Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

This is the same way lots of animals learn (bear with me – no pun intended). They were actually steps away from trying to put these pigeons in the front of missiles to guide as an early alternative to radio guided missiles. Rolling out Informal Learning.

Outrageous alternatives

Learning with e's

What is the most outrageous alternative education scenario you could imagine? Children not attending school, but instead learning from home? Teachers stepping back out of the way, so that the child takes centre stage and learning is focused on their personal development?

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.

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 patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. is an Alternative to 1.0. Technology is used to generate or analyze information individually.

15 Types Of Microlearning For Formal And Informal Learning In The Workplace

Adobe Captivate

Today, it is an important component of formal and informal training. In this article, I share 15 types of microlearning that you can use for formal and informal learning. Formal And Informal Learning In The Workplace: 15 Types Of Microlearning. Learn.

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals - Full Circle , July 3, 2009. Free Alternatives to Photoshop With All the Bells, Whistles, Filters, & Layers - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. Seven e-Learning and Teaching Resources - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Free Online Book on Mobile Learning - Workplace Learning Today , July 2, 2009.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

When we worry about the status of their credentials or lose sleep over their completion rates, we’re perpetuating an out-dated paradigm of education based on formal learning. I prefer to see MOOCs through the lens of informal learning which values the learning over its bureaucracy.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

So what’s the alternative? If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Unlike a VLE, an ILE is strictly informal. Informalise learning.

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Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Now against the backdrop of such information, it is interesting to explore what role mobiles are playing in shaping up the workplace learning scenario. 2015 will only make it better – as learning departments find a way to circumvent or solve the existing challenges posed by it.

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They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. You see, we love learning. Hence the learning experience suffers – even for the lurkers.

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Square pegs and round holes

E-Learning Provocateur

That concerns me because I’ve been blogging a lot about a revamped learning model which relies heavily on Web 2.0 technologies to support informal learning. In the back of my mind, I realise that revolutionising the learning model in this way would shock some organisations.

Design Principles for UnConference – Alternate Reality

Learning Cafe

The first Learning Cafe UnConference is being held in Sydney on 16th Feb 2012 and coming along very nicely. They give me an opportunity to learn and meet people. Learning Cafe and the UnConference is an attempt to create this opportunity, which I am happy to report, is finding resonance in the L&D community in Australia. Informal Learning - Andrea McDonough, Manager, National Technical Training & Development Unit, Internal Revenue, NZ.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

By that I don’t mean so much the knowledge acquired from the instructors, but (on the contrary) the skills developed in learning how to learn for myself. Analyse the pre-information of your chosen mooc to ensure it will give you what you need.

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The 70:20:10 Lens

Learnnovators

For example, we needn’t assign 70% of our time, effort and money on OTJ interventions, 20% on social learning, and 10% on formal training. Similarly, we shouldn’t mandate that our target audience aligns its learning activity according to these proportions.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of.

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. We must learn to be creative.

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Informal Learning Blog » We’ve got to start meeting like this

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

Training’s Top 125 acknowledges the companies whose efforts in learning and development (L&D) stand out from the rest in terms of their impact on the winners’ bottom-line results. Truth #4: We need to be more focused on the informal and on-the-job experiences people have.

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5 Ways Managers Can Encourage Staff To Do Professional Development Online

Web Courseworks

How To Encourage Informal Professional Development At Work. In my previous blog post, I wrote about how workers and job seekers likely undervalue the benefits of free online learning and professional development opportunities.

Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

In my previous post, I mentioned how my role in workplace learning and development (L&D) had fundamentally changed this past year. My optimism ultimately derives from several sources, most profoundly my personal learning network of colleagues around the world.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of workplace Learning and Development* (L&D) or, more specifically, about the evolution of the workplace and the changing role of L&D in it. Jay notes in The principles of learning that Henschel’s lessons are still valid today.

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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support. The need and pressure to learn continually, coupled with limited time available to learn, make new digital media viable for professional development. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. Learning objects are. for learning/instructional purpose.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. Suddenly Twitter comes into its own as an alternative communications medium. I share my knowledge, and I learn a lot more in return.

Have You Had Your Daydream Today?

Obsidian Learning

on Obsidian Learning. She describes the two kinds of thinking we use when learning or problem solving: focused and diffuse. Focused thinking, just as you’d expect, is when we exert our brainpower and attention to the problem at hand or to learning new content.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Internet Learning Alliance: They were all working independently, decided to work together and practice what they preach. Broaden definition of learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Learning objectives clarify exactly what it is youre trying to teach. I called this one out as one of the top things I learned about learning in 2007.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Reasons to measure learning: Prove benefits. Support learning. Traditionally, we focus only on the training intervention & formal learning. Performance Triggers: after the formal learning–remember, prompt (perf support, job aids), OTJ learning.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. (

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Lunatic fringe?

Learning with e's

His alternative to funnels was to establish 'learning webs' where students could share their expertise within their communities and learn from each other as the need arose, and as their interests drove them. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. Learning taints the conversation.

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The Year’s Most Thought-Provoking Training Blog Posts

Mindflash

In the article Learning Difficulties: Making something hard to read means it is more likely to be remembered from The Economist Magazine , a team of psychologists reached the radical conclusion that all the font readability rules we’ve been following don’t actually support learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination.

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