Enabling Informal Learning: Integrating Knowledge Management and Learning

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I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? The answer lies across several domains of a knowledge worker’s practice. So too are our personal learning networks. These are good practices that help us grow our knowledge, but what we really need are mindful, disciplined processes for managing it on a daily basis. Personal knowledge management is, above all else, personal.

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eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year? Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Personal Knowledge Management

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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Knowledge Management and Learning

Tony Karrer

Interesting discussion going on with contribution by Luis Suarez, Jay Cross, David Wilson - around the distinction between Knowledge Management and Learning: Knowledge Management and Informal Learning Knowledge Management and Learning - Separated at Birth? KM & learning: separated at birth?

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. Social learning

6 Benefits of Informal Learning

TalentLMS

Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. It’s what we call those precious learning moments where passion and curiosity meet to break all motivation and knowledge barriers. It is the self-directed learning that is triggered by an intrinsic drive and continues until all objectives in performance and knowledge have been achieved. Learners enjoy the autonomy associated with informal learning.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. Sahana: A community manager’s task is varied.

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Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace

Obsidian Learning

When you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning. This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. It could be knowledge gained from reading, Web searching, or from colleagues and friends. In fact, we typically learn more from informal learning than from formal learning experiences. Here are a few ideas for encouraging informal learning in the workplace.

Unbooks, Informal Learning, and Collaboration: The Age of Questions

ID Reflections

In an earlier post, The Meaning is the Message , I quoted from Stephen Downes' presentation: Knowledge has many authors , knowledge has many facets, it looks different to each different person, and it changes moment to moment. The definition of "unbooks" is similar to that of Informal Learning. Informal learning is never finished. Informal learning has room for multiple perceptions , sources of knowledge, collaboration.

Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

ProProfs

According to CARA’s 2010 Survey on social media impact, nearly 70% of what is learned in life and at work happens through informal and social learning. If applied right, informal learning can become the competitive edge for every company. Why does informal learning demand equal importance as formal learning? In the ideal case, he should prepare a list of main learning objectives, and suggest possible activities that could help achieve them.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

I was taking a stand against accommodating learning styles and cited several online articles supporting my position. Nothing I could say or do, including offering the original research about the ineffectiveness of accommodating learning styles, would be heard. Their thoughts, selflessly shared, helped to shape my current perspectives on learning in today’s changing workplace. I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. In this post, I want to talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time. Providing generic, platform related information is not too useful.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Most employees have far stronger connections through the organization’s hierarchy consisting of layers of manager/direct report relationships. While strong, hierarchical connections also vary greatly across the organization depending on the nature of the work and individual management styles. Where encouraged, connections also form between co-workers within the hierarchy, as well as between members of teams chartered by management.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. Corporate approaches to learning have to change, as well. Until the shift from industrial to network dominance, corporations could compensate for crummy learning by hiring experienced people and managing ingenious command-and-control structures. Organizations that don’t learn can’t keep up. It’s learn or die. Increasing customer loyalty though learning.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Standardization, efficiency, processes, supervisory management, planning, etc.,

Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning

Tom Spiglanin

For nearly three years, I’ve been exploring social learning, informal learning, and the changing workplace. My beliefs about workplace learning have evolved quite a bit over those years, partly by experimenting with new ideas and learning from the results, both positive and negative. I’ve also grown by narrating what I learn here, whether you call that learning out loud, working out loud, or showing my work.

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I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

The 70:20:10 framework helps to put the work of learning and development (L&D) organizations into perspective within the whole of employee learning ( previous article ). That leaves the question of what, if anything, should L&D do to facilitate the over 90% of learning that takes place outside of its traditional role. For just as long, employees have also been learning experientially and socially, without the help of a training organization.

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. Gurteen Knowledge Center : Knowledge Management, learning, creativity, personal development, innovation. Tags: Learning Resources

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Why Mobile Learning The strongest Value Proposition for mobile learning comes from connecting people with ideas, information, and each other—anytime, anywhere! Ten years back, Clark Quinn’s statement about mobile learning seemed wishful thinking. Today, mobile learning is no longer a buzzword. Rapidly decreasing shelf-life of knowledge 4. Information explosion across all spheres and domains 5. Examples of mobile learning implementation: 1.

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Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Yesterday on video I heard myself stumbling to describe the April 21 session of Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. I said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. It’s the vision we’re selling to managers who don’t get it.&#. This new learning is strategy, not support. Formal training and workshops account for only 10% to 20% of what people learn at work.

2010: My blogging year recapped

E-Learning Provocateur

Learning theory & instructional design. • Taxonomy of Learning Theories. • Theory-informed instructional design tips. • The two faces of blended learning. • Art vs (Information) Science. Informal learning. • How to revamp your learning model. • Open Learning Network vs ILE. Knowledge management. • Art vs (Information) Science. • Green e-learning.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. Shaffer in How Computer Games Help Children Learn (quoted by Harold Jarche in T+D) Creativity is a conversation--a tension--between individuals working on individual problems, and the professional communities they belong to. In a flattened learning system, there are fewer experts and more fellow learners on paths that may cross.

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

38% of our time we spend looking for information and Yammer can reduce that time span. But nice to see the examples of various uses of Yammer and how it has opened up knowledge in organisations and made it accessible, through the use of a social approach. Social online learning = not facilitated? I'm also convinced from a knowledge management/organisational le arning prespective you can influence the direction of the conversations that you would like to see on Yammer.

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Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

Home > informal learning > Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning November 22nd, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last month, I moderated an educational webinar on mobile learning and I was fortunate enough to get some of the leading experts in the field, Judy Brown, Tyson Greer and Allison Rossett, to participate in an online panel discussion to discuss a broad range of topics around mLearning and mSupport.

Informal Learning Blog » Come together

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Internal Communications Manager - "trainer" for the informal learning era?

Learning Rocks

So is this qualification - Internal Communication Management PgDip - run jointly by Kingston University and Capita L&D, the future of L&D qualifications in an era of informal learning? Of course, the fault with both of these departments as they are traditionally arranged is that they are concerned only with information travelling in one direction: top-down. You will also learn how to measure the effectiveness of internal communications.

Internal Communications Manager - "trainer" for the informal learning era?

Learning Rocks

So is this qualification - Internal Communication Management PgDip - run jointly by Kingston University and Capita L&D, the future of L&D qualifications in an era of informal learning? Of course, the fault with both of these departments as they are traditionally arranged is that they are concerned only with information travelling in one direction: top-down. You will also learn how to measure the effectiveness of internal communications.

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0 Business business exceptions Conference Board connected company Deloitte great innovation debate IBM informal learning institutional social media John Hagel John Seely Brown JP Rangaswami know how knowing who Knowledge Creation Knowledge Management pods podular design Richard Adler social learning social media institution social software

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

I believe they are all very essential reads for today’s learning and development folks. They are not predominantly directly related to learning or instructional design or theory (except for one or two); however, they all helped me to see the larger picture, to understand where workplace learning and training fits in, and why and where change is needed. 1 Instructional Design Multimedia Learning Richard Mayer. 2 Workplace Learning The Fifth Discipline Peter Senge.

Informal Learning Blog » The human performance landscape

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Blog » The human performance landscape

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Informal Learning Blog » Big questionable predictions for 2008

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

Technology —is great for exchange of information, updates and other transactional stuff. Work —complex knowledge work requires solitude as well as collaboration. Working from home offers me plenty of solitude but not the intellectual stimulation and those over-the-shoulder conversations so crucial to serendipity, ambient awareness, and informal learning. Are you a knowledge worker working from home? Knowledge Management Reflection

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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?

Informal Learning - Harold Tells Us Where To Put It - Now What

Tony Karrer

Great post by Harold Jarche - Informal Learning and Performance Technology responding to my post - Informal Learning - Let's Get Real. Performance Interventions ** Learning Interventions Instructional Interventions (e.g., What is curious though is that much of the discussion around Informal Learning seems to center on Communities of Practice. Informal learning offers a new array of tools for the learning professional's tool box.

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