Formal, Informal & Non-Formal Learning Formal Learning –Instructor-led or elearning –Provided by HRD or Training Department Informal (accidental) Learning Non-formal Learning –Intentional –Self-directed –70 : 20 : 10 – Education Development Center (EDC) –“80 : 20 rule” of training expenditures - Jay Cross http://www.internettime.com/Learning/The%20Other%2080%25.htm
Jay Cross “The rapid pace of technological innovation and economic change almost guarantees that formal learning will be dated.” Cross, Jay. (2003, May 8). Informal learning – the other 80% [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.internettime.com/Learning/The Other 80%.htm http://www.internettime.com/Learning/The
What’s Connectivism? Knowledge is contained in your network –Nodes People Appliances –Connections Start with content generation Increase crowd referrals Decrease through lack of relevant (good) content
Connected Entrepreneurial Learners Autonomy – self-directed Connectedness Diversity Openness Tschofen, Carmen & Mackness, Jenny (2012), Connectivism and dimensions of individual experience The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 13, pp. 124-143.
Formal Connectivist Learning M assive O pen O nline C ourse
Flavors of MOOCs xMOOC –Coursera –Udacity –Edx –Stanford University cMOOC –Based in connectivist model
Connected, Non-formal “People who are well connected make greater contributions than those who are not. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. The people who create the most value are those who know the right people, the right stuff, and the right things to do.” Cross, Jay. (2003, May 8). Informal learning – the other 80% [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.internettime.com/Learning/The Other 80%.htm http://www.internettime.com/Learning/The
Importance of Components 124 Participants responded to these questions
Participation Rates 124 Participants responded to these questions
Constructing Your PLN 1.Setup a LinkedIn account & connect with othersLinkedIn a.Colleagues b.Professional organizations c.Conference groups 2.Blog a.Set up a blogblog b.Locate and subscribe to 5 thought leaders’ blog s 3.Facebook –It’s not just to check up on your teenager 4.Set up a Twitter accountTwitter –Locate & subscribe to 5 thought leaders’ tweets –Share your thoughts, what you read, what you attend 5.Comment!! –Start small and add as you go –Share as much as you take
Constructing Your Dashboard 1.Setup a free account with HootSuite 2.Add to your dashboard 3.Organize your tabs –Group information as you will use it –Order columns in the tabs 4.Participate!!! –Comment on LinkedIn –Tweet – “it’s only 140 characters, right?” –Blog
Connectivist Philosophy Lurkers = Takers Give as much as you take Feed your connections – the internet is hungry
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