Feeling Overwhelmed?
Key Issues
• Data Creation Rates
• Spending
• Formal v. Non-formal Learning
Data Creation Rates
1 Exabyte = 1 billion gigabytes
ASTD 2012 State of the Industry Report
Formal, Informal & Non-Formal Learning
• Formal Learning
– Instructor-led or elearning
– Provided by HRD or Training Department
• Informal (accidental) Learning
• Non-formal Learning
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–
–
–
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
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
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•
•
•
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
Massive
Open
Online
Course
Flavors of MOOCs
• xMOOC
– Coursera
– Udacity
– Edx
– Stanford University
• cMOOC
– Based in connectivist model
Personal Learning Network
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
What are your learning resources?
Importance of Components
124 Participants responded to these questions
Participation Rates
High
70%
No/Read
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
LinkedIn
Twitter
Blogs
Webinars
Social Media
124 Participants responded to these questions
Constructing Your PLN
1. Setup a LinkedIn account & connect with others
a.
b.
c.
Colleagues
Professional organizations
Conference groups
2. Blog
a. Set up a blog
b. Locate and subscribe to 5 thought leaders’ blogs
3. Facebook
–
It’s not just to check up on your teenager
4. Set up a Twitter account
– Locate & subscribe to 5 thought leaders’ tweets
– Share your thoughts, what you read, what you attend
5. Comment!!
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Start small and add as you go
Share as much as you take
Constructing Your Dashboard
1.
2.
3.
Setup a free account with HootSuite
Add to your dashboard
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
Thank You!!!
Christin Manning, MEd, ABD
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @christinmanning
WordPress: http://http://christinmanning.wordpress.com/
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