Formal vs. Informal Learning Explained

LearnDash

Most training events and elearning initiatives that I have come across would be considered “formal “learning. The opportunity for higher quality gains is in informal learning. In general, informal learning refers to things like: Asking colleagues how to do something.

Advantages of Informal Learning for Organizations

LearnDash

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. Or maybe something from a television program has piqued our curiosity and we search Wikipedia to learn more. It reinforces formal learning.

21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]

Pract.us

But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs. Think about your day and everything you’ve learned so far. This video offers 21 different kinds of informal learning that we engage in every day.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace

LearnDash

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. How does your office typically share information with each other?

Can Bill Gates Lead the Informal Learning Revolution?

Dashe & Thomson

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Julie Dirksen , an instructional designer from Minneapolis, give a presentation on the use of games in learning. As a member of the adult learning community, however, it was Gates’ $2.5

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

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. With a shift in your views about what learning is, you can still build a powerful learning organization and demonstrate the value to executives at the same time.

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.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Pract.us

Colleagues learning and sharing ideas. Most business managers know intuitively that we learn our jobs by doing our jobs. Many companies, who’ve recognized this fact, have started to consider how they can harness learning by doing in their training programs. Learn about one here.)

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The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning.

The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?

Bottom-Line Performance

Nevertheless, it is commonly quoted that 75% of what we learn is “informal.” ” (See Marcia Connor’s 2004 article on Informal Learning to see the research on this.) Connor explains: “Most learning doesn’t occur during formal training programs.

8 Best practices to facilitate informal learning

Matrix

Children learn most from their parents, siblings and care takers because that is the natural way. Without ruling out traditional L&D practices, informal learning should find its way into today’s workplace. 8 practices to facilitate informal learning.

When should you use Informal Learning?

Upside Learning

In his webinar titled ‘Learning isn’t what you thought it was’, Jay Cross made a strong case for informal learning. What I understand from this is that informal learning mirrors this process in two ways. What’s the big deal about informal learning?

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

Junky Informal Learning

Jay Cross

1-800-GOT-JUNK (“Junk”) came by Internet Time Lab to pick up 24 months of trash. “How do you learn what’s going on? How do you learn to do your job?” Informal Learning

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 Interview.

Challenge: Make Informal Learning Visible & Valuable

Fort Hill Company

At the 2016 Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo (ICE) in Denver, Kathy Granger and I presented a session titled, Learning Anytime, Anywhere: How to Activate Informal Learning at Work. Informal and social learning are valuable and the source of most innovation and performance improvement in organizations. There are recent advances in how informal and social learning can be activated and made visible and intentional.

Informal learning: the real deal. Free.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I nformal Learning has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Many vendors claim to offer informal learning, or even “informal learning management&# without having changed anything beyond the words in their advertising. What are the different ways people learn?

Informal learning and Stoos management in four slides (Netflix)

Jay Cross

Harold Jarche posted this to the internal Internet Time Alliance network yesterday: “Check out slides 115-118″ [link] I did. I’m writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Informal Learning Unmanagement Working Smarter informal learning informl jaycross netflix

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

70:20:10 Blended Learning E-Learning Informal Learning Interviews L&D Learning Consulting 70:20:10 Model Aha! The post JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS appeared first on Learnnovators.

Internet Time Alliance Predictions for 2013

Jane Hart

The Principals of the Internet Time Alliance decided to take a collective look ahead to the new year, and share our predictions. Some will take steps to use their financial and people resources and exploit new ways of working and learning. Learning will continue to converge with work.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT JAY CROSS (CEO and Chief Unlearning Officer at Internet Time Alliance). Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning.

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

Remembering Jay Cross and His Work

Experiencing eLearning

He was the guru of informal learning who pushed us to think outside of the traditional model of formal courses and training. He may not actually have been the one to coin the term “e-learning,” but he certainly shaped and led the field. Formal and Informal Learning.

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

Mindflash

Do they learn more about their job from formal training (classroom, online, etc.) or do they learn more informally (from peers, managers, etc.)? In the past many companies viewed informal learning as a negative reflection on their formal training programs.

Learning Resources from Informal Learning (Jay Cross): Part 1

ID Reflections

I am re-reading Informal Learning by Jay Cross and was going through the resource links he has provided. Apart from the book, which is a must read for anyone interested in the field of learning, the resource links are gold mines of knowledge, information and insights.

Internet Time Alliance Predictions for 2013

Performance Learning Productivity

The Principals of the Internet Time Alliance decided to take a collective look ahead to the new year, and share our predictions. Some will take steps to use their financial and people resources and exploit new ways of working and learning. Learning will continue to converge with work.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The internet, depression and drinking a glass of water - Mind Hacks , February 3, 2010. Informal learning from the horse’s mouth - Informal Learning , February 3, 2010. Excellent Technical Resource for Mobile Learning - Workplace Learning Today , February 9, 2010. SharePoint Social Learning Experience - eLearning Technology , February 1, 2010. Tags: General Informal Learning

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. I’ve been ranting about informal and computer-supported learning in organizations for twelve years now. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning.

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. In other words – and the name gives it away – an LMS is useful for managing learning. I think of informal learning.

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Futures of the Internet - Doc Searls Weblog , March 10, 2010. Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein - Donald Clark Plan B , March 6, 2010. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010. Business decisions. - Internet Time , March 14, 2010.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Open course-wars, redux… the real nastiness is elsewhere - Abject Learning , January 5, 2010. Do I Need to Know It, or Just How to Find It? - Workplace Learning Today , January 20, 2010. Michael Allen describes the future of authoring systems - Internet Time , January 5, 2010. The End of the Industrial Training Era - Informal Learning , January 2, 2010. Informal learning is like that.

15 Types Of Microlearning For Formal And Informal Learning In The Workplace

Adobe Captivate

Today, it is an important component of formal and informal training. In this article, I share 15 types of microlearning that you can use for formal and informal learning. Formal And Informal Learning In The Workplace: 15 Types Of Microlearning. Learn.

Informal Learning Blog » Internet inside

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. G et Out of the Training Business , my most recent column for Chief Learning Officer, called for the abolition of corporate training departments.

Internet Time Blog » Informal Learning 2.0 Update

Jay Cross