Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. This morning I received an email asking…”How are people using social software to support learning?” Everybody knows about network effects: the value of a network increases exponentially with the addition of each new node.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Person-to-person instruction is no longer cost-effective. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. Venture capitalists funded scores of eLearning companies, most of which disappeared in the dot-com crash a few years later. Social & Collaborative Activities. Social.