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.

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.

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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?

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. The workshops culminate with everyone role-playing that interaction. 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. They are workers first, and learners second.

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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.

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”

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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. ”. “

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.

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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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. This mindset plays a critical role in understanding the business goals of a training program. It means creating opportunities for self learning, exploration and collaboration.

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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. However, most often, these are short term tasks with short-term goals that we want to get done with so that we can focus on what really inspires us, what signifies long-term goals in self growth and learning, and where we feel our contribution can actually make a difference. ned roles.

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.

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.

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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Learning for the 21st Century

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Unprecedented changes in the role of the worker, the nature of business, the pace of innovation, the importance of intangibles, the explosion of information, and the shift from a manufacturing to a service economy have rendered traditional corporate learning obsolete. Jay Cross exposes the inadequacies of traditional learning and discusses a new paradigm for learning in the 21st Century. WHAT IS LEARNING? Organisms only stop learning when they die.

Centring on strengths at core of self-directed learning approach

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Jay Cross, thought leader in the field of self-directed learning in the workplace, says promoting individual strengths is at the heart of his philosophy. Empowering individuals to learn through discovery how to lead from their strengths is a major fulcrum for my work,” says Cross, who has written extensively on the subject of self-directed and informal learning and its increasing relevance and effectiveness — as compared to company-provided training — in today’s knowledge economy.

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Information Era has arrived. To be successful, people must learn to learn. They must shoulder responsibility for learning what they need to know from their experience and from their peers. Learning has become a corporate survival skill. Learn or die. Tomorrow’s leaders will understand that learning is not just another discretionary item. In the information age, innovation is the competitive advantage. Learning is the business.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 18, 2021

Mike Taylor

I’m excited that my session from the Learning Guild’s recent online event “Pushing the Elearning Envelope” was selected as the featured session for the conference. Hop over to learn about the details. Learning About E-learning on the Presentation Podcast.

6 Key Questions to Guarantee Sales Learning Success

Allego

We’re all reasonably well educated, yet when our kids need help with some specific aspect of their homework, we typically have trouble recalling things we learned years ago. This method of learning and recall works for millions of people who need instant answers to questions all the time.

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ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

Better yet, go take a look at: Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee Better Questions for Learning Professionals Continuing Thoughts on Questions What Questions Should We be Asking? Session Hopping a Practical Guide General Session - New Work Literacies and E-Learning 2.0 These changes are continuously transforming the landscape for knowledge work. The results are in, and most knowledge workers are struggling to adapt to new forms of work and learning.

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

ID Reflections

To be connected to colleagues and co-workers, be in office as much as possible. 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.

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Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

Catherine Lombardozzi recent post Coaching informal learning sparked something for me around online coaching opportunities. In prior posts she identifies the following elements as being needed for informal learning strategy to be effective in the workplace: Motivation for learning. I completely agree with Catherine that we need to be thinking about how learners can get support for dealing with the complexities of informal learning.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

I thought I''d do the same from an L&D and workplace learning perspective. The former identifies shifts in specific areas that will and already are having a far-reaching impact on the way we work, learn, communicate, and engage with the environment and society. Over the next two decades we can expect the knowledge of the world to be digitalised, with an exponential rise in user-generated content, "wise-crowd" application and open innovation applications."

What is Learning in the Flow of Work? A New Perspective on Learning

Instancy

Learning in the flow of work heralds a new paradigm in workplace learning and skill development. Fostering a culture of learning within the workplace where learning is ongoing, embedded, and always available brings in many unexpected benefits.

Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. When lives are on the line, the learning process is studied, calculated and formalized to a degree of realism as close to 100% as possible. The processes have been formalized, in knowledge work, many of the processes are formalized. Realistic, formal learning events make a difference.

Quiz: Have you got the New Workplace Learning mindset?

Jane Hart

Following my recent posting, Social learning is not a new training trend , I’ve had a few comments from readers that suggest they were not able to see the difference between the two workplace learning approaches I described – in particular the difference in the “mindset” involved. 1) Do you think that formal learning (ie training, workshops, courses, e-learning) is the only appropriate way that people should learn to do their jobs?

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Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

on learning. One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 Seven Key Aspects of Learning 2.0 and Learning 2.0 You need to be prepared to apply learning 2.0 You need to be able to spot new kinds of opportunities that you might not have been involved in before (see Long Tail Learning ). In defense of the title - I still call it a Learning 2.0 learning 2.0)

4 Ways L&D Can Maximize Learning Technology for Hyper-Connected Learners

Instilled

The modern workforce is connected through an ecosystem comprised of business tools and learning technologies — like learning experience systems — and even personal devices. A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. But when it comes to the workplace, high-speed internet and sophisticated, social technologies have opened up new avenues for delivering learning and engaging learners across the enterprise.

The Art of Training People and Bears Using a Learning Continuum

Living in Learning

For this to happen, that bear experienced formal learning and acquired some significant skills training; the very same skills you and I learned in our youth. Unfortunately, it does not, and if our contribution to their learning stops there, we may as well be training bears. I described the PDR Learning Continuum in an earlier post. The Role of Formal Learning. The learning environment is highly controlled. Tags: Continuous Learning

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. Don't we have to conclude that learning professionals must be literate in these things? If so, then what should learning professionals do to become literate? Should workplace learning professionals be leading the charge around these new work literacies?

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0

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?

The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. The “environment” I reference is manifest in the new face of where we learn – our learning environment. I recently had the honor to participate as a panelist in the July 27, 2009 online discussion sponsored by Learning Trends, ISA, and Training Magazine Network. Not to sound contradictory, but we all have a learning environment.

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2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Learning Analytics 6. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. Don't we have to conclude that learning professionals must be literate in these things? If so, then what should learning professionals do to become literate? Should workplace learning professionals be leading the charge around these new work literacies?

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How to Select Online Manufacturing Training That’s Right for Your Company

Convergence Training

Click the links below to learn more about how we can help you. Learning Management Systems. In this article, we’re going to try to give you the information you need to make a wise choice when it comes to selecting online manufacturing training. Mobile Learning.

PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

The concept of a learning shift represents a course correction by the USS Training Department. Choose a metaphor of your own; bottom-line is painfully clear – the learning game has changed, and our tactics and methodologies that worked so well in a traditional “training war” are not as effective in a non-traditional battle. Our tactics need to shift because we no longer serve the expanded scope of the knowledge worker’s environment. Learning Space Discovery.

Workscaping, part 1 of n

Jay Cross

T oday CLO magazine’s Deanne Hartley interviewed me for an upcoming story about micro-learning. People naturally learn in small chunks. On the way home from the Swiss eLearning Conference, my mind was racing after three days of talking with interesting people and spreading the informal learning gospel. Not quite micro-learning, but a step in that direction. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable.

How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

What pushes the popularity of micro, small bites learning or learning by snippets and drips? In the words of Dr. Minimol Anil Job and Dr. Habil Slade Ogalo in the article "Micro-Learning As Innovative Process of Knowledge Strategy," published in the International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research , "Current technological, economic and social changes trigger the need for new concepts and strategies to support lifelong learning.

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