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

Jay Cross

Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. Conventions like ASCII, programming languages, Internet protocol, and encryption were developed for corporate mainframe computers and only later adopted for personal computers. Multiple access options, like a bank that offers access by ATM, the Web, phone, or human tellers.

To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks. Harold recently posted this model: Workers collaborate in Project Teams to get the job done. 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 work team is a different sort of animal because we have a job to do.