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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. “Informal Learning.”

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Harm told me about his team’s experience with informal learning in an engagement with Sara Lee. Having a closer look, I concluded that the list of activities could be divided into more formal and more informal learning activities. Informal: - Experiences on the job. The research was conducted in 2002. Tags: Informal Learning Training programs. Networking.

The Learning Circuits - Untitled Article

The Learning Circuits

The *only* reason I can see to do this is if you use that information to drop out any content that the learner already knows. That is, for some we might start with an example, rather than the 'rule' or 'concept'. (originally posted by Clark Quinn) Well, I really want to reply to Peter, but right now I've got a bee up my bonnet, and I want to vent (how's that for mixing my metaphors?). I'll get to Peter's comments in a moment. In recent work, I've reliably been coming up against a requirement for a pre-test. In "Going Beyond Smile Sheets. So, on to Peter's comments.


Wonderful Brain

The first is about big data, the phenomenon that now makes available enormous, staggering, volumes of information almost instantaneously. The second is a condition that says information already known to us can limit how big data can be used because there are other types of knowing to expand thinking. How do we pluck just the right information we need from this torrent of bits? 

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with e's

For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. There are many accounts of the effects of mobiles on education (see for example this blog post on 5 views on the future of mobile learning ). Curtis, M.

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

This means that it is hard to isolate the impact of L&D on for example profit from other factors, since a profit increase may have several other causes (Pease et al., Business goals relate to a firm’s performance, and include for example profit, productivity, quality, innovation or customer satisfaction. 2002; Saks, 2006). For example, in their meta-analysis Meyer et al.

Profile of a learning architect: Charles Jennings

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. No ability to gather global management information, including costs. As an example, Charles presented compelling evidence to suggest that moving some aspects of l&d online would not impact on effectiveness. Little was shared.”

Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone

Will at Work Learning

Unfortunately, all of the above diagrams are evangelizing misleading information. Indeed, a Google image search for “Dale’s Cone” produces about 80% misleading information, as you can see below from a recent search.  .  . So, for example, you can see that on the graphic, people are said to remember 30 percent of what they hear, but in the text, the percentage is 20 percent.

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

eLearning 24-7

When done right the data can identify certain longitudinal information, forecasts and other useful analytics.  They conducted a poll using a sample of folks , using some type of methodology. . On the flip side, if you have hired 10 more support people and your previous number was five, that would great information because it shows an increase of customers and thus growth, b) recognition internally that you building your support and thus level of service. All of this was back in 2002. But there is plenty of hogwash there, nevertheless. What is the problem? Debt load? 

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Interview with Karl Kapp on Games, Gamification, and LEARNING!

Will at Work Learning

For example, I can imagine a realistic flight simulator for fighter pilots that creates an almost perfect replica of the cockpit, g-forces, and more, that would be highly engaging… On the other hand, my 13-year-daughter got me hooked on Tanki, an online tank shot-em-up game, and there are very few elements of reality in the game—and I, unfortunately, find it very engaging. Our job, as instructional designers, is to understand as many downsides and upsides as possible for many different design possibilities and make an informed, evidence-based decision.  . It was a parody. 2013).,

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

It involves memory, synapses, endorphins, and encoding, and, more often than not, those accidental and serendipitous moments we call informal learning. Most real learning—the kind that sticks to the walls of the brain—is informal. Informal learning is what goes on around our formal learning process. Let’s step back here and define “formal” and “informal” learning.

Doing and knowing

Learning with e's

Tara Brabazon , for example, has written entire volumes (see for example Digital Hemlock, or the University of Google) on what she perceives as the dangers of digital technology and its role in ''dumbing down'' learning; toxic educational practices; and that the ease of use of Google for example, causes superficial learning. have a map of the world on my wall. Brabazon, T.

