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  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2007
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Informal Learning: Show me the money.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Information] MOOCs = Skinner’s Box 2.0?
    Lots more to come… Informal Learning ITAshare Meta-Learning MOOCs StoosA radical high school teacher came up with the title. Last year his class ran under his experimental class operating system in stealth mode. Howard Rheingold, Jerry Michalski, and others, myself included, have dropped by. The teacher will uncloak soon to reveal an interdisciplinary approach where students select what to learn from Open Education resources. Learning is experiential and self-directed.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [Information] Informal learning from the horse’s mouth
    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. Google “informal learning jay cross;&# go to the Informal Learning Page , for an overview and links. (20 The interview: Connie: A funny thing happened while we were learning informally. In fact, the buzz about informal learning seems to grow every day.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [Information] The Educational T
    To shift to the ‘connected learning’ model, where learning is part formal, informal and social, education purists might assist the overall evolution of the industry (from antiquated to purposeful) by employing the use of The Educational T. Conversely, with the introduction of social and informal learning, many are worried formal learning opportunities such as eLearning and classroom instructor-led, will disappear.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Information] Shifting to Net Work
    Informal Learning InternetTime SocialLearning WirearchyTweet Our first Net Work Literacy session ends this week. There were several reasons why Jane Hart and I decided to offer this two-week online programe. The idea first came to me as I realized how many of my clients and colleagues were not as connected as they could be, too often wasting their time on routine things and not building networks that could help them get work done.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Information] Vendor-neutral
    I remember when we ran our informal learning unworkshops in 2006 while the major enterprise software vendors ignored us or privately told us there was no market for this stuff. Communities Informal Learning SocialLearningTweet Yes, I have called software vendors snake oil sellers. Last year I wrote , “Now social learning is being picked up by software vendors and marketers as the next solution-in-a-box, when it’s more of an approach and a cultural mind-set.&#
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010
    [Information] Free webinar on informal learning
    UMBC’s ISD Now Webinar Series — Informal Learning: 5 Ways to do More with Less, April 20, 2010. UMBC’s ISD Now Webinar Series is UMBC’s ISD Graduate Program’s newest online platform to share ideas and information on topics related to business, organizational productivity and workplace learning and performance. Guest speaker, Jay Cross, will discuss Informal Learning: 5 Ways to do More With Less. Join Us and Discover: What is Informal Learning?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
    [Information] Informal Learning Flow
    I've always been a big believer in the value and power of informal learning. Over the past few years, I've written quite a few posts about informal learning. is one part of systematizing support for informal learning. The person I most associate with informal learning is Jay Cross. And I'm happy to announce that he's working with me to help bring together resources via the Informal Learning Flow. Go to the site and click on a concept, say, informal learning.
  • MARTIJN LINSSEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Information] Mark Zuckerberg no longer a social norm
    why not both Home About Contact Friday, 21 January 2011 Mark Zuckerberg no longer a social norm A few days ago Mark Zuckerberg was offered another podium at San Franciscos Crunchie Awards , where he dared to state that privacy was no longer a social norm "People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people," he said. Business or Pleasure? -
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [Information] Ignoring Informal
    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.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Information] Simplifying Learning
    Design Informal LearningIdeas from Jane Hart’s online chat on June 4 in the Social Learning Centre. Q1) Harold in his blog post says ”For too long our organizations have suffered from the disease of complication. It’s time to simplify.” Let’s look at how we can simplify learning solutions. How can we help people keep up to date with what’s happening INSIDE their organisation – in simple ways?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007
    [Information] Numbers and Informal Learning
    Donald Clark has been discussing in the LCB The Numbers Behind Informal & Formal Learning and also on TrDev. I'm a little surprised that Donald didn't correct the graph which shows that 67% of learning comes from informal - which is based on some faulty analysis. I guess I would ask: How much time do YOU spend working on improving the informal learning in your organization?
