Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”. But it does suggest that other forms of expression or units of information are gaining power and prominence in journalism.

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

” According to the American Library Association, by 2020, information on the Internet will be doubling every 15 minutes. Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Remember reflection?

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion. Patti Shank recently wrote about the Burden of an Informed Opinion.

7 Journalism Principles that Should Guide Your eLearning Courses

SHIFT eLearning

Great stories not only inform and educate; they also compel us to tweak attitudes, modify behavior, and correct responses. We all remember a piece of news that moved us to tears. We remember news pieces that roused us to action.

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training


As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. In other words, stockpiling information slowed down the process of retrieving it.

How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I received a lot of questions about the learning journal. So in today’s post we’ll look at the basic structure of the learning journal and how you could use something like it to complement your elearning courses. The Value of a Learning Journal. Using a Learning Journal.

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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. And that’s a problem because as a practitioner, I consider it important to inform my work with the latest science. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp.

Impact, a new journal on workplace eLearning

Jay Cross

The inaugural issue of Impact, the Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning just appeared on the web. The first found a paucity of information about the results of corporate eLearning. The first looks primarily at academic journals. Neither piece looks at information in the blogosphere. That’s where I find information on what’s happening; often it’s some place I’ve been directed to by Twitter.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” We knew how to use the card catalog, journal indices, microfiche readers.

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Media Design 101 – Presenting Information

Upside Learning

As a learner, I need to understand the information that is presented; or else that information is of no use to me. Media design needs to focus on this critical transformation of information. This post focuses on some basic design principles — specifically pertaining to the presentation of information, detailing what it takes to design a better learning experience. Organize the information on the page clearly and in a logical flow —.

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Journalism's Death Spiral--A Disaster for Learning? A Disaster for Democracy?

Will at Work Learning

When less information is uncovered, or when more information is biased, we have a recipe for disaster in a citizen-governed democracy. Read this article from the Los Angeles Times to see the extent that journalism is crashing.

Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. Self-Directed Informal Learning Experience alone can be an inefficient instructor.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: Can Games Save Journalism? by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Journalism and education have much in common, besides the fact that both are in dire straits. Journalism intends to inform us about the world, and education aims to help us succeed in that same world. Could games be the nexus between these two pursuits that are so vital to democracy?

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language. So when learners received instruction informally, they performed better later on. Elementary School Journal, 96, 385-414.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series | Main | Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil » June 19, 2008 Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content Honest to goodness, someone please respond to me so we can have an open conversation about this. There is a journal, Field Methods , with an editor - H. Have you researched Open Access Journals and found that model to be wanting?

Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine

Kapp Notes

You can read some posts about its closing: Training Magazine Closes and Now, it appears, So Do the Conferences It's Happening in the Learning Industry: Training Magazine and Web Site Shutting Down RIP Training Magazine by Jane Bozarth Training Magazine, RIP by Jay Cross Training Magazine and Web Site to Close at Learning Solutions Magazine Fortunately, over the past few years a number of information sources have arisen that can provide good, solid information about the industry.

Who Owns Information?


Conversation turned to the willingness to share information, and I noted that it is often management that is reticent to share data. Journal of Strategic Information Systems 9 (2-3), 155-173 A 'social learning' theme keeps kicking dust in my direction, first when the TR-DEV Yahoo group folded (see post below from January 24), and again the other night. Clark Quinn, Marcia Conner, and others have begun a wonderful Thursday-night Twitter gathering (8pm EST; #lrnchat).

When the dam breaks.

Learning with e's

Without it, our practice is less likely to be informed, and more prone to repeated errors. Such findings should be published widely to inform the entire community. The truth is, not many academics can afford to turn their backs on closed journal publishing.

Informal Learning Blog » Implementation 2.0

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

"The Evolution of Education: Empowering Learners To Think, Create, Share, and Do" (THE Journal)

Mark Oehlert

Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University, education is evolving "due in large part to emerging information and communications technologies." ( link ) "According to Chris Dede, Timothy E. And that's got him excited. According to Dede, that challenge can be met by utilizing a range of tools and technologies that kids are already using and, in many cases, already very skilled at.

