Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Harm told me about his team’s experience with informal learning in an engagement with Sara Lee. Having a closer look, I concluded that the list of activities could be divided into more formal and more informal learning activities. Informal: - Experiences on the job.

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The Learning Circuits - Untitled Article

The Learning Circuits

The *only* reason I can see to do this is if you use that information to drop out any content that the learner already knows. That is, for some we might start with an example, rather than the 'rule' or 'concept'. (originally posted by Clark Quinn) Well, I really want to reply to Peter, but right now I've got a bee up my bonnet, and I want to vent (how's that for mixing my metaphors?). I'll get to Peter's comments in a moment.


Wonderful Brain

The first is about big data, the phenomenon that now makes available enormous, staggering, volumes of information almost instantaneously. That’s the scale of information we envision when thinking of the amount of data we can reach out and grab—or in some cases is pushed to us—everyday.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Performance Learning Productivity

We transfer information. We can share information in the form of data and our own insights. When we develop a new capability, for example, it’s best to acquire it within the context we’re going to use it.

Back to Basics: What is Instructional Design?

Obsidian Learning

While there are many models of instructional design, the most common stages of the process are described in the ADDIE model (see, for example, Gustafson & Branch, 2002). 2002). Syracuse, NY: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with e's

For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. 2002) Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution.

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

eLearning 24-7

When done right the data can identify certain longitudinal information, forecasts and other useful analytics. They conducted a poll using a sample of folks , using some type of methodology. . On the flip side, if you have hired 10 more support people and your previous number was five, that would great information because it shows an increase of customers and thus growth, b) recognition internally that you building your support and thus level of service.

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Profile of a learning architect: Charles Jennings

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. No ability to gather global management information, including costs.

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

This means that it is hard to isolate the impact of L&D on for example profit from other factors, since a profit increase may have several other causes (Pease et al., 2002; Saks, 2006). For example, in their meta-analysis Meyer et al.

The Ultimate eLearning Resources Guide


Hosted by Connie Malamed, an eLearning information, and visual designer, this podcast is all about ‘helping you design smarter learning experiences’. Although aimed at higher education, there is still lots of valuable information for businesses on this podcast.

Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone

Will at Work Learning

Unfortunately, all of the above diagrams are evangelizing misleading information. Indeed, a Google image search for “Dale’s Cone” produces about 80% misleading information, as you can see below from a recent search. . . Here are two more examples: . Document more examples.

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

It involves memory, synapses, endorphins, and encoding, and, more often than not, those accidental and serendipitous moments we call informal learning. Most real learning—the kind that sticks to the walls of the brain—is informal. Here’s one of many examples.

Doing and knowing

Learning with e's

This is information that the map on my office wall could not provide me, and information that I probably won''t remember for long. 2002) Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching. 2007) The University of Google: Education in a (Post) Information Age.

Reflections on strategies of inclusive and engaging learning courses

Adobe Captivate

Getting access to information, developing new concepts of thinking and creating new approaches and scenarios to solve problems is en vogue – but living in a society that puts their focus on knowledge can sometimes be difficult. Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age, ASCD, 2002.

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Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with e's

It is unclear, because he died in 2002, just as Web 2.0 In so many ways, the social web mirrors Illich''s ideas for ''information exchanges'', and ''peer matching'' services, especially where facilitated through mobile, internet enabled personal devices.

Augmented Reality – A New Dawn of Possibilities in Online Training / eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Augmented Reality is one of the finest examples of such inventions. It allows us to interact and explore virtual information/content/objects in real physical environment. Learners can hold up their phone against a statue and information would appear on screen.

Adobe Captivate: System Date Variables

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

First up, Date variables, which are a subset of the System Information variables (variables that pull their information from the learner's computer when a Captivate lesson runs).     For this example, let's say that today's date is Sunday, November 17, 2002.

Why video game mechanics work, and how they’re used to engage online learners

Growth Engineering

But now the power of game mechanics is being used to engage learners with their training, improve their information retention, and ultimately make a training programme much more effective! In both of these examples, the learning content itself is the unlockable reward.

Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?

CLO Magazine

The process, in many instances, works like this: The leaders listen, seek information, buy-in and commitment from stakeholders. Another example is former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who guided the company to prosperity from 2002 to late 2011. Some leaders are great communicators, while others are excellent listeners. Great leaders excel at both. Which leadership skill is more vital: being a strong communicator or a great listener?

Interview with Karl Kapp on Games, Gamification, and LEARNING!

Will at Work Learning

For example, I can imagine a realistic flight simulator for fighter pilots that creates an almost perfect replica of the cockpit, g-forces, and more, that would be highly engaging… On the other hand, my 13-year-daughter got me hooked on Tanki, an online tank shot-em-up game, and there are very few elements of reality in the game—and I, unfortunately, find it very engaging. For example, Tic-Tac-Toe is a game but so is Assassin’s Creed IV.

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Lessons Learned: 25 Years After Exxon Valdez


As of 2002, OPA had prohibited 18 ships from entering Prince William Sound. . Vessels equipped with the Automatic Identification system send real-time location information to the Coast Guard.

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Learn a New Skill: Learn a New Language Without Leaving Home


For example, a front desk person in the healthcare industry finds language challenges with Spanish-speaking patients. She isn’t interested in fluency-at least not yet-but wants to know a few Spanish phrases to gather information and comfort people coming to the clinic.

The Higher Educational Bubble Continues to Grow

Kapp Notes

This is a new phenomenon, according to the article, as recently as 2002, there were no million-dollar presidents, only four earning more than $800,000, and 27 earning more than $500,000 (now there are 110). An example of this is student, Trina Thompson of the Bronx. She graduated from New York's Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology and couldn't find a job so she sued the university for her money back.

SAP CEO to deliver keynote at C3 2017


In the official CallidusCloud press release , CEO Leslie Stretch commented: “Bill McDermott is precisely the right kind of speaker to inspire and inform our guests at C3.

Why you should consider neuroscience when creating e-learning courses


Every tiny piece of information about you is stored within the one hundred billion network of nerve cells in your brain. Zull in 2002 offers an over simplified but relevant picture of how different areas of the brain are engaged in the four stages of learning: gathering information, reflection, creation and active testing. Gathering information. The brain is gathering information through its sensory cortices. They need time to process the new information.

Another Example of the Bogus Percentages. Now by Qube Learning.

Will at Work Learning

Below is another example of the misuse of the now-infamous bogus percentages by a speaker at a prominent international conference in the workplace learning field, this time in an online session in January 2009. I have documented this problem starting in 2002.

Learning while working

Jay Cross

A few quick impressions from my initial skim of Learning while Working , a summary report on eight years of European research grants and studies of informal learning in the workplace: This is an amazingly Euro-centric report. 2002). Informal doesn’t mean unintentional.

The macro considerations of Instructional Design


Whichever methodology you align your beliefs to will ultimately inform your course design decisions. Learners mentally organize relevant information into coherent structures and integrate them together before consolidating them with prior knowledge. 2002).

Big data, what’s with all the big buzz?

Learning Wire

Back in 2002, Target was one of the first organization to hire a data analyst. This is one example of how much productivity can be increased by using Big Data. Reusing the information collected : Let us take the example of UPS. “Big Data”.

Equality & Diversity: Still a Difficult Formula to Resolve for Many Organisations


Established in 2002 as a specialist business, Equality Matters provides consultancy and training for organisations large and small to embed equality and diversity in policies, procedures, business practices and people development.

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What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning


The term “gamification” was originally coined back in 2002 by a British computer programmer named Nick Pelling. Microlearning is meant to be a short-form version of information that is super portable and quick to digest.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Current context since 2002. Microcontent is little bits of digital information in a permanent state of flux and circulation. Posted in Informal Learning, Workplace Learning.


The art of changing the brain

Clive on Learning

I've been dipping into The art of changing the brain by James E Zull (Stylus, 2002) for some time now. We can over-do the play in learning: "We can find ourselves stressing action and creativity at the expense of scholarship and information. " About the order in which we teach: "A teacher's best chance is to begin with concrete examples." Our deeper understanding of our fields can lead us to start with principles rather than examples.

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Congrats on your new LMS! But Wait.

eLearning 24-7

Example: The call would have your administrator on the call – and perhaps as the Training Director – you too. Back in 2002, I saw it up front and personal and trust me after that, I said no more – actually I said something else, but hey its a PG blog here. Do you provide enough information that the administrator or whomever is attending the training could train others? ??. Example: you train for 50 minutes then break for 10. ??Average

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Stereotype Threat in the Workplace: What Your Business Should Know


For example, a 2002 study conducted by Professors Kray, Galinsky, and Thompson showed that women pursuing an MBA faced stereotype threat related challenges in mixed gender negotiations. Positively shape the background information about a task.

Will at Work Learning: Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance

Will at Work Learning

For example, I will note problems with the MBTI Myers-Briggs below. personality measures may provide very little additional information. For example, Barrick, Mount, and Judge in 2001 looked at 15meta-analyses that investigated the relationship between the fivepersonality factors and job performance. For example, the MBTI (Myers-Briggs) has been widely discredited by researchers. For example, see Pittenger's (2005) caution about using the MBTI.