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How to Avoid the Waste-of-Time Meeting

Meetings can be a huge waste of time – no news there. There are too many and they are frequently badly managed. They may run over, be boring, lack focus, rigor and alignment. 331 more words


Pachinko, Buckyballs and Atomic Collision

Last week I posted an uncharacteristically physics-themed post. I really should not use analogies that I don’t fully understand. But, in the spirit of learning as I work, I’m going to double down on physics analogies, and continue the chain of thought I started. 982 more words

Instructional Design

Essential Skills - Learning in a digital, interfaced world

I have talked a number of times now about the concept of Interfaced Learning and as part of the discussions about this concept with a number of my greatly appreciated comment providers, one of the prime discussions has been around the concept of essential skills.   432 more words


Educational technology and pedagogical use of ICT (Portfolio Assignment- 4)

Social media based Personal Learning Environment

Learners generally use different types of technologies to find out information or ways to solve a particular problem, or often to meet their curiosity. 841 more words

Introduction To LET

Interesting extra information on the 70-20-10 myth

I really love blogging, and this reaction on my earlier post on the 70-20-10 myth with extra information by Michelle is an example why I like blogging so much: 320 more words


Benjamin D Carmel reblogged this on In the Learning Age and commented:

This is an interesting discussion. I still believe that the 70-20-10 structure is a good way to get folks who have historically relied on formal programs exclusively to think in new ways about their training needs. Informal learning -- and developing a culture that honors it and skills for individuals to capture and retrieve it -- is crucial in our always-on, data-driven workplaces. However, the writer here is correct that those numbers seem arbitrary and are probably meaningless. So, I guess I ride the fence on this debate, but am very interested to see more thought and research in learning, formal and informal.

So, you want to know how to create a successful Informal Learning Environment internally?

Here are the key criteria we discovered from our recent research, for successfully adopting informal learning within your organization:

Communications- Communications is vital for the embedding of informal learning within organizations. 937 more words

Informal Learning

Personal and Professional Blog 4th October 2014
Most of my blogs are ‘fresh minted’ but I wanted to use something I’ve written early in the week as the basis of this week’s blog. 884 more words