Proliferating Portals

Clark Quinn

After my last blog post , a commenter asked a pertinent question: Many organizations/companies have multiple intranets, wiki sites, and so forth, often making it difficult for employees to know where to go when they want an answer or more information. Let’s say you are the Director of a company’s Education/Training department and you want to move more toward information learning. I hear it all the time: I ask “are you using portals?&#

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Formalizing informal learning?

Clark Quinn

The Entreprise Collaborative has a new question , asking whether we can formalize informal learning. To me, it’s not about formalizing informal learning so much as explicitly supporting it versus ignoring it. Like the proverbial ’stuff’, informal learning happens. To me, it is more a matter of providing infrastructure to support informal learning, and facilitating informal learning as well.


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How To Capture Informal Learning Data to Tell The Complete Learning Story

Riptide Software

Before we begin our dive into informal learning, it’s important to baseline that learning is happening everywhere. We’ll explore exactly what this means in a minute, but learning does not simply happen within an LMS or Sharepoint portal. informal learning learning data

4 Killer Examples Of Learning Portals For Corporate Training

Adobe Captivate

Usage of learning portals for corporate training initiatives is gaining momentum. In this article, I share 4 examples of how you can use them for both formal and informal learning to increase employee engagement. Learning Portals For Corporate Training: What Are Their Key Characteristics? Learning portals are knowledge repositories featuring learning paths, and they are designed to meet specific initiatives. Social learning.

Survey on Extreme or Informal Learning

Jay Cross

From my pal Curt Bonk at Indiana University: My research team and I from the Instructional Systems Technology Department at Indiana University are conducting a study titled, “Collecting Stories of Extreme or Informal Learning.” ” This study explores how people learn (and teach) with technology in unique and nontraditional ways. I’m finishing up my next book, Informal Learning in Business. Where do you go to learn things?

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Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? with Bob Mosher of Learning Guide Solutions, presented by Massachusetts Chapter of ISPI and sponsored by Kineo. 3 domains: formal, informal, performance support. Part of the problem w/training is that people can’t recall – performance support helps you remember and decode what you learned. The classic cognitive chunk of recall 7 +/- 2 tidbits of information. When learning for the first time 2.

The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

I advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs). My updated premise is that an organisation – be it a corporation, university or otherwise – should facilitate two discrete but related virtual environments on behalf of its learning community: An Informal Learning Environment (ILE) which supports the learning process; and. A Formal Learning Environment (FLE) which manages that learning.

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Building Convenience Stores for Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Let’s say for a minute that our most important job as instructional designers is to create simplicity and relevancy out of chaos—the chaos of way too much information. To that end, I’d like to suggest that building a well-designed learning portal is the cornerstone to all learning solutions. Because, at their best, learning portals integrate the best qualities of convenience stores. Single-serving packaging (bite-sized learning chunks).

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Best Practices in the Next Generation of eLearning

Integrated Learnings

He began by challenging us to think about what makes our learning organizations relevant in today’s environment, and he stated five types of learning that organizations typically use. Think Big Picture - Shift your mindset from thinking of a single training “event” to a learning environment that is much bigger than a single event. You can read more about this approach in this article about Social Learning. How did that impact your learning? By Dean Hawkinson.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Essentially the Web is not just evolving gradually as it absorbs the impact of smartphones and social media; it’s changing so radically that it might be better to look at what’s happening as the birth of an entirely new concept of internet interactivity and learning. Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything. What do these little kernels of information tell us? That’s the future of self-directed learning.

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How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems. Fortunately, performance support systems have received more attention in recent years, thanks to a broader trend toward informal learning strategies. Build performance support into every blended learning effort.

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Dashe & Thomson

If an official portal is the place to get news, updates & find information – your social platform must seamlessly be an integral part of that experience. Collaboration Tools Social Media social learning user adoption Collaboration tools enterprise 2.0 Informal Learning Klint Finley Laurie Buczek Social Enterprise workforce collaborationPlenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow is back! It’s my one-stop-shop for keeping up with things that influence informal learning — and generally don’t show up on traditional learning sites. Why We Don’t Care About Information Overload - , December 8, 2009. The Two-Day Total Twitter Immersion - You Learn Something New Every Day , December 6, 2009. Tags: Informal Learning

Social Learning in Financial Services – Tales from the Real World

Dashe & Thomson

I sat down with Shane Raymond, Director of Training and Development at RBC Wealth Management , the US Wealth Management division of Toronto-based Royal Bank of Canada , to discuss social learning. Shane, a veteran of the training industry, has encountered various levels of success with social learning and I asked him to share those experiences with us. Rob : Seems like a great opportunity for reps to share information – an internal wiki or portal.

