Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The results show that there are nowmany interpretations of the term informal learning – from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning. The main informal learning activities […]. Social learnin

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Informal Learning Center

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Formal training and workshops account for only 5% to 20% of what people learn from experience and interactions. Order the Informal Learning book or read a summary or download the Informal Learning Poster. What is Informal Learning? Start with these: What’s informal learning?

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Informal learning is

Harold Jarche

Stephen Hart has a good series of quotes on informal and social learning on his website. Informal LearningSometimes the right quote gets the message across faster than a long explanatory paragraph.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Hands-on experiential learning. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. The month-long event is appropriate for decision-makers, designers, CLOs, innovation leaders, managers of communications, and others who want to accelerate learning in their organization. You learn by doing.

Informal Learning in the Workplace Survey

Jane Hart

I am working with the E-Learning Guild on a research project about the current state of informal learning in the workplace. What types of informal learning are going on inside your organization? Please share your insight by completing the Informal Learning in the Workplace survey. Social learning The results of this survey will be analyzed and shared [.].

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The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. Social learning

Informal learning is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

Tweet In Part 2 of Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does , my colleague Jane Hart uses a very helpful diagram created by a previous colleague of mine, Tom Gram : Tom Gram’s diagram [reproduced below] shows that “ most work requires a combination of knowledge work and routine work. Supporting informal learning and helping connect tacit knowledge in the enterprise are now business imperatives, not just something extra.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 10 Ways to Build Social Media Expertise Using Personal Web Projects - HarvardBusiness.org , February 2, 2010. Intel’s Social Media Training - HarvardBusiness.org , February 3, 2010. Exploring Why Social Business Will Drive 21st Century Enterprises - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Tags: General Informal Learning

You can’t manage informal learning – only use of informal media

Jane Hart

Recently I’ve been reading more and more blog posts and articles that talk of how to “manage informal learning”, so I thought it was time for another post of my own that tries to explain how this is actually misleading, and in fact misses the big picture in terms of the importance of informal learning in the workplace, and L&D’s role in supporting it. Social learning

The New Social Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The New Social Learning. A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media. Yesterday afternoon, an acquaintance who was appointed chief learning officer of one of the UK’s major banks three weeks ago asked me where to find some great examples of social & informal learning. He knew from experience that the way to sell the new learning is through examples rather than logic. People will post incorrect information.

An 8 Year-Old Does Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

I’ ve got a story to share for any education institution at any level out there that believes learning isn’t part formal, informal and social. This past Sunday, around 3:30pm in the afternoon, the 8 year-old cracks open a formal learning asset (a book on science experiments) and shouts, “Hey Cate, let’s do an experiment.”. So far, if you’re keeping track, we have a formal learning asset (the book) being used in the learning cycle.

Open social learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Four-minute interview with Jay at VI International Seminar of the UNESCO chair in e-Learning on “Open Social Learning&# , of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona. Tags: Informal Learning

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Social Media Bubble - HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein - Donald Clark Plan B , March 6, 2010. Elements for Constructing Social Learning Environments - Workplace Learning Today , March 16, 2010.

Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need

Harold Jarche

Telling people that we can “formalize informal learning&# is a not so subtle way of saying, “it’s OK, you don’t have to make any fundamental changes to the way you’ve been been doing training & development for the past half century&#. I asked the question in February’s eCollab Blog Carnival , with tongue very close to my cheek, because I knew it would stimulate discussion on the role of informal learning in workplace performance.

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. I’ve been ranting about informal and computer-supported learning in organizations for twelve years now. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning. Google “informal learning jay cross;&# go to the Informal Learning Page , for an overview and links. (20 Connie: What is your definition of informal learning?

Social learning is real

Harold Jarche

Once again, I’m learning from my colleagues, as yesterday I realized how important self-direction is in enabling social learning. Now I’m picking up on Jay’s post on Social Learning Gets Real and see how it connects to Jane’s observations. Jay has described several aspects of the future of social learning (below) and they map to the matrix (farther down) I created based on Jane’s five types of social learning.

Diffusion of social learning

Harold Jarche

Paul makes an excellent comment to my article on social learning in the enterprise that Jon Husband kindly posted for me on the FASTForward Blog: I see the critical aspect to social learning to be ‘diffusion’. There is a lot to unpack from this paragraph and it highlights many of issues around learning in the enterprise. Redundancy comes to mind as a principal for supporting social learning diffusion.

Thinking through social learning

Clark Quinn

In preparation for our webinar with Citrix and the eLearning Guild, I’ve been thinking through the benefits of learning socially, specifically for formal learning. And you submit it, say, in formal learning, and eventually may get feedback from an instructor. That, to me, is the power of social learning. As Jay Cross says , the most powerful learning technology is conversation. social

Social learning in action at #elnil

Jane Hart

The topic was Making the most of informal learning. During the morning and the first part of the afternoon, we listened to 4 speakers with interesting informal learning stories to tell – and there was also a lively backchannel on Twitter to keep those outside the room up to speed with what was happening. After a couple of Pecha Kucha presentations, Nic Laycock and I ran a session on Using social media in informal learning. Tweet.

