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Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

Last week I was at the eLearning Network’s 25th Birthday Bash in London. spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. Even though informal learning has been around for as long as we humans have been, the use of the term ‘Informal Learning’ in corporate has grown significantly in the last 5-8 years. Source: [link].

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

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. What should you include?

The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective

Ignatia Webs

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. 30 – 90% of learning occurs outside formal learning setting So how can we measure informal learning? Integrated Social network analysis There are those who read only, but do not interact.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

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. Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic. network, by definition, is quite different. How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN]. Patti Shank.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

through informal channels, on-the-job experience. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Companies should couple social and informal. networks and. networks and. are consciously looking at the 70:20:10 model to help inform their approach. “My vision is to embed a 70:20:10 model of learning where we optimise. In-Focus. Report. Supported by. coaches.

Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

Critical Thinking The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.

The Value of Personal Learning Networks

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Social Media adult learning principles collaboration design elearning online learning online studentWhen I started working as an instructional designer a few years ago, I didn’t have much experience. Since becoming an ID I’ve had the opportunity […].

learning in the network era

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. By extending the borders of work, through communities of practice and social networks, we can support social learning. This keeps work connected to the changing external environment, through human relationships and social networks. diverse networks, strong relationships. enough training.

Serendipitous, #informal learning through some ages

Ignatia Webs

Informal learning has been an important self-constructing force throughout the ages. For I wonder how much of informal learning is actually new, in the face of technology I mean. personal learning network, but possibly with less sustainable connections through travel realities). heutagogy informal learning online learning technology What do we do with Google view?

network management update

Learning and Working on the Web

You cannot manage a network. As networks become the dominant organizational form, the way we think about management has to change, as well as the way those in positions of authority try to influence others. In a network society, we influence through reputation, based on our previous actions. Others need to see what we are contributing to the network. Management

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion. Patti Shank  recently wrote about the Burden of an Informed Opinion. She eloquently distinguished having an opinion from having an informed opinion. tomspiglanin.

Networks – establishing and maintaining them

Dont Waste Your Time

So, how would you provide an insight into creating and maintaining a professional network, in 140 characters? How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning? Many of us are aware of our networks and the impact we/they have on others. For some, like me, the network has grown out of no real plan or long-term goal. share, therefore I am.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

that we can only absorb four to five pieces of information into short-term memory at any. access small bites of information at a moment’s notice, so they can pull knowledge at the. chunked microlearning content lets employees search for information and have it at their. more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. About Axonify.14

Networking the future #EDEN15

Learning with e's

Audrey Watters and Maarten de Laat at EDEN Maarten de Laat's keynote speech at EDEN 2015 contained all of the ingredients for thoughtful and reflective consideration of how we now teach and how students now learn in an increasingly networked society. professor at the Dutch Open University, Maarten de Laat researches into networked learning and the use of digital media in education.

70:20:10 – informal learning

Dont Waste Your Time

Charles talks about informal learning and the benefits over a formal structured class (with tests) on workplace learning. Related posts: Informal Learning / Jay Cross. An informal history of eLearning. The Future of Learning in a Networked Society. ” So, what do think happens to students who sit through an hour lecture? Charles

the network era trinity

Learning and Working on the Web

Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations. For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread. That space is the community of practice, which is neither project team nor professional network.

networked unmanagement

Learning and Working on the Web

What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies? Jarche’s Principles of Networked Unmanagement*. For example, rewarding individuals for ideas, such as patent royalty sharing, means that sharing information could lead to another person benefiting from what you have shared.

diverse networks, strong relationships

Learning and Working on the Web

Being engaged with a diverse network of people who share their knowledge makes for more effective workers. Understanding how to do this becomes a key business skill in the network era. “We learned that individual expertise did not distinguish people as high performers. “Experts have long argued about the optimal structure of a person’s professional network.

7 Secrets for Measuring Training Program ROI with People Analytics

Armed with this information, managers can directly discover their people’s shortcomings and. but not more than four social networks. information on what made a successful hire, Xerox was able to. 7 Secrets for. Measuring. Training Program. ROI with People. Analytics 23 5 7 8 11 13 14 18 20 Introduction The Time Is Right To Implement People Analytics. companies believe that.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS


This method of learning is called informal learning. whopping 80 percent of learning happens informally , outside of a classroom. After all, people don’t stop learning informally when they step into an office. Since this is the ruling statistic, why is it that company decision makers don’t spend more time implementing systems that facilitate informal learning? Jeffrey A.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). PLNs connect them with a global network of contacts and resources. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e.,

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). PLNs connect them with a global network of contacts and resources. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e.,

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs. Work is becoming location agnostic.

principles of networked management

Learning and Working on the Web

At Red Hat, the enterprise IT company,  “managers focus on opportunities, not score-keeping” ‘We also rely on associates’ peers and communities to informally assess how people perform. This is a good example of networked management, as opposed to scientific management (1911), which informed the past century of practice.

