When should you use Informal Learning?

Upside Learning

In his webinar titled ‘Learning isn’t what you thought it was’, Jay Cross made a strong case for informal learning. What I understand from this is that informal learning mirrors this process in two ways. What’s the big deal about informal learning?

Informal Learning Part 1 from Jay Cross

ID Reflections

Tags: technology collaborative learning social learning informal learning adult learning

Informal Learning Part 3 from Jay Cross

ID Reflections

Tags: corporate training collaborative learning social learning informal learning adult learning

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. Certainly the Hottest Topics in eLearning for 2009 were social and informal learning.

Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

A recent survey that found that employees (in the UK, at least) are more interested in innovative learning and collaboration than the HR and training people in those same institutions. More HR professionals (42%) than employees (38%) wanted to see more classroom learning. Having been in both learning and HR roles, (not to mention being an employee for most of my career), These results make perfect sense to me. Undirected learning is not a straight-line sort of process.

Informal Learning About Accessibility

Experiencing eLearning

Two weeks ago, I posted a poll that asked How Do You Learn About Accessibility? It does seem like there isn’t much formal learning about accessibility happening though; most of the responses were for various kinds of informal learning. No one responded through the poll that they learned about accessibility from a course, such as part of a masters program (although one person did mention academic course work in the comments). Informally from coworkers: 11%.

Informal Learning Part 2 from Jay Cross: Informal learning is like a bicycle ride

ID Reflections

Jay Cross compares formal learning to a bus ride--where everyone is travelling together, in almost the same direction, and will, on an average, reach the same destination at around the same time. Informal learnign, on the other hand, is like a solo bicycle ride.

The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Upside Learning

The Big Question posed on Learning Circuits this time,as always , is thought provoking –. What did you learn about Learning in 2009? Mobile Technologies – 2009 was the year that mobile technologies have exploded on the scene. Five Myths of Mobile Learning.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. There's a lot to learn from that experience. I'd be curious to hear thoughts on that kind of learning experience.

Informal Learning Flow

Tony Karrer

I've always been a big believer in the value and power of informal learning. Over the past few years, I've written quite a few posts about informal learning. is one part of systematizing support for informal learning. The person I most associate with informal learning is Jay Cross. And I'm happy to announce that he's working with me to help bring together resources via the Informal Learning Flow.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. G et Out of the Training Business , my most recent column for Chief Learning Officer, called for the abolition of corporate training departments.

UpsideLMS wins THREE Awards at 2009 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards

Upside Learning

It was an exciting moment when Tom Werner of Brandon Hall started announcing the names of the winners for various categories in the online ceremony for the 2009 Excellence in Learning Technology Awards. Learning Management Technology for Blended or Informal Learning.

Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today

ID Reflections

Preamble Today's #learnchat question revolved around formal and informal learning. The initial part of the session was spent on trying to pin down the meanings—denotation as well as connotation—of formal and informal. No course-end certification as learning does not end 5.

Informal Learning: People can train you but they can't "learn" you.

ID Reflections

Some key points: Informal learning vs. formal learning 1. Informal learning is never over. Formal learning has a fixed goal, syllabus and usually ends with some recognition. More than 80% of learning in the workplace is informal learning.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. Corporate approaches to learning have to change, as well. Organizations that don’t learn can’t keep up. It’s learn or die. Increasing customer loyalty though learning.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. Learning Event?

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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

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Although everyone learns most from their mistakes, it does save a lot of money if you keep some tips in the back of your mind. What is an online learning community?

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

For more information about speed thinking, visit Ken’s website and refer to his book The Idea Generator. Learning without boundaries: Ben Saunders , Business Analyst Consultant at HCS , provided us with a comprehensive overview of m‑learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Google Reader Its how I stay informed on the latest blog posts and news. Not only is Twitter great for the occasional laugh, but also a great source of information and links.

Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want. The Informal Learning Flow aggregator is beginning to take social signals into account. on the eLearning Learning. Hot List on Informal Learning. February 2009 Posts. A Guide to Social Learning. February 2009 Keywords. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. eLearning Learning and RSS.

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Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0

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Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Allen Tough, a brief talk at the 3rd New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) Conference. They’re not aware of other people’s learning, educators don’t take it into account and so on. And the other 80% was informal. Tags: Informal Learning innovation

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, January 07, 2009 eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report Check out the 2009 salary report from the eLearning Guild. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Informal Learning - 2010

eLearning Cyclops

Informal learning (a.k.a. social learning) grew immensely in 2009. Now I know there are corporate training departments that have embraced informal learning, but those are the more innovative companies. As I am confident we will see informal learning become more prevalent in the corporate environment, companies must also be cautious when jumping into the social media and informal learning stampede.

Defining informal learning

The E-Learning Curve

Informal learning should no longer be regarded as an inferior form of learning whose main purpose is to act as the precursor of formal learning; it needs to be seen as fundamental, necessary and. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Here are the top items via eLearning Learning. Adult Learning in the Workplace – Research Findings Top Keywords PKM eLearning Tools Informal Learning Swish Adobe Captivate Twitter LinkedIn Tools Harbinger Adobe Google Articulate Microsoft eLearning Technology.

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Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. A few “highlights&# that I want to share: 1) Moodle is about creating a learning community. Those who want to use it just to track learning are missing its point.

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Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. Technology is used to generate or analyze information individually.

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Learnscaping — taking a systems view of learning in an organization — necessarily addresses a broad array of topics and disciplines. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences. August 1, 2009 to August 30, 2009. Half an Hour , August 3, 2009.

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

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Yesterday on video I heard myself stumbling to describe the April 21 session of Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. I said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. This new learning is strategy, not support.

ASTD groks informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning was the theme of Tony Bingham’s keynote presentation at ASTD’s International Conference and Exhibition in Washington this month.

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How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 Interview.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009. So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. You can see more detail of how this works here in Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning (and see how you can be involved). Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.