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. Personalization in the K12 context is used to enable each student to learn at his or her own pace, and the curriculum is tailored on-the-fly to the meet the unfolding needs. The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker. Corporate Learning Use Cases.

History of Informal Learning: the Early Years

The E-Learning Curve

The emergence of digital / digitisation / digitalization is forcing organisations to rethink and evaluate how workers learn and how to support effective performance. How do people learn? What accounts for the upswing in interest in informal learning? Continue Reading → The post History of Informal Learning: the Early Years appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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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

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. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.

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.

Organizations: keep an eye on your high speed learners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

A participant during my master class on learning of the future shares: " I was learning a lot through the online world and would be at the cutting-edge in my field, this learning was logical part of my work as recruiter. You will not get better proof of the power of online, informal learning. The second part I discussed the organization as a learning environment for the knowmad. 70-20-10 elearning knowledge workers knowmads organisational 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.

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

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

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.

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 Programs – Table of Links

The E-Learning Curve

To wrap up this series of posts on the E-Learning Curve Blog, here is the complete table of links to each post in the series 'Evaluating Non-Formal Learning.' Evaluating Non-Formal Learning Programs – Table of Links is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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

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. Read what it’s about: Chapter Two , A Natural Way of Learning. Improve knowledge worker productivity 20% – 30%. Help workers learn to learn for sustainable competitive advantage.

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

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

Using Quantitative Data when Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Using Quantitative Data when Evaluating Non-Formal Learning 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

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: 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Yet more on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

The non-formal methodology I’m describing is a generalized account of the type work I carry out when developing and implementing non-formal learning initiatives in organizations. The type of learning interventions being discussed here are what [.] Yet more on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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. Of that, about $30 billion is spent on formal training, while the remainder, $180 billion is spent on informal or on-the-job training. knowledge harvesting). What did we learn?

JSB on the roots of informal learning

Jay Cross

Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. I first heard the term informal Learning from the late Peter Henschel, then director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL), who told me: People are learning all the time, in varied settings and often most effectively in the context of work itself.

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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Informal Learning, Blogs, and Corporations

The Learning Circuits

One of the prime rules of blogging has to be that good information can come from just about any source. But what did make me want to blog was ideas raised in another article in the newsletter entitled Three Rules for Sharing Informal Knowledge. First, corporate control of information. I'm not going to weigh in on right or wrong, but leave it at I don't think many companies, particularly their legal departments are ready to relinquish control of information.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning. I deal with sensitive information and data.

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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support. The need and pressure to learn continually, coupled with limited time available to learn, make new digital media viable for professional development. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Specifically focusing on OTJ skills & knowledge. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media.

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.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters. I even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.”

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning. The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers.

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. The learning frameworks will have to evolve accordingly. “On-the-job”

PKM 158

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 couldn’t agree more with Haruki Murakami that “The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” We must learn to be creative.

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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. That’s always been the primary way people learn to do their jobs. ”. “ If an organization is not addressing informal learning, it’s leaving a tremendous amount of learning to chance. This is a knowledge economy. ”. “

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.