Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). They generally have a haphazard learning experience.

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.

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.

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.

Is it Possible to Manage Informal Learning?

Pract.us

Most people realize that a huge chunk of what we learn at work is informal – conversations with colleagues, experience handling a tough customer, asking someone to show us quickly how to send invoices with the accounting software. Check in regularly to learn what they’ve accomplished.

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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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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Informal Learning Takes Centre Stage

B Online Learning

This article from HCAMAG.COM discusses how informal learning which now accounts for up to 90% of learning in the workplace, and social media are now making inroads into this area of corporate life. It features B Online Learning’s eLearning strategies and observations from our eLearning [.]. eLearning News Informal Learning eLearning strategy informal learning social learningShare. Tweet. Pin It.

Why you should start measuring informal learning today

Docebo

That most organizations simply don’t have a mechanism in place for measuring the ROI of informal and social learning in the workplace is more than just a matter of being “behind the times.”. It’s that some teams are missing a critical opportunity to harness all the invaluable knowledge hidden just below the surface — and just out of reach of many learning strategies. Overall, organizations aren’t so great at measuring learning. Docebo Product & News ELEL

Guest post: Informal Learning and the Pivot Point

Torrance Learning

As David Grebow explained in his post about The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point , unless formal training (courses, workshops, seminars, webinars, etc.) This chart identifies only some of the many ways in which learning can be supported over time. Articles elearning News

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.

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.

How to Make Informal Learning Work for a Distributed Sales Team

Pract.us

Most salespeople have to learn their craft through experience. It’s not always clear if a rep has mastered a skill or is still learning it. You want reps to choose their learning based on what they need to know. Check in regularly to learn what they’ve accomplished.

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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.

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6 Benefits of Informal Learning

TalentLMS

Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. It’s what we call those precious learning moments where passion and curiosity meet to break all motivation and knowledge barriers. By contrast, what is formal learning?

Informal learning happens all the time, anywhere

Matrix

Learning begins very early in life. When learning and development programs are set up, the attention is focused solely on formal learning. That’s probably because the informal version doesn’t sit well with schedules, set objectives and quantifications.

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.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. And most importantly, support our informal professional development.

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Ben Betts Teams Up with The eLearning Guild to co-write Harnessing the Power of Informal Learning

HT2 Labs

[Press Release] HT2 Labs CEO Ben Betts co-writes 'Harnessing the Power of Informal Learning'. The post Ben Betts Teams Up with The eLearning Guild to co-write Harnessing the Power of Informal Learning appeared first on HT2 Labs.

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Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Informal Learning

Trivantis

The trending topic today is informal learning! This learning trend is a huge part of the future of e-Learning because it has tons of benefits for those who encourage it at their organizations. It’s perfect for informal learning: Introducing Lectora Express – The Easy LMS.

10 Informal Learning Activities to Boost Employee Engagement

KnowledgeAnywhere

When we think of a learning environment, we most often think of a classroom. You might be able to guess some of the formal learning characteristics since you’ve experienced them all in the classroom: A teacher offers the information to the student(s). Specific objectives tell the student what they need to learn by the end of the formal learning course. An exam (or another method) assesses what the student has learned.

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.

February Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Pranksters Attach GPS Device To Google Street View Car - Forbes.com: News , February 7, 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. February 1, 2010 to February 27, 2010.

Do you have a Social Media Policy?

B Online Learning

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Practice and Sharing: The Keys to Success

B Online Learning

These were the two messages that stood out over three days in Sydney at the iDesignX Australian Instructional Design Conference (21st March) sponsored by B Online Learning and Articulate and the eLearning Design Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson (22nd and 23rd March).

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. Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein - Donald Clark Plan B , March 6, 2010. Google’s Chrome Leaves Another Hackathon Unscathed - Forbes.com: News , March 26, 2010. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. 20 Best Marketing And Social Media Blogs By Women - Forbes.com: News , January 14, 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. The End of the Industrial Training Era - Informal Learning , January 2, 2010. Informal learning is like that.

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.

The Social Network and the Risks of Informal Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

The movie The Social Network has been in the news this week — as it’s been for the last six months or so — for racking up eight Academy Award nominations. But one moment in the film is particularly significant for learning professionals. The other students fill in information on and interpretations of the paintings as discussion. Formal learning means testing what the student learned. Giving employees the information they need to succeed is great.

Keeping the Learning Going

B Online Learning

Recently, I was talking to some friends of mine who work in learning and development and they were telling me that it’s coming up to that time of the year when everyone needs to retake their mandatory eLearning courses on privacy and bullying & harassment.

Informal Learning Hits Brick Walls

Vignettes Learning

I nformal Learning Hits Brick Walls There is more than one way to implement informal learning. It is better to deal with the "formal" requirements of the organization on informal learning. This is a reality for many types of enterprise programs that impacts learning, work and performance. I agree with Jay Cross and Harold Jarche that we should not box-in or put constraints on informal learning otherwise it does not flourish.

Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II

Tony Karrer

I've received quite a bit of input on my blog post Informal Learning - Let's Get Real. We want to figure out what the process and mechanisms should look like when we are going after Intentional Informal Learning. Interestingly, Stephen Downes' new presentation - e-Learning 2.0 - Why the New Tools includes a slide that quotes my blog post: I'm becoming convinced that folks in the informal learning realm are quite willing to live with "free range" learning.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow. Next month, a new aggregator on Working Smarter from Internet Time Alliance , sponsored by Xyleme , will replace Informal Learning Flow. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - Forbes.com: News , November 14, 2010. How Facebook and Twitter Are Replacing Blogging - Forbes.com: News , November 4, 2010. Beware the Internet as liberation theology - Forbes.com: News , September 8, 2010.

Informal Learning Flow

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Professional learning is increasingly driven by demand, not supply. You decide what you need or want to learn and you go get it when you feel like it. Since you chose your topic rather than being told, you’re more likely to retain information you find. To keep from drowning in the gusher of discoveries, news, and insight on the net, astute foragers use services to filter the noise and present headlines worthy of further investigation. Need more information?

The Value of Personal Learning Networks

B Online Learning

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