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.

Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

Blue Sky eLearn

I first took an interest in eLearning in 2001, but became more involved in 2003, when I was the Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Radiography Program. These changes seem superficial, but can dramatically affect how well our learners absorb the information we present. This takes a lot of coordination with subject matter experts, but it is a lot less costly and time-consuming than creating new courses from scratch on the same schedule.

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Will we need subject matter experts? If you’re thinking about repurposing an old PowerPoint presentation with tons of text (there was a lot of information to cover), you might want to consider hiring an instructional designer.

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

We all know that Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide the content that makes a course informative. Your SME knows what learners need to know to be experts, and they are valuable assets in brainstorming the ideal course topics and activities. Work Together to Limit Information.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

In 2003 the UK Department of Education and Training defined it as “ learning which combines online and face-to-face approaches ”. The learning experience is designed by others and usually packaged into a coherent event or set of events by instructional experts and ‘delivered’.

The teacher as storyteller

Clive on Learning

Back in 2003, I devoted a great deal of energy to the design of a new CD-ROM course entitled Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. The typical instructional designer will work with a subject expert to define the learning objectives and list the important learning points.

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Performance Learning Productivity

A further 2010 study of manager development activities by Casebow and Ferguson at GoodPractice in Edinburgh, Scotland reported that informal chats with colleagues was both the most frequently used development activity and was also seen as the most effective by the majority of managers.

How to Prevent Member Education Burnout

Association eLearning

Curating the most interesting news stories, posting regulatory changes, and bringing experts together for annual meetings helps reinforce the association’s position as the “go to” source for information. 2003). Proceedings of ASSE’s Safety 2003, Denver, CO, USA.

Reusable Learning Object Methodology – A way to design blended learning


In fact, Cisco created a White Paper back in 2003 that explains it thoroughly. It was in 2004 when I was introduced to the Reusable Learning Object methodology.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Part of the problem though is that there is a lot of information out there, some of it erroneous in nature and honestly, equally confusing. While I am able to provide a variety of insight and details on the subject, I by no means would be a foremost expert on it. .

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Improving Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Harold notes the 80-20 funding ratio between formal and informal learning and Will Thalheimer questions this funding differential in the comment section. Of that, about $30 billion is spent on formal training, while the remainder, $180 billion is spent on informal or on-the-job training.

Why Modern Leadership is So Hard


Every day we create as much information as the world did from the dawn of civilization until 2003. It’s filled with Microlearning videos, leadership challenges, downloadable resources, social learning, and expert leadership feedback. In many ways the current beliefs and thinking around leadership seem amazing compared to the leadership beliefs of prior generations.

Hidden costs of an LMS: What to expect


That’s why managers need an extended research and as much data as possible in order to make an informed decision on how to spend precious company dollars (or pounds, yens, euros, rubles, crowns).

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How To Build a Serious Game: Part 1


Research in game design (by Zimmerman, 2003) reveals that a game developed in iterations, traps ambiguity by defining its solution. By creating an immersive learning environment, learners can explore and make decisions based on the available information.


How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

These will allow us to test the impact of course once it has been delivered, and provide the all-important return on investment information that our stakeholders will be looking for. Therefore it is extremely important to have some sort of evaluation tool available to gather that information.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

Expert users will become Super Users. This is an updated version of the BEM described by Roger Chevalier (2003). Chevalier says that information, resources, and incentives are usually cheaper to fix than individual factors. May/June 2003).

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Goals pretty evenly spread among rapid e-learning (consumption and development), reduce costs, support informal learning, improve productivity. Information from Microsoft SMB insight report (increase SaaS, investment in tech). Challenges to SMBs: resources, culture, loss of control of information, fear of loss of productivity/abuse, security. Need to become experts on organizational communities. Provide a way to filter information. 2003). 2003).

These PowerPoint Experts Can Make You a Star

Rapid eLearning

You’ll learn from them and have access to all sorts of information. The Twitter stream for the conference was a great way to meet people and to get some additional information about the other sessions. PowerPoint 2003 help. First, you always walk away with great information that will help you do a better job. Sometimes we get so busy that we lose sight of the great resources available to us.

An Amplification of the power of Game-Based Learning in the Corporate World

Mark Oehlert

In 2003, around 92% of kids age 2 through 17 in the United States access games on a daily basis.Of Beck and Wade also make some really interesting points about this "gamer generation;" for example that gamers believe that winning matters (counter to the stereotypical slacker image), that they place a high value on competence-on the being the expert, that they are risk takers and believers in open communication and creative problem solving.



Karl Kapp is one of the foremost experts and prominent ‘gurus’ on gamification, which is the application of game design techniques to non-game situations. CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. Chennai (India). Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company, has Karl Kapp writing a series of blog posts for them on gamification.

10Q: Cathy N. Davidson

Learning with e's

We are now seeing the first generation to come of age during humanity's fourth great information age. Cathy N. Davidson first flashed on to my radar last year when the Times Higher Education news magazine invited me to review her new book Now You See It.