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
    [Information] Survey on Extreme or Informal Learning
    From my pal Curt Bonk at Indiana University: My research team and I from the Instructional Systems Technology Department at Indiana University are conducting a study titled, “Collecting Stories of Extreme or Informal Learning.” I’m finishing up my next book, Informal Learning in Business. Informal Learning
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
    [Information] Working Smarter, one day at a time
    More to follow … Informal Learning InternetTime Performance Improvement SocialLearningTweet Yesterday we hosted a conversation on social learning and working smarter, facilitated by the folks at Citrix and the eLearning Guild. We all enjoyed the hour long session and participants will be sent the link to the recording by Citrix. In Jane’s social learning community a few comments arose about the lack of interaction.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2006
    [Information] Learnlets » Designing Informal
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
    [Information] The business of information
    I have been discussing business models for information-based businesses and in those talks realized how Tim Kastelle’s Aggregate, Filter, Connect model makes good sense. If you’re in the information or knowledge business, which is any media company, then it’s exceptionally important to master each of these three processes. You need to aggregate from your network and your suppliers in order to have access to just-in-time as well as just-in-case information.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
    [Information] [2b2k] How much information
    The latest issue of Science (April 1, DOI: 10.1126/science.1200970) has an article (protected by copyright from your prying eyes) by Martin Hilbert and Priscilla Lopez about the increase in information from 1986-2007. Or, to be more exact, here’s the abstract: We estimated the world’s technological capacity to store, communicate, and compute information, tracking 60 analog and digital technologies during the period from 1986 to 2007.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010
    [Information] The business of information
    This has shifted our relationship with information because we can find most information we need for free. I wrote earlier this year about the changing information business. There was less information available online for free. The challenge for Janet (and all of us in the custom information business) is figuring out the 90% that we should give away for free and the 10% that has market value and that we can charge for.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2006
    [Information] The Form of Informal
    The words 'formal' and 'informal' are used in distinct senses. In one sense, something is 'formal' or 'informal' according to whether it forms some part of a recognition infrastructure - the system of classes, programs and institutions that constitute our certificate and degree granting structure. What complicates the matter is that the criticism - 'how can somebody write a book about informal learning' misses the mark in both senses.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009
    [Information] ASTD groks informal learning
    Informal Learning was the theme of Tony Bingham’s keynote presentation at ASTD’s International Conference and Exhibition in Washington this month. To my surprise, he brought up a recent article I wrote for CLO magazine on the importance of making connections. Here’s a recording of Tony’s presentation.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [Information] Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog
    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. Power of informal learning in developing managers. Informal Learning and the Transfer of Learning: How Managers Develop Proficiency MORE. Tags: Informal Learning
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Information] Oxford Debate on Informal Learning
    A couple of years ago, several of us traveled to Oxford to debate whether Informal Learning was style or substance. Related: The debate over informal learning. eLearn Magazine: The Oxford Union Debate on Informal Learning, Style or Substance? Substance won out 5:1. Here’s a brief excerpt of my position. Just Jay
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010
    [Information] March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist
    Best of Informal Learning Flow. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010. Informal Snake Oil - Informal Learning , March 1, 2010. Tags: Informal Learning March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Social Media Bubble - HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
    [Information] Informal vs. Illegal
    They are therefore better described as “informal&# rather than “illegal.&#. Fukuyama goes on to unpack what he means by “informal&# : The rule of law exists in places like Mexico, Colombia and El Salvador; the problem is that access to the legal system tends to be a privilege of the well-to-do. In many Latin American countries, as much as 70%-80% of the population lives and works in the informal sector.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [Information] Informal, Social, Wirearchical Business
    The shift can be seen in daily events and in the ways peoples’ working lives and behaviours are changing, in the ways they are becoming more or less well-informed, and in consumption patterns for much of what they are buying and using. Social and informal learning are not just feel-good notions, but have a real impact on an increasingly intangible business environment, as Jon Husband & Jay Cross wrote: In the network era, things you can’t see are more valuable than things you can.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
    [Information] Sense-making with PKM
    We constantly go through a process of looking at bits of information and trying to make sense of them by adding to our existing knowledge or testing out new patterns in our sense-making efforts. The Web has given us more ways to connect with others in our learning but many people only see the information overload aspect of our digital society. As years of sorting, categorizing and making explicit develop into a large amount of information we can begin to see its value.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013
