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. What is informal learning? How can you design something that is informal?

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%. Learning is social.

RSS: The new intranet protocol? Learning2.0 behind the firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It's not necessary when IT departments are deploying the informal learning tools behind the firewall. An LMS should simply track usage stats for the small amount of remaining courses and then somehow try to get a data collection point around the informal learning that is occuring. From ZDNet is the article RSS: The new intranet protocol? RSS is the LMS killer!

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate.

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.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of workplace Learning and Development* (L&D) or, more specifically, about the evolution of the workplace and the changing role of L&D in it. Jay notes in The principles of learning that Henschel’s lessons are still valid today.

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. Putting a learning platform in place.

Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In an article titled Taking the Social Media Plunge: Learning to Let Go , Andy McAfee explores the reluctance of traditional organizations to embrace social media (and informal learning). They’re worried about secrets slipping over Chinese walls and firewalls.

The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job

Jane Hart

This is the 6th post in a series of postings on how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning – to one that supports the wider needs of Smart Workers in the organisation. The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

Bottom-Line Performance

Sure, the new iPhone looks faster and sexier…but is it really going to move us forward when it comes to embracing mobile learning? Topic 2: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is Not a Technology…so how do we help organizations learn informally?

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Learning Technologies 2010 – Day 2 Recap

Upside Learning

After having a great first day at the Learning Technologies 2010 I was looking forward to an exciting second day. Discussing their current concerns around learning and development gives us a glimpse into their world and that’s valuable.

Blending social and mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

The term “social learning” – along with “informal learning” – has been bandied about for a couple years. In social learning, there is typically less of an expert to learner focus and more of a “let’s all learn together” focus. Social learning is dynamic.

Discover Your Organization’s Learning Ecosystems

Watershed

In the introduction to this series, we explained how your organization’s learning ecosystems are comprised of different L&D tools and technologies. And, because learning is a continuous process that happens in many ways and places, learning ecosystems are everywhere. Uncover learning programs. While many learning opportunities are obvious, others can be subtle—such as informal conversations or impromptu Google searches. Informal Learning.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

As a learning professional, I have been pondering this question a lot. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. For the sake of this post, I want to focus on an end goal of collaboration among learners experiencing a learning event together. 2-- Share “real world” learnings with each other after the training is complete.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning. Since the teacher learns more than the student, let’s all be both teachers and students. Esteemed co-learners, your job is to create new co-learning communities.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

Unlike those who think learning management systems (LMS) are largely irrelevant or are back office systems, I see tremendous value and potential everywhere I look. That’s because I’m focused on a much broader market opportunity for learning tech.

Shaping an eLearning Solution

Zephyr Learning

Making elearning work is a challenge, and I know from experience that there is very little emphasis placed on the people who will be taking the learning! Any type of learning must engage for it to succeed. Retention happens over a period of time through a variety of learning stimulus.

eLearning Cyclops: Making It Over The Wall #LCBQ

eLearning Cyclops

Over at the Learning Circuits Blog the Big Question is "How do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning?" First off, always be on the lookout for opportunities to bring external learning inside the organization. Jeff - How I make e-learning fun!

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates. There is some overlap: both types of platforms can deliver resources and both can support certain types of learning activities. learning management systems

How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

The conference hosts interviewed me a few weeks ago about my thoughts on learning since leaving a formal role in the field years ago. The author of four books, including The New Social Learning: Connect, Collaborate, Work (2nd ed., change culture learning

PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

This continues the discussion being had around PLE/PWLEs - see More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments for a bit of recap. Clearly this is a different use of PLE's than those outside the firewall, for free rangers, and for learning from everything of personal interest. I'm on the same page as Cammy Bean about Personal Learning Environments: So all the talk about tools and maps has struck me as odd. It is clearly both learning and work.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not truly a collaborative learning platform. Game Based Learning Finding more effective ways to teach about Sun and the business. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT TOM KUHLMANN (Vice President, Articulate Community): Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of the Articulate Community, which he has been running for the past six years, with a focus on building a committed group of rapid e-learning developers. He also hosts The Rapid E-Learning Blog where he provides practical insights and hands-on tips to develop great e-learning courses. Many people consider Tom as “the” guru in e-learning instructional design.

How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

The conference hosts interviewed me a few weeks ago about my thoughts on learning since leaving a formal role in the field years ago. The author of four books, including The New Social Learning: Connect, Collaborate, Work (2nd ed., change culture learning

How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

The conference hosts interviewed me a few weeks ago about my thoughts on learning since leaving a formal role in the field years ago. The author of four books, including The New Social Learning: Connect, Collaborate, Work (2nd ed., change culture learning

How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

The conference hosts interviewed me a few weeks ago about my thoughts on learning since leaving a formal role in the field years ago. The author of four books, including The New Social Learning: Connect, Collaborate, Work (2nd ed., change culture learning

Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. In this extract, we take a look at how learning is architected within Shell, one of the world’s largest and most successful multinational corporations.

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Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape. I don’t use the word learn with executives, who inevitably think back to the awfulness of school and close their ears. Many old hands will not tolerate them nor learn from them if they do.

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. There’s lots to be learned! Cloud-based learning.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. You can train people but they may or may not learn. Learning is better than training, but learning is not enough to make sure the job gets done. Moreover, people often fail to put what they learn into practice.

Profile of a learning architect: Nick Shackleton-Jones

Clive on Learning

Throughout my new book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. What the BBC team accomplished was to take an informal, peer-learning approach and fold it into a formal l&d intervention.

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

The meme of learning was replacing training. Learning is whatever gets past their personal firewalls (AKA skulls) and lodges in the brain. I can learn something; you can't learn me something. e + learning.

2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Happy Christmas! 1 – Need for change in L&D In January 2010 I gave a presentation at Learning Technologies 2010 Conference on The changing face of L&D.    Here I highlighted the fact that social media was beginning to have a big impact on  workplace learning. See Can training departments learn  from zoos ). 

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. So Ive got this client Im working with to help define an e-Learning strategy , and Im thinking about what role FaceBook should/could play in their plan. No firewall or technical infrastructure. Im interested in how we could leverage that existing community for better communication, learning opportunities, networking, etc. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Corporations can "personalize" a Professional Learning Environment (aka an LMS), allowing users to add their own widgets; they can allow trainers to update a users training record; they can let the user set preferences. But that does not equal a Personal Learning Environment. Thats just a personalized Professional Learning Environment.