MAY 20, 2012
It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. This 70:20:10 breakdown has since been supported by subsequent research , though sometimes the ratio is represented as 80:20 to reflect informal learning and formal training respectively. • 20% on informal learning. • 10% of learning occurs via formal training (eg classes).
MAY 20, 2012
It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. This 70:20:10 breakdown has since been supported by subsequent research , though sometimes the ratio is represented as 80:20 to reflect informal learning and formal training respectively. • 20% on informal learning. Vive la revolution! Formal training becomes value add.
Why do learners want to learn on the mobile?
JUNE 9, 2014
While instructor-led training is important when it comes to imparting critical skills, there are many little pieces of information that your employees need to be aware of, and which are unnecessary to be addressed in formal sessions or even eLearning. Why not convert those Smartphone owners to Smartphone learners? The reason? That is the penetration of mLearning already!
eLearning: Quick Tips for Engaging the Learner
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 17, 2016
by Sally Cox Creating engagement with your learners greatly increases their retention of the information and makes the course that much more enjoyable. But I want the course to be easy to navigate, thought-provoking, and an all-around pleasant experience for the learner. Learners can access other sections easily. Give the learner a task. eLearning
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
of learners. the performance needs of the organization, which will help learners see that these courses. outline the objectives that learners will need in order to meet the goals. organization, which not only gets you learner buy-in, it also serves as documentation of the. and knowledge that prepares the learner for those day-to-day actions. capital. You’re.
How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)
JUNE 13, 2016
What do learners want? But what about your target learners? Here’s our definition of a learner persona, based off of Hubspot’s buyer persona description: A semi-fictionalized representation of your target learners. They help you create a training experience that aligns with the realities and preferences of your learners. Learner Persona Worksheet.
Mobile Enables Informal Learning
DECEMBER 11, 2012
I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. Even though informal learning has been around for as long as we humans have been, the use of the term ‘Informal Learning’ in corporate has grown significantly in the last 5-8 years. 70:20:10 is the most common framework used to help understand informal learning.
Do You Really Know Your Learners?
JULY 6, 2016
But chances are, you’ve had (or will have) eLearning design projects that require you to not only create content about a topic that’s new to you, but also requires that you create content for an audience of learners that’s new to you. Some people may argue that a learner is a learner is a learner. Job shadow” your learner. I disagree. Have a conversation.
Challenge Your Learners By…
OCTOBER 24, 2014
In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional Designers are faced with the challenge of designing effective learning that won’t overload learners. The heart of this challenge is finding the learners’ motivational sweet spot. Shock the learner with the solution or outcome first.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. always, conducting the interviews proved to be informative, revealing and fun. consume information outside of work. information in their everyday lives. All of which means the learner can. learners rate 10 out of 10 for quality – but they’re a bit. INFORMATION, YOU’RE.
Stop Abandoning Your Learners!
MAY 10, 2016
Then the event ends and the learner is sent on their way with the expectation that the new information they have just learned will be used. Finally, there should always be a support portal available to learners that contains important documents and information relating to the training. I have seen it countless of times. What Is Your Post-Training Support Plan? training
How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners
Your Training Edge
AUGUST 28, 2014
Corporate learners today need something different from their training than they did in the past. The courses can be offered to an unlimited number of learners, an unlimited number of times, whenever they are needed. Today’s corporate learners want training that meets their needs quickly, efficiently, and right at the moment those needs arise. Engaging? Relevant? More training.
The learner speaks
Clive on Learning
APRIL 16, 2014
Towards Maturity has just published a new study, The Learner Voice , which summarises the views on learning technologies of 2000 employees in the private sector. Above all, this list encourages me towards blended solutions that cross the boundary from formal to informal. Some good stuff here: 83% know what they need; 82% are responsible for managing their own learning and development; 48% agree that they learn more informally than formally. There’s an interesting table further on in the report which contrasts the perceptions of learning professionals and learners.
Corporate Training in 2014: Business Goals, Learner Needs, or Both?
JANUARY 7, 2014
What new tools can help my learners right now? ” In it, Harward suggests that the days of focusing on what learners need and want are over. Who is your learner? Objectives and outcomes are great, but If we move too far away from what learners need and, heaven forbid, want in the training they take, those tangible results will be more elusive.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
learner. Diagnose: Sue has a general idea of what she needs to improve, but she knows she needs to get more information to better diagnose and understand her skill gaps. Design the opportunity for learners to practice their new skills on the job – and provide the structure for debriefing afterwards. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. they need to succeed. managers.
Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners?
JULY 22, 2015
And for learners who are over-extended and not motivated to learn in the first place, they are not the answer at all. Why Companies *Think* Learners Need Micro-Learning. Make sure someone else – besides the learner – cares about what someone is learning. Having someone to talk to is huge in retaining the information and learning from it. Time is limited.
How Does Watching Videos Improve Learner Engagement?
