Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

This is the same way lots of animals learn (bear with me – no pun intended). Wacky but completely true (there is a great article here if you are curious to learn more) – it also highlights well the connection between training and rewards. We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. But this is a myopic view of things and it’s not exactly how we learn best. Rolling out Informal 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. Take a look and see how much crucial learning you do outside the classroom. Experimentation is one of the best ways to learn. Informal coaching.

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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. A native of New Zealand, Paul Matthews has always applied the practical, no-nonsense approach he learned growing up on a farm to his work in the corporate world. Informal coaching.

Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. What is Learning and Development? Playbook: Just Do It (Right).

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. While there doesn’t seem to be any doubt about its popularity in the learning domain, the webinar set me thinking about the possible pros and cons of informal learning. What I understand from this is that informal learning mirrors this process in two ways. Firstly, it’s learning through sharing and collaboration.

Why Informal Learning Demands Informal Assessments

Degreed

For those of you like me that aren’t math wizards, that’s about 45 years where most of your learning happens in a professional setting, i.e. while you’re on the job. And most of that on-the-job learning happens outside of training classes, in the job-related information you consume and tasks you complete each day. That’s a huge amount of informal learning over the course of a career. Strategy Informal Learning Learning Analytics

Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. “There’s no substitute for experience” is a common adage for those who have learned by doing during a long career. Well-designed learning can help close an experience gap, but the expression still holds truth. Self-Directed Informal Learning Experience alone can be an inefficient instructor.

Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

ProProfs

According to CARA’s 2010 Survey on social media impact, nearly 70% of what is learned in life and at work happens through informal and social learning. If applied right, informal learning can become the competitive edge for every company. Why does informal learning demand equal importance as formal learning? In the ideal case, he should prepare a list of main learning objectives, and suggest possible activities that could help achieve them.

7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy

eFront

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 usually takes the form of causal knowledge-seeking and spontaneous problem-solving. Here are 7 tips to help you incorporate informal learning into your corporate eLearning program.

Informal Learning and Black Swans

Sticky Learning

If you've been reading my blog since it began early two years ago you will know that I like to read. In The Black Swan, NNT's premise is that we only know what we know. This is OK until we 'kid' ourselves that what we know is all there is to know. So, we extrapolate on imperfect information. In other words, 'predictable' learning needs lead to formal learning solutions - problem solved! Formal learning has it's place, definitely.

Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Just as social learning and technology have modernized the way learning occurs in companies today, they also have made a mark on the key performance indicators learning leaders should capture and measure. Where the changes show up is in the data points companies analyze in conjunction with social 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.)? You should find out, and here’s why: Informal learning accounts for over 75% of the learning taking place in organizations today. In the past many companies viewed informal learning as a negative reflection on their formal training programs.

Pro Tip: Support Informal Learning with Formal Training

ATD Learning Technologies

Modern learning truth: everything’s a blend. Our audience learns perpetually; they turn to Google and each other when they need to know something immediately. As learning and development professionals, we need to adapt our design and facilitation approach to accommodate this new global, mobile, social, and always-changing reality. We already struggle to gain buy-in from stakeholders when we update technology or learning models. How to Bridge the Gap.

Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback

360 Training

Apart from the learner’s frustration, ineffective feedback can erect learning barriers that prevent learners from meeting the learning objectives of the course, and result in your hard work going in vain! Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. Keep in mind that assessments can be effective tools to support learning, not just measure it. You can do it!”

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 22, 2007 Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions In a post on informal learning by Ray Sims (thanks to Tony ), he lists out a whole bunch o good things "to do on behalf of increasing informal learning aligned with company strategy and goals." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. What is ‘Cloud Computing’, and what can it do for Education? The E-Learning Curve , September 15, 2009. Learning & Development 2020 – almost passed me by - Clive on Learning , September 14, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording Audio - The E-Learning Curve , September 14, 2009.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! When he listens to game developers talk, feels like they’re in the learning prof. Everything IS about learning.

Make Your LMS Work For Informal Learning Too!

CommLab India

There is so much of informal learning that goes on in organizations. Wrong, now you can do that on your LMS. An LMS can record all the learning that happens under your nose, provided you allow leniency to creep into your work process. All learning doesn’t happen within four walls. You learn a lot from your family, friends, surroundings, peers, and sometimes strangers too. Promote Team-based Learning. Do share your views.

Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training

Mindflash

High-society events aren’t my scene but when an opportunity came up recently to mingle with a group of independent business owners over free wine and hors d’œuvres, I couldn’t pass up the chance to build my personal learning network (and enjoy a free lunch). A high-stress work environment where (because everyone is always new) no one knows what they’re doing and customers receive poor service. Recognize what training CAN’T do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? How do you explain yourself? I create learning material.

A framework for content curation

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, they may be thoughtfully filtered and informatively annotated, but a hotchpotch is a hotchpotch. I should know: I’ve used them as a student, I’ve seen my peers create them, and I’ve created them myself. As learning in the workplace inevitably informalises, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. For example, it may inform the sequence of an online course. (In

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace

G-Cube

Learning at the workplace is a continuous process. 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. Challenge 1: Creating content for on-demand learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. And of doing it better.

What NOT to do in L&D

Litmos

As do most articles in the L&D space, I frequently talk about what we should do. And, it occurred to me, that I could (and should) also talk about what we shouldn’t do. First, don’t stop doing courses. Of course, when they’re done, do them right! There are other causes of performance problems in organizations besides skill gaps. Don’t equate information with ability. And doing it right isn’t trivial.

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

Pract.us

They have to fill skills gaps and onboard new people as efficiently as possible. So what can you do that will effectively help employees learn without killing the budget? If you don’t already know what these are, take time to observe your best employees. What do they do well? What regular habits do they have? Ok, now you know what employees need to learn. How do you help them learn it without spending a fortune?

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The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? Kit, the Learning Consultant insisted the videos should be loaded on the LMS so that the time spent and results could be tracked. What should Ron do? Training is the front end of an employee’s learning & development. Do you agree with my integrated solution?

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning. What are some of the compelling reasons that will make me do so?

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. The learning frameworks will have to evolve accordingly. “On-the-job”

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this context, I have tried to explain what #wol entails for those like me who might be trying to spread the approach, believe in the fundamental philosophy of transparency and open work, and wish to empower everyone with a simple yet powerful learning tool for self-driven learning. What are some of the compelling reasons that will make me do so?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. ” Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context.

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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support. The need and pressure to learn continually, coupled with limited time available to learn, make new digital media viable for professional development. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. To know if it’s effective. Learning objects are.

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. improve learning process.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. 1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. Does anyone know or have the numbers?

Do You Need An Instructional Design Degree?

Rapid eLearning

I don’t care if they acquired the skills in a formal or informal setting. However, I do appreciate what it takes to get a degree in instructional design and know that what’s learned is valuable and can only enhance a person’s base of knowledge. Because of this, I usually tell people “No, they don’t,” and “Yes, they do.”. You don’t need a formal degree to learn the skills required to build good elearning courses. You DO Need an Instructional Design Degree.

A Training Professional Seeks a Yoga Practice

Allison Rossett

These items, I would learn, are called props. I liked learning this new language. I tried to put it out of mind, but remained aware that I was doing nothing except stretching and relaxing in the middle of a Wednesday morning. After each test item pose, Andalusa coached me on how I could improve what I was doing, and then urged me to practice often. What I do remember is the yawning gap between what I could do and how it ought to be done. Malinka.