Jay Cross helps people work and live smarter. Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. He wrote the book on it. He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix.
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Last month, I asked “What books would you recommend to someone who’s new to organizational learning and wants a feel for what’s going on?” Here are the answers so far.
Larry Victor recommendation. Jay seconds..
Donald Michael’s On Learning to Plan and Planning to Learn. One of my many seminal books. He was one influence behind my re-defining education as Organizing-for Learning=&=Learning-for-Organizing [O4L&L4O].
recommended by David Havis
Specifically for thinking about how what you do must align to the org you’re trying to support. More appropriate for L&D leaders perhaps but this principle should guide what everyone in organizational learning does.
recommended by Mark Oehlert
from Mark Oehlert
Jay: I prefer the derivative First Discipline Field Book
“In our view, the kind of learning that will define the twenty-first century is not taking place in a classroom—at least not in today’s classroom. Rather, it is happening all around us, everywhere, and it is powerful. We call this phenomenon the new culture of learning, and it is grounded in a very simple question: What happens to learning when we move from the stable infrastructure of the twentieth century to the fluid infrastructure of the twenty-first century, where technology is constantly creating and responding to change?”
The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media
by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham
The best book on using social media to support learning. Especially good are the typical objections and how to respond to them.
Chad Udell Dec 20, 2012
Shameless self plug here: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Everywhere-Strategies-Transforming-Training/dp/1605440175 – My book, Learning Everywhere.
The reviews have been good thus far, and it was picked up by Connie Malamed on her eLearning Coach blog: http://theelearningcoach.com/reviews/books/10-books-to-read-in-2013/
If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear what you think about it! If you’ve not read it, I’d be pleased if you consider adding it to your queue.
“Chad UdellDec 20, 2012
Rebuen Tozman has a lot to be proud of with his new book Learning On Demand. This book will change your views on learning design and deployment forever. http://www.amazon.com/Learning-On-Demand-Reuben-Tozman/dp/1562868462/ref=pd_sim_b_2
It truly is a wonderful introduction to the power of the web and what we as a community can do when we free our content from the shackles of proprietary tooling and embrace the standards of the web and open formats.
Don’t miss this.”