    [Information] 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)
    Facilitated mentoring — planned, guided and evaluated — is typically more successful than informal sessions. Here’s my informal take on what’s going on: The 70:20:10 Forum will launch in March 2013! Member benefits will include the latest research, papers and case studies; thought-leader webinar events; selected publications and an insight-rich newsletter, making it the most useful and up-to-date 70:20:10 information source available.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Information] Work environment design for learning
    The resources may be inanimate or human; the activities may be formal or informal. I’ve been promoting learning environment design as a way of thinking about what we used to call blended learning, and as a way of capitalizing on informal learning resources by curating the best materials (in your judgment) and making them easily accessible by your learners. Informal Learning Learning Performance Improvement
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010
    [Information] State of informal learning address
    Tags: Informal Learning Workscaping
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [Information] Informal Learning Technology
    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. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Information] January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist
    Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. The End of the Industrial Training Era - Informal Learning , January 2, 2010. Informal learning is like that. Tags: Informal Learning Yesterday’s #lrnchat was on crowdsourcing. This is an example. The crowd picks this list, not I. Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , January 6, 2010.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Information] Building the Information Squeezeway
    Says right here in a link-proof pop-up titled “Important 4G coverage and plan information&# , that 4G is unlimited, but 3G (what most customers, including I, still have) is limited to “5GB/300MB off-network roaming per month.&#
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
    [Information] Informal Learning Revisited
    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.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » The business environment of informal learning
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Informality meme marches on
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2008
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Informality pays
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [Information] A quick case for social technologies
    Communities Informal Learning SocialLearning WorkI have been reviewing a number of resources I have collected on social media , social learning and return on investment. The bottom line seems very clear to me. Social technologies remove artificial organizational boundaries and let knowledge be shared more easily. I create slide presentations so that I have something ready in case I need to quickly review a subject, such as an impromptu client brief.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2006
    [Information] Harold Jarche » Analysis for Informal Learning
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Encore!
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [Information] Getting informal in Sao Paolo
    “How are informal conversations transforming our understanding and learning practices in businesses and communities?&#. This is the theme to be explored by Jay Cross (USA), Paul Pangaro (USA) and Ignacio Muñoz (Chile), with mediation by Luiz Algarra (BRAZIL), meeting at the Pan American Network of informal talks, held at the Auditorium Berrini Fundacao Getulio Vargas, 19:00 on September 13, 2010. ON INFORMAL LEARNING. Papagallis. REDE DE CONVERSAÇÕES INFORMAIS.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Information] iTunesU Could Be So Much More (Part 1 of 2)
    That is, the ability for the ‘crowd’ to help steer people in the right direction in their quest for learning … be it formal, informal or social learning. In a perfect world iTunesU could: help align students from different geographies to learn with one another through formal, informal and social means. iTunesU social learning collaboration formal informal learning 2.0 Truth be told, I never was a big fan of Apple products.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009
    [Information] Informal Learning Flow
    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. When someone asked where to get up to speed on informal learning, I haven’t had an ideal place to send them. Go to the site and click on a concept, say, informal learning. Need more information?
  • MARTIJN LINSSEN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Information] The Roadmap to 'Hadoop in the Cloud'
    The diversity in form is there, but the real problem is the diversity in information. It's all about the information, and whoever dares to mention XML and XSD should have been decapitated 15 years ago anyway - it's a clear indication that they are clueless about enterprise (machine-to-machine) information exchange 6) Your first try probably resulted in synchronising information once a day, maybe even once a week. The Twitter ball started rolling again just now.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Information] My evolving learning journey
    Or leaks private information? Informal Learning Meta-LearningWhen I first attended TechKnowledge six or seven years ago, the content was all stuff I’d heard before. I grumbled. Lance Dublin set me straight. This conference wasn’t for me; it was for newbies. They hadn’t heard the Bob Pikes and Bill Byhams (and the Lances) give their stump speeches before, and they were enthralled to hear them. The first time you heard these guys, they knocked your socks off.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
    [Information] Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need
