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?

Guided Informal Learning for Sales Teams

Pract.us

Sales reps learn best on the job with support and accountability. How do you translate what they learn in books and classes to the field? A bottom-up approach to training called Guided Informal Learning may help you find the answer. What is Guided Informal Learning?

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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. Rolling out Informal Learning.

How Experience API (xAPI) - Tin Can API Tracks Informal Learning

Designing Digitally

Organizations can break free of the restrictions that learning management systems dictate and release learners to experience learning beyond the classroom. Learning doesn’t need to take place solely in front of a computer screen and keyboard.

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Guided Informal Learning: a Hands-on, Bottom-up Approach that Delivers Results for Small Businesses

Pract.us

Maybe it’s time to turn the whole thing on its head by using a hands-on, bottom up learning method, like Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning? Guided Informal Learning (GIL) starts with what your employees do everyday.

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.

Why Investing In Informal Learning Makes Sense: Featuring 6 Examples Or Approaches

Adobe Captivate

Informal learning is integral to the way we learn, but organizations have several associated concerns about its value and impact. In this article, I address them and—through 6 informal learning examples— I also show you how you can use informal learning effectively. 6 Reasons Why Investing In Informal Learning Makes Sense. The fact that learning happens through multiple channels (and not just formal training) is an established one.

Herding Cats or Managing Informal Learning

The Learning Circuits

Kineo , a consultancy in the UK, published an interesting report earlier this year entitled 13 Ways of Managing Informal Learning. Harrison also provides some very good ideas on assessing the current state of informal learning. In essence, 2 types of informal learning?

What is Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning and Why Should You Care?

Pract.us

Sometimes we learn together and sometimes we’re on our own pace. You may have heard people talk about synchronous and asynchronous learning before. What is Synchronous Learning? Synchronous learning refers to the traditional classroom we all know and love.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. How encouraging is the new learning landscape?

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JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Learnnovators: You are considered a ‘guru’ for your expertise in e-learning development.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? To me, this is micro-learning.

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

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. 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.

April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. xAPI is murky for a lot of folks, and the responses shared were extremely helpful in learning more about the topic. xAPI was designed to capture non-traditional learning activities. Learn Dash [link].

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? To me, this is micro-learning.

THE 70:20:10 L&D MODEL FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

Learnnovators

Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! Many of the successful organizations that we see around us today attribute their success to employees who are empowered to learn and innovate at great speeds. 10’ refers to ‘structured learning’.

What L&D Professionals Should Know About Tin Can API

Upside Learning

Ever since I first heard about the Tin Can API, I launched a full-fledged quest to learn and understand as much as I could about this development which was hailed by many in the elearning fraternity as a game-changer. How did I learn about the Tin Can API. Learning happens everywhere!

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7 Steps for Developing High-Potential Employees

ej4 eLearning

In successful organizations, the strengths are used wisely, while the weaknesses are addressed through training and mentoring. They also give you concrete, measurable data you can use to track progress over time. For example, if a high-potential seems to have strength in influencing others, offer advanced courses in personal influence and team leadership, or pair the person with a mentor in a team leadership position. 4) Reinforce their learning at every step.

Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!)

TOPYX LMS

We love social learning – it’s as simple as that. If not, you may benefit from discovering more about the nature and function of the incredible thing called social learning. Once you grasp the breadth of advantages specific to social learning, you’ll sing its praises as loudly as we do.

12 Practical Ideas to Get Employees Engaged in Training

Pract.us

Associate the training with a measurable goal and track the results. Even with soft subjects like diversity, you can use delayed employee surveys to see how the information impacts the culture (or not!). But don’t forget that people can learn from each other.

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What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

Today’s enterprise learning strategies require smart solutions that go beyond the capabilities of traditional tools. A Learning Platform empowers L&D departments to drive business growth through their efforts, and a key pillar of this solution is the Learning Management System (LMS).

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture. Employees create training content for their peers to learn from.

The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

eLearning as a training medium to foster learning at the workplace has been in existence for over two decades now. Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements? Creating Better Blended Learning.

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What Can A Great Naval Tradition Teach Us About Non-Traditional Training?

Pract.us

In order to operate and succeed under these conditions, the Navy must have a culture of continuous learning supported by all levels of leadership. PQS is a set of learning standards. It keeps learners and mentors accountable. Learn more or start a free trial at Pract.us.

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Social InFormal – it’s the network!

Clark Quinn

Yesterday, I talked about how social added to formal learning. Today I want to extend social learning learning to informal learning. When I talked about the value social adds to formal, it was about processing the information in richer ways, to help facilitate learning. However, the value proposition for informal learning is different.

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.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The Differences Between HCM, LMS, and LXP

Degreed

In fact, the enterprise software market has correspondingly grown in size and complexity — and the learning technology market is no exception. According to a recent study by RedThread Research, there are over 250 learning technology vendors in the marketplace today.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Do your employees know how to learn?

KnowledgeOne

In this knowledge-based economy that technologically evolves every day, being able to “learn how to learn” is THE key skill of the new worker. Learning that needs to be known. With the idea of a learning organization, learning in a work situation (Marsick et al.,

Flexing Your Tools to Create Maximum-Impact Online Training

Mindflash

The management and administration tool of choice is often a Learning Management System (LMS). LMS’s provide us with enhanced capabilities and ease-of-use in creating course catalogs, launching courses, inviting and registering students, tracking progress, and assessments, among other features.

How to Improve Your Company With Continual Learning Right Now

Continu

“Continual learning” is a buzzword in the training and development world right now. But continual learning is more than that. Let’s take a look at what continual learning is, how it helps your company, and how you can use it right now to improve performance. Note: from here on out, I’ll be using “continuous learning” and “continual learning” interchangeably.). What Is Continual Learning? But isn’t that what all learning and development programs do?

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. An LMS does not create content, but rather helps learners access it, and it also tracks course access, completion, and test scores. Assigned Learning. ?. ?.

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How to Incorporate On-Demand Training into Corporate Learning

LearnUpon

Your learner could miss out on a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow. On-demand learning is a solution to this by giving your learners access to what they need, when they need it. According to learning strategists Julie Winkle Giulioni and Karen Voloshin, it means: . “L&D

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

Former LinkedIn Chief Learning Officer, Kelly Palmer, and David Blake, co-founder of Degreed, think they know why. The authors outline a case for corporate learning where skills are the currency with which employees navigate into, within, and across organizations.

Workplace Training Checklist: Essential Steps to Include During Onboarding

eThink Education

If onboarding is a disjointed or nonexistent effort, your employee begins work at a huge disadvantage, scrambling to catch up on standard operating procedures, company culture and policies, and other important information as they adjust into a new role or organization.