How to Exercise More Influence

CLO Magazine

She observed that Wozniak would probably enjoy the opportunity to speak with Bradford, joking that he’d welcome a kindred spirit from the information technology world in a room full of lawyers. Even the best managers can fall into the trap of defining influence as something they do to someone else to get what they want. More than ever before, people in today’s organizations know when self-serving tactics and techniques are being used to influence them.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


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.

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Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

Most people working in the knowledge economy want to create their own personal learning environments with tools that suit the way they work, gather information, and learn.

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.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. The bad news is that exercise has little impact if it does not replace time sitting.

7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy


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.

10 Informal Learning Activities to Boost Employee Engagement


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). The Informal learning theory describes learning that is unstructured and encourages self-directed education, which we can continue long beyond our high school and university years without ever setting foot in a classroom again. Flows with Daily Life : Many informal learning activities are a part of daily life.

A framework for content curation

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, they may be thoughtfully filtered and informatively annotated, but a hotchpotch is a hotchpotch. It’s worth remembering that education is not the provision of information; it is sense making. For example, it may inform the sequence of an online course. (In

Analogies are like Informal Mnemonics

Bottom-Line Performance

This exercise for using analogies in instructor-led training suggests you provide a variety of impetus materials and ask learners to create their own analogies. Lacking either of those skills, the analogy exercise is bound to be at least ineffective, and perhaps even harmful. Analogies have been a source of great amusement for me this past wee k. Analogies can be very helpful in learning, if they’re used correctly.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Where professional interests coincided, we exercised tremendous care to ensure company secrets remained safe. Connections are virtually all informal, put in place one relationship at a time by mutual agreement between two individuals.

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? What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. We all recognize Internet search as one way we find information.

Painting by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s a way of thinking that is founded on statistics, and I maintain it should inform the activities we undertake in other sectors of society such as Learning & Development. The next step up in the pyramid is Information.

What Causes Forgetting? Decay Over Time or Interference with Other Learned Information?

Will at Work Learning

For millennium, scholars and thinkers of all sorts -- from scientists to men or women on the street -- thought that memories simply faded with time.

5 Ways to Increase Retention In E-Learning Courses

Origin Learning

Learners get a chance to fill in the missing information when the repetition exercise happens. An interactive course ensures that learners are involved in it instead of merely sitting and receiving information passively. Transfer information in bites.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Having an open mind and exercising critical thinking skills leads to serendipitous discoveries and new thinking. Community I Believe Informal Learning Social Learning

Creating e-content faster: Helping SMEs do more than just ‘information overload’


One such crucial step is extracting relevant information out of Subject Matter Experts (SME) which can take up an unnecessary large chunk of the total development time. This will help them align their thoughts and let the right information flow.

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace


While formal training also has a place, more and more organizations are aligning towards informal ways of organizational learning. On-Demand Learning is a type of informal learning that is ‘learner-led’ – where the learner moves along the course material, undirected and self-paced.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”


This allows them to exercise the value that emerges from collaborating with other humans on open-ended, creative endeavors. I just finished reading an HBR article by Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby called Beyond Automation , which is the trigger for this post.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Perhaps a MOOC is a loss leader, or a branding exercise, or a CSR strategy. The proponents of informal learning don’t care. MOOCs #edcmooc business constructivism distance learning e-learning education elearning formal learning freemium informal learning massive model online online courses open sustainableSome people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Perhaps a MOOC is a loss leader, or a branding exercise, or a CSR strategy. The proponents of informal learning don’t care. MOOCs #edcmooc business constructivism distance learning e-learning education elearning formal learning freemium informal learning massive model online online courses open sustainableSome people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs.

Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


At the same time, you advise learning designers to exercise caution while designing solutions, and take into consideration what could be learning preferences. Ryan: My caution here is in the context of the ever informalizing workplace. What I don’t think a lot of people realized back then was that the emergence of MOOCs was converging with the informalization of learning. Coinciding with this informalization of learning, however, we need to formalize assessment.