In addition to that, information about the latest trends, opportunities, developments and much more about the consulting from the experts makes Consultant Review a one stop destination for people such as CEO, COO, CFO, IT Managers, HR Managers, Recruitment heads, Training Heads and consultants who are interested to learn about the present scenario of consultancy market. Chennai (India). Consulting is a high-growth industry in India.



DevLearn Hyperdrive is a fast-paced competition in which contestants give a short elevator pitch on their project to a panel of industry experts. Chennai (India). Learnnovators, a leading provider of innovative learning solutions, has won the DevLearn 2015 Hyperdrive contest, for its Mobile Performance Support System (MPSS) solution. MPSS is a mobile app-based performance support solution that Learnnovators designed and developed for their client MTAB.



A respected industry expert and speaker, Laura has been conducting workshops and stimulating debate around the globe. Chennai (India), 09-Jul-2015. Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Laura Overton, Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity, as the guest in the latest edition of “Crystal Balling with Learnnovators” – their thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of learning.

Learning to Share Data

The Peformance Improvement

One of the biggest barriers to learning both inside and outside organizations is the reluctance to share information. Departmental units and academic disciplines put up cultural walls that prevent people   from sharing what they know. In doing so, people lose out on their collective wisdom. However, we are seeing some examples of critically important medical breakthroughs that have occurred because those barriers have been overcome.

Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms

Big Dog, Little Dog

These value and principles make Agile more adaptive rather than predictive; and people-oriented rather than process-oriented (Fowler, 2003). Use Exemplary Performers and/or Subject Matter Experts to help identify the complexity of the environment. Fowler, Martin (2003).

Imprompu thoughts on m-learning

Clive on Learning

This week I was lucky enough to present at the World Summit on the Information Society, hosted by the ITU, a UN agency, in Geneva. I don't consider myself an expert on m-learning, but I managed to improvise a few words. I wrote an article on the subject called M is for Maybe back in 2003 and this has proved to be a realistic perspective.

Will at Work Learning: Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance

Will at Work Learning

personality measures may provide very little additional information. Vol 76(3), Sep 2003, 323-346. Next, an expert-sorting study shows that the enormous number of temperament traits examined can be usefully classified into seven broad dimensions. Getting Journalist Skills (for us bloggers) The Information Explosion Great Article on How to Create Great Teachers.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Slide Notes

Rapid eLearning

Capture your subject matter expert’s expertise. A subject matter expert gives you a PowerPoint that he’s used for classroom training and expects you to use that for your elearning course. Later I’m able to use that information to pull the course content together.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

percent in 2003 and 70.58 percent of all training in 2003 to 6.39 Informal Learning After his questionable call on levels of instructor-led, classroom training in the future, Saul then tells us… More flawed than the analysis of the numbers is the proposition that formal classroom learning will be replaced by informal learning, which will primarily occur online through blogs and social computing tools. don't organizations already primarily rely on informal learning?

DevLearn…. a word from Jackie

Unicorn Training

Jay is an interesting guy, very knowledgeable and the theme was about working smarter with the information that is available to us. The discussion centred around the use of social media and how we aggregate the enormous amount of information available into a meaningful collection of data. It is easy to see that the expanding amount of information will cause confusion, it will be impossible to keep ahead or up to date. How do we organise the information to be useful?

Even learning is miscellaneous

Clive on Learning

In the days when spreadsheets really were sheets of paper, I became an expert at correcting errors using Snopake (maximum two layers before you were writing on top of a gooey white mountain) or with a razor blade (maximum two corrections before you wore a hole in the paper). Blended learning is messy - even when it doesn't include a range of informal elements - and is often therefore overlooked.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Your editor gets affiliated with some experts to bring you the real story. formal | informal.

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Your insight into the design of eLearning has been so informative and I look forward to each and every new post! What is most important, is that your information is making me a better e-learning professional. I used PowerPoint 2003 and just set the capture area on a blank slide. Tom, Many thanks for this information. Rina : Tom, all your posts are informative and relevant. mousumi : Hey, this is quite an informative article. The Rapid Elearning Blog.

What is Project Based Learning?

eLearning Blender

I believe that project based learning is ideally suited for adults in corporate training but sadly there is not much information available. Part of the reason why there is not much information available may be that many instructional designers are creating project based lessons but they haven't put any label on it. I am by no means an expert and would love to hear what others have to say about project based learning in the corporate world.

eLearning Cyclops: Signs of Being in e-Learning Hell #eLearningHell

eLearning Cyclops

Your subject matter expert (SME) tells you the course looks great and has no edits. Your SME tells you that course looks great but key information is incorrect. This is after you received the information directly from them, from manuals they wrote, and after you submitted a story board of which they approved. It has extreme amounts of busy work and many of the assignments ask for the same information in different assignments. Informal learning.

Future Trends in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

The analysis also finds "more than half of technology-based delivery was online in 2003 and 2004, and at least 75 percent of online learning was self-paced" (16) In the next three years, there will be a move toward EPSS or Electronic Performance Support Systems. Dave Chalk Connected » c lick for article (offline) In January 2003, the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicted that web-based training in the US will total $18 billion in 2005, up from $4.2