Informal Learning For Beginners: Are You Ready To Engage Your Telecommuting Teams?

Dan Keckan

What is informal learning and how can it benefit your geographically dispersed staffers? eLearning Design and Development eLearning eBooks Employee Training Informal Learning Informal Learning Tips

Thoughts on informal learning

Sticky Learning

To continue to perform well requires continuing skills and knowledge growth, we are always beginners. The way we grow IS mostly through informal channels, whether we are 18 or 58. Perhaps the curse of knowledge is that as we grow older we only remember the formal learning of our younger years. Creativity Design Thinking Ideas Learning It doesn''t matter if you are old/young, experienced/inexperienced.

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Beginner Instructional Designers – In Pursuit Of Awareness

Upside Learning

I joined Upside Learning as an Instructional Designer in April 2010. My first few weeks at Upside Learning were overwhelming and also intimidating to an extent. Learning about Instructional Design basics was easier said than done. I found it very difficult to pick-up concepts from our team training sessions, and I needed to learn at my own pace. www.elearninglearning.com – eLearning Learning is a collection of blog posts and articles all around eLearning.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures.

Thoughts on informal learning

Sticky Learning

To continue to perform well requires continuing skills and knowledge growth, we are always beginners. The way we grow IS mostly through informal channels, whether we are 18 or 58. Perhaps the curse of knowledge is that as we grow older we only remember the formal learning of our younger years. Creativity Design Thinking Ideas LearningIt doesn't matter if you are old/young, experienced/inexperienced.

Thoughts on informal learning

Sticky Learning

To continue to perform well requires continuing skills and knowledge growth, we are always beginners. The way we grow IS mostly through informal channels, whether we are 18 or 58. Perhaps the curse of knowledge is that as we grow older we only remember the formal learning of our younger years. Creativity Design Thinking Ideas LearningIt doesn't matter if you are old/young, experienced/inexperienced.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Scrambled Egg Mind of a Beginner

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, June 17, 2009 The Scrambled Egg Mind of a Beginner Apparently, when Tom Kuhlman links to your blog, crazy things happen. Thought Id check-in and give you all a quick status update on what Ive been up to: As you may know, I recently started with Kineo as the VP of Learning Design. Im in that beginner-mind zone. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Do people need training on how to learn?

ID Reflections

Scenario : Of late, my friend and colleague J has been frequently asking me how I use Twitter to learn. This is post a tweet I had put up saying " I have learned more from Twitter in the past three months than I did through formal training sessions in the past three years. " "Huh!" Also, having recently finished reading Sugata Mitra's Hole in the Wall, I was full of minimally invasive learning. My dilemma : Do we need to "train" people how to "learn"?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo : an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson ( Articulate ). Part 1 is a nice definition and description of rapid e-Learning. Good for beginners. I thought it had more useful nuggets: Who should be developing rapid e-Learning?

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. Through their presentations at conferences, Allison Rossett, Elliott Masie, Gloria Gery, and scores of other awesome teachers have shaped the thinking of the greater learning and development community of practice. Come to learn, come to share: everyone walks away knowing a little bit more. Interesting spaces - informal meeting and/or socializing space.

Increasing our responsibility

Clark Quinn

The perspective riffs off of the concept of the relative value of formal versus informal learning methods shift as performers move from novice to expert. And, too often, we tend to restrict our interventions to the formal side, yet there are lots of things we can be doing on the informal side. Largely, however, I see learning and development (L&D) groups as focusing exclusively on novices, or to beginning practitioners, and leaving practitioners and experts on their own.

Google Translate

Jay Cross

People who are no longer freshmen, he argues, should invest their time in eLearning and informal learning in social networks. CROSS: eLearning is the marriage of learning and networks. The learning that allows for social networking … CROSS: Networks allow people to discuss what they are learning, ask questions and resolve problems together. ? As the informal knowledge could develop business? Formal learning is ideal for beginners.

Upcoming from Usable Learning – Fall 2015

Usable Learning

The Essentials series are a good beginner exposure to a topic, and these are a lot of fun. I’m also doing an Instructional Design basics workshop at the Online Learning Conference in Denver on October 5-6. I’m adding chapters on habit formation , social and informal learning, and evaluation , and expanding the motivation and environment chapters. Hey folks, I hope everyone is having a spectacular summer (or lovely winter if you are southern hemisphere-ish).

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. A new ID has to figure this out from the ocean of information available. What do we mean by learning styles?

70 20 10 Learning Model

Ed App

If you are after the tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) version of the 70 20 10 learning model and how it relates to our current corporate landscape, then look no further. You don’t need to be a neuroscientist to figure out that we learn best by doing. In the learning and development space, the 70 20 10 learning model encapsulates this action-based learning approach and remains one of the most widely accepted frameworks for corporate training.

Tin Can API: What It Has in Store for Online Learning Environments

ProProfs

In a traditional classroom-based teaching and learning environment, the only time you get to assess the knowledge of each learner is at the end of tests and examinations. This method is not conducive to the holistic development of learners as it doesn’t show the whole picture of the learning activity. What you need is a data-driven learning & development (L&D) process and that’s where Tin Can API steps in. Read More:- Beginners Guide To Tin Can API.

