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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. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. “Informal Learning.”

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Harm told me about his team’s experience with informal learning in an engagement with Sara Lee. Having a closer look, I concluded that the list of activities could be divided into more formal and more informal learning activities. Informal: - Experiences on the job. The research was conducted in 2002. Tags: Informal Learning Training programs. Networking.

The Learning Circuits - Untitled Article

The Learning Circuits

The *only* reason I can see to do this is if you use that information to drop out any content that the learner already knows. That is, for some we might start with an example, rather than the 'rule' or 'concept'. (originally posted by Clark Quinn) Well, I really want to reply to Peter, but right now I've got a bee up my bonnet, and I want to vent (how's that for mixing my metaphors?). I'll get to Peter's comments in a moment. In recent work, I've reliably been coming up against a requirement for a pre-test. In "Going Beyond Smile Sheets. So, on to Peter's comments.


Wonderful Brain

The first is about big data, the phenomenon that now makes available enormous, staggering, volumes of information almost instantaneously. The second is a condition that says information already known to us can limit how big data can be used because there are other types of knowing to expand thinking. How do we pluck just the right information we need from this torrent of bits? 

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with e's

For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. There are many accounts of the effects of mobiles on education (see for example this blog post on 5 views on the future of mobile learning ). Curtis, M.

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

eLearning 24-7

When done right the data can identify certain longitudinal information, forecasts and other useful analytics.  They conducted a poll using a sample of folks , using some type of methodology. . On the flip side, if you have hired 10 more support people and your previous number was five, that would great information because it shows an increase of customers and thus growth, b) recognition internally that you building your support and thus level of service. All of this was back in 2002. But there is plenty of hogwash there, nevertheless. What is the problem? Debt load? 

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Limitless learning plenary #OEB16 on owning learning

Ignatia Webs

Help with bowdril youtube is example of the strength of weak ties. Post napster idea of MIT giving 2002 all their materials away via the internet. It is not an attitude, but a ecological… Emerging challenges for open learning: information literacies; filter bubbles and fake news (Eli Pariser, youtube beware of filter bubbles). The ownership. from searching for the limits book).

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

This means that it is hard to isolate the impact of L&D on for example profit from other factors, since a profit increase may have several other causes (Pease et al., Business goals relate to a firm’s performance, and include for example profit, productivity, quality, innovation or customer satisfaction. 2002; Saks, 2006). For example, in their meta-analysis Meyer et al.

Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone

Will at Work Learning

Unfortunately, all of the above diagrams are evangelizing misleading information. Indeed, a Google image search for “Dale’s Cone” produces about 80% misleading information, as you can see below from a recent search.  .  . So, for example, you can see that on the graphic, people are said to remember 30 percent of what they hear, but in the text, the percentage is 20 percent.

Profile of a learning architect: Charles Jennings

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. No ability to gather global management information, including costs. As an example, Charles presented compelling evidence to suggest that moving some aspects of l&d online would not impact on effectiveness. Little was shared.”

Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

Ignatia Webs

Theory focusing on some of the contemporary tensions in contemporary education Local versus global : termed by Wellman (2002) as glocalization in relation to the overlapping spheres of society, technology , and the World Wide Web. Formal – informal : university/higher ed. MOOC has informality embedded in its format. These examples are all more mass university driven.

Interview with Karl Kapp on Games, Gamification, and LEARNING!

Will at Work Learning

For example, I can imagine a realistic flight simulator for fighter pilots that creates an almost perfect replica of the cockpit, g-forces, and more, that would be highly engaging… On the other hand, my 13-year-daughter got me hooked on Tanki, an online tank shot-em-up game, and there are very few elements of reality in the game—and I, unfortunately, find it very engaging. Our job, as instructional designers, is to understand as many downsides and upsides as possible for many different design possibilities and make an informed, evidence-based decision.  . It was a parody. 2013).,

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips. The adoption of the internet and mobile technologies (read the whole Meeker Report if you want a good sampling of the scope of technological change) continues at a frenzied pace. In 2002, MIT announced the OpenCourseWare initiative. Registration is free (duh).

