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

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

Jay Cross

ISBN: 978-1-118-04696-8

Jan 2011

320 pages

$42.99

Description

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 plethora of digital learning tools that workers are now accessing through their computers, PDAs, and cell phones.
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: CONCEPTS.

Chapter 1: Out of Time.

Chapter 2: A Natural Way of Learning.

Chapter 3: Show Me The Money.

Chapter 4: Emergence.

Chapter 5: Connecting.

Chapter 6: Meta-Learning.

PART TWO: LEARNERS.

Chapter 7: Learners.

PART THREE: CASES.

Chapter 8: Envisioning.

Chapter 9: Conversation.

Chapter 10: Communities.

Chapter 11: Unblended.

Chapter 12: The Web.

Chapter 13: Grokking.

Chapter 14: Unconferences.

PART FOUR: JUST DO IT.

Chapter 15: Just Do It.

Appendix A: Informal Learning in a Nutshell.

Appendix B: Where Did The 80 Percent Come From?

Appendix C: Institute for Research On Learning.

Glossary.

Resources.

References.

Index.

About The Author.

""I was an unlikely candidate to buy into Jay Cross's theory that formal learning is largely ineffective. But my curiosity got the better of me, and I found myself totally engrossed in his out-of-the-ordinary thinking on learning."" (T+D Magazine, February 2007)