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.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

These include samples in China, India and Singapore and for female leaders, since the original samples of executives in the early 80s were mostly male. As early as 2002 Jay was describing the unrelenting focus on formal learning in terms of the ‘Spending/Outcomes Paradox’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

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.

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

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.