14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes
JUNE 13, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. 2014 will be the year of Informal Learning, with an increased adoption at the organizational level.” – Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014. What other inspiring quotes on informal & social learning have you come across?
5 papers every learning professional should read
JULY 1, 2015
And that’s a problem because as a practitioner, I consider it important to inform my work with the latest science. So it was with much gratitude that I read The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice. I say “gratitude” because it was one of the pre-reads for last night’s Sydney eLearning and Instructional Design Meetup.
Resolution: This Year Create a Stronger, Smarter Organization
JANUARY 9, 2013
With this new year, you may be looking frantically for a new way to improve your organization’s competitiveness, talent, staying power, and smarts. Conducting a simple learning culture audit can help you assess your organization and your leadership team’s orientation to continuously learn and apply what they’re learning. Examining You’re not alone. projects.
Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 9, 2015
Laura authored ‘Linking Learning to Business’ in January 2004 – one of the first industry benchmark studies at the time. We’ve been following you and your organization, and think that you are doing great work. Laura: Towards Maturity is a not-for-profit benchmark organization. How should we be using that to inform our strategy and make it meaningful? THE INTERVIEW: 1.
The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change
for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. management systems (organized as. organized around real-time dynamics). Organization. after organization has decided that the traditional annual. management as practiced by most organizations. In response, as organizations look. when a company launched in 2004 can reach. it happen.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. All of these are putting organizations and individuals in a tough spot. MSL 3): Across time. MSL 4): Across locations.
e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition
Big Dog, Little Dog
NOVEMBER 8, 2004
In a May 2003 article on CLO, Organizing Enterprise-Wide E-Learning and Human Capital Management , e-learning is defined as including not only Internet-published courseware, but also the tools for managing, modularizing and handling the following: Different kinds of content and learning objects (including both electronic and non-electronic forms, and even traditional classroom instruction).
Controlitis: How to Avoid this Debilitating Trainer's Disease
SEPTEMBER 13, 2004
Because instructors ultimately control the flow of e-learning information, many of them develop a debilitating disease: "Control-itis." In fact, elearners ingest information at their own pace. When expected to ingest irrelevant information, their minds witch off, like those of generations of captive audiences in physical classrooms. To help them function optimally, and to protect e-trainers from "Control-itis" infections: Select training designers who realize that elearners themselves control the speed and depth of their information acquisition. Topics this issue: 1.
The Growth of eLearning
Big Dog, Little Dog
NOVEMBER 16, 2004
In a recent blog, I wrote how elearning has the two aspects of means & consequence that uses innovative technologies and learning models (the means) to transform the way individuals and organizations acquire new skills and knowledge and access information (the consequence). That is, if bandwidth is free, you get a completely different computer architecture and information economy.
'Knowledge discovery' could speed creation of new products
Big Dog, Little Dog
OCTOBER 28, 2004
You contain information. In the recent science-fiction thriller "Minority Report," Tom Cruise plays Detective John Anderton who solves future crimes by being immersed in a "data cave," where he rapidly accesses all the relevant information about the identity, location and associates of the potential victim. John Anderton: "I need your help. need to know how to get at it.".
Which is More Compelling to the Learners: Facts or Stories?
AUGUST 2, 2004
In every learning experience there are two parts: the mechanical or factual information; and the organics The mechanics are objectives, descriptions, procedures, methods, references and others. Organics are real-life stories, examples, anecdotes, illustrations and cases. In fact, without stories and organics, the learner has difficulty learning. That is why the classroom trainers keep the training interesting, alive and engaging by effectively using stories and organics. They fail to migrate the organics into the e-learning format. Topics this issue: 1.
Developing a High Performing IT Organization
JUNE 13, 2016
Having led IT organizations over the past two decades, I have learned much from the mistakes I have made. Deep technical skills are certainly needed and should be valued in any IT organization, but making personnel decisions based solely (or even mainly) on the individual’s technical skills has significant downside. Akin to assessing individuals is also recognizing the overall needs for the organization. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 2009 till 2013. That, in turn, drives the collective success of the team. Richard A.
Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 3, 2016
He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network. Is it possible to create ‘real learning’ organizations and classrooms? THE INTERVIEW: 1.
The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Nevertheless, it is commonly quoted that 75% of what we learn is “informal.” ” (See Marcia Connor’s 2004 article on Informal Learning to see the research on this.) Informal learning is…what happens the rest of the time.”. There is also informal, yet ”accidental” learning that comes from self-study, exploring, and internet surfing. playing).
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JANUARY 25, 2015
@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. All of these are putting organizations and individuals in a tough spot.
Why UPS Drivers Don’t Turn Left… And Why Every Organization Should Be Using Learning Data To Drive Strategic Advantage
AUGUST 21, 2015
Magazine on the importance of fostering a learning culture within an organization. Organizations need to be able to show how learning can change behavior to drive targeted business outcomes that, ultimately, increase competitive advantage. In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for drivers—one that initially received a lot of flak. Last week, I was reading an article in Inc.
Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning ….&#%!? Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning. Need to think about New Learning Principles: Rapid Mobile Collaborative Immersive (we don’t want to be lectured at) Formal vs. Informal – a spectrum Examples of a formal learning activity: webinar, classroom, lecture, etc. Examples of informal: Water cooler, SoMe Informal learning is never intentional.
Informal Learning Technology
MAY 11, 2009
There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project. It allows multiple people to contribute to the aggregator and tries to filter and organize that content. eLearning Technology.
Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation
DECEMBER 29, 2016
Organizations today are faced with a disruption that is nothing short of historic. Digital technologies have steadily been making their way into organizations and now impact every facet of organizational behavior, both externally and internally. Perhaps the biggest impact the digital transformation has had affects the people themselves who make up organizations. 2010). 2010).
