Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

A recent survey that found that employees (in the UK, at least) are more interested in innovative learning and collaboration than the HR and training people in those same institutions. More HR professionals (42%) than employees (38%) wanted to see more classroom learning. Having been in both learning and HR roles, (not to mention being an employee for most of my career), These results make perfect sense to me. Undirected learning is not a straight-line sort of process.

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%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Learning is social.

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Informal Learning Center

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Formal training and workshops account for only 5% to 20% of what people learn from experience and interactions. Order the Informal Learning book or read a summary or download the Informal Learning Poster. What is Informal Learning? Start with these: What’s informal learning?

Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration

QuoDeck

Classroom teaching has been debunked for newer forms of learning and engagement across organizations. Interestingly, startups seem to be the ones driving companies towards such learning. The Use Of Informal Learning For Startups. Working in any organization involves learning, and at different levels. The most common approach is a presentation and exemplifying, followed by learning and then repetition. 3 Steps To Develop An Informal Learning Strategy.

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

Learnnovators

INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. Understandably, it has a natural impact on corporate e-learning as well. In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. Like many of you out there, we too believe that, in today’s learning landscape we need ‘learning rebels’ and ‘learning provocateurs’, and not ‘learning conformists’.

THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOUT-OUTS FROM TODAY’S LEARNING INNOVATORS

Learnnovators

but also the wisdom to channel the forces that actually bring about genuine change. ” — Gene Levinson INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. Understandably, it has a natural impact on corporate e-learning as well. In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. Not many organizations truly have a learning strategy.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

According to the recent New York Times series Grading the Digital School , parents in some of the most tech savvy places in America are questioning whether the investment in classroom technology is paying off. In Silicon Valley, the chief technology officer of eBay sends his children to the Waldorf School of the Peninsula , a nine-classroom school, and so do employees of Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Hewlett-Packard. … we are motivated by a blind faith in technology.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Organizations are facing increasing disruptions, more information is available, and new technologies are making it easier and faster to compete. Going forward, optimal execution is only the cost of entry and continual innovation will be the only sustainable differentiator. This puts a huge emphasis on innovation. Provided that learning and development leaders could and should have a central role in innovation, what is the chief learning officer’s responsibility?

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram below by Dion Hinchcliffe is a succinct illustration of how digital technology has been and will continue to play a key role in bringing about this change. The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. With digital technology growing exponentially, the speed of change is going to be faster than any we have encountered before.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. The problem in executing this shift is not in setting up these new learning environments and communities, but rather in embracing the change.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. Unlike those who think learning management systems (LMS) are largely irrelevant or are back office systems, I see tremendous value and potential everywhere I look. That’s because I’m focused on a much broader market opportunity for learning tech. appeared first on Talented Learning.

This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: The iPhone boasts improved specs and a larger screen size — but is it still an innovative product? Sure, the new iPhone looks faster and sexier…but is it really going to move us forward when it comes to embracing mobile learning? Topic 2: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is Not a Technology…so how do we help organizations learn informally? PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform.

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Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

Docebo

As the great Albert Einstein once said: “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”. When done exceptionally, continuous learning can foster talent that is constantly innovating, rethinking, and formulating new strategies to better your business. What is continuous learning?

A Case For Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

Informal learning has answers to some of the most pressing educational challenges organizations face. ” These early academic experiences may have contributed to the eventual development of Bandura’s influential ideas about self-directed learning, observation and imitation. In the last decade, globalization and the rampant availability of highly interactive technologies have altered the modern definition of social learning and its practice.

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Experience API, XAPI, Learning Record Stores, TinCan API do you know what this is about? Last year I participated in a fringe event during the Learning and Technologies conference and it was funny to be emerged into a topic I didn't have a clue what is was. Nevertheless I think this is interesting for all learning professionals working with 70-20-10. These e-learning efforts have taken all kind of shapes, blended learning, tutorials, games and apps.

Innovative Work Spaces

Clark Quinn

Yet, upon investigation, it’s clear that they appear to not be particularly innovative in their approach to work spaces. Coupled with delegation, this should yield innovation, at the expense of some efficiency. As Jay Cross let us know in his landmark Informal Learning , even the design of workspaces can facilitate innovation. Innovation is about culture, practices, beliefs, and technology. Are you ready to (Qu)innovate?

Learning Resources from Informal Learning (Jay Cross): Part 1

ID Reflections

I am re-reading Informal Learning by Jay Cross and was going through the resource links he has provided. Apart from the book, which is a must read for anyone interested in the field of learning, the resource links are gold mines of knowledge, information and insights.

Challenge: Make Informal Learning Visible & Valuable

Fort Hill Company

At the 2016 Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo (ICE) in Denver, Kathy Granger and I presented a session titled, Learning Anytime, Anywhere: How to Activate Informal Learning at Work. Informal and social learning are valuable and the source of most innovation and performance improvement in organizations. There are recent advances in how informal and social learning can be activated and made visible and intentional.

9 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 21

Upside Learning

Learning as we knew it has undergone (and continues to undergo) a sea change. Today, we have new forms of learning like – blended, informal, social, mobile etc. Learn about some of these new approaches here. Top 10 Challenges Of Blended Learning.

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20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13

Upside Learning

As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. How Blended Learning Will Change the World.