    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.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
    [Information] This blog is closing…
    I started this blog when Informal Learning was released, November 10, 2006. The informal learning meme has gone mainstream. Informal learning is more important than ever. Informal learning is part of the mix, but so are social business, brain science, systems thinking, and a bunch of other things. Informal LearningI am gratified. That crusade is behind me. It’s part of life. It no longer needs an in-your-face site to promote it.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
    [Information] Informal learning works for new hires
    Todd Hudson discusses how the New Seasons Market chain uses a very informal approach not just for senior employees (where it seems to be a more natural fit) but for new hires as well. Criticism is often leveled against informal learning methods in that they don’t work for basic skills training. Tags: Informal Learning
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2009
    [Information] July Informal Learning Hotlist
    Informal Learning Flow Hot List. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day - HarvardBusiness.org , July 20, 2009. Transparency is the new objectivity - Joho the Blog , July 19, 2009.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [Information] Information overload and Beth’s tips | Full Circle Associates
    Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 13 2009 Information overload and Beth’s tips Published by Nancy White at 6:51 am under online interaction , reflection , social media , technology stewardship I guess I was overloaded yesterday and missed Information Overload Awareness Day ! Little evil grin) Today is Information Overload Awareness Day.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008
    [Information] Informal Learning 2.0 Update
    Listen to this 8-minute update if you want to know about the Informal Learning 2.0 My book on informal learning froze my thoughts as it came off the presses, as if the world is not always changing. Fieldbook. Books are an increasingly obsolete medium. Publishers spend a year doing what other sectors do in a month. Hence, I’m assembling an un-book. Listen to the update. Join me if you are interested
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2006
    [Information] The Paradox of Informal Learning (Form of Informal?)
    If you read my blog, you know that while I'm a big believer in the need to improve human performance outside of classic formal learning interventions, e.g., personal learning support , you also know that the term and a lot of the discussion around informal learning makes me worried. Informal Learning is Too Important to Leave to Chance I just saw two posts on Informal Learning that made helped me to realize the dilemma. Informal learning faces the same paradox.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011
    [Information] iTunesU Could Be So Much More (Part 2 of 2)
    social learning formal informal iTunes socialThis is the follow-up to Part 1. Found below are two screen shots from iTunesU littered with additional thoughts from yours truly concerning how the platform could become a more collaborative and useful (social) learning portal. There are so many other opportunties to explore including the use of ‘Learning Apps’ that could tie directly into the iTunesU portal. Those would obviously be used on your mobile iPad, iPhone or iPod.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Information] Free Webinar on Informal Learning
    Tags: Informal Learning
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2008
    [Information] Adaptation — Informal Learning Blog
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
    [Information] Free eBook - Visualizing Information
    Found via Nancy White - Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design from the Tactical Technology Collective - a free, beautiful overview book around visual information design
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
    [Information] The Other 90% of Learning
    Today’s world is a kaleidoscope, information is a tsunami, and workers face novel, complex situations every day. They need to provide informal feedback and work debriefs. Activity streams keep people informed in near real time. Informal LearningServing enterprise customers. This appears in the August 2012 CLO magazine. They changed the title on me.).
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008
    [Information] Information Literacy - back to basics
    This article from IWR , a recent book from my colleague, Professor Tara Brabazon , as well my experience as an educator at the University of Brighton have got me thinking again about the importance of information literacy for both young and old. I suspect we will be hearing a lot more about information literacy in the future
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
    [Information] Most influential e-learning bloggers
    Informal Learning Learning NetworkedLearningTweet Many thanks to the E-learning Council , members and their readers for the vote of confidence.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008
    [Information] Harold Jarche » Informal Learning Survey
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007
    [Information] Harold Jarche » Blogs and Informal Learning
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [Information] Informal learning hot list for February 2009
    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. Hot List on Informal Learning. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. Informal Learning Flow and RSS and. Innovation Informal Learning Community Web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning - Let's Get Real
    I've written about exactly this issue several times: Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning Informal Learning is Too Important to Leave to Chance Guidance Needed - Are we Misguided in Informal Learning and Collaborative Learning Techniques and have read lots about this. I'm becoming convinced that folks in the informal learning realm are quite willing to live with "free range" learning. Where's our great examples of informal learning support?
