Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Re-reading A New Culture of Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Mentors provide a sense of structure to guide learning, which they may do by listening empathically and by reinforcing intrinsic motivation to help the student discover a voice, a calling, or a passion. A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas.

Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Mixing case studies, stories, and actionable recommendations together with humor and easy-to-understand language, Jay Cross provides much more than buzzwords and back-patting, or so says his bio. LX Briefing.

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How to support informal learning

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Interview. by Robert Morris, Dallas Business Commentary Examiner. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, and systems thinking. His calling is to help business people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life.

Calling shades of gray “black and white&#

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It defines itself as a forum of countries committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a platform to compare policy experiences, seeking answers to common problems, identifying good practices, and co-ordinating domestic and international policies of its members.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

DevLearn 10

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Jane Hart provides a snapshot of the State of Learning in the Workplace Today on at 10:45 am on Wednesday, November 3. Join us at DevLearn in San Francisco next month. We all plan to be there.

Can You Hear Me Now?

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But remember that it might not provide enough of an emotional connection for the talker in your life. Conversation has long been the most important learning technology. Unfortunately, not everyone is a born conversationalist.

Giving up control

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But virtually all the evidence I’ve seen over the years convinces me that people (whether employees, partners, or customers) can be trusted, and do predominantly use the new social software platforms in ways that provide benefit and credit to the companies that establish them.

The New Social Learning

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After succinct descriptions of what’s going on and why it matters, the book addresses the organizational roadblocks that inevitably arise and provides logical workarounds. The New Social Learning. A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media.

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Transferring from Ning to Grou.ps

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Ning could have at least provided a decent migration path away from their service. The Internet Time Community has been hosted on Ning for a little over three years. Most of the time, it has been more of a test site than a real community.

Gurteen Knowledge Letter celebrates 10th birthday

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David’s site also provides reviews of KM books, biographies of thought leaders, and more. David Gurteen has written his “Knowledge Letter&# every month for the last ten years. 120 issues! Here’s proof.

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Time is all we have

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Chief learning officers consider themselves enlightened if they provide workers with a month of training per year. Effectiveness – Jay Cross. Published April 2008. Time Is All We Have. N etworks arise when isolated entities link to one another.

UMBC’s “ISD now!”

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Organizations that focus on the supply side of the training they provide are looking at the wrong side of the equation. Several hundred people joined my webinar on informal learning today.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Informal learning: the real deal. Free.

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Organizations that focus on the supply side of the training they provide are looking at the wrong side of the equation. I nformal Learning has been getting a lot of buzz lately.

Time Is Money

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Couldn’t Sun provide at least one more week of sales training? Time-to-performance provides a better goal for instructional designers than merely attaining competence. Chief Learning Officer, April 2010. Time Matters.

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Take this free, brief, online course on Learning to Learn

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Immediate Feedback: Once a question is answered, detailed educational feedback is provided. Addictive Learning That Sticks. In a hurry? Enroll in the course here. Learn by answering a few emailed questions every other day?

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

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Other people are providing the context and the need, even if they’re not in the room. Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. I’ve been ranting about informal and computer-supported learning in organizations for twelve years now.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. skills and provide opportunities to practice; we build exceptional self-paced online. Training Model (shown below) provides a framework for.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

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Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning.

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

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Today, less than half of companies provide learning for partners. Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. By Rex Davenport. Chief learning officers (CLO s) are dealing with organizations the same way they did 25 years ago—focusing on full-time employees.

Workshop on putting informal learning to work

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He will provide case examples of organisations that are taking advantage of Twitter, blogs, wikis, and other social networking tools. I’d leading a half-day workshop on how to implement informal learning the day before Online Educa in Berlin.

Who don’t we want to work smarter?

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They work for an outsource provider. They are temps, specialists, consultants, and service providers. Next month I’ll be conducting several onsite workshops to inject informal/social learning practices into hidebound organizations that are anxious to ramp up to the future.

Brain Fitness

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That’s why the lessons in my friend Alvaro Fernandez’s new book provide a pathway to increased profitability. The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness : 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp.

New skills for learning professionals

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Yet other moderators seed discussions to channel conversations in ways that might provide insight to the organization. This month’s big question asks, “In a Learning 2.0

Informal learning patterns

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Information sources provide complete answers to perfectly phrased questions. Learnscaping , Getting Things done in Organizations , is now available on Amazon for $25 + shipping.

Moodle Course Conversion

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While I haven’t attempted to try this out, the instructions appear sound, and there’s plenty of hand holding provided by an author who clearly wants to help you succeed in putting courses online. Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following.

A hedgehog view of the world

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Last week, bidding kicked off at $68,000 on a 10-day eBay auction whose prize includes personal genome sequencing, analysis, and interpretation services provided by Cambridge, Mass.-based The Smart Charger Controller may provide a solution. Informal Learning 2.0

Conversation + Twitter

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Love this observation: “ Kind of like Montessori - provide the environment with limited formal instruction & watch the learners go.&#. This morning, Mark Sylvester and I conversed online about informal learning. A recording of the conversation is here.

Internet culture

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Asymmetrical productivity : Twenty years ago, training departments prided themselves on consistency: providing precisely the same training experience to everyone in the organization. Chief Learning Officer magazine , Effectiveness, April 2009. by Jay Cross.

Rethinking conferences

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Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. Enough variety to provide a wide range of options Enough opportunities for informal fellowship to allow me to meet others.

Learning in times of economic meltdown

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Temporary workers and the “company of one” will be providing more service — and corporations need to figure out how to develop these non-employees. more really tailored content has to be provided.

Carnary Wharf Meeting on the future of learning

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“Learning providers will go out of business in a short time and businesses need to realise they are also learning providers as well.&#. Yesterday a dozen senior learning professionals met for four hours in the board room at Thomson Reuters in London.

Training from the Back of the Room

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Provide opportunities to experiment, and don’t punish “failures.&#. Provide challenges to groups, not individuals. Provide resources for people to learn things for themselves. Pfeiffer has just published a book entitled Training form the BACK of the Room!

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning