4 Steps to Measure the ROI of Informal Learning

Allego

The phone calls, text messages, IMs, and emails they send each other when they’re stuck and need help. Reps often incorporate the information into their daily behavior, but rarely document or share these informal talks. This is informal learning. Modern Learning

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Im Mrs. Dalloway Im just back from vacation and still trying to make the transition back into work mode. But I did learn that I am like Mrs. Dalloway. The company you surround yourself with may be shallow, but their effects upon your reality are tremendously deep. Im disturbed to report that Im The Poisonwood Bible.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Im a (K)nitwit! Cold nights coupled with a growing maternal nesting instinct, have forced me to buy some yarn, pull out the needles, and learn how to knit. These infrequent learning events are spaced way too far apart. Ive forgotten most everything I learned the last knitting go-around. Im looking forward to your post on blended quilting!

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What is informal learning, anyway?

The Learning Circuits

First, more importantly, if anyone has a comment on research regarding the effectiveness of informal learning, please attach it to Peter Isackson's comment below. For me, the question is still, what is informal learning? For the sake of effectiveness and clarity, let's have those two conversations in parallel. So, with that "dead elephant" out of the way, what is informal learning, anyway?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Welcome to Creepy Valley - Motion Portrait - 3D Facial Animation | Main | Big Basket of Stuff #2.in » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D Pardon this hodge podge but I have waaayyy too many items to get through them individually and quite frankly the number of tabs I have open is getting a little scary.

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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel

Jay Cross

Feature | Block yuuhey RT @jackiegerstein : mLearnopedia – [link] – blogs, activities, research, resources for mobile learning – #learntrends -4:15 PM Nov 18th, 2009. voicethread, thinkingworlds, inxpo, odijoo, caspian learning, 5 moments of need – #learntrends -3:21 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block TroyBrock @RealEstateZebra Im in the same boat with #googlewave you can go to #learntrends and get in on some waves. -12:46

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, March 15, 2007 Learning Mate Demo Im in search of good examples of cheap but effective e-Learning in the vein of the 21st century designer (web 2.0, Found this Learning Mate demo through the eLearning Guilds Immersive Learning Simulations Report Synopsis. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Learning and Development Glossary

Petra Mayer

Therefore, the idea of this blog is to provide an easy reference around the varied concepts in learning and development. Take this as your Learning and Development Glossary, if you may, to stay up-to-date with the times. Agile Learning. Asynchronous Learning.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. will increasingly have a role in all facets of modern business, and particularly modern business learning.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives by Jim on March 3, 2011 in EHR Training Since the beginning of last year’s health care debate, we’ve all been hearing a lot about Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the promise they hold for saving money and improving patient outcomes.

What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

Today’s enterprise learning strategies require smart solutions that go beyond the capabilities of traditional tools. A Learning Platform empowers L&D departments to drive business growth through their efforts, and a key pillar of this solution is the Learning Management System (LMS). To understand how a Learning Platform will help improve enterprise learning objectives, you must first grasp what an LMS is, why it’s an essential tool, and how to get the most out of it.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. The game has an open platform that allows new details to be constantly added, reflecting lessons learned from a recent mission, for example. Through Project MMOWGLI and games like VBS 2, the military is taking the lead in exploring the potential of games to change the face of learning and research.

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It’s not “to be original&# ) by Jim on January 5, 2011 in eLearning , social learning With the New Year comes new resolutions, and I’ve made an effort (you might even call it a resolution) to have at least one of mine be training related (the others were booked solid). So what did this teach me about learning?

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:15 PM Labels: instructional design , rapid e-learning 44comments: Tony Karrer said. Im gonna go strap some pillows around my head now.

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) by Jim on December 22, 2010 in feedback , marketing The holidays are upon us, which means gifts, family, services… and the end of the fiscal year. So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) by Jim on December 22, 2010 in feedback , marketing The holidays are upon us, which means gifts, family, services… and the end of the fiscal year. So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. " This adage works for me most of the time as Im designing eLearning courses. Right now, Im feeling like just getting to good would be an achievement. Right now, Im proofing a storyboard thats full of endless text bullets and boring software demos with no interactivity -- and theres really nothing I can do about it. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&# Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&# Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. They might refer to theory, but they dont get bogged down in it: e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning by Michael Allen Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp Last May, I started a bit of a list in this post: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. Certainly Work Literacy has a learning and performance focus and is a passion of mine. The Business Case for Social Learning. learning. Im looking for the Why?

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes.

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Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Games seem like a really cool way to add some fun to learning and seem to pose little or no risk to the learning outcome. Fortunately, the question Why persists, and I am beginning to better understand why (and how) we should incorporate games in learning. To be effective the game must make work seem like play.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I havent signed up anywhere, I havent taken part in any of the sessions, but Im like a moth drawn to the flame: as I peer in on all the conversation beginning to happen, I cant help but join in. See Christy Tuckers musings on this topic: Does Learning Grow or is it Built? Cammy, Im glad youre doing the auditing. Or, often, the undefinition of learning.)

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Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. Twitter is where these extraordinary few reside, so leverage the few to learn and to exchange ideas and information.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Learn from this manufacturing group and how they applied these principles to their work place. For design inspiration, I took a few pages out of Karl Kapps book Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. I tried to make more effective use of audio. Im glad youre on board with my ducks! Im particularly thrilled with using scenarios (naturally :).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. My ID education has been completely on the job and informal. Im curious what other folks experiences has been. Im so happy to see you post this up. Im struggling with this right now. Im not on to trying to source another college or university to try out. I really see this type of learning deployment as an add on to other pieces of learning design.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices by Paul on November 24, 2010 in mobile learning , social learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy’s New Role , Terah Shelton explores Best Buy’s then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). I’ve heard plenty of people say, “I love to learn,” though.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices by Paul on November 24, 2010 in mobile learning , social learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy’s New Role , Terah Shelton explores Best Buy’s then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). I’ve heard plenty of people say, “I love to learn,” though.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Im not just thinking about the gadgets and the gizmos that you use or the instructional design "method" behind the process (e.g., Things might get a bit silly with all that snapping, but I bet its effective. How could you do that in an e-learning experience? Ahhh.Facebook as a learning tool! Im delighted that youre finding value in all of my ramblings.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Im struck by why I find this topic so interesting. But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right? Reliability of learning styles test is generally pretty low. Getting an Informal M.Ed

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. I hasten to say that there are other avenues we wish were getting attention, but we realize the following trends have practical priorities for the majority of our clients: Micro Learning — Short learning segments have multiple advantages, but what stands out is their facilitation of getting to specifically needed content very quickly. You can learn more about Michael here.