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.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

Each referenced valid research but were, themselves, blog posts. He was dismissing the act of blogging as simply a sharing of opinions that had no merit. I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion.

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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.

Research Brief: Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning

Docebo

We know people learn and retain more information through informal channels , on-the-job experience and coaching, but most companies still expect their people to gain the bulk of their knowledge through more formal, structured means. Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning.

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20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark

eLearning Brothers

In our own, considered, humble opinion, we have an awesome blog that every eLearning professional should read. Here are a few blogs that you simply must bookmark and read on a consistent basis: 1. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. https://www.opensesame.com/blog. Social Learning Blog.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. Other times, they neglect to post mission critical information in the new location.

Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences

TalentLMS

Whether you’re short on time, learner motivation, or just need to improve your learning culture, informal eLearning experiences offer a fresh, less rigorous way of thinking about learning. Now, informal learning is no new thing. Why Choose Informal eLearning Experiences?

How to Overcome Information Overload – Interview with Steven W. Anderson

JoomlaLMS

Information overload, also known as "information glut" and "data smog", is a widely known phenomenon caused by an abundance of information that our brain cannot cope with. How to avoid Information overload” book - Steven W. Blog articles

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Tweet, blog, link, bookmark, narrate, and record. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning. Informal Learning Just Jay

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

10 Learning Design Blogs to Draw Inspiration From

Allen Interactions

When searching on Google for "Learning Design Blogs" , a staggering amount of more than 117,000,000 search results appear. With this overwhelming amount of information, it can be very hard to determine which blogs are credible and a valuable use of time to read.

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training

Grovo

As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. In other words, stockpiling information slowed down the process of retrieving it.

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

This blog post covers a recent online conversation I had with an attendee at one of our eLearning Design Essentials workshops. Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces so that human brain can easily digest the new information.

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict.

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

Learnnovators

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. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Articles/Blog Posts.

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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

I list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time. SumTotal Talent Development Blog. Upside Learning Solutions Blog.

Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places

Challenge to Learn

Places that get you started in eLearning or will give you more detailed information. Websites that have independent information on eLearning, tools, communities, things like that. ELearningLearning is an aggregator, this means that they automatically collect posts on eLearning for you from selected eLearning blogs around the world (including this one). I attend many of their conferences and I always report on them through this blog. e-Learning elearning information

Blogging with Freire

Learning with e's

So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? Dialogue is what blogging is really about.

6 Benefits of Informal Learning

TalentLMS

Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. In this article, we’ll share with you the strategies to embed informal learning in your eLearning environment to capitalize on this excellent motivating learning style.

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

I fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? While it took six years to arrive, informal learning has become L&D’s flavor of the day. You nurture informal learning; micro-managing chokes it off.).

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. We have also been constantly sharing our findings and learnings on these with the learning community through our blog posts.

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? QUESTION: How do you know learning on the job is 80% informal?

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?

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

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?

I blog therefore I'm spammed

Learning with e's

Some of the spam comments posted to my blog are amusing. I'm glad I decided to moderate all comments so they don't just automatically appear on my blog. Other spam comments from Anonymous offer fake flattery in the hope that you think they are commenting positively on your blog post.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs.

Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

The study, conducted in March, found that 44% of employees want to see collaborative tools like blogs, forums and wikis developed, while just 32% of HR professionals agree. They also want to keep some sense of control over the information that goes out, lest incorrect or careless information lead to some unintentional catastrophe. As Sharon explored in a blog post a while back , that approach has some problems.

Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs

Upside Learning

We follow a whole lot of blog – most of them focused on the learning, workplace learning, eLearning, and learning technology domain. We have learnt a lot from these blogs and thank all those blog writers for their invaluable insights on various topics. Here is a list of top 47 blogs (in alphabetical order) that Upside Learning team follows. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time…. eLearning Curve Blog.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

Social learning refers to a class of learning, which includes wikis, blogs, screen sharing, podcasting, photo sharing, social bookmarking, collaborative working, social networking, etc. Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

In early May we launched our Learning Game Design Blog on the Knowledge Guru website. The blog has become a great source of information for anyone interested in game based learning and gamification—thanks in large part to an incredibly in-depth blog series by Sharon Boller.

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Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

Visual Lounge

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. Step 5: Assemble your blog video.