Informal Learning: Tools for Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a whitepaper I wrote about informal learning. It explains some thoughts I have about informal learning as it relates to wikis, blogs, IM and RSS. You can read it here. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

4 Steps to Measure the ROI of Informal Learning

Allego

The phone calls, text messages, IMs, and emails they send each other when they’re stuck and need help. Reps often incorporate the information into their daily behavior, but rarely document or share these informal talks. This is informal learning. Modern Learning

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DevLearn09 - Im Speaking!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 08, 2009 DevLearn09 - Im Speaking! Looking forward to the schmoozing, the DemoFest, the ID Zone, the Social Media Camp, the learning!, Did I tell you that Im looking forward to the schmoozing part?) Posted by Cammy Bean at 8:00 AM Labels: devlearn09 , e-learning guild , kineo 4comments: Ethan said.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Im Mrs. Dalloway Im just back from vacation and still trying to make the transition back into work mode. But I did learn that I am like Mrs. Dalloway. Im disturbed to report that Im The Poisonwood Bible. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a Gamer 3.0!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, December 14, 2007 Im a Gamer 3.0! Now a few of Karl Kapps students "(Nicole Clark, Heather Gee, Aaron Kennelly and David Robbins) have created a fun little assessment tool called Gamer Rater that helps you determine what level of gamer you are according to Games, Gadgets and Gizmos for Learning. Im so pleased. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Im a (K)nitwit! Cold nights coupled with a growing maternal nesting instinct, have forced me to buy some yarn, pull out the needles, and learn how to knit. These infrequent learning events are spaced way too far apart. Ive forgotten most everything I learned the last knitting go-around. Im looking forward to your post on blended quilting!

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What is informal learning, anyway?

The Learning Circuits

First, more importantly, if anyone has a comment on research regarding the effectiveness of informal learning, please attach it to Peter Isackson's comment below. For me, the question is still, what is informal learning? A lot of history analogies are brought in (we all get to learn about Dutch shipping patterns or the advent of the abacus), as well as out-of context quotes. So, with that "dead elephant" out of the way, what is informal learning, anyway?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Welcome to Creepy Valley - Motion Portrait - 3D Facial Animation | Main | Big Basket of Stuff #2.in » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D Pardon this hodge podge but I have waaayyy too many items to get through them individually and quite frankly the number of tabs I have open is getting a little scary.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « msnbc is predicting the news? » December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote! You see, like any good incestuous community, I know and/or read a lot of the folks who have been nominated; especially in the "Best e-learning / corporate education" category.

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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

Towards Maturity

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At Learning Technologies 2009 in London, my friend Laura Overton announced the results of the third in a series of reports by Towards Maturity on the use of learning technologies in the workplace. Creating learning solutions that both attract employees and making the company appear progressive to the outside world have become major drivers of eLearning. Most companies report their learning has become more flexible and easily accessible.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 12, 2007 Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Jay Cross in Free the learners talks about his afternoon omelette and anarchy and then goes on: People ask how to track informal learning in their LMS; my response is don’t. But how will we know if they are learning? Im mean -- do they really use all that data?

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Old vs New Ways of Thinking About…

Kapp Notes

Looking at the difference between old and new ways of thinking about knowledge, information, learning, video games and other critical concepts. IM, Blog, email). Informal. Interface and Information are Separate. Information is the Interface. Learning Environment. E-learning, Google, Wikipedia. Information Processing. Preferred Learning. Informal.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: This job aint dead yet.

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. What strikes me about this whole DIY/informal learning/death of ISD conversation is that what were really talking about are those so-called motivated knowledge workers. These are guys who will take informal learning by the horns and run with it. Theyre certainly not going to take the initiative to take e-learning courses on their own time.

