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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Fastest Growing Jobs in America: Information Security Analyst

OpenSesame

With recent security disasters such as the Heartbleed Bug and the Target Security Breach , the need for strong information security has never been more pressing. These cyber heroes are known as information security analysts. Becoming an Information Security Analyst.

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Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning

Learningtogo

While studies vary on the exact percentage, most learning in today’s workplace is informal. In this post, we’ll distinguish between informal and formal learning and explore ways to identify and encourage informal learning within your organization. What is informal learning?

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. No social learning, no informal learning, nothing about connecting learning to the business.

L&D: Learning and Dystopia

Association eLearning

The thought tracker on her left wrist lit up briefly as it logged the new information. “I’m I tried to talk IT into letting you project in but the firewall is the firewall, no exceptions for non-personnel.”. “It’s Error, information not found,” Ms.

Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary - was general consensus around: Software as a Service is Great for Learning Professionals inside Corporations Firewall restrictions still pose a problem for SOME services Security is a concern, but generally should not stop use The reason that Software as a Service is so attractive is that it is often hard to get Corporate IT to spend time on getting even simple software packages set-up and even harder to get them to agree to support these packages.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. A diverse learning library, made up of videos, FAQs and links to relevant information. Community Informal Learning ITAshare Web 2.0

Social Bookmarking behind the Firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Instead of having a closed committee of “experts&# sitting in a room deciding how to organize the information you rcv, YOU, and communities of practice you belong too, decide, tag, and bookmark. Techcrunch introduced me to Connectbeam. Connectbeam is just another company convinced that the activities of this new web generation will be a productive part of how we do business. It’s another tool that democratizes the web.

8 E-Learning Tips I Wish I Knew When I First Started to Build Courses

Rapid eLearning

Go Beyond Information Sharing – 5 Ways Your E-learning Courses Can Create Understanding. Lo and behold, all of the projects are locked behind a firewall and the person has nothing to show. Many of the courses I see are mostly information dumps.

Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

MakingBetter

We’ve put out a few posts and articles that should help with some general information — like, what is the value proposition of the Experience API? Getting Started.

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Mitigating the Risks of BYOD in corporate learning

G-Cube

Passwords, Firewalls and Encryption: The platform of corporate learning is the enterprise Learning Management System for most organizations. In addition to authorized Passwords, Firewalls can be installed to allow only authorized devices to access the enterprise LMS.

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

We looked at a series of things focusing on the right way to go about open source LMS , in case you are switching to a new LMS system , the critical consideration on how to decide between hosted and behind-the-firewall option , and even a few tips on what not to do while selecting an LMS.

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RSS: The new intranet protocol? Learning2.0 behind the firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It's not necessary when IT departments are deploying the informal learning tools behind the firewall. An LMS should simply track usage stats for the small amount of remaining courses and then somehow try to get a data collection point around the informal learning that is occuring. From ZDNet is the article RSS: The new intranet protocol? RSS is the LMS killer!

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

You could even search for information on these tools themselves and get some good links to follow. Broadcasting information – with microblogging information sharing can happen in the real time and anyone make contribution unlike discussion boards or emails.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

Knowledge workers are constantly pursuing the information they need to perform their jobs. While L&D is able to design, develop and deploy these courses in a highly prescribed, organized way, learners are constantly in need of new information throughout the course of their work days.

Lectora Online V2.0 is Coming

Trivantis

1) Escape the Firewall – You need to be able to work across states, countries and even continents. Working in the cloud lets you access project information securely outside your company’s firewall.

A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

The spec is mute on how that data is made available for use outside of the Statement API, and in practice, the Statement API is maybe just fine for sharing data across systems, but it’s not super helpful when you’re trying to use the data in the LRS to inform.

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Surprise! Knowledge Guru Summer Release Adds SCORM, Security Features

Knowledge Guru

That means players can access it on a company intranet or behind a firewall, if you’d like. We’ll test drive the SCORM version of Knowledge Guru, show off the new security features and provide information on how to test Knowledge Guru in your LMS environment.

Organizational Knowledge Mastery?