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. Budget cuts, staff reductions, travel embargos, and facility consolidation have left many chief learning officers and learning professionals clamoring for the emergency brake. Add to this the rising inferno (and demand) of social media, informal learning, and anything to do with a 2.0

Social learning is for human work

Harold Jarche

The learning imperative for the new workplace is not to know more stuff, because software can do that for us, but to become more human. Social learning will help us collaborate and cooperate in doing customized work, requiring thinking and building skills in order to innovate and craft unique products and services. ” -Albert Bandura, Social Learning Theory , 1977. Most organizations today have a 95% informal learning gap they are not addressing.

Where Social Learning Thrives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A social learning culture requires design, training, guidance, leadership, monitoring and celebrating successes, large and small. Some will think it impossible for a whole culture to shift from fear-based fixes to joy-based learning, from coercion to inspiration. Tags: Informal Learning Read this inspiring Fast Company blog post by Marcia Conner. She nails what I have been calling learnscaping.

Learning by doing

Jay Cross

Informal Learning Social Learning

Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working Webinar

Jane Hart

Free Webinar: Wednesday, March 30 at 6 PM (GMT) / 1 PM (EDT) / 10 AM (PDT) / Do you have burning questions about social learning, web 2.0 Want to find out how other organizations are grappling with the culture, politics and governance of implementing informal learning? and working smarter? The five members of Internet [.]. Webinar

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Yesterday on video I heard myself stumbling to describe the April 21 session of Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. I said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. This new learning is strategy, not support. The focus is shifting from the workshop to the workplace, from courses to conversations, from classrooms to learning environments, and from events to on-going processes.

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. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Dan takes the logic further than I did last week in my post on how to assess learning initiatives. Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop&# ) to processes (think “social learning&# ). Kirkpatrick is about push, not pull, learning.

Getting Social Learning

Harold Jarche

We were discussing social learning yesterday and I think it boils down to this: We are all inter-connected because. — It’s called social learning. Tags: Communities Informal Learning InternetTime technology has enabled communication networks on a worldwide scale, so that systemic changes are sensed almost immediately, which means that reaction times and feedback loops have to be better, therefore.

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Hire Smarter with Social Media - HarvardBusiness.org , July 13, 2009. 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals - Full Circle , July 3, 2009. Seven e-Learning and Teaching Resources - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. In Defense of Social Media (At Least Some Of It) - OReilly Radar , July 1, 2009. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Top Posts.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? 100 bucks says you learned to speak colloquially by hearing the speech of your family and friends and following suit. This method of learning is called informal learning. Sometimes it is referred to as social learning. How an LMS Encourages Informal Learning.

Notes on social learning in business

Harold Jarche

We just finished a month-long workshop at the Social Learning Centre which involved over 50 participants from many countries. The workshop was on social learning in business , and followed on from previous ones like the PKM workshop on individual, informal learning, and the Training to Performance Support workshop on tools that can often replace instruction. Social learning can happen in both formal instruction and informally.

Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

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.

Social Learning Gets Real

Jay Cross

Hence, I expect us to start helping groups learn to perform instead of individuals. From: to… Related posts: What is informal learning? Excerpt from Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance. My thanks to Mark Oelhert (our counselor at Social Learning Camp ) for helping me sharpen my focus. Tags: Community Management Innovation Meta-Learning The Future dl09

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. Together these social signals indicate that the content is likely of higher quality (or at least of higher interest). Hot List on Informal Learning. A Guide to Social Learning. social. eLearning Learning and RSS.

Une interview de Jay Cross, l’auteur d’Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Jay Cross, Chief Scientist à l’ Internet Time Group, est l’auteur de Informal Learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance (NDT: Apprentissage informel: A la redécouverte des voies naturelles inspirant l’innovation et la performance), publié en 2006. Tags: Informal Learning Une interview. Par Harold Jarche (Traduction Thierry de Baillon). Mercredi 17 Février 2010 13:21.

moving beyond training

Harold Jarche

Working smarter means that everyone in an organization learns from experience and shares with their colleagues as part of their work. We cannot know in advance and prepare formal instruction for everything that people need to learn on the job today. This is the social learning workshop.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does ) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning. I suggested this means a move from a “Command and Control” approach to an “Encourage and Engage” approach to Workplace Learning. Traditional workplace learning.

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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.) in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

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. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. Making social learning work.

PKM: our part of the social learning contract

Harold Jarche

Why is social learning important? With social learning, everyone contributes to collective knowledge and this in turn can make organizations and society more effective in dealing with problems. How does personal knowledge management relate to social learning? PKM is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information, observations and ideas. As knowledge workers or citizens, PKM is our part of the social learning contract.

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” Learning and self-expression are exploding. The changes we are seeing in Workplace Learning are of course just one part of the changes we are seeing in businesses as whole.

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. There's a lot to learn from that experience. For flow learners with flow learning goals, this likely worked quite well.

The New Social Learning – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet Let me say just two words about The New Social Learning by Marcia Conner & Tony Bingham – buy it. This book covers not only the why of social media for learning but also the how, with plenty of examples and case studies. The book starts with just enough theory to cover the rationale of why networked learning is so powerful and includes detailed notes and references for those who want to dig further.

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