Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). It formalises the informal.

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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PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

This continues the discussion being had around PLE/PWLEs - see More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments for a bit of recap. Tom Haskins has a series of interesting posts - on the topic: Enterprises that love PLE's Traits for creating PLE's at work The P in PLE First, I have to jump on the comments in these posts by Stephen Downes and Michelle Martin. A PLE that is 'inside the enterprise' is a contradiction in terms.

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Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

Home > informal learning > Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning November 22nd, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last month, I moderated an educational webinar on mobile learning and I was fortunate enough to get some of the leading experts in the field, Judy Brown, Tyson Greer and Allison Rossett, to participate in an online panel discussion to discuss a broad range of topics around mLearning and mSupport.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Unlike a VLE, an ILE is strictly informal. Unlike a PLE, an ILE is communal. Informalise learning.

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The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs). Since then, Steve Wheeler’s thought-provoking article Anatomy of a PLE has prompted me to extend my argument a little further. A Formal Learning Environment (FLE) which manages that learning. The ILE will contain self-paced, self-directed, unmeasured learning resources such as readings, video clips, podcasts and discussion forums. In my previous article Online courses must die!

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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.”

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. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. Learning objects are. for learning/instructional purpose.

Hanging in there

Learning with e's

Some teachers struggle to motivate their students, and some students find it hard to concentrate for long enough to learn anything. But where does motivation to learn come from and how can we capture it? One of our Atlantis University team, Tillman Swinke, recently published a blog post called 'This time it's personal' where he deals with the subject of motivation in relation to informal learning. In other words, we learn because we are interested.

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TIN CAN API & THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” ~ Rustici Software INTRODUCTION. Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today. This is mainly because of the relevance it carries in today’s world of ‘Learning Transformation’. The remaining 90% is happening informally!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Funny Funny (not safe for work) e-cards | Main | Three Panel Soul.required comic strip reading » June 13, 2007.and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail. Tony Karrer has a great compendium of the posts at the heart of evidently a raging debate on the existential nature of personal learning environments. You wanna know what a PLE is?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, June 11, 2007 Personalization does not equal Personal Ive been catching up this morning on all the recent PLE posts, particularly Tom Haskins recent entries. Corporations can "personalize" a Professional Learning Environment (aka an LMS), allowing users to add their own widgets; they can allow trainers to update a users training record; they can let the user set preferences.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 14, 2007 Personal Hard Drive Mark Oehlert made some very sparky comments as he enters into the "raging PLE debate." (I Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? But as Mark points out, thats different from "learning."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Be the Node

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, June 02, 2007 Be the Node To Michele Martins most excellent post on the Psychology and Skills of Personal Learning Environments. First off, I have to say that this entire PLE conversation hasnt really sparked much for me. Karyn Romeis talked about "lifewide learning." People have been learning forever without widgets and web2.0.

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Wisdom of clouds

Learning with e's

Here is the first Learning with 'E's guest blog post - it's by Manish Malik, who is based at the University of Portsmouth. Let me explain: PLE. The tools within a PLE are most likely not used for the purpose of formal education of all learners within an educational institution. Each learner may use a different set of tools to support/enhance their informal learning. Academics and the institutions have the most control on this learning environment.

Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking

Web Tools for Learners

As I said, I’ve never studied art or visual stuff, but Jay Cross says 80% of learning is informal - and that’s where I’ve learned anything I know, visually. Jay Cross on Informal Learning. My informal learning sources have been. When I look at Jay Cross’s graph on informal learning, above, I can understand the information immediately. Dave Tosh's PLE. Michele Martin's PLE Mindmap.

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Blurring the boundaries

Learning with e's

I'm increasingly conscious of the blurring of boundaries between formal and informal learning contexts. We spend much of our time in formal settings such as classrooms, training rooms and 'on the job' training, to learn the stuff that gets accredited through academic or vocational qualifications bodies. And yet, this generally accounts for only around 20 per cent of our lifelong learning time. 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.

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Give PLEs a chance

Learning with e's

This post features Graham Attwell's chapter on the social impact of personal learning environments (PLEs). Graham, as director of the Wales based independent research agency Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning) is deeply embroiled in the study of emerging learning technologies. Informal learning is hardly acknowledged, less still fostered and facilitated (p 125-6). Image source: replacement-software.co.uk) Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). One challenge for education providers is to decide whether they will support the desire of students to self regulate their learning activities using personal technologies. 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 12, 2007 My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World Tony Karrer asked in the comments on my PLE post yesterday , Im curious if you distinguish your learning environment (tools, skills, etc.) One that Ill have to consider for awhile here.the slow learning of blogging.thoughts trickle down and excited ideas bubble up.