World Health 2.0

Learning with e's

I'm very pleased to see that a paper I have been working on with colleagues was published this week in a very specialised health related journal: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. Abstract] [Full Text] Health Information and Libraries Journal , 24 (1), 2-23.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Of General Interest to Edupatents | Main | Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman » April 18, 2007 "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) Question: How self-referential can one get in blogging before you cross into the Dark Side? Which kind of information would stick with you more and be readily accessible when you really need it on the job?

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)


To embrace informal learning we must empower learners to play a central and proactive part in the process. It can be supported via journals, group/individual coaching, mentors, ‘win/learn/change’ processes or elements of social learning. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in….

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

Gaming Theory Gamification Learning Circuits Blog Wall Street JournalLast Friday, my colleague Andrea May responded to a very timely “big question” from Tony Karrer’s Learning Circuits Blog.

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The Social Network and the Risks of Informal Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

The other students fill in information on and interpretations of the paintings as discussion. This story relates to what learning professionals have been experiencing in the last decade or so in terms of learning delivery – considering whether to stick to formal learning or venture into informal learning via peer networking and other methods. According to a study published last week in the journal Science, test-taking cements knowledge better than studying.

Counting the cost

Learning with e's

As the news of the Christchurch earthquake broke yesterday, many people drew on their social media communication skills to connect with each other, providing vital information and sharing news, in a virtual community that spanned the globe.

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Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow. Next month, a new aggregator on Working Smarter from Internet Time Alliance , sponsored by Xyleme , will replace Informal Learning Flow. 5 Tools for Online Journalism, Exploration and Visualization - ReadWriteWeb , October 2, 2010. Giving up control - Informal Learning , November 2, 2010. Tags: Informal Learning

"Informalization" of everything

The Learning Circuits

Citizen journalism is an interesting concept that continues to gain attention. Informalization" seems to be a growing trend - podcasting, music, journalism, etc. I think traditional institutions have been slow to respond to the speed at which information is flowing. For the purpose of this post, however, I'd like to look past those downsides and focus on what the trend of informalization means to learners.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. “The L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks.

Down to a 't'

Learning with e's

Social Software and was published in Health Information and Libraries Journal. How potentially damaging is this practice to a) the integrity of academic research and b) the veracity and accuracy of what we read in academic journals?

Why “70:20:10” Is Not Enough

Bottom-Line Performance

Our shared experience (things gleaned from others, informal learning we do via social networks, interactions with peers, etc.). See page 5 of this journal article written by the originator of 70-20-10, Morgan McCall.) Learning takes time, whether we do it informally or formally.

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? We all recognize Internet search as one way we find information. I like to schedule times during my week when I can digest captured knowledge and information.

So Far to Go: A Local School Board Candidate Armed with Mis-Information

Kapp Notes

Dawn's web page sites two articles on the topic, one from AUGUST 31, 2006: from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL called Saying No to School Laptops and one from MAY 4, 2007 in the NEW YORK TIMES "Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops." wonder print journalism is in such bad straights.I I live in central Pennsylvania so I guess this is to be expected but.please.

Can Doodling Actually Enhance Training? Apparently, Yes


An April 24 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that several high-tech companies like Facebook are responding to a growing body of evidence that suggests that doodling — sketching ideas out graphically, even if crudely — can simplify communication, fuel collaboration, and help generate new ideas.

Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources

Tony Karrer

that discusses whether: scholars would choose (1) to have their work published in the premier journal in their field or (2) to have that work regularly come up on the first screen in an appropriate Google search Having gone through a PhD process and having been in academia for 11 years where you needed to "publish" - this is a really interesting question to me. And that felt even worse than the journal peer review process because the expectation is equal treatment

Our viral web

Learning with e's

Reading a blog post by Jonathan MacDonald today got me thinking about the vast, untapped potential of the social web to inform, challenge, educate and motivate. Many journals and newspapers found and used my image of McLaren , with me duly credited as the photographer.

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