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.

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. This new learning is strategy, not support. The focus is shifting from the workshop to the workplace, from courses to conversations, from classrooms to learning environments, and from events to on-going processes.

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Skills for Learning 2.0

Learning with 'e's

I have been thinking and writing about ' Learning 2.0 ' for some time now. This is the argument that there has been a paradigm shift in the way students learn - from 1.0 from passive to active, from individual to social and from consumer to producer. This shift seems to run parallel to the development of the web over the last decade, and resonates with many who observe 21st century, digitally mediated learning in all its forms. informal learning digital mnedia

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.

e-Learning must become social learning!

ID Reflections

social learning informal learning adult learning Tags: e-learning 2.0

Learning 2.0: Everyone is trying to figure it out…and someone boldly proclaims Twitter to be dead

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve been reading tons of posts lately on “Learning 2.0.&# Folks have been talking about “Web 2.0″ ″ since 2004 - it’s taken the learning community until 2009 to get onto the band wagon. The big question everyone is asking is, “How can we use Learning 2.0/Web 2.0 to facilitate informal learning in our organization and enhance the formal stuff we do?&# as part of a learning experience.

Fish are the last to recognise water = informal learning?

Sticky Learning

I just twittered a thought - 'The benefit of Informal learning is that fish are the last to recognise water' - and then I started thinking. This is the real essence of informal learning. People become so engrossed in what they are doing that they don't see that they are learning - until they have learnt (if this makes sense?) So what does this mean for workplace learning? design informal learning opportunities to meet the development needs of workers.

Business Exceptions Are Not Always What They Seem

Skilful Minds

Common wisdom among thought leaders who examine learning in organizations notes that most of the learning that occurs is done informally, or socially. However, informal learning has its own limitations that we all need to keep in mind as we think through the ways in which it adds value to business processes. Collaboration Customer Experience e-Learning 2.0

Social Is Not An Option by Ben Betts

Learning Solutions Magazine

As we find out how learning happens, and how technology can support learning, some interesting hybrids (mash-ups?) Four ideas dominate: informal learning, social learning, mobile learning, and games-based learning. The result: a very different way of learning. Mobile Serious Games Social Media Tools Tags: Future Trends Learning 2.0

Social Learning: to be or not to be?

Jane Hart

The term Social Learning (big S, big L) has been used to describe the use of social media in learning for quite a few years now, so why we have seen the recent spate of blog postings expressing concern about the fact? To provide a bit of history, the term Social Learning (big S, big L) emerged from the previously (more cumbersome) terms E-Learning 2.0 and Learning 2.0. As Web 2.0 Tweet.

Joining the eLearningLearning Community

Skilful Minds

social media informal learning learnscape Tags: Learning Experience e-Learning 2.0 Skilful Minds is now a Featured Source for the eLearningLearning Community.

Association Technology: The LMS & Social Media

Web Courseworks

First, I believe strongly that the ASAE is an excellent resource for information for associations and non-profits in all industries and fields, and I feel that resources like this are essential to success. Secondly, with the expansion of social networking and other technologies, it is becoming increasingly important to stay on top of these trends and develop a greater understanding of their implications now and in the future for your organization.

Scalable Learning and Learnscapes in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

When a learning architecture supports all types of learning along the range of formal, non-formal, and informal experiences, it simply means that small chunks of formal learning are available as resources for non-formal and informal learning. The most salient point to remember is that around 80% of all learning in enterprises involves people collaborating to adapt to emergent challenges in their ecosystem. e-Learning 2.0

Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

Jeff Cobb just released his most recent report on association eLearning called Learning 2.0. In Learning 2.0 As the explosion of social networking takes hold of the internet and the dynamics of information sources change, learning has taken on a new trend of being increasingly learner-centric. Trying to navigate and comprehend these changing strategies of training and learning within organizations has become a daunting task. In Learning 2.0

Informal/Social Learning - Concertina Style

Sticky Learning

In recent times I've seen and heard much discussion around informal and social learning. For example, is informal learning necessarily social in nature? Has the rise of new technologies altered the traditional view of social learning? How can we harness new technologies to foster a culture of learning within our business? Informal learning is learner driven and takes place when and how the learner decides.

Stop Hovering over Learners

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

It has been argued that too much hovering sometimes backfires, because kids learn their values backwards: they feel entitled to things that they must earn, they lack empathy where it is needed. Such excesses have their parallels in the learning world. Take e-learning design, for example. Yes/No) I mix informal learning experiences in the structured learning path. instructional design social informal learning

Informal Learning, huh, yeah, what is it good for?

Big Dog, Little Dog

While Robert writes of informal learning, learning 2.0, education, and training; I'm going to stick with informal learning in the workplace to help keep this post more focused. First, there seems to be some confusion as to the origin of the term "informal learning" by both the poster and commentators. Robert mentions the terms "incidental learning" and "intentional learning," which basically refers to the intent of the learning objectives.

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Evolving from Social Learning to Workforce-Centric Learning

CLO Magazine

Do you ever find yourself not only explaining what social learning is but also justifying why it needs to be part of your larger learning strategy? Do you find yourself interchangeably using the terms “social learning,” “learning 2.0” and “informal learning” — knowing that they are not all the same? I, too, have found myself in the matrix trying to explain the difference between the above terms and, in addition, “social media.”

Speaking Engagements in London and Paris

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

After spending two weeks in London and Paris, my interactions with elearning professionals have left me even more convinced about the need for embracing new technology to advance learning. At the Olympia 2 Conference Center in London, the topic of my talk was “Unleash the Potential of Learning Interactions and Informal Learning.” The occasion was the Learning Technologies 2008 Conference. Here our game plan was to: Discuss some existing Web 2.0

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Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Social media - fad or forever? As I've used each of these I've been struck by how easily this format (social sites) could be used as a platform for business learning.