Creating Global Branded Online Learning Community and Mobile App Conference, Raleigh, NC


A branded eLearning portal for online learning communities with a branded mobile learning app for training organization and education institutions to deliver the training they desire. Your learning business is unique.

Corporate Learning Portal and Filter

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I've just finished 2 intense days with 3 of my learning colleagues at Intel. Our goal has been to try and figure out Learning at Intel 2.0. One of the most difficult spots for me is in discussing the formal training development processes in the context of the new informal learning world. Its the difference between reading the blogs of my 2 colleague's in learning: Mark Oehlert and Tony Karrer. and the changing learning ecosystem brought about by Web2.0

7 Mobile Learning Apps You Need to Know About

Growth Engineering

There was a time when trainers were the guardians of knowledge, but since the dawn of the internet, it’s never been easier for learners to forge their own learning paths. Since informal learning is now the future of L&D, learning managers need to rethink their role. They need to act more like learning facilitators and point their learners in the right direction. Here are a few mobile learning apps to help make learning that little bit easier.

My award-winning IQ

E-Learning Provocateur

Today I had the honour of collecting a Best Blended Learning Solution Award (Gold Level) at the 2010 LearnX Asia Pacific Conference. The blended learning solution in question is “IQ&# , an intranet-based portal that I developed for my colleagues at my workplace. As an L&D professional, my concern was: if someone wants to learn something, where do they start? Essentially, IQ is a site that centralises learning resources for staff.

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Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences


Whether you’re short on time, learner motivation, or just need to improve your learning culture, informal eLearning experiences offer a fresh, less rigorous way of thinking about learning. Now, informal learning is no new thing. Or what you learn about a colleague when you assist in their orientation process. Much of what we learn in the “real world” happens informally, and often without our awareness. Informal does not mean undesigned.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training" (Defense Link News)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Listening for Learning" (IT Conversations) | Main | Map of Online Communities (xkcd Rox!) to officially cut the ribbon on the new Joint Knowledge Online, or JKO, enterprise portal system. JKO’s distance-learning classes will give users a chance to learn or brush up on skills they need to operate in a challenging and constantly changing environment, Chu said.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. We learn on the job to do the job. In a time of increased business speed, learning is vital. To stay ahead and create more value, you have to learn faster, better, smarter. They have to learn on the fly.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (2)

Jay Cross

The 70 percent: learning from experience. People learn by doing. We learn from experience and achieve mastery through practice. Apprenticeship & peer learning. Apprenticeship is a time-honored method of learning by experience, but I suspect that it didn’t go down like the history books tell us. In the meantime, junior apprentices learn from senior apprentices. Nothing new there: we learn more from our peers than from our superiors.

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Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Information Era has arrived. To be successful, people must learn to learn. They must shoulder responsibility for learning what they need to know from their experience and from their peers. Learning has become a corporate survival skill. Learn or die. Tomorrow’s leaders will understand that learning is not just another discretionary item. In the information age, innovation is the competitive advantage. Learning is the business.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Product Announcement

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, December 23, 2008 New Product Announcement Just in time for the holidays: "socially-networked virtual game-based blended mobile cloudy-learning 4.0" delivered on a portal for your iPhone. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Learning Technologies 2010 – Recap

Learning is fast turning Social, Informal, & Mobile. That’s the message I’ve been hearing loud & clear from Learning Technologies 2010. He also reiterated what I personally believe in strongly – that we learn from making mistakes and by trying again & again until we succeed. Jane ( @c4lpt ) has really been on the forefront of everything related to Social Learning. The fact is Social Learning is coming at us like a revolution.

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!


The corporate training world often questions and evaluates the concept of incorporating informal learning. The question always arises whether informal learning can be added to the formal learning and if so, how both can be combined together. Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, and unplanned way to learn and gain knowledge, whereas formal learning is delivered in a systematic, intentional way with a reporting and evaluation process.

