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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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki? I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.

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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.

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. Blogs, wikis, image sharing. information. Pull together information from. Augmented reality, information. integrated with other information sources.

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How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 His published works include Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance as well as other books and countless articles. Interview.

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

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. “The L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks.

The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

Steve: The title of the book says we live "in a wiki world." Rod : A wiki world is the new world we suddenly find ourselves in today where networks are far smarter and faster than hierarchies. "Wiki " is the Hawaiian word for "fast" or "quick."

Informal Learning Blog » Why wiki?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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. How about ensuring the availability of tools like blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, discussion forums, media file creating/sharing, and profiles, and helping communities learn to use them?

Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Today I received an email update about a local coalition here in Washington State (USA) that reminded me about their great wiki work. Check out the Communities Connect Network Wiki. Then Peg hit on using the wiki to be the central point for the coalitions training programs.

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?

Wikis at Work

Tony Karrer

Found via Big Dog Little Dog - It's information collaboration - discusses the use of Wikis within organizations. Some of the points it makes: Gartner predicts that by 2009 half of companies worldwide will be using wikis Examples of use Acronyms and industry terminology, best sales practices, case studies, client information, meeting minutes.

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

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. A diverse learning library, made up of videos, FAQs and links to relevant information. Third post in a series.

Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Last year, I looked at new hire practices and found some interesting methods: Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams).

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New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. This is the basis for the models and strategies that characterize what has come to be called informal learning. Cuciz, 2004) This model informs the design of learning experiences as well. Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

This free, open, crowd-sourced wiki-book shows us the best ways to get there. Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook. Working together is how things get done. I’m glad I was on the team that created it.

Informal Learning Blog » Informal Learning wiki & graphics resources

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

Heres the definition of VRM according to Wiki: The goal of VRM is to improve the relationship between the demand-side and the supply-side of markets by providing new and better ways for the former to relate to the latter. Business or Pleasure? -

Wikis - Public vs. Controlled - Why There's No eLearning Wiki

Tony Karrer

I received an email asking me if I knew of any Wikis that provided information on eLearning concepts. there's not really a place where you can find a Wiki that covers eLearning concepts. You can certainly go to Wikipedia and find information about learning concepts including eLearning and eLearning 2.0. However, Wikipedia has some issues (as does any public Wiki) as a place for defining these terms. In a controlled environment, Wikis are a fantastic tool.

Whose Side(wiki) Are You On?

Doc Searls

In Worldwide: Proposal for a Hypertext Project , dated 12 November 1990, Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Callao wrote, Hypertext is a way to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will. This forming of a web of information nodes rather than a hierarchical tree or an ordered list is the basic concept behind Hypertext… Here we give a short presentation of hypertext. What are we to make of Sidewiki ?

Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Today I received an email update about a local coalition here in Washington State (USA) that reminded me about their great wiki work. Check out the Communities Connect Network Wiki. Then Peg hit on using the wiki to be the central point for the coalitions training programs.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. This reaction causes you to seek more information.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops. Informal Audio/ podcasts. Informal Learnshop. Informal Case Studies. Informal Non-formal video. Informal Discussion group/ forum. Informal SharePoint. Informal RSS Feeds. Informal Mentoring.

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

Wikis. 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.

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The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Sure, clever instructors, faculty and learning administration management/leadership teams may find clever, albeit independent, ways in which to embed some form of informal and/or social learning before as well as after the event, but this is merely triage as opposed to a lobotomy. Facebook for the organization implies three things: A development platform that serves up formal, informal and social content & connection for all.

Informal Learning: “mission critique”

Harold Jarche

My latest article, Informal Learning: mission critical ( en français Apprentissage Informel: Mission critique ) has just been published on the Collaborative Enterprise (#eCollab) site. My interest in informal learning has grown with my experiences online. We now have a wide array of cheap and plentiful platforms for informal learning – blogs, wikis, social bookmarks, podcasts, social networks, micro-blogs. Tags: Informal Learning

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

At the bottom of the article, the author interviews Andrew about the use of Wikis in the enterprise. But an encyclopedia is only one of the things you can build with wiki technology. In my experience, Wikis often start (and sometimes end) as an easier-to-use replacement for simple web publishing (an intranet that's easy-to-edit). The new way is to use a Wiki and just click the edit button. The article later discusses: Silverthorne: Have you used wikis yourself?

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. The interview: Connie: A funny thing happened while we were learning informally.

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The business of information

Harold Jarche

The internet era has allowed almost anybody to self-publish and we’re doing it in droves, on blogs, wikis, YouTube, Flickr, and Twitter. 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. I don’t think that charging for general information is a viable online business model.

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.

Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few. Julien Pouget : Social learning can be considered a way of learning that is based on collaborative practices and internet technologies associated with them (wikis, bookmarking, blogs, etc.). 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.

Information overload and Beth’s tips | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Little evil grin) 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.

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This evolving resource – continually updated, edited, expanded, and critiqued in wiki fashion – is targeted mainly on scientists, research support teams, and administrators in the 15 international centers of the CGIAR.

Workshop on putting informal learning to work

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’d leading a half-day workshop on how to implement informal learning the day before Online Educa in Berlin. Organisations are finding huge benefits in getting concrete about informal learning, social learning and self-service learning.

The Formal/Informal Continuum

Clark Quinn

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. In one case, they’re rolling out a wiki that they’re initially populating, but are already in the process of devolving access and the ability to contribute. Is this social or informal learning?

Informal Learning Blog » Semantics & the first place

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Contents of the informal cloud book

Jay Cross

Work Smarter: Informal Learning Enters the Cloud. Informal Learning , 2, 6, 33, 41, 97, 98, 103, 104, 126, 127, 129, 179, 183, 187. wiki, 11, 27, 89, 90, 93, 96, 139, 160, 161, 162, 163, 170, 179. 19.95. Index. ADDIE, 22, 23, 102, 106. Allen Interactions, 106. Andrew McAfee, 121.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization. " Then proceeds to lay out usage, examples, common problems, etc (the site itself is a wiki so that you can contribute to it yourself.)

Informal Learning Blog » Sir Tim on Web 2.0

Jay Cross's Informal Learning