MAY 20, 2012
It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs by interacting with other people. • 10% of learning occurs via formal training (eg classes).
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
MAY 20, 2012
It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs through feedback from others. • 20% on informal learning. Vive la revolution!
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 [.]
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Learning Insights 2017 1 Learning Insights 2017 Progress with purpose Learning Insights 2017 2 “WE’RE LOOKING TO CLOSE THE. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. learning to. LEARNING ON PEOPLE –. curation Page 26 Contents L&D “THE FUTURE OF LEARNING IS ON. Learning Insights 2017 4 Thank you for taking time out. Learning Insights report. learning.
The Importance of Informal Learning
MAY 26, 2015
When it comes to learning, most of today’s technology and methodology is centered around formal programs. In fact, every single one of the consulting projects I participated in was for formal learning. But as many of us know, not all learning is formal. 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.
Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS
APRIL 19, 2016
How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? 100 bucks says you learned to speak colloquially by hearing the speech of your family and friends and following suit. This method of learning is called informal learning. Jeffrey A.
How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning
JULY 16, 2013
Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. They either can’t see the value or simply don’t want to have to learn a new “thing.”
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. The post Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Teams who learn. take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. What are some signs that it’s a good time for individual or team learning? Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. what they learn in training. learned in the training. form blended learning.
Is Informal Learning The Same As Social Learning?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
Very often I find that informal and social learning are grouped together. Social Learning Social Learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Social Learning Informal Learning Sure there are some overlaps between the two, but they are not necessarily one and the same. Let's start by looking at their definitions. Marcia Conner, author of The […].
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. I set out to take advantage of every formal learning opportunity I could. informal learning
Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment
MAY 3, 2011
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). They generally have a haphazard learning experience. But placements are very rich environments with many unique opportunities to learn. Source: Location and Learning ].
The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion
JANUARY 13, 2015
I was taking a stand against accommodating learning styles and cited several online articles supporting my position. Nothing I could say or do, including offering the original research about the ineffectiveness of accommodating learning styles, would be heard. Their thoughts, selflessly shared, helped to shape my current perspectives on learning in today’s changing workplace.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. learning-doing gap. We puzzled over the learning-doing gap and this led us to define a. hope is relevant in many other situations where there’s a learning- doing gap). their learning and development. OF FORTUNE 500 CEOS WANT TO KNOW THE BUSINESS IMPACT OF THEIR LEARNING. transfer what they learn to the job –. learning program.
Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer
MARCH 15, 2014
It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes. However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. SKILLS: 6.
Leveraging Informal Learning Methods
AUGUST 27, 2014
Learning can take many forms. Most of us are familiar with, and can clearly define, what constitutes a formal learning engagement. Be it in a classroom or corporate boardroom, a formal learning event is pretty easy to recognize. But what about informal learning? People love learning. This isn’t to say that all learning must be informal.
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.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. 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. Karl Kapp. Quotes/Excerpts. “ The industry and our clients move slowly.
Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
This is the same way lots of animals learn (bear with me – no pun intended). Wacky but completely true (there is a great article here if you are curious to learn more) – it also highlights well the connection between training and rewards. But this is a myopic view of things and it’s not exactly how we learn best. Rolling out Informal Learning.
What is Informal Learning?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Even so, at the vast majority of organisations, you’re likely to find that development resources are poured overwhelmingly towards formal learning , which only makes up the remaining 10% of knowledge intake. Informal learning.
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. The month-long event is appropriate for decision-makers, designers, CLOs, innovation leaders, managers of communications, and others who want to accelerate learning in their organization. with Jay Cross.
Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Colleagues learning and sharing ideas. Most business managers know intuitively that we learn our jobs by doing our jobs. Many companies, who’ve recognized this fact, have started to consider how they can harness learning by doing in their training programs. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. Learn about one here.)
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.
Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.
AUGUST 11, 2011
Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). Jane claims that “Social Learning has come to refer exclusively to the use of social media in top-down, formal learning.” But social media does not define social learning. We’re not always social.
Smart Companies Support Informal Learning
OCTOBER 29, 2012
“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. And since informal learning makes up the bulk of learning inside organizations, this could be a truly perilous move.” ~ Patti Shank, Director of Research at The eLearning Guild. How can we define informal learning?
The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning
Spark Your Interest
DECEMBER 3, 2015
One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Informal – no set objective in terms of learning outcomes and is never intentional from the learner’s standpoint. Just Plain Learning Social Learning Design
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. Microlearning E-learnin
Informal Learning Research Report
AUGUST 13, 2014
Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The results show that there are nowmany interpretations of the term informal learning – from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning.
What’s the Role of Informal Learning in Modern Learning Strategy?
JANUARY 12, 2016
Learning through observation is the very first type of learning we experience as children. Young kids learn how to solve puzzles or beat the next level in a video game by watching their siblings or friends. As we grow into our teens and adulthood, a greater percentage of our learning is structured, but that doesn’t stop experiential - or informal - learning from occurring.
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].
Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia
JULY 27, 2013
Question from a client: What do I need to do to ensure our e-learning is WCAG 2.0 I reached out to a trusted network of e-learning providers (listed below) to better understand the issues from an e-learning design and development perspective. compliance mean for e-learning design and development? checklist for more information. mean to a mobile learning strategy?
Why you should start measuring informal learning today
DECEMBER 8, 2015
That most organizations simply don’t have a mechanism in place for measuring the ROI of informal and social learning in the workplace is more than just a matter of being “behind the times.”. It’s that some teams are missing a critical opportunity to harness all the invaluable knowledge hidden just below the surface — and just out of reach of many learning strategies. But when it comes to executing a learning strategy, many companies are still looking at their learning strategies upside-down. Overall, organizations aren’t so great at measuring learning.
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
I wouldn’t call it informal learning
JULY 8, 2013
If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t call it Informal Learning. Synonyms for informal include breezy, colloquial, down home, folksy, improv, intimate, laidback, loose, low-pressure, natural, off-the-cuff, relaxed, spontaneous, sporty, throwaway, unceremonious, unconventional, unfussy, unofficial, unrestrained, urbane, without ceremony. People learn by doing.
How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning. He says that even if all the numbers were correct, what the organization spends is more important than what the learning department spends.