A message to CxOs about L&D myths

Clark Quinn

If it looks like school, it must be learning. We’ve all been to school, so we know what learning looks like, right? Maybe reading and writing, but beyond that, what did you learn about business, leadership, etc? And how did you learn those things? Informal learning isn’t our job. Well, it might not be if L&D truly doesn’t understand learning, but they should.

Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). The point is to characterize the relationship between underpinning infrastructure and mechanisms to support availability for formal and informal learning. Ultimately, these activities can or will be tracked through standards such as SCORM for formal learning or the new experience API (xAPI) for informal learning.

Context Beats Content

CLO Magazine

Bob Mosher is a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for APPLY Synergies, a strategic consulting firm. Personalized learning, workflow learning, the Five Moments of Need, 70-20-10, informal learning — call it what you want, but moving learning away from events and into everyday work is one of the hottest topics in our industry right now. I recently observed a learning leader trying to pitch this reorientation to key stakeholders.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Tool Kit Edition

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mindmapping Mindmaps by Using a Mindmap (and additional aliterations) | Main | Live from Adaptive Paths UX » August 12, 2007 The Tool Kit Edition Alright.lets clear out those tabs Ive been holding on to for too long now. Design (via CSS Juice ) GoWare (personal mobile portal) Article on Bitlet (Bit Torrent extension for Firefox) via Webware Animoto looks very cool.

Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content


Authoring tools refer to web-based e-learning and are designed for particular styles of learning, file formats, delivery platforms, production workflows and eLearning standards. Paradiso comes up with the top 10 authoring tools that makes learning entertaining and engaging. .

How to use an intelligent learning platform for extended enterprise learning


This was mainly due to training logistics and costs associated with setting up an effective extended enterprise learning program. Back then, we didn’t benefit from an intelligent learning platform (ILP) to help us reach and provide the same quality training to everyone. .

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. There are really two viewpoints: that of the learning and development (L&D) professional, and that of the performer. Let’s get formal learning out of the way first. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict.

To LMS or not to LMS

Clark Quinn

Should you do social learning in the LMS version of that, or have a separate system? Similarly, should you host non-course resources in the LMS or out in a portal (which is employee-focused, not siloed)? Maybe the courses also make more sense in the portal, tracked with xAPI? Now, for representing your learning, is that an LMS role, or an LRS dashboard, or…? Do we want a learning tracking system instead, and is that what an LMS if or could be for?

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The Ultimate LMS Implementation Checklist


Not only can a learning management system (LMS) centralize your training, it can also save you time and lower training costs. So, once you’ve chosen your learning management system, how do you go about successfully implementing it? . For example, maybe you want to facilitate social and informal learning through an LMS forum , enabling your employees to support, and share knowledge with their peers. Plan your portal structure. Blog Learning Management System

Learning malpractice

Clark Quinn

Let’s start with formal learning, or training. Remember, our goals are retention over time until the learning is needed, and transfer to all appropriate situations, not just ones that are seen in the learning experience. Now, realize that one of the worst things you can do to lead to long term retention is to try to have all the learning condensed into one session. Consequently, the ‘massed practice’ of the learning *event* is a broken model!

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SCORM Cloud vs Learning Management System comparison


Let’s see what are the benefits and disadvantages of SCORM Cloud vs Learning Management System. SCORM Cloud is a tool used to test the SCORM packages developed for Learning Management Systems. In addition to this, SCORM Cloud lends itself to guide the user in understanding SCORM and its use, providing information on the benefits that its implementation can bring and determining in detail how it can impact each type of company.

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.

UpsideLMS Sweeps 5 Brandon Hall Excellence In Technology Awards (2010)

Upside Learning

Learning Management Technology for Blended or Informal Learning. Learning Management Technology for Compliance Training. Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses. Social Learning Technology. Learning Management Technology for External Training. With an early adoption of Social learning components in the LMS, UpsideLMS won, second time in a row, in the category for ‘Social Learning Technology’.

Trends in L&D

Clark Quinn

The original questions and responses: How has our thinking evolved on using technology to assist in learning and development? Thinking around technology for Learning & Development has shifted from delivering ‘courses’ to looking at the entire learning and performance ecosystem where technology can not only help us perform in the moment but also develop us over time. What technology-assisted learning tools do you think hold the most potential?

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