05 juillet 2019

Informal Learning - Let's Get Real

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tony Karrer[Edit][Delete]: Informal Learning - Let's Get Real, eLearning Technology [Edit][Delete] July 17, 2006
I have a lot of stuff today, stuff I've been saving as well as some items I hunted down. Tomorrow I am presenting online at e/merge 2006 - Learning Landscapes in Southern Africa, and I have decided to offer my thoughts on how we can know E-Learning 2.0 will work, indeed, is working. The links today almost all apply to that question and will show up in my talk tomorrow.
Tony Karrer writes, "I'm becoming convinced that folks in the informal learning realm are quite willing to live with 'free range' learning. It's way too touchy-feely and abstract for me. If this stuff is important, then I want to:

  • Know that it will work
  • Know why it works
  • Know that it's repeatable."

He is reacting to George Siemens, who writes, "We have a rough end target (solve this problem, innovate, adapt, etc.)...and we really don't have a clear process (other than teams, meetings, and emerging collaborative spaces)." I don't think Siemens is right, really, but explaining why - and meeting Karrer's challenge - takes a bit of doing. More...

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01 juillet 2019

Informal Learning Practices

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Jeremy Hiebert[Edit][Delete]: Informal Learning Practices, HeadsPaceJ [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
Jeremy Hiebert has been looking into informal learning. The first paper, published in 2000, is an extensive survey of adultg learning in Canada and shows that Canadians are extensively involved in it (15 hours a week), want explicit recognition of this work, and are generally underemployed with respect to their informal credentials. He also links to Self-Direction in Adult Learning, a book on the subject from 1991. More...

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22 juin 2019

Focus EPALE : éducation informelle et non-formelle

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Les formes d'éducation informelle et non-formelle sont importantes à plusieurs égards :
  • Elles consituent un complément à l'éducation formelle, en couvrant certains besoins et aspects qui ne sont pas pris en charge par les institutions de formation
  • L'objectif de ses apprenants est souvent l'apprentissage pour l'apprentissage, et pas seulement l'obtention d'un diplôme
  • Elles sont plutôt flexibles, permettant un apprentissage plus personnalisé et ciblé.
EPALE décrit les bénéfices et les enjeux de l'éducation informelle et non-formelle : nouvelles methodes et approches pédagogiques, exemples de bonnes pratiques, projets innovants, études de cas. Plus...

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20 juin 2019

Latvia: demand for validation of non-formal and informal learning increases

HomeValidation of non-formal and informal learning outcomes was introduced in 2011 (for professional qualifications at EQF levels 2-4) and in 2012 (for higher education at EQF levels 5-7). More...

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14 juin 2019

Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tony Karrer[Edit][Delete]: Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning, eLearning Technology [Edit][Delete] May 19, 2006
"If an elf appeared and offer to give you a program that met your spec, how happy would you be?" Good question. And, according to the author, you would probably want to know how the program worked before you were happy. "If you create an 'organic, dynamic, flexible' learning solution but can't explain how it impacts the end numbers, then: (a) you won't get credit, (b) you won't know if you can repeat it successfully, and (c) you won't know if its really working. More...

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21 mai 2019

Informal Learning - Here at Last?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Informal Learning - Here at Last?
OK, I need to set the record straight here. The author writes, "Learning just happens âx" sometimes particularly around the water cooler. So let there be more water coolers âx" and then add comfy chairs, sofas, and an espresso machine so that employees, who happen to be people, can chat and exchange ideas. That's how they will learn." No, this is exactly wrong, in my view. More...

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07 mai 2019

PROJET CLAN : Reconnaissance des compétences en éducation non formelle

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Le projet CLAN, regroupant des partenaires de 4 pays, dont un réseau Européen, consiste à créer une application pour permettre l’identification et la reconnaissance de compétences acquises dans sa propre vie, en éducation non formelle. 
L’outil créé, appelé REBEL (acronyme Anglais) permet à des apprenants éloignés du monde du travail d’identifier les compétences qu’ils ont mis en œuvre durant leur vie. Plus...

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28 avril 2019

RAMAA supports the training of non-formal education specialists

UILAs part of its Action Research: Measuring Literacy Programme Participants’ Learning Outcomes (RAMAA) programme, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) was invited to provide teaching units for the regional Engineering in Design and Management of Educational Alternatives (ICGAE) Master's programme at the École normale supérieure (ENS) of Abdou Moumouni University, Niger, from 29 January to 4 February 2019. More...

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09 avril 2019

Formalizing Informal Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Formalizing Informal Learning
The title of this article is enough to make me wince but over the authors talk about creating supports for informal learning in the workplace rather than just hoping it happens. What needs to happen, they write, is that informal learning needs to be integrated into formal learning in the sense that it should be tied to measurable performance metrics. Of course, this isn't the point of informal learning at all - but I can see the point. More...

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11 février 2019

Cedefop Projects - Validation of non-formal and informal learning

HomeThe importance to Europe of skilled and knowledgeable citizens extends beyond formal education to learning acquired in non-formal or informal ways. Citizens must be able to demonstrate what they have learned to use this learning in their career and for further education and training. More...

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