In Connecting the dots between informal learning and video, Kim Benton attempts to make the case for why more learning resources need to be in the form of video. Excuse me while I run from the room screaming. But first, let me offer my screaming credentials. I’m sold on the value of video, used judiciously.
If you’ve not been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard mention of the 70:20:10 model – the one which suggests 70% of workplace learning takes place from doing the job itself, another 20% from talking to people, and a mere 10% from course work and reading materials. Charles Jennings, in his recent article traces
Last month, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced MITx, saying “MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform that will: organize and present course material to enable students to learn at their own pace feature interactivity, online laboratories and student-to-student communication allow for the individual assessment of any student’s
You’d have to be living under a rock to be unaware that the use of social media is considered to be THE hot skill effective knowledge workers must master. What you might not realize is that you are probably already a pretty effective user of social media, even if you do not yet have a
Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies has put together a list of 100 Top Learning Tools for 2011. She surveyed 531 self-identified learning professionals, and these are the tools these folks mentioned. Now, Jane takes a very learner-centered approach. She’s all about enabling informal, just in time learning for individuals to
We’ve been hearing a steady drumbeat for some time about what games have to teach us about the way learning works. Some people (unsurprisingly, people who sell game development!) assert that this research suggests that learning opportunities should increasingly be presented in the context of games. I disagree. I think what gaming teaches us about
Google Plus has been out widely for a week, and already, there are numerous articles speculating on its usefulness for education and training. We at Q2 are skeptical. Don’t get me wrong – we’re big Google aficionados here. We actually PAY the good people at Google for hosting our staff email accounts and Google Apps.
My email box is full these days of messages encouraging me to attend seminars about how to leverage Social Media in my professional life. Wikipedia observes that “A common thread running through all definitions of social media is a blending of technology and social interaction for the co-creation of value.” What of value is being
Probably from the dawn of record-keeping, there has been a tension between maintaining written records in highly structured, or relatively unstructured formats. Now that we are having so many conversations in written form, the question looms large in social media. It’s much easier to write in a stream of consciousness fashion than it is to
There’s a lot of chatter these days about social learning, and different interpretations of what does, and what does not comprise social learning. Here at Q2, we figure “social learning” is any kind of learning done directly from other people. While we give a nod to the reality that authors are people, and so learning