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Doing and knowing

Learning with e's

Tara Brabazon , for example, has written entire volumes (see for example Digital Hemlock, or the University of Google) on what she perceives as the dangers of digital technology and its role in ''dumbing down'' learning; toxic educational practices; and that the ease of use of Google for example, causes superficial learning. have a map of the world on my wall. Brabazon, T.

Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?

CLO Magazine

The process, in many instances, works like this: The leaders listen, seek information, buy-in and commitment from stakeholders. Another example is former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who guided the company to prosperity from 2002 to late 2011. Some leaders are great communicators, while others are excellent listeners. Great leaders excel at both. Which leadership skill is more vital: being a strong communicator or a great listener? Then they consider feedback, using it as a springboard when developing a vision. He also made personal phone calls to check in with the stores.

Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with e's

It is unclear, because he died in 2002, just as Web 2.0 In so many ways, the social web mirrors Illich''s ideas for ''information exchanges'', and ''peer matching'' services, especially where facilitated through mobile, internet enabled personal devices. He was known as an anarchist philosopher and an intellectual maverick. What would Illich have made of the social web? was emerging.

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

It involves memory, synapses, endorphins, and encoding, and, more often than not, those accidental and serendipitous moments we call informal learning. Most real learning—the kind that sticks to the walls of the brain—is informal. Informal learning is what goes on around our formal learning process. Let’s step back here and define “formal” and “informal” learning.

Adobe Captivate: System Date Variables

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

First up, Date variables, which are a subset of the System Information variables (variables that pull their information from the learner's computer when a Captivate lesson runs).     For this example, let's say that today's date is Sunday, November 17, 2002. For my computer, it displays November 17, 2002. Next week:  Time variables.

Why video game mechanics work, and how they’re used to engage online learners

Growth Engineering

But now the power of game mechanics is being used to engage learners with their training, improve their information retention, and ultimately make a training programme much more effective! Although collectibles have been around forever, games don’t always get them right… For example, take a look at the first Assassin’s Creed game released in 2007. Let’s take a look! Oorah! To sum up….

A Strategic Inflection Point for Indian Education

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

MOOCs have arrived on the Indian education scene in an informal way gathering unprecedented response from our students. Although the two are different models solving different needs (at this point), it is a far cry from year 2002 when at we were happy having 20,000 subscribers to our online K12 products. We can already witness, for example, the power of data analytics used by school performance evaluation tools. Andrew writes of how a 10X change in any one force, namely: Power, vigor and competence of existing competitors. Why do I say this? What do you think?

The macro considerations of Instructional Design


Whichever methodology you align your beliefs to will ultimately inform your course design decisions. Knowledge-construction draws on the work of Piaget who contends that humans are not passive recipients of information, but seek to generate knowledge by actively engaging in cognitive processing. 2002). good instructional designer knows about learning and how to support it.

Lessons Learned: 25 Years After Exxon Valdez


As of 2002, OPA had prohibited 18 ships from entering Prince William Sound. . Vessels equipped with the Automatic Identification system send real-time location information to the Coast Guard. For example, powerful tug boats now accompany all loaded tankers from the Valdez terminal into the Gulf of Alaska. history. Fishing fleets are returning to the harbor for harvest.

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Learn a New Skill: Learn a New Language Without Leaving Home


For example, a front desk person in the healthcare industry finds language challenges with Spanish-speaking patients. She isn’t interested in fluency-at least not yet-but wants to know a few Spanish phrases to gather information and comfort people coming to the clinic. Unfortunately this is not a realistic option for most of us. Need help with vocabulary and verb conjugations?

