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Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

Last October I toured the expo associated with O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 One of the questions I was asking was about tracking the potential benefits of social media in the enterprise, particularly the outcomes of informal learning: rate of problem solving, products and services generated, etc. Conference, and had the chance again this week. Somehow, it didn’t feel as vibrant. Still, there were some interesting developments.

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Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 0 tools in learning by virtue of an extended comparison between those tools and Logo, the revolutionary e-learning system developed by Seymour Papert in the 1960s. His criticisms are directed mostly toward David Warlick and others who are advocating the 'revolutionary' use of Web 2.0 I think his criticisms are effective against the School 2.0 And I think that it is because the School 2.0

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Chief learning officers (CLO s) are dealing with organizations the same way they did 25 years ago—focusing on full-time employees. Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning (and author of the definitive book on the topic), Web 2.0, Jay spoke with Learning Executives Briefing about informal learning and the changing role of the CLO.

LearnTrends 2009: Balance, web 2.0, Internet Time Alliance, DAU

Jay Cross

Next up Deb Schwartz ( Altimeter Group ) and Jerry Michalski ( Sociate ) talked about the challenges and opportunities we confront with enterprise 2.0. I was already turning to others for help: Jane Hart for social learning and tools, Jon Husband for KM and competencies, Harold Jarche for open source and design, Charles Jennings for the major CLO’s view, and Clark Quinn for learning theory, m-learning, and serious games.

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. Top 10 Tools for Your Blog or Web Site. Understanding Web Operations Culture - the Graph & Data Obsession. A Guide to Social Learning. eLearning Learning and RSS.

Jay’s latest book focuses on social & informal learning in the cloud

Jay Cross

Subtitled Informal Learning in the Cloud , this edition focuses on social learning and implementing web 2.0 What can we do to improve this informal learning?…23. Rethinking Learning in Organizations…30. Informal Learning …36. Genesis of the Informal Learning Poster …37. Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer…93. Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies.121.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Top Tools For Tracking Topics on the Web - ReadWriteWeb , January 21, 2010. Open course-wars, redux… the real nastiness is elsewhere - Abject Learning , January 5, 2010. Do I Need to Know It, or Just How to Find It? - Workplace Learning Today , January 20, 2010. The K-factor Lesson: How Social Ecosystems Grow (Or Not) - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Informal learning is like that.

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Web 2.0, collective intelligence, and the future of learning

Jay Cross

Yesterday in the “Blogtropolis&# room at Web 2.0 We spent twenty minutes talking about building on-line communities, enterprise 2.0, coping with mind-blowing change, the relationship with informal learning, un-meetings, redefining the meaning of conference , and what I plan to discuss with corporate clients in the next two months. Expo , Chris Heuer signaled me to take a seat in the director’s chair alongside his for a chat.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. G et Out of the Training Business , my most recent column for Chief Learning Officer, called for the abolition of corporate training departments. Learning.

Informal Learning Blog » Too much technology

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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??,

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

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. What does a motivated group of self-learners need to know to agree on a subject or skill, find and qualify the best learning resources about that topic, select and use appropriate communication media to co-learn it? The Peeragogy Handbook.

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An unpredictable conversation about informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

An Informal Conversation about Informal Learning. You can’t get too formal when your topic is informal learning. Shortly after my book on informal learning came out, I told an audience, “I’m really glad to be here because I’m looking forward to hearing what I have to say.&# So join Mark Sylvester and me to listen in on an informal conversation later this week. Topics conversation will include: Informal Learning.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

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. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Choosing and subscribing to streams of information I’m interested in.

Roles in the ‘New’ Training Org

Dan Pontefract

I believe the traditional corporate university , or that of the old-fashioned Learning & Development Team, will morph itself into becoming a ‘Collaboration and Learning’ office of some sort in the not so distant future. Learning Asset Producer. Tech savvy; learning professional; flexible; nimble; succinct; thinks in nuggets. Takes orders to develop social/informal learning assets (nuggets of learning) but also teaches/assists others to do so.

Price of Working Smarter Goes Up March 16th

Jay Cross

Increasing profitability Informal Learning Just Jay Web 2.0Working Smarter , the 2010 Edition, is priced like lobster in an upscale restaurant. The price is whatever we feel like. Current price of hardcopy = $16 After March 16, $20. Current price of download = $10 After March 16, $16. Enlargement.

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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 learning management approaches that accelerate performance. Quality in eLearning (Bogota), LearnX (Melbourne), and Learning Technology (London). Interview.

Informal Learning - Let's Get Real

Tony Karrer

I recently read an article by George Siemens - Changing Models where he points to the changes that necessarily need to happen in our understanding of how to support learning. I think he's right on the money (as usual), but then he points out: ISD can be very effective for learning that has both a clear end outcome and process. Often, today's learning has neither. I've been trying to write ( Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Blogger/Blogspot Will Not Resolve To *.mil mil domains | Main | Quote of the Day » August 17, 2007 New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson I find it interesting that even as we stand hip deep in the curved corner and pastel colored waters of Web 2.0, well have 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) | Main | Presence and Learning (Ray Sims) » July 02, 2007 "Is Web 2.0 MSN article) Here is the shocking synopsis of this article : Security needs to be better in Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

Online Educa (4) Opening keynotes â?? Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Blog. In a matter of minutes, a curious child had discovered how to browse the web. At another location, a thirteen-year old learned to browse in eight minutes; by the end of the day, seventy children were browsing. Several weeks later, he returned to find that the children had learned anatomy. Half the instructions were wrong, but it did not matter; everyone learned nonetheless. He challenged the children to learn biotech.

