5 Ways Informal Learning Gets Learners Engaged and Excited

Docebo

Informal learning encourages learning in the flow of work – here are 5 ways to help you make it happen. A recent report by the Conference Board of Canada found that 62% of learning activity in Canadian workplaces is informal, compared with only 38% formal learning.

History of Informal Learning: the Early Years

The E-Learning Curve

The emergence of digital / digitisation / digitalization is forcing organisations to rethink and evaluate how workers learn and how to support effective performance. How do people learn? What accounts for the upswing in interest in informal learning?

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

This is the same way lots of animals learn (bear with me – no pun intended). Wacky but completely true (there is a great article here if you are curious to learn more) – it also highlights well the connection between training and rewards. Rolling out Informal Learning.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE).

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general.

Can Bill Gates Lead the Informal Learning Revolution?

Dashe & Thomson

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Julie Dirksen , an instructional designer from Minneapolis, give a presentation on the use of games in learning. As a member of the adult learning community, however, it was Gates’ $2.5

Improve Sales Performance with Bite-Sized Content, Reinforcement, and Informal Learning

Allego

In Part 1 of this series summarizing Allego’s webinar: 5 Modern Learning Principles To Drive Higher Sales Performance , we examined ways to make sales learning content more personalized, as well as easier and faster to create (Principles #1 and #2). Bite-sized and Continuous Learning.

eLearning Cyclops: Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally.

eLearning Cyclops

Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally Assess Its Impact #LCBQ. This months Big Question at Learning Circuits is regarding assessing the impact of informal learning. Or more specifically: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? I am employed as an e-Learning Designer in Baltimore, MD.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. 2006) Informal Learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance.

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The new informal learning - supporting and facilitating messy learning

Logicearth

This blog is about embracing modern approaches to learning to drive business improvement. Companies who embrace modern approaches to workplace learning initiatives also receive a substantial boost to productivity, better employee retention, and improved quality. Digital content wizard

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Future of Corporate Learning

Learnnovators

Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. The post INFOGRAPHIC: The Future of Corporate Learning appeared first on Learnnovators. Designed by our Guest Blogger, Arun Pradhan.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The Class” – parody of The Office - Digital Ethnography , February 7, 2010. Informal learning from the horse’s mouth - Informal Learning , February 3, 2010. Excellent Technical Resource for Mobile Learning - Workplace Learning Today , February 9, 2010. SharePoint Social Learning Experience - eLearning Technology , February 1, 2010. Tags: General Informal Learning

INFOGRAPHIC: Design Thinking for Human-Centered Learning

Learnnovators

A co-design process to focus on the learner and create human centered learning solutions. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. The post INFOGRAPHIC: Design Thinking for Human-Centered Learning appeared first on Learnnovators.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with e's

To me it resembles a global digital tribe. Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. The global digital tribe has many smaller sub-sets we can call clans. Finally, learning should be situated.

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6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals.

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Top Tips To Boost Your Learning

Learnnovators

Work smarter and make learning stick with these eight simple techniques. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. The post INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Top Tips To Boost Your Learning appeared first on Learnnovators.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning.

INFOGRAPHIC: Heroic Journeys To High Performance

Learnnovators

What does 70:20:10 & continuous learning have to do with Sherlock Holmes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter and other heroic fictional characters? Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives.

INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Facts About Mindset In Learning

Learnnovators

Mindset is an often ignored yet crucial factor in learning. Here are three well established aspects of mindset in learning, and each is supported with tips for learning designers to make the most of them. INTEREST DRIVES LEARNING.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Dion Hinchcliffe in “ What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? “, mentions working out loud as one of the “ genuinely transformative new digital skills ”, and as seen in the diagram below, it heads the list of critical skills for a digital workforce.

eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun

Learnnovators

When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning solutions for decades and the industry behind them has helped many, including myself, feed our families.

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Creating a Leaderboard in Storyline Using Tin Can API

Learnnovators

With the help of ‘tincan.js’, we sent the score from Storyline to a Learning Record Store (LRS) using JavaScript, and we received data back from the LRS into the Storyline course. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of gamifying a course? Points? Badges? Scores? Levels?

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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Curation: Making Sense of Digital Information

The Performance Improvement Blog

So much information; so little time. Technology allows consumers of information to also be curators of information. We can use technology to select, organize, present, and evolve the information that we need. Aggregators of online information, such as Scoop.it

INFOGRAPHIC: High Performance Learning Ecosystems

Learnnovators

I’ve previously written about the need to design learning & high performance ecosystems here , and have been reflecting on some common ingredients for effective ones. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects.

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Future of Higher Education – Digital Textbooks and Courses

MagicBox Blog

Prominence of technology in schools, colleges and universities has reached new dimensions with the adoption of new technologies like artificial intelligence, gamification, mobile learning and more. Universities are also benefiting from technology as they are able to adopt elearning trends such as contextual learning, two-way conversational learning, using video as a means of informative content, and enhancing use of all available data.

The 70:20:10 Lens

Learnnovators

For example, we needn’t assign 70% of our time, effort and money on OTJ interventions, 20% on social learning, and 10% on formal training. Similarly, we shouldn’t mandate that our target audience aligns its learning activity according to these proportions.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,

The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style

Learnnovators

What’s your learning style? It’s a hard choice, especially since according to one comprehensive study there are over 71 learning styles from a range of different models. The good news is that there is a powerful secret behind your learning style. Want to learn bollywood dancing?

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006).

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How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ How can L&D support social learning?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider.

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