How To Revamp Your Learning Model by Ryan Tracey

Learning Solutions Magazine

Informal learning today is a lot like the old saying about the weather: everybody talks about it, but nobody knows what to do about it. Here’s an approach to creation of an environment that will support both formal and informal processes. Design Strategies Future Trends Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social Media

Think Artichoke eLearning, Understand Learner’s Instincts

Vignettes Learning

Last July 23, 2009, I had an opportunity to be a panel member of the online event “The Future of the Business of Learning” sponsored by Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. The event was about challenges and opportunities in the learning industry. There were many great ideas on trends and how to find a business model that will sustain the business of learning. eLearning e-Learning Strategy e-Learning Tags: e-Learning 2.0

The Working Smarter Fieldbook: A Glimpse and Some Thoughts

ID Reflections

Image via Wikipedia "Collaboration is a process through which people who see different aspects of a problem can constructively explore their differences and search for the solution that go beyond their own limited vision of what is possible." ~ Anecdote And informal learning is hinged on collaboration. Undoubtedly, it has placed a lot of scattered information in perspective for me.

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Learnscaping — taking a systems view of learning in an organization — necessarily addresses a broad array of topics and disciplines. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Are you an Agnostic or Principled Learning Professional?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: As learning professionals, have we analyzed how our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performanc e environments? Are you an AGNOSTIC or PRINCIPLED Learning Professional? Perhaps, the Agnostic is the unbounded innovator in us and the Princip led is the traditionalist in us. __ As learning professionals, have we analyzed h ow our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performance environments? Web 2.0

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Some Web 2.0-Like Tools in LMSs Extend e-Learning into Social Networking and Community Sharing

Vignettes Learning

Bookmarking - allows learners to bookmark specific pages as references; keeping a bookmark list Send a URL - allows learners to send email of a specific page in e-Learning content Note-taking - allows learners to make notes for every page as they wish and download or print the notes. Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.comThese are some Web 2.0-like tools in LMSs.

Breaking the learning drought

Sticky Learning

What has this got to do with learning? However as I watched this happening each day I thought of learning! My thoughts went a bit like this.just as the dam levels don't immediate respond to rain, employee behaviour or business results don't immediately change after learning either.just as there is a lag between rain and water storage, there is also a lag between learning input and behaviour/results output. Avoid learning droughts!

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Exploring the learning landscape

Sticky Learning

In my previous post I asked the question, 'Is Autonomous Learning the same as Informal Learning?' I'd been reading Daniel Pink's new book Drive and my mind had turned to thinking about autonomy, learning and motivation. Over the last week I've kept being drawn back to questions about, and relationships between, informal/formal/autonomous learning. When I think of learning in structured settings I see learning that includes: assessable outcomes.

DIYEL #11 Ask learners to tell their stories and also to listen to others’ stories.

Vignettes Learning

As I grew older, I learned there is another side of storytelling, and that is listeners telling their own stories. In turn, the storyteller has learned from the listener. This is the crux of informal learning, which accounts for a lot of the way people learn. At the heart of Web 2.0 tools are stories and conversations, not the Web 2.0 Instead, learn how to provoke storytelling. e-Learning Strategy e-Learning

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5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas

Sticky Learning

I write a blog, use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc but what did I know about Social Media really? I use it a fair bit and speak with business clients about how they can use social media to promote learning, however to be honest I still feel like a newbie with much of this! In a room with about 30 others spread across 5 tables Janet walked us all through different social tools that are available and how they could be used for learning. E-Learning is what?

'Scared of first' - why business is resisting new learning.

Sticky Learning

Face-to-face learning was the dominant delivery method with some elearning to deliver generally fact-based knowledge, for example, induction, food safety, OHS and so forth. Over the last 4-5 years I have seen and heard so much about new technologies, elearning, informal learning and so forth. BUT I see businesses introducing 'click, click, click' 'powerpoint-style' elearning and believing that this means that their learning is 'modern'. Social media is seen as a 'fad'.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center. Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning With Power Point. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009 Jay Cross response to this month’s big question “In a Learning 2.0

The Village of Twitter

Sticky Learning

In an earlier post on Informal Learning I made the observation that social networks allow people to create their own villages of learning. Education and learning followed a similar path, larger schools and prescribed curriculum. Schools, universities and formal learning have been undoubted successes. In one instance in Baltimore this test was also given at the beginning of the following year (allowing a measure of learning over the holiday break).

Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

* If you are not reflecting, you are not learning. Here are some things I learned from in the past six months. The Flip UltraHD camcorder is a breakthrough learning device. Here’s a sample: I continued to experiment with learning video. Ellen Wagner summarizes the Future of Learning Technology. Eileen Clegg explains Visual Learning. We are outspoken advocates of curriculum-free, interactive, self-service learning. Learning is Not Enough.

ELearning Guild AG08 Day 1

eLearning Development

Positioning Your Career in Social Networking and Collaborative Learning. He also gave us several new job titles like Collaborative Learning Anthropologist. His point was that social networking is all about people, not about technologies. Technology changes rapidly and tools become obsolete, but people are always going to be social animals. Learning 2.0: Harnessing the Potential of Contextual Informal Learning. E-Learning 2.0:

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) | Main | Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content » June 19, 2008 Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! that Brent Schlenker and I are doing an e Learning Guild Summer Seminar Series that is focused on all things "2.0"

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. It’s still needs more, but represents a good starting point for review: eLearning Strategy (PDF) Elearning - A Primer Learning 2.0 Top-Down Strategy What does a real life e-learning strategy look like?