  • NANCY WHITE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [Information] Information overload and Beth’s tips
    I guess I was overloaded yesterday and missed Information Overload Awareness Day ! Today is Information Overload Awareness Day. The purpose is to call attention to the problem of Information Overload, how it impacts both individuals and organizations, and what can be done to lessen its impact. Take my information overload quiz. Then pick one idea to reduce information overload in your life from this list.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
    [Information] The rectangular display of information
    Increasingly, they’re turning to the rectangular display of information: Boxes and tables. Boxes require extracting the relevant information and presenting it four-square in front of the user. Search engines have traditionally focused on building lists. While lists sort in a single dimension, tables show at least two dimensions. Boxes and rectangles are useful filters.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006
    [Information] The Form of Informal - 2
    Responding to Tony Karrer, More on the Form of Informal What do you think the meaning of the word 'dictating' is? Rather, some types of structure tend toward 'informal', while other types of structure tend toward 'formal'. What's interesting is that the moment you begin to understand the form that informal learning took and provide support for that kind of learning in the future you start down the path of dictating solutions."
  • DAVE GRAY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [Information] Toward a theory of information relativity
    People often ask me how to visualize information. Getting the question right is the most important component in information design, and it’s the most common point where information design goes wrong. This is because information is always relative. A look at the history of information will confirm this point. Like a flashlight, the audience and question will illuminate the information that’s relevant to your goal, while leaving the rest in the dark.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Information] Let the droids do the boring stuff
    Networked computers allow us to learn informally and share tacit knowledge, leaving the boring stuff to the droids. We need to think for ourselves and take advantage of network technologies, wider social connections, improved peer interactions, and informal learning. Informal Learning Innovation WorkIs simpler work getting automated and outsourced ? I think so. That leaves complex and creative work that continue to be in demand, and even increase.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008
    [Information] An educated and informed citizenry
    Unfortunately it is not always an informed dialogue and this is a sad state of affairs. There is no doubt that a democracy depends on an educated and informed citizenry. We now have easy access to information, but we need to continue with the education Rob Paterson thinks that Canada and its government are moving beyond the nation-state and that coalitions may become the main model for future governments.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2011
    [Information] Seven years and still independent
    Communities Informal LearningI’ve been putting my thoughts on this blog for seven years now. When I started (19 Feb 2004), the term blog was not exactly mainstream and one media “guru&# said blogs were on their way out. Today, my blog is still the main part of my “outboard brain&# and I can’t see how I could manage my sense-making processes without a blog as home-base.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2007
    [Information] Informal Learning: All or Nothing
    Well the centre and the right are both informal learning selections. It's kind of like saying, "I support informal learning, except when I don't." You are telling the managers, "You don't have to relinquish control, it's OK, it will still be informal learning." They can still build full-length courses and call it 'informal learning'. Everybody can now be a part of the 'informal learning' bandwagon. Responding to Jay Cross, All or Nothing.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Information] Data Informed, Not Data Driven: The Subtext
    I want to introduce you to a UX Week talk called “Data Informed, Not Data Driven&# by Adam Mosseri, Product Design Manager at Facebook. While his talk focused on the role of data in design and decision making, I was more intrigued by the sub-text of the story, which I’ve synthesized as: Innovation comes from creative cultures that value collaboration, informed risk-taking, transparency, and trust in one another to make decisions.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Information] Join our Learning Hangout Tuesday at 1:30 pm Pacific/4:30 Eastern/9:30 Greenwich
    Community Informal LearningJoin Google+. (If If this is your first time, allow 15 minutes to get set up.). Join our Learning Community. At the appointed hour, I’ll open the Hangout. A Hangout accommodates ten people in a video conference. First come, first served. Have your video cam and audio ready to go. Bring a question. This is an Un-Hangout.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Information] Lessons from an early MOOC
    Informal Learning SocialLearning In September 2008, Michele Martin , Tony Karrer and I hosted a 6-week open professional development program on social media. We did this for the eLearning Guild as a run-up to the annual DevLearn conference. It was an asynchronous (no time-scheduled activities) program. We developed all activities for three levels of participation: Spectator; Joiner; and Creator, with different requirements for each.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Information] Une interview de Jay Cross, l’auteur d’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.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013
    [Information] How to shorten time-to-proficiency
    Complexity Informal LearningMore than ten years ago I read The Knowledge Creating Company. If I may summarize 400 pages from a vague memory, the gist was that I acquire tacit knowledge experientially, say baking a brioche. When I’ve mastered the baking, I explain how I did it, thus making the knowledge explicit. The explicit knowledge is shared with others, who in turn internalize it, transmuting it back into tacit knowledge in their heads.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008
    [Information] Interesting Information via eLearning Learning
    Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ). We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009
