Evaluating Informal Learning

Dashe & Thomson

My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” The post Evaluating Informal Learning appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

Evaluating Informal Learning

Dashe & Thomson

My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” The post Evaluating Informal Learning appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Dashe & Thomson

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning. A repot coming out of an ASTD research project supported by the U.

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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.

ASTD groks informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning was the theme of Tony Bingham’s keynote presentation at ASTD’s International Conference and Exhibition in Washington this month.

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The Yin and Yang of Formal + Informal Learning

Allison Rossett

Tweet Article from ASTD about the mix of formal and informal learning strategies: [link]. Articles Publications Formal Learning Informal Learning instructional design New media

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ASTD LearnNow Day 2 notes #ASTDLN

Learning Visions

These are my notes from the morning session of ASTD LearnNow Conference, happening July 25 & 26 on the lovely shores of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. I’m co-facilitating this event with Bob Mosher (Ontuitive), Conrad Gottfredson (Ontuitive) and Chad Udell (Float Learning).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Sunday, June 07, 2009 Thoughts on ASTD This past week, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in DC.

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ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

ASTD TechKnowledge 2009 is coming to Las Vegas in January. Better yet, go take a look at: Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee Better Questions for Learning Professionals Continuing Thoughts on Questions What Questions Should We be Asking? Session Hopping a Practical Guide General Session - New Work Literacies and E-Learning 2.0 The results are in, and most knowledge workers are struggling to adapt to new forms of work and learning. Learning 2.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

Formal Training Vs. Informal Learning: Which Makes More Sense?

Mindflash

There’s been a great deal of discussion over the last few years related to informal learning. Today, just about any training magazine, website, or conference probably devotes significant time to talking about informal learning.

For the Love of Learning

Learning Rebels

it is, for me, all about building my “Personal Learning Network” or PLN. Technology that has been around for a while, but wrapped in a new ribbon (Learning Management Systems anyone?) It’s all about the informal learning! Learning Solutions: [link].

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Informal Learning - Let's Get Real

Tony Karrer

I recently read an article by George Siemens - Changing Models where he points to the changes that necessarily need to happen in our understanding of how to support learning. I think he's right on the money (as usual), but then he points out: ISD can be very effective for learning that has both a clear end outcome and process. Often, today's learning has neither. I've been trying to write ( Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

The Big Question: how to assess informal learning

Clive on Learning

The Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is long enough to fill a post all by itself: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results?

Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 29, 2009 Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2 Are you going to ASTD this coming week? Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:54 AM Labels: astd , beer , kineo 1 comments: Dave Ferguson said.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 22, 2007 Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions In a post on informal learning by Ray Sims (thanks to Tony ), he lists out a whole bunch o good things "to do on behalf of increasing informal learning aligned with company strategy and goals." Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas.

ASTD TechKnowledge

The Learning Circuits

Sunday I hop on a plane for Denver, the locus of ASTD's TechKnowledge conference. The radical changes we will experience in the next decade underpin my plea that organizations adopt more natural, informal, flexible approaches to learning.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes.

Investing in Informal Learning

The Learning Circuits

According to Training in America by Garnevale, Gainer, and Villet (1990), two out of three workers say that everything they need to know was learned on the job, rather than through the classrooms. Of that, about $30 billion is spent on formal training, while the rest, $180 billion is spent on informal, or on-the-job training. The estimates that I have seen for informal vs. formal learning in a work environment normally runs about 70 to 80 percent for informal learning.

Informal Learning And the Empowerment of Curiosity

There Is No Chalk

ASTD, in a study on informal learning conducted in conjunction with the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), published a short synopsis of the results of their study yesterday. As the post on ASTD's blog states: e-mail emerged as the top-ranked informal learning tool at 68%. Accessing information from a company Intranet came in at a close second, with 65% of respondents citing its use.

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The True Cost of Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Before I start I want to note that in a very few instances I've been accused of not helping the cause when I question some of the research on informal/formal learning. For example, late last year I blogged a post defending informal learning.

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Informal Learning Blog » All or nothing

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Show Me the Examples! ASTD Big Question for June

Kapp Notes

I've decided to look at several different types of "e-learning." Traditional Here is some learning sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency. It is a web site that has a number of e-learning courses which are very text focused. E-Learning Tutorial for PA DEP.

Informal Learning Blog » TechKnowledge Presentation: evaluation, slides, sound

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning - Harold Tells Us Where To Put It - Now What

Tony Karrer

Great post by Harold Jarche - Informal Learning and Performance Technology responding to my post - Informal Learning - Let's Get Real. Performance Interventions ** Learning Interventions Instructional Interventions (e.g., What is curious though is that much of the discussion around Informal Learning seems to center on Communities of Practice. Informal learning offers a new array of tools for the learning professional's tool box.

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Take the YinYang tool for a spin

Allison Rossett

Tweet Today, the buzz is about informal learning. Are your programs informal? Are they as informal as you want them to be? Are you moving forward to bring informal learning to your organization? You hear it at conferences, on blogs, even on twitter.

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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. ASTD State of the Industry Repor t. The numbers in ASTD’s report back us up.

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eLearning, Informal Learning 2.0, Wikipedia, Wisdom, KM, & Strategy

Big Dog, Little Dog

Update from ASTD TechKnowledge - Rapid eLearning News. Surprisingly, everyone wanted to bad-mouth E-Learning, but no one bothered to stop and ask Jennifer to tell us more about why it was working so well for her." Informal Learning 2.0

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How to Evaluate Learning: The Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

Dashe & Thomson

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning indicates that the top skills desired by Learning & Development departments are measuring and evaluating training. Behavior: To what degree did the learners apply what they learned back on the job? Learning).

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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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

The session was on HPT and Social Learning: Organizational Performance in the Cloud b y David Wilkins, VP of Product Marketing at Learn.com. We should! ~@ dwilkinsnh #ISPI #ASTD GenY has a tribe. I just attended an #ISPI session hosted by the Massachusetts ISPI chapter (@ MASS_ISPI ).

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Informal Snake Oil

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Jane Hart chimed in, reinforcing Harold’s point that “social learning is being picked up by software vendors and marketers as the next solution-in-a-box, when it’s more of an approach and a cultural mind-set&#. WORKERS LEARN MORE in the coffee room than in the classroom.