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.

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

Adobe Captivate

The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development clearly establishes the need for L&D teams to focus on informal learning. In this article, I outline the significance of Performance Support Tools (PSTs) and how they can boost 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. It’s hard to track what individuals are doing every day.

Performance Support Basics: 3 Lessons on Learning Portals

Bottom-Line Performance

Learning portals are a great example of a learner-centered solution. When designed with learners’ needs in mind, they are an excellent performance support tool. Essentially, a learning portal is an online knowledge sharing tool. A learning portal is not an LMS.

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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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Your Performance Support Doesn't Speak xAPI? 3 Reasons it Should

Ontuitive

And you know that it’s an emerging learning technology standard that facilitates the collection and communication of data related to the wide range of ways in which a learner interacts with formal or informal learning assets.

March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?

Spark Your Interest

How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? change the balance of formal vs. informal in our organizations?

Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. “There’s no substitute for experience” is a common adage for those who have learned by doing during a long career.

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

EI Design

The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development clearly establishes the need for L&D teams to focus on informal learning. In this article, I outline the significance of Performance Support Tools (PSTs) and how they can boost learning.

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.

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.

How to Make Informal Learning Work for a Distributed Sales Team

Pract.us

Most salespeople have to learn their craft through experience. It’s hard to track what individuals are doing. 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.

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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. 70 to 80% of learning professionals are now using these tools.

A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

Most learning does not happen in a classroom or online. It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Leaders can promote this activity and track it to increase development and facilitate talent management. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning.

How To Use Microlearning To Promote Informal Learning At The Workplace

Adobe Captivate

Driven by passion and motivation, informal learning enables learners to pick the learning content they’re interested in, and learn at their own pace. In this article, I show how you can use microlearning to promote informal learning at the workplace.

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. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,

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.

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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Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries.

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

Learnnovators

In the same survey HR and talent executives graded themselves a C-minus for overall performance, citing a large capability shortfall, with 77% of respondents ranking the need to re-skill HR function among the top quartile of their priorities. 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.

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70:20:10: Drive performance by enacting change in your learning culture

Docebo

Informal learning combined with formal training can boost employee engagement and retention. One of the biggest organizational L&D challenges is making sure employees are not only engaged with the learning content they’re being presented, but that they also retain it.

Cognitive Advisors Releases Mobile Coaching Feature to Support On-the-Job Learning by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Cognitive Advisors announces the release of a new version of the TREK Learning Experience Manager. The mobile, cloud-based application manages, captures, and tracks experiential and informal learning and provides managers and coaches with an easy way to monitor progress and give feedback.

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’.

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.

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.

Cognitive Advisors Showcases “The Un-LMS”—Mobile Software to Support 70:20:10 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Cognitive Advisors will showcase the new TREK Learning Experience Manager at The eLearning Guild’s. The TREK Learning Experience Manager, built from the ground up on the Experience API. xAPI), is a mobile cloud-based application that manages, captures, and tracks experiential learning and. informal learning. Learning Systems Management Mobile Learning Performance Support

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.

Andy Whitaker "Matching Learning Paths w/Performance Using Tin Can" #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Matching learning to performance with Tin Can Most "learning activity" is tracked in orgs in an LMS using SCORM. But if you try to understand how learning is impacting the business, you might be spinning your wheels. Questions to ask of your org''s tracking abilities: Are you able to track (in an effective and efficient way) all learning activities, not just those in your LMS? So you can funnel LOTS of data into a learning record store.

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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Get the Benefits of Employee Training with Lower Costs

Pract.us

You can save money on a robust employee training program by using informal learning techniques. They perform better, stay in their jobs longer, and create happier customers. You can use informal on-the-job training to improve performance and save money.

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What to track?

Learning Rocks

Something that I often struggle with when I'm dealing with clients is "what is it you want to record about this learning event?" Part and parcel of their specifications is typically a locked down navigation that forces the learner through a linear learning route - exactly the sort of thing that Donald Clark pours cold water on here and vexes Cammy at Learning Visions.

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What to track?

Learning Rocks

Something that I often struggle with when I'm dealing with clients is "what is it you want to record about this learning event?" Part and parcel of their specifications is typically a locked down navigation that forces the learner through a linear learning route - exactly the sort of thing that Donald Clark pours cold water on here and vexes Cammy at Learning Visions.

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The Un-carrier™ Improves Performance on the Front Line (Part One)

dVinci Interactive

At the TrainingIndustry.com conference, I spoke with David Unruh of T-Mobile who, along with his colleague Tony Gonzalez, led a session at the conference about their learning ecosystem. Just as T-Mobile seeks to re-invent wireless service plans, David strives to re-invent training and performance support for their 22,000 customer service representatives. A primary focus of David and his team is getting newly-hired customer service representatives supporting customers faster.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. It’s DIY learning.

How To Boost Your Workforce Performance With Mobile Apps?

EI Design

It comes as no surprise that most Learning and Development teams are updating their learning strategy to factor for mLearning or mobile learning. Here is how mobile apps can be a useful addition to your corporate learning strategy. What Are Mobile Apps For Learning?

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.

Can PeopleCloud support learning in all its contexts?

Clive on Learning

Last week I posted that Formal learning doesn't need to be all that formal. My argument was that well-designed formal interventions can extend beyond the confines of the course to include elements that would normally be regarded as 70 or 20 in the 70:20:10 model or experiential , on-demand or non-formal in the model I present in The New Learning Architect. Learning professionals have no real difficulty in supporting the formal element of their work, i.e. providing access to courses.