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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.”

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.

BIG DATA, GOOD INFORMATION & A WAY FOR YOU TO USE IT

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? 

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].

Free #eLearning magazines to follow with interest

Ignatia Webs

The magazine is published on a weekly basis and features a wide variety of topics, always keeping the articles brief yet filled with relevant and useful information. Since 2002 the learning solutions magazine published 430 articles. This week the Learning Solutions magazine published an article I wrote on MOOCs as a new eLearning frontier. journals eLearning guild eLearning

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 engineers need to start using this new software as soon as they can!”.

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.

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.

Five wonderful Open Access journals to read and write for

Ignatia Webs

Learning Solutions Magazine : a wonderful publication of The eLearning Guild since 2002, it is the eLearning industry’s oldest and trusted source for practical information on the strategies, tools, technologies, services, and best practices for the management, design, development, and implementation of enterprise-wide eLearning programs.

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.

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.

Learning on the move

Learning with e's

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. E.

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Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

So often people treat ID as just organizing information on a page. Classrooms immobilized us…mobile devices now mobilizes us.” 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. Where’s it going? What is instruction?

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

Learnnovators

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.

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).

Activate your knowledge

Learning and Working on the Web

PKM is much more than processing information. The top sector represents the domain of developing ideas , which requires the filtering of vast amounts of information, making sense of it, and connecting different bits and pieces to come up with new ideas. It’s about ideas, conversations and especially relationships. Most of all, PKM is a framework to actually do knowledge work.

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. Let’s Talk About Gestalt Principles. These researchers aren’t alone, either. link].

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. For a full time schedule, look here. 87-88). What can we do?

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.

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.  .  . Starting in about 2002, we noticed many sources of refutation. These bogus information sources damage the effectiveness of learning and hurt learners.

Informal Learning Blog » A Dutch 80/20

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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.

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?

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). 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. Estimated 1.5

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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.

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.

CCK08: Socialization as information object

George Siemens

I finally got around to capturing a few thoughts on CCK08. I’ve posted an overview of the course (as well as an earlier rudimentary attempt from 2002) on my connectivism blog: Socialization as information objects. Now, to get ready for CCK09…

Call 4 #papers: #mobile #mLearning IADIS conference in Avila Spain

Ignatia Webs

Lifelong learning is: often self-directed, interest and needs driven; it occurs predominantly in informal and too-rich environments; and frequently implies a collaborative activity (Fischer & Sugimoto 2006) among learners transiting through learning events in life. References: European Commission (2002). European Report on Quality Indicators of Lifelong Learning. Fischer, G.

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.

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.

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! To do this, we’ll look at the 2002 game Metroid Prime. The developers wanted to transfer information between the two games, similar to what Mass Effect would do a decade later. Oorah!

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.

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. 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.

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The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

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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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.

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.