The Importance of Informal Learning at the Workplace

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine ‘informal learning’ and see how it can play a major role in modern workplace learning. Understanding Informal Learning? This is a good example of informal learning. Benefits of Informal Learning at the Workplace.

Book by Dan Bixby on Product Training

Work Learning

Too often, product training is based on the false assumption that sales people and customer service reps simply need to be fed information about product features and benefits. Fortunately, Dan Bixby has come along and written a book to help design product training that actually works.

Five New L&D Books To Check Out

The eLearning Coach

As our industry transforms to meet the needs of the 21st century workplace, one of the best ways to stay informed is through the latest books relevant to our field. You will probably find at least one book from this list that will improve your understanding and increase your chances of being effective at work. Book Reviews

Book Review: Performance-Focused Smile Sheets

Experiencing eLearning

How much useful information do you really get from those forms? Will Thalheimer’s book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets changes that by giving guidelines and example questions for effective evaluations. The book is available on Amazon and on SmileSheets.com.

Learning in 3D Book Information

Kapp Notes

This book also offers an ideal resource for those responsible for teaching the next generation of learning on the Internet. It describes how learning needs to be adapted to 3D environments and includes the tools that learning and development professionals will need in order to advance 3D learning within their organizations. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Tags: book

Join the Club … the Book Club, That Is

CLO Magazine

As professional development programs focus more on giving learners exactly what they need to know in the shortest amount of time, it may come as a surprise that traditional books, the kind with a few hundred pages, are welcomed by employees as part of their professional development.

A Book to Elevate Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

Pull up your sleeves everyone, it’s time to Elevate Your Captivate 8 knowledge with Diane Elkins’ new book, E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8. . Be the first to get this book before it’s available on Amazon. A book as cool as the new Captivate 8 update.

LMS Discovery Call – Book Excerpt (my book)

eLearning 24-7

As with any good book these days that are available for purchase as e-books, the idea of an “excerpt” usually a chapter from the book or at least a portion of a chapter is presented as a “preview” for the book itself. On the book itself will be published in Q4 2016. . There is no reason to provide such information. A bad salesperson will try to extract that information.

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LMS Discovery Call – Book Excerpt (my book)

eLearning 24-7

As with any good book these days that are available for purchase as e-books, the idea of an “excerpt” usually a chapter from the book or at least a portion of a chapter is presented as a “preview” for the book itself. On the book itself will be published in Q4 2016. . There is no reason to provide such information. A bad salesperson will try to extract that information.

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Play to Learn! (Book Tour Stop)

Learning Visions

In fact, one of my favorite ID-books back in 2007 was Karl Kapp's "Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning." So, if gaming is on your dance card these days and you're looking for some tips on how to get started and what to do, be sure to add this book to your required reading list!

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Book Publication Day!!

Work Learning

I thought the field needed a book that would specify the fundamental learning factors that should be baked into every learning design. How The Smile-Sheet Book Got its Start. In my BIG book, I wrote hundreds of paragraphs on learning measurement. Wow!! I almost can't believe it.

A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about? Really interesting information.

Gamification Books

Kapp Notes

Here are some books that can be read that discuss different elements of “Gamification.&#. This book primarily focuses on massively multiplayer online role play games (MMORPGs) and is focused toward a business audience. This book covers game-based engagement methodologies through the perspective of marketing. The book spends a lot of time describing how companies can create “games” to attract and, more importantly, retain customers.

Inspiration trumps information

Clive on Learning

At Learning Technologies 2014 , Reed Learning were giving out copies of The Little Book of Inspiration. Focus on imparting high volumes of abstract information and all you will achieve is a demotivated, befuddled group of learners.

Book review: Corporate universities. Drivers of the learning organization

Challenge to Learn

In this book Martyn and his co-writers give a great example of the Metropolitan Opera. The book focuses on the role a corporate university can (must) play in this kind of processes. . I do like this book but there is a but. For more information see the easygenerator website.

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers , I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading. Here are 20+ more books suggested by others. This book was positively reviewed in Educa tion Review. Other Books.

ATD 2018: A Conference for the Books

Litmos

He effortlessly captured the attention of the audience with an energized, engaging and informative session on how you can move your L&D function beyond buzzwords and shift your focus to the realities of modern learning.

Information Design Handbook: Book Review

The eLearning Coach

Step outside of the eLearning zone with the Information Design Handbook. Post from: The eLearning Coach Information Design Handbook: Book Review. Tags: BOOK REVIEWS information design It gets a thumbs-up review.

