Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning

Learningtogo

Workers learn more in the coffee room than in the classroom.” – Jay Cross. While studies vary on the exact percentage, most learning in today’s workplace is informal. In this post, we’ll distinguish between informal and formal learning and explore ways to identify and encourage informal learning within your organization. What is informal learning? How can you design something that is informal?

Informal learning:formal recognition

Learning Cafe

As a result of using either a sophisticated Learning Management System or a simple spreadsheet, we know how to record the outcomes, assessment results etc of formal learning. Learning records are included on our CVs and in this sense are somewhat precious. Formal learning is recognisable and recognised. We are also aware of the value of informal learning; the things we learn from others, through work place and life experiences.

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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%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Learning is social.

Using Mobile to Capture Informal Learning

Growth Engineering

Formal learning has a tendency to be just that – formal – and sometimes it fails to speak to the learner in a way they can identify with. The challenge to provide a regular stream of relevant content makes it tempting to tap the well of informal learning. With informal learning , all of the ‘content’ is tailored by the audience, for the audience. What do we mean when we talk about capturing informal learning?

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? ANSWER: How did you learn to walk and talk? How did you learn to kiss? QUESTION: How can you measure what people learn? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? But hold it, how to you assess the ROI of formal learning? Can informal learning do any worse?

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning ….&#%!? Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning. In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

Introducing: The Engagement Engine

Growth Engineering

Most Learning and Development professionals wouldn’t argue with the fact, so you have to ask yourself why learner engagement is still the biggest issue in training today. An Engagement Engine! To build an Engagement Engine, you need three major components. Gamification : To make the learning more fun. To make sure your Engagement Engine works the way you need it to, you need to pay close attention to the fuel.

What is Informal Learning?

Growth Engineering

According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Even so, at the vast majority of organisations, you’re likely to find that development resources are poured overwhelmingly towards formal learning , which only makes up the remaining 10% of knowledge intake. Informal learning. But in actuality, you’ve probably learned a lot more away from the classroom and in the workplace itself.

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? with Bob Mosher of Learning Guide Solutions, presented by Massachusetts Chapter of ISPI and sponsored by Kineo. 3 domains: formal, informal, performance support. Part of the problem w/training is that people can’t recall – performance support helps you remember and decode what you learned. He’d had lots of training, but he’d never landed a plane without engines. When learning for the first time 2.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

Informal Learning Flow

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Professional learning is increasingly driven by demand, not supply. You decide what you need or want to learn and you go get it when you feel like it. Since you chose your topic rather than being told, you’re more likely to retain information you find. In the realm of informal learning, I learn from David Weinberger, George Siemens, Nancy White, Ross Dawson, Mark Oehlert, Marcia Conner, and dozens of others. Need more information?

INFOGRAPHIC: Formal Learning vs Informal Learning

Growth Engineering

According to the 70:20:10 framework , formal learning accounts for only 10% of what we retain. This means that informal learning makes up 90% of everything we learn! But before you can do that, you need to get a firm grasp of what exactly is meant by formal and informal. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a shiny new infographic on Formal Learning vs Informal Learning !

Informal Learning Blog » Hans Monderman, R.I.P.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Preparation for Oxford Union Debate on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

I’m going to be debating the merits of informal learning with some downright scary competition: Nancy Lewis, who’s probably best known as the champion of IBM’s formidable sales training, and Allison Rossett, who has developed more can-do instructional designers than anyone else on the planet. Social engineering and psychological warfare are more my style.

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Multiply Learning Successes with This Number-Backed, Modern Approach

Docebo

Change as the Cornerstone of Survival: 3 Stats Supporting Modern Learning to Survive in Business. “It It is not necessary to change,” engineer and management consultant Edward Deming once supposedly opined. And relevant, competitive businesses need relevant, competitive learning and development programs which also need to change and grow in order to prosper. Is there value in 70:20:10 learning model? Modern learning’s potential, by the numbers.

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Social Sites, Design, Informal Learning, & Brain Games

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Nine Building Blocks of Social Engineering: Voting. Informal Learning: Directed and Flow Goals. People tend to fall into one of these two camps in terms of how they approach their own learning: Directed Learning Goals – specific focus. Flow Learning Goals – nonspecific, exploratory. See: Learning Goals : eLearning Technology - Tony Karrer. On Directed and Flow Learning Goals - Michele Martin. Java Time.

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How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 learning management approaches that accelerate performance. Moreover, Cross has keynoted such conferences as Online Educa (Berlin), I-KNOW (Austria), Research Innovations in Learning (U.S.),

Informal Learning - Harold Tells Us Where To Put It - Now What

Tony Karrer

Great post by Harold Jarche - Informal Learning and Performance Technology responding to my post - Informal Learning - Let's Get Real. Performance Interventions ** Learning Interventions Instructional Interventions (e.g., What is curious though is that much of the discussion around Informal Learning seems to center on Communities of Practice. Informal learning offers a new array of tools for the learning professional's tool box.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

On the contrary, I think a Learning Management System is a valuable piece of educational technology – particularly in large organisations. It is indispensible for managing registrations, deploying e-learning, marking grades, recording completion statuses, centralising performance agreements and documenting performance appraisals. In other words – and the name gives it away – an LMS is useful for managing learning. I think of informal learning.

