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
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 [.]
Research Brief: Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning
JANUARY 27, 2016
We know people learn and retain more information through informal channels , on-the-job experience and coaching, but most companies still expect their people to gain the bulk of their knowledge through more formal, structured means. In fact, studies have shown that most learners forget up to 90% of what they learn over time. Measuring the ROI of 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. The ultimate goal of blended learning is to combine several media in one course.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. Learning is social. link].
6 Benefits of Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. It’s what we call those precious learning moments where passion and curiosity meet to break all motivation and knowledge barriers. Let us explore informal and formal learning further to determine the pros and cons of each. Instructional Design eLearning
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. Hands-on experiential learning. Tweet, blog, link, bookmark, narrate, and record. You learn by doing. experience learning hands-on through collaborative work, community, search, social software, blogs and tweets.
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? ANSWER: How did you learn to walk and talk? How did you learn to kiss? QUESTION: How can you measure what people learn? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? Not much.
Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil
JUNE 21, 2012
The 1999 Online Learning conference in Los Angeles was ground zero for eLearning. Our dream of personalized, modular, always-on learning was dashed. I fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? Numerous consultants are offering to help manage informal learning. (It The “e”?
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.
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?
MAY 13, 2009
A recent survey that found that employees (in the UK, at least) are more interested in innovative learning and collaboration than the HR and training people in those same institutions. The study, conducted in March, found that 44% of employees want to see collaborative tools like blogs, forums and wikis developed, while just 32% of HR professionals agree. More HR professionals (42%) than employees (38%) wanted to see more classroom learning. Undirected learning is not a straight-line sort of process. What do you think?
eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy
MARCH 17, 2011
How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year? Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. By Shelley A. Gable.
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? Today, workers need to be able to learn on demand, as well as to maximize their annual training. Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization?
Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). In How to revamp your learning model , I propose three core components: 1. Amen to that.
The key to informal learning is autonomy
APRIL 27, 2012
Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. Social learning
Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning
OCTOBER 19, 2009
Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0 and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0
Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
When you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning. This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. In fact, we typically learn more from informal learning than from formal learning experiences. Here are a few ideas for encouraging informal learning in the workplace.
How to Harness Informal Learning
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations. It is estimated that probably as much of 80% of learning within an organisation is informal, with formal training constituting the other 20%. What is informal learning? How can informal learning be harnessed? a Ning network), using wikis and blogs.
Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Informal Learning
MAY 21, 2014
The trending topic today is informal learning! This learning trend is a huge part of the future of e-Learning because it has tons of benefits for those who encourage it at their organizations. One of the reasons informal learning is so successful is because it provides freedom for learning—whenever there’s an opportunity.
Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 3, 2011
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. The what: Output learning.
Insights: L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The second of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning'. Informal learning is a broad term, covering everything from on-job instruction and coaching, through to the use of performance support materials, collaborative and experiential learning; anything, in fact, that doesn't come bundled up as a full-blown course. If this really is a trend, then it's a very important one.
7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy
JANUARY 24, 2017
Informal learning is impromptu. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips to use informal learning into your training strategy. How To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate Training Strategy. Informal learning usually takes the form of causal knowledge-seeking and spontaneous problem-solving. Create A Corporate eLearning Blog.
Informal learning:formal recognition
AUGUST 27, 2012
As a result of using either a sophisticated Learning Management System or a simple spreadsheet, we know how to record the outcomes, assessment results etc of formal learning. Learning records are included on our CVs and in this sense are somewhat precious. Formal learning is recognisable and recognised. We are also aware of the value of informal learning; the things we learn from others, through work place and life experiences. Depending on what research you have confidence in, up to 80% of what we learn comes to us in this informal manner.
Remembering Jay Cross and His Work
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
He was the guru of informal learning who pushed us to think outside of the traditional model of formal courses and training. He may not actually have been the one to coin the term “e-learning,” but he certainly shaped and led the field. Between his books, a dozen years of blogging, and other writing, Jay shared many ideas worth remembering. Real Learning.
Formal Training Vs. Informal Learning: Which Makes More Sense?
MARCH 28, 2012
There’s been a great deal of discussion over the last few years related to informal learning. Today, just about any training magazine, website, or conference probably devotes significant time to talking about informal learning. My biggest gripe with informal learning is that, like many things, it’s often viewed in terms of absolutes.
You can’t manage informal learning – only use of informal media
OCTOBER 28, 2011
Recently I’ve been reading more and more blog posts and articles that talk of how to “manage informal learning”, so I thought it was time for another post of my own that tries to explain how this is actually misleading, and in fact misses the big picture in terms of the importance of informal learning in the workplace, and L&D’s role in supporting it.
How to support informal learning
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JULY 12, 2010
Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 learning management approaches that accelerate performance. Formal learning is patterned after schools.
Are You Giving Informal Learning Short Shrift?
JUNE 7, 2012
Most of us know from personal experience that you learn a large percentage of what you need to know to do your work while on the job. Sure, your education gave you the basic skills and factual foundation to process new information and succeed, but most of what you end up doing at the office everyday is stuff you pick up as you go. Informal First! And science bears this out.
6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. That’s where learning ecosystems come in. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in….
Building Informal Learning Habits
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. “There’s no substitute for experience” is a common adage for those who have learned by doing during a long career. Well-designed learning can help close an experience gap, but the expression still holds truth.
12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World
JULY 25, 2013
As a learning consultancy, it’s important for us to stay at the forefront of the education landscape. While not yet proven, a new learning trend that has caught [.] The post 12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World appeared first on Social Learning Blog. eLearning Informal Learning coursera mooc
Yes, you can manage informal learning
Big Dog, Little Dog
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Jane Hart recently posted a thought-proving article on her blog in which she argues that you “ can't manage informal learning, you can only manage the social media tools.” An example in this case would be visioning a process that helps to increase informal learning and make it more effective. The other two are leadership and command.
INFOGRAPHIC: Design Thinking for Human-Centered Learning
JANUARY 19, 2016
A co-design process to focus on the learner and create human centered learning solutions. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. The post INFOGRAPHIC: Design Thinking for Human-Centered Learning appeared first on Learnnovators. Designed by our Guest Blogger, Arun Pradhan. x—–x—–x—–x—–x.