Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. 70:20:10 is the most common framework used to help understand informal 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?

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.

When and How to Select an LMS for Your Association

Web Courseworks

Successful education programs within an association entail harmonizing a diverse array of software systems. Associations must be familiar with the tools at their disposal. A Learning Management System (LMS) can be a crucial asset for managing education programs.

Is informal learning this year’s L&D Fortnight?

The E-Learning Curve

To bring learning opportunities to your workforce you’re going to have to look beyond the confines of the conference room for informal learning. Continue Reading → The post Is informal learning this year’s L&D Fortnight? appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

In the Learning & Development world there has been a lot of buzz recently around content curation and the skills associated with being a curator. National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions. I call this: making the informal digital learning nuggets formal.

Is informal learning this year’s L&D Fortnite?

The E-Learning Curve

To bring learning opportunities to your workforce you’re going to have to look beyond the confines of the conference room for informal learning. Continue Reading → The post Is informal learning this year’s L&D Fortnite? appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Formalizing informal learning?

Clark Quinn

The Entreprise Collaborative has a new question , asking whether we can formalize informal learning. To me, it’s not about formalizing informal learning so much as explicitly supporting it versus ignoring it. Like the proverbial ’stuff’, informal learning happens. To me, it is more a matter of providing infrastructure to support informal learning, and facilitating informal learning as well.

6 Benefits of Informal Learning

TalentLMS

Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. It’s what we call those precious learning moments where passion and curiosity meet to break all motivation and knowledge barriers. By contrast, what is formal learning?

Informal Learning Flow

Tony Karrer

I've always been a big believer in the value and power of informal learning. Over the past few years, I've written quite a few posts about informal learning. is one part of systematizing support for informal learning. The person I most associate with informal learning is Jay Cross. And I'm happy to announce that he's working with me to help bring together resources via the Informal Learning Flow.

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.

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? with Bob Mosher of Learning Guide Solutions, presented by Massachusetts Chapter of ISPI and sponsored by Kineo. 3 domains: formal, informal, performance support. When learning for the first time 2.

Challenge: Make Informal Learning Visible & Valuable

Fort Hill Company

At the 2016 Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo (ICE) in Denver, Kathy Granger and I presented a session titled, Learning Anytime, Anywhere: How to Activate Informal Learning at Work. Informal and social learning are valuable and the source of most innovation and performance improvement in organizations. There are recent advances in how informal and social learning can be activated and made visible and intentional.

How to Make Informal Learning Work for a Distributed Sales Team

Pract.us

Most salespeople have to learn their craft through experience. It’s not always clear if a rep has mastered a skill or is still learning it. You want reps to choose their learning based on what they need to know. Check in regularly to learn what they’ve accomplished.

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Guided Informal Learning: a Hands-on, Bottom-up Approach that Delivers Results for Small Businesses

Pract.us

Maybe it’s time to turn the whole thing on its head by using a hands-on, bottom up learning method, like Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning? Guided Informal Learning (GIL) starts with what your employees do everyday.

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Associations’ Mission to Teach: Social Media vs. Formal Education

Web Courseworks

Social media discussions have become a common way to obtain information. Relying on listservs to share information among a community of practitioners has evolved into launching social media networks. Educators, however, would argue that “informal learning”, although [.]. eLearning association distance learning elearning formal education Google instructional design Jon Aleckson social media Web Courseworks

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.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. But they ask – are associations ready to lead this change?

Association Technology: The LMS & Social Media

Web Courseworks

First, I believe strongly that the ASAE is an excellent resource for information for associations and non-profits in all industries and fields, and I feel that resources like this are essential to success. You can get more information about it by clicking on the link below.

Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

Jeff Cobb just released his most recent report on association eLearning called Learning 2.0. I have included Jeff in many of my blog posts because he is a genuine, down to earth guy who thinks deeply about the future of eLearning, especially for associations. In Learning 2.0

How the Military Informs Learning

CLO Magazine

Murphy: One of the things we learn in the military is that simplicity combats complexity. One of the things that we learned in the work we did with the military and the work that we’re now doing with business is there’s a process to combat complexity, and it’s almost the same process to develop leaders. Kate Everson is an associate editor at Chief Learning Officer magazine. In his new book, “Courage to Execute,” Afterburner Inc.

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.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

When implementing a new Association LMS, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our members and new learners to use this new system?” Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Which association learning trends will still be important as we move forward into 2017? The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations.

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.

Slack Vs. Hipchat: Which Works Best for Informal Learning?

eLearningMind

Both are methods for informal communication. Both make learning from colleagues easier than ever. Find out why informal learning and person-to-person communication is such a vital part of ELM culture. The post Slack Vs. Hipchat: Which Works Best for Informal Learning?

Online Adult Education: The Future is Here Today (Part 2)

Web Courseworks

What Associations Can Learn from K-12 Before the long holiday weekend, we had the pleasure of perusing a new infographic from KnowledgeWorks. Brought to our attention by Jeff Cobb, author of 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner, the infographic displays one company’s view of the “Future of Learning.” eLearning association game based learning Gamification informal learning MOOC simulations Web Courseworks

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

The only way to do that is to cultivate a culture of learning. One of those behaviors is: “Seek learning. We want to surround ourselves with people who are obsessed with learning and development.”. Good things happen when an organization adopts a culture of learning. How Does a Culture of Learning Help an Association? Millennials don’t just want learning opportunities, they expect them. How Does an Association Create a Culture of Learning?

Free eBook: 6 Examples On How You Can Promote Informal Learning In The Workplace

Adobe Captivate

6 Examples On How You Can Promote Informal Learning In The Workplace. Informal learning is impromptu, spontaneous, or learning “on the fly” When we are young, this is the first way we learn; and we continue to use informal learning fairly regularly in the workplace too. However, we often hear about the impact of informal learning and if it indeed delivers any demonstrable results.

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Is informal learning this year's L&D Rubik's cube?

The E-Learning Curve

A little Learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: non-formal learning e-learning strategy definition of learning bersin and associates best practise informal learning

Why Investing In Informal Learning Makes Sense: Featuring 6 Examples Or Approaches

Adobe Captivate

Informal learning is integral to the way we learn, but organizations have several associated concerns about its value and impact. In this article, I address them and—through 6 informal learning examples— I also show you how you can use informal learning effectively. 6 Reasons Why Investing In Informal Learning Makes Sense. Let me begin with a few basic definitions: What Is The Difference Between Formal And Informal Learning?