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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Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. I’ve been ranting about informal and computer-supported learning in organizations for twelve years now. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning.

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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. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010. Elements for Constructing Social Learning Environments - Workplace Learning Today , March 16, 2010.

Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

A funny thing happened while we were learning informally. A few astute people noticed it, wrote about it and brought it to the forefront of the learning arena. In fact, the buzz about informal learning seems to grow every day. Learning is adaptation.

15 Types Of Microlearning For Formal And Informal Learning In The Workplace

Adobe Captivate

Today, it is an important component of formal and informal training. In this article, I share 15 types of microlearning that you can use for formal and informal learning. Formal And Informal Learning In The Workplace: 15 Types Of Microlearning. Learn.

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. Challenge 1: Creating content for on-demand learning.

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“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

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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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening.

Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning

G-Cube

Not only training managers, but employees themselves are fast realizing this and are open to the concept of ‘perennial learning’ in the workplace. There are many learning practices that are prevalent in the modern workplace and each one comes with its associated ‘knowledge behavior’.

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Presenting The Current Trends In eLearning

QuoDeck

eLearning is a new era in the learning industry. It provides an individual with the flexibility to learn based on their own time, pace and availability. There are already many number of successful e learning platforms all over the internet like Udemy, Udacity, Teachable etc.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

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.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

What Is Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. Mobile Learning mLearning

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Theories and Models Of and For Online Learning" (First Monday)

Mark Oehlert

The authorscontributing to this paper see this past as an incubation period forthe emergence of new teaching and learning practices.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

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?

Why are we still talking xAPI?

Ideaon

Global E-Learning market industry is expected to grow from $176.12 But an exploding media with an overwhelming Social media and the need to harness the learning content that is garnered from different sources became imperative. Learning Anywhere Anytime. And online and offline.

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Why Your Employees Need Mobile Training

LearnDash

How Mobile Training Innovates the Learning Process. Not every learner has access to a computer at work or during convenient learning times. Use Microtraining to Make Learning More Efficient. Mobile learning lets employees finish training where and when they can.

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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.

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3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality

TOPYX LMS

Every social learning management system (LMS) needs Tin Can API functionality. Tin Can API “is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). Team-based e-learning.

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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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Tin Can API: What It Has in Store for Online Learning Environments

ProProfs

In a traditional classroom-based teaching and learning environment, the only time you get to assess the knowledge of each learner is at the end of tests and examinations. What you need is a data-driven learning & development (L&D) process and that’s where Tin Can API steps in.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Provide a central and manageable system for both online and offline training. Works excellent for course management, delivery and tracking of formal learning. Still focused on formal learning to be pushed to learners. Social and Informal learning trends.

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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5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

” “Lionel completes level two of a mobile learning game on sales skills.” All this data is reported to an LRS – or learning record store. Informal learning activities are reported to the LRS. Do these sound familiar?

The Best of e-Learning in January

Trivantis

Want to know what we’ve been reading over at Your Everything for e-Learning Place? Check out these 10 articles we’ve chosen to share with you this month to provide some e-Learning tips and the latest details on industry trends. Stop Trying to Formalize Informal Learning!

10 Advantages Of Leveraging LMS For Blended Learning

Upside Learning

Earlier I had shared the 8 things to follow while implementing blended learning via an LMS. For some of you the question might still be – why should my, or any organization for that matter, implement blended learning via an LMS? Easy and secure exchange of learning data.

Tin Can API: A Must for Blended Learning

Origin Learning

Learning in the 21 st century has become all-pervasive, transcending physical boundaries of a classroom-and- instructor based format. The new era recognizes the importance of informal learning as much as formal learning. to further enhance the learning experience.

How Experience API Can Support Personalized E-Learning in Organizations

Origin Learning

The future of corporate learning is personalized learning – the ideal that organizations are and will be trying to reach by capturing learning metrics and using data analytics to derive actionable information from it.

4 Learning and Development Trends That Will Shape Your 2019

CLO Magazine

To help you prepare for the changes to come in 2019, we’ve put together a list of the top learning and development trends you need to know about. Mobile Learning. Learners are also increasingly downloading their courses to consume offline on their mobile devices.

What is Tin Can?

eFront

The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). This API captures the activities that happen as part of learning experiences. Mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning, and collaborative learning are just some of the things that can now be recognized and communicated well with the Tin Can API.