True Definition of ELearning Engagement


If you do a quick search you will find a variety of definitions for elearning course engagement. Quizzes are natural interaction components, but so are simple items like “hot spots” (hovering your mouse over an item to get more information), and gamification elements.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

JITT- Just in Time Training refers to delivering information or training the learner needs when and where they need it. The post eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

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Definition of MicroLearning

Will at Work Learning

I've looked for a good definition of microlearning, but because I couldn't find one, I've created my own. Just-In-Time (Moment-of-Need) Learning Provides information when learners need it to perform a task they are working on.

How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

Visual Lounge

Regardless of your situation, this type of functionality can be helpful, especially when you need to copy information from a file folder or screenshot of a website that typically would require you to spend a significant amount of time retyping all of the text.

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. informal learning

Leveraging Informal Learning Methods


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.

Painting by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s a way of thinking that is founded on statistics, and I maintain it should inform the activities we undertake in other sectors of society such as Learning & Development. The next step up in the pyramid is Information.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer


However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. 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’.

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning


“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. How can we define informal learning? Workers rely most on informal learning. Learning informal learning

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

Dashe & Thomson

By definition a proper noun represents a unique entity (such as London, Jupiter, Barack Obama, or Toyota). Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings. Moreover, informal learning should not be overcomplicated.

Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses


We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge stores, etc. Here are our top 4 tips for designing information-based courses: 1.

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.

Broadening the Definition of Gamification for L&D Professionals

The Learning Circuits

Your definition reminds me of the old folk story that originated in India where a group of people in the dark all touch an elephant to learn what it is like. Not the entire definition of gamification. In almost every legitimate definition of gamification the term “game-based thinking” is used. Serious and knowledgeable individuals like Sebastian Deterding and Amy Jo Kim and other well informed people are passionately for gamification—as properly defined.

Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies – Resources Shared During LINGOs Webinar

David Kelly

On April 17th, I had the privilege of leading a webinar for LINGOs titled Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. The post Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies – Resources Shared During LINGOs Webinar appeared first on David Kelly. This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session.

At the Water Cooler of Learning


Education elearning Formal Learning Future of education future of learning Informal Learning Learning Social Learning Water Cooler Learning adopt and adapt definition of learning formal learning informal learningWe have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance.

‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning


There are of course, many technological challenges to be overcome, but mobile learning is definitely a reality today and especially so for the corporate learner. Instead, small nuggets of information and refreshers work very well.

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Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

The theory states that when people observe a model performing a behavior and the consequences of that behavior, they remember the sequence of events and use this information to guide subsequent behaviors.

Online Training Job Aids: Critical Information Just a Click Away!

CommLab India

With a tap, and a click he is able to find the information he needs without stumbling and mumbling through his interaction with a prospect. Let’s check a few online job aids to help your workforce get the critical numbers, steps, or information they need.

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Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). This means that applications use a common set of verbs (such as GET and POST) and nouns (standard definitions of ‘student,’ ‘course,’ ‘score,’ etc.) It formalises the informal.

Win a Copy - Camtasia Studio 6 - The Definitive Guide

Visual Lounge

And, when he's not busy making screencasts and training people all over the world about how to use Camtasia Studio, he works on his book - _Camtasia Studio 6: The Definitive Guide_. Very useful information. Daniel Park of dappertext has been at it again! Daniel is a professional screencaster (and he use to work at TechSmith making our videos).

Old vs New Ways of Thinking About…

Kapp Notes

Looking at the difference between old and new ways of thinking about knowledge, information, learning, video games and other critical concepts. Informal. Interface and Information are Separate. Information is the Interface. Information Processing. Informal. definition Gadgets Games video games Knowledge Media

The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online

SHIFT eLearning

Psychologists, eLearning professionals and other experts have always been interested in how we consume information online. Receiving and transmitting information are not new to us. Today, "p roviding people with access to more information is not the problem. Information Foragin

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

While everyone’s definition covers this functionality more or less, what is different is the degree of the functionality. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. It even threatens to overtake the blogosphere’s current obsession with gamification.

Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

The short definition of Metacognition is "Thinking about Thinking." Here are some more definitions from a variety of sources. information as cited by Lawanto, 2010) It has also been defined as a process by which the brain organizes and monitors cognitive resources.

Camtasia Studio 7: The Definitive Guide

Visual Lounge

Welcome Camtasia Studio 7: The Definitive Guide. For more information and to download the first six chapters free, visit Daniel's website here. Remember Daniel Park of dappertext ? He is a professional screencaster with over a decade of experience.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

While everyone’s definition covers this functionality more or less, what is different is the degree of the functionality. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. It even threatens to overtake the blogosphere’s current obsession with gamification.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

So the formal training needs to be sustained, and a powerful way of doing that is with an informal learning environment. Now, I don’t mean simply uploading the user guides, but extracting the information and re-purposing it in a structured and meaningful way on-screen.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. By definition, the motivation is not intrinsic and so the participants are relieved of their incentive to continue.

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The paradox of augmented reality

E-Learning Provocateur

While Google Glass has augmented reality capability, it is essentially a wearable computer with which digital information is conveniently presented in front of the wearer’s eye. While I’m on my definitions soapbox, I’ll take this opportunity to point the finger at Star Chart.

A framework for content curation

E-Learning Provocateur

By definition, then, the model can only ever be an approximation of reality; by human error, furthermore, it won’t be as approximate as it could be. Sure, they may be thoughtfully filtered and informatively annotated, but a hotchpotch is a hotchpotch.

March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?

Spark Your Interest

How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? change the balance of formal vs. informal in our organizations?

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

In this section, we focus on how learning has pervaded every sphere of life in a manner that is informal and social. Learning is happening all the time, and by extremely informal means, in and around the organization especially by the Millennials – the Gen Y, that is.

Why “70:20:10” Is Not Enough

Bottom-Line Performance

Our shared experience (things gleaned from others, informal learning we do via social networks, interactions with peers, etc.). Learning takes time, whether we do it informally or formally. In a recent article , Bill Brandon speculates that we’ve hit a tipping point in the workplace.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

I prefer to see MOOCs through the lens of informal learning which values the learning over its bureaucracy. As for big data, there is clearly a lot of potential in using it to inform our practice – if we can access it. Informal first.

Learning goes small, social, savvy

Origin Learning

To put it in Marc’s words: “So the first part of our definition of mobile learning is learning that is available any time and anywhere, and is platform agnostic.” SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud – is in! The landscape of learning is rapidly changing.

Demystifying Working Out Loud


We live in an age of information abundance but lacking in insight and wisdom; it is almost impossible to make sense of it as an individual. I deal with sensitive information and data. Having said that, there may well be data like employees personal information that must be protected.

Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

It’s not going to make the instruction in the course better (you still need instructional design) but it can definitely make it a bit more visually engaging. I also just added information for the free Articulate jam session while I’m in Jacksonville.