Harold Jarche posted this to the internal Internet Time Alliance network yesterday: “Check out slides 115-118” http://www.slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-2009. I did. I was blown away.
This deck is my starting point when I’m asked to do a presentation about informal learning. Some of these 350 slides are eight years old; most are less than 24 months.
Flip through the slides. I guarantee you’ll end knowing more
about informal learning than you did on the way in.
On my Walkabout I am experimenting with openness. I’m going to be much more open. I am narrating my work and being more transparent with my thinking. That’s one reason I just posted all my slides.
If Continue reading Jay’s Informal Learning Super Deck
The Tragedy of eLearning
We’ve seen this movie before.
The 1999 Online Learning conference in Los Angeles was ground zero for eLearning. CBT Systems told the world it was being reincarnated as SmartForce, the eLearning Company. When we unveiled signs at the SmartForce booth, we were the only vendor who mentioned eLearning in the crowded exhibition area. Yet at the ASTD Conference six months later, dozens of vendors claimed to have eLearning. Most of them had changed nothing but their brochures Continue reading Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil
Six years ago few people believed that informal learning made much of a difference. Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal.
Informal learning tops many training department agendas. Companies are attracted by the low price tag. However, few of them are doing much systematically. They’ve converted a few programs but they’ve failed to improve their learning ecosystems.
We’ve shifted how we think about learning since the Informal Continue reading The new workplace