Motivation is More Important Than Information
MARCH 9, 2016
Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. When it comes to learning, motivation is critical for gaining attention and encoding new information in the brain. But I don’t. Doing It.
The Future Role of Learning & Development
APRIL 22, 2016
All that said, there is still a lot of information and learning that is legitimately unique to a given company. Blogging Engagement Enterprise Events Learning Post Formats User Experience corporate training engagement enterprise learning learning mLevel trainingI’ve just returned from the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego, CA. The summit is THE event for Education Technology companies, practitioners, and investors. This year 3500 people from all over the world converged in lovely San Diego to discuss (and envision) the next major transformational innovations in EdTech.
Evaluating Informal Learning
JULY 12, 2013
My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” She knows that I have been blogging about learning evaluation for the past couple of years—mostly Kirkpatrick but also [.] Evaluation Informal Learning
MAY 26, 2016
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?
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. blogs/news. are consciously looking at the 70:20:10 model to help inform their approach. “My vision is to embed a 70:20:10 model of learning where we optimise. Multi-layered, informative and easy to access. In-Focus.
Evaluating Informal Learning
JULY 12, 2013
My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” She knows that I have been blogging about learning evaluation for the past couple of years—mostly Kirkpatrick but also [.]
How to Overcome Information Overload – Interview with Steven W. Anderson
JANUARY 26, 2016
Information overload, also known as "information glut" and "data smog", is a widely known phenomenon caused by an abundance of information that our brain cannot cope with. To get to the bottom of information overload problem, we interviewed an educator, speaker, director of Instructional Technology, #edchat contributor and author of the “Content curation. Blog articles
How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 5, 2015
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?
20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark
APRIL 10, 2015
In our own, considered, humble opinion, we have an awesome blog that every eLearning professional should read. Here are a few blogs that you simply must bookmark and read on a consistent basis: 1. An eLearning blog created by accomplished scientist and Educational Developer at Queen’s University, Eric Tremblay. 4. Learning 24/7 Blog. https://www.opensesame.com/blog.
Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training
APRIL 28, 2016
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.
How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning
JULY 16, 2013
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.
Reconciling Formal and Informal
MAY 24, 2012
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. So I’ve been trying to reconcile these two viewpoints, and this is how I’m seeing it. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. Let’s get formal learning out of the way first.
10 Learning Design Blogs to Draw Inspiration From
JANUARY 12, 2016
When searching on Google for "Learning Design Blogs" , a staggering amount of more than 117,000,000 search results appear. With this overwhelming amount of information, it can be very hard to determine which blogs are credible and a valuable use of time to read. Learning Thought Leaders e-Learning Blogs Learning Design Blogs
Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment
MAY 3, 2011
She authors the blog Wishful thinking in medical education , which she uses to advance thinking about the training of student doctors. 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). would blog. So what can we do?
Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs
APRIL 15, 2010
To keep up with the happenings, trends, innovations, and other information on LMS and to ensure our teams at Upside involved in core LMS development, client implementations, client support and Innovation team are in tune with the industry we follow a host of blogs that focus specifically on LMS, learning technology, and related topics. Learning 24/7 Blog. eLearning Technology.
Learn Informal Learning Informally
JUNE 13, 2012
Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Tweet, blog, link, bookmark, narrate, and record. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning.
Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs #edtech
Dont Waste Your Time
OCTOBER 4, 2013
eLearning Industry have produced a list of ‘top 10′ must-read blogs for you – Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs - and yours truly has made it to the bottom of the highly respectable list along with friends Ryan Tracey, Jane Hart, Jane Bozarth, Cathy Moore, etc. Learning 24/7 Blog. He writes the E-Learning 24/7 blog that is read in 133 countries. C.I.D.,
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
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.”
Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs
AUGUST 20, 2009
We follow a whole lot of blog – most of them focused on the learning, workplace learning, eLearning, and learning technology domain. We have learnt a lot from these blogs and thank all those blog writers for their invaluable insights on various topics. Here is a list of top 47 blogs (in alphabetical order) that Upside Learning team follows. 1. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. 3. eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time…. eLearning Curve Blog. Informal Learning Blog. Internet Time Blog. 38. T+D Blog. Daretoshare.
Evaluating Informal Learning
The Peformance Improvement
JULY 24, 2013
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? The following post first appeared on this blog in November 2010. . How do you measure the impact of informal learning experiences? link].
Blogging with Freire
Learning with e's
APRIL 28, 2012
So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? In a blogging context, it is easy to be offended when an adverse comment is received on your blog. not exactly. Freire wrote: ".dialogue
Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 10, 2015
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. ELearningLearning is an aggregator, this means that they automatically collect posts on eLearning for you from selected eLearning blogs around the world (including this one). 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. And it is free.
I blog therefore I'm spammed
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 11, 2015
Some of the spam comments posted to my blog are amusing. I'm glad I decided to moderate all comments so they don't just automatically appear on my blog. Other spam comments from Anonymous offer fake flattery in the hope that you think they are commenting positively on your blog post. blogging comments spam TechnologyOthers are simply baffling. yeah, right.
Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.
AUGUST 11, 2011
Social learning refers to a class of learning, which includes wikis, blogs, screen sharing, podcasting, photo sharing, social bookmarking, collaborative working, social networking, etc. Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings. Moreover, informal learning should not be overcomplicated.
6 Benefits of Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. In this article, we’ll share with you the strategies to embed informal learning in your eLearning environment to capitalize on this excellent motivating learning style. Let us explore informal and formal learning further to determine the pros and cons of each.
Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia
JULY 27, 2013
checklist for more information. If WCAG compliance is imperative to your organisation, you must seek further information from your IT department and LMS provider. From an information perspective, it appears as though there are no direct guidelines or information specific to e-learning courseware and learning design, and no stewardship from Australian e-learning industry bodies.
Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective
JULY 16, 2014
But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. To employ appropriate strategies, we first need to identify the potential contributors of information overload for a group of learners and then proceed accordingly. Quantity of Information. This can make the courses information-heavy and contribute to the information overload.
Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil
JUNE 21, 2012
fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? While it took six years to arrive, informal learning has become L&D’s flavor of the day. Numerous consultants are offering to help manage informal learning. (It doesn’t work that way. You nurture informal learning; micro-managing chokes it off.).
Our Favorite Game Design Blogs
MARCH 31, 2010
The other is to look at other’s experiences, and there are many who’ve documented their game design experiences in various blogs. I’m listing (in no particular order) some of the ones we follow at Upside, perhaps you’ll find some good reading. Game Design Blog – Another frequently updated blog that contains a wealth of information about game design and development.
Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning
AUGUST 7, 2014
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. Thus, micro-learning can play a crucial role in both formally designed performance support as well as in informal learning, with the latter focusing on user-generated content.
Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
In early May we launched our Learning Game Design Blog on the Knowledge Guru website. The blog has become a great source of information for anyone interested in game based learning and gamification—thanks in large part to an incredibly in-depth blog series by Sharon Boller. The Learning Game Design Series. Get familiar with game elements and how to use them. Dump ADDIE.
The Big Question: how to assess informal learning
Clive on Learning
MARCH 8, 2011
The Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is long enough to fill a post all by itself: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? If you check out the blog you’ll find some fascinating answers to the question. Can they perform?
Using Gamification to create a Blogging Culture
The Learning Generalist
JANUARY 23, 2015
With that belief in mind, we set out planning a blogging campaign. I''d had done a course on Gamification with Prof Kevin Werbach of UPenn. We almost ran into some rough weather with the name “Pune Blogging Competition”. The fear was that we may undermine the notion of a blogging competition. As curators of the Pune Blogging contest, we’ve enjoyed the experience thoroughly.
Controversy over Informal Learning
APRIL 28, 2012
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?
Reasons teachers don't blog
Learning with e's
JULY 6, 2011
I'm a little overwhelmed by the response to my post yesterday entitled Seven reasons teachers should blog which as I write this, is racing toward 2000 views in just 24 hours. It seems that many teachers are interested in blogging (or edublogging), but for various reasons are not yet in there, getting their hands dirty. But I'm concerned about the reasons teachers don't blog.
Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour
DECEMBER 15, 2013
I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour. We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. Here are the first 5 tour stop dates, check back here for more dates and locations and add your blog>.
Top 3 Informal Learning Tips
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
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? Encourage employees to participate in online blogs and weekly forum discussions with their coworkers.
5 Great Serious Games and Gamification Blogs to Follow
OCTOBER 5, 2013
A while back we did a post listing 100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources , and since then we’ve done an occasional series called GBL Picks to try and curate information for you. So in line with that mission, we’d like to recommend 5 great blogs about serious games and gamification (besides our own of course). Gamification Co. Gamification Co. Kapp Notes.
How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog
SharePoint and Assessment
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people.