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LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel

Jay Cross

Feature | Block yuuhey RT @jackiegerstein : mLearnopedia – [link] – blogs, activities, research, resources for mobile learning – #learntrends -4:15 PM Nov 18th, 2009. voicethread, thinkingworlds, inxpo, odijoo, caspian learning, 5 moments of need – #learntrends -3:21 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block TroyBrock @RealEstateZebra Im in the same boat with #googlewave you can go to #learntrends and get in on some waves. -12:46

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Which is a preface to talk about learning standards, and the field is quite dynamic right now. Learning Standards. And then the IMS (an initiative of Educause before being spun out as an independent effort) started creating standards, as did the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the major body in the US responsible for computing standards. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough.

Quip: conversations

Clark Quinn

We may execute individually, but the innovations, the changes, the needed learning happens by dialog. IM chats provide an open channel to have a continuing presence. One of the coming roles for learning designers is facilitating the informal learning as well as the formal, I suggest. Conversations are the engine of business. Seriously.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. Textbooks, blackboards, and overhead projectors remain the tools of choice for many teachers, at a time when their students are geared to learn from iPads, PowerPoint, and instant messaging.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Scrambled Egg Mind of a Beginner

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thought Id check-in and give you all a quick status update on what Ive been up to: As you may know, I recently started with Kineo as the VP of Learning Design. Im in that beginner-mind zone. Although Ive been doing this work for 15ish years, the ground beneath me is shaky and I feel like Im in new waters, navigating new people, new processes, new tools. Im @cammybean.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. After reading Jane Harts article Understanding Todays Learner , I realized Id better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools. Like Tracy Hamilton , Im enjoying the endless thought streams. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? Im cammybean on Twitter.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives by Jim on March 3, 2011 in EHR Training Since the beginning of last year’s health care debate, we’ve all been hearing a lot about Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the promise they hold for saving money and improving patient outcomes.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. will increasingly have a role in all facets of modern business, and particularly modern business learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. Im excited to go to as many sessions as I can. Im excited to pick peoples brains. Im excited to get feedback on our products and services (yes, my company will have a booth).

What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? by Jim on March 8, 2011 in social learning I’ll be honest. Just good, wholesome, social learning knowledge. learning arena , and that for all his ridiculousness (and frankly reprehensible conduct), Sheen has proven to be a master at getting people to “buy in” to his message.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. That is, of course, if Im even awake after the kids have finally fallen asleep. Now Im trying to maximize my time on the drive to work.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. The game has an open platform that allows new details to be constantly added, reflecting lessons learned from a recent mission, for example. Through Project MMOWGLI and games like VBS 2, the military is taking the lead in exploring the potential of games to change the face of learning and research.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Me: Im an instructional designer. Im sort of distracted by the naked boy who just ran by (not mine). Ellen Wagner says, " I Ds help transform intangible information assets into things of great business or epistemological value." Maybe thats my explanation, or maybe people are just becoming more informed these days :-), with the www and all ;-).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Many lessons learned. Multi-generational learning experience. You take a tour of the house to learn about the organization. Click on objects to learn more. Im a convert. Yes, Im an English major who writes mostly text bullets instead of novels. So Im curious: what drove you to revisit theory? Cammy, Im glad to hear you so revved up.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. While I haven’t seen more recent data, my experience is that the informal learning trend holds true today.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:15 PM Labels: instructional design , rapid e-learning 44comments: Tony Karrer said. Im gonna go strap some pillows around my head now.

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It’s not “to be original&# ) by Jim on January 5, 2011 in eLearning , social learning With the New Year comes new resolutions, and I’ve made an effort (you might even call it a resolution) to have at least one of mine be training related (the others were booked solid). So what did this teach me about learning?

Chatting

Clark Quinn

Last night we held the first #lrnchat , a Twitter learning chat. For example, Meebo is more dedicated to chat, but there’s more overhead to get hooked up (it connects all IM channels, but you’d have to be on IM). There were some sparkling gems in the conversation, and valuable information. We covered case studies (and the lack thereof), the nature of the necessary culture, the role of informal learning in the organization, and more.

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Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

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Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget)

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget) by Jim on December 8, 2010 in Project Management/Project Delivery Thesis: Keeping a team happy and humming along on a project is often as simple a matter as balancing the urge to ov er-manage or under-manage.