Network thinking

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control. Network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships. Thinking in terms of networks, networks, networks lets us see with new eyes. 1.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World

ID Reflections

recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. No longer is knowledge and information tied to workplace hierarchy. have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. This is my area of passion. It will become the norm.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

How do we help organizations see that social and informal learning is not a new and fancy way to learn but an essential requirement in a complex, rapidly changing, and uber connected world? "The nature of work is changing. People’s relationship with work is changing. The changes to society will be vast" by @gapingvoid We are on the eve of 2015! Some questions I keep asking myself.

Network Era Fluency

Learning and Working on the Web

Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. What happens as we become a quadriform society (Tribes +Institutions +Markets +Networks)? Networked, distributed businesses, like AirBNB, are disrupting existing models, with the inevitable push-back as they become successful. Big data is also networked data. Yes, useless.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. It’s become part of everyone’s work flow, widely accepted in our company culture, and a launchpad for each individual in our organization to find their own social media and informal learning sweet spot.

If 80% is #informal #learning, why focus on inner-MOOC actions? #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

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.

Network Era Skills

Learning and Working on the Web

It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. Business in the network era is connecting companies to their markets through knowledge workers having conversations in communities and social networks.

Networked Knowing

Learning and Working on the Web

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. Informal learning, often with peers, is how how creative workers have learned through the ages.

Management in Networks

Learning and Working on the Web

In networks, cooperation is more important than collaboration. They cannot see the potential of social networks for enabling sense-making and knowledge-sharing. But the new reality is that networks are the new companies. Economic value is getting redistributed to creative workers and then diffused through networks. Knowledge networks differ from company hierarchies.

Content from the Social #Mobile #Networking for #Informal learning roundtable #somobnet

Ignatia Webs

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? What should we be teaching about mobile social networking? They get banned!

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Leadership for the Network Era

Learning and Working on the Web

The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established. As we enter the network era, we see companies like Apple dominating, often ignoring Wall Street pundits.

Networked Professional Development

Learning and Working on the Web

It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships. For example, I once used value network analysis to help a steering group see their community of practice in a new light.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

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). Amen to that.

Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

But coherence is a personal thing – it’s about how *we* connect information elements and how we use artifacts and narratives to share that coherence. Instead of a broadcast model, then, we need a model that places coherence making into the hands of learners and into social networks. We need some degree of centering in order to gain coherence in a topic.

Social networks require ownership

Learning and Working on the Web

So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Social media, and social networks,  change the way we communicate. While people may say it’s not about the technology, unfortunately that’s where a large share of the budget goes in social network initiatives. However, if the information is not shared by people, it will not be found.

Thinking in networks

Learning with e's

Build your network and always think in networks. They create a sonor map of intelligence, expertise, information and insight. Social media has simply provided an increasingly powerful range of tools to extend personal learning networks (PLNs) to virtually any part of the world. It would be a mistake to think of networks simply as connections. Let's be honest.

Organizational Learning in the Network Era

Learning and Working on the Web

Value from this knowledge is created by groups and spreads through social networks. Learning must be an essential part of doing business in the network era. Connecting in social networks and communities of practice. Learning and working are interconnected in the network era. Much of this they can get from themselves, their communities of practice, and their networks.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

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). Imagine instead that before coming to the ward the students had access to a network which let them find the profiles of all the staff who worked on that ward. So what can we do? would browse.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

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. So be cautious of oldies like me if, in their enthusiasm, they over-sell the idea of informal learning.

Pulling informal learning

Learning and Working on the Web

Informal learning is mostly Pull. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Networked sense-making frameworks like  PKM  can give more control over one’s learning. Exceptions cannot be taught through training; but learning about them on the job, and in networks, can and should be supported.

Principles of Networked Unmanagement

Learning and Working on the Web

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. As we shift to a networked economy, our organizational frameworks have to change. While collaboration inside the company and with partners may have worked in a market economy, cooperation amongst a greater variety of network actors is now necessary. In a network you have to be perceived as having some value by many others.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. spot the fakes, e.g. “managing informal learning”.

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