The Future Role of Learning & Development
APRIL 22, 2016
Michael Moe, Deborah Quazzo and the whole ASU GSV team put on an amazing event. I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion titled “ Workforce Development That Works. ” The panel was hosted by Nathan Blaine, Executive Director at Corporate Executive Board, and included David Blake, CEO of Degreed, Stephen Bailey, CEO of ExecOnline, Sang Yoon, Head of Learning Strategy & Curriculum at Google, and myself as panelists. It was a fascinating discussion covering a wide range of topics around the future of corporate learning and skills development.
Mobile Enables Informal Learning
DECEMBER 11, 2012
It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. 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.
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).
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. The ultimate goal of blended learning is to combine several media in one course.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Aligning Gamification with Corporate Goals and Learning Strategies.5 5 Step Gamification Work-plan.5 on how it can fit within your learning strategy, or how it can support your business goals. learning modules. Conclusion.16
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
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.
Serendipitous, #informal learning through some ages
AUGUST 4, 2014
Informal learning has been an important self-constructing force throughout the ages. At present it gains interest with the increase of online learning options (eg. MOOCs in all forms and formats), and it also becomes more visible through the concept of learner-centered learning, personal learning environment. Self-taught learning is now (in part?)
70:20:10 – informal learning
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 3, 2014
In it Charles talks about workplace learning and how much is retained at different times: “any one of us will forget about half of what we’ve been told within an hour of being told it, unless we have the opportunity to put that into practice within that hour.” Related posts: Informal Learning / Jay Cross. An informal history of eLearning.
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 […].
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.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. new approach to learning that aligns with the. reality of how their people learn and develop. many years: that people learn and retain more. through informal channels, on-the-job experience. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. 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 [.]
How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 5, 2015
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. links to videos.
Visual self-directed informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC #mooc @futureLearn
MARCH 15, 2016
Anyway, I am now on iteration Z of my quest to build a visual to portray the self-directed informal learning as it is described by experienced, adult, online learners engaged in MOOC of the FutureLearn type. Admittedly, any learning could be covered by these 5 learning elements. mooc online learning phd research social learning technology thesisyes, plan.
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.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
1 kineo.com email@example.com 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. learning nuggets. or “very ready” in learning and development in. Learning. information to application and use cases, we focus the training experience and not. just on learning but on learning and doing.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Research Summary 2016 Learning Technology Study: Summary of Top Findings The technology employed to deliver Learning and Development has grown increasingly varied and complex. new learning experiences – so much so that technology has become the top L&D priority. different technologies surpassed even the learning strategy as the top focus over the next 12 months. forward.
If 80% is #informal #learning, why focus on inner-MOOC actions? #MOOC
MAY 28, 2014
A small ''brain wandering journey'' on why I feel MOOC research should look more intensely at informal learning outside of the actual MOOCs (informal learning generated by the dynamics in MOOCs), and overall lifelong learning in an ever changing online learning environment, for a workforce that is becoming older in an knowledge driven era.
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.
The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion
JANUARY 13, 2015
The conversation took place nearly two years ago and it still bothers me. 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. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion.
Free Informal language & MOOC conference call #CfP #MOOC #Language
APRIL 5, 2016
Consider joining (by attending and/or presenting) at the International conference on MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility. The Department of Languages at The Open University (UK), in conjunction with the Erasmus+ MOVE-ME  project, will host this joint conference Call for papers In addition to MOVE-ME project presentations, we welcome research-related papers, presentations of case studies and projects as well as posters on MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility. Deadline for submitting : 27 May 2016. Notification of acceptance : 10 June 2016.
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.
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
Formal vs. Informal Learning Explained
JUNE 6, 2016
Most training events and elearning initiatives that I have come across would be considered “formal “learning. Ironically, despite formal learning being the primary method for elearning, live-training, and virtual training events, it only accounts for roughly 10% of what we learn on a day-to-day basis. The opportunity for higher quality gains is in 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 ].
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pulling informal learning
Learning and Working on the Web
JUNE 4, 2012
They highlight the difference between Push and Pull learning. Informal learning is mostly Pull. There are many do-it-yourself applications available today that let people take control of their learning. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Informal Learning
On open badges and informal assessment
JULY 23, 2013
Although developing informal badges are one of the key debates in MOOCs and online learning in general today, not all institutes belief it to be worth investing. My first encounter with informal badges was through discussion forums where the more reputed, helpful participants got several stars next to their name, indicating their answers were worth reading. quite exciting!
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Reactions to a learning. data for informed decision making when greater investment in training is needed, budgets are cut, competition for resources is fierce, and times get tough? Reaction and Planned Action – Frequency: Typically for each learning event. Customer (trainee) satisfaction – their opinion – what did they like, what did they learn, was. But because.
Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information
DECEMBER 30, 2010
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — T. S. So, what differentiates knowledge from information? learner gains knowledge when he/she uses the provided information to actually do things and receives feedback about what he/she has done. The courses that we create provide the learners with tons of information. Instructional Design Learning DesignEliot.
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). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L). Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
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%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions.
The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective
APRIL 2, 2014
Bart Rientien s gave a webinar at the Knowledge Media Institute this morning, describing three cases in which he (and his colleagues) looked at informal and social network learning. These are the ideas I managed to write up as the seminar was proceeding (a recording will be made available by next month ): What trends learning today? Bart is a strong believer in group learning.
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
and a wealth of information constantly at their fingertips. Research shows that adults learn. According to the Learning to Lead study of over 1,000 employees by Oxford. Strategic Consulting and CMI, 80% of managers say their company is failing to use digital learning. platforms that can deliver on-demand learning content. According to that same Learning to Lead.
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
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?