Formal vs informal learning and what the LMS should do about them

Matrix

That we learn something new all the time is more than an overused cliché; it is actually fact. Every time we buy a new piece of technology, be it a smartphone, a TV or a blender, we need to learn how to use it. Adult learning is very much connected to need and usefulness and as a result it’s paramount for instructional designers to prove the importance of any material they present and allow for learners to go about finding what they think is of educational value at a certain point.

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. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

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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. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Just like a typical online course, without the fancy software or specialist skills. If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Informalise learning.

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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. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

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. I will highlight a few shifts and trends that will likely have an impact on the role of a CU in today’s world: Capability development and continuous learning will be critical to business success.

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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. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

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. I will highlight a few shifts and trends that will likely have an impact on the role of a CU in today’s world: Capability development and continuous learning will be critical to business success.

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. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

How to drive up learner engagement in digital training

Matrix

There are so many adjectives connected to learning remotely at the present time that it’s very difficult to discern which is which. There is e-learning, online learning, virtual learning, hybrid learning, blended learning, digital learning, and I’m sure at least a couple of more.

Increasing Use Of Employee Training Software With The Spread Of Digitization

G-Cube

E-learning has evolved as the most significant tool to address these business challenges. Training a workforce spread across different geographical locations poses a daunting challenge on several aspects including coordinating and maintaining a comprehensive learning experience for learners. So, the key to training success in today’s era would be the adoption of an LMS which supports dynamic learning with learners’ collaboration and knowledge sharing.

What does a company need an LMS and an LRS for?

Matrix

Being a learning specialist requires knowing a lot more than how to design and deliver training, whether online or face to face. It’s a relief that Google is so helpful and readily available or any conference on the subject of learning could turn into a complete mystery anthology for a lot of participants. Yet LRS (Learning Record Store) and LXP (Learning Experience Platform) have also emerged as must-haves for organizational learning in the twenty first century.

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How learning technologies help improve employee productivity

Matrix

Turning to technology may not be the best or only solution, but it definitely helps identify and monitor some of these factors, allowing managers to make informed decisions to improve productivity. Read more: How to create highly personalized learning paths for your employees.

Breaking down silos between learning, engagement and performance

CLO Magazine

In many organizations, human resources, learning, engagement and performance teams work in isolation. While this isn’t always a problem, it does increase the likelihood of crossed wires, conflicting information, confused communications, duplication of effort and missed opportunities.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Learning record store.

3 Perks of using an LMS for training remote workers

Matrix

While the logistics for efficiently performing the tasks have been put into place with amazing speed in the face of impending need, there still is one very important aspect to be considered: the way people will learn in these new circumstances. Learning is readily available and easy to track.

Quiz: Have you got the New Workplace Learning mindset?

Jane Hart

Following my recent posting, Social learning is not a new training trend , I’ve had a few comments from readers that suggest they were not able to see the difference between the two workplace learning approaches I described – in particular the difference in the “mindset” involved. 1) Do you think that formal learning (ie training, workshops, courses, e-learning) is the only appropriate way that people should learn to do their jobs?

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. I hasten to say that there are other avenues we wish were getting attention, but we realize the following trends have practical priorities for the majority of our clients: Micro Learning — Short learning segments have multiple advantages, but what stands out is their facilitation of getting to specifically needed content very quickly. You can learn more about Michael here.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2018

Matrix

Luckily enough they have the possibility to draw informed predictions and forecasts about the foreseeable future. Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2018. E-learning already is the preferred method for corporate training and it is developing as fast as the technology behind it. These are probably the biggest novelties to be incorporated in e-learning design. What was achieved by informative videos or animations could be done by creating realistic environments.

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Free eBook: eLearning Trends In 2019 – Your Guide To Enhance, Measure, Maximize The Impact And Returns On Your Learning Strategies In 2019

EI Design

This free eBook, eLearning Trends in 2019, the fourth one in this series, has been designed to be your guide to enhance, measure, and maximize the impact and returns on your learning strategies in 2019. eLearning Trends In 2019 – Your Guide To Enhance, Measure, Maximize The Impact And Returns On Your Learning Strategies In 2019. Facilitate the application of the acquired learning on the job. Mobile Learning. Informal Learning. Social Learning.

7 Employee Retention Tips From the Experts

Edume

Is there a way to stop this rising global trend in its tracks? It’s true - 86% of employees believe it’s important for employers to provide learning opportunities. Instead, to secure success “employers need to be strategic, intentional, and proactive about informal learning”.