Why video game mechanics work, and how they’re used to engage online learners

Growth Engineering

But now the power of game mechanics is being used to engage learners with their training, improve their information retention, and ultimately make a training programme much more effective! Although collectibles have been around forever, games don’t always get them right… For example, take a look at the first Assassin’s Creed game released in 2007. Let’s take a look! Oorah! To sum up….

Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?

CLO Magazine

The process, in many instances, works like this: The leaders listen, seek information, buy-in and commitment from stakeholders. Another example is former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who guided the company to prosperity from 2002 to late 2011. Some leaders are great communicators, while others are excellent listeners. Great leaders excel at both. Which leadership skill is more vital: being a strong communicator or a great listener? Then they consider feedback, using it as a springboard when developing a vision. He also made personal phone calls to check in with the stores.

Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with e's

It is unclear, because he died in 2002, just as Web 2.0 In so many ways, the social web mirrors Illich''s ideas for ''information exchanges'', and ''peer matching'' services, especially where facilitated through mobile, internet enabled personal devices. He was known as an anarchist philosopher and an intellectual maverick. What would Illich have made of the social web? was emerging.

Adobe Captivate: System Date Variables

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

First up, Date variables, which are a subset of the System Information variables (variables that pull their information from the learner's computer when a Captivate lesson runs).     For this example, let's say that today's date is Sunday, November 17, 2002. For my computer, it displays November 17, 2002. Next week:  Time variables.

Lessons Learned: 25 Years After Exxon Valdez


As of 2002, OPA had prohibited 18 ships from entering Prince William Sound. . Vessels equipped with the Automatic Identification system send real-time location information to the Coast Guard. For example, powerful tug boats now accompany all loaded tankers from the Valdez terminal into the Gulf of Alaska. history. Fishing fleets are returning to the harbor for harvest.

Learn a New Skill: Learn a New Language Without Leaving Home


For example, a front desk person in the healthcare industry finds language challenges with Spanish-speaking patients. She isn’t interested in fluency-at least not yet-but wants to know a few Spanish phrases to gather information and comfort people coming to the clinic. Unfortunately this is not a realistic option for most of us. Need help with vocabulary and verb conjugations?

The macro considerations of Instructional Design


Whichever methodology you align your beliefs to will ultimately inform your course design decisions. Knowledge-construction draws on the work of Piaget who contends that humans are not passive recipients of information, but seek to generate knowledge by actively engaging in cognitive processing. 2002). good instructional designer knows about learning and how to support it.

Another Example of the Bogus Percentages. Now by Qube Learning.

Will at Work Learning

Below is another example of the misuse of the now-infamous bogus percentages by a speaker at a prominent international conference in the workplace learning field, this time in an online session in January 2009. have documented this problem starting in 2002. And this follow-up slide: It's a shame we have to keep revisiting this bogus information. Keep sending me your examples.

The Higher Educational Bubble Continues to Grow

Kapp Notes

This is a new phenomenon, according to the article, as recently as 2002, there were no million-dollar presidents, only four earning more than $800,000, and 27 earning more than $500,000 (now there are 110). An example of this is student, Trina Thompson of the Bronx. She graduated from New York's Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology and couldn't find a job so she sued the university for her money back. Another way to describe it is: trade in products or assets with inflated values.) Things are changing.

Why you should consider neuroscience when creating e-learning courses


Every tiny piece of information about you is stored within the one hundred billion network of nerve cells in your brain. Zull in 2002 offers an over simplified but relevant picture of how different areas of the brain are engaged in the four stages of learning: gathering information, reflection, creation and active testing. Gathering information. The brain is gathering information through its sensory cortices. Learners use all their senses to get information from the outside world — the training environment. They need time to process the new information.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning


The term “gamification” was originally coined back in 2002 by a British computer programmer named Nick Pelling. Microlearning is meant to be a short-form version of information that is super portable and quick to digest. Product information or a brand new skill is delivered in a bite-size format, with all of the important information shed down into the most important points.

