How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 Interview.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

A philomath is a lover of learning. Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning!

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Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

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. Theory of Learning Networks.

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Learning is the new literacy. We learn enough to get our work done, but often do not take time to understand the underlying systems and logic. We have to take the time to keep learning. When was the last time you learned a new computer program? How do gamers learn?

A pause for reflection as I pass a Twitter milestone

Jane Hart

Over the weekend the number of followers on my Twitter account, @C4LPT, passed 10,000 – so a big thank you to all of you who follow this account! Although in principle, it covers a wide range of technologies, I have tended to specialize in the use of social media for learning.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. There's a lot to learn from that experience. eLearning Technology.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

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).

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Blog – Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , February 2, 2010. 5 Simple Twitter Listening Tips Every Marketer Should Know - ReadWriteWeb , February 2, 2010. Informal learning from the horse’s mouth - Informal Learning , February 3, 2010. Excellent Technical Resource for Mobile Learning - Workplace Learning Today , February 9, 2010.

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.

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. The Million Follower Fallacy: Audience Size Doesn’t Prove Influence on Twitter - ReadWriteWeb , March 19, 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.

@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

There used to be a time when I was very much in love with Twitter. It was quite an exhilarating experience being constantly exposed to some of the most amazing conversations and informal learning at its best. But then, after a short while, I started hating Twitter. And it totally hit me when I saw my all time favourite Twitter client ( Nambu ) disappear into thin air just because of that series of misbehaviours.

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. Blog – Why Incompetence Spreads Through Big Organisations - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , July 5, 2009. Blog – How to stage a revolution - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , July 12, 2009. 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals - Full Circle , July 3, 2009. Brain Surgery Using Sound Waves - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , July 20, 2009.

Informal Learning Flow

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Professional learning is increasingly driven by demand, not supply. You decide what you need or want to learn and you go get it when you feel like it. Since you chose your topic rather than being told, you’re more likely to retain information you find. In the realm of informal learning, I learn from David Weinberger, George Siemens, Nancy White, Ross Dawson, Mark Oehlert, Marcia Conner, and dozens of others. Need more information?

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. How Facebook and Twitter Are Replacing Blogging - Forbes.com: News , November 4, 2010. The Story Behind Twitter’s First Video Ad: 1 Million Views In One Day - Forbes.com: News , September 16, 2010. Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources - eLearning Technology , October 25, 2010.

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Learnscaping — taking a systems view of learning in an organization — necessarily addresses a broad array of topics and disciplines. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences. Twenty-One Top Twitter Tips - Forbes.com: News , August 1, 2009.

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. Informal learning shouldn’t mean we disregard what works effectively in a formal setting.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

Habit refers to the extent to which behavior has become automatic as a result of prior learning.” How habit limits the predictive power of intention: The case of information systems continuance,” MIS Quarterly (31:4), 2007, 705-737.

Twitter potpourri

Harold Jarche

I’m still figuring out how best to integrate Twitter to my personal knowledge management processes. c4lptnews Leveraging Human Networks to accelerate learning | CLO magazine. KathySierra Cut a few prime-time ads, use the money to hire fabulous usability & instructional design team to craft/implement a spectacular user learning “strategy&#. Composing Twitter messages using only brainwaves #learntrends - The Future?

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 In many cases, there can be significant work to design that kind of learning experience. What Training Costs Part I: Converting Content from ILT to WBT How long does it take to create learning? The one from Karl Kapp in Learning Circuits ( Time to Develop One Hour of Training ) would seem good to cite. I think the hour of learning does cloud the debate on pricing.

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? soluzioni #davos “… education is the engine nexus … technology is the flywheel …&# - Linda Lorimer. robpatrob Fast Forward guide to Twitter - all you need to know to convince a friend/boss/colleague is up now [link]. Tags: Informal Learning

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

I concluded that: Flipping conference presentations can vastly improve learning outcomes. The cliché is that you learn more in the hallways than in the classrooms. As in the workplace, informal learning at conferences has more impact than formal learning.

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

A personal learning journey

Harold Jarche

I became interested in knowledge management (KM) as I was introduced to it in the mid 1990’s while practising instructional systems design (ISD) and human performance technology (HPT) in the military. In the late 1990’s knowledge management was part of our solution suite at the Centre for Learning Technologies ( CLT via The Wayback Machine). I was also seeing the similarities with personal learning environments: PLE. personal learning environment.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. It’s still needs more, but represents a good starting point for review: eLearning Strategy (PDF) Elearning - A Primer Learning 2.0 Top-Down Strategy What does a real life e-learning strategy look like? eLearning Technology.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. Learning needs - differences between the learning needs or demand between “formal” and “social” learning (are some skills best learnt formally?),

Learning Pulse

Xyleme

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. Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter.

Learning Pulse

Xyleme

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”.

Under the radar: great technologies you could be using

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learning Technologies 2009. Learning technologies: the road ahead. Under the radar: great technologies that you could be using. Collaborative Learning; Blip.fm Twitter. Smart Search, e.g. Informal Learning Flow. Jay’s learning ecosystem. interface is my personal launch page, and it includes links to many of the technologies we’ll cover today. Track 1 Session 1.

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of the resources that I shared on Twitter and in my Pick of the Day in April. “Learning is active and most schooling is passive. Since school learning isn’t reinforced in real life, most of what’s learned is forgotten before it can be put to use.

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Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Geoffrey Moore’s analogy of “ crossing the chasm ” is that any new technology is quickly adopted by innovators and early adopters, but there is a chasm to cross in order to get the more pragmatic majority to adopt the new technology.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Open Learning Analytics: A proposal - George Siemens , December 10, 2011.

learning pulse

Xyleme

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.

JAY CROSS – Pushing the Envelope to the End

Charles Jennings

“It all boils down to learning, but not the sort of learning you experienced at school. No, this is learning as a life skill. You’re learning all the time, taking in new information and making sense of it. Jane has also done a great job curating Twitter condolences.

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. Learning Analytics 6. It may or may not involve learning.

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

If people learn as part of the workflow then this learning is more likely to impact performance in a positive way. The same study found employees with high exposure to on-the-job learning activities were 262% more engaged than those who had no exposure to on-the-job learning.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning. This has attracted a lot of interest, and I’ve been asked to talk more about the differences between “learning” in Stages 1-4 and Stage 5. LEARNING IN AN E-BUSINESS. E-Learning. Learning.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Magic and Fun with Emerging Technologies

John Hagel

» Magic and Fun with Emerging Technologies Magic and fun – those are two words most people do not associate with today’s corporations. I had the good fortune to attend Tim O’Reilly’s Emerging Technologies Conference in San Diego last week.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

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. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. Twitter Hacked, Defaced By “Iranian Cyber Army” (Developing) - TechCrunch , December 17, 200. Tags: Informal Learning