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?

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.

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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.

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.

"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.

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.

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….

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.

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.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

Analyse the pre-information of your chosen mooc to ensure it will give you what you need. Sometimes they’re informative, so take notice. Think of moocing as informal learning.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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Here’s to Learning and Fun

CLO Magazine

But a study published in the 2017 issue of Journal of Vocational Behavior suggests adding some fun to the workplace could have an impact on informal learning. Researchers found a relationship between fun and informal learning. Tags: fun , informal learning , workplace.

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.

Deep diving into strange worlds

E-Learning Provocateur

Data science was one such topic that captured my attention, not only because it’s white hot, but also because I believe it will inform our practice like never before. 10 journals every e-learning professional should read. 2017 was a whirlwind for me.

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.

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. 2000) Informal Workplace Learning. 2006) Informal Learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

They are used to having information at their fingertips. Today most of the information that workers need to know is unstructured and constantly changing. You hear about it at every major training conference and read about it in all the learning journals.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

My collegue, Jim, just wote a blog post highlighting recent Wall Street Journal article, Companies Adopt Gaming Techniques to Motivate Employees , which describes how the “big boys” are using game technology to engage employees.

Journal of Learning Design

Sticky Learning

I have been reading articles lately from the Journal of Learning Design. For those who don't know of the journal, it is a journal that focuses on designing the learning environment to assist the learning process, concentrating on a design focus rather than technology and looking to move beyond a traditional instructional focus.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. This reaction causes you to seek more information.

Shepherd accused of sensationalist claptrap

Clive on Learning

As a result, I came to the conclusion in 2009 that blogging is journalism , pure and simple. My crime, by the way, was to suggest that you beware who's selling informal learning. informal learningJay Cross , someone who I respect immensely professionally and like as a person, has accused me, with some justification, of 'sensationalist claptrap'.

Social & Workplace Learning through the 70:20:10 Lens

Performance Learning Productivity

There have been millions of words written and spoken about ‘informal’ and social learning over the past few years. In fact, if a Martian had just arrived on Earth and strayed into a meeting of Learning and Development professionals or into a learning conference, or even picked up a professional journal, he would logically assume that these were the only ways humans learned.

Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

THE JOURNAL REPORT: LEADERSHIP IN HUMAN RESOURCES. In this lopsided Wall Street Journal article , a professor slams training for all the wrong reasons. Most corporate learning takes place informally in the course of doing the job, not in training courses away from the job. Design Informal Learning Working SmarterOctober 26, 2012, 12:26 p.m. So Much Training, So Little to Show for It. An expert on corporate programs reveals why they often are a waste of time and money.

What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Kapp Notes

Research reported in the journal Psychological Science—a peer reviewed monthly journal and the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology—indicates that reading stories activates neural presentations of visual and motor experiences.

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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 —.

Games in Learning: Review of

Dashe & Thomson

What’s not to love about a learning strategy that is informative and empirically proven to be effective, yet engaging and entertaining at the same time?

Video games as Good Teachers

Kapp Notes

References: [51] This information consolidated from Bates, B. Dr. Celina Byers from Bloomsburg University’s Instructional Technology Program first provided me with this information. [52] 52] This information consolidated from Csikszentmihalyi, M. International Journal of Intelligent Simulations and Gaming, 2(1), 49-62. [53] Wall Street Journal. (pg. Journal of Vision, 4(11), 40a, [link] doi:10.1167/4.11.40 Wall Street Journal. (pg.

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What matters is the question not the content: “One Idea + One Learning” = “Contexsual Learning”

Vignettes Learning

This kind of information was more often sought through direct inquiry than through what Morrison (1993) calls monitoring (observation). storytelling mentoring cognition stories tacit knowledge core capabilities informal learning adult learning

Technology Adoption by Instructors to Impart Learning: Factors and Utilizations


A study published by the Journal of Information Technology Education, states that there are two main factors, which are affecting the use of technology for learning by instructors – in class or beyond (

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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.