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?

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

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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.

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.

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.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Leadership Lessons from Your Dog: Be Doggedly Determined. Stress and Learning.

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No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

Get tips, ideas and articles from around the web with our weekly No-Nonsense Training Tips. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. This article looks at how people stick to long-term goals. Learn more.

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No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

Read on for this week’s best articles from human resources and employee training experts. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Sometimes learning new skills means breaking old habits. Learn more.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

Harvard University has today put into the public domain (CC0) full bibliographic information about virtually all the 12M works in its 73 libraries. Flipping Corporate Learning . Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. Flip this lesson!

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Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

Like many visitors, I paid a few Euros to rent a portable audio player to learn about the museum’s architecture and its architect, Frank Gehry. It was an ideal model for integrating a structured yet informal learning paradigm. See Your Brain On 3D Learning for more on this topic.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Some experts interviewed for the first article in the series, In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores , point out that there is little or no clear evidence that technology is paying off. What can or should Learning and Development professionals take away from these articles?

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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Unearthing Diamonds in Twitter

Dashe & Thomson

My Twitter breakthrough came about a month ago — along with a surprising social learning lesson. As I was preparing a talk on the trends in social learning, I promptly turned to Twitter. The lesson is that we might not find the most valuable diamonds in our backyard.

16 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 17

Upside Learning

Speaking of the iPad, the growth of mobile devices has led to an increase in social and informal learning. Know how you can evaluate this new form of learning effectively. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further?

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How Machine Learning and AI are Making Online Learning More Beneficial

QuoDeck

Online learning ( aka E-Learning ) is now considered to be an integral part of the education sector. In simple words, online learning refers to the type of learning where the learning process is mediated by the internet i.e. the learners use the internet to learn.

Blended Learning is Splendid Learning

Growth Engineering

What is Blended Learning. Whatever you want to call it, the definition of blended learning is easy to grasp – it combines online learning and face-to-face training to get the best of both worlds. The great thing is that the learning community is in debate.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0,

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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.

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. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. So what about learning?

The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs

Learnnovators

What is, however, required is that they have to be designed on engaging learning strategies and components that satisfy today’s learners. Articles/Posts. MOOCs and Performance Support : This ‘Your Training Edge’ article by Bryan Nelson (Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc.)

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. We learn on the job to do the job.

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An Exuberant discovery for Lonely and Stressed-out eLearners

Vignettes Learning

Judy Willis writes in Psychology Today and " The Neuroscience of Joyful Education :" [W]hen we scrub joy and comfort from the classroom, we distance our students from effective information processing and long-term memory storage. Synthesis: Loneliness is inherent in traditional eLearning.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

We decided to set up an ad-hoc social learning environment mostly using freely available tools. In this post, I summarize what we learned about the ad-hoc social learning environments. Blog is the watering hole A learning blog is so much a happening place! Blog posts provided a guiding theme and then pointed to a web resource such as a YouTube video, or a podcast or a news story article or a case study. Participants had a lot to learn from each other.

What NOT to do in L&D

Litmos

As do most articles in the L&D space, I frequently talk about what we should do. Don’t equate information with ability. One of the wrong ways to do courses is to get information from SMEs and present it to the learners (whether or not you add a knowledge test).

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The Thought/Action Wave and the Brain/Technology Wave are two particular learning principles that enable faster, cheaper and easier learning. The speed at which innovations propel these learning concepts are discussed here. __ I am not a surfer.

Starting as a Revolutionary

Litmos

There are two obvious ways to be a revolutionary (Learning & Development) L&D manager: you’re hired to lead the change, or you decide to take on the charge internally. And increasingly, that thing is learning, or has been said “work is learning, and learning is the work”.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning. Some people find implementing 70-20-10 brings transformational change to their corporate learning cultures.

Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer

G-Cube

Technology has made training and learning more accessible and learner-friendly. Even as more and more organizations are leaning towards self-paced learning, Corporate Trainers are also changing their roles and teaching philosophies to suit the needs of the modern learners. e-Learning

eLearning Around The Web

The eLearning Coach

Here is an end-of-the-year roundup of eLearning and related articles you might find helpful, interesting or enjoyable. Whether yours are formal or informal, this list of online presentation applications from SitePoint might be useful to you. Agile Learning Design.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. This makes Elgg an ideal platform for learning and collaboration.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning. Some people find implementing 70-20-10 brings transformational change to their corporate learning cultures.

6 benefits of social & collaborative learning

Docebo

Learning from one another is what people have always done throughout human history, so ‘social and collaborative learning’ as a learning method is likely to be the oldest one in existence. Learning is an experience, everything else is just information” Albert Einstein.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: 3. Tie Learning to Performance Goals

Challenge to Learn

If learning doesn’t support the goals of the organization, what is its value from a business perspective? In the first two posts I wrote about the importance learning integrating with the business and day-to-day business processes, which is the best way to live up to this principle.

How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

Aside from providing a means to peek into other people’s lives, communicate without borders, and serve as entertainment, we cannot take away the value social media provides in e-Learning. Social media platforms provide informal learning.