finding and sharing information

Harold Jarche

One of the challenges we face in our professional and personal lives is making sense of the flow of information that passes by us each day and then aligning that with our current priorities and challenges. The image below shows how information and knowledge can flow when people develop filters to seek information, take time and effort to make sense of it, and then share appropriately, often adding value to what they share. Machine filters allow information to be pushed to us.

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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. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning. spot the fakes, e.g. “managing informal learning”. prepare a business case for that informal learning project. Informal Learning Just Jay

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nature favours large social groups that network their information

Harold Jarche

She favors humongous social groups that network their information so well that they form a high-powered collective intelligence, a group brain.

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Informal Learning in Belarus

Jay Cross

Belarus has gotten the word about informal learning. Informal Learning If they can do it, you can do it! ?? ?????? ???? ??????, ?????? 10–15 % ????????????? ?????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????????, ? ?????????

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 […].

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

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%. People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.

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. Order the Informal Learning book or read a summary or download the Informal Learning Poster. What is Informal Learning? Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, impromptu way most people learn to do their jobs. Informal learning is like riding a bicycle: the rider chooses the destination and the route.

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.

Informal Learning on Google Books FREE

Jay Cross

Informal Learning is available via Google Books. Informal Learning Just Jay Read a couple of chapters for free.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. It’s not that informal learning support is better than anything instructional design can deliver, it’s really a question of time. Informal LearningTake a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton. People don’t pay attention to knowledge until they actually need it.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Retreat for CLOs, HR directors, planners, and policy makers on the philosophy of informal learning, the change management process required to support it, and the corporate culture that fosters its success. Introduction to informal learning.

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Aprendizado informal

Jay Cross

Last Tuesday I delivered a workshop in Sao Paulo on informal learning to clients of fast-moving Brasilian learning company Affero. I’ll let the graphic recorders tell the story. Just Jay

Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70 and 95% of workplace learning [USBLS: 70%; Raybould: 95%; EDC: 70%; CapitalWorks: 75%; OISE: 70%; eLG: 70%; Allen Tough: 80%]. According to Gary, as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. Informal LearningI was talking to a financial advisor at a bank the other day and I asked her what kind of professional development she did.

Information is the opposite of information

David Weinberger

The ordinary language use of “information” in some ways is the opposite of the technical sense given the term by Claude Shannon — the sense that kicked off the Information Age. Shannon’s information is a measure of surprise: the more unexpected is the next letter a user lays down in Scrabble, the more information it conveys. ” The more surprising the news is, the more important the information is.

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Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. When they’re practitioners in the area, they’re much more likely to want the resources ‘to hand’: job aids, information, wizards, etc. The latter, resources and people, are to them informal learning.

Fuelled by Informal learning

Harold Jarche

This interconnected world sure makes it easy to learn informally though. From Twitter , I was led to an excellent overview of how the Fukushima Daiichi reactor works at Why I am not worried … which is now being hosted by MIT’s Nuclear Information Hub : The solid fuel pellet (a ceramic oxide matrix) is the first barrier that retains many of the radioactive fission products produced by the fission process. Informal Learning

I wouldn’t call it informal learning

Jay Cross

If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t call it Informal Learning. Synonyms for informal include breezy, colloquial, down home, folksy, improv, intimate, laidback, loose, low-pressure, natural, off-the-cuff, relaxed, spontaneous, sporty, throwaway, unceremonious, unconventional, unfussy, unofficial, unrestrained, urbane, without ceremony. Better I should have talked about Experiential Learning , for that’s the informal learning with the most impact.

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

I fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? While it took six years to arrive, informal learning has become L&D’s flavor of the day. Numerous consultants are offering to help manage informal learning. (It You nurture informal learning; micro-managing chokes it off.). A brief quiz tells you whether your organization needs to adopt formal or informal approaches.

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 6: Knowledge and information – always needing more?

Dave Snowden

Notably, there are fewer indications that experts are a principal or primary source of information and awareness in stories. People were not asked about their trusted or preferred sources of knowledge or information, just what the source of knowledge in the stories was.

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Getting Pragmatic About Informal

Clark Quinn

In my post on reconciling informal and informal, I suggested that there are practical things L&D groups can do about informal learning. So, the L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks. I’ve detected a fair bit of concern amongst L&D folks that this threatens their jobs, and I think that’s misplaced.

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Jay’s Informal Learning Super Deck

Jay Cross

This deck is my starting point when I’m asked to do a presentation about informal learning. about informal learning than you did on the way in. Informal Learning informal informal learning informlSome of these 350 slides are eight years old; most are less than 24 months. Flip through the slides. I guarantee you’ll end knowing more. On my Walkabout I am experimenting with openness. I’m going to be much more open.

Informal learning, the 95% solution

Harold Jarche

Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. Supporting informal learning at work is not as clear-cut as something like ISD. There are methods from knowledge management, organizational development and human performance technology, for example, that are quite useful in supporting informal learning. Today there is no agreed-upon informal learning design methodology. Informal Learning

Information fertiliser

Euen Semple

Thought you might enjoy this paragraph from the chapter in my book exhorting people to resist tidying up their information: Finding the good stuff is one of the functions of bloggers. Information rag and bone men who curate the weak signal and the long tail. Why not apply this to information and knowledge? Pile more rubbish on the bits of the garden you want to grow and employ gardeners who tend and care for your baby shoots rather than disinfecting your information spaces

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Informing the peace makers

Dave Snowden

One of the principles of managing a complex adaptive system is the need for fast feedback loops. In my second posting on narrative and conflict management I want to address that in the context of negotiation. Now while my mind is on national level conflict, the same principles apply to service negotiation at a company level without the nature of major changes in the process.

