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. Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning. The post Research Brief: Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning appeared first on Docebo.
The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion
JANUARY 13, 2015
Each referenced valid research but were, themselves, blog posts. He was dismissing the act of blogging as simply a sharing of opinions that had no merit. Since I blog, I was offended, but then I began to realize this mindset would foolishly dismiss the work of Jay Cross, Harold Jarche, Jane Bozarth, Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, and many others I trust. ” ~ Patti Shank.
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). I would blog. So what can we do?
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.
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
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.
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.
Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer
MARCH 15, 2014
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!
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. e-Learning Thought Leaders e-Learning Blogs Learning Design Blogs
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. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. The latter, resources and people, are to them informal learning. Each of these sees the world differently, and we need to separate these out.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
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. Quotes/Excerpts. “ Surveys/Studies.
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. We’re not always social.
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. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. eLearning Weekly.
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.
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%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.
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. 6) Use blogging as reflection.
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.
Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil
JUNE 21, 2012
I 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 You nurture informal learning; micro-managing chokes it off.). The “e”?
Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List
DECEMBER 28, 2016
When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs. The Totara blog is one reason why. Are any LMS vendors on that list? I’m not an LMS vendor.
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.
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.
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. 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?
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. Some still do.
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].
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?
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. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time…. eLearning Curve Blog. Informal Learning Blog. Internet Time Blog. T+D Blog. Big Dog, Little Dog.
MAY 13, 2009
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.
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. So if you’re interested in games, you should take some time to check out this blog series.
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. I don’t think so.
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.
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. Philomath Games – A constantly updated blog that includes posts that discuss a variety of game design and development issues. Costik – An old blog that ran out of steam, but still contains fascinating posts on games.