Is Instructional Designer the Right Title?

Experiencing eLearning

Via a post I found through Workplace Learning Today , Rob Wilkins asked whether “instructional designer&# is really an accurate title for what we do. He suggests that “information and instruction architect&# might be a better description, especially as we move to more learner control, personal learning environments, and Web 2.0 tools that (hopefully) help people build their personal learning environments, it’s not quite the traditional course.

Can anybody hear me?

Learning with e's

It's a movement against the commoditization of learning and against corporate profiteering. 2) Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and in particular Learning Management Systems (LMSs) contribute toward restrictive practices in education and constrain both learner and teacher to operate within a model of learning that is insitutionally beneficial, but does little for the learner themselves. Rhizomatic approaches to learning fall into this kind of philosophy.

Learning with 'e's: It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs

Learning with e's

It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. My slides for the upcoming PLE/PLN Online Symposium hosted by the University of Manitoba are now available for viewing above. I'm looking forward to hearing comments from those who are interested in this fascinating area of learning development. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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THE EVOLUTION OF LEARNING

Origin Learning

Learning” by itself is a more personal endeavor towards gaining the required knowledge. learning, based on the demands of the land. In Asia, since many countries were part of the British regime, learning was more oriented towards getting the basic education that could get one a job in a government department. This has made the learning solutions industry one of the most interesting places to be in.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning.

DIY, Social Media, PLEs, Drupal - KM, & Context

Big Dog, Little Dog

Fortunate learners and PLE's - growing changing learning creating. When PLE's are productivity tools to facilitate research work, learning is most likely going to be an unfortunate struggle. When PLE's are created from workflows and use cases to support informal learning, the process is more open-ended, self structured and individualized. Your Design Here - Print.

Disruptive Changes in Learning

Tony Karrer

George Siemens recent post - Formal and informal.control vs foster discusses the move from mainstream, controlled information to consumer generated information. and particularly the picture: This is a picture of a transition going on within learning where SME generated content and eventually Do-It-Yourself (DIY) will become more and more important. Tools for Personal Learning Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Learning Earthquake

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Personal Learning Earthquake Sometimes tectonic plates shift and earthquakes form cracks in the crust. My personal view of e-Learning is from the corporate side of the aisle. So the PLE conversation has been, for me, framed in terms of the LMS and tools. How do you make an LMS into a PLE? They take a wholistic view of education and learning.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

What is micro-learning? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. Our employees are busy and want to learn on the go.”

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 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

New Meme - Media I Consume - How about a change?

Tony Karrer

Then I took a look at the information contained in his post and saw that Nancy White had done one as well. One thing for sure is that whenever I need to get information on a particular subject the Web is one of the first resources I check. Tools for Personal Learning Improving Personal Learning - A Continuing Challenge for Learning. Of course we are all using Google / Yahoo to search for information on an as-needed basis.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Please PLEs Me

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I just listened to Stephen Downes PLE presentation , so the topic is fresh on the brain). Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Getting an Informal M.Ed

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Why and how to create successful Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) in the Workplace

TalentLMS

By leveraging your personal learning network to get the information you need, you can become instantly productive. What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)? The idea behind a Personal Learning Network has its roots in a learning theory, called the Theory of Connectivism, advanced by George Siemens back in 2005. Learning: The personal relationships forged above can then be leveraged for ongoing social learning in the workplace.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled? , Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Learning 2.0 Hope you enjoy. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

That has been my experience in my own learning. Which computer we use is important, but knowing how to set up our PLE (Personal Learning Environment) or, the term I prefer, our PLWE (Personal Learning and Working Environment) is foundational. All learned, I’ll add, over years of chatting with others and reading about what the possibilities are in this ever changing web world. and its learning and educational possibilities. learning.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Luckily eLearning Learning was able to point me at the top 63 posts for the month! Top 20 E-Learning Blogs for 2009 + Some Reflections on 2009 - The E-Learning Curve , December 14, 2009. and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives - Informal Learning , December 13, 2009. Top Learning Resources of 2009 - Learn and Lead , December 23, 2009. Google Goggles will rock m-learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. And Im even excited to work my booth -- althought that wont be my primary responsibility -- as the resident instructional designer, my job isnt selling, its learning. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Three Panel Soul.required comic strip reading

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail. and check this one as well e-Places to visit copyright game studies anthropology mobile learning e-learning things you should read stat counter View My Stats kaboodle Oehlerts Book.

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