LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. Too much information. More important advances in the future will be our advances in dealing with information & problem solving, not in computer technology ( he was quoting someone–didn’t catch who, and this is only a paraphrase ). Tags: Learning Communities Lifelong Learning PLE Workplace Learning Harold Jarche learntrends PKM

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Microcontent is little bits of digital information in a permanent state of flux and circulation.

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LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Novices need more formal learning; Practitioners need to fill in the gaps mostly with informal; Experts’ main job is informally sharing what they know. Information collection & analysis. Posted in Informal Learning, Workplace Learning.

Learntrends: Convergence in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the first LearnTrends session, Introduction: Convergence in Learning , with George Siemens , Tony Karrer , and Jay Cross. Thomson Reuters Learning Methods–both formal and informal. “Information finds us&#. Training was about finding the information you needed to do your job. Diigo and other tools change your relationship to informationinformation increasingly finds us rather than us having to find it.

LearnTrends Speakers and Topics Accounced

Tony Karrer

We've put up a preliminary schedule for LearnTrends 2009. Innovation Awards - The conference will also include the LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009. Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009. I'm particularly looking forward to discussions around: How information services and enterprise 2.0

LearnTrends 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross-posted from LearnTrends. Those of you waiting for the November 2010 LearnTrends Conference can stop holding your breath. Also, we depend on volunteers to make LearnTrends work, and volunteers have been in short supply lately. Tags: Informal Learning It ain’t going to happen. Tony , George , and Jay are flat out in our efforts to make the world a better place.

LearnTrends: Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations

Experiencing eLearning

Institute of Technology: Information shared with a heavily modified version of Sharepoint. hours finding information vs. 5.4 hours applying it – anything we can do to save people time looking for business information (like Books24×7), the better and higher ROI. Tags: LMS Learning Communities Workplace Learning e-Learning learntrends Live blogged notes from Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations with Charles Jennings & Andy McGovern.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I led a discussion on Reinventing Organizational Learning at LearnTrends this morning. Moderator (Harold Jarche): though informal can work for new hires too: [link].

LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel

Jay Cross

Here’s tho conversation taking place at Twitter during LearnTrends. (We’d ScottSkibell Videos from Tues & Wed #learntrends event are up. Feature | Block yuuhey RT @jackiegerstein : mLearnopedia – [link] – blogs, activities, research, resources for mobile learning – #learntrends -4:15 PM Nov 18th, 2009. voicethread, thinkingworlds, inxpo, odijoo, caspian learning, 5 moments of need – #learntrends -3:21 PM Nov 18th, 2009.

Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends

Janet Clarey

Just finished presenting on the topic ‘microlearning’ at the online LearnTrends conference. Much of the information I presented is pulled from existing literature and I’m still working through it so it’s a bit disjointed in my opinion. Share and Enjoy: Just finished presenting on the topic ‘microlearning’ at the online LearnTrends conference. Much of the information I presented is [.].

Thoughts following April Learntrends

Jay Cross

Yesterday, Learntrends hosted a series of online conversations on boosting the performance of organizations through learning. I thought my personal contacts, the Learntrends membership, notices on Facebook/LinkedIn/Nings, and the Tweetstream would attract flocks of people. I’ve posted a list of lessons learned on the Learntrends site.). For Learntrends, we could have simply cut and pasted people’s photos from their community profile pages.

FAQ for Learntrends April 21-22

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

What is April Learntrends ? Learntrends is a series of online conversations among people with an interest in improving the process of learning in corporations and government. Learntrends welcomes anyone interested in organizational learning. When does Learntrends take place? What does Learntrends cost? Learntrends is free. Some of us see sharing information and inspiring innovation as our obligation to the community.

LearnTrends - Sound - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Formalizing Informal Learning …What? LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference - eLearning Technology , September 21, 2009. Chunking Information - The eLearning Coach , September 23, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , September 23, 2009. LearnTrends (11). LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference , September 21, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , September 23, 2009.

LearnTrends Live: Reuters case study

Jay Cross

Largest information company in the world. Note: the 80/20 ratio for informal/formal was the case before networks kicked in. Thomas Reuters. Charles Jennings. 70/20/10: 80% of learning takes place outside of class. Learning through experience: 70%. Learning from others: 20%. Learning formally: 10%. Think of your major lessons. They weren’t formal, were they? Social learning: sharing experiences. Jerome Bruner: difference between learning physics and being a physicist.

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A few more thoughts about April Learntrends

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I am delighted to report that recordings of the April Learntrends sessions are online. However, in terms of sticking things in people’s heads, the informal combo of free-flowing discussion and audience interaction probably got more across than covering more topics in an efficient manner. This was an experiment in making an event more informal and spontaneous. Reflection is vital to learning.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Learning Examples - Informal Learning , November 15, 2009. LearnTrends: Microlearning - Experiencing eLearning , November 19, 2009. The Information Architecture of Behavior Change Websites , November 10, 2009. Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends , November 19, 2009. LearnTrends (38). Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends , November 19, 2009. LearnTrends: Microlearning , November 19, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. November 2009.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Formalizing Informal Learning …What? Corporations need to catch up on open content - Informal Learning , September 17, 2009. LearnTrends (17). LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference , September 21, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , September 23, 2009. LearnTrends Innovation Awards , September 22, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009.

