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Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

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.

Evaluating Informal Learning

Social Learning

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

The Future Role of Learning & Development

mLevel

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.

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Evaluating Informal Learning

Social Learning

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 [.]

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

more informal communication methods. pops up in business and HR blogs on a. Rather than a formal, once-a-year review, managers and their direct reports hold regular, informal “touch-points” where they set or. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. happening now.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

Each referenced valid research but were, themselves, blog posts. I was met with surprisingly stubborn opposition. He was dismissing the act of blogging as simply a sharing of opinions that had no merit. thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today.

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?

20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark

eLearning Brothers

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.

How to Overcome Information Overload – Interview with Steven W. Anderson

JoomlaLMS

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

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

more informal communication methods. pops up in business and HR blogs on a. Rather than a formal, once-a-year review, managers and their direct reports hold regular, informal “touch-points” where they set or. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. happening now.

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.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

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?

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.

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!

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

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

Jay Cross

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.

10 Learning Design Blogs to Draw Inspiration From

Allen Interactions

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

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

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.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are the new skills required for designing informal and social learning interventions for today’s workplaces? Articles/Blog Posts. Karl Kapp. Surveys/Studies. harmon.ie Books.

Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

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.,

Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs

Upside Learning

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.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

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. 

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. 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.

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.”

Blogging with Freire

Learning with e's

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

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

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. We have also been constantly sharing our findings and learnings on these with the learning community through our blog posts. From Our Blog Posts. What other inspiring quotes on informal & social learning have you come across?

6 Benefits of Informal Learning

TalentLMS

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.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

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.

Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective

G-Cube

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.

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? The following post first appeared on this blog in November 2010. . How do you measure the impact of informal learning experiences? link].

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

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.

I blog therefore I'm spammed

Learning with e's

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.

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

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.).

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?

The Big Question: how to assess informal learning

Clive on Learning

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?

Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

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

ID Reflections

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.

Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

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. They also want to keep some sense of control over the information that goes out, lest incorrect or careless information lead to some unintentional catastrophe. It’s easy to fall into the same trap Gina Minks describes in a recent post on informal learning: “I am easily distracted with shiny, interesting, technical things. Undirected learning is not a straight-line sort of process.

Reasons teachers don't blog

Learning with e's

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.