Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Hands-on experiential learning. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. The month-long event is appropriate for decision-makers, designers, CLOs, innovation leaders, managers of communications, and others who want to accelerate learning in their organization. You learn by doing.

Enterprise Social Software: A New Category

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

This week we introduced some important and groundbreaking research on a new, important category of enterprise software: the market for corporate Social Software platforms. Read more» The post Enterprise Social Software: A New Category appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. Traditionally our research has focused on identifying the strategies, processes, and systems which help corporate HR and L&D drive effectiveness and business value.

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Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Most informal learning takes place despite training departments, not because of them. Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software. It’s hard to imagine informal learning not going along for the ride when a company embraces Jive or Chatter or Yammer or Socialcast or similar networking environments.

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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.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. G et Out of the Training Business , my most recent column for Chief Learning Officer, called for the abolition of corporate training departments.

Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Learning Hot List. We will be publishing this kind of hot list each week and doing monthly and other summaries here using the social filtering mechanisms of Browse My Stuff. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Top 100 Learning Game Resources - Upside Learning Blog , June 24, 2009. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009.

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

In Social is the plural of personal JP Rangaswami contends that institutional innovation is required to achieve the potential that social software offers organizations in general, and for-profit companies in particular. Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. Josie Fraser is well known in the field of social media and learning, and writes regularly about her research on her blog SocialTech.

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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Emerging Mondays

Learning with e's

I'm taking part in a live podcast on Monday evening for Pontydysgu using Skype direct from my new wireless laptop, if I can get the blasted software to download. I'm going to be talking about social software and open content for e-learning, and will be in conversation with the show's host, Graham Attwell. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: Pontydysgu social software Graham Attwell Skype

Turn and face the strain

Learning with e's

Below is an extract from a forthcoming chapter I'm publishing soon in a book edited by Manuela Repetto and Guglielmo Trentin, on Web Enhanced Learning. My chapter is all about change that is brought about by the introduction of new technologies in formal learning settings, and how it affects learning and teaching. It has the optimistic title of: Teacher resistance to new technologies: How barriers to Web Enhanced Learning can be overcome.

Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In an article titled Taking the Social Media Plunge: Learning to Let Go , Andy McAfee explores the reluctance of traditional organizations to embrace social media (and informal learning). That “social&# is too close to “unproductive&# or “time-wasting.&#. Unjustified distrust of workers denies corporations the benefits of networked learning and performance support. Tags: Informal Learning innovation inttime

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

I also talked to Social Text, seeing if they supported user-generation of video (no). Also, I’d been pinged by the CEO of MangoSpring via the social software for the conference (which didn’t obviously give me a way of pinging back!?!?), Fuse seemed to be largely developing internal social media capabilities (enhancing Outlook) and some developer interfaces, but apparently also do some customer work. Tags: social strategy technology

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. In yesterday’s presentation for Collaborative Learning 04, we asked “In business culture, where’s the pendulum this year?&#. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Knowledge management and corporate learning may never be the same.

Bright Corporate Outlook for Employee Development Doesn’t Mean You Need a Bigger Budget

Mindflash

Chief Learning Officer magazine recently reported that its Business Intelligence Board (BIB) of learning leaders is more optimistic about the outlook for 2011 than they were in 2010. Sixty percent of learning executives report feeling more optimistic about employee development in 2011. Even though optimism is increasing and the economy appears to be showing signed of recovery, learning leaders may not way to step on the gas just yet. Tap into social software apps.

Faceworking

Learning with e's

Should we try to use social networking services such as Facebook and Myspace as serious educational tools, or should they remain the domain of informal chat and backstage antics? This is one of the questions addressed in the latest issue of Learning, Media and Technology. Neil Selwyn and Lyndsay Grant are to be applauded for bringing together an excellent, very readable special issue of the journal which focuses on Learning and Social Software.

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.

