A Little More Conversation – Building a Dynamic Social Learning Space

B Online Learning

I discuss how to create memorable conversations in your learning space and also provide some tips for e-gardening. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development Facilitating eLearning Informal Learning Mobile Learning Social Media If you missed my presentation at LearnX this year don’t worry. I have built my presentation using Articulate Replay.

10 Informal Learning Examples

Ed App

Informal learning is learning out of the curriculum and has no set structure. It gives control and flexibility to learners as information is consumed at their own pace and can happen anytime. . Informal Learning Example # 1 – Weekly Trivia Quizzes.

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9 Strategies to Encourage and Drive Informal Learning in a Remote Working Environment

EI Design

Humans learn a lot informally. In fact, this is a significant way how we learned as children. In this article, you will learn how to leverage informal learning in today’s remote working environment to drive creativity, innovation, and engagement.

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Informal – no set objective in terms of learning outcomes and is never intentional from the learner’s standpoint. Often, it is referred to as learning by experience or just as experience. The audience gets the right mode of training/learning.

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Redefining learning spaces

Learning with e's

Next year we will be under the banner of 'Crossing Boundaries: Redefining Learning Space'. All are invited from any sectors of education and training, and there is an early call for workshop, papers and demonstrations on the theme: The 4th Plymouth e-Learning Conference will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Essential Reading (and Other Skills) for Staying Ahead in the Learning Space

Mindflash

He has just finished his masters degree, and has not had time, in a long time, to keep current on learning industry trends and technologies. In 2000, I read the Bob Woodward book about Alan Greenspan, Maestro , and learned one vital lesson about staying current, studying, and reading. Network and learn. I learn as much from communicating with other people in our field, as I do reading books, magazines, and blogs. Learning on the Leading Edge.

Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo

Training Industry

The private equity firm made its first investment in the company in February of this year; the initial $3 million in growth equity was raised by Docebo to accelerate the growth of its Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise e-learning platform. We also believe that Docebo is in a strong position to address the social and informal learning management needs that exist in the market.”

The Secret to Connecting Online Training to Business Performance

Docebo

In the book 70:20:10 Towards 100% Performance , author Jos Arets outlines Fredrick Winslow Taylor’s influence on the concept of separating learning and working. . Across the corporate learning landscape, this theory established an overly-formalized approach to learning that ignored the potential impact of informal learning. . The other 90% is made up of 20% social learning and 70% on-the-job, experiential learning. .

Can non-formal learning be measured?

CLO Magazine

We’ve moved on to blended learning, learning journeys and learning clusters so we can chunk content into a more digestible bites of spaced learning delivered over time. Why non-formal learning? Formal learning occurs in a structured, systemic way.

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Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. Josie Fraser is well known in the field of social media and learning, and writes regularly about her research on her blog SocialTech.

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

New post 6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. In this article, I’ll highlight the best practices for applying Spaced Learning in your online training strategy, so that you can improve knowledge retention and recall among your staff members. How To Apply Spaced Learning In Online Training. There are a number of people that we can thank for Spaced Learning; R.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

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. In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. Like many of you out there, we too believe that, in today’s learning landscape we need ‘learning rebels’ and ‘learning provocateurs’, and not ‘learning conformists’.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOUT-OUTS FROM TODAY’S LEARNING INNOVATORS

Learnnovators

but also the wisdom to channel the forces that actually bring about genuine change. ” — Gene Levinson INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. Understandably, it has a natural impact on corporate e-learning as well. In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. Not many organizations truly have a learning strategy.

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MIKE RUSTICI (President, Rustici Software): In 2002, Mike Rustici founded Rustici Software to help Learning Management Systems and e-learning content creators work well with each other using the SCORM standard. Rustici Software has grown to be an INC 5,000 company, and today, is the world leader in e-learning specifications. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists, on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

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Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Information Era has arrived. To be successful, people must learn to learn. They must shoulder responsibility for learning what they need to know from their experience and from their peers. Learning has become a corporate survival skill. Learn or die. Tomorrow’s leaders will understand that learning is not just another discretionary item. In the information age, innovation is the competitive advantage. Learning is the business.

A building for learning at MIT

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Researching Informal Learning , I interviewed MIT’s Chief Architect, Bill Mitchell, about this very building. Creating Learning Spaces at MIT. Buildings at MIT must support learning communities. Social space (cafeterias, nooks, atriums, and other public spaces) are much in demand. In fact, demand is high and getting higher for informal, multi-purpose spaces. An effective learning space combines push and pull.

Lunatic fringe?

Learning with e's

His alternative to funnels was to establish 'learning webs' where students could share their expertise within their communities and learn from each other as the need arose, and as their interests drove them. For Illich, informal learning was more appropriately situated than formal learning, and therefore more relevant for lifelong learning. Teaching, it is true, may contribute to certain kinds of learning under certain circumstances.

