible where explicit knowledge is learned. Complexity Informal Learning
MARCH 17, 2010
The term personal knowledge management (PKM) isn’t about management in a business sense but rather how we can manage to make sense of information and experience in our electronic surround. Knowledge – connecting information to experience (know what, know who, know how).
The Other 90% of Learning
AUGUST 3, 2012
Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. They learn about twice as much from those conversations compared to structured courses and programs. It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal. As Charles Handy has written, “Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.”. Learning is social. Informal Learning