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. When was the last time you or someone at your company took part in an in-person, instructor-led L&D activity? It fosters a culture of continuous learning.

Informal Learning

CourseArc

While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution.

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The main informal learning activities […]. Social learning

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning?

The Importance of Informal Learning at the Workplace

Origin Learning

Earlier blog posts have stressed on how workplace learning has evolved over the years and L&D managers are re-inventing the wheel to meet the demands of the ‘millennial audience’. Understanding Informal Learning? Let’s take a simple example, you are learning to drive a car.

Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The book’s front half lists 200 tips for “making training active and learning successful.”

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.

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Sometimes different learning programs can’t give students excellent results, even though they try a lot and work hard. Informal learning is democratic schooling that is driven by learner’s affection and motivation. Combine formal and informal learning for best results.

Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The book’s front half lists 200 tips for “making training active and learning successful.”

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace

LearnDash

How to help build informal learning habits in your office. While many organizations turn to various formal learning courses, they should also consider the benefits of informal learning. How does your office typically share information with each other?

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE).

Guided Informal Learning for Sales Teams

Pract.us

Sales reps learn best on the job with support and accountability. How do you translate what they learn in books and classes to the field? A bottom-up approach to training called Guided Informal Learning may help you find the answer. What is Guided Informal Learning?

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10 Informal Learning Activities to Boost Employee Engagement

KnowledgeAnywhere

When we think of a learning environment, we most often think of a classroom. You might be able to guess some of the formal learning characteristics since you’ve experienced them all in the classroom: A teacher offers the information to the student(s). Specific objectives tell the student what they need to learn by the end of the formal learning course. An exam (or another method) assesses what the student has learned.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. With a shift in your views about what learning is, you can still build a powerful learning organization and demonstrate the value to executives at the same time.

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. How can we define informal learning? Workers rely most on informal learning. Learning informal learning

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%. Learning is social.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? The what: Output learning.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Pract.us

Colleagues learning and sharing ideas. Most business managers know intuitively that we learn our jobs by doing our jobs. Many companies, who’ve recognized this fact, have started to consider how they can harness learning by doing in their training programs. Learn about one here.)

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Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

A recent survey that found that employees (in the UK, at least) are more interested in innovative learning and collaboration than the HR and training people in those same institutions. More HR professionals (42%) than employees (38%) wanted to see more classroom learning. Having been in both learning and HR roles, (not to mention being an employee for most of my career), These results make perfect sense to me. Undirected learning is not a straight-line sort of process.

Informal learning:formal recognition

Learning Cafe

As a result of using either a sophisticated Learning Management System or a simple spreadsheet, we know how to record the outcomes, assessment results etc of formal learning. Learning records are included on our CVs and in this sense are somewhat precious. Formal learning is recognisable and recognised. We are also aware of the value of informal learning; the things we learn from others, through work place and life experiences.

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.

Online Tools for Evaluating Informal Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Learning occurs in "informal" (another term that I don’t like but is gaining traction) settings and online, as well as in the classroom. How can we know what is learned informally and what difference that learning makes to the success of an organization? Some of the methods being used in informal science education could be applied more broadly to informal and online learning in business, nonprofit, and government settings.

Tuning Your Learning Activities to The Expectations of Tomorrow’s Gen-Z Workforce

Docebo

Millennials made the need for learning technology clear – Gen-Z will push you to perfect how it’s used to retain and engage new workers. A few months ago, we discussed the idea that in less than two years, your entire learning program could be obsolete.

8 Best practices to facilitate informal learning

Matrix

Children learn most from their parents, siblings and care takers because that is the natural way. Without ruling out traditional L&D practices, informal learning should find its way into today’s workplace. 8 practices to facilitate informal learning.

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips

Trivantis

Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Today, workers need to be able to learn on demand, as well as to maximize their annual training. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization?

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Often, it is referred to as learning by experience or just as experience.

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Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Experience API, XAPI, Learning Record Stores, TinCan API do you know what this is about? Last year I participated in a fringe event during the Learning and Technologies conference and it was funny to be emerged into a topic I didn't have a clue what is was. elearning learning analytic

When should you use Informal Learning?

Upside Learning

In his webinar titled ‘Learning isn’t what you thought it was’, Jay Cross made a strong case for informal learning. What I understand from this is that informal learning mirrors this process in two ways. What’s the big deal about informal learning?

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

Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace

Obsidian Learning

When you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning. This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. In fact, we typically learn more from informal learning than from formal learning experiences.

Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

ProProfs

According to CARA’s 2010 Survey on social media impact, nearly 70% of what is learned in life and at work happens through informal and social learning. If applied right, informal learning can become the competitive edge for every company. Learning & Training

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? ANSWER: How did you learn to walk and talk? How did you learn to kiss? Can informal learning do any worse?

Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. “There’s no substitute for experience” is a common adage for those who have learned by doing during a long career.

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.

7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy

eFront

Informal learning is impromptu. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips to use informal learning into your training strategy. How To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate Training Strategy. Informal learning is usually initiated by the learner.