How Can You Use Interactive Videos For Microlearning-Based Training
MAY 30, 2016
Before we get to that, let’s quickly recap the definition of microlearning, its benefits, and where exactly you can use it in your organization’s learning strategy. It can be used to offer formal training but it often finds a wider usage in informal training (with a focus on performance gain). Where Does Microlearning Find A Fit In An Organization’s Training? Just-in-time.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning. Examples of informal: Water cooler, SoMe Informal learning is never intentional. Lance asks: What happens if you add intentionality to an informal activity? Learning. Structure. Rapid.
xAPI, LRS – The Interview
JANUARY 12, 2015
Part of the problem though is that there is a lot of information out there, some of it erroneous in nature and honestly, equally confusing. In early December, I decided to present the real facts, the real insight and eradicate the confusion. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. years. This is the interview. .
Brain Drain: The "Perfect Storm" of Unfilled IT Jobs
JANUARY 16, 2007
The organization is a National Science Foundation (NFS) center that is focused on providing technology education to faculty of community colleges in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). serve as the external evaluator helping the group to reach its goals by providing formative evaluation information during the life of the grant. San Francisco, CA.
eLearning in the Workplace
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Information technology systems are used to develop business infrastructure and conduct operational protocols like CRM, Finance and Human Resources. Employees demand instant access to immediate work context information. Competent training managers now create content according to the organization and deliver according to the needs of the learner. Completing an assessment online.
Learning During Times of Growth
JANUARY 19, 2017
Although financial scrutiny remains, an executive mindset focused on both operational rigor in learning and ROI is part of the “new normal,” and many learning executives are reinvigorated about their jobs and the contribution their learning organizations can make to their companies’ efforts to increase market share and shareholder value. Ramping Up for Organic Growth. It makes sense.
People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning
APRIL 23, 2015
Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. Learn the basic P3 in eLearning to empower yourself to take informed decisions with consultants. Khan (2004) of Khan Academy developed a list of foundational elements that combine to create a complete eLearning framework. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization. Halt right there! Tips eLearning
eLearning Start-ups: These Mistakes Will Make You Look Unprofessional
JUNE 17, 2014
Now it''s time to learn an intimately related discipline called information design. The problem is, a number of common information design mistakes hurt that goal. What they often don''t realize is that h ow content is organized greatly affects reader comprehension. If the information appears jumbled and overwhelming, viewers will disconnect.”. Poor Color Choice. 1990, p.
How To Build a Serious Game: Part 1
JANUARY 5, 2015
Juul, 2004) Did you know that instruction design principles can actually fulfill the gaps in game design principles, when developing a serious game? Compare this with a regular, information based e-Learning course, where it is challenging to determine if learners are applying the information that is tied with the performance. What information do learners have already?
SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible
JANUARY 3, 2016
The ‘S’ stands for ‘sharable’, which implies that the information can be accessed easily by different people over different platforms. ‘CO’ stands for ‘content object’, that speaks about the presence of different courses and documents within the e-learning platform. SCORM 2004 is another majorly used version, which is slowly getting superseded by Tin Can. SCORM has come a Long Way!
The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Although L&D is involved in supporting change initiatives business representatives are in many cases still doubting that L&D creates measurable value for an organization. Due to today’s fast changing economy, the business goals organizations set need to be revised constantly. 2009) found a positive relationship between learning in organizations and job satisfaction.
Consider Rapid E-learning to Custom Online Training Module in Minimum Time
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
The term rapid e-learning originated in 2004, from a report by Bersin and Associates. Rapid eLearning has become popular as it allows organizations to create online training courses without the high-cost of technical experts, instructional designers, art designers, programmers etc. Deploy e-learning program: The course is deployed on an LMS to deliver information. Benefits.
Kevin Wheeler: How Gen Y Learns
AUGUST 2, 2013
See on Scoop.it – Informal & Experiential Learning. Kevin started FOTI in 2004 out of his passionate belief that organizations need a more powerful and thoughtful architecture for talent than they have. Kevin Wheeler Founder and Chairman the Future of Talent Institute. Jay Cross ‘s insight: Right on, Kevin. They hardly read. Just Jay
New Year’s Resolution – 2013: Organize to Save Time
JANUARY 3, 2013
When I teach work/life balance, I teach about organization. Because being organized increases productivity, decreases stress, and can even save you money, since you don’t have to repurchase things you can’t find. By the way, I’m not a perfect organizer, so I do have one box in my garage right now of items that had an “I don’t know” answer for at least one of the questions. Start organizing today. If you don’t have time to organize everything in a day, start out with the area that causes you the most problems. Just search for “clutter.”). Follow DesireePinder.
People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning
APRIL 23, 2015
Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. Learn the basic P3 in eLearning to empower yourself to take informed decisions with consultants. Halt right there! How is new knowledge developed?
JANUARY 5, 2011
Learning is the only solution for organizations to save time and money and benefit from just-in-time training, faster learning, consistent instruction, higher levels of retention, greater levels of assessment, no travel expense, and no need for a classroom! However, nowadays small and medium size organizations struggle to adopt an expensive e-Learning solution. Enjoy!
People versus Systems: Let’s acknowledge the difference
JANUARY 14, 2012
A number of years ago I was impressed by the writing of Stephen Kemmis , in particular his 2004 article Five traditions in the study of practice. Social constructs are organic. Various parts of an organisation, such as IT, HR, information and knowledge management, are engaged with a systems approach to organisational efficiency. Organisations as a social construct.