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 main informal learning activities […]. Social learning

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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. What is Informal Learning?

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+. You learn by doing.

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. Social learning

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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Informal learning is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

see Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work ], so the work of the L&D department will be very different in different organisations, depending on the type of workers and work done. complexity Informal Learning Work

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction. These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Often this involves reducing artificial barriers between people so they can learn from each other.

The New Social Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The New Social Learning. A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media. He knew from experience that the way to sell the new learning is through examples rather than logic. People will post incorrect information. Our information is unique.

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts. This takes more than access to social networking tools, blogs, and wikis.

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. 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

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&#.

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.

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

Social learning in action at #elnil

Jane Hart

The topic was Making the most of informal learning. After a couple of Pecha Kucha presentations, Nic Laycock and I ran a session on Using social media in informal learning. Tweet. Picture of @brrough and @sarsentrekker tweeting away was taken by @mikecollins007.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

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.

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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.

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. ” -Albert Bandura, Social Learning Theory , 1977. Most organizations today have a 95% informal learning gap they are not addressing.

Learning by doing

Jay Cross

Informal Learning Social Learning

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.

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.

Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

We released our first white paper, on Social Learning , at the Collaborative Enterprise last week. For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. Courses, with their long development cycle, are inadequate to meet the learning and performance needs of those dealing with complexity. The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few.

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.

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.

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. Social learning can happen in both formal instruction and informally. However, reading a book alone may be informal, but not social.

Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning

Luis Suarez

it’s been a long while since last time that I participated on a Blog Carnival, specially around the topic of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Learning. We just can’t formalise what we don’t even know, i.e. how people learn while on the job.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social Learning: to be or not to be?

Jane Hart

The term Social Learning (big S, big L) has been used to describe the use of social media in learning for quite a few years now, so why we have seen the recent spate of blog postings expressing concern about the fact? and Learning 2.0. Tweet.

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.

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Workshop on putting informal learning to work

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’d leading a half-day workshop on how to implement informal learning the day before Online Educa in Berlin. For the main event , Charles Jennings and I are designing a two-day track titled Creating a New Era of Corporate Learning. How to put social learning into practice.

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.

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?

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Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

But as we all know, learning is evolving. Today, we keep hearing that formal presentations are out, that it’s all about informal learning, social learning and user-generated content. Also, I think “informal event&# is also somewhat of an oxymoron.