Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. • 10% of learning occurs via formal training (eg classes). • 20% on informal learning. Whatever is required to make the learning experience authentic and effective.

Evaluating Informal Learning

Social Learning

My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” The post Evaluating Informal Learning appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs through feedback from others.

Evaluating Informal Learning

Social Learning

My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” The post Evaluating Informal Learning appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

learning market The Secret to Getting Learning Results Isn't What You Think The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think 2 3The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think 1 Broadening. Managers Page 16 Example 2: Information. effective learning.

Informal Learning


While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures.

Is Informal Learning The Same As Social Learning?

Upside Learning

Very often I find that informal and social learning are grouped together. Social Learning Social Learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Social Learning Informal Learning Sure there are some overlaps between the two, but they are not necessarily one and the same. Let's start by looking at their definitions. Marcia Conner, author of The […].

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Teams who learn. take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. What are some signs that it’s a good time for individual or team learning? Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training.

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.

Leveraging Informal Learning Methods


Learning can take many forms. Most of us are familiar with, and can clearly define, what constitutes a formal learning engagement. Be it in a classroom or corporate boardroom, a formal learning event is pretty easy to recognize. But what about informal learning?

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.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer


It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

I was taking a stand against accommodating learning styles and cited several online articles supporting my position. Nothing I could say or do, including offering the original research about the ineffectiveness of accommodating learning styles, would be heard.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


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.

Research Brief: Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning


We know people learn and retain more information through informal channels , on-the-job experience and coaching, but most companies still expect their people to gain the bulk of their knowledge through more formal, structured means. Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning.

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What is Informal Learning?

Growth Engineering

According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Informal learning. But in actuality, you’ve probably learned a lot more away from the classroom and in the workplace itself.

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning


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.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Hands-on experiential learning. You learn by doing. find out how to integrate learning into workflow. Informal Learning Just Ja

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS


How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? This method of learning is called informal learning. How an LMS Encourages Informal Learning.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning


“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. How can we define informal learning? Workers rely most on informal learning. Learning informal learning

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

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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INFOGRAPHIC: Formal Learning vs Informal Learning

Growth Engineering

According to the 70:20:10 framework , formal learning accounts for only 10% of what we retain. This means that informal learning makes up 90% of everything we learn! But before you can do that, you need to get a firm grasp of what exactly is meant by formal and informal.

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training


As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. In other words: the format of most e-learning is a piece of content followed by an assessment question.

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? Often, it is referred to as learning by experience or just as experience.

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Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The main informal learning activities […]. Social learning

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces so that human brain can easily digest the new information. Start by defining your training goal and then specifying your learning objectives.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Learning is social.

6 Benefits of Informal Learning


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?

I wouldn’t call it informal learning

Jay Cross

If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t call it Informal Learning. Better I should have talked about Experiential Learning , for that’s the informal learning with the most impact. People learn by doing. Informal Learning

Why you should start measuring informal learning today


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.

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Social Learning

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning. This means adding about $36B to formal learning.

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Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — So, what differentiates knowledge from information? A learner gains knowledge when he/she uses the provided information to actually do things and receives feedback about what he/she has done.