Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). They generally have a haphazard learning experience.

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. 70:20:10 is the most common framework used to help understand informal learning.

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Dashe & Thomson

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning. This means adding about $36B to formal learning.

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Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).

Can Bill Gates Lead the Informal Learning Revolution?

Dashe & Thomson

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Julie Dirksen , an instructional designer from Minneapolis, give a presentation on the use of games in learning. As a member of the adult learning community, however, it was Gates’ $2.5

Making the most of Informal Learning

Jane Hart

Tomorrow I am going to be chairing an all-day event in Bristol for the eLearning Network, called Making the most of Informal Learning. Here’s a brief overview of the event: “We know how important informal learning is in the workplace, but how do we encourage it?

CIPD’s HRD 2011 – Good Show!

Upside Learning

Last week we had an exhibition stand at CIPD’s HRD 2011 at Olympia London – our very first ‘outing’ in the UK. It turned out to be a great show for us with executives from several blue chip companies visiting our stand to discuss their performance and learning challenges.

You can’t manage informal learning – only use of informal media

Jane Hart

Social learning

2011: A writer’s odyssey

E-Learning Provocateur

2011 was a big year of writing for me, with 2 self-published books and over 40 blog posts. Mobile learning. • Mobile learning – Push or pull? Informal learning. • Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment. • The A to Z of learning.

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eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year? Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit.

2011: A writer’s odyssey

E-Learning Provocateur

2011 was a big year of writing for me, with 2 self-published books and over 40 blog posts. Mobile learning. • Mobile learning – Push or pull? Informal learning. • Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment. • E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1. • ElNet Workplace E-learning Congress 2011. • Top 5 things I hope not to hear in 2011. • The A to Z of learning.

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March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?

Spark Your Interest

How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? Are we trying to… track if someone learns something without a formal learning intervention?

Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

Another area of excitement is social and informal learning. Finally, it does appear more organizations are getting the message about moving to a strategic position in terms of learning technology. And, of course, that means getting strategic about learning ( big ‘L’ learning ), and then aligning with the overall organization strategy. meta-learning

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2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

I also think we’ll see the further demise of “courses über alles” and the ‘all-singing all-dancing’ solution, and movement towards performance support and learning facilitation driven via federated capabilities. Taking the steps now have some immediate payoffs in terms of optimizing content development streams and looking anew at what are important interactions, but the big returns come in creating optimized learning and performance interactions.

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Upside Learning

As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. How Blended Learning Will Change the World.

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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.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures.

eLearning Cyclops: Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally.

eLearning Cyclops

Sunday, March 6, 2011. Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally Assess Its Impact #LCBQ. This months Big Question at Learning Circuits is regarding assessing the impact of informal learning. Or more specifically: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? ▼ 2011. (23).

My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

Tony Karrer is the guy behind elearninglearning.com a community where all kinds of blogs about e-Learning are gathered. He also is the blogmeister of the Learning Circuits community. On that community he runs a series of post regarding ‘The big question’ The question of the month is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? I see some important changes developing in the world of e-Learning. 2011 Moving from the LMS to the workplace.

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Upside Learning

We recently concluded a great show at mLearnCon 2011. It’s no secret that effective learning cannot be achieved without a robust strategy. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? Why You Need a Mobile Learning Strategy.

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eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

This summer I attended the 2010 Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Formal and informal learning experiences will merge and the differences blurred. 2011 distance education eLearning future mobile learning predictions

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Essentially the Web is not just evolving gradually as it absorbs the impact of smartphones and social media; it’s changing so radically that it might be better to look at what’s happening as the birth of an entirely new concept of internet interactivity and learning.

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Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

Upside Learning

The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. e-learning & Mobile Learning. Informal Learning. More eLearning, mobile learning.

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Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

In a nutshell: schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning. What can or should Learning and Development professionals take away from these articles?

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously.

The Big Question: how to assess informal learning

Clive on Learning

The Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is long enough to fill a post all by itself: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results?

The debate over informal learning

Jay Cross

Today eLearn Magazine published a story on the debate at Oxford on whether informal learning is more style than substance.

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Most informal learning takes place despite training departments, not because of them. Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software.

Q&A about Social and Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Associação Industrial Portuguesa, Creative Learning Conference, Lisbon, October 2011. Just Jay

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Learning 2.0

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Social Learning Lessons: Tales from 7th Grade Biology

Dashe & Thomson

Little did I know that Mr. Froelich would become one of my favorite teachers of all time…not so much for what he taught me, but for what he allowed me to learn. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be, leading to less than optimal learning.

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Growth In Formal Learning

Upside Learning

There has been a lot of talk about informal and social learning vs. formal learning. There is so much about it on the internet, that we wonder sometimes if formal learning has any sort of place in the future of learning at all.

The New Face of Blended Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Blended learning has this transformative potential and is etched in my brain like this: Disruptive: I imagine tossing my model in the air and watching where the pieces land. My point here is that the pieces are valid; it’s just that blended learning is not linear or boxed up.

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Upside Learning

We have said this before and are saying it again; informal learning is the new ‘learning’. This is not to say that informal learning would act as a replacement to the formal mode of learning, but it is the synergy between these both that produces effective growth.

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