Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. Corporate approaches to learning have to change, as well. Organizations that don’t learn can’t keep up. It’s learn or die. Increasing customer loyalty though learning.

Interesting Learning 2.0 Pattern

Tony Karrer

It has 23 Tasks over a 9 week period that helped them get you up to speed on what Web 2.0 It's a bit similar to what I had done in a learning experience that was a six week online course - see Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Result: In total 222 staff members completed the discovery learning quest and the program has been picked up by libraries both nationally and world wide. I also somehow ran across Matt's Learning 2.0

Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

Jeff Cobb just released his most recent report on association eLearning called Learning 2.0. In Learning 2.0 Trying to navigate and comprehend these changing strategies of training and learning within organizations has become a daunting task. In Learning 2.0

Does your e-Learning Program carry junk?

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Does your e-Learning Program carry junk? Our e-Learning junks are unnecessary training content that learners do not need to learn; but we (trainers, developers, leaders) store them anyway, rent space for them and worse we insist people learn them.

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Nuts and Bolts: Upskilling by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Where just five short years ago we struggled with authoring tools and content management, we now face new demands for making programs more inclusive of learners, leveraging informal learning, and building a farther reach for the L&D department.

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DIYEL #13 How to avoid impersonal programs and encourage conversations.

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Emotional Events in Scenario-Based e-Learning Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com. conversational conversations e-Learning Strategy Tags: storytelling e-Learning 2.0 Introduction Table of Posts When was the last time you had a face-to-face conversation with someone and that person was not really present with you? He or she was “not really there”?

Welcome to the LOL Social Networking Program

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Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.comWelcome! I am so pleased to be working with you. This is my journal.

Are you an Agnostic or Principled Learning Professional?

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Synthesis: As learning professionals, have we analyzed how our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performanc e environments? Are you an AGNOSTIC or PRINCIPLED Learning Professional? Are you an AGNOSTIC or PRINCIPLED Learning Professional? Web 2.0

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Is it spoon-feeding or discovery scenario learning?

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Synthesis: Scenario- based learning should take learners through a journey of discovery ; involving them in the events that take place at various points in your scenarios. It was intriguing to me that no one mentioned about learners discovering the learning points from scenarios. Web 2.0

DIYEL #17 Can workers use lessons to solve day-to-day problems?

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Learners today do not have the luxury of attending seminars or eLearning programs and then storing their knowledge for future use. Learners need something that can help them to learn now and apply it instantly. eLearning becomes a hybrid of learning to solve problems today. Related Blog Entry: Ray’s Wacky Video - Blur Between Learning and Applying. Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com.

Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs

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Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs 2. Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs Many trainers and designers copy free canned graphics, and slap them into e-learning programs. Unfortunately, too often e-learning programs are void of stories and are largely factual. Do it yourself, or on the cheap, and your images predictably will fall short of the impact they could add to your e-learning program.

Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning Programs

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Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning Programs 2. Featured Presentation: "Using e-Learning to Improve Economics and Efficiency of Training" 3. Learn how to construct highly interactive exercises using organics and stories. Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning Programs Slow adoption of e-learning technology is one of the major reasons why e-learning programs fail. What can be done to speed up e-learning adoption?

"SMACK THE LEARNER ON THE FACE" - Learning from failures - best learning ever

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As a consequence, we hardly remember or use 95% of what we studied in school or even in business training and learning programs. Furthermore, Schank is convinced that failure is the best way to learn. This becomes a recurring cycle of incremental learning.

Successfully Selling e-Learning Programs To Top Management

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If the "Blind Swordsman" were to successfully sell e-learning programs to top management 2. How do you successfully sell e-learning to top management? If the "Blind Swordsman" were to successfully sell e-learning programs to top management Gaining management approval for an e-learning program takes the skills of the Blind Swordsman-the Japanese movie hero who, though sightless, proves that he can handle his weapon. Topics this issue: 1.

Survey on The Index of e-Learning® / A Tool to Audit Your e-Learning Programs

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The Index helps e-Learning instructional designers, developers, systems programmers, leaders and managers implement e-Learning programs that support the attainment of learners' needs and the selection and application of appropriate technology. The Index of e-Learning® Survey consists of key questions that aid in assessing current practices and attitudes in the implementation of e-Learning programs.

5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas

Sticky Learning

I'd seen the program 6 months earlier and thought that there were a few sessions that looked pretty interesting. I use it a fair bit and speak with business clients about how they can use social media to promote learning, however to be honest I still feel like a newbie with much of this!

How To Googlelize e-Learning Programs And Increase Its Repeat Value

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Googlelize e-Learning Programs for Repeat Value 2. Illustration: "e-Learning Search Function” 3. Googlelize e-Learning Programs for Repeat Value We love Google for the way it helps us search tons of information to retrieve just the bytes we need, and for the way it helps us do this in a flash. Wouldn't it be neat if we add a "Search Function" in our e-learning programs? Alternatively, one can also search by program, topic, type of content, etc.

Ray’s Wacky Video - Blur Between Learning and Applying

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Are you emphasizing learning or applying? And learners learn better. rapid e-learning eLearning e-Learning Strategy Tags: rapid e-learning LMS LCMS e-Learning 2.0

A Little Learning is …

Web Tools for Learners

I, however, think a little learning is a wondrous thing; it can addict you to drinking deep at the Pierian Spring, that is, at wanting to know more and how to do more. made me hungry to learn how to do this thing that was easier than learning HTML code.

