Mobile Enables Informal Learning
DECEMBER 11, 2012
Last week I was at the eLearning Network’s 25th Birthday Bash in London. It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. 70:20:10 is the most common framework used to help understand informal learning. Source: [link].
Serendipitous, #informal learning through some ages
AUGUST 4, 2014
Informal learning has been an important self-constructing force throughout the ages. At present it gains interest with the increase of online learning options (eg. MOOCs in all forms and formats), and it also becomes more visible through the concept of learner-centered learning, personal learning environment. Self-taught learning is now (in part?)
70:20:10 – informal learning
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 3, 2014
In it Charles talks about workplace learning and how much is retained at different times: “any one of us will forget about half of what we’ve been told within an hour of being told it, unless we have the opportunity to put that into practice within that hour.” Related posts: Informal Learning / Jay Cross. An informal history of eLearning.
Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS
APRIL 19, 2016
How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? 100 bucks says you learned to speak colloquially by hearing the speech of your family and friends and following suit. This method of learning is called informal learning. Jeffrey A.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. new approach to learning that aligns with the. reality of how their people learn and develop. many years: that people learn and retain more. through informal channels, on-the-job experience. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. learning.
The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective
APRIL 2, 2014
Bart Rientien s gave a webinar at the Knowledge Media Institute this morning, describing three cases in which he (and his colleagues) looked at informal and social network learning. These are the ideas I managed to write up as the seminar was proceeding (a recording will be made available by next month ): What trends learning today? How was learning measured?
If 80% is #informal #learning, why focus on inner-MOOC actions? #MOOC
MAY 28, 2014
A small ''brain wandering journey'' on why I feel MOOC research should look more intensely at informal learning outside of the actual MOOCs (informal learning generated by the dynamics in MOOCs), and overall lifelong learning in an ever changing online learning environment, for a workforce that is becoming older in an knowledge driven era.
How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning
JULY 16, 2013
Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. They either can’t see the value or simply don’t want to have to learn a new “thing.”
Beware who's selling informal learning
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. informal learningTherein lies my concern. Experts suffer from the curse of knowledge.
Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment
MAY 3, 2011
Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). They generally have a haphazard learning experience. But placements are very rich environments with many unique opportunities to learn. Source: Location and Learning ].
Pulling informal learning
Learning and Working on the Web
JUNE 4, 2012
They highlight the difference between Push and Pull learning. Informal learning is mostly Pull. There are many do-it-yourself applications available today that let people take control of their learning. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Informal Learning
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
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%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions.
Smart Companies Support Informal Learning
OCTOBER 29, 2012
“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. And since informal learning makes up the bulk of learning inside organizations, this could be a truly perilous move.” ~ Patti Shank, Director of Research at The eLearning Guild. How can we define informal learning?
Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.
AUGUST 11, 2011
Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L). Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings.
Learn Informal Learning Informally
JUNE 13, 2012
Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Hands-on experiential learning. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. You learn by doing. find out how to integrate learning into workflow. spot the fakes, e.g. “managing informal learning”.
Informal learning, the 95% solution
Learning and Working on the Web
JANUARY 4, 2012
Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. It’s 95% of workplace learning, according to the research behind this graphic, by Gary Wise. Since the latter half of the 20th century, we have gone through a period where training departments have been directed to control organizational learning. Informal Learning
Controversy over Informal Learning
APRIL 28, 2012
When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? ANSWER: How did you learn to walk and talk? How did you learn to kiss? QUESTION: How can you measure what people learn? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? Not much.
Content from the Social #Mobile #Networking for #Informal learning roundtable #somobnet
DECEMBER 28, 2011
A quick recap of some of the SoMobNet International Roundtable on "Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning" that ran on 21 November 2011 in London: [link] Guy Merchant's keynote: [link] From which I quote some key ideas here: What happens when mobiles are founds in formal educational contexts? Head sprints around school ‘capturing learning’ using Soundcloud etc.
Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN).
I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network
DECEMBER 29, 2014
When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.” It wasn’t very useful.
The Value of Personal Learning Networks
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AUGUST 18, 2015
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Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 3, 2011
The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? All these terms have one common denominator; they all are non-formal learning activities and processes. The what: Output learning.
Fuelled by Informal learning
Learning and Working on the Web
MARCH 15, 2011
This interconnected world sure makes it easy to learn informally though. Whether it’s news or education, we have the networks that can help us figure things out. This weekend I came across an article in The Atlantic, Lies, Damn Lies and Medical Science that showed that “as much as 90 percent of the published medical information that doctors rely on is flawed.
learning in the network era
Learning and Working on the Web
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. But throwing content at someone and hoping for learning to happen is not a good strategy. ways to improve workplace learning. Integrating learning and work ensures that we can adapt to a changing workplace. from training to social learning. innovation means learning at work.
The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion
JANUARY 13, 2015
The conversation took place nearly two years ago and it still bothers me. I was taking a stand against accommodating learning styles and cited several online articles supporting my position. Nothing I could say or do, including offering the original research about the ineffectiveness of accommodating learning styles, would be heard. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion.
The key to informal learning is autonomy
APRIL 27, 2012
Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. Social learning
Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
When you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning. This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. In fact, we typically learn more from informal learning than from formal learning experiences. Here are a few ideas for encouraging informal learning in the workplace.
