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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Specifically focusing on OTJ skills & knowledge. From a 2008 microlearning conference “There is a need and pressure to learn continually due to rapid change in society and the economy…Knowledge gaps are widening.&#. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. To know if it’s effective. Focused on knowledge workers–people who use digital info in their jobs. Who doesn’t this work for?

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. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. See also: Twitter Conference Ideas and Twitter and Webinars. Each of these allowed me to fast forward my learning and share knowledge effectively. And a lot of that networking could be public. Work Event?

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ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update New Work and New Work Skills Work Skills Keeping Up? What resources would u recommend for a baby boomer 2 become proficient in blogging, social networking, wikis, etc? How does this apply to non-knowledge workers?

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Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective 1,655 6 98 Fun Headline Generator 1,503 0 1 Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog 1,500 22 52 Web 2.0 vs. 2.0 - Help Needed 1,206 17 21 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction 1,155 8 6 Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

Time Spent on Blogging

Tony Karrer

is how much time I spend on blog reading and writing and how anyone can work that into their already too busy life. I also got a form of this among the questions from the grad student (I'm slowly working through these.) Realize this is high, but much of my professional work is staying up to speed. Likely the more powerful effect comes when you are assigned a research task and you use the blog as part of that task. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective

Workscaping, part 1 of n

Jay Cross

On the way home from the Swiss eLearning Conference, my mind was racing after three days of talking with interesting people and spreading the informal learning gospel. In time, the words will migrate into the Working Smarter unbook.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

June 1, 2008 was when Work Literacy Launched. In my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , my last prediction was: Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Effective managers make stretch. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. Email me for information on working with the Alliance.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. Tools and Methods for Networks and Communities - Discusses specific tools and methods for using Networks and Communities as part of Knowledge Work. I'm working on XXX.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Fast Company describes how Cisco is implementing an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘human network effect’ both on and off the Cisco campus.&# John Chambers has seen the light: command-and-control is slow and inefficient compared to free-flowing networks. To my way of thinking, this is the convergence of knowledge work and informal learning that I’ve been trying to promote.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Fast Company describes how Cisco is implementing an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘human network effect’ both on and off the Cisco campus.&# John Chambers has seen the light: command-and-control is slow and inefficient compared to free-flowing networks. To my way of thinking, this is the convergence of knowledge work and informal learning that I’ve been trying to promote.

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

None of the bloggers studied have PhDs, yet many want to be seen as, or perceived themselves to be, experts There is no data to validate or invalidate their expert status—the only thing that can be garnered from the interview is their own emic perspective; that is, what they say about themselves and the permission they give themselves to analyse and give their opinions about certain issues within their area of knowledge. And you cannot Separate Knowledge Work from Learning.

Learning for the 21st Century

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learning is the process of figuring out how the world works. It’s a dog’s breakfast of acquiring skills, information, knowledge, savoir faire, and more. THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORK. In the days of textile factories in Manchester, railroads criss-crossing continents, and assembly lines mass- producing automobiles, most work was physical. In fact, Frederick Taylor told workers, ‘You’re not paid to think’ Along came knowledge work.