The scope of bottom-up learning


It is highly unlikely that any employer will be able to predict every item of information that every employee is going to need in every situation, and make that available in the form of some sort of job aid or resource. Perhaps the most obvious examples are postgraduate courses, such as Masters Degrees, and qualifications offered by professional bodies. Blog newlearningarchitect

Another Example of the Bogus Percentages. Now by Qube Learning.

Will at Work Learning

Below is another example of the misuse of the now-infamous bogus percentages by a speaker at a prominent international conference in the workplace learning field, this time in an online session in January 2009. have documented this problem starting in 2002. And this follow-up slide: It's a shame we have to keep revisiting this bogus information. Keep sending me your examples.

Why you should consider neuroscience when creating e-learning courses


Every tiny piece of information about you is stored within the one hundred billion network of nerve cells in your brain. Zull in 2002 offers an over simplified but relevant picture of how different areas of the brain are engaged in the four stages of learning: gathering information, reflection, creation and active testing. Gathering information. The brain is gathering information through its sensory cortices. Learners use all their senses to get information from the outside world — the training environment. They need time to process the new information.

The Higher Educational Bubble Continues to Grow

Kapp Notes

This is a new phenomenon, according to the article, as recently as 2002, there were no million-dollar presidents, only four earning more than $800,000, and 27 earning more than $500,000 (now there are 110). An example of this is student, Trina Thompson of the Bronx. She graduated from New York's Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology and couldn't find a job so she sued the university for her money back. Another way to describe it is: trade in products or assets with inflated values.) Things are changing.

Big data, what’s with all the big buzz?

Learning Wire

Back in 2002, Target was one of the first organization to hire a data analyst. This is one example of how much productivity can be increased by using Big Data. Reusing the information collected : Let us take the example of UPS. “Big Data”. If And while your memories of it might be fuzzy, you probably already have an opinion on the matter. What is big data? Privacy.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning


The term “gamification” was originally coined back in 2002 by a British computer programmer named Nick Pelling. Microlearning is meant to be a short-form version of information that is super portable and quick to digest. Product information or a brand new skill is delivered in a bite-size format, with all of the important information shed down into the most important points.

Research? Science? or something more wooly?

Tayloring it

90% of learning comes from informal training activities like apps, social networks and video – Nick van Dam, Chief L&D officer, Deloitte. 2002) An Assessment of Streaming Video in Web-based Instruction. That’s why I was quite excited to see this tweet appear in my timeline. Here is the science behind the effectiveness of video in learning! link]. million words – invodo.

Managing Fire Fighter Training and Field Experience in an LMS


The implementation of the LMS back in 2002 involved importing two sources of legacy data from two different government database systems. Greg Gammie, Implementation Services Manager at GeoMetrix explained, “To create a complete database, data had to be imported from both an HR system and a training database, combining information into new fields in the LMS. [Post by K.M.

What is a Learning Technologist? (part 3)

Dont Waste Your Time

Being a Learning Technologist also means we are not limited to just playing a supporting role, but we involved in the “broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment&# (Browne & Beetham, 2010, p6). 2002 Teaching and Learning in their Disciplinary Contexts: a conceptual analysis.  David Hopkins, Learning Technologist. Below are two links to my previous efforts in defining some of my thoughts: What is a Learning Technologist (Aug 2009). What is a Learning Technologist (part 2)? Oct 2010).

Learning while working

Jay Cross

A few quick impressions from my initial skim of Learning while Working , a summary report on eight years of European research grants and studies of informal learning in the workplace: This is an amazingly Euro-centric report. Implying that trainers have to get on board to implement informal learning is wacky. 2002). Informal doesn’t mean unintentional. Hello?

Equality & Diversity: Still a Difficult Formula to Resolve for Many Organisations


Established in 2002 as a specialist business,  Equality Matters  provides consultancy and training for organisations large and small to embed equality and diversity in policies, procedures, business practices and people development. Realistic examples so that the user can see how things work in a familiar environment, at work or outside of work. Image: Judy van der Velden via flickr.

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