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Informal Learning

CourseArc

While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution. So, how can eLearning professionals include informal learning in their training curriculum?

Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in  101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The book’s front half lists 200 tips for “making training active and learning successful.” Active Training. The post Active Training Series appeared first on Web Courseworks. 10 Tips.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion. Patti Shank  recently wrote about the Burden of an Informed Opinion. She eloquently distinguished having an opinion from having an informed opinion. tomspiglanin.

Leveraging Informal Learning Methods

LearnDash

But what about informal learning? By definition, informal learning is an unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu way that many people learn today. Informal learning is growing because it is usually efficient, autonomous, relevant, accessible, and flexible. It is easy to open up a web-browser and search for a topic to find out more information. People love learning.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

activity to 50 new hires, 2) Promote and support new managers to lead teams, 3) Improve. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. capital. You’re.

Visual self-directed informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC #mooc @futureLearn

Ignatia Webs

Anyway, I am now on iteration Z of my quest to build a visual to portray the self-directed informal learning as it is described by experienced, adult, online learners engaged in MOOC of the FutureLearn type. This makes it possible to some kind of comparison to self-directed, informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC versus learning in classic online courses. that is the plan. yes, plan.

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

As I highlighted in my post from last year I have found Twitter the single most important source of information, events, research, back-channel, inspiration, and motivation I have even come across. Thinking about the people and organisations you follow on Twitter, how did you identify them as useful to follow for your personal informal learning? SB: Thank you. What should you include?

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training

Grovo

As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. The reason (and the irony) behind microlearning’s superior information retention is that as a method, microlearning is basically unconcerned with information transfer. Here’s the story. Bingo.

On open badges and informal assessment

Ignatia Webs

Although developing informal badges are one of the key debates in MOOCs and online learning in general today, not all institutes belief it to be worth investing. My first encounter with informal badges was through discussion forums where the more reputed, helpful participants got several stars next to their name, indicating their answers were worth reading. quite exciting!

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. It’s become part of everyone’s work flow, widely accepted in our company culture, and a launchpad for each individual in our organization to find their own social media and informal learning sweet spot.

Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Employees are asked to read, watch, or listen to information being dispensed. Another approach is to make the learner an active creator of knowledge and skills. Internal job aids  (to support use of systems, processes and activities). Coaching Organizational Learning Training active learning Jane Hart learning organizational learning

Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places

Challenge to Learn

Places that get you started in eLearning or will give you more detailed information. Websites that have independent information on eLearning, tools, communities, things like that. They have a lot of articles published by themselves (and external authors like me), they have very active LinkedIn groups and they also have elearning feeds where they collect blog posts on eLearning. Not because they don’t give great information but because you have to become a paying member to benefit from their services. Learning elearning information eLearninglearning.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

through informal channels, on-the-job experience. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Companies should couple social and informal. actively share knowledge capital with peers and. However, they report even more benefits, even fewer barriers and are also more active in. supporting activity across the 70:20:10 framework. Specific activities.

Active learning spaces

Learning with e's

The boundaries of informal and formal spaces have blurred significantly, as have the boundaries between the real and the virtual. It is also important that learning is made to be active and engaging. All of these aspects of learning are active. It is not hard to see how such an artificial transition from active to passive can stifle creativity and demotivate learners.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). In fact they spend too long waiting around for someone else to turn up to teach them, and on activities that have little educational value. They don’t feel part of a team. would browse.

Interesting Information about MOOCs—An Infographic

Kapp Notes

The infographic takes a closer look at reasons why some professors and academics remain unconvinced. I’ve taken a MOOC and found it interesting but I was not motivated enough to complete the activities or finish the course, but that’s only a sample size of one. This was sent to me by Muhammad Saleem. think the hype is a little over the top in terms of impact on education. To me, the future is always “and” not “or” the question is not…”Are MOOCs going to replace traditional university courses?” Content Guide

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.”

How Bloomingdale’s delivers instant active shooter training to associates in wake of looming terrorist threat

Axonify

Earlier that morning, all Bloomingdale’s Associates had received Active Shooter Training delivered through their Axonify daily microlearning session. Based on conversations he had with some federal agencies, he decided to make the Active Shooter Training a top priority. So Axonify became an ideal method to get this critical information to them quickly. Written by Greg Boyd.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

that we can only absorb four to five pieces of information into short-term memory at any. access small bites of information at a moment’s notice, so they can pull knowledge at the. chunked microlearning content lets employees search for information and have it at their. more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. About Axonify.14

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. And since informal learning makes up the bulk of learning inside organizations, this could be a truly perilous move.”   ~ Patti Shank, Director of Research at The eLearning Guild. How can we define informal learning? Source: [link].

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning? Learning occurs in "informal" (another term that I don’t like but is gaining traction) settings and online, as well as in the classroom. link].

Disruptive activism

Learning with e's

But just what is disruptive activism? The multiple affordance of digital media to be able to see instant results, record, delete, share and edit images on the move, and the ability to extract a great deal of information about camera source, geographical location and other useful information, are all attractions the conventional camera cannot compete with. Unported License.

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The results show that there are nowmany interpretations of the term informal learning – from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

and a wealth of information constantly at their fingertips. Ebbinghaus, the Forgetting Curve shows that people forget 50% of information presented within. In order to increase how much information employees. outcomes end up doing more training, “their activities are often. Problem Four: Training is Not Tied to Business Results Their (companies) activities are often.

