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Jay Cross
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You're one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus. 

Since its founding two years ago, our community has morphed into a place to post wisdom, schlock, and self-boosterism. Some days you get lucky and discover a gem in the flow; other days you don't find anything worth your time.

We can make a lot more out of what we've started here if we like. (We've been around longer than most Silicon start-ups.)

For example, this is a spot where you can ask questions and seek advice. Why not? Our group's intimate. We'll always be a safe place, out of the limelight, to float new trial balloons.

We can help one another find things. You might get the real skinny on a vendor, an event, or a service by talking with someone who knows them from experience. As we grow to trust one another, we will form deep relationships. Maybe. At least it wouldn't hurt to post a few questions and see what happens. 

We need not continue to be just a place to read funky articles. The network will come to life when some of us use it as a springboard and become connected by phone and skype to start changing the world together. 

We would benefit from a larger, more diverse membership. Free thinkers. People on the thin end of the Long Tail. Please promote us on your streams. 

Finally, please contribute to the community if you're good at that type of thing. You got great ideas and stories? Post them. Please share your most exciting, zany projects. You show me yours; I'll show you mine. 

By the way, I'm getting very interested in Curation. It's another way to weave information flow and discussion. I'll post a link to my curation or inquiries about informal and experiential learning.  If you're aggregating or curating L&D content, too, please share what you're finding.

If you have suggestions, post them right here. We are an open community. I'm cutting the balloons loose. 


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Experiential, non-sanctioned & accidental learning
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Is anyone here up for the challenge of making more of this community?
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Shaona Williams

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THE Ministry of #Education says it is taking steps to facilitate the diagnosis of autism at the early childhood level, and to apply the appropriate responses.
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Dianne Rees

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Looking for inspiration about experiental learning activities for a large room-50-100 people with auditorium style seating.  Know it's a bit of a vague question. Thinking of a scavenger hunt around the room or pairing up activities but that seating issue is thwarting me a bit.

More context-this is a 45 minute orientation session for new hires.
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Shaona Williams

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Do you want to pursue MBA but don't have the degree? Well http://bit.ly/1UQwCYz will tell you how a successful completion of #graduatediplomainbusiness lets students have the leverage over business excellence in a really pocket friendly way.
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Shaona Williams

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Are you a business owner? Or are you planning to start your own business? If you are, then getting #OnlineGraduateDiplomaInManagement  can certainly prove highly beneficial for you.
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John Miller

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How do we differentiate and scaffold self-directed learning? How do we meet students where they are, yet, continuously stretch them to become more self-directed? Empowering Boundaries You know how you grow a plant. Growi...
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Jay Cross
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The reason I haven't been posting much in this Community is that I'm concentrating on do-it-yourself learning. Join me in the Aha! Community if you're interested in self-directed learning. 
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Shaona Williams

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The common tendency, that has been evidently seen in the opinions of ‪#‎UKstudents‬ was that, international students tend to seek more attention from lecturers and slow down the class due to language issues. Now the pivotal question is, whether really the presence of international students reduces the level of ‪#‎education‬ in UK?
Recently a survey confirms, over half of British graduates think that international students work harder than their British classmates. The figure of almost 54% of British students, that are afraid of their non-UK counterparts in higher education and the possible negative effects.
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John Miller

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We know that collaboration and communication skills are essential for students to master for today and tomorrow. One of the goals of an Agile Classroom is to grow the collaborative skills of students and leverage their collab...
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About this community

This is a place to discuss how people learn to improve their work in the 21st century. I expect we'll talk about social learning, sims, Pull, self-directed, customers, crowdsourcing, complexity, performance support, story-telling, collaboration, internships, reaching the extended enterprise, the convergence of work and learning, the changing nature of knowledge, complexity, and more. This is not the place to post ads for services and courses that have nothing to do with learning in organizations. We will delete them.
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Jay Cross
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11 to go. Who will be our 2000th member here?

Meanwhile, I'm spending most of my time at the Aha! site about DIY learning. Why don't you join us?
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Paul Simbeck-Hampson

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An early morning inspired post: The Aha! Project - DIY Learning

I've had the great pleasure of knowing and working with +Jay Cross​ for quite some years.

Our first F2F meet up in Berlin was a blast! What a great day that was: I'll never forget +Harold Jarche​ saying, "just go with the flow" - and flow we did. I captured the days fun and games in this blog post:

http://simbeck-hampson.blogspot.com/2014/10/working-smarter-in-berlin-with-jaycross.html

As you'll see from the photos, the Working Smarter Fieldbook featured heavily in our tour of the city! One of my favourite photos is the guard on the old border between East and West: it had Jay in stitches. Another classic is with the Stormtrooper in front of the Brandenburg Gate - the Stormtrooper's expression is a classic - Working Smarter, huh!? :)

While reviewing the posts in the Aha! community this morning, I noticed this update, Jay wrote: "How long have I been involved in adult learning? 84,000 hours. I am exhausted (and old)."

My response to that is, "I can easily imagine that you're exhausted after the mammoth undertaking to chronicle your 84,000 hours of learning into your latest book offering. But old, na! ;)

Jay also wrote, in the intro to the Aha! book, "Personally, this is a way for me to pay back the people I have learned from over the years and to leave something of value behind as my legacy." - this touched my inspired nerve! Read the full intro here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n-HrT6nHtgIwXElNcwe5xzs0CYVJnTOzccEDeJcarE8/edit?usp=docslist_api

What I really want to say in this post, is thank you, Jay. Thank you for demonstrating what it means to work out loud and thank you for sharing your experiences, failings, learnings and life's insights; the world is a much smarter place because of your invaluable input.

As we're all on the learning conveyor belt, life long, it seems to be a no brainer to share this wisdom as far and as wide as possible.

So here goes:

What do I get in the Aha! Book?
"This book will give you seventy-five concepts and tips to help you become a better lifelong learner." - currently 175 pages.

Where do I get it?
PDF version: $2.99
https://selz.com/item/55ae839eb798720d04d21ad4?frame=Modal

Printed version: $16.00
http://www.lulu.com/shop/jay-cross/aha-get-smart/paperback/product-22308549.html

Where's the community?
https://plus.google.com/communities/102605612284824921333

Where's the Website?
http://www.ahasite.com/

What does Jay need?
Feedback, engagement, contributions, catalysts, pioneers, community, pilot companies.

So there you have it: an early morning inspired post by one of the world's prominent leaders on the topic of #learning.

Enjoy. Share. Do.
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Jay Cross
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We're up to 1,961 members! Invite a colleague. 

When do you think we'll hit 2,000? I predict it will be October 1. 
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Check out the Reimagining Work Podcast on iTunes. The podcast is the brainchild of +John Wenger and +Rogier Noort.   
We talk with Kenneth Mikkelsen and Anners Abild about why is learning important, and how did we get it wrong by doing so much theory without integration?
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