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. Compare that to making time to complete a 1-hour lesson.

L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Gamification and learning games are a popular way to make workplace learning more engaging, but what makes an effective learning game? Studies have been carried out into many different areas of learning games. Research into learning games Robert T.

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How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning programs can include many deliverables. Assuming that preliminary analysis resulted in concrete goals for the program, converting those goals into actual, measurable learning objectives specific to each deliverable is critical for the success of the blended learning strategy.

Creating Big Lessons by Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. In virtual learning, both the trainer and the learners are separated by space and barriers. Virtual learning centers do their best to make virtual human presence as real as face-to-face presence.

Creating Big Lessons by Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. In virtual learning, both the trainer and the learners are separated by space and barriers. Virtual learning centers do their best to make virtual human presence as real as face-to-face presence.

Why Story Lessons Are the Most Engaging Learning for Millennials - Tip #174

Vignettes Learning

You’ve probably shared a cool pic or an interesting article recently. What does this mean to learning and training? These study results tell us that the lessons we share in training and development must not only align with company vision but also with the millennials’ personal values.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

Flipping Corporate Learning . Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning. Millions of students are learning this way. Flip this lesson!

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How to Weave Hard Facts and Emotions into your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

In his article on learning instincts he argues that human beings have an innate instinct (nature) to learn and develop skills necessary for us to survive and flourish. Professor Fitch explains that what and how we learn is both instinctive and rational.

Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom: What’s the Difference?!

Learnkit

Learnkit has published content about Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom but our subscribers have consistently asked: What’s the difference? What is Blended Learning? Example: A student is learning English as a second language.

Case Study- Reducing eLearning Cost to 50% by Using Must-Learn Lessons and Micro-Learning

Vignettes Learning

This case study presents a series of strategies and tactics which help you answer these questions: How do I respond to rapid business needs for e-Learning? What strategy ensures that the software meets rapid development and cost objectives? e-Learning is inherently rapid.

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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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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Competitive Edge: Using Gamification as Motivation

Learn-Wise

We will be looking at gamification in a two-part blog series, and in the first article, we will look at motivating with points and rewards. In Learn-WiseGo, you can gamify not only your lesson plans, but also your webinars and in-classroom trainings!

How to Create Context-Setting Learning Objectives - Tip #162

Vignettes Learning

A Massive Problem for Corporations, Classrooms and eLearning Lessons Organizations are unaware that they are actually paying a high premium for information inundation. Yes, the overload problem is real and manifests in elearning, classroom training and other forms of learning.

The Power of Surprise in Story-Based Design

Vignettes Learning

By using the strategy of surprise, people are caught in their vulnerable state, a condition that leads to openness and non-judgment. Surprise, therefore, is important in the Story-based eLearning design because it creates an environment of awe and marvel during the learning process.

Develop a Culture for Tomorrow

Marcia Conner

I just re-read something Garry Ridge, CEO of the WD-40 Company , wrote for my book Creating a Learning Culture. If we wanted to develop a culture that could take us into tomorrow, we’d have to expand our tolerance for risk, devote more energy to learning, and actively court change.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?

KnowledgeOne

This social dimension is also the basis of our ability to learn, and the eLearning environment shouldn’t be a stranger to it. While we looked at the first three in a previous article , we will explore here the latter. A lesson plan ++. Learning socially.

Becoming an Expert: What Has Intuition Got to Do With It? - Tip #199

Vignettes Learning

According to this article published in the Mind and Machines journal, intuition is “the speed and ease with which experts can recognize the key features of a situation” or “the rapid understanding shown by individuals, typically experts, when they face a problem.”

The Art of Anticipation in Story-Based Learning Design

Vignettes Learning

People can barely resist a well-told story and their minds are enticed to follow the plot with embedded lessons. Interestingly,Thomas Levenson wrote an article in the MIT Technology Review about Rebecca Saxe's experiments on Theory of the Mind (ToM).

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How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile

LearnDash

How can mobile learning make blended classrooms more effective? Or they find ways to incorporate the online learning program into classroom activities. This blended learning approach has been very successful for many educators, but combining it with mobile learning can be a challenge.

Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

A Huge Problem for Corporations, Classrooms and eLearning Lessons Organizations are unaware that they are actually paying a high premium for information inundation. Employees are not as productive when they are pressured to learn new things in with so little time.

Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Collecting Stories to Transfer Knowledge

Vignettes Learning

says Yuki Noguchi in her article "Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire." "Not says Douglas MacMillan in his article "Issue: Retiring Employees, Lost Knowledge." The screen below is an example of a Small Bites Learning.

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Episodic Learning-Learning Like Watching Your Favorite Soap Opera!

Vignettes Learning

Have you ever wished learning can be fun while at the same time in-depth? There has to be a way to learn and have fun at the same time! Isn't this the normal way we learn? Episodic Learning AKA, Thematic learning is the natural way we learn.

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Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate Blended Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

Sophie returns home after a long day of piano lessons and school. Delighted to note a new lesson updated on her online art history course, she promptly joins the virtual lesson. And all of this has been made possible with the marvelous effects of blended mobile learning.

The Secrets of Graffiti Learning Pros - Tip #148

Vignettes Learning

How do you sneak in success into your learning design? When I conduct webinars or speak in workshops and conferences, I meet two types of learning pros: the Fixer-uppers , or those who help learners fix things, and the Sprayers , or those who “spray” learners “band-aid” solutions and content.

How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

What pushes the popularity of micro, small bites learning or learning by snippets and drips? Education, including work-based learning, is in need of transformation, requiring renewal and innovative ways of relating appropriately to the way we live, work and learn today."

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Have You Worn the Learners' Glasses?

Vignettes Learning

In learning design, we can call this the Learner's Glasses. As digital and social media guru Mark Bonchek wrote in an article in the Harvard Business Review , "to sell your idea.you have to change not only what they think, but how they think.

Microlearning That Kicks Learners Into Thinking and Acting - Tip #202

Vignettes Learning

Etching Lessons Through Glass and Sun This magnifying glass experiment is perhaps one of the first scientific activities that we all remember having participated in as kids. And the best part is that most of us will find it easy to remember the lesson behind the experiment as well.

Cut the Crap!!!

Vignettes Learning

Whether you're writing a story or just plain learning content, if it does not stand out, forget about getting an audience. Cutting the Crap out of Your Story-based e-Learning Content Writing a snappy story means the removal of what is gratuitously present in it.

Be a Story-Sharing Magician

Vignettes Learning

Which elements are needed to make not just the story, but the experience of learning it special and impactful? Extensions of Story-Based Learning Design Story-Based Learning Design encompasses the development of learning lessons and the facilitation of story-sharing.

Instilling a Love of Learning

Vignettes Learning

How do trainers and designers help learners love what they learn and do? Contrary to the practice of "I must teach, since learners don't know any better" belief, our learners do love learning and have accumulated knowledge and experiences.

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How to Embed Learning Goals in Stories

Vignettes Learning

Gist: Converting learning goals into stories by allowing the characters to show and tell the desired outcomes. I just read Roger Shank ’s article in eLearn Magazine on Learning through Storytelling, Not Documents. Hidden in each learning objective are dozens of stories.

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Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process

Web Courseworks

Julie Petersen is a tutor and a blogger, who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Study Guides and Strategies. First of all, you can read resourceful, practical articles.

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#mLearnCon Edition of #TalkTech: Microsoft Surface, NearPod, Clark Quinn’s 5 Phrases to Make Mobile Work

Bottom-Line Performance

With Sharon , Nick and Dustin at mLearnCon this week presenting some of our best mobile-focused client work and taking in the experience and the launch of our brand new website this week, we are especially excited to talk about the latest tech and mobile learning trends today.

#mLearnCon Edition of #TalkTech: Microsoft Surface, NearPod, Clark Quinn’s 5 Phrases to Make Mobile Work

Bottom-Line Performance

With Sharon , Nick and Dustin at mLearnCon this week presenting some of our best mobile-focused client work and taking in the experience and the launch of our brand new website this week, we are especially excited to talk about the latest tech and mobile learning trends today.