The Importance of Informal Learning at the Workplace

Origin Learning

Earlier blog posts have stressed on how workplace learning has evolved over the years and L&D managers are re-inventing the wheel to meet the demands of the ‘millennial audience’. Understanding Informal Learning? Let’s take a simple example, you are learning to drive a car.

Using Mobile to Capture Informal Learning

Growth Engineering

Formal learning has a tendency to be just that – formal – and sometimes it fails to speak to the learner in a way they can identify with. The challenge to provide a regular stream of relevant content makes it tempting to tap the well of informal learning. How does mobile help?

Top 5 Benefits of Mobile Learning

Adobe Captivate

Today, mobile learning or mLearning is an important part of the learning strategy of most organizations. As Microlearning becomes the preferred choice for both formal and informal learning, mLearning adoption will see further acceleration.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. Now, thanks to new learning standards, and new ways of using older ones, that promise may be here. Standards to Advance Mobile Learning.

Our Favorite Things About Mobile Learning

TOPYX LMS

Mobile learning is a multi-beneficial delivery of learning that is utilized by nearly every mid- to large-size company. This is not the first time we’ve mentioned the benefits of mobile learning, and it probably won’t be the last since more and more of mLearning’s benefits are being discovered as it is further developed. We think the benefits of mobile learning are so rich and vital to any organization that they are worth revisiting on occasion. .

Why Companies Should Embrace a Mobile Learning Management System

ProProfs

A decade ago who would have thought that m-learning is going to sell like hotcakes? The corporate world stands to benefit more especially when training through the learning management system was introduced. Out of all the figures, only 18% are still learning at their work desks.

What's different about mobile learning?

The Learning Circuits

As the doors open to a new era of mobile learning and performance support, it's a good time to step back and think about the new mindset required when designing for mobile. And of course, mobile devices can also be used for voice communication.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

When we worry about the status of their credentials or lose sleep over their completion rates, we’re perpetuating an out-dated paradigm of education based on formal learning. I prefer to see MOOCs through the lens of informal learning which values the learning over its bureaucracy.

MicroLearning vs Mobile Learning – Similarities and Differences

Hurix Digital

The proliferation of mobile devices and their increasing capabilities have built the case for mobile learning, also known as mLearning. According to a recent report, the number of mobile users worldwide in 2019 is expected to pass the 5 billion mark.

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.

Mobile Learning – Corporate Trainers Guide to Mobile Learning Implementation & Delivery

Designing Digitally

Mobile learning , or mLearning, helps drive corporate training program success. Mobile learning holds a number of key advantages for ensuring organizations meet business development goals. Organizations can take advantage of this usage to drive learning.

Mobile Learning – Corporate Trainers Guide to Mobile Learning Implementation & Delivery

Designing Digitally

Mobile learning , or mLearning, helps drive corporate training program success. Mobile learning holds a number of key advantages for ensuring organizations meet business development goals. Organizations can take advantage of this usage to drive learning.

Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Learning has crossed the doors of the classroom long ago and conquered the online terrain. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are confined to recording and tracking learning on digital devices. Without registrations and completions, how can you track learning?

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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.

20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13

Upside Learning

As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. How Blended Learning Will Change the World.

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. None of this information is new. Creating Talent Mobility. Social, mobile, and collaboration will be everything (almost). Thus, CUs can benefit by integrating MOOCs into their larger organizational learning strategy.

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Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The Thought/Action Wave and the Brain/Technology Wave are two particular learning principles that enable faster, cheaper and easier learning. The speed at which innovations propel these learning concepts are discussed here. __ I am not a surfer.

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.

Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

Your Training Edge

Digital learning environments, like e-learning, online training, and massive open online courses (MOOCs), have without a doubt been the biggest influencers on corporate training practice over the past several years. They dont allow learners to determine the pace or order of learning.

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What Is The Difference Between SCORM And Tin Can API?

Origin Learning

SCORM is the most widely used e-learning standard as it allows any SCORM conformant content to be operated with any SCORM conformant LMS and vice versa, thus saving huge amount of resources that would have to be spent on tailoring each piece of content to every different LMS.

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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].

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. This changes with mobile.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

” “Lionel completes level two of a mobile learning game on sales skills.” With the Tin Can API, all of these experiences can be tracked and accounted for. It actually transcends eLearning…tracking activities we once thought weren’t trackable.

Blended Learning is Splendid Learning

Growth Engineering

What is Blended Learning. Whatever you want to call it, the definition of blended learning is easy to grasp – it combines online learning and face-to-face training to get the best of both worlds. The great thing is that the learning community is in debate.

How To Choose The Right Kind Of Video For Your Employee Training

QuoDeck

Video-based learning has become an important part of corporate training delivery today. This is on account of the wider adoption of mobile learning and microlearning as they both leverage extensively on video-based learning. From The Learning-Impact Perspective.

8 Corporate Learning Trends in 2017

Enyota Learning

Corporate learning has now become one of the main business elements in organizations that want to focus on employee training. Today’s learners have moved beyond just a passive learning experience. Learners don’t just want to learn. They want to experience learning.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

5 Ways to Increase the Impact of Your Interactive Video Based Learning

Adobe Captivate

Video based learning strategies have always yielded positive results for businesses. The change from traditional eLearning strategies to Mobile Learning strategies is seeing a prominent rise. Most of the formats for Mobile Learning strategies that are now being designed to be primarily consumed on smartphones make use of videos. Microlearning based techniques are also being used to both formal as well as informal learning.

eLearning Trends In 2019: How To Use Them To Enhance Your Learning Strategy

QuoDeck

In this article, I share the eLearning Trends in 2019 you can use to enhance, measure, and maximize the impact and returns on your learning strategies. eLearning Trends In 2019 You Can Use To Enhance Your Learning Strategy. Facilitate the application of the acquired learning on the job.

2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)

Bottom-Line Performance

In January, BLP President Sharon Boller published a white paper exploring the trends in the corporate learning landscape. recent client work and the latest eLearning Guild research reports, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities remains on track with most of its predictions.

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. MOBILE LEARNING.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Now, many look back on prior enthusiasms for technology-based learning with tales to tell of dashed hopes. With hindsight, they know that nothing is automatic, not even mobile learning, and that success does not come easily. No longer do executives see technology as learning fairy dust. Those of us who believe in technology for learning and support must contribute by helping executives find those mines and do something about each and every one of them.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Now, many look back on prior enthusiasms for technology-based learning with tales to tell of dashed hopes. With hindsight, they know that nothing is automatic, not even mobile learning, and that success does not come easily. No longer do executives see technology as learning fairy dust. Those of us who believe in technology for learning and support must contribute by helping executives find those mines and do something about each and every one of them.

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.

mLearning – the trend that’s NOT? mSupport the trend that might be?

Bottom-Line Performance

Clark Quinn is a long-time advocate of the use of mobile technologies to support learning efforts. Yes, mobile devices are prolific. A recent Pew report indicates a whopping 91% of us now own a mobile phone. Discovery time included seeking news and information.

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