JUNE 17, 2016
That is the sheer pleasure of engagement that video learning can bring among learners. The need to test new methods to strike a better chord with the learners has resulted in tweaking, fine-tuning, and altering the way learning gets imparted. Access to mobile devices, tablets, and social media tools are bringing a new level of engagement among learners. million written words.
Learners as producers
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
Although the production of content has been the preserve of the teacher and the academic since the formalisation of education, increasingly, we also see learners creating their own content. They have the tools, they own the technology, and they have the confidence to use them, not only informally, but increasingly in formal learning contexts. What are the implications of this trend?
Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 2, 2014
The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. (If Because video plays such a central role, it has a huge impact on the learners’ experience. The optimum video length for learner engagement is six minutes. A little enthusiasm goes a long way.
How to Keep E-Learners Engaged
JANUARY 23, 2015
It is the most elementary and important goal of any learning program to keep learners interested, active and motivated to explore the course further. In this blog we’ll talk about ways that can keep your e-learners engaged and coming back for more: Keep content relevant. it is important to stay focused about what is the core skill or knowledge that you want learners to take away.
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?
Redefining Training: Empowering the Learner
MARCH 23, 2015
Information is ubiquitous and available for anyone who wants to pull it from the cloud and use it to one’s advantage – be it finding out the best neighborhood hospital, making a reservation, shopping online or even downloading a book – the natural course of web development is towards shifting more and more power in the hands of the consumer. The question is – Why? The coming in of the Web 2.0
Agile Learner; Agile Leader
The Peformance Improvement
APRIL 26, 2013
One has to do with openness to experience, another has to do with adaptability to change, and a third has to do with the range of methods one uses to acquire new information and abilities. They write that agile learners…. This is the ability of leaders to find the information they need when they need it, to use a wide range of methods of learning (technology, social, practice, etc.),
Make Learners Care about Compliance Training
MARCH 10, 2016
Unfortunately, compliance training is often just a content dump with a narrator basically reading the policy, followed by some multiple choice questions to see if learners remember what they heard 5 minutes earlier. What if you could create compliance training that learners actually wanted to complete? Compliance training is a common use for elearning. Worst Case Scenario.
The Importance of Informal Learning
MAY 26, 2015
Often there is more learning done in an informal manner. The trouble with informal learning is that it can be difficult to measure – if at all. However, it is also possible for informal learning to have a more significant impact on organizational performance. Often informal learning is self-initiated. The learner is motivated to find the answer to “something” and they go about a variety of ways to learn the information. Informal learning is always happening. But as many of us know, not all learning is formal.
Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves
MARCH 22, 2016
In my last post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. In this post, I’ll explain a technique for keeping learners engaged throughout the course. All of that is “pushing” content to learners.
How to really involve learners
MARCH 13, 2017
Make that information available as an optional link in the activity. Let people pull the information when they need it. Once people make their choice, consider showing the necessary information in the feedback. Then show the information that the learner should have looked at. The result is a stream of activities in which learners pull the information they need.
Beware who's selling informal learning
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. So be cautious of oldies like me if, in their enthusiasm, they over-sell the idea of informal learning.
Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!
APRIL 21, 2016
The corporate training world often questions and evaluates the concept of incorporating informal learning. The question always arises whether informal learning can be added to the formal learning and if so, how both can be combined together. Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, and unplanned way to learn and gain knowledge, whereas formal learning is delivered in a systematic, intentional way with a reporting and evaluation process. Arrange for informal workshops or meetings where subject matter experts (SMEs) can share their expertise with co-workers.
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
As was identified in the 2011 NMC Horizon Report ( I served on the advisory board of the UK JISC version), it seems that learner analytics is going to be a big thing for education over the next four to five years. universities Technology learner analytics student data systems education college Open Colleges schools learning personalised learningUnported License.
Young Adult Learners & Engagement: What's the Deal?
OCTOBER 27, 2016
As learning professionals, we have the immense responsibility of teaching a more diverse group of learners than ever before. Jennifer Hofmann, President of InSync Training, recently explained how to engage modern learners with our BYTE audience. This blog post will define learner engagement and how it relates to young adult learners. BYTE Session Recap.
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.
10 Ted Talks That Will Help You to Make ELearning Meet Modern Learners’ Needs
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Does your leaning correspond with modern learner’s needs? Recent Bersin by Deloitte research on changes transforming learners’ needs inspired us to share with you informative TED lectures that will help you to make your eLearning project satisfy modern learners’ needs and be appealing to society and market changes. Blog articles
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.
Blended Learning – Different Strategies That Work For Varying Learner Needs
JANUARY 19, 2017
Presenting information to learning in the right way can be the key to achieving learning outcomes. And since a lot of moneys and time is invested into creating impactful training, there is a definite trend of developing higher levels of interest in how learners want to learn, in addition to what they need to. An LMS was created to provide online material to learners.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
In this post, the fifth in the series, I want to focus on some of the learner characteristics that make for successful MOOC participants. In that sense, a MOOC is a dynamic and evolving pedagogical form that allows diverse set of learners to come together and form cohorts, to co-create and build the context as they go through the course. I will just call out a few to set the context.