Informal Learning: Tools for Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a whitepaper I wrote about informal learning. It explains some thoughts I have about informal learning as it relates to wikis, blogs, IM and RSS. You can read it here. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Informal Learning and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

Saw an interesting post by Dennis Coxe - Sailing by the Sound: What Informal Learning Means To Me where he points out the conflict today between learning management systems and content access / informal learning: But what really struck me is that from what I have read is that the real rebellion against formal training versus what is called "informal training" is the slavish devotion to learning management systems. Make learning accessible.

Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog

Kapp Notes

There is an interest question on the Learning Circuits blog that asks whether or not it is appropriate to write a book about informal learning. The argument goes "if informal learning is so important, why use a formal structure, like a book, to describe its value?" Just because learning is intended to be used in an informal manner that doesn't mean that it needs to be unstructured or without form.

Informal Learning - Let's Get Real

Tony Karrer

I recently read an article by George Siemens - Changing Models where he points to the changes that necessarily need to happen in our understanding of how to support learning. I think he's right on the money (as usual), but then he points out: ISD can be very effective for learning that has both a clear end outcome and process. Often, today's learning has neither. I've been trying to write ( Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Informal Learning at Nick.com

Kapp Notes

Like… how can you prevent garbage from being posted on blogs, do companies need to hire professional announcers for their podcasts how will organizations incorporate the next “hot” technology into their learning toolkit. There is a blog entry titled Biases that eLearning 2.0

The Real Challenge around Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

The Real Challenge around Informal Learning Over the last few days I've had a blog conversation with Stephen Downes around what is informal learning: The Form of Informal - 2 More on the Form of Informal The Form of Informal The Paradox of Informal Learning (Form of Informal?) Instead, I've taken away something very important: Informal learning is like pornography I'll know it when I see it.

Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

Our previous posts discuss what should be measured: Intermediate Factors in Learning , Intermediate Factors - Impact Many Measure One. And this exception relates closely to my earlier concern eLearning Technology: Informal Learning is Too Important to Leave to Chance. So, back to learning and measuring results. So, on to informal learning. As I said in Intermediate Factors in Learning. Keywords: eLearning Trends, Informal Learning

The Paradox of Informal Learning (Form of Informal?)

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog, you know that while I'm a big believer in the need to improve human performance outside of classic formal learning interventions, e.g., personal learning support , you also know that the term and a lot of the discussion around informal learning makes me worried. Informal Learning is Too Important to Leave to Chance I just saw two posts on Informal Learning that made helped me to realize the dilemma. It must be learning.

Corporate pandemics of 2006

The Learning Circuits

Inspired by a batch of recent frustrating consulting gigs, a battery of medical check-ups and the current buzz about pandemic preparedness, here are my predictions for six emerging corporate pandemics that trainers will have to deal with in 2006: 1) Ulteriorsclerosis - the clogging of an important initiative by personnel or policies, for spurious reasons that mask more pernicious ulterior motives. Widespread ulteriorsclerosis will lead to the demise of several organizations in 2006.

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Informal Learning - Harold Tells Us Where To Put It - Now What

Tony Karrer

Great post by Harold Jarche - Informal Learning and Performance Technology responding to my post - Informal Learning - Let's Get Real. Performance Interventions ** Learning Interventions Instructional Interventions (e.g., What is curious though is that much of the discussion around Informal Learning seems to center on Communities of Practice. Informal learning offers a new array of tools for the learning professional's tool box.

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Guidance Needed - Are we Misguided in Informal Learning and Collaborative Learning Techniques

Tony Karrer

Found via: Big Dog, Little Dog - a very interesting article: Why Minimal Guidance during Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching - Educational Psychologist It points out that open learning environments may not be good ways for people to learn.

Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace

Obsidian Learning

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.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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Herding Cats or Managing Informal Learning

The Learning Circuits

Kineo , a consultancy in the UK, published an interesting report earlier this year entitled 13 Ways of Managing Informal Learning. Harrison also provides some very good ideas on assessing the current state of informal learning. In essence, 2 types of informal learning?

Informal Learning Blog » Why wiki?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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Informal Learning Blog » The business environment of informal learning

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What is informal learning, anyway?

The Learning Circuits

First, more importantly, if anyone has a comment on research regarding the effectiveness of informal learning, please attach it to Peter Isackson's comment below. For me, the question is still, what is informal learning? A lot of history analogies are brought in (we all get to learn about Dutch shipping patterns or the advent of the abacus), as well as out-of context quotes. So, with that "dead elephant" out of the way, what is informal learning, anyway?

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Learning Design in a Nut Shell

Tony Karrer

I've recently updated my mental model of how I go about Learning Design, so I thought I'd share. Update: Sep 14 - Lee Kraus posted Learning and Technology: Learning Design about this and asked an interesting question - "Does this apply to both formal and informal learning?"

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Informal Learning Blog » Water

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Informal Learning Blog » Collaboration technology at work

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 15, 2006 Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience I really like how they did this. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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CAC Conference: Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

I teach a class called “Managing Multimedia Projects” in that class students are given an RFP for an e-learning based proposal and they have to develop a solution. The first team was White Paw Learning Solutions with team members - Scott Paull, Travis Kline, Ryan Reilly and Lauren Ferrett.

The evolving culture of informal learning

The Learning Circuits

Thanks to Jay Cross and others, we know that informal learning is ultimately much more productive of lasting effects than traditional formal learning, whether it be face to face, distance tutoring or the self-access variety of e-learning. Communities of practice are part of the response to the need to encourage informal learning and perpetuate its results.

The Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

November's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog has been posted. The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? Are you in the business of creating linear learning experiences?

Monday Question - Learning Design Different Now?

Tony Karrer

The basic question is: How is Learning Design different when we are using different learning techniques, especially bottom-up techniques based on personal learning and informal learning?

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