Book Review: Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner

Experiencing eLearning

This is a great book for those who are just getting started with training. People switching careers into training or instructional design from another field would also find a wealth of information. This book is heavy on the practical, day-to-day considerations of creating training.

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Evidence-Informed Practice

The Peformance Improvement

Some nonprofit organizations, in an effort to improve outcomes for their clients and to be more accountable for results, are applying an “evidence-informed practice” approach to their work. Both of these common ways of thinking are barriers to evidence-informed practice.

Book Review: Curate This! by Steve Rosenbaum

David Kelly

I find it to be a critical need in an age of ever-increasing information, and I think it’s an incredible opportunity for those that work in the field of education, be it in an academic or organizational setting. That’s where this book comes in. About the Book.

Coming Soon: The Accidental Instructional Designer (The Book!)

Learning Visions

I accidentally wrote a book! It''s a book packed full of tips and ideas and inspiration for taking your eLearning design practice from an accidental path to one of purpose, passion, and intention. Information coming soon on pre-orders from Amazon. Hey, guess what?

Book Review: Learning Articulate Storyline

Spark Your Interest

I recently read the book Learning Articulate Storyline by Stephanie Harnett. I’ve always admired Stephanie’s work and was excited to see how she approached her book. There are exercises to follow along step by step with the flow of the book, which was nice.

Leveraging Informal Learning Methods

LearnDash

But what about informal learning? By definition, informal learning is an unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu way that many people learn today. Informal learning is growing because it is usually efficient, autonomous, relevant, accessible, and flexible.

Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. This popular book features examples and case studies from many industries and education. Review : “If I had to recommend just one book it would be Make It Stick by Brown, Roediger and McDaniel.” –.

The Top 7 E-books of 2016 on Instructional Design

CommLab India

This blog will give a brief overview of the top 7 e-books on instructional design released in 2016. The latest edition of this e-book contains both basic and advanced information to help instructional designers. This e-book will tell you how you can get it right.

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. Through his experience, he’s recognized the power of informal learning and has helped his clients take advantage of it. Informal learning happens when people chat about their experiences or ask someone a question. Informal coaching.

Guided Informal Learning for Sales Teams

Pract.us

How do you translate what they learn in books and classes to the field? A bottom-up approach to training called Guided Informal Learning may help you find the answer. For the vast majority of us, good sales books and great courses did not instantly morph us into sales dynamos.

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Review of Clark Quinn’s New Book: Revolutionize Learning and Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age.

Work Learning

With publication of his new book, Revolutionize Learning and Development, Clark shares his unbridled passion for our field. His book is a cross between a furious Charles Bukowski poem and a winding Jack Kerouac road trip. Criticism: There’s one thing that I regret about the book.

Top 12 Books Every L&D Manager Needs to Read!

Growth Engineering

We’re going to navigate you through the latter and point you in the direction of the best L&D books! How We Learn: Throw out the rule book and unlock your brain’s potential’. As employee engagement experts with a penchant for gamification , we can’t recommend this book enough!

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. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. Informal Learning Just Jay

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, you’ve found the right post. This is a compilation and update of my previous book list and review posts. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Four: Interesting

Kapp Notes

In the book tour we had some interesting stops but a few stops were missed as well. Day Sixteen Gordon Snyder's at Information & Communications Technology Blog brought in the interesting idea of Cyberbullies in a virtual world and the impact they can have and did have on a young girl and the tragic results. Day Eighteen Bart Pursel at Virtual Learning Worlds wrote an indepth post describing three area of virtual worlds: User Interfaces, Informal Learning and Characters.

Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?

Challenge to Learn

I have read the book from Michael Allen ( and Richard Sites) with a lot of interest and it is a book that I can recommend to read, it does explain the why and the how of the approach and it contains a lot of practical stuff like examples and check list that will help you get started.

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Action mapping book now available

Making Change

My new book, Map It , is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon sites around the world. The book walks you through action mapping in way more depth than I’ve been able to use in this blog. It’s as entertaining as it is informative.

4 Must-Have Books for Learning Game Designers

Knowledge Guru

This week, we’re going to focus on the “old school” information resource: books. The Knowledge Guru team is always reading up on games and gamification, so we thought we’d curate some of the best books for anyone interested in learning game design.

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Ta-da. Book 2 is out!

Patti Shank

Yesterday I uploaded the second book in the Make It Learnable series to Amazon. Except when I was working on the feedback research and information. I learned a lot while writing the book. It's available in print and Kindle and should be available internationally.