Clark Quinn

And yes, the experiments can be outside the firewall, trying new things with customers and visitors and reading reactions, but that’s still in the realms of the understood or expected. It’s about flows of information, which can’t happen if you’re in a Miranda Organization.

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

Gone are the days when having your own staff running your own servers behind your own firewall provided a sense of security and control. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario.

Time to Rethink Measurement for Digital Learning

CLO Magazine

Some of this content can be accessed through internal learning management systems but the fastest growth is likely to come from content available outside the organization’s firewalls and systems.

Blending social and mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

The term “social learning” – along with “informal learning” – has been bandied about for a couple years. The concepts of social learning and informal learning are intertwined with social tools such as Facebook, blogs, microblogs (e.g.

Breaking Up with “Yeah, but…”

Learning Rebels

They want more information, knowledge and help to be better people. In the training world, it is not uncommon to hear: “Yeah, but…” and it’s time to put an end to this unhealthy relationship. It’s a relationship that is holding us back from success.

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5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere.

Mobile Learning: 3 Security Threats & 7 Ways to Beat Them

CommLab India

Because of this, your enterprise data and personal information are vulnerable to cyber attacks and at a risk of password thefts. In such cases, your personal information and work data may fall into the wrong hands.

The Promise Of 3D Learning

Upside Learning

Yet, as I trawl the web looking for successful implementations of such 3Dverses for learning, I find very little substantive information about companies implementing such systems with any reasonable success.

Got Skills Gaps? Partner Up

CLO Magazine

Nash : The best way to manage this both for learning leaders who are internal to the business place and working in higher education organizations is, have a really free flow of information and communication happening.

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

A learner has to memorize information by repetition. Inquiry is "a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge -- seeking information by questioning." At work, how many times in a day does someone ask you “How do you do this”? I bet several times.

Make Your Software Training Handy with These 10 Job-aids

CommLab India

Want to keep job critical information at the fingertips of your employees? 1) Check if the net cable is connected 2) If your net cable is intact, check/restart the modem 3) Change adapter settings 4) Change firewall settings, and so on.

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Online Training: Best Practices for Attending a Live, Online Course

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Is there anything worse than logging into your online training two minutes before it starts only to find out that your corporate firewall won't let you in at all? It can become a security risk if you leave your email or personal information visible. by AJ Walther. Online classes are here to stay. They're easy, they're environmentally friendly, they're economical, and they're extremely effective.

Learning Solutions Conference Day 1, my recap

Challenge to Learn

and are very informal. In fact the cloud is nothing else then a bunch of web servers behind a firewall, like the servers data would live on your corporate servers. Yesterday we had day 1 of LSCON2013 and here are my findings.

Latest #LMS Takeaways Plus Did you know?

eLearning 24-7

If you want to know the security levels, go directly to those hosting sites and you can read about it – the vendors tend to send you the same information anyway; they might increase say (assuming the hosting site is 128 bit AES) to 256 AES, but as a whole – it is right there for your eyes on the hosting server site. The course was the game, and so they learned the information while in the course. Hello from Berlin.

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

For the majority of technical questions/requirements I see on RFPs are those whose experience are with systems behind the company’s firewall, or ERP platforms or HRIS systems and so forth. If you have a firewall blocking social media, mention that. And you can find all the security information you need there. Contact the vendor to inquire about more information and see a demo, before you do anything else – which means BEFORE YOU SEND OUT YOUR RFPs. .

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Why eLearning in the finance industry is very important

eFront

Add to the mix operational guidelines and procedures internal to your financial organization, and what you have is informational overload. Banking.

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., They can be personal or professional on either side of the firewall (for example, the company football pool or machinists who support Obama’s re-election). The firewall itself is becoming porous; customers and partners are increasingly privy to what was previously considered insider-only information. At the Internet Time Alliance, we’re big fans of narrating our work.

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. It can be hosted or installed within the firewall. Last week I asked Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training? - This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates.

How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

Marcia: Years ago, workplace educators began to segment what they provided employees into artificial and misleading categories, for example “formal” and “informal” learning, or “e-learning” “blended learning” or “social learning”. This week I’m in Berlin, Germany at the OEB Conference.