Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences. The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker.

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%. Workers who know more get more accomplished.

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The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. Social learning

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Characteristics of Informal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Changes in the world economy are forcing corporations to rethink how workers learn and to perform effectively. How do people learn? The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. What accounts for the upswing in interest in less formal. Find out more.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. It is perfectly possible to share one’s experience over a “lunch & learn” session; however, if that session can also be aired on Hangout, the impact is amplified tenfold.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. We are still learning from one another, one grain at a time on a daily basis.

Real Learning explained

Jay Cross

Learnnovators: We are excited about having reviewed your new book Real Learning. Could you give our readers a brief on your book that is also a part of a larger part of your Real Learning project please? Real Learning helps workers build a sound learning process.

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. We must learn to be creative.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

20 Awesome Quotes From Jay Cross

Learnnovators

Jay has been an icon and a huge source of inspiration to most of us in the learning community. I am giving below 20 awesome quotes from Jay’s interview : “ It’s not so much that the future is informal learning. This is a knowledge economy. ”. “

Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

This learning is closely related to Collaboration (my favorite word as people who know me will recognize). Background: I think most knowledge workers approach work from two perspectives. And one of the key sources of our personal learning.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. Training Modalities Stephen tells us at the outset: Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies.

The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. They learn about twice as much from those conversations compared to structured courses and programs. It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal. As Charles Handy has written, “Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.”. Learning is social.

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After-Christmas Sale: Informal Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

New Year’s Resolution: Use informal learning to improve organizational performance in 2010. Informal Learning is on sale at Amazon for $18.18. Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance.

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.

Improving Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Two recent posts got my attention -- Tony Karrer's Reduce Searching Start Talking and Harold Jarche's Effective knowledge sharing. Harold notes the 80-20 funding ratio between formal and informal learning and Will Thalheimer questions this funding differential in the comment section.

Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

What does Agile have to do with Informal Learning and Instructional Design? Agile means the willingness to be in a perpetual state of Beta, accepting that there is no closure, can be no closure with information, requirements, needs, business opportunities changing at lightning speed.

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Non-formal Learning Characterized 2

The E-Learning Curve

Michael Eraut makes a clear distinction between his interpretation of the term ‘non-formal learning’ and what others call ‘informal learning.’ Non-formal Learning Characterized 2 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Capturing non-formal learning-related data

The E-Learning Curve

This is the methodology I use to collect data on non-formal learning programs. Capturing non-formal learning-related data is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning

Can We Align Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines & NonFormal Learning?

The E-Learning Curve

Kirkpatrick's guidelines are incompatible with the assessment of non-formal learning in three ways. Can We Align Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines & NonFormal Learning? is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs

The E-Learning Curve

Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick set out “helpful” guidelines for the measurement of learning. Kirkpatrick’s Guidelines for Evaluating Training Programs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning qualitative research design workplace learning

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research

The E-Learning Curve

When considering research designs to evaluate the effectiveness of learning it's important to consider the types of data that you have access to. Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Validity in Research is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Using ‘tests of rigor’ for validation

The E-Learning Curve

Evaluating Non-formal Learning: Using ‘tests of rigor’ for validation is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning Without rigor research is worthless becomes fiction and loses its utility.

Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study

The E-Learning Curve

I consider a case study methodology to be the most effective strategy to use when evaluating non-formal learning. Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model: More…

The E-Learning Curve

How to use the 4 Level Model to evaluate non-formal learning Evaluating Non-Formal Learning using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model: More… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model

The E-Learning Curve

The Four-Level Model is incompatible with the assessment of non-formal learning. Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

I have asserted that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Non-Formal Learning – Evaluation Considerations

The E-Learning Curve

Workers are required to learn new skills, in the context of their functional tasks: they do not necessarily have the time to take formal training courses. Non-Formal Learning – Evaluation Considerations is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Using the Information Session Approach in an E-Learning Initiative

The E-Learning Curve

ISA-based Non-formal learning initiatives are a great way for people to distribute information and learning. Using the Information Session Approach in an E-Learning Initiative is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Using Non-formal Learning in your Organization

The E-Learning Curve

Deliberative learning (where the worker schedules time to learn) is a key definer of non-formal learning. Using Non-formal Learning in your Organization is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning information session approach IPA knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

A Typology for Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Michael Eraut has created a matrix to identify varying types of non-formal learning A Typology for Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning formal learning informal learning knowledge workers learning continuum Michael Eraut non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning typology workplace learning

Non-formal learning characterized

The E-Learning Curve

Can we characterize different types of learning modalities? Non-formal learning characterized is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning informal learning Jay Cross formal learning knowledge workers learning continuum non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

Non-formal Workplace Learning 2

The E-Learning Curve

One of the primary impacts of learning is the context within which the learning takes place. Non-formal Workplace Learning 2 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning Eraut foraml learning Hodkinson and Hodkinson informal learning knowledge workers learning continuum non-formal learning organizational learning workplace learning