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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Jay’s Informal Learning Super Deck

posted on
February 4th, 2013

This deck is my starting point when I’m asked to do a presentation about informal learning. Some of these 350 slides are eight years old; most are less than 24 months.

Flip through the slides. I guarantee you’ll end knowing more

about informal learning than you did on the way in.


On my Walkabout I am experimenting with openness. I’m going to be much more open. I am narrating my work and being more transparent with my thinking. That’s one reason I just posted all my slides.

If the slides help me share foundation principles, you and I will be able to start on a higher plane.

Barbara Frederickson’s great book, Positivity, describes tools to help you experiment with mindful awareness while carrying out your day. #1 is Make your motto “be open.” Being open means cultivating both curiosity about and acceptance of whatever you’re currently experiencing. Attend to what’s happening without trying or wishing for change. It is what it is.



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