LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

I wanted to do a quick SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario today. Here is a very quick SWOT analysis of the LMS: Strengths. Works excellent for course management, delivery and tracking of formal learning. Social and Informal learning trends.

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.

Promoting Informal Learning at the Workplace—Featuring 5 Examples

EI Design

In our early years, informal learning is the significant way we learn. In fact, we continue to learn through this approach even at the workplace. In spite of this, many people are skeptical about the impact of informal learning at the workplace.

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?

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? ANSWER: Cost-benefit analysis.

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 Interview.

Organizational Network Analysis: Impact of Proximity on Collaboration

ID Reflections

Where I work, the e-learning team occupies 4 large rows with instructional designers, graphic designers, programmers, technicians, project managers spread out and rubbing shoulders in happy abandon. and pf course, Informal Learning.

eLearning Cyclops: Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally.

eLearning Cyclops

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? I am employed as an e-Learning Designer in Baltimore, MD.

Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark Quinn

While I argue strongly for stepping away more frequently from formally structured learning, not least because we overuse it, there are times when it is crucial. As naysayers of informal learning like to point out, you wouldn’t want your pilot or heart surgeon to have picked up the task by reading a book. A technique for doing that is Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA).

Numbers and Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

Donald Clark has been discussing in the LCB The Numbers Behind Informal & Formal Learning and also on TrDev. I'm a little surprised that Donald didn't correct the graph which shows that 67% of learning comes from informal - which is based on some faulty analysis. I won't bore you with the details, but the basic answer is that no one has really accurate numbers on the amount of learning and amount of spending on these two things.

Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Where the changes show up is in the data points companies analyze in conjunction with social and informal learning.

Learning Resources from Informal Learning (Jay Cross): Part 1

ID Reflections

I am re-reading Informal Learning by Jay Cross and was going through the resource links he has provided. Apart from the book, which is a must read for anyone interested in the field of learning, the resource links are gold mines of knowledge, information and insights.

Promoting Informal Learning at the Workplace—Featuring 5 Examples

Adobe Captivate

In our early years, informal learning is the significant way we learn. In fact, we continue to learn through this approach even at the workplace. In spite of this, many people are skeptical about the impact of informal learning at the workplace. However, I believe that it should be part of the overall learning strategy as learners respond positively to it and organizations can easily provide support to promote it.

A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

Most learning does not happen in a classroom or online. It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Dan takes the logic further than I did last week in my post on how to assess learning initiatives. Network analysis.

Informal Learning’s Many Shades of Gray

CLO Magazine

I’ve never liked the term “informal learning.” ” Unlike formal learning, which we qualified well with modalities such as the classroom and e-learning, informal learning seems to be the catchall for anything not formal. Everything from coffee breaks, to emails, to parking lot conversations falls under the informal domain based on this definition. First, let’s stop calling it informal learning.

The L&D maturity curve

E-Learning Provocateur

Over the course of my career, I’ve witnessed a slow but steady shift away from formal learning to informal learning. The informal first philosophy balances the pendulum by empowering the employee to self-direct their learning in accordance with their personal needs.

Invisibilizing Workplace Learning

Allison Rossett

Many learning executives are concerned about visibility. Many seek appreciation and recognition for the learning enterprise, their learning enterprise. measure the learning enterprise against the metrics that matter most to the organization and leaders.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Following the modest success of my first book , I decided to fulfil the promise of its subtitle and publish E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 2. As in the first volume, my intent is to provoke deeper thinking across a range of e-learning related themes in the workplace, including: • social business. • informal learning. • mobile learning. • data analysis.

The Democratization of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

The underlying principle behind social or informal learning is that we do most of our learning during spur-of-the-moment, collaborative activities. In essence, we learn on-the-job and we learn from others. But how do instructional designers learn?

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E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Following the modest success of my first book , I decided to fulfil the promise of its subtitle and publish E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 2. • informal learning. • mobile learning. • data analysis.

Insights: L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The second of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning'. In the Learning Insights Report, they use the term in quite a restricted way, to refer to the use of digital content on an on-demand basis - resources rather than courses.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Guidance Needed - Are we Misguided in Informal Learning and Collaborative Learning Techniques

Tony Karrer

Found via: Big Dog, Little Dog - a very interesting article: Why Minimal Guidance during Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching - Educational Psychologist It points out that open learning environments may not be good ways for people to learn.

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace

G-Cube

Learning at the workplace is a continuous process. While formal training also has a place, more and more organizations are aligning towards informal ways of organizational learning. Challenge 1: Creating content for on-demand learning.

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The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? Training is the front end of an employee’s learning & development.

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Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Now, many look back on prior enthusiasms for technology-based learning with tales to tell of dashed hopes. With hindsight, they know that nothing is automatic, not even mobile learning, and that success does not come easily. No longer do executives see technology as learning fairy dust. Those of us who believe in technology for learning and support must contribute by helping executives find those mines and do something about each and every one of them.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Now, many look back on prior enthusiasms for technology-based learning with tales to tell of dashed hopes. With hindsight, they know that nothing is automatic, not even mobile learning, and that success does not come easily. No longer do executives see technology as learning fairy dust. Those of us who believe in technology for learning and support must contribute by helping executives find those mines and do something about each and every one of them.

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.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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Informal Learning Blog » The cobbler’s children

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,