Microlearning – Meeting Corporate Training Demands, Successfully

CommLab India

Today’s learners want: Information that will benefit their performance, and nothing more. Technology embedded in their learning. Freedom to choose how, when, and where they learn. This works out beneficial for training managers who, along with having to make sure the needs of employees and the training goals of the organization are met, must see that learning takes place. Makes it easier to map and assess learning. Learning Technology microlearning

5 reasons microlearning is more relevant than ever

Sponge UK

The principles of microlearning come from classic learning techniques. when technology made it easier to incorporate simple learning objectives into rich media on a variety of devices. Microlearning often takes advantages of animation, video and audio to present information in a concise way. Learning designers can use a framework like. Recording learner’s actions in a Learning Record Store (LRS) can help them keep track and help designers improve their courses.

LearnTrends Speakers and Topics Accounced

Tony Karrer

You can find the conference description, preliminary schedule and session descriptions at: LearnTrends 2009 Conference Agenda Topics and Speakers include: Introduction: Convergence in Learning - George Siemens, Tony Karrer & Jay Cross The Immernet Singularity - Tony O'Driscoll Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations - Charles Jennings & Andy McGovern – Thomson Reuters Reinventing Organizational Learning - Clark Quinn & Jay Cross Enterprise 2.0,

The Best eLearning Websites to Bookmark

LearnUpon

Whether you need to learn new eLearning skills, or want to give existing course content a boost, these resources will cover everything you need. Delivered in a more relaxed, informal tone, Pugh’s advice is succinct and practical. His vlog provides lots of information via video about starting eLearning projects, creating content and working with eLearning platforms. Articulate E-Learning Heroes Community. Articulate’s E-Learning Heroes E-books. Aurion Learning.

Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning

TalentLMS

What’s so great about augmented learning anyway? Yes, augmented learning is all that and more: enhanced learner experience and achievement. Before you scroll down to see how long this article is, (and whether this is worth your time), know that augmented learning is here to stay. It has the potential for enriching a learning environment and enticing learners for more. You will want to learn how to implement this element in your course. Try Metaio as a beginner.

My Learning Tools

ID Reflections

I just finished reading Harold Jarche’s post: Seek, Sense, Share In the post, he talks about how seeking information, then applying our personal sense-making filters to it, and finally sharing it helps us to see the interconnections, patterns and the larger whole. This is why the process of “seek, sense, share” becomes so important in one’s personal learning and knowledge management. Access to collective wisdom helping me to make sense of all the information flowing endlessly 5.

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#lrnchat - Working (or not) with SMEs

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Many of the #lrnchat regulars are big proponents of informal learning, web2.0, Even those who talk about how our job as learning professionals is changing and MUST change only spoke of how we worked with SMEs in the past. But one glimmer of hope that made me smile was mention of needing "beginner's mind" or shoshin: "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting an Informal M.Ed

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Getting an Informal M.Ed I get to learn what I want to learn! Im putting my beginners mind back on; Ive realized how much I dont know about this stuff. Posted by Cammy Bean at 2:33 PM Labels: informal learning , instructional design 1 comments: Cathy Moore said. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

How Tin Can Compliant LMS Can Help Your Business

ProProfs

If your company is using a Learning Management System (LMS) or is planning to use one, then knowing how Tin Can API works will help you create and manage your trainings better. Tin Can API is basically a set of procedures that allow different learning management systems to communicate with each other. By communicate, we mean that the different systems can easily share learning data between them. 2) Centrally track learning interactions of employees in an LRS.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

How to Select Online Manufacturing Training That’s Right for Your Company

Convergence Training

Click the links below to learn more about how we can help you. Learning Management Systems. In this article, we’re going to try to give you the information you need to make a wise choice when it comes to selecting online manufacturing training. Mobile Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Conversations do matter

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. for beginners. And I realized that Im no longer a beginner. I didnt learn anything new about the technologies or even how they are being used. But what I did learn is how much other people still dont know about this stuff. It confirmed what I have been thinking: that most of the e-Learning and training world out there is still doing the same old same old.

Free L&D webinars for September 2019

Limestone Learning

But it’s always worthwhile to make time for learning, and this month there’s a great selection of free webinars to support you in your business goals. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How the Workforce Learns 2019 (Free for ATD members) The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. Does L&D curate learning? Design learning?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Reminder: Boston & Chicago Articulate/Moodle Seminars This Week

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The seminar will cover: Rapid e-learning design with Articulate Top tips for getting the best out of Articulate Rapid development processes Delivering engaging learning portals with Moodle To learn more and sign up, visit the Kineo website. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

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Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

The coronavirus may have robbed us of face-to-face interaction, but it can’t rob us of learning. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10AM – 11AM PT: From In-Person to Virtual Learning – The Time Is Now! Recognize what type of competency-based learning works to build skills of the future.

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Learning You Can Take to the Bank

CLO Magazine

Although learning is proven to contribute to business success, slashed budgets have put many organizations’ learning efforts on the chopping block, opening the door for blending learning. ” This trend is alarming, given the empirical data that shows organizations have more success when they apply on-the-job training and measure learning impact on job performance. Determine What Really Needs to Be Learned.

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Best Practices for Moving Instructor-Led Training to Webinars and Virtual Classrooms (Live Online Learning)

Convergence Training

Our friend Michelle Ockers has called in an impressive team of learning experts to discuss issues like this in her Learning Uncut Disruption series of podcasts. Read on to learn more about live online learning. What is live online learning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. EdTechTalk Episode #5: Promoting Learning Through.

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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. Then we sat down and talked about “Ten Steps to Complex Learning.&# Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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35+ ID & Elearning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning. In (sort of) alphabetical order*: Always Learning is where Kim Cofino writes about her experiences as a technology coach in international schools. Ashley Chiasson is an instructional design and e-learning consultant. She writes about the experience of working independently and about creating e-learning in Storyline. Quinn is a thought leader in workplace learning.