5 Ways Informal Learning Gets Learners Engaged and Excited

Docebo

Informal learning encourages learning in the flow of work – here are 5 ways to help you make it happen. A recent report by the Conference Board of Canada found that 62% of learning activity in Canadian workplaces is informal, compared with only 38% formal learning.

The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?

Bottom-Line Performance

Nevertheless, it is commonly quoted that 75% of what we learn is “informal.” ” (See Marcia Connor’s 2004 article on Informal Learning to see the research on this.) Connor explains: “Most learning doesn’t occur during formal training programs.

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning ….&#%!? Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning. In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

Big Dog, Little Dog

One of the first definitions for e-learning is ASTD's , who define it as covering a wide set of applications and processes, such as Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration. For more information on analysis, see Needs Analysis.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. Training Modalities Stephen tells us at the outset: Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. What other inspiring quotes on informal & social learning have you come across?

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004). 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.

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Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The more robust codec (compared with mx 2004) has been used extensively in sites like ABC, NBC, and The New York Time to name a few. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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An Exuberant discovery for Lonely and Stressed-out eLearners

Vignettes Learning

Judy Willis writes in Psychology Today and " The Neuroscience of Joyful Education :" [W]hen we scrub joy and comfort from the classroom, we distance our students from effective information processing and long-term memory storage. Synthesis: Loneliness is inherent in traditional eLearning.

How Is xAPI Being Used in the eLearning Community?

Web Courseworks

Today we begin with a brief introduction to xAPI and ways for you to learn more about xAPI. Although it has been updated since then with the release of SCORM 2004, some instructional designers argue that SCORM is outdated and that a new set of standards need to be set in place.

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The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

eLearning as a training medium to foster learning at the workplace has been in existence for over two decades now. Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements? and SCORM 2004.

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Smokey the Wonder Dog, RIP

Jay Cross

Smokey appeared on the first slide of most of my presentations from 2004 to 2007. After 14 years of enthusiastic living, our longhaired miniature dachshund Smokey passed on to the great puppy farm in the sky last night.

Scorm vs Tin Can (xAPI)

Elucidat

Whilst SCORM is the most widely used elearning standard, xAPI opens up a wealth of opportunity for tracking, personalizing and improving learning experiences. They provide a framework and structure to pass data and information between learning content and technologies.

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My 1-liners from ElNet 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

Last week I attended ElNet’s Workplace E-learning Congress in Sydney. Aside: Tom’s insight reminds me of one of my earliest blog posts, Text ain’t half bad , and aligns with thoughts I’m having currently about mobile learning.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

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Learning 2.0: Everyone is trying to figure it out…and someone boldly proclaims Twitter to be dead

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve been reading tons of posts lately on “Learning 2.0.&# ″ since 2004 - it’s taken the learning community until 2009 to get onto the band wagon. The big question everyone is asking is, “How can we use Learning 2.0/Web 2.0

Is all learning social?

Learning with e's

Just about every day I find myself embroiled in a discussions about fundamentals of learning, the nature of knowledge and the processes of education. When I'm not talking about learning, I'm reading about it, researching it, thinking about it, and writing about it.

To Thrive, you Should Learn, Adapt, Innovate and Repeat

Learning Wire

2) Continuous Learning. On the other hand, Blockbuster was a popular video-game and movie-rental franchise with over 60,000 employees and over 8,000 stores in 2004. Yet, it failed to adapt, innovate, or learn from the market (as did its competitors). Continuous Learning.

How to Choose the Right Blended Learning Model for your Corporate Training

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning combines traditional face-to-face classroom teaching with online instruction. In many cases, blended learning may be the ideal choice because of the type of content. What Do Studies Say About Blended Learning? A 2004 study [2] conducted by C.R.

How Can You Use Interactive Videos For Microlearning-Based Training

EI Design

The scenario with learning is no different. A learning overdose can put learners off. Learners are more likely to opt for something that is less time-consuming and fulfills their learning needs in a jiffy. Extend formal learning through Performance Support Tools (PSTs).

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Which is a preface to talk about learning standards, and the field is quite dynamic right now. After initial efforts in 1993, and bursts of energy circa 2000 and again in 2004, we’re seeing a new resurgence of activity and interest. Learning Standards. This is all learning.

What is cmi5?

Growth Engineering

Unless you’ve been living under a very large and very heavy rock, chances are that you’ve heard all about xAPI and how it’s going to revolutionise the learning world. So you can think of cmi5 as bringing the LMS back in line with the modern learning landscape.

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Dated best practices

Jay Cross

This appeared on SRI-Business Consulting’s Learning on Demand page in April 2004. Learning. Learning. Learning. eLearning to address the learning challenges of a distributed. Self-directed learning is more effective. Tie learning to. learning.

Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Is it finally time for SCORM, the specification superstar of the noughties, to move over for modern learning technology? Online learning only worked on the LMS is was originally created for. The last SCORM version was in 2004! This includes that all-important informal learning.

Online Learning – What you need to know

Growth Engineering

What is Online Learning? Online Learning, eLearning, Distance Education; call it what you will, training employees online has grown to become a multi-billion-dollar industry. How does Online Learning work? Online Learning elearning engagement Training and Development

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). Instead, tell them where to get the information they need, when they need it.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I generally resist linking to organizations that monitor and use the ideas generated in the social/learning/tech space, and then produce reports that fail to acknowledge sources of inspiration. It explores the history of corporate learning from 1980’s to today. In 2004.

EPSS and ePerformance

Tony Karrer

Yes, they learned, but really these were tools aimed at helping them DO more than LEARN. In a comment in my post Amusing Findings in Keywords Jack Pierce asked: I'm searching for the right term for what a lot of us do when we do EPSS type solutions. We could use EPSS as a term, but it seems a bit old, and a bit engineering-like. So, for some time, we have added "ecoaching" to our "elearning" offering, to describe our electronic support options.

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

The most consistent challenge for L&D leaders throughout the past 20 years has been the need to prove the ROI of learning investments and thus prove their contribution to strategic business goals. The context of the Learning Performance Model.

Using Social Media to Improve Workplace Learning

Janet Clarey

Just finished up an online presentation, Using Social Medial to Improve Workplace Learning , slides below. and this one “ideal online community&# : Le slides: Using Social Media Tools To Improve Workplace Learning. Some quotes and talking points: “Social learning technologies must be seen as the medium for relationship creation, not information exchange.&# (Digenti, 2000). Make Space for Informal Learning. ASTD Learning Circuits.

Profile of a learning architect: Peter Butler

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. Peter talked to each of the BT businesses and developed learning plans aligned with the strategic direction of each business. learning architects