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Informal Learning for people in a hurry

Jay Cross

Need to get your arms around the essence of informal learning in business in a hurry? Try these ten: The Informal Learning Poster. What’s informal learning? (in Informal learning in a nutshell. Bringing Informal Learning Up To Date. Controversy over Informal Learning. Informal LearningZoom for detail. in under 3 minutes). Realtime learning in realtime business. The New Workplace. Change or Die. A Natural Way of Learning.

Junky Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Informal Learning1-800-GOT-JUNK (“Junk”) came by Internet Time Lab to pick up 24 months of trash. The two thirty-somethings who showed up were pleasant, hard-working, and efficient. One fellow liked his job because it fix his life as a musician. For seven years, he has worked at Junk six months and then taken off to play music for six months. “It works for me; it works for them.”

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? QUESTION: How do you know learning on the job is 80% informal? The important thing is that informal learning is too important to overlook. QUESTION: Do you want a doctor or pilot who learned informally? Can informal learning do any worse?

Complexity, Information, and Education

George Siemens

I’m in Rijeka, Croatia. It’s my first visit hear and it’s a beautiful country. The scenery is spectacular. Unfortunately, most of my time has been spent in a hotel room writing and getting caught up on email/work, etc. Wasn’t traveling fun *before* we could take our work with us?! I’ve uploaded the slides from my presentation this morning: Croatia: CARNET. View more presentations from gsiemens

Informal Snake Oil

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I watched vendors hi-jack the term eLearning, and I don’t want to see it happen to social or informal learning. In additional to social learning , vendors are claiming to provide informal learning. Informal Learning in a Nutshell gives my definition of informal learning. They discover how to do their jobs through informal learning: talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Related: The Informal Learning Page.

The origins of information

David Weinberger

As Paul Edwards explains in his wonderful The Closed World , information theory grew in part out of work done during WWII to develop a vocabulary of words sufficiently distinctive that they could be differentiated over the uproar of battle. The demand for discernible difference (= information) has led us to to see language as code, to denature qualities, and to count that which gets in the way of clarity as noise. “You can ring me here tonight from Finland.

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Informed consent for human sensors

David Weinberger

Friend (CEO at that same outfit) write about a project in which users of a health monitoring app have given informed consent to have their data made available to other researchers. How to get informed consent via an app? The post Informed consent for human sensors appeared first on Joho the Blog In a post at Nature Biotechnology , John Wilbanks (Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks) and Stephen H.

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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. The results of this survey will be analyzed and shared [.]. Social learning

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Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? In this case, the “something new&# is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked? Create information and easily. information. Pull together information from. Augmented reality, information. integrated with other information sources. Information splicing.

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Hangout on Implementing Informal Learning this Saturday

Jay Cross

Why isn’t L&D supporting informal learning? Informal learning is important. In the current issue of Chief Learning Officer , IDG’s Cushing Anderson reports that these CLOs think “informal learning deserves more attention because it reflects the real world outside the classroom and knowledge that is more applicable to tasks.” (It’s The CLOs reported “…there is little knowledge about how exactly to support informal learning.”. Informal Learning

Formalizing informal learning?

Clark Quinn

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. Are you formalizing informal learning?

Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

But coherence is a personal thing – it’s about how *we* connect information elements and how we use artifacts and narratives to share that coherence. The information foraging model is one approach to consider – as detailed in this presentation: Information Foraging If educators want to move away from broadcast models of teaching, the obvious questions arises “how are we supposed to teach and how will students learn?&#.

Informal learning masterclass video

Jay Cross

Two weeks ago, I led a half-day masterclass on informal learning and 70:20:10 for staff and customers of the Dutch high-tech consultancy Ordina. That’s the basis for informal learning — trusting people to do the right thing, to go after it for themselves and take responsibility. Informal learning in a nutshell is giving control to the learner and setting up an environment that encourages experimentation and discovery.”

The experiential informal learning workshop

Jay Cross

Informal LearningFirst come, first served. Workshop announcement and pre-registration are here.

Informal Learning Revisited

Jay Cross

Six years ago I wrote Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance. This is the first in a series of posts about what informal learning is and how to put it into practice. Synopsis of Informal Learning. The book made the case that most learning about how to do a job is informal. An organization that fails to address informal learning leaves a tremendous amount of learning to chance. Formal and informal learning.

Informal learning: the real deal. Free.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Many vendors claim to offer informal learning, or even “informal learning management&# without having changed anything beyond the words in their advertising. Informal Learning: Five Ways to Do More with Less. We’ll be going right back to the basics: • What is Informal Learning? Assess when and where Informal Learning is appropriate. • Compelling reasons to invest in Informal Learning. Examples on how to apply Informal Learning.

Ignoring Informal

Clark Quinn

Overall, there seems to be no awareness of the whole thrust of social and informal learning. Ok, so Jay’s book on Informal Learning is relatively new, and the concrete steps may still be being sorted out, but there’s a lot there. Rather than do a performance improvement intervention, they realized that another opportunity would be to start putting up information and inviting others to contribute.

[2b2k][liveblog] Wayne Wiegand: Libraries beyond information

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. For most of its history, library info science discourse has focused on what was “useful knowledge” in the 19th century, “best books” in the 20th century, or what we now call “information.” “To categorize these activities as information gathering fails to appreciate the richness” of the meaning of the library for these places.