Informal Learning Topics

Tony Karrer

Posts on the topic of Informal Learning: Formalizing and Investing in Informal Learning No Informal Learning and Blended Learning Mix - CLO Panel Surprises Action on Informal Learning - Leads to Great Questions Numbers and Informal Learning The Real Challenge around Informal Learning More on the Form of Informal The Paradox of Informal Learning (Form of Informal?)

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. Social learning

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. Shortly, I'll be responding to this month's Big Question with my Predictions for Learning in 2008. Biggest challenges for 2007? I could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. What is the form of informal learning?

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Numbers and Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

Donald Clark has been discussing in the LCB The Numbers Behind Informal & Formal Learning and also on TrDev. I'm a little surprised that Donald didn't correct the graph which shows that 67% of learning comes from informal - which is based on some faulty analysis. I won't bore you with the details, but the basic answer is that no one has really accurate numbers on the amount of learning and amount of spending on these two things.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Top Posts in 2007

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, December 03, 2007 Top Posts in 2007 Snow is falling general over Massachusetts. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Formalizing and Investing in Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by David Wilson - Real metrics on Informal Learning that asks about a subject that we would all like to know. Is investing in informal learning effective? This is a fascinating subject for me, because it leads us straight into The Paradox of Informal Learning (Form of Informal?) - which is basically that once you put form and structure to informal learning and try to support it in an organization, it becomes more formal.

Informal Learning and New Managers - Nothing?

Tony Karrer

Someone asked how informal learning might apply to new managers. Does that mean that informal learning doesn't apply to new manager training? Or are we powerless to help make informal learning happen? Maybe we just need to visit Ray Sims - What To Do On Behalf of Informal Learning? that suggests lots of informal learning approaches and think about how these might apply to new managers.

Action on Informal Learning - Leads to Great Questions

Tony Karrer

Great post by Ray Sims - What To Do On Behalf of Informal Learning? He provides a list of things he can do to help informal learning in his organization. A few that jump out at me: Help employees discover and refine their own personal learning environment Improve content findability. Funding for information and research services, conference attendance, guest speakers at company events, etc. Considering what a "learning coach” might look like.

No Informal Learning and Blended Learning Mix - CLO Panel Surprises

Tony Karrer

First, none of the panelists seemed to focused on finding ways to support informal learning in the organization. Clearly, each of the CLOs saw themselves primarily as providers of formal learning solutions. At the eLearningGuild event, I attended a panel of CLOs from fairly large organizations (including EMC). Most of what they said was pretty much what you'd expect, however, what really surprised me were two things.

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Informal Learning Blog » eLearning Guild Annual Gathering 2007

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Blog » Sounds of Training 2007, take two

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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Informal Learning Blog » 2007, the year of Pull

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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.

Informal Learning Blog » Inside out

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not truly a collaborative learning platform. Game Based Learning Finding more effective ways to teach about Sun and the business. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Informal Learning Blog » Informal Learning: Show me the money.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, December 11, 2007 The Big Question This months big question from the Learning Circuits Blog: What did you learn about learning in 2007?

Informal Learning Blog » Price cut on Informal Learning book

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Blog » What is informal learning?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Investing in Informal Learning

The Learning Circuits

According to Training in America by Garnevale, Gainer, and Villet (1990), two out of three workers say that everything they need to know was learned on the job, rather than through the classrooms. Of that, about $30 billion is spent on formal training, while the rest, $180 billion is spent on informal, or on-the-job training. The estimates that I have seen for informal vs. formal learning in a work environment normally runs about 70 to 80 percent for informal learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog winners announced!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Huh? » December 10, 2007 2007 edublog winners announced! Congrats to all the 2007 edublog award winners.you can find the whole list here.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

Informal Learning Blog » Kindred spirits

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Getting an Informal M.Ed

Informal Learning Blog » Learning for money.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Blog » Another Life Unexpurgated

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Informal Learning Blog » Mixed-up Learning

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Informal Learning Blog » Internet inside

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Informal Learning Blog » Free Chapter #1 of Informal Learning

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Informal Learning Blog » All or nothing

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Learning objectives clarify exactly what it is youre trying to teach. I called this one out as one of the top things I learned about learning in 2007.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « msnbc is predicting the news? » December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote!

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Informal learning - less than a dollar a hit

Clive on Learning

For some months now I've been carrying Jay Cross's new book Informal Learning around in my bag to read on train journeys. The first relates to blended learning, which Jay dismisses as a 'useless concept'. He also says he cannot imagine 'unblended learning'.

Informal Learning Blog » Ingredients of Future Learning (12 mins.)

Jay Cross's Informal Learning