Saturday, June 6, 2009

Informal Learning Part 2 from Jay Cross: Informal learning is like a bicycle ride

Jay Cross compares formal learning to a bus ride--where everyone is travelling together, in almost the same direction, and will, on an average, reach the same destination at around the same time. This is great for novice learners.

Informal learnign, on the other hand, is like a solo bicycle ride. I can change my own direction, go where I want, stop when I want to and take a break.

A great simile...

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