Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance

Informal Learning Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance Most learning on the job is informal This book offers advice on how to support nurture and leverage informal learning and helps trainers to go beyond their typical classes and programs in order to w

  • Title: Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance
  • Author: Jay Cross
  • ISBN: 9780787981693
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Most learning on the job is informal This book offers advice on how to support, nurture, and leverage informal learning and helps trainers to go beyond their typical classes and programs in order to widen and deepen heir reach The author reminds us that we live in a new, radically different, constantly changing, and often distracting workplace He guides us through the pMost learning on the job is informal This book offers advice on how to support, nurture, and leverage informal learning and helps trainers to go beyond their typical classes and programs in order to widen and deepen heir reach The author reminds us that we live in a new, radically different, constantly changing, and often distracting workplace He guides us through the plethora of digital learning tools that workers are now accessing through their computers, PDAs, and cell phones.

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    1. Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance Jay CrossPfeiffer/WileyIn the Introduction, Cross makes a number of crisp assertions, several of which are certain to generate controversy. For example, "Workers learn more in the coffee room than in the classroom." Rather than take this out of context, I continue the excerpt: "They discover how to do their jobs through informal learning: asking the person in the next cubicle, trial and error, calling t [...]

    2. Another brilliant business book which I thoroughly enjoyed. The essence of this book as it implies on the tin is about learning and especially informal learning methods although it covered lots of other interesting aspects of ways in which you could learn. It was written in around 2007 but a lot of the learnings you can still take a lot from today. Interesting bits:• The importance of the network, something that I believe in immensely, was highlighted again and again in this book and the power [...]

    3. An informal guide to informal learning Do people learn best by sitting in a classroom taking notes? Not according to “eLearning” expert Jay Cross. Instead, he says, companies should champion nontraditional, informal learning methods, including: “unconferences,” “unworkshops,” “eLearning,” “Courageous Conversations” and even “grokking” (sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein’s term for “instantaneous, holistic recognition” or understanding). Cross says properly presented i [...]

    4. rally nice one for getting some idea of participatory and informal learning.I would state Jay Cross as one of the most prominent forerunners of 21st century learning and learning environments.Good book to get some idea of the field of informal learning.

    5. A great read! Enjoyed the real life examples and forward thinking on empowering people with the resources conducive for effective learning!

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