August Informal Learning Hot List

by Jay Cross on August 28, 2009

Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Learnscaping — taking a systems view of learning in an organization — necessarily addresses a broad array of topics and disciplines. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences.

August 1, 2009 to August 30, 2009

Featured Sources

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

  1. Blog – Five Futuristic Interfaces on Display at SIGGRAPH- Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories, August 3, 2009
  2. How I use social media- Full Circle, August 4, 2009
  3. Five Challenges Social Media Will Bring to Business- HarvardBusiness.org, August 14, 2009
  4. Big Data and Real-time Structured Data Analytics- OReilly Radar, August 13, 2009
  5. Defining the Big Shift- Edge Perspectives with John Hagel, August 2, 2009
  6. 16 Apps That Make Sharing Large Files A Snap- TechCrunch, August 8, 2009
  7. 10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets- ReadWriteWeb, August 11, 2009
  8. Can You Be Too Perfect- Scientific American, August 5, 2009
  9. Happiness is not universal- Mind Hacks, August 10, 2009
  10. Announcing the hibernation of lessig.org/blog (from the blogs-deserve-a-sabbatical-too department)- Lessig Blog, August 20, 2009
  11. Blogging – Still Good For You and For Organizations- Wirearchy, August 22, 2009
  12. User driven service bingo- Doc Searls Weblog, August 10, 2009
  13. How to Design an iPhone App in 48 Hours- Adaptive Path, August 4, 2009
  14. Twenty-One Top Twitter Tips - Forbes.com: News , August 1, 2009
  15. How to Build a Web Site from Scratch with No Experience [Feature] - Lifehacker, August 13, 2009
  16. Lego hops off the Cluetrain onto the tracks in front of it, wondering what that increasingly loud sound could be- Joho the Blog, August 13, 2009
  17. Informal Learning 2.0- Internet Time, August 7, 2009
  18. Stand There And Do Nothing- edublogs, August 16, 2009
  19. Endangered languages, endangered documentation- The Long Now Blog, August 4, 2009
  20. Dumb Money or Dumb Coverage?- Half an Hour, August 3, 2009
  21. Social Networks and Security- Knowledge@Wharton, August 18, 2009
  22. NPR – On the Tipping Point?- Robert Paterson’s Weblog, August 18, 2009
  23. Workshop report- Cognitive Edge, August 4, 2009
  24. Shifting from push to pull- Informal Learning, August 3, 2009
  25. Chirps- Lockergnome Blog Network, August 27, 2009
  26. Rant against PowerPoint- Workplace Learning Today, August 27, 2009
  27. It does not matter if no one reads your blog!- Gurteen Knowledge-Log, August 24, 2009
  28. OpenEd 09 is getting all artsy and stuff…- Abject Learning, August 5, 2009
  29. Social networking on intranets- elearningpost, August 4, 2009
  30. World Science Festival- Bobby McFerrin- Skys Blog @ The Dalai Lama Foundation, August 1, 2009
  31. Bring Your Own Dialtone- Fast Company, August 27, 2009

Other Sources

The following are the top items based on social signals.

  1. 5 places to learn how to touch type – for free, August 14, 2009
  2. The Performance Environment, August 17, 2009
  3. Four C’s of digital media, August 13, 2009
  4. Critical Thinking, August 6, 2009
  5. Smart Phones: What Comes Next, August 16, 2009
  6. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 – August Update, August 8, 2009
  7. Social Networking on Intranets (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox), August 3, 2009
  8. Work 2.0, August 16, 2009
  9. State of learning management systems in higher education, August 26, 2009
  10. Kill the curriculum?, August 27, 2009
  11. Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day: Some free online courses about e-learning, August 10, 2009
  12. What It Means to Be Human: Being Covalent Instead of Ambivalent About Community, August 13, 2009
  13. The marginalized training function, August 5, 2009
  14. Future Knowledge Ecosystems: The Next Twenty Years of Technology-Led Economic Development, August 7, 2009
  15. Harold Jarche is Wicked Smart and We Need to Talk about Curriculum, August 24, 2009
  16. 12 best places to get free images for your site, August 13, 2009
  17. Ten Things I Learned From My Dad This Week, August 11, 2009
  18. Role of an online community manager, August 27, 2009
  19. Letting networks do what they do well., August 25, 2009

Hot Topics

Company (1215)

  1. Other Companies Should Have To Read This Internal Netflix Presentation, August 5, 2009
  2. How to Align Employee and Company Interests, August 4, 2009
  3. How Can Tech Companies Make Customer Service Scale?, August 13, 2009
  4. TechStars Incubator Hatches 10 New Companies, August 6, 2009

network (949)

  1. Communities, networks and what sits in between, August 6, 2009
  2. Learn How to Work a Crowd [Networking] , August 9, 2009
  3. Your “Real” Friends are Your Online Friends (or so Says Gen Y), August 10, 2009
  4. Forget the Business Card. Just Google Me, August 10, 2009

Tips (261)

  1. Make Firefox Faster by Vacuuming Your Database [Firefox Tip] , August 24, 2009
  2. Four Tips for Building Accountability, August 19, 2009
  3. Twenty-One Top Twitter Tips , August 1, 2009
  4. How to Use Facebook: 5 Tips For Better Social Networking, August 18, 2009

Google (549)

  1. UN and Google Create Climate Change Mapping Resources, August 4, 2009
  2. Forget the Business Card. Just Google Me, August 10, 2009
  3. Google Adds Tools to Web Developer Suite, August 10, 2009
  4. Google Books Offers Creative Commons Licensing, August 13, 2009

Blog (712)

  1. Blog – Five Futuristic Interfaces on Display at SIGGRAPH, August 3, 2009
  2. Blog – Basketball And The Theory of Networks, August 16, 2009
  3. Blog – New Measure of Human Brain Processing Speed , August 24, 2009
  4. Blog – How Dragon Kings Could Trump Black Swans, August 3, 2009

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