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Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences. The subject of this post is a vision of personalized learning in the 2013 workplace. The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker. So how do we get there?

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%. Workers who know more get more accomplished. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it.

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

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

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Characteristics of Informal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Changes in the world economy are forcing corporations to rethink how workers learn and to perform effectively. How do people learn? The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: Jay Cross workplace learning formal learning learning characteristics knowledge worker Kevin Kruse corporate learning environment non-formal learning informal learning What accounts for the upswing in interest in less formal. Find out more.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What are the critical success factors for sustaining learning communities?

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Is that okay?

Real Learning explained

Jay Cross

Learnnovators: We are excited about having reviewed your new book Real Learning. Could you give our readers a brief on your book that is also a part of a larger part of your Real Learning project please? I want to turn them on to what we know about how brains work and get them off on the right track for their meta-learning journey. It’s DIY learning.

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. New learners are self-directed, and are capable of organizing, driving and managing their own learning using the Internet.

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

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. 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. How encouraging is the new learning landscape? THE INTERVIEW: 1. Why the 70:20:10 Model?

20 Awesome Quotes From Jay Cross

Learnnovators

Jay has been an icon and a huge source of inspiration to most of us in the learning community. I am giving below 20 awesome quotes from Jay’s interview : “ It’s not so much that the future is informal learning. That’s always been the primary way people learn to do their jobs. ”. “ This is a knowledge economy. ”. “ Is that okay? Not any longer.

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Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

This learning is closely related to Collaboration (my favorite word as people who know me will recognize). Background: I think most knowledge workers approach work from two perspectives. And one of the key sources of our personal learning. Knowledge of each other’s work, communication and learning styles. Incidents and events have forced me to reflect.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. Training Modalities Stephen tells us at the outset: Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. There's a lot to learn from that experience. It's definitely worth a read.

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The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. They learn about twice as much from those conversations compared to structured courses and programs. It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal. As Charles Handy has written, “Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.”. Today’s world is a kaleidoscope, information is a tsunami, and workers face novel, complex situations every day.

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After-Christmas Sale: Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

New Year’s Resolution: Use informal learning to improve organizational performance in 2010. Informal Learning is on sale at Amazon for $18.18. Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance. Read what it’s about: Chapter Two , A Natural Way of Learning. Chapter 2: A Natural Way of Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: This job aint dead yet.

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. What strikes me about this whole DIY/informal learning/death of ISD conversation is that what were really talking about are those so-called motivated knowledge workers. These are guys who will take informal learning by the horns and run with it. Not the maintenance guys working on the line in manufacturing (and for whom Ive been creating a lot of e-learning these days). Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Its ok Dan.

Non-formal Learning Characterized 2

The E-Learning Curve

Michael Eraut makes a clear distinction between his interpretation of the term ‘non-formal learning’ and what others call ‘informal learning.’ Non-formal Learning Characterized 2 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning knowledge workers learning continuum Michael Eraut non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Improving Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Two recent posts got my attention -- Tony Karrer's Reduce Searching Start Talking and Harold Jarche's Effective knowledge sharing. Harold notes the 80-20 funding ratio between formal and informal learning and Will Thalheimer questions this funding differential in the comment section. Our time is better spent with the formal part of learning. knowledge harvesting).

Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

What does Agile have to do with Informal Learning and Instructional Design? Agile means the willingness to be in a perpetual state of Beta, accepting that there is no closure, can be no closure with information, requirements, needs, business opportunities changing at lightning speed. It means creating opportunities for self learning, exploration and collaboration. A lot!

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Capturing non-formal learning-related data

The E-Learning Curve

This is the methodology I use to collect data on non-formal learning programs. Capturing non-formal learning-related data is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning Now, read on.

Can We Align Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines & NonFormal Learning?

The E-Learning Curve

Kirkpatrick's guidelines are incompatible with the assessment of non-formal learning in three ways. Can We Align Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines & NonFormal Learning? is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning

Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs

The E-Learning Curve

Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick set out “helpful” guidelines for the measurement of learning. Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research

The E-Learning Curve

When considering research designs to evaluate the effectiveness of learning it's important to consider the types of data that you have access to. Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Using ‘tests of rigor’ for validation

The E-Learning Curve

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Using ‘tests of rigor’ for validation is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Without rigor research is worthless becomes fiction and loses its utility. A great deal of attention is applied to reliability and validity in research methods.

Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study

The E-Learning Curve

I consider a case study methodology to be the most effective strategy to use when evaluating non-formal learning. Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Now read on.

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model: More…

The E-Learning Curve

How to use the 4 Level Model to evaluate non-formal learning Evaluating Non-Formal Learning using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model: More… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model

The E-Learning Curve

The Four-Level Model is incompatible with the assessment of non-formal learning. Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Discuss.

Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

I have asserted that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Non-Formal Learning – Evaluation Considerations

The E-Learning Curve

Workers are required to learn new skills, in the context of their functional tasks: they do not necessarily have the time to take formal training courses. Non-Formal Learning – Evaluation Considerations is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Using the Information Session Approach in an E-Learning Initiative

The E-Learning Curve

ISA-based Non-formal learning initiatives are a great way for people to distribute information and learning. Using the Information Session Approach in an E-Learning Initiative is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning information session approach IPA knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Using Non-formal Learning in your Organization

The E-Learning Curve

Deliberative learning (where the worker schedules time to learn) is a key definer of non-formal learning. Using Non-formal Learning in your Organization is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning information session approach IPA knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

A Typology for Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Michael Eraut has created a matrix to identify varying types of non-formal learning A Typology for Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning knowledge workers learning continuum Michael Eraut non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning typology workplace learning

Non-formal learning characterized

The E-Learning Curve

Can we characterize different types of learning modalities? Non-formal learning characterized is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning informal learning Jay Cross formal learning knowledge workers learning continuum non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Non-formal Workplace Learning 2

The E-Learning Curve

One of the primary impacts of learning is the context within which the learning takes place. Non-formal Workplace Learning 2 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning Eraut foraml learning Hodkinson and Hodkinson informal learning knowledge workers learning continuum non-formal learning organizational learning workplace learning