Big data, what’s with all the big buzz?

Learning Wire

Back in 2002, Target was one of the first organization to hire a data analyst. This is one example of how much productivity can be increased by using Big Data. Reusing the information collected : Let us take the example of UPS. “Big Data”. If And while your memories of it might be fuzzy, you probably already have an opinion on the matter. What is big data? Privacy.

Learning while working

Jay Cross

A few quick impressions from my initial skim of Learning while Working , a summary report on eight years of European research grants and studies of informal learning in the workplace: This is an amazingly Euro-centric report. Implying that trainers have to get on board to implement informal learning is wacky. 2002). Informal doesn’t mean unintentional. Hello?

Equality & Diversity: Still a Difficult Formula to Resolve for Many Organisations


Established in 2002 as a specialist business,  Equality Matters  provides consultancy and training for organisations large and small to embed equality and diversity in policies, procedures, business practices and people development. Realistic examples so that the user can see how things work in a familiar environment, at work or outside of work. Image: Judy van der Velden via flickr.

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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Current context since 2002. Microcontent is little bits of digital information in a permanent state of flux and circulation. Not all of these things are required in every microlearning example– No formal teaching structure. Posted in Informal Learning, Workplace Learning. in repositories.

The art of changing the brain

Clive on Learning

I've been dipping into The art of changing the brain by James E Zull (Stylus, 2002) for some time now. We can over-do the play in learning: "We can find ourselves stressing action and creativity at the expense of scholarship and information. " About the order in which we teach: "A teacher's best chance is to begin with concrete examples." Our deeper understanding of our fields can lead us to start with principles rather than examples. If you want to explore and validate the neuroscience, then you'll have to read the book I'm afraid. " Why?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Practical books with lots of real examples. The book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. prefer the get-down-and-dirty variety.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Here are eight myths that you often hear, and some expert information to the contrary. Creating Safer Peer-to-Peer Learning Experiences by Eric Davidove - Learning Solutions Magazine , June 16, 2010 Peer-to-peer (informal) learning is a popular topic of discussion today and becoming more so as social media increase their penetration into everyday life. Brain Rules & learning - Informal Learning , June 13, 2010 Neuroscientists have figured out a lot about how the brain works in the time since the fMRI was invented 18 years ago. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010.

Congrats on your new LMS! But Wait.

eLearning 24-7

Example: The call would have your administrator on the call – and perhaps as the Training Director – you too. Back in 2002, I saw it up front and personal and trust me after that, I said no more – actually I said something else, but hey its a PG blog here. Do you provide enough information that the administrator or whomever is attending the training could train others? ??. j. Example: you train for 50 minutes then break for 10. ??Average I want to be the first in a long line of folks to congratulate on getting that new LMS. Whoa, you say. Training?

Will at Work Learning: Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance

Will at Work Learning

For example, I will note problems with the MBTI Myers-Briggs below. personality measures may provide very little additional information. For example, Barrick, Mount, and Judge in 2001 looked at 15meta-analyses that investigated the relationship between the fivepersonality factors and job performance. For example, the MBTI (Myers-Briggs) has been widely discredited by researchers. For example, see Pittenger's (2005) caution about using the MBTI. Moderation results for agreeableness and conscientiousness were in line with the total sample results.

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

Thinkers of that era believed that when learners retain abundant knowledge, they perform on the job when needed: “Thought First - Action Later” (Johnson, 2002). As an example, designers and developers are frustrated that subject matter experts throw PowerPoint files and linear and page turning lessons unto their laps (remnant of the “thought first – action later” practice).

Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

For example there have been over 60 new versions of the Blackberry since its launch in 2002, that’s one every 5 weeks. Keeping it short and focused: sales people who need product knowledge information work in challenging, fast paced and often noisy retail environments. Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Product knowledge training creates major challenge for organizations, including: Keeping content up to date: products change rapidly. The learning has got to get to the point, quickly.