Posts Categorized: Informal Learning

Skype Call on Informal Learning

The CSTD Ottawa Informal Learning Workshop is tomorrow, Tuesday January 30th. I’ll be discussing informal learning in general, personal knowledge management, various tools and analysis & implementation techniques. If you would like share your views or say how you’ve implemented some type of workplace informal learning then Skype me between Noon and 4:00 PM EST… Read more »

Elgg – MySpace for the learning community?

This past year I used Elgg as my blogging platform for the Informl Learning Unworkshops, as I wanted to keep my posts separate from my main website. As many readers already know, I am a real fan of Elgg, which is a social networking, blogging, aggregating and e-portfolio system all in one. It’s also available… Read more »

Blogs and Informal Learning

This is a continuation of my posts on informal learning in advance of the CSTD Ottawa workshop on 30 January. You can learn a lot through blogging and reading blogs, but it’s usually not what you were expecting. Many times you can go through a series of posts looking for something specific and then wind… Read more »

Recommended reads on informal learning

There are about 15 people signed up for the Ottawa informal learning workshop. This post is for anyone who is keen and wants to get in some early reading. Of course it’s not required, but these could spark some ideas for interesting conversations. Jay Cross has just posted Internet Culture & the Evolution of Learning…. Read more »

Forces of change

I’m conducting a workshop on informal learning on Tuesday, January 30th. In preparation for the workshop and hopefully to foster some early conversations, I’ll be posting my thoughts on informal learning here for the next week. My initial reaction, when asked to present a full day workshop on informal learning, was to ensure that what… Read more »

The Woz Wows Sackville

Steve Wozniak, author of iWoz, gave a superb performance at Mount Allison University this evening. The Woz is a very open and friendly person who freely gives of his time in the spirit of learning and collaboration. His presentation this evening covered much that it in his book, but in person you get to feel… Read more »

On professionalism and creativity

I’m reading David Shaffer’s “How Computer Games Help Children Learn” and will be writing a detailed review once I finish the book, which is excellent so far. I can also say that this book is not just about how children learn, as it’s applicable to learners of all ages. In the section on professionalism, I… Read more »

Informal Learning Unworkshop #4

Jay Cross, Judy Brown and I will be conducting our fourth online Informal Learning Unworkshop starting on February 6th, 2007. In a nutshell, this is what “Learning with Blogs, Wikis and the Web”, will be about: Learn to use blogs, wikis, and other web tools to improve organizational learning Four weeks of online webinars, hands-on… Read more »

Informal Learning Workshop – Ottawa

I’ll be conducting a day-long workshop on informal learning in Ottawa on 30 January 2007. The event is sponsored by CSTD and members get a discount. Please feel free to contact me about the workshop and add any questions or issues that you would like to discuss. I’ll be arriving in Ottawa the afternoon of… Read more »

Informal Learning on the Road

I’m heading out on the road in 2007. I will be giving a one day workshop on informal learning in Ottawa on January 30th, through CSTD. Time and location will be posted early in January. If you plan on attending, please feel free to contact me with your preferences or issues you’d like to explore…. Read more »