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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?

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. Review cases and examples of successful implementations. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. spot the fakes, e.g. “managing informal learning”.

Don’t Just Tell, Show: the Value of Examples

Association eLearning

Examples get people’s attention and are also fantastic memory aids. You could just tell them by sending out an e-mail or making an eLearning course full of animated text that lists all of the information. If you reinforce the same key information with examples, it provides context and lets your members see why the content is important. Good examples are also specific.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

LinkedIn’s Group feature offers interesting #wol possibilities since these can be kept Open or Private as per the group’s objectives. Since LinkedIn is a professional network, trolling is likely to be controlled. When is it most useful to use LinkedIn? Try Sketchnotes is a great example of the latter. When is it most useful to use Twitter?

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

all the information they think they need is readily. for realistic examples and scenarios that people can. LinkedIn post, Feedback is the Killer. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. This all sounds. very logical, of course, until an organization starts to. elements in more detail.

Social Media: Creating a LinkedIn Summary That Gets You Noticed

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    There is an art to creating a strong LinkedIn profile. One of the most powerful assets in your LinkedIn profile is the Summary. For example, I worked for "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" in the 1980s, as designer. It was long ago, but that one event on my resume or LinkedIn profile is a conversation starter, more than any other.

Why I left Linkedin

Spicy Learning

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter,  Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. Is my information safe with them? Will my boss get to see my drunken photos?”.

Why I left Linkedin

Spicy Learning

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter,  Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. Is my information safe with them? Will my boss get to see my drunken photos?”.

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. We share knowledge on Twitter, contribute to discussions on LinkedIn, read books, write blogs, comment on blogs, subscribe to industry magazines, share links to online articles, watch videos, and participate in MOOCs.

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A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology. What follows are 12 ways to engage a workforce in informal learning tactics. 1. For example, many large organizations have women’s, African-American, Latino and LGBT networks.

Best Practices with LinkedIn Profiles

Voice of Clarity

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with more than 200 million members and growing. While you may use Facebook or Twitter for your personal life, LinkedIn is the “go-to” network for your professional life. To get the most out of networking with LinkedIn, take a moment to make sure that your profile is as complete as it can be. Publicize Your Skills.

Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…

Origin Learning

“Breakneck speed” is a term that can best describe the explosion of data and information in the current digitally-disruptive era. What would your reaction be if you were informed that typically, 253 translators are needed to anticipate all the pairwise possibilities of translation work of 23 official languages of 27 member countries of the EU?What billion annually?What jm15S1QmOTw.

Instructional Systems Designer Tells Us His Solutions for Retaining Employee Knowledge

Social Learning

Vincent Flango is a PMI-certified government contracts manager for General Dynamics Information Technology and a senior Instructional Systems Designer. He can be reached through his  LinkedIn profile or email at vflango@yahoo.com. For example, if a federal counselor is helping a beneficiary, he or she can simply launch an EPSS on the desktop to ensure every task is covered and performed correctly as he or she is developing the case. Q. He is a recurring speaker at educational technology conferences. What ways can organizations fight against this dilemma?

Curation: Making Sense of Digital Information

The Peformance Improvement

So much information; so little time. We are inundated with email, tweets, blog posts, Linkedin updates and comments, Facebook news feeds and messages, rss feeds, in addition to old-tech media like newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio.  It’s more than the human brain can comprehend. Technology allows consumers of information to also be curators of information.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Learner engagement is highest for videos that combine approaches, for example, a talking head–style interspersed with PowerPoint slides. Learners prefer lectures with a more informal feel. On the flip side, trainers who are accustomed to delivering traditional lectures may be less comfortable in a more informal setting. Provide learners with tools to review information.

Social Learning is here to stay!

Origin Learning

So, if Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest are not part of your vocabulary, then either you are living in isolation or you certainly do not belong to this era. Informal interactions that often tickle the grey cells enough to think hard, have led to the formation of platforms like blogs, wikis and discussion boards. Geographical boundaries no longer matter.

Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!

Learnnovators

For example, I had an inadvertent conversation with a friend of a friend of a friend, a few days back. It doesn’t matter whether it is useful or not, it is still information that I learned from a couple minutes of conversation. Mediums like LinkedIn, Twitter and other social and enterprise networks have brought about big strides in this field but the best mode of social learning is still going out there and experiencing things first hand, or talking to someone. “ Veritas Vos Liberabit! – The truth shall set you free!”. clearly remember the first time I heard these words.

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Google is failing us: how to manage the information overflow?

Challenge to Learn

We are all struggling with the ever-increasing amount of information that we need to manage. Websites, blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, newspapers, TV, radio to name a view of the overflowing sources that we need to manage and process. Steve Rosenbaum pointed out in his key note address at DevLearn that search engines like Google become less reliable and that we have to find other ways to manage the information overflow. Curators (people not software) who filter information for you. great example is e-Learninglearning that curates blogs on e-Learning.

