Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. Training Modalities Stephen tells us at the outset: Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies.

10 Informal Learning Activities to Boost Employee Engagement

KnowledgeAnywhere

When we think of a learning environment, we most often think of a classroom. You might be able to guess some of the formal learning characteristics since you’ve experienced them all in the classroom: A teacher offers the information to the student(s). Specific objectives tell the student what they need to learn by the end of the formal learning course. An exam (or another method) assesses what the student has learned.

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). “ OUR LEARNINGS. THE QUOTE.

A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

Most learning does not happen in a classroom or online. It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology.

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. Understandably, it has a natural impact on corporate e-learning as well. Looking back, we find that we have been consciously striving to practice learning innovation.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries.

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Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

But as we all know, learning is evolving. Today, we keep hearing that formal presentations are out, that it’s all about informal learning, social learning and user-generated content. I think a series of presentation/discussions would be more effective.

How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus are among the social media platforms that almost everyone accesses today. Social media platforms provide informal learning. You can do research and learn from millions of articles available.

A Recipe for Modern Learning: Ingredients for a Deliciously Effective Learning Ecosystem

eThink Education

This guest blog post is written by Edcast , an AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud for Unified Discovery, Knowledge Management and Personalized Learning. A Recipe for Modern Learning. We are deep into the learning revolution. Long live the new learning ecosystem.

Pressure, Linkedin, Communities, Twitter, & Impromptu Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

LinkedIn traffic grows - cnet. Market researcher ComScore reported that LinkedIn's unique visitors rose to 7.7 And not only are more people visiting LinkedIn, but they're hanging around longer as well. A few other communities Tony has helped build: Judy Brown - Mobile 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. You see, we love learning. Hence the learning experience suffers – even for the lurkers.

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I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? So too are our personal learning networks. We all recognize Internet search as one way we find information.

Give Learners a Voice by Incorporating Social Learning

Adobe Captivate

If you’re a fan of Adobe Captivate Prime, you may be aware of the new social learning features that were just released. Social learning is an important developing aspect of the learning technology industry. See this article on blended learning.

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How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

Your Training Edge

Despite spending billions of dollars on training programs, many companies have not been realizing significant ROIs, mainly because within a year employees forget 90 percent of what they learn. MOOCs and a plethora of new technology-enabled learning tools have improved training content in all environments. Better Learning Formats. Social and Mobile Learning. Credentials and Informal Learning.

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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. Informal does not mean undesigned.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

It won’t replace your program, but it could be an effective supplement and result in better training transfer and recall. 2017 Workplace Learning Report. This is LinkedIn’s annual report on learning in the workplace. Learn more.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. Twitter is where these extraordinary few reside, so leverage the few to learn and to exchange ideas and information.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections. People in your network become the portals to knowledge, opportunity, and information you might not find on your own.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Not only does the site possess an “army of amateur editors” able to synthesize information quickly, but it also provides the easily accessible background knowledge, in the form of wikilinks, that non-expert readers crave.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

Like many visitors, I paid a few Euros to rent a portable audio player to learn about the museum’s architecture and its architect, Frank Gehry. It was an ideal model for integrating a structured yet informal learning paradigm. See Your Brain On 3D Learning for more on this topic.

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of.

Dashe & Thomson

It’s important to remember, though, that Wikileaks is essentially a non-profit news organization, not a tool for sharing information across and among users. My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them.

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If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us

Dashe & Thomson

It’s important to remember, though, that Wikileaks is essentially a non-profit news organization, not a tool for sharing information across and among users. My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them.

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Why Soft Skills are Critical to the Success of a Learning and Development Professional

Your Training Edge

This is where the Learning and Development professionals come in. A LinkedIn study found that 58% of the hiring managers believe that the lack of soft skills in candidates is limiting their companies’ productivity. Base decisions on incomplete information. LinkedIN: [link].

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Promoting Social Learning

eLearning Blender

You've got the cool new informal or social learning tool up and ready to go now you're ready for the masses to arrive and start using it. Then comes the harsh reality that it is hard work promoting the use of informal or social media tools within an organization. I come across so much information conveying how effective social media/web 2.0/informal learning is the wave of the future in instructional design.

Microsoft So.cl: An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning

Upside Learning

It is described as “an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.” distinguishes itself by focusing on learning and education.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices.

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How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices.

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On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

These digital learning environments and the technology-enabled learning tools that power them are making training more engaging, more relevant, and as a result, more effective. Tin Can is an API specifically for learning activities.

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What L&D Professionals Should Know About Tin Can API

Upside Learning

Ever since I first heard about the Tin Can API, I launched a full-fledged quest to learn and understand as much as I could about this development which was hailed by many in the elearning fraternity as a game-changer. How did I learn about the Tin Can API. Learning happens everywhere!

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Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer

G-Cube

Technology has made training and learning more accessible and learner-friendly. Even as more and more organizations are leaning towards self-paced learning, Corporate Trainers are also changing their roles and teaching philosophies to suit the needs of the modern learners. e-Learning

Increasing Use Of Employee Training Software With The Spread Of Digitization

G-Cube

E-learning has evolved as the most significant tool to address these business challenges. Training a workforce spread across different geographical locations poses a daunting challenge on several aspects including coordinating and maintaining a comprehensive learning experience for learners.

Why do learners want to learn on the mobile?

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 9 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 1 mLearning is on the rise and will be. Here, we have compiled the top four reasons of why learners want to learn on their mobiles: Mobile Learning – Why Learners want to learn on the mobile.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Like many enterprise learning companies, we are actively brainstorming ways to incorporate collaborative Web 2.0 technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

Video of the month: April 2019

Clear Lessons

The most effective way of building talent and developing teams is to get out of the way. Nigel Paine is the former Head of Training & Development at the BBC, where he built one of the most successful learning and development operations in the UK. Charity Learning Consortium. .

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

Dashe & Thomson

We frequently cite a study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which demonstrated that approximately 70% of all on-the-job learning is done informally, through employee-driven initiative, and through employee-to-employee knowledge transfers.