14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes


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?

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

And that’s a problem because as a practitioner, I consider it important to inform my work with the latest science. So it was with much gratitude that I read The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice. 2004).

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Resolution: This Year Create a Stronger, Smarter Organization

Marcia Conner

With this new year, you may be looking frantically for a new way to improve your organization’s competitiveness, talent, staying power, and smarts. You might also want employees to complete such a survey to get a sense of how they perceive you and the entire organization are doing.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Laura authored ‘Linking Learning to Business’ in January 2004 – one of the first industry benchmark studies at the time. We’ve been following you and your organization, and think that you are doing great work. Laura: Towards Maturity is a not-for-profit benchmark organization.

e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

Big Dog, Little Dog

The utilities and capabilities for supporting informal learning, mentoring, communities of practice and other "non-training" interventions. Now the training or teaching may be self-taught, accidental, informal, or purposeful, however, there is a means and the consequence is learning.

Controlitis: How to Avoid this Debilitating Trainer's Disease

Vignettes Learning

Because instructors ultimately control the flow of e-learning information, many of them develop a debilitating disease: "Control-itis." In fact, elearners ingest information at their own pace. When expected to ingest irrelevant information, their minds witch off, like those of generations of captive audiences in physical classrooms. Visit the website for more information [link] Register to the workshop now and own 10 Flash interactivities worth thousands of dollars.

The Growth of eLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

In a recent blog, I wrote how elearning has the two aspects of means & consequence that uses innovative technologies and learning models (the means) to transform the way individuals and organizations acquire new skills and knowledge and access information (the consequence).

'Knowledge discovery' could speed creation of new products

Big Dog, Little Dog

You contain information. Most current approaches to computer-aided discovery center on mining data in a process that assumes there is a nugget of gold that needs to be found in a sea of irrelevant information," Caruthers said. John Anderton: "I need your help.

Which is More Compelling to the Learners: Facts or Stories?

Vignettes Learning

In every learning experience there are two parts: the mechanical or factual information; and the organics The mechanics are objectives, descriptions, procedures, methods, references and others. Organics are real-life stories, examples, anecdotes, illustrations and cases. In fact, without stories and organics, the learner has difficulty learning. They fail to migrate the organics into the e-learning format. Topics this issue: 1.

Developing a High Performing IT Organization

Training Industry

Having led IT organizations over the past two decades, I have learned much from the mistakes I have made. Deep technical skills are certainly needed and should be valued in any IT organization, but making personnel decisions based solely (or even mainly) on the individual’s technical skills has significant downside. Akin to assessing individuals is also recognizing the overall needs for the organization.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


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. He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network.

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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.) Informal learning is…what happens the rest of the time.”. Okay, so maybe 67.5%

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. Need to think about New Learning Principles: Rapid Mobile Collaborative Immersive (we don’t want to be lectured at) Formal vs. Informal – a spectrum Examples of a formal learning activity: webinar, classroom, lecture, etc.

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.

Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation

Learning Wire

Organizations today are faced with a disruption that is nothing short of historic. Digital technologies have steadily been making their way into organizations and now impact every facet of organizational behavior, both externally and internally.

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. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project.

Why UPS Drivers Don’t Turn Left… And Why Every Organization Should Be Using Learning Data To Drive Strategic Advantage


Magazine on the importance of fostering a learning culture within an organization. Organizations need to be able to show how learning can change behavior to drive targeted business outcomes that, ultimately, increase competitive advantage. Last week, I was reading an article in Inc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. 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. Examples of informal: Water cooler, SoMe Informal learning is never intentional.

How Can You Use Interactive Videos For Microlearning-Based Training

EI Design

Before we get to that, let’s quickly recap the definition of microlearning, its benefits, and where exactly you can use it in your organization’s learning strategy. It can be used to offer formal training but it often finds a wider usage in informal training (with a focus on performance gain).

Brain Drain: The "Perfect Storm" of Unfilled IT Jobs

Kapp Notes

The organization is a National Science Foundation (NFS) center that is focused on providing technology education to faculty of community colleges in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Is your organization ready for this Perfect Storm?

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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. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems.

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Your Brain on Learning

CLO Magazine

When the brain learns, it acquires information through a person’s various senses, and this information travels along the synapses to the short-term memory. Poring over all the scientific information available can be exhausting. Processing: Information overload is real.

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Why UPS Drivers Don’t Turn Left… And Why Every Organization Should Be Using Learning Data To Drive Strategic Advantage


Magazine on the importance of fostering a learning culture within an organization. Organizations need to be able to show how learning can change behavior to drive targeted business outcomes that, ultimately, increase competitive advantage. In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for drivers—one that initially received a lot of flak. How can organizations change the way employees learn to boost their knowledge and retention of information?

eLearning in the Workplace


Information technology systems are used to develop business infrastructure and conduct operational protocols like CRM, Finance and Human Resources. Employees demand instant access to immediate work context information. Researching information from external sites.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning


Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. Learn the basic P3 in eLearning to empower yourself to take informed decisions with consultants. Khan (2004) of Khan Academy developed a list of foundational elements that combine to create a complete eLearning framework.

The Art of Becoming Your Own Coach

CLO Magazine

Fast-forward 15 years and coincidently, the same senior HR executive was now an executive coach interviewing with me for an engagement in my new organization. This will increase speed as well as the retention of the information.”.

Consider Rapid E-learning to Custom Online Training Module in Minimum Time

CommLab India

The term rapid e-learning originated in 2004, from a report by Bersin and Associates. Rapid eLearning has become popular as it allows organizations to create online training courses without the high-cost of technical experts, instructional designers, art designers, programmers etc.

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eLearning Start-ups: These Mistakes Will Make You Look Unprofessional

SHIFT eLearning

Now it''s time to learn an intimately related discipline called information design. Put simply, information design refers to the “the arrangement of organization models to provide context and meaning for the information.” This lies at the core of information design.

How To Build a Serious Game: Part 1


Juul, 2004) Did you know that instruction design principles can actually fulfill the gaps in game design principles, when developing a serious game? By creating an immersive learning environment, learners can explore and make decisions based on the available information.

Kevin Wheeler: How Gen Y Learns

Jay Cross

See on Scoop.it – Informal & Experiential Learning. Kevin started FOTI in 2004 out of his passionate belief that organizations need a more powerful and thoughtful architecture for talent than they have. Kevin Wheeler Founder and Chairman the Future of Talent Institute.

New Year’s Resolution – 2013: Organize to Save Time

E-learning Uncovered

When I teach work/life balance, I teach about organization. Because being organized increases productivity, decreases stress, and can even save you money, since you don’t have to repurchase things you can’t find. By the way, I’m not a perfect organizer, so I do have one box in my garage right now of items that had an “I don’t know” answer for at least one of the questions. Start organizing today.

SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible


The ‘S’ stands for ‘sharable’, which implies that the information can be accessed easily by different people over different platforms. ‘CO’ SCORM 2004 is another majorly used version, which is slowly getting superseded by Tin Can.

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Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

Growth can mean many different things, of course, depending on industry segment and an organization’s current market position. Here are a few examples of how learning executives at major companies have responded to one or more facets of an overall growth strategy for their organizations.

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

Although L&D is involved in supporting change initiatives business representatives are in many cases still doubting that L&D creates measurable value for an organization. Due to today’s fast changing economy, the business goals organizations set need to be revised constantly.