2020 learning technologies

Learning with e's

It is highly likely that more informal tools and technologies, such as handheld devices, mobile phones and games consoles will take an increasing role in formal education. We don't know what informal personal technologies will look like in 2020. Imagine children using their context and location aware devices to access information about art or natural history exhibits in a gallery or museum. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Evolving from Social Learning to Workforce-Centric Learning

CLO Magazine

Do you ever find yourself not only explaining what social learning is but also justifying why it needs to be part of your larger learning strategy? Do you find yourself interchangeably using the terms “social learning,” “learning 2.0” and “informal learning” — knowing that they are not all the same? The world is now so information-rich and cycle times are so short that the learning and development (L&D) organization can no longer go it alone.

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Digital learning assets; Curating and extending learning with an LMS

Learning Pool

Now, as people return to the physical workspace, what do you do with all those digital learning assets ? LMSs deliver content to learners: from full-scale courses to small chunks of learning and other online resources. Blog Learn & Connect

2020 learning technologies

Learning with 'e's

It is highly likely that more informal tools and technologies, such as handheld devices, mobile phones and games consoles will take an increasing role in formal education. We don't know what informal personal technologies will look like in 2020. Imagine children using their context and location aware devices to access information about art or natural history exhibits in a gallery or museum. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Boost Learners Efficiency With Blended Learning

PSB

Introduction to Blended learning. Blended learning is a term that is increasingly used to describe how e-learning combines traditional teaching methods and independent learning into a hybrid teaching method.

What is blended learning? (The benefits of blended learning in your LMS)

Docebo

Here’s a plot twist—the most modern approach to learning in the workplace isn’t shaken or stirred. The cool part about blended learning models is that we’re not totally saying “out with the old and in with the new”, here. What is blended learning? What is blended learning?

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Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

In my previous blog post I explained how I recognized it is difficult for a lot of organisations to support informal and social learning in their organisations, because they are unable to jump the two mindset hurdles of (a) thinking that learning only happens in training courses, and (b) that all organisational learning needs to be controlled by Training/L&D departments. Social learning

What is blended learning? (benefits of blended learning in your LMS)

Docebo

Here’s a plot twist – the most modern approach to learning in the workplace: not shaken, not stirred, but blended. The cool part about blended learning models is that we’re not totally saying “out with the old and in with the new”, here. What is Blended Learning?

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

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Avoiding the Virtual Ghost Town

Kapp Notes

One common mistake organizations make in designing learning experiences in virtual worlds is failing to have specific learning objectives, either formal or informal, for the intended interactions. Some organizations create a virtual space with only vague learning outcomes and no formal assessment plan. Then, after a few months of inactivity, no visible learning outcomes and frustration, the organization drops the virtual world because it doesn’t seem productive.

HR professionals: Here’s what you can do with a VR headset

STRIVR

Even with the significant changes to how our world works, VR is a cornerstone of corporate learning today and a foundation for where things are headed. The content and experiences provided in a VR headset offer a safe and informative learning space for a new manager.

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Flexing Your Tools to Create Maximum-Impact Online Training

Mindflash

The management and administration tool of choice is often a Learning Management System (LMS). Take your LMS’s functionality into full consideration to make maximum organizational impact via your learning solutions. Teaching Formally vs. Informally. People tend to have a preference for formal learning (instructor-directed) or informal learning (experiential, self-directed, impromptu learning). Find your learning stakeholders.

5 long-lasting lessons from 2021 to speed up workforce competitiveness in an accelerated world

CLO Magazine

More than anything else, there was a significant shift in the strategic thinking of learning and development leaders. 5 major lessons learned in 2021. There are five major lessons learned from trends in 2021 that L&D executives should keep in mind for years to come. .

What analysts say about Docebo’s approach to social learning

Docebo

Here’s what top learning management system analysts are saying about Docebo’s approach to social learning. Recently, we had the opportunity to invite a handful of learning technology analysts and Docebo clients to Italy for a two-day summit on how we’ll be carving out our space in the learning technology market as we move into the future. Care to see for yourself how Docebo is disrupting the s ocial and informal learning space ?

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Why do I write a blog?

Sticky Learning

I've written on books I've read, webinars, design thinking, presentation skills, twitter, informal learning, personal learning spaces and more. I learn more. Many of my posts in the last year have been around the influence of design thinking on how we design successful learning. From this came my interest in Informal Learning. Tags: Creativity Ideas Learning Weblogs I've been blogging for a year now, time flies!

The black hole of adult education

E-Learning Provocateur

So the Russians want to build a research base on the moon , and they want NASA and the European Space Agency to help them. Endangered on a daily basis by the incompetence of the Russian Federal Space Agency and the political expediency of the US Government, he was caught between a rock and a hard place – while floating between the third rock and outer space. Write the information down and their corner of the market would be lost. • Learning styles.

Can Centralized and Decentralized Online Training Co-Exist?

Mindflash

On the flip side, the traditional adult learner seeks the freedom of choice in learning that often comes with a decentralized learning network. Decentralizing the learning function can encourage self-directed learning, mentoring , social and informal collaboration, learning tailored to specific groups and locales , and on-the-job performance support. Can a centrally managed online training system and an individualized learning network coexist?