Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. This 70:20:10 breakdown has since been supported by subsequent research , though sometimes the ratio is represented as 80:20 to reflect informal learning and formal training respectively.

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. This 70:20:10 breakdown has since been supported by subsequent research , though sometimes the ratio is represented as 80:20 to reflect informal learning and formal training respectively.

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Andrew Townsend Responds to #AskMeMonday Discussing Video Framing

eLearning Brothers

You may think this works if you need to put information next to your subject, and this can be true. The post Andrew Townsend Responds to #AskMeMonday Discussing Video Framing appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Watching videos can bring out emotions in us.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). In addition to profiles and blogs, I would also suggest facilitating an open discussion forum.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

As discussed. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. Social learning can increase engagement, stimulate discussion, and establish credibility in. complements recent OTS courses and then meet to discuss their observations.

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?

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!

Gyrus

The corporate training world often questions and evaluates the concept of incorporating informal learning. The question always arises whether informal learning can be added to the formal learning and if so, how both can be combined together. Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, and unplanned way to learn and gain knowledge, whereas formal learning is delivered in a systematic, intentional way with a reporting and evaluation process.

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).

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.

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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.

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.

‘Discussion forum': don’t let the name of the tool put you on the wrong learning design track

The eLearning Nomad

They’re usually called discussion forums or discussion boards and are the most commonly used tool for answering questions as well as for any conversations we have in an online learning space. To keep with the name, discussion forums are generally used for a discussion activity.

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.

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.

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informal_learning.

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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.).

Why you should start measuring informal learning today

Docebo

That most organizations simply don’t have a mechanism in place for measuring the ROI of informal and social learning in the workplace is more than just a matter of being “behind the times.”. But now, organizations are coming to terms with the fact that people learn more of what they need to be effective at their job through informal, on-the-job and coaching channels than they do through more formal means. Who do people most often turn to for information?

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

Analyse the pre-information of your chosen mooc to ensure it will give you what you need. Sometimes they’re informative, so take notice. Participate actively in the discussion forum. Concentrate your discussion activity on only one or two threads each week.

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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.

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?

Common Myths about e-Learning

Origin Learning

e-Learning is just for information technology. Another common myth about e-Learning is that it is only for information technology related learning. e-Learning lacks discussion and interaction scenarios. Gone are the days when class room training was the only way to learn.

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.

Discussion Groups in eLearning: Why it Matters?

ProProfs

In the world of online learning, discussion groups, discussion boards, discussion forums or threaded discussions are of vital importance. A discussion forum offers a place to instructor-to-learner and student-to-student interaction to take place.

Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!

ID Reflections

Don't settle for information, demand insight!" The first few weeks here, I did not fully appreciate the depth of this message till I came across the following video by Nick Milton of Knoco.com discussing data, information and knowledge. In daily life, discussions help.

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Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective

G-Cube

But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. To employ appropriate strategies, we first need to identify the potential contributors of information overload for a group of learners and then proceed accordingly. Quantity of Information.

21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]

Pract.us

But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs. This video offers 21 different kinds of informal learning that we engage in every day. Informal coaching. Informal feedback.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. Informal Learning Environment.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). An open discussion forum , and. Within such a framework, any tool can securely interact with any other tool, passing user IDs and course and role information. It formalises the informal.

Invite to a Discussion

Kapp Notes

For more information about the event, please contact Kate Hendrick, director of marketing at VenueGen by phone at 919-228-4995, by email at khendrick@venuegen.com, or via Twitter at @VenueGen. Join Tony O’Driscoll and I as we up to share our ideas and thoughts about immersive e-learning environments. In a free, limited-seat virtual event March 30 at 11 a.m. EST in VenueGen.

CIOs, Here Are 3 Innovative Information Tools You Need to Watch

Inkling

From operations to marketing to HR, the way people access and share information in your company plays a large part in whether you’re leading or trailing the competition. The traditional ways of sharing information in a company—paper printouts, binders, PDFs—are difficult to monitor, often impossible to search through, and a hassle to update. Analytics is all about informing fact-based decisions with insights collected from data.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. The discussion that evolved has been one of the most insightful for me and I thought it should be shared with those who may not at present be a part of the T&D group on LinkedIn. Gather and compile this information for reporting purposes.

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips

Trivantis

Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization?

Just enough information to permit practice and no more

Clive on Learning

We were discussing the all-too-common tendency to over-teach and under-practise in formal workplace learning interventions.Here's how one of the participants in the meeting summarised how the principle should read: Provide just enough information to allow the learner to practise and no more I'm really taken with this. I was at a client meeting the other day at which we were agreeing principles that would act as a foundation to their l&d strategy.

How to Make Informal Learning Work for a Distributed Sales Team

Pract.us

But there are a few elements of structure that you can weave into your team’s daily schedule to help you track, direct, and support their informal learning so it becomes even more effective for helping reps hit their targets. It’s hard to get a distributed team the training it needs.

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

The pre-information on the Coursera site was useful, the promotional video was informative, and both were reinforced by a welcome email upon registration. With 42,000 participants, it was inevitable that the discussion forum would be swamped.

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Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Social learning has been touted by a brave few for a long time – Jane Bozarth and Jay Cross are two big names who’ve been beating the social learning and informal learning drum for the past few years. EST to discuss the three articles.

7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy

eFront

Informal learning is impromptu. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips to use informal learning into your training strategy. How To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate Training Strategy. Informal learning is usually initiated by the learner.

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language. So when learners received instruction informally, they performed better later on.