Corporate informal learning culture

The Learning Circuits

Dave Grebow sees a danger in meddling with the processes of informal learning, and I have to agree. The aim in all cases is to respect informality but because the efficacy of the means employed doesn't depend on elaborate control systems, those means should be theoretically less difficult to implement. Do some formal training, especially at the managerial level, on the complementarity of formal and informal goals.

Characteristics of Formal and Informal Learning Episodes

The Learning Circuits

Allen Tough , a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, focused his research on the adult's successful efforts to learn and change; and in particular the 70% that are self-guided without relying much on professionals or institutions ( informal learning ). During his research, he discovered that people spend an average of 15 hours per week learning on their own. The main reasons, in ranking order, are: Desire to set my own learning pace.

Informal Learning, Blogs, and Corporations

The Learning Circuits

One of the prime rules of blogging has to be that good information can come from just about any source. But what did make me want to blog was ideas raised in another article in the newsletter entitled Three Rules for Sharing Informal Knowledge. First, corporate control of information. I'm not going to weigh in on right or wrong, but leave it at I don't think many companies, particularly their legal departments are ready to relinquish control of information.

Sometime I Feel Like a Dine-Oh-Saur

The Learning Circuits

I feel like that when I talk to people who develop 'learning' programs or even when I read some of these blogs. Technology thus presents tasty opportunities for workforce learning and support. Sometimes I think everything I've learned about learning needs to be relearned.

Software as Service: What are the Four Pillars for Elearning?

The Learning Circuits

Rangaswami is recognized as a leader, early adopter and advance thinker in enterprise information technology. In his presentation, Rangswami calls out the four pillars of "enterprise 3.0": Publishing Discovery fulfillment Conversation This could be a very interesting framework for thinking about learning and training applications. There is too much critical learning/knowledge tucked away in help systems, informal learning, etc.

The scarcity of attention rule

The Learning Circuits

Fred Wilson, a well known VC, covers on his blog a topic that I think is very relevant to the field of learning: The overabundance of information leads to a scarcity of attention "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it."

How to Optimize Organizational Learning

The Learning Circuits

Among them I found the following 14 guidelines on How to Optimize Organizational Learning written by Entienne Wenger in the summer of 1996 for the Healthcare Forum Journal. He introduced these guidelines with: Here are the 14 guidelines to help you work with rather than against the inner logic of organizational learning: View learning as work and work as learning. Count on the informal. Keep learning as close to practice as possible.

Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo

Training Industry

The private equity firm made its first investment in the company in February of this year; the initial $3 million in growth equity was raised by Docebo to accelerate the growth of its Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise e-learning platform. We also believe that Docebo is in a strong position to address the social and informal learning management needs that exist in the market.”

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/06/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Characteristics of Formal and Informal Learning Episodes - Learning Circuits. Tough discovered that within each informal learning episode (where the primary motivation is to gain and retain certain knowledge and skill on a task or thing), the average learner interacts with an average of 10 people. Tag: Informal Learning.

iPod 32

Knowledge and Learning in the News - Jan 19

Big Dog, Little Dog

Informal Learning Map. How copyright could be killing culture. Enabling Productive Teamwork with Technology

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/01/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Distributed Leadership in the E-Learning Organization - Stephen Downes. Innovative Practice with e-Learning - Joint Information Systems Committee. Imagine how interactions in a classroom change when both practitioners and learners have in their hands, and in their control, immediate access to information, learning materials and a range of administrative and support functions.

CLO 32

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 5/14/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Stories and conversations are two of the primary vehicles of informal learning. They teach, they inform, they are fun, and they come naturally. Enabling Mobile Learning. Storytelling in Organizations. An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth. Process is more important than outcome. When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we've already been. If process drives outcome we may not know where we're going, but we will know we want to be there.

What Does the "A" in KSA Really Mean?

Big Dog, Little Dog

On the other hand, we can propose that the purpose of education is to ensure the attainment of specified knowledge, skills, and attitudes -- thus, learning, is the purpose around which the system is to grow." He then goes on to propose that learning is the nucleus of a training or educational system rather than instruction. They even list the learning levels for attitude: Receiving, Responding, Valuing (Judgment), Competence, and Innovation (p.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Dont Be a Tyrant!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. A post from the Eide Neurolearning Blog from 2005. Thinking styles -- learning styles -- the point is, we all approach content differently. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. EdTechTalk Episode #5: Promoting Learning Through.