Collaboration - Storyboard - Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Learning Hot List. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009. New Skills for Learning Professionals - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2009. Informal learning patterns - Informal Learning , June 26, 2009. Learning Professionals’ Skills 2.0

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. Certainly Work Literacy has a learning and performance focus and is a passion of mine. The Business Case for Social Learning. learning.

Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Jay Cross

Time after time in my recent workshops on web-enabled informal learning, I found myself using my own sites as examples of learning technologies. For example, we’d walk through the Informal Learning blog to look at an RSS feed, an internal search engine, scanning the 100 most recent posts, a Creative Commons license, and so on. Two years ago, the focus was on how to apply social software for learning.

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Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/23/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Top 10 Learning Ideas to Try with Mobile Devices Mobile Learning. A personal list of the most powerful and innovative learning approaches that can be achieved using digital mobile technologies. When it comes to knowledge, which survival strategy (hoarding or sharing) is more likely to be effective in today's fast-paced, information-intensive world? Plan to Learn: case studies in e-learning project management - CeLEA. The use of social software (Web 2.0)

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

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

For the past nine years, this has been in the field of Corporate Learning and Development. My role at eFront is to lead the business development of the eFrontPro Learning Management platform throughout the global corporate marketplace. eFrontPro is a unique platform because it addresses formal and informal learning needs in an Enterprise Deployment Model (Private Cloud). This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS).

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Boundary Changes

Learning with e's

The Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2009 website has been launched today. Entitled 'Boundary Changes: Redefining Learning Spaces' , the two day event aims to examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. Our two keynotes speakers are well known in the field of ICT and e-learning.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Imagine a senior executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Front-running companies are installing social networks such as Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, SharePoint, Ideo and HootSuite like there’s no tomorrow. and learning networks.

Podcasting - Twitter - Media - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points - Learning Visions , August 11, 2009. Social Software Adoption - eLearning Technology , August 10, 2009. Informal Learning 2.0 - Internet Time , August 7, 2009. Upside Learning Blog , August 7, 2009. Sticky Learning , August 13, 2009. What is a Learning Technologist?

Redefining learning spaces

Learning with e's

Next year we will be under the banner of 'Crossing Boundaries: Redefining Learning Space'. All are invited from any sectors of education and training, and there is an early call for workshop, papers and demonstrations on the theme: The 4th Plymouth e-Learning Conference will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Five New Influences on the Future of Learning Technologies <!–( Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning <!–( Applying Blended Solutions In Your E-Learning; Workshop Presenter: Ray Jimenez <!–( Increasing Virtual Learning And Webinar Effectiveness With Your Social Learning System <!–( Formalizing Informal Learning- What? Learning 2.0

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Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

For the past nine years, this has been in the field of Corporate Learning and Development. My role at eFront is to lead the business development of the eFrontPro Learning Management platform throughout the global corporate marketplace. eFrontPro is a unique platform because it addresses formal and informal learning needs in an Enterprise Deployment Model (Private Cloud). This makes it attractive to buyers who prefer an option to Software as a Service (SaaS).

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Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. “In this article I want to turn to the ‘how’ of change and transformation in organisational learning and look at one specific approach that many organisations are finding useful to help them adapt to meet changing requirements and demands – the 70:20:10 framework. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts.

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. 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. to quote Scott, "courses taught using contemporary social software/web 2.0 CLE or Cloud Learning Environment.

Contents of the informal cloud book

Jay Cross

Work Smarter: Informal Learning Enters the Cloud. Chief Learning Officer, 71, 78, 107, 192. Chief Learning Officer magazine, 192. e-learning, 93, 147, 170, 171, 172. Emergent Learning, 170. formal learning, 27, 33, 41, 100, 104, 105, 127. Informal Learning , 2, 6, 33, 41, 97, 98, 103, 104, 126, 127, 129, 179, 183, 187. Learning Light, 192. learning mixer, 104, 105. learning to learn, 106, 135.