My Personal Learning Environment

Sticky Learning

Today's post flows nicely from yesterday's post on one type of Personal Learning Environment, Alltop, a site where you are able to aggregate your blog interests in one area. The difference today however is that I'm writing about my very OWN personal learning environment, a personal website, michaeleury.com , that I have published only in the last few days! OK, what is a personal learning environment? Web 2.0 Tags: Design Learning 2.0

Why Storytelling Works - Summaries

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The concern I had was the transfer of narrative between telling and listening might be lost in Web 2.0, e-Learning and digital technologies. Stories in e-Learning programs, Twitters, blogs and Wikis are succinct, fluid and disorganized – but they work. Helping Learners Learn Their Way" "Helping Learners Apply Learning" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com. rapid e-learning

'Scared of first' - why business is resisting new learning.

Sticky Learning

Face-to-face learning was the dominant delivery method with some elearning to deliver generally fact-based knowledge, for example, induction, food safety, OHS and so forth. Over the last 4-5 years I have seen and heard so much about new technologies, elearning, informal learning and so forth. BUT I see businesses introducing 'click, click, click' 'powerpoint-style' elearning and believing that this means that their learning is 'modern'. Informal learning means losing control.

DIYEL #9 Be a gold prospector. Separate nuggets from the tons of dirt. This will serve your learners well.

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They bury them in piles of irrelevant learning materials and loads of unnecessary information. Because of this “dumping dirt” practice, the training profession is losing ground to other ways to learn on the Internet. Forget about the training program.” Does your e-Learning Program carry junk? Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com.

Think Artichoke eLearning, Understand Learner’s Instincts

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Last July 23, 2009, I had an opportunity to be a panel member of the online event “The Future of the Business of Learning” sponsored by Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. The event was about challenges and opportunities in the learning industry.

eLearning Design WITHOUT a Subject Matter Expert (SME)

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What to do if you have no access to a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and you have to design and deliver an eLearning program? Obtain answers from other sources; I call “quasi-SMEs” – other sources of expertise: What “must learners” learn to perform immediately? Run a contest and ask people to share their best stories and learning. Conduct a relevancy survey on what people feel they need the most learning. e-Learning "instructional design

From Social Networking to Performance Widgets

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Soon, LinkedIn plans to add additional features, like a group calendar, and let independent developers contribute their own programs that will allow employees to collaborate on projects. " "The idea is to let firms exploit their employees' social connections, institutional memories and special skills - knowledge that large, geographically dispersed companies often have a difficult time obtaining." I consider these tools "learning and performance widgets".

The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags eLearning , ls2010 The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1 by Kevin on March 22nd, 2010 Today is Monday; the end of the day on Monday. Good thing for all this Web 2.0

Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

Challenge to Learn

Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? The same thing is now happening in e-Learning.

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No Ugly Content Please: iPhone's Modality Learning Is Great, but It Will Not Work with "Ugly Looking" e-Learning Content

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Chris talks about Apple's July 11, 2008 release of Modality Learning View Steve Jobs' Keynote Address at WWDC 2008. Comments: 1) In the training industry, many times, there is a reluctance to increase the quality of the aesthetics - the look and feel of programs.

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"Humans are suckers for scale" - The Art of Simplexity

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Social Learning, Rapid Learning, Mobile learning, etc.) compliance programs for thousands of health care practitioners. The challenge is that scale distracts us from what is really happening in the micro-worlds of learning.

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Or "Are We Dumbing Our Online Learners?"

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Nick Carr This is a MUST reading if you are into e-Learning and web-based training or any technology- assisted work. Nicholas Carr provokes and challenges many of us to "rethink" the impacts of technologies in our work, learning and how we think and read. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"

Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

Challenge to Learn

Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? The same thing is now happening in e-Learning.

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Twitter # 19 - Why Integrate Web 2.0? Let it Be!

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There is no immediate need for trainers or e-learning leaders to think of "how do I integrate the Web 2.0 in my formal programs?" Learn, experiment, discover and see how it works in small tests. The strength of Web 2.0 Once integrated, Web 2.0 Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com

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Sometimes I wish Tony Soprano is working for me - The Politics: Culture change and implementation in e-Learning

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Have you noticed that, whether we observe and admit it or not, e-Learning is not free from the politics of project implementation in organizations? Don't get lulled into feeling that e-Learning will be accepted just because it is "cool" or a novel way of learning. Someone can torpedo your e-Learning projects and bring them to a halt. Educate them about the business impacts, benefits, and potential challenges of the e-Learning program.

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Sometimes I wish Tony Soprano is working for me - The Politics: Culture change and implementation in e-Learning

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Have you noticed that, whether we observe and admit it or not, e-Learning is not free from the politics of project implementation in organizations? Don't get lulled into feeling that e-Learning will be accepted just because it is "cool" or a novel way of learning. Someone can torpedo your e-Learning projects and bring them to a halt. Educate them about the business impacts, benefits, and potential challenges of the e-Learning program.

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Social Learning: How e-Learning Developers can Benefit from the Boom in Social Computing and Social Machines

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Who among us do not recognize that networking sites and software applications like Friendster, LinkedIn, PodCasting, Flicker, Blogs, Wikis, and others have been shaping how people communicate, socialize, and learn together all at the same time. They need to learn to "trust the learner," and realize that the learners can, in fact, learn by themselves. The services and machines available to us now promote learning and sharing. Happy e-Learning!

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Social Learning: How e-Learning Developers can Benefit from the Boom in Social Computing and Social Machines

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Who among us do not recognize that networking sites and software applications like Friendster , LinkedIn , PodCasting , Flicker, Blogs, Wikis , and others have been shaping how people communicate, socialize, and learn together all at the same time. They need to learn to "trust the learner," and realize that the learners can, in fact, learn by themselves. The services and machines available to us now promote learning and sharing.

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