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Remembering Jay Cross and His Work

Experiencing eLearning

We often overuse the word “innovate,” but Jay truly did innovate and lead the industry forward. He was the guru of informal learning who pushed us to think outside of the traditional model of formal courses and training. He may not actually have been the one to coin the term “e-learning,” but he certainly shaped and led the field. Formal and Informal Learning. Training versus Learning. Real Learning.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Blog – The Case of the Collider and the Great Black Hole - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , January 4, 2010. Ten Technologies That Will Rock 2010 - TechCrunch , January 1, 2010. Challenging Mindsets: From Reverse Innovation to Innovation Blowback - Edge Perspectives with John Hagel , January 6, 2010. I find lists like this great for serendipitous learning.

Improving the world through innovations in e-Learning?

Challenge to Learn

He says that if you want to innovate and really convince and capture people you have to go inside out: Start with the why. Maybe my why is more that I feel that we don’t really benefit from the possibilities our technology offers us. Another thing is my passion for learning. When I got involved in e-Learning I found it an activity that can contribute to improve learning, and learning is something significant, it really does mean something.

Innovation in eLearning | Upside Learning

Upside Learning

Workplace Learning is changing! A couple of months back I shared my thoughts on an interesting question relating to the ‘future of workplace learning’ at Learning Circuits Blog. The learning domain is undergoing change like never before; Social Media, Informal Learning , Communities, Virtual Worlds, Mobile Learning, Learning Games , Augmented Reality , and much else. Where does this leave the learning solutions providers?

Innovation in eLearning | Upside Learning

Upside Learning

Workplace Learning is changing! A couple of months back I shared my thoughts on an interesting question relating to the ‘future of workplace learning’ at Learning Circuits Blog. The learning domain is undergoing change like never before; Social Media, Informal Learning , Communities, Virtual Worlds, Mobile Learning, Learning Games , Augmented Reality , and much else. Where does this leave the learning solutions providers?

Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. What is Learning and Development? Why Is Learning and Development Important?

Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want. The Informal Learning Flow aggregator is beginning to take social signals into account. on the eLearning Learning. Hot List on Informal Learning. A Guide to Social Learning. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. eLearning Learning and RSS. Informal Learning Flow and RSS and.

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The New Face of Blended Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Here’s the gist: Disruptive innovation (termed as such by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Disruptive innovation fundamentally transforms the landscape rather than merely sustain the conventional structure. Segue to innovation …). And, technology IS a cornerstone.”.

The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion

Upside Learning

The rate of adoption of these technologies is phenomenal, and has cut across varied age-groups. Regardless of what aspect of learning you’re interested in, you can be sure that learners are using mobile technology and social media, are you ready for it? In the workplace, a successful learning strategy must necessarily include elements of social media/tools and mobile learning because that’s what a lot of users need - tools to support social informal learning.

Multiply Learning Successes with This Number-Backed, Modern Approach

Docebo

Change as the Cornerstone of Survival: 3 Stats Supporting Modern Learning to Survive in Business. “It Competitive businesses need to change, grow and evolve in order to retain relevance and cultivate innovation. And relevant, competitive businesses need relevant, competitive learning and development programs which also need to change and grow in order to prosper. Is there value in 70:20:10 learning model? Modern learning’s potential, by the numbers.

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July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. Blog – Why Incompetence Spreads Through Big Organisations - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , July 5, 2009. Blog – How to stage a revolution - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , July 12, 2009. 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals - Full Circle , July 3, 2009. Brain Surgery Using Sound Waves - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , July 20, 2009.

Old technologies don't die

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler We connect with each other and with information in many ways. They are accessing information, listening to music, watching TV or a movie, perhaps making a call to a friend or family member. Witnessing this scene reminds me that no matter what technologies emerge, and no matter what disruptive innovations come along, we will always have the older, more traditional media to use. Old technologies don't die - they get built upon.

The Learning Experience Market Explodes: Degreed Acquires Pathgather, Taking an Early Lead

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Today Degreed, one of the pioneering vendors of Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), announced plans to acquire Pathgather, another innovator in this space. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. As an aside, I’ve written separate articles on L&D innovation recently for both CLO magazine and the Litmos blog so you can check those out, too. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. There was interest but some lack of clarity around meta-learning.

Learning Experience, Collaborative Learning… The Learning Technologies Ecosystem explained

Training Orchestra

There are around 700 hundred Learning Management Systems (LMS’s) on the market. And yet, innovative learning solutions keep coming up. You’ve probably heard or even invested in new systems such as Learning Experience Platforms, Microlearning platforms, Collaborative Learning tools and Gamification tools …. Companies are increasingly recognizing that the LMS is not enough to meet today’s learning challenges. What is a Learning Technology Ecosystem?

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5

Upside Learning

How To Revamp Your Learning Model. There’s a lot of talk these days about informal learning vs. formal learning. eFront: Free Storyboard Templates For e-Learning. A list of free storyboard templates for e-Learning. How Do You Define 21st-Century Learning?

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Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo

Training Industry

The private equity firm made its first investment in the company in February of this year; the initial $3 million in growth equity was raised by Docebo to accelerate the growth of its Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise e-learning platform. We also believe that Docebo is in a strong position to address the social and informal learning management needs that exist in the market.”