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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%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.

The Learning Circuits - Untitled Article

The Learning Circuits

converting information into effective strategy) and everyone else (i.e. the knowledge management specialists) seems to be focused on structuring the information. (originally posted by Peter Isackson) Curiously, Clark and I don't seem to know for certain whether we "furiously" agree or not. This seems rather typical of the whole learning business.

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. (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. And I can't for the life of me figure out why, they're not using the data to do anything but compare it to the post-test! In "Going Beyond Smile Sheets.


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?

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce. Charles: We now know that people learn more about their work informally than they do formally. So we are seeing increasing interest in social and informal learning. Of course, structured learning approaches can support social and informal, but social and informal learning don’t need structured processes to happen.

CFOs Say L&D is Critical to Career Success

CLO Magazine

The world is changing quickly and constantly, and it’s vital to stay informed of the latest trends and sought-after skills in your industry.”. The 2002 results from a similar Accountemps poll show a transformation in perspective likely driven by a number of factors including market changes, globalization and rapid technological innovation. Comment below or email

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20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark

eLearning Brothers

The eLearning Guild’s publication, boasting over 1000 articles since 2002. An informative blog about the software and design side of things from IconLogic. In our own, considered, humble opinion, we have an awesome blog that every eLearning professional should read. Here are a few blogs that you simply must bookmark and read on a consistent basis: 1. Cath Moore. link]. link]. link].

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

The challenge is how can L&D activate and support informal and social learning in an intentional, high impact way that builds a vibrant learning culture? Jay Cross, a friend and colleague in the Internet Time Alliance , spent the last years of his life raising awareness of the importance of ‘informal learning’ across the world. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. Bob agreed.

10 characteristics of authentic learning

Learning with e's

Reeves et al (2002) have much to say about the characteristics of authentic learning, including an emphasis on personalised learning that can be achieved through ill structured problem based learning, where meaning is negotiated within collaborative learning environments, and learning can be situated within multiple contexts and perspectives. 2002). But it can be nurtured early.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

They show that never before has access to information and people been so easy and so widespread, and that we make connections with people who can help us manage, organize, disseminate and make sense of the resources. User generated content has also attracted criticism over issues of mediocrity, lack of accuracy and superficial scholarship (Brabazon, 2002; 2007). Brabazon, T. Carr, N.

4 Reasons to Use a Learning Management System for Safety Training

eLearning Brothers

Without systems in place to gather information and calculate training return, it’s difficult for many companies to even know whether or not programs are tangibly improving safety for employees. Without the ability to monitor and organize information, the ties between performance and business objectives can quickly become tangled. 2002). . Guest blog post by Ashok Sharma.

Back to Basics: What is Instructional Design?

Obsidian Learning

While there are many models of instructional design, the most common stages of the process are described in the ADDIE model (see, for example, Gustafson & Branch, 2002). 2002). Syracuse, NY: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology. How many of these statements or questions have you heard? Our new hires need to be onboarded as quickly as possible!”. “We Design.

Learning on the move

Learning with e's

I cited Puro (2002) who declared: 'The mobile phone. is a new kind of stage where the mobile information society is acted out'. Fortunati (2002) speaks of the alienation and isolation that sometimes comes from mobile phone use, and comments that some isolation can be self-imposed, particularly when 'defending the space within which one would like to isolate one's voice'. In J.

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Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

So often people treat ID as just organizing information on a page. We can use devices in the classroom to mobilize us – get kids out from behind their desks and moving around, gathering information. Nowadays, there’s just way too much information. 1940s Bloom’s Taxonomy 1956 Mager Learning Objectives 1962 Gagne 9 Events 1965 ADDIE…1975 ADDIE and the 5 Rules of Zen 2002 The affordances of mobile devices are many – need to think about training and ID in new ways. just in time information retrieval (Alerts go out when a bakery takes fresh bread out of the oven. )

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. 2002) Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. They are increasingly pervasive and accessible.