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Informal – no set objective in terms of learning outcomes and is never intentional from the learner’s standpoint. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informal_learning. link].

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Innovation is a network activity

Learning and Working on the Web

You can show that this is the kind of thing you’d expect if societies are like brains in the sense that they store information as a group and that when someone learns, they’re learning from the most successful member, and that information is being passed from different communities, and the larger the population, the more different minds you have working on the problem. Innovation

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

And largely unnecessary if people can look it up, e.g. the information is  in the world  (or can be). I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. And it occurs to me that there could be some pushback.  So let me be clear, I strongly suggest that the types of learning that are needed are not info dump and knowledge test,  by and large. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. First, let me suggest that what’s going to make a difference to organizations is not better fact-remembering. Media, not bullet points.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

information to application and use cases, we focus the training experience and not. their activities to systematically generate those. activities”. in a list of activities You will work through a. activities, as well as content-delivery. activities, as well as. guide participants through activities that go. activities. We now. rate content.

Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of UNdergarduates and Information Technology, 2012 ” report. Students want to access academic progress information and course material via their mobile devices, and institutions deliver. 54% of students more actively involved in courses that use technology. ECAR Recommends.

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? QUESTION: How do you know learning on the job is 80% informal? The important thing is that informal learning is too important to overlook. What happened?

Students and Information Technology 2013 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013 ” report. Approach learner analytics purposefully and thoughtfully by adhering to information privacy principles. Collect data for a stated and transparent purpose in order to build students’ confidence in learner analytics activities.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. problem arises, however, when active participation is expected. Again, when the expectation of active participation is not met, everyone’s learning experience suffers. You see, we love learning.

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How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

Dispersed product information. right information into the hands of the right sellers at the right time and place, and in. team up to date on value proposition and product information extremely. don’t remember or implement the new processes or information gleaned from. requi- ring your people to go on an information fishing expedition. If information is.

Deeper activities

Clark Quinn

A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. In trying to move beyond good, albeittraditional, elearning, I’ve been working hard on the notion of what a meaningful activity (read: practice, task, etc) would be. As context, we’re working here within a pre-class, in-class, and post-class model. And, of late, I’ve had a chance to reexamine both the curriculum ideas, and the pedagogical implications. design

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? All these terms have one common denominator; they all are non-formal learning activities and processes. Measure the use of content and the activity in networks.

Fundamental Design of Learning Activities

Aaron Silvers

Design Thinking offers a set of tools to make sense of “wicked problems” and mysteries, and in this post I attempt to narrate my ideational journey in making sense of learning by digital means, the concept that I call learning experiences, and a notional (but far from complete) model for learning activities designed for individuals to experience. What Are Activities? Combat-Readiness.

Activity Steams: Splicing information and social relations

George Siemens

Whenever a new technology a) changes how we access, create, and share information or b) changes how we connect and interact with each other, there are educational implications to consider. Three trends are high on my list of “things to follow&# : data visualization, activity streams, and learning/knowledge analytics. Activity Streams: Splicing Information and Social Relations.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

Large volumes of information delivered in a single session lead to cognitive overload. Question-based reinforcement: Research has demonstrated that the act of retrieving information from. people retain the correct information for longer periods of time. spacing effect identifies that information is better retained for the long term. The LMS is running out of gas.3 level.

Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning

Clive on Learning

We over-engineer for information transfer and we under-engineer for learning. Mostly, the developers of these programmes are going to these lengths because they know that they're really just passing over information. But surely all that matters is that the information is relevant and useful. When I'm looking for information on the web, I don't complain if I get presented with simple web pages or YouTube videos. But it takes a lot more than one superficial practice activity to build a skill. These were programmes that delivered on the promise. It's gloss.

Activate your knowledge

Learning and Working on the Web

PKM is much more than processing information. It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done. Activation of knowledge happens in the context of tasks and so the cycle continues. It’s about ideas, conversations and especially relationships. Passion at Work, page 11].

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

Historically, society has created knowledge institutions that mirror what is done with information in a particular era – see McNeely & Wolverton. In this line of reasoning, we can best understand the future of education by understanding what is being done with information today. social media, participative technologies, it’s not unreasonable to state that at least a segment of society today recognizes information as multi-authored, participative, distributed, and networked. The recordings of most of the talks and panels can be found here. Latent Capacity.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning). Informal/Social Learning Design Competencies. SKILLS: 6. ATTITUDE: 8. Power to the Learners : An interesting read!

7 Secrets for Measuring Training Program ROI with People Analytics

Almost all organizational activities are moving away from paper to automated data. Armed with this information, managers can directly discover their people’s shortcomings and. information on what made a successful hire, Xerox was able to. 7 Secrets for. Measuring. Training Program. ROI with People. companies believe that. using people analytics is. important,” but just 8%.

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips

Everything E-Learning

Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization? Use a flexible LMS that facilitates social and informal learning. Check out these tips! Start the trend.

New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

Challenge to Learn

TinCan focuses on capturing activities: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) and the ‘I’, the ‘Did’ and the ‘Activity’ can be almost anything. The ‘Did’ for example can be a learning experience, an assessment or a social media activity. The ‘This’ can be any activity that has a learning experience.

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