    [Information] Information Age dawn still breaking
    At one level, the industrial revolution created a marvelously integrated social system with its own distinctive technologies, its own social institutions, and its own information channels — all plugged tightly into each other. We can produce information — real intelligence — that improves markets. It’s fun to fact-check a futurist when plenty of future has already gone by.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Information] Ben Fry’s “Computational Information Design”
    Ben Fry, UX Week: Computational Information Design from Adaptive Path’s UX Week Videos. Cleverly elegant: That’s how to describe the work of Ben Fry, a storyteller whose medium of choice is data-sets. His work is a shining example of how aesthetics and function can work together. Watch his talk at UX Week 2010 to get an overview of his process, take a tour of his work, discover the power of his key question (How are people going to use this data?),
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Social Intelligence
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Social Media Club
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Stuff that works
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » My Educa Gestalt
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2006
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » The Third Place
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2007
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » All or nothing
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Inside out
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2007
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Internet inside
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2007
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Learning for money.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008
    [Information] Informal Learning Blog » Running virtual groups
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2006
    [Information] Harold Jarche » Formal education needs more informal learning
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008
    [Information] Informal budget ratio 80/20?
    Donald Clark raises an issue on his blog about confounding informal with Web 2.0, However, how much have we invested in the informal? My take, at least, is that there needs to be some up-front investment in the informal, but then it (should) become self-perpetuating (with the usual maintenance/upgrade/review costs). and a major component of informal), you need to systematically support informal.Â
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Information] Free webinar, Wednesday, February 16th
    Hear Jay Cross, a leading expert on informal learning, for a far-ranging conversation about how organizations are working – and training – smarter in the network era. Informal learning often costs less and delivers more than formal class time. Informal Learning ResultsTraining Smarter, Working Smarter. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST. FREE.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008
    [Information] Informal learning across cultures
    A 24-minute video prepared for the closing conference of “Establishing a Collective Understanding and Raising Awareness on Informal Learning in Turkey in the Context of Lifelong Learning&# in Ankara, Turkey. Find more videos like this on Internet Time.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
    [Information] PKM: our part of the social learning contract
    PKM is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information, observations and ideas. Tags: Informal Learning Why is social learning important? It is becoming more difficult to make sense of the world by ourselves. Understanding issues that affect our lives takes significant time and effort, whether it be public education, universal health care or climate change. Even the selection of a mobile phone plan requires more than mere numeracy and literacy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Information] Social Learning – Highlights
    The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few. Clark Quinn : When you learn with others, you co-create your understanding, and this has implications for formal and informal learning, as well as organizational and societal effectiveness. Anthony Poncier : All this informal knowledge can be capitalized for and by the community of learners and enriched by all who participate. Tags: Communities Informal Learning InternetTime
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [Information] The Formal/Informal Continuum
    social, informal, [enter your own bizbuzz phrase here] strategy. The interesting thing is how the actions are blurring the notion that there are tight boundaries between formal and informal. Is this social or informal learning? For one, they’re focusing on developing rich semantic underpinnings that will facilitate smart search and rule-driven complex behaviors (read: opportunistic and customized information).
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [Information] Workshop on putting informal learning to work
    I’d leading a half-day workshop on how to implement informal learning the day before Online Educa in Berlin. Organisations are finding huge benefits in getting concrete about informal learning, social learning and self-service learning. Participants in this hands-on session will develop plans for implementing a major informal learning initiative in their organisations.
  • MARTIJN LINSSEN  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Information] Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Cloud Field. The social way.
    The social way to the future Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid Thats the definition from the wiki and its pretty fine if you ask me. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 26 June 2010 Cloud Field.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
    [Information] JSB on the roots of informal learning
    Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. I first heard the term informal Learning from the late Peter Henschel, then director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL), who told me: People are learning all the time, in varied settings and often most effectively in the context of work itself. Most teaming about how to do a job is informal.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
    [Information] August Informal Learning Hot List
    Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences. Informal Learning 2.0 - Internet Time , August 7, 2009. Shifting from push to pull - Informal Learning , August 3, 2009.
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