How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop&# ) to processes (think “social learning&# ). We already know many ways to make networks more effective. For example, take one aspect of a purposeful enterprise network, profiling. Social networks are inevitable in enterprise.

Let's improve our learning language as learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I am currently in the Exploring Social Learning MOOC by Curatr and it is great. There are many interesting articles and videos to explore, including the twitter chats. The MOOC really makes me think more deeply about what I understand by social learning and how I translate it into practice. For instance it made me think about the importance of individual thinking and individual experience in social learning. elearning language social learning

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

Sharing is an act of learning and can be considered your responsibility for the greater social learning contract. Know-who (social networking skills, locating the key people and communities where competencies, knowledge, and practice reside and who can add the greatest value to one’s learning and work) Two students working on one computer learn more than both would learn if working individually.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Debunking Social Media Myths - HarvardBusiness.org , June 29, 2009. How to get students to find and read 94 articles before the next class - Digital Ethnography , January 28, 2009. Five Things I Do With Every Ubuntu Installation - Lockergnome Blog Network , June 10, 2009. aka, No, Kevin, this is not “socialism&# ) - Lessig Blog , May 28, 2009. How to: Build a Social Media Cheat Sheet for Any Topic - ReadWriteWeb , January 9, 2009.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Social Graph.shaping up to be the hot summer song of 08

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Couple of Lists of Sites to Start the Day. Since we have all bellied up to the social computing Kool-Aid and drunk deeply, it is only right that now we become interested in the kinds of data that can be extracted from these systems. Dion Hinchcliffe, as per usual, has a good solid explanation of the social graph (and a lovely graphic).

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

He chairs the Internet Time Alliance, a brain trust of six thought leaders who help companies boost their collective intelligence and profitability through networks. His published works include Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance as well as other books and countless articles. Interview. by Robert Morris, Dallas Business Commentary Examiner. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, and systems thinking.