Audience Take-aways From LinkedIn Training

eLearning Cyclops

A quick, very informal evaluation of my Online Professional Networking class. Several weeks back I held my last online professional networking class, which focused on using LinkedIn. And due to the bank acquisition and upcoming lay-offs, it had a very strong focus on using LinkedIn as a tool for employment networking. The random sampling of 10 attendees are all in the U.S. The number of the 10 sample participants using these features are in parentheses. Well, this is my very informal evaluation. Learning Courses LinkedIn Social Media Evaluation

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

Serving Clients In terms of serving clients, I covered parts of Tool Set , specifically Work Skills Keeping Up , Better Memory , Information Radar , Processing Pages with Links , Networks and Learning Communities , Collaborate , and Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool. went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. also discussed being more or less open as a LinkedIn Networker: My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach.

Printing Slides in Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning Brothers

All of this information is included in the source files that you can download here. The sample Storyline file mentioned in the video will be coming shortly and added to this blog once uploaded. You can also follow him on Twitter or connect with him on  LinkedIn  for additional tips and examples. Usage. If you want to use it on all slides, select the Slide Master. else {.

How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)

Bottom-Line Performance

Blogs like this one share examples of award-winning training all the time, and it’s what people talk about at learning conferences as well. You might consider information like this: Age. LinkedIn presence. Demographic information helps paint the picture, but you still need to dig deeper. You want to make your training engaging… but why? What do learners want?

Designing a Learning & Performance Portal

Living in Learning

Given the amount of information we all have to deal with daily and the documented loss of up to 85% of knowledge gained from training within three weeks, it is no wonder mistakes happen. think Einstein defined insanity using a similar example. Continuous Learning EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Performer Support Social Learning Taxonomy learning and performance portal learning at point of work learning portal LinkedIn performer support portal portlet PSO training portal work context

Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

A funny thing happened while we were learning informally. A few astute people noticed it, wrote about it and brought it to the forefront of the learning arena. In fact, the buzz about informal learning seems to grow every day. Social learning technologies, which often facilitate informal learning, seem to have paved the way for greater interest in this approach. Tweet This!

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. Third post in a series. Need to share.

How To Promote Ongoing Online Training In Your Organization

Docebo

For example, the mentor is responsible for conducting monthly evaluations and the employee must follow the protocols set forth by the mentor. For example, a member of your customer service staff would have different standards than your sales supervisors or managers. 3- Provide optional online training materials. You can connect with Christopher on Linkedin and Twitter.

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

Learning by example – unlike men, who tend to want to start driving to some destination without asking direction, women tend to be stronger planners and will turn to tutorials and case studies for assistance in solving a problem. Then, do some informal feedback testing from a sample of your own demographic. Share this on LinkedIn. Demographics – Men are from Mars….

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Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

How do you find the key nuggets of information gold you need amongst all the verbiage on the Internet? For example you could personalize your email to include the topic “SharePoint” and then you’d get a daily or weekly email on SharePoint related e-learning blog entries. For specifically SharePoint information, I find Bamboo’s SharePoint Daily a very useful daily email.

Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning

Docebo

From hectic work schedules to lack of motivation , there are plenty of obstacles that modern learners must overcome in order to build skills and absorb new information. You only have a short amount of time to deliver the information, so you have to narrow down the subject matter as much as possible. An example of a spaced eLearning approach might be one microlearning lesson every day.

Breaking Down My Entry for Trivantis Community Contest 15

Trivantis

All that planning, developing, reviewing, and testing might seem overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the program you’re developing in or trying to create a sample on the fly. Then you can share it with other users via your blog, resume, LinkedIn, or other preferred method ( see this blog post for help ). and “Is the information provided a complete picture?” Don’t worry!

11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training

Docebo

For example, are you going to use it as a supplemental teaching tool in the classroom, or will the learners only be using their tech tools at home? For example, they can learn online more about the concepts or ideas behind a science project before coming to class, so that they are fully prepared before they fire up the Bunsen burners. Formulate your blended learning goals in advance.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. Rather, students were told that their role was to select and sample course content, pursuing areas of interest, reading related material from both within and outside the course, and then to contribute their unique perspective based on this reading. It's definitely worth a read.

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Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

How do you find the key nuggets of information gold you need amongst all the verbiage on the Internet? For example you could personalize your email to include the topic “SharePoint” and then you’d get a daily or weekly email on SharePoint related e-learning blog entries. Google Alerts is another great service – you just go to www.google.com/alerts and put in your search query, for example “SharePoint Assessments” and your email address, you’ll get an email with links any day that Google indexes something that covers your query. .  .

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

Anytime my daughter asks a question like, “What do starfish eat?” or, “Can you tie a tie like Daddy?” I turn to the oracle — the Internet. I use Google multiple times a day — looking for information on how to do this, or how to do that — for both my professional life and my personal life. A lot of the information I find is posted by ordinary folks — folks with a passion for a topic and willing to share their knowledge with others. Employees desire ways to interact with each other as the share information. Resource Article: 57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources ).

The 8-second attention span; or, I'm fine if goldfish are more patient than millennials

Ontuitive

If you do a quick search of the phrase "attention span" in posts on LinkedIn, for instance, you will see what I mean. First, I wonder if the "8 second" claim, and the insistence that it is caused by increased use of technology, might not be a good example of mass confirmation bias (or a post hoc fallacy) about the rapid increase of information technology and social media use.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

Let them evaluate information, make decisions, and meaningfully influence the outcome. Is not : “Click here for more information.”. Example : A course on conducting audits allows the learner to make choices about how to conduct an audit. Their level of success is determined by whether or not the learner performs all of the steps correctly and gets the needed information.