Moodle 100

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report Research report by the e-Learning Guild. Results of a survey from 2005. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. EdTechTalk Episode #5: Promoting Learning Through.

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

ID Reflections

Shaffer in How Computer Games Help Children Learn (quoted by Harold Jarche in T+D) Creativity is a conversation--a tension--between individuals working on individual problems, and the professional communities they belong to. Shaffer in How Computer Games Help Children Learn (quoted by Harold Jarche in T+D) Professionals immeresed in communities of practice have a larger zone of proximal development. David Wilkins in Learning 2.0

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

More rogue.

Janet Clarey

Lisa Gualtieri, Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine wrote an article called Learn from Rogue Tweeters: 7 Steps to Promoting Your Organization in Twitter. He is concerned however, that policies may eventually constrain him…he believes the current informal process works because he is “conscientious and diligent.&#. THE CURRENT INFORMAL PROCESS WORKS. So why formalize social media (in my mind a highly informal way to learn)?

Upcoming webinar: Driving business results with learner-centric programs


Your people are busy, but they need relevant, timely learning experiences that enable their work, not interrupt it. His focus has always been on emerging technologies, with a current concentration on social and mobile learning.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning


Modern students sit in classrooms for hours at a time as information is fed to them through lectures and PowerPoint presentations. How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice.

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

“Current educational practices that have a set curriculum, norm or standards based assessments and prescribed lesson agendas are often misaligned with an orientation that celebrates difference in learners and learning (Mentis, Quinn, & Ryba, 2005, as cited in Mentis, 2007).

PKM 230

Part 1: The Shift From Push to Pull Learning

CLO Magazine

Learning organizations are moving from pushing learning to employees to helping workers find answers by leveraging mobile, video on-demand and other forms of just-in-time learning. In a fast-paced business environment, employees don’t have time for an hour-long traditional classroom or e-learning program. They prefer options such as video on-demand, digital asset libraries, mobile and other forms of just-in-time learning.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce


Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! Many of the successful organizations that we see around us today attribute their success to employees who are empowered to learn and innovate at great speeds. 10’ refers to ‘structured learning’.

Colours in a Winter Thaw « WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

The News and Learning → No comments yet Click here to cancel reply. Dilbert E-Learning Queen Skip to content WebTools For Learners Using the web for communication, education, and business!

Promoting change in schools

Learning with e's

In 2005 I edited a book entitled 'Transforming Primary ICT' (Wheeler, 2005) in which I authored a chapter on change management. For many, teaching and learning has been transformed, with new methods and practices often emerging as a direct result of the use of computers.

The grassroots of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

The Internet is thus the perfect vehicle for explaining the concept of rhizomatic learning. Rhizomatic learning is something that I have been superficially aware of for a while. It seems to me that rhizomatic learning is the pedagogical antithesis of direct instruction.

Bea 260

Jay’s blogs fork

Jay Cross

Ten years ago I was writing several daily blogs: In 2001, these joined together to become the Internet Time Blog, one of the earliest blogs about learning: Five years later, writing my book on Informal Learning, I added a blog of the same name.

Fallen Leaves « WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Dilbert E-Learning Queen Skip to content WebTools For Learners Using the web for communication, education, and business!

Everything You Need To Know About Workday® Learning Center HCM

WalkMe Training Station

In 1999, the Editor of Training and Development magazine wrote: “Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.”. And yet, nearly 20 years later, approximately one fifth of organizations still don’t use a learning management system (LMS).

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning. This has attracted a lot of interest, and I’ve been asked to talk more about the differences between “learning” in Stages 1-4 and Stage 5. LEARNING IN AN E-BUSINESS. E-Learning. Learning.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

sales team to handle more sophisticated learning technology buying opportunities and RFPs, and has expanded implementation and support services staff to provide a higher level of help, guidance, expertise and ongoing support. It supports both formal and informal learning effectively.

Docebo 105

Future Platforms for eLearning

Tony Karrer

I've seen the Content Authoring Research Report from the eLearningGuild that suggests what tools are being used in 2005 and it suggests that most content is being authored using fairly traditional tools such as Flash, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Captivate, Lectora.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine. It is All Fun and Games…And Then Students Learn- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2008. What Makes a Learning Game?