How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

Fortunately, performance support systems have received more attention in recent years, thanks to a broader trend toward informal learning strategies. Build practice exercises that require learners to consult the performace support tool for completion. Scavenger hunts for information.

Blended Learning is Splendid Learning

Growth Engineering

Training is turning into a more collaborative exercise and training managers are looking for ways engage the learners. Social learning functionality lets the learners help each other and it lets the training managers tap into the huge well of informal learning. What is Blended Learning.

Skills for Learning 2.0

Learning with e's

A lot of what is learned (some claim up to 70 per cent) is informal, and with a powerful enough network of connections to a PLN, there is no limit to what a learner can achieve. informal learning digital mnediaI have been thinking and writing about ' Learning 2.0 ' for some time now.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


Charles: We now know that people learn more about their work informally than they do formally. So we are seeing increasing interest in social and informal learning. Of course, structured learning approaches can support social and informal, but social and informal learning don’t need structured processes to happen. More and more work involves dealing with tacit information, and less and less work involves purely transactional work.

When Is Audio Narration Helpful?

Experiencing eLearning

Directions: Directions for practice exercises. “Use onscreen text without narration to present information that needs to be referenced over time, such as directions to complete a practice exercise.”

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Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Joe: I’m a firm believer that both formal and informal learning are necessary. When teaching surgery, drag-and-drop exercises and video may be very important. Those who have had no exposure to learning principles often find such an exercise a real eye-opener and almost invariably see the wisdom in creating learning that really works, not that which is linear in nature. We can look up information online at almost any time and almost anywhere.

Fitness Training Supports Improved Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults

Will at Work Learning

Visuospatial processing (the ability to transform visual or spatial information). As you can see in the graph above, overall the groups that exercised outperformed those who didn't. . Exercise for less than 30 minutes produced very little benefit compared to exercise for 30-60 minutes.

ASTD Philadelphia Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Wonderful people, fun time and great exchange of knowledge and information. We played the game “Fact or Fishy” where I gave some information and using the software Poll Everywhere , the audience members answered the questions, one half of the audience against the other.


11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training


When you create your blended learning courses, every exercise and learning activity should cater to these objectives. On the other hand, if a learner is excelling and wants more information, they can take their learning a step further by hopping online and accessing the eLearning materials.

Making Learning Go the Extra Mile: A Spaced Learning Case Study


The underlying reason for failure to retain knowledge is that our brain is simply designed to forget information it perceives as insignificant. To retain the information, we need multiple opportunities to review the information periodically.

Why Microlearning Works


Long-form training sessions give people too much information at once. Long-form sessions dump an avalanche of information onto them, even though it’s rarely relevant to what they’re working on at the moment. Information-based content.

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Learning Escape Room – Year 2

Association eLearning

Here are a few ideas: Team Building/Ice Breaker – Mainstream/commercial escape rooms are already used for team building and ice breaker exercises. In a case like this, you’d need to build your own so the puzzles will relate to the desired learning objectives and information.

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The 6 Laws to ELearning Development


Prep them with email communications informing them of upcoming elearning efforts and relevant changes. Law of Exercise. TIP: Build in simulations and exercises within each section of a course that emphasizes the critical takeaways.

Top Techniques to Make Your Computer Based Training Successful

CommLab India

This is a common technique used in CBT to help introduce the learner to new concepts and information in a sequential form. For teaching concepts or providing information, tutorials work best. Practice Exercises. Problem-Solving Exercises.

Spaced Learning for Corporate Trainings: Increasing Impact and Retention


Illustrations or infographics can be created, which present the information in an easy to read manner. Stories or examples can also be shared, which highlight the information that the learner needs to retain. They can also be given written exercises – partaken in groups.

To Improve Learner Retention, Focus on the Dynamics of Forgetting

Dashe & Thomson

For example, we frequently talk about how and when to present information to optimize retention. When we talk about learning, the concept of retention is almost always an integral part of the discussion.