The recent Online Educa International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training featured a stream of fascinating workshops in and around informal learning that was organized and facilitated by Jay Cross (author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance.)
I attended a number of the workshops in this stream, that started with a session called “The Great Training Robbery” and included others such as “The New Era of Corporate Learning Unconference” and a Pecha Kucha Mini-Master Class (my first exposure to this cool presentation technique). (Note for conference organizers: Titles are everything when you have 10 parallel sessions to choose from, plus the ongoing pull of the cafe or bar for networking; this stream had some of the most provocative titles and they lived up to their promise.)
Today, Jay kindly sent around to participants of his workshop stream a wonderful set of links to all the rich content and out-front thinkers who contributed to his sessions and said, “Feel free to pass it to others.” So here it is, a veritable cornucopia of fantastic stuff about learning, well worth exploring for new ideas and to get a feeling for where some of the leaders in this field are heading:
Pecha Kucha Mini-Master Class:
Recordings of our first four Pecha Kucha sessions on YouTube.
Session: The New Era of Corporate Learning
Online Educa Learning Video Festival
The video listing is at http://bit.ly/8XPDsB
Faculty (Gillian: I added the links here)
- Jay Cross: Internet Time Alliance
- Charles Jennings: Internet Time Alliance & Duntroon Associates Ltd.
- Jane Hart: Internet Time Alliance & Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
- Harold Jarche: Internet Time Alliance
- Jon Husband: Internet Time Alliance & Wirearchy
- Heike Philp: Lancelot School
- David James Clarke IV: Toolwire
- Jerry Michalski: Sociate
- Kevin Wheeler: Global Learning Resources
All of these experts make multiple resources available for other’s to use, whether its a daily reviews of learning tools and news on their blogs, Delicious pages, Flikr accounts, Podcasts, YouTube videos, and Twitter feeds – all are focused on social learning, walking their talk, and making it easy for others to follow some of the leading thinkers exploring this growing field.