Secrets of Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Learning Solutions Magazine. Working Smarter: Informal Learning in the Cloud by Jay Cross and Friends. Jay, with his colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance, has recently produced the 2010 version of his “unbook,” Working Smarter: Informal Learning in the Cloud. Among the topics often up for grabs lately are ideas around informal learning and the networked learning landscape of the 21 st century.

The Real Challenge around Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

The Real Challenge around Informal Learning Over the last few days I've had a blog conversation with Stephen Downes around what is informal learning: The Form of Informal - 2 More on the Form of Informal The Form of Informal The Paradox of Informal Learning (Form of Informal?) Instead, I've taken away something very important: Informal learning is like pornography I'll know it when I see it.

Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II

Tony Karrer

I've received quite a bit of input on my blog post Informal Learning - Let's Get Real. We want to figure out what the process and mechanisms should look like when we are going after Intentional Informal Learning. Interestingly, Stephen Downes' new presentation - e-Learning 2.0 - Why the New Tools includes a slide that quotes my blog post: I'm becoming convinced that folks in the informal learning realm are quite willing to live with "free range" learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates | Main | The Definitive iPhone eCard » July 14, 2008 SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations Ive posted before about how I think that much of the technical architecture that underpins the commercial e-learning marketplace is several years behind the 2.0 I do think that LETSI is trying to head down this road with their SCORM 2.0

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

In that first wave of eLearning, venture capitalists and the learning industry saw fortunes to be made by replacing instructors with computers. We thought we could take the instructors out of the learning process and let workers gobble up self-paced (i.e., “don’t expect help from us&# ) lessons on their own. Well-executed eLearning makes learning more accessible but it’s rarely going to double or triple one’s return on investment.

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

In that first wave of eLearning, venture capitalists and the learning industry saw fortunes to be made by replacing instructors with computers. We thought we could take the instructors out of the learning process and let workers gobble up self-paced (i.e., “don’t expect help from us&# ) lessons on their own. Well-executed eLearning makes learning more accessible but it’s rarely going to double or triple one’s return on investment.

The new workplace

Jay Cross

Six years ago few people believed that informal learning made much of a difference. Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. Informal learning tops many training department agendas. They’ve converted a few programs but they’ve failed to improve their learning ecosystems. We’ve shifted how we think about learning since the Informal Learning book came out.

Andy McAfee at DevLearn

Jay Cross

Harvard’s MIT’s Andy McAfee’s opening keynote was the perfect set-up for 2 1/2 days of exploring social learning at DevLearn. A ppropriately, he addressed how business is changing; he didn’t have to tell the 1,500 learning developers that they better get with the program. You’re not letting anything hold you back from hopping aboard the social/informal learning bandwagon, are you? Harvard B-School Professor Andy McAfee is a web 2.0

WordCamp!

Jay Cross

This is a WordPress blog, as is the Informal Learning Blog , the Learning Irregulars Blog , the togetherLearn Blog , and several blogs I keep to myself. Innovation Web 2.0WordCamp San Francisco is a conference organized by the creators of WordPress for users and developers. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. I am really looking forward to attending WordCamp this Saturday.

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

DevLearn marked a significant shift in the field of corporate learning. In today’s world, that means trusting workers to learn for themselves. Learning is mobile. Social/informal learning is crossing the chasm to mainstream acceptance. Without a doubt, Web 2.0 is having a tremendous impact on every aspect of our lives, including how we consume, play, work, learn, communicate, relate, participate, and more. Learning 2.0 Web 2.

10 pieces of advice on the web, workflow, & learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

After a lengthy hibernation, Learning Light ’s eLearning Centre rides again! From a press release yesterday: Learning Light has now launched the new look and feel e-learning centre. The e-Learning Centre is a free information resource for learning and development professionals and e-learning developers. Jay Cross pushes the envelope again on e-learning. Emergent learning a new view of e-learning. Web 2.0

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. Learning taints the conversation. I changed the name of my new book from Informal Learning in the Cloud to Working Smarter. Increasingly, learning takes place on the job. People who banter about Web 3.0

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Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

I learned a lot, including the insight not to do another one of these for free. Paul Lowe, course leader of the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, spontaneously gave a live web presentation on his use of blogs with his master’s students and shared what he had learned so far. blogs are ways of mapping the learning journey. Here are some other things I learned during those six weeks. tools for learning.

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Social media workshops

Harold Jarche

Focus: understanding web social media and how they can be used for training, education and personal learning. Topics: What is Web 2.0? Tools, techniques and resources for social learning on the web: e.g. social bookmarks, blogs, twitter. Focus: understanding web social media to connect with customers. Topics: What is Web 2.0? Web tools, techniques and resources for small businesses.

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. 12 Adoption Strategies for Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 in 2010 - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Why We Don’t Care About Information Overload - HarvardBusiness.org , December 8, 2009. Web 2.0

Don’t mistake this learning maelstrom for a mere conference

Jay Cross

I’m spending Wednesday at Web 2.0 This is the Web 2.0 I’m headed into an ultra-intense period of learning. Here was my take on last year’s 2008 Web 2.0 The learning bounty was great! Tags: Business learning Informal Learning Expo in San Francisco. I don’t think of it as “attending a conference.&#