Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. 70:20:10 is the most common framework used to help understand informal learning.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

You can find more of the resources I enjoyed during the month in my 2012 Reading List.). 1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. And most importantly, support our informal professional development.

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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

2012: That was the year that was

Jane Hart

In the first of two reviews of 2012, here are the 10 most popular posts on my own blog this year – based on viewing stats, tweets and FB likes. 1 - The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. 5 - The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning.

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Pick of the Month: November 2012

Jane Hart

One of the big themes last month has been about change in the workplace learning profession, and in fact the direction that L&D might take in the future. 1 - Visualize real learning – Mark Britz, 5 November 2012. m learning, e learning, blended learning, etc) learning?

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. How can we define informal learning? Workers rely most on informal learning. Learning informal learning

The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?

Bottom-Line Performance

Nevertheless, it is commonly quoted that 75% of what we learn is “informal.” ” (See Marcia Connor’s 2004 article on Informal Learning to see the research on this.) Connor explains: “Most learning doesn’t occur during formal training programs.

Pick of the Month: May 2012

Jane Hart

Note, for easy reference, ALL the links in my daily Picks are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. 1 - Jane Bozarth started the month with some wise advice, as usual, in her Learning Solutions Magazine, Nuts and Bolts column piece: Selling it (1 May).

Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

1 – Importance of self organised learning. N early 80% of respondents participate in online groups to help others by sharing information and experiences; 66% participate in a professional community of colleagues and peers; 41% participate in groups to be seen as someone knowledgeable.”

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

Since it’s still January and people are blogging about trends or predictions for the new year, I thought I’d share some areas I believe Rapid eLearning Vendors should focus on in 2012 in order to stay ahead of the curve or worse, have a small startup eat their lunch.

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. Workshop begins mid-July 2012. Hands-on experiential learning. You learn by doing. Two books and the Informal Learning poster.

Informal Learning Takes Centre Stage

B Online Learning

This article from HCAMAG.COM discusses how informal learning which now accounts for up to 90% of learning in the workplace, and social media are now making inroads into this area of corporate life. It features B Online Learning’s eLearning strategies and observations from our eLearning [.]. eLearning News Informal Learning eLearning strategy informal learning social learningShare. Tweet. Pin It.

What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ve set all the hype aside to look at what was really happening in the training world in 2012. Training’s Top 125 acknowledges the companies whose efforts in learning and development (L&D) stand out from the rest in terms of their impact on the winners’ bottom-line results.

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Informal learning:formal recognition

Learning Cafe

As a result of using either a sophisticated Learning Management System or a simple spreadsheet, we know how to record the outcomes, assessment results etc of formal learning. Learning records are included on our CVs and in this sense are somewhat precious. Formal learning is recognisable and recognised. We are also aware of the value of informal learning; the things we learn from others, through work place and life experiences.

The Yin and Yang of Formal + Informal Learning

Allison Rossett

Tweet Article from ASTD about the mix of formal and informal learning strategies: [link]. Articles Publications Formal Learning Informal Learning instructional design New media

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

The 1999 Online Learning conference in Los Angeles was ground zero for eLearning. Our dream of personalized, modular, always-on learning was dashed. I fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel?

Are You Giving Informal Learning Short Shrift?

Mindflash

Most of us know from personal experience that you learn a large percentage of what you need to know to do your work while on the job. Just 10 percent of learning occurs via formal training like classes. Informal First! According to Tracey, it’s “Informal First.”

Knowledge Guru™ Learning Game to Launch at @DevLearn 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

And we’re flying from our hometown of Indianapolis to sunny Las Vegas to do it at DevLearn 2012. Meet Knowledge Guru™ , a learning game engine that combines addictive gameplay with research-based learning science to ensure maximum knowledge transfer of your materials.

EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

It’s about handing power back tothe learners and creating the environment for learning to happen. The Connectivismand Connective Knowledge MOOC (massive open online course) that Downes, Siemens and Cormier started in 2008 exemplifiesnetworked learning, and the transformative impact of technology on learning. Rather, the learning in thecourse results from the activities you undertake, and will be different foreach person.”

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? ANSWER: How did you learn to walk and talk? How did you learn to kiss? Can informal learning do any worse?

Formal Training Vs. Informal Learning: Which Makes More Sense?

Mindflash

There’s been a great deal of discussion over the last few years related to informal learning. Today, just about any training magazine, website, or conference probably devotes significant time to talking about informal learning.

LearnNow Morning Session July 25 2012 #ASTDLN

Learning Visions

I’m co-facilitating this event with Bob Mosher (Ontuitive), Conrad Gottfredson (Ontuitive) and Chad Udell (Float Learning). LearnNow – re-emerging discipline…of supporting our employees in all the many ways that they learn. Not just in the classroom and through formal learning initiatives. wrote twenty years ago that we need to become learning organizations. The old ways fail, unless we learn how to Learn Now. The Five Moments of Learning Need.

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Informal Learning for people in a hurry

Jay Cross

Need to get your arms around the essence of informal learning in business in a hurry? Try these ten: The Informal Learning Poster. What’s informal learning? (in Informal learning in a nutshell. Bringing Informal Learning Up To Date. Realtime learning in realtime business. Controversy over Informal Learning. A Natural Way of Learning. Transform Corporate Learning for the Era of Collaboration.

The experiential informal learning workshop

Jay Cross

Informal LearningFirst come, first served. Workshop announcement and pre-registration are here.

Social Media for Informal Learning: Part 1

ATD Learning Technologies

The proliferation of social media has re-ignited interest in informal learning processes. In the first of three articles, we identify five social media tools that you’re probably already familiar with that you can use to support informal learning in your organization. Click here to read full version

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. • 10% of learning occurs via formal training (eg classes). • 20% on informal learning. Whatever is required to make the learning experience authentic and effective.

Survey on Extreme or Informal Learning

Jay Cross

From my pal Curt Bonk at Indiana University: My research team and I from the Instructional Systems Technology Department at Indiana University are conducting a study titled, “Collecting Stories of Extreme or Informal Learning.” Where do you go to learn things?

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A defence of the “Next” button

E-Learning Provocateur

The “Next” button doesn’t have many friends in the e-learning community. Let me explain by rewinding a little… In my previous post Informal first , I articulated a mindset that prioritises informal learning over formal training.

50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Upside Learning

We have compiled the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012 from our blog. The posts are broadly divided into 3 categories – Mobile Learning, Learning Management System and Learning Technology. Mobile Learning. The Future Of Mobile Learning.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 JULY 16, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. OCTOBER 1, 2012.

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Oxford Debate on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

A couple of years ago, several of us traveled to Oxford to debate whether Informal Learning was style or substance. Related: The debate over informal learning. eLearn Magazine: The Oxford Union Debate on Informal Learning, Style or Substance?

Independent Learners Cannot Use A LMS

KnowledgeStar

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How to Evaluate Learning: The Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

Dashe & Thomson

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning indicates that the top skills desired by Learning & Development departments are measuring and evaluating training. Learning: To what degree did the learners acquire the intended knowledge, skills, and attitudes as a result of the training?

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Choosing a Social Media Platform for Formal and Informal Learning

Connect Thinking

I have just released episode 23 of the Connect Thinking E-Learning Academy free video and audio podcast series. This is the first of a series of three podcasts exploring social media platforms for formal and informal learning in organisations.

Something all learning pro’s should do

E-Learning Provocateur

Learn a language. Now YOU are the one on a steep learning curve. But in no uncertain terms I reminded myself of what works and what doesn’t in the learning process. Constructivism, connectivism and informal learning. In doing so, you continue to learn.