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. Our target audience does undertake 70% of its learning on the job, 20% via interacting with others, and 10% off the job (or thereabouts). To me, 70:20:10 is not about engineering the perfect solution.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Essentially the Web is not just evolving gradually as it absorbs the impact of smartphones and social media; it’s changing so radically that it might be better to look at what’s happening as the birth of an entirely new concept of internet interactivity and learning. Search engines, once the gatekeepers to the Web, are giving way to Facebook. What do these little kernels of information tell us? This means information will, by default, need to be increasingly bite sized.

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Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. We couldn’t agree more with Haruki Murakami that “The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” We must learn to be creative.

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14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. What other inspiring quotes on informal & social learning have you come across?

What Is The Difference Between SCORM And Tin Can API?

Origin Learning

SCORM is the most widely used e-learning standard as it allows any SCORM conformant content to be operated with any SCORM conformant LMS and vice versa, thus saving huge amount of resources that would have to be spent on tailoring each piece of content to every different LMS. Tin Can API is like an extrapolation of SCORM that was created when it was realized that a lot of employee learning actually takes place outside the LMS.

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Instructional Designer at Home Depot Covers the Ups and Downs of Technology

Dashe & Thomson

He has also designed learning for the transportation industry and military. Dashe & Thomson is pleased to guest-post this interview on the Social Learning Blog in partnership with Maestro eLearning. What might organizational learning look like 10 years from now? I think that in 10 years organizational learning will be almost unrecognizable. A recent buzzword ringing in our ears is “informal learning.&#

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Superficial tweaks and process re-engineering will no longer serve the purpose. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. I have written before about the perils of having social learning as a bolt on strategy and of automation taking over complicated, process-based work.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Internet Learning Alliance: They were all working independently, decided to work together and practice what they preach. Broaden definition of learning.

7 Mobile Learning Apps You Need to Know About

Growth Engineering

There was a time when trainers were the guardians of knowledge, but since the dawn of the internet, it’s never been easier for learners to forge their own learning paths. Since informal learning is now the future of L&D, learning managers need to rethink their role. They need to act more like learning facilitators and point their learners in the right direction. Here are a few mobile learning apps to help make learning that little bit easier.

Walking to Work or Carrying Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part I.

Dashe & Thomson

Kristin Ford is Owner and President of PC Training Source, an independent consulting firm that specializes in premier learning industry products and services. Kristin has known Dashe & Thomson for many years and is very excited to contribute a two-part guest post to the Social Learning Blog. When you learn something – what is most important to you? We no longer need to memorize and just “know” pieces of information.

14 INCREDIBLE INFORMAL & SOCIAL LEARNING QUOTES

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. 2008) THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. Marcia Conner ( The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media ).

Blended Learning is Splendid Learning

Growth Engineering

What is Blended Learning. Whatever you want to call it, the definition of blended learning is easy to grasp – it combines online learning and face-to-face training to get the best of both worlds. Training managers are still getting to grips with the pros and cons of blended learning. The great thing is that the learning community is in debate. The arrival of blended learning has forced it to consider the place of technology in the classroom.

What is the 70 20 10 Model?

Growth Engineering

Learning is a lot like cake! These special numbers are the perfect mix of informal and formal learning (2 parts informal learning, 1 part formal training to be exact!). This learning and development formula was developed by Morgan McCall and the Centre for Creative Leadership. 70 20 10 is based on McCall’s research which found a whopping 70% of learning comes from on-the-job experience and 20% from developmental relationships.

New Social Learning White Paper

Growth Engineering

So you’ve heard that informal learning accounts for 90% of workplace learning – now what? Never fear, because the answers you seek can be found in our brand new social learning white paper – Social is Super: How Online Learning Can Embrace the 70:20:10 Model. This comprehensive 25-page guide covers everything you need to know about social and informal learning. Among other things, you’ll find out about: Why you need an informal learning strategy.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

On the contrary, I think a Learning Management System is a valuable piece of educational technology – particularly in large organisations. It is indispensible for managing registrations, deploying e-learning, marking grades, recording completion statuses, centralising performance agreements and documenting performance appraisals. In other words – and the name gives it away – an LMS is useful for managing learning. I think of informal learning.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? Tutorials, scenario-based learning, practice and feedback, and problem-solving strategies were identified as typical. Many call it informal.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Tweet A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? Tutorials, scenario-based learning, practice and feedback, and problem-solving strategies were identified as typical. Many call it informal.

Why You Need Learner-Generated Content

Growth Engineering

It sometimes feels like you spend all of your time creating learning material and by the time you’ve rolled out something new, you discover that you’ve got a bunch of existing content to update. Your learners are your most valuable asset, especially when you have a social learning platform. As we all know, engagement is the lifeblood of a successful learning programme. Informal learning on the Academy LMS.

DoceboInspire – Champions Of The Past

Docebo

Learn From Last Year’s DoceboInspire Learning Award Winners and Get Excited for the Future! The world of learning is constantly evolving. Docebo has consistently been on the precipice of that change, making sure our technology helps our customers develop innovative learning solutions. This year’s 2018 DoceboInspire is lucky to have previous winners from last year’s learning awards providing their insights on two illuminating topics.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Why Mobile Learning The strongest Value Proposition for mobile learning comes from connecting people with ideas, information, and each other—anytime, anywhere! Ten years back, Clark Quinn’s statement about mobile learning seemed wishful thinking. Today, mobile learning is no longer a buzzword. Information explosion across all spheres and domains 5. Examples of mobile learning implementation: 1. Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips.

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