LearnTrends 2009: Balance, web 2.0, Internet Time Alliance, DAU

Jay Cross

At one point, Chris showed a slide saying 20% of learning is formal; 80% is informal. Tags: Community Convergence Increasing profitability through learning Informal Learning Management Innovation lt09 George Siemens began the day by challenging us to see the world as a set of trade-offs. What’s the optimal balance point? Asking people to jot ideas on the white board, the line that divides presenter from audience began to blur.

Brief Intro to Social Networks

Experiencing eLearning

Tony: coming less from the theoretical underpinning, seeing more of this in the changes in how he gets information. Posted in Connectivism, Informal Learning, Learning Communities. Tags: Connectivism Informal Learning Learning Communities learning learntrends social learning social networks These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference.

Now What? Beyond Networks

Experiencing eLearning

A company that is more aware of its own information flow and network is more able to change. We are at a similar point with networks & information. information & message shaping. Posted in Informal Learning, Learning Communities. Tags: Informal Learning Learning Communities learning learntrends These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

Use the tag learntrends to share and find information, locate participant blogs, and invent new activities. Attend a conference for troubled times. This event focuses on experimenting with fresh concepts, putting wisdom in the foreground, replacing bureaucracy with common sense, and coming together to share ideas.You can’t beat the price. November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Compare to other alternatives (formal/informal learning). I actually record valuable informal conversations in the wiki, before the value of those just were lost over time.&#. Tom Stone: One big advantage to getting the informal/social learning to be technology mediated is that it is then captured, searchable, and has much greater reach beyond the two people talking in the hallway. Posted in Informal Learning, Learning Communities.

Business Impact of Learning in the Real World

ID Reflections

Business Impact Of Learning In The Real World View more Microsoft Word documents from LearnTrends. Tags: corporate training collaborative learning social learning informal learning adult learning Also refer to the associated post from Jay Cross: Business Impact of Learning.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. There’s some good information back in Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences , Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee , Online Conference Formats , and Conference Preparation. This is especially true with information like testing the virtual meeting software, getting into sessions, protocols during sessions, time zones, etc.

Curation, education, and Robin Good

Jay Cross

As an early true believer in performance support, I’ve always favored organizing information so people can benefit from it. A few years ago, I cajoled Robin into making a presentation at the online LearnTrends conference I was running with George Siemens and Tony Karrer.

Is there no room for Informal Learning?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

informal learning and I think we are at a point where we need to put a stake in the ground. Jay Cross is doing an admirable job introducing the learning community to the idea of informal learning. LearnTrends and other efforts have been well received by the community but not without constructive feedback. Jay posts his own thoughts about April's LearnTrends event here. But it makes perfect sense, and fits nicely into how I've been "presenting" informal (learning2.0)

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

Using David Wilkins diagram: We are talking about how formal (or informal) can leverage tools that employees will be using outside of the context of learning.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

They focus more on information push and it's less intended to have user-contributed content. Using SharePoint for Event Planning & Organizing Just like we used a Wiki one year and Ning another to support the online conference LearnTrends , SharePoint can be used to manage all types of events, especially internal events. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint.

Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

And as more bloggers add the widget to their blog, we should be able to get more information that helps bring their best stuff to the top. eLearning Learning continues to improve, but I'm hoping to find people who want to work with me to make it even better.

Learning from Others in the Room

Tony Karrer

After LearnTrends 2009 , I received a note from a person I know and highly respect that said, “I dropped in on several sessions over the last three days and wanted to thank you for your good facilitation skills …” It’s great to get that positive feedback, but this was actually a bit of a surprise. This was amplified when George Siemens did a highly participatory session where he had the audience list out design considerations for several things like formal vs. informal, etc.

Social and Network Learning - Free Online Discussion - June 18

Tony Karrer

How can professionals re-create wholeness of understanding in fragmentary conversations and information shared through social networks? Join LearnTrends on June 18th for presentation and discussion on the social, networked learning and organizations.

Reflections on DevLearn 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

After the LearnTrends conferences , I wait six weeks until I send out the evals. Tags: Informal Learning inttime “Evaluation sheets, be sure to hand in your evaluation sheets.&# I refuse to fill them out. It takes a while for the important lessons to emerge.

Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

Informal Learning 2.0. Last month I conducted several workshops to inject informal and social learning practices into hidebound organizations that were anxious to ramp up to the future. George Siemens, Tony Karrer, and I co-hosted the third annual LearnTrends conference.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

Sure we know about software and services that go along with things like: Informal Learning Social Learning Toolkits Resource sites Books 24x7, Safari But will people really pay for these things? This is a very strange time.

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SharePoint Social Learning Experience

Tony Karrer

You can find more on this by going to the LearnTrends – SharePoint in Corporate Learning Recordings. The L&D organization provided some instruction on the basics for how the sessions would operate and some information around Web 2.0,

Five Myths of Social Learning


While I could write an entire blog post on the reasons for this, I think Clark Quinn summarizes it quite nicely: “As work becomes more complex and the level of information explodes, speed-to-competence will depend on an organizations ability to allow learners to support themselves by tapping into the knowledge of others.” Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

That certainly goes along with what we’ve done with LearnTrends and what’s going on with social learning. Home vs. Work I asked the audience if it was easier to get information at home or at work or about the same. This goes along with the prediction that employees will increasingly hack work so that they can get access to information and people they need to reach. I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic.