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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.
An example of informal learning from Europe
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JANUARY 26, 2010
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.
The Learning Circuits - Untitled Article
The Learning Circuits
MAY 11, 2002
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.
BIG DATA, GOOD INFORMATION & A WAY FOR YOU TO USE IT
JANUARY 13, 2014
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.
Mobile gives the edge
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
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.
The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model
OCTOBER 15, 2015
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.
Profile of a learning architect: Charles Jennings
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
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.
Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 5, 2015
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.
Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
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.
At The Water Cooler of Learning
JANUARY 26, 2012
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
MAY 15, 2014
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.
Interview with Karl Kapp on Games, Gamification, and LEARNING!
Will at Work Learning
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
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.
Why video game mechanics work, and how they’re used to engage online learners
JULY 1, 2016
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?
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
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?
Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media
Learning with e's
MARCH 1, 2014
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.
Adobe Captivate: System Date Variables
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 30, 2014
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.
Lessons Learned: 25 Years After Exxon Valdez
MARCH 24, 2014
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.
Learn a New Skill: Learn a New Language Without Leaving Home
JANUARY 21, 2014
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
NOVEMBER 5, 2009
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.
The macro considerations of Instructional Design
OCTOBER 18, 2016
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).
Another Example of the Bogus Percentages. Now by Qube Learning.
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 15, 2009
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.
Why you should consider neuroscience when creating e-learning courses
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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.
What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning
JULY 15, 2016
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.
Big data, what’s with all the big buzz?
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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”.
Learning while working
MARCH 21, 2011
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.
Equality & Diversity: Still a Difficult Formula to Resolve for Many Organisations
JANUARY 7, 2014
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.
Will at Work Learning: Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance
Will at Work Learning
DECEMBER 29, 2008
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.
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
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
MAY 13, 2008
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.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?
FEBRUARY 15, 2008
Practical books with lots of real examples. The book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.
Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
JULY 7, 2010
Here are eight myths that you often hear, and some expert information to the contrary. Creating Safer Peer-to-Peer Learning Experiences by Eric Davidove - Learning Solutions Magazine , June 16, 2010 Peer-to-peer (informal) learning is a popular topic of discussion today and becoming more so as social media increase their penetration into everyday life. Here are four examples of how online communities have changed my world: I was organizing a conference in London UK for a client.
Congrats on your new LMS! But Wait.
JUNE 26, 2013
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
Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends
JANUARY 16, 2013
Thinkers of that era believed that when learners retain abundant knowledge, they perform on the job when needed: “Thought First - Action Later” (Johnson, 2002). Furthermore, Jane Bozarth ( Social Media for Trainers ) shows us how to use social media to optimize informal learning opportunities.
Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar
JULY 13, 2009
For example there have been over 60 new versions of the Blackberry since its launch in 2002, that’s one every 5 weeks. Keeping it short and focused: sales people who need product knowledge information work in challenging, fast paced and often noisy retail environments. Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009.