Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Workers who know more get more accomplished. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.

JSB on the roots of informal learning

Jay Cross

Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. I first heard the term informal Learning from the late Peter Henschel, then director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL), who told me: People are learning all the time, in varied settings and often most effectively in the context of work itself.

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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support. The need and pressure to learn continually, coupled with limited time available to learn, make new digital media viable for professional development. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Specifically focusing on OTJ skills & knowledge. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. Professionals are anyone who does work that cannot be standardized easily and who continuously welcomes challenges at the cutting edge of his or her expertise. In a flattened learning system, there are fewer experts and more fellow learners on paths that may cross. David Wilkins in Learning 2.0

The Working Smarter Fieldbook: A Glimpse and Some Thoughts

ID Reflections

Image via Wikipedia "Collaboration is a process through which people who see different aspects of a problem can constructively explore their differences and search for the solution that go beyond their own limited vision of what is possible." ~ Anecdote And informal learning is hinged on collaboration. The book is a synthesis of years of collective experience, know-how, knowledge and deep passion for improving and enabling human performance.

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. Jay: The Internet Time Alliance is a community of practice.

Centring on strengths at core of self-directed learning approach

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Appearing in today’s issue of Axiom News, Building Better Organizations : Better to begin from positive assumptions about employees. Jay Cross, thought leader in the field of self-directed learning in the workplace, says promoting individual strengths is at the heart of his philosophy. One of his articles, Informing Learning – the Other 80 Per Cent , Cross makes the point that training is inherently pessimistic.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

"The nature of work is changing. The changes to society will be vast" by @gapingvoid We are on the eve of 2015! Most of us do a retrospection of the year gone by, and a future-spection of the year to come. I thought I''d do the same from an L&D and workplace learning perspective. The latter talks about the impact that the changing nature of technology is having on us. This has wide-ranging implication on learning and the future of work.

4 Ways L&D Can Maximize Learning Technology for Hyper-Connected Learners

Instilled

The modern workforce is connected through an ecosystem comprised of business tools and learning technologies — like learning experience systems — and even personal devices. This blog post explores ways that L&D professionals can take advantage of having hyper-connected learners across the enterprise. A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. Deliver Learning in the Flow of Work.

Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

I have come back to blogging after a hiatus of almost 5 months. I didn’t realise how deeply this constant tussle and tug of war have been affecting me at a sub-conscious level till I had to sit down and weigh some of the choices. To be connected to colleagues and co-workers, be in office as much as possible. We just need to bring back the human spirit into all of the interactions we keep getting involved with. Are you a knowledge worker working from home?

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0

Reflections from May trip to Italy, UK, and Netherlands

Jay Cross

Two days of the trip were paid work: One day I keynoted the Learning Innovations and Quality Conference and participated in the launch of the International Council for Open Research and Education ( ICORE ) in Rome. On another day I led a masterclass in informal learning and 702010 for a high-tech company and its customers in Utrecht. I spent most of my time hanging out with five of the savviest people I know, on their home ground. TRAVELOG.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled? , Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Learning 2.0 Hope you enjoy. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. We would welcome lots of discussion. Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7. Real learning takes place elsewhere 8. Workers are disgruntled 10. Training is out of sync with the times 11. Collaborative Learning 18. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Learning Mode.

Sun, Elite, and the future

Jay Cross

Awash in multiple distractions, most have the attention spans of gnats. They lack the discipline to put in the hard work to learn things the way you and I did when we were in school. Ye Gods, most of them don’t read email any more, much less books. They live in the fast lane, skittering across the top of important issues without ever getting to the heart of the matter. And before you know it, they will graduate and become employees of our companies.

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Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. To “earn a seat at the table” where the business managers sit, you must: Speak the language of business. Behave like an officer of the corporation. It is equally vital to understand that different officers of your corporation will approach decisions about learning in very different ways depending on their circumstances.

PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

The concept of a learning shift represents a course correction by the USS Training Department. We are under full steam and headed into the shallows, and are in danger of running aground. We are trying to fight an insurgency with an army equipped with tactics and weaponry that do not fit the field of battle. Our tactics need to shift because we no longer serve the expanded scope of the knowledge worker’s environment. Expanded Scope of Discovery.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

If you are immersed in technology mediated communication, there are no apparent barriers to membership of your community of practice. It is your virtual community. It is tribal because the global online community exhibits many of the characteristics of traditional, territorial tribal practice. Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. 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). Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities.