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.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. You think of improving skills and increasing knowledge. Learning taints the conversation. I changed the name of my new book from Informal Learning in the Cloud to Working Smarter.

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May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010. Reputation vs. Branding - Doc Searls Weblog , May 14, 2010. Working (and Learning?) in 90-Minute Segments - Workplace Learning Today , May 18, 2010. Eric Mazur talks about how to improve large group learning. Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training Methods - Learning Visions , May 27, 2010.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Extreme swings toward technology and institutions were Taylor’s Scientific Management, robber barons, Business Process Reengineering, and narrowly-defined eLearning (removing all the people to make it work.) Knowledge management and corporate learning may never be the same. formal | informal.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management. Acquiring new knowledge and skills – e.g. in webinars, online workshops, MOOCs , and through videos and screencasts, etc. “If E-Learning Generations. The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning. Negating the learner in the learning process GEORGE SIEMENS | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013. Slow Learning – #change11 CLARK QUINN | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. This post offers some other places to get information about training. Collaboration’s Engine & Heart - Engaged Learning , March 12, 2010 SHARING is the engine behind collaboration. What Will Disrupt Literacy Learning/Instruction as We Know it?