Brain Drain: The "Perfect Storm" of Unfilled IT Jobs

Kapp Notes

The organization is a National Science Foundation (NFS) center that is focused on providing technology education to faculty of community colleges in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). I serve as the external evaluator helping the group to reach its goals by providing formative evaluation information during the life of the grant. San Francisco, CA. No

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How Gestalt Can Help You Create Better Training: This Month on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

The Gestalt theory of learning purports the importance of presenting information or images that contain gaps and elements that don’t exactly fit into the picture. If you organize your information and images according to these principles, your learning solution will look beautiful and be more effective. I’m your host, Jake Huhn… Senior Marketing Technologist at Bottom-Line Performance.

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

The general idea behind the LPM is that L&D interventions such as digital and blended learning, face-to face training and formal and informal learning have an impact on employees’ performance, which in turn has an effect on the financial and organizational performance. 2002; Saks, 2006). 2002) and thereby improving its financial performance. 2014). 2012). 2001).

Profile of a learning architect: Charles Jennings

Clive on Learning

No ability to gather global management information, including costs. Charles is also a member of The internet Time Alliance, a think-tank of leading practitioners helping organisations ‘work smarter’ through informal and social learning. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action.

Informal Learning Blog » A Dutch 80/20

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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. . . In the concluding notes to the introduction, Subramony and Molenda leave us with a somewhat dystopian view of information trajectory in the internet age. “In

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Learning Gets Social by Tony Bingham: Karie Willyerd, vice president and chief learning officer for Sun Microsystems explains the huge opportunity the profession has in informal learning: “One of the things that has happened is that we have focused so much on the 10 percent [formal learning] that we abdicated the 70 percent [informal learning]. It’s a call to action for learning to become really involved in social media in order to facilitate and enable informal learning. David W. David W. David Wilkins in Learning 2.0 CoPs deliver unique benefits to an organization.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Success in Manufacturing

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 e-Learning Success in Manufacturing This article is kind of old (from 2002), but provides insight into the successes achieved by one manufacturing organization. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. It made me think of a proposed project we have with a major auto manufacturing firm. Take the Survey! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Can I, um, have your attention, please? eLearnin.

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

eLearning 24-7

When done right the data can identify certain longitudinal information, forecasts and other useful analytics. 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. If I have been around for six months then stating such information is foolhardy. But there is plenty of hogwash there, nevertheless. The Numbers – Percentages.

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Effective Goal-Setting in eLearning: Which Type of Goals to Use

SHIFT eLearning

eLearning developers can ensure that learners meet performance goals by providing them with all necessary information and support. eLearning courses with learning goals focus on the active process of gaining information, increasing one’s understanding, and improving capabilities. Chappuis & Stiggins, 2002. This article clearly differentiate both terms. Performance Goals.

The ripple effect

Learning with e's

Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it. 2002) The Internet and Society. Adhikari is right of course. We create the opportunity for dialogue.

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.

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

Title: Moodle Description: Moodle stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment and it was designed in 2002 as a stand-alone educational portal. Need more information about open source LMS systems or help narrowing the choices down even further? All of the options below are 100% free to implement with no strings attached. Why choose Forma.lms?

Doing and knowing

Learning with e's

This is information that the map on my office wall could not provide me, and information that I probably won''t remember for long. 2002) Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching. 2007) The University of Google: Education in a (Post) Information Age. This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. References Brabazon, T.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with e's

Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution. My series of retrospective reviews of seminal learning and technology books continues. I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. For previous reviews start here.

A tale of two keynotes

Learning with e's

I argued that due to advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) that traditional student catchment areas would begin to disappear or become less obvious (the death of distance) and recommended that universities turn their attention to blended and distance methods to broaden and extend their reach (the distributed model). Wheeler, 2000a). Haynes, P. and Lewis-Smith, J.

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mLearning: Smartphone statistics and the impact they have on learning

Zephyr Learning

Mobile learning (mlearning) has been around for a long time and I remember seeing the first mlearning course on a ‘Palm’ PDA in 2002. We have changed how we access information, how we interact with content and how we want to be engaged with learning. It is not just fantastic technology that’s bringing mlearning to the forefront; it is the user and their behaviours. Statistic 1.

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. Schultz founded the company, and left before coming back as CEO in 2008.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

I argued that due to advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) that traditional student catchment areas would begin to disappear or become less obvious (the death of distance) and recommended that universities turn their attention to blended and distance methods to broaden and extend their reach (the distributed model). 2002). Wheeler, 2000a). Haynes, P. 2007).

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