Slack Vs. Hipchat: Which Works Best for Informal Learning?
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Both are methods for informal communication. Both make learning from colleagues easier than ever. Find out why informal learning and person-to-person communication is such a vital part of ELM culture. With informal methods, learners can ask the right question at the right time–no waiting. The post Slack Vs. Hipchat: Which Works Best for Informal Learning?
How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 5, 2015
As I highlighted in my post from last year I have found Twitter the single most important source of information, events, research, back-channel, inspiration, and motivation I have even come across. Thinking about the people and organisations you follow on Twitter, how did you identify them as useful to follow for your personal informal learning? SB: Thank you. links to videos.
Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured
JANUARY 29, 2014
Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Just as social learning and technology have modernized the way learning occurs in companies today, they also have made a mark on the key performance indicators learning leaders should capture and measure. New Measures for a New Process. ” he said.
How to Harness Informal Learning
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations. It is estimated that probably as much of 80% of learning within an organisation is informal, with formal training constituting the other 20%. What is informal learning? How can informal learning be harnessed? Ning network), using wikis and blogs.
A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning
OCTOBER 10, 2013
Most learning does not happen in a classroom or online. It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology. What follows are 12 ways to engage a workforce in informal learning tactics. 1.
Building Informal Learning Habits
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. “There’s no substitute for experience” is a common adage for those who have learned by doing during a long career. Well-designed learning can help close an experience gap, but the expression still holds truth.
Assessing Informal Learning
Designed for Learning
MARCH 20, 2011
For March the LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? My response to the question – I think we should assess informal learning but I don't think I want to asses informal learning using the same set of parameters often used for formal learning. evaluation social networking informal evaluate blended learning assessing assessNeed to.
Ridiculous research findings on informal learning
MAY 15, 2011
companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Most informal learning takes place despite training departments, not because of them. Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software. An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that only 30% of U.S. What an astounding finding! Just Jay
The Social Network and the Risks of Informal Learning Delivery
JANUARY 26, 2011
The movie The Social Network has been in the news this week — as it’s been for the last six months or so — for racking up eight Academy Award nominations. It’s a great film, and, as we’ve seen, great fodder for an ongoing conversation on peer networking and the entire nature of the world we live in today (as well as for debate on whether or not it was fair in its depiction of its subject: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg). But one moment in the film is particularly significant for learning professionals. Formal learning means testing what the student learned.
Making the most of Informal Learning
JUNE 16, 2011
Tomorrow I am going to be chairing an all-day event in Bristol for the eLearning Network, called Making the most of Informal Learning. Here’s a brief overview of the event: “We know how important informal learning is in the workplace, but how do we encourage it? You can find out more about the event on the elearning network’s website
Organizational Learning in the Network Era
Learning and Working on the Web
MAY 29, 2014
But the real barrier to systemic change is hierarchical management, as it constrains the sharing of power, a necessary enabler of organizational learning. If learning is what organizations need to do well in order to survive and thrive, then structural barriers to learning must be removed. A key factor in sustaining any enterprise is organizational learning. Email.
Learning and Working on the Web
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
The theme was on the changing nature of work as we enter the network era and how learning is becoming integral to individual and organizational success. One hundred years later and we are witnessing a similar shift, from the industrial economy to the network era and a creative economy. In networks, there is no need for standardized and replaceable jobs.
Do You Leverage Your Own Informal Learning?
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
In training, we certainly talk a lot about informal learning. When I (Wendy) was a training manager about a decade ago, I joined my local ASTD chapter with the goal of networking with other training professionals. But as training professionals, are we leveraging the power of it for ourselves? didn’t have any particularly high expectations for the value, but was really struck by how a few hours and little investment really benefited me
Informal learning and Stoos management in four slides (Netflix)
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Harold Jarche posted this to the internal Internet Time Alliance network yesterday: “Check out slides 115-118″ [link] I did. I was blown away. Here ’tis: Culture (Original 2009 version) from Reed Hastings. I’m writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Informal Learning Unmanagement Working Smarter informal learning informl jaycross netflix
Informal Learning 2.0
AUGUST 7, 2009
Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. In the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age. Network connections are replacing rigidity with flexibility, penetrating internal boundaries and silos and obliterating the walls that have separated businesses from their customers. It’s learn or die.
I Believe in the Value of Connectedness
DECEMBER 28, 2014
Through experience, they’ve developed their own networks consisting of connections that span across organizational bounds. Such networks are characterized by influence, not authority. The globally connected individual (I) in the workplace builds and maintains effective networks both inside and outside their organization. This is the nature of healthy organizations.
How to support informal learning
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JULY 12, 2010
Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, and systems thinking. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 learning management approaches that accelerate performance. Interview.
A Case For Informal Learning
MARCH 19, 2013
Informal learning has answers to some of the most pressing educational challenges organizations face. ” These early academic experiences may have contributed to the eventual development of Bandura’s influential ideas about self-directed learning, observation and imitation. In his 1977 book Social Learning Theory , he wrote: “Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. They look up ideas and micro-share on Twitter.
The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network
JULY 17, 2012
Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). Information Aggregation. Groups.