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). But placements are very rich environments with many unique opportunities to learn.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). These components work in tandem with the LMS and system reports, which in turn comprise the core components of the Formal Learning Environment (FLE). It formalises the informal.

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Much of our learning is informal and happens online.

The Link Between the Employees’ Trust and a Better Work Environment

Your Training Edge

Among them all, we have to single out trust as the focal point of all good work environments. An informed decision on any issue regarding your employees should be reached after taking into account multiple angles. There is a key link that is missing in many modern companies.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. into the learner’s daily environment. After the course provides information on planning the work and an activity. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success.

4 Guiding Principles for Building Trust in Perpetual Learning Environments

InSync Training

Now more than ever we live in perpetual learning environments. In every waking moment, we are taking in and processing information – learning perpetually.

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


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.

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Informal learning is democratic schooling that is driven by learner’s affection and motivation. We advise you to read about these tips for informal Learning and use them in your project. Work on connecting a corporate environment with learning subjects.

As virtual environments merge

Moodle Journal

The effect of this is producing not only a merging of the two virtual environments, but also my two blogs it would seem, and so I post a link to this latest article on Shimmer-Island from here.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

little emphasis on creating an environment in which. Diagnose: Sue has a general idea of what she needs to improve, but she knows she needs to get more information to better diagnose and understand her skill gaps. environment which systematically. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE.

Article Review: “Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More”

The right environment can make progress much easier. Environment Often matters More” that success may come less from your soul than your surroundings. Environment can be a secret weapon in encouraging positive habits.

Bite-sized eLearning in a Call Center Environment

eLearning Brothers

Needless to say, call centers maintain a fast pace and ever changing environment more often than not. This type of training is perfect for a fast, dynamic work environment that needs employees to learn new information at a moment’s notice. Believe it!

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning


Along with providing a safe and healthy work environment to employees, there is also lot of public and government pressure on organizations to go about conducting their business in a sustainable manner – so as to create least or zero negative impact on the environment and community they operate in.

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?

Advantages of Informal Learning for Organizations


For organizations interested in promoting employee growth, a mix of formal with informal education methods may be the key to success. Informal learning refers to the spontaneous, ad-hoc learning most of us engage in every day when we feed our curiosity or explore answers to questions provoked by our environment. This may seem mundane, but some educators estimate that as much as 80 or 90% of the information we learn happens in this casual, unstructured way.

2 Simple Steps to Create a Minimalist eLearning Environment


Some administrators cram eLearning programs full of more information than any human can absorb, process and recall. The task of eLearning involves capturing a subject area and giving learners the information and tools they need to understand it.

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. Even though informal learning has been around for as long as we humans have been, the use of the term ‘Informal Learning’ in corporate has grown significantly in the last 5-8 years.

Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training


Basically, through a network of neurons, sensory information is transmitted by synapses along the neural pathway and stored temporarily in short-term memory, a highly volatile region of the brain that acts like a receiving center for the flood of sensory information we encounter in our daily lives.

Immersive training with 360° learning environments


Virtual Reality provides an entirely computer-generated environment for the learner to step into. By tracking the learner’s movements the VR application allows learners to look and move around the virtual environment, interacting with virtual objects and people as they would do in real life.

Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences


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?

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning


To get it out of their heads, we need to shift our approach by making traditional formal training more flexible by incorporating more informal learning. Rolling out Informal Learning. Before take a deeper look at informal learning, let’s look at how we learn.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace


How to help build informal learning habits in your office. While many organizations turn to various formal learning courses, they should also consider the benefits of informal learning. However, informal learning can have many benefits for businesses and individuals alike.

8 Tips To Minimize Distractions In Social Learning Environments


In this article, we’ll share 8 tips on how to make the social learning environment most effective. Minimize Distractions In The Social Learning Environment. Ideally, each activity in the social learning environment should tie into a specific objective , goal, or desired outcome.

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!


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.

Formal vs. Informal Learning Explained


The opportunity for higher quality gains is in informal learning. I have touched on informal learning before as we are seeing it grow in popularity in modern organizations. In general, informal learning refers to things like: Asking colleagues how to do something.

Create Autonomy in Gamification and Other Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

An environment which encourages autonomy is one where outside pressure is minimal, choices are offered and the goals of the learners are recognized (van Loon, Ros & Martens, 2012). Adding choice into a gamified environment should involve answering these five questions.

4 Traits of a Positive Work Environment


Creating A Positive Work Environment. Unfortunately, the office is not always the positive work environment that leads to creativity and success like it should be. Many aspects of a work environment create disgruntled employees. How to Improve Work Environment for Employees.

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! Informal learning. Informal learning can take place at any time, completely unannounced. Informal learning on the other hand is like riding a bike.

Is it Possible to Manage Informal Learning?

Most people realize that a huge chunk of what we learn at work is informal – conversations with colleagues, experience handling a tough customer, asking someone to show us quickly how to send invoices with the accounting software. Use this information to improve the whole process.

The Performance Environment

Clark Quinn

Now, personal learning environments (PLE) is not a completely new concept, and quite a number of folks contributed their PLEs here. I’ve represented the performance ecosystem in several ways in the past, and that process continues to occur.

Four Obvious Things Organizations Can Do in Virtual Immersive Environments

Kapp Notes

Here are four things organizations can do in 3D virtual immersive environments. Virtual immersive environments provide a space in which a meeting can occur that is engaging and provides opportunities to interact with others. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Your team learns informally all the time. Through his experience, he’s recognized the power of informal learning and has helped his clients take advantage of it. Informal learning happens when people chat about their experiences or ask someone a question. Informal coaching.

Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration

pTotem blog

The Use Of Informal Learning For Startups. Since informal learning comes to 90% of total work-based learning, this is bound to happen. 3 Steps To Develop An Informal Learning Strategy. Informal Learning In The Startup Environment.

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! Informal learning. Informal learning can take place at any time, completely unannounced. Informal learning on the other hand is like riding a bike.

Principles for Designing 3D Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

In yesterday’s Train for Success in-world seminar, I was asked about the principles for effective design for 3D learning experiences, here is the list of principles that can be applied to make a 3D Learning Environment (3DLE) successful.

Inform. Remind. Prevent.


You may have even posted information around your workplace encouraging workers to identify and report specific instances. So how do you leverage new training techniques to create a more informed, able workforce? The post Inform.

Five 3D Environments on Your 2D Laptop

Kapp Notes

Here are five products on the market today that allow you to escape the 2D environment of your laptop and add a third dimension to your file structure, navigation and functionality. You can hang photos on your walls and explore 3D spaces with many different environments to choose from.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning?

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Work environment redesign

Jay Cross

See on – Informal & Experiential Learning. The way the workplace is constructed—physically, virtually, and managerially—can have a critical impact on employee productivity, passion, and innovation.