7 Employee Retention Tips From the Experts

Edume

Is there a way to stop this rising global trend in its tracks? It’s true - 86% of employees believe it’s important for employers to provide learning opportunities. Instead, to secure success “employers need to be strategic, intentional, and proactive about informal learning”.

5 Modern Learning Principles To Drive Higher Sales Performance

Allego

This is the first of a two-part blog series recapping Allego’s recent webinar: 5 Modern Learning Principles To Drive Higher Sales Performance, featuring Mike Kunkle. Even players in the shipping industry of the early 19 th century learned this lesson as companies that first adopted newly available steamship technology could traverse shipping lanes at four times the speed—while competitors who continued investing in ships with next-gen masts and sails floundered (no pun intended).

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Top 3 benefits of adaptive learning in corporate training

Matrix

Recent developments such as Virtual and Augmented Reality as well as the introduction of gamification in corporate learning are changing the face of training. Continue with: Why all the hype surrounding augmented learning? With corporate education becoming almost entirely learner-centric, the solution I was advocating in one of my previous articles is personalized adaptive learning. Top 3 benefits of adaptive learning in corporate training. E-learning

DAU: Becoming a modern learning platform in 2021 … it’s about the song!

CLO Magazine

During Woolsey’s own tenure, and due to his leadership, DAU continued in its excellence journey and was repeatedly recognized and ranked in the top 10 by Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite awards, culminating in its recognition as CLO’s Organization of the Year in 2018.

Are you an Agnostic or Principled Learning Professional?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: As learning professionals, have we analyzed how our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performanc e environments? Are you an AGNOSTIC or PRINCIPLED Learning Professional? Perhaps, the Agnostic is the unbounded innovator in us and the Princip led is the traditionalist in us. __ As learning professionals, have we analyzed h ow our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performance environments?

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Free L&D webinars for September 2019

Limestone Learning

But it’s always worthwhile to make time for learning, and this month there’s a great selection of free webinars to support you in your business goals. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How the Workforce Learns 2019 (Free for ATD members) The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. Does L&D curate learning? Design learning?

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The 18 Most Interesting Articles and Interviews in 2015

WalkMe Training Station

These 18 articles and interviews, written by the best employee training, discuss the challenges training managers today face, upon the shifting world of eLearning, and especially the collision of formal and informal learning. The worst employee training experience ever includes you forgetting to train the leadership, and not providing continuous learning. Great Interview with Yann LeCun on Deep Learning. HR Learn from Elementary Schools Educators.

Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

Free for ATD members) In this interactive webcast with virtual learning expert Cindy Huggett, you’ll learn what’s new in virtual training and five recent trends impacting it. You’ll see recent research on virtual classrooms, including the implications of mobile devices for online learning; the move toward short, live learning snippets; and the explosion of streaming video. You’ll learn techniques for creating clear, professional slides in PowerPoint.

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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

How to Make The SAAS Decision

CLO Magazine

Companies have much to consider when evaluating whether to buy software as a service for their learning management needs, including cost, user functionality, security and how to troubleshoot problems. SaaS enterprise systems, such as learning management systems, may not be viable for every organization. ” Some organizations Muhammad has worked with are subject to compliance regulations such as personally identifiable information.

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Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

New learning helps too, and September is full of free webinars that can add to your knowledge stores! The key to learning success in these instances, though, is getting this high-quality material to trainees as quickly as possible. During the session, you will learn: About the latest eLearning trends, tools, and strategies to consider when building an engaging and future-proofed training program. If we’re so well-trained and informed, why aren’t we more effective?”

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Because (1) LMSs in corporations are primarily used to track stuff (IMHO) so until open source is truly able to slice and dice data (often custom reports) for executives they won't replace commercial LMSs. (2) I'm fairly certain that google analytics could crawl a moodle install and reveal some amazing tracking measurements. Cammy, I think you're on the right track.

Free L&D webinars for July 2018

Limestone Learning

You won’t feel like you’re slacking off because you’re learning!) Friday, July 6, 2018, 6:30AM – 7:30AM PT: Turning Reluctant Learning into Fans (Free for ATD members) ATD 2018 took place in San Diego this year, and this webcast will share the highlights—including a great tip on how to overcome massive resistance fast. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The reasons why new managers—including learning and development managers—need their own onboarding program.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. 0160; A few weeks ago I created a survey about Mobile Learning. Peer in learning.

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Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

If only we could gobble up information as easily as Easter chocolate. Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other.