21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]


But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs. This video offers 21 different kinds of informal learning that we engage in every day. Informal coaching. Informal feedback.

Advantages of Informal Learning for Organizations


For organizations interested in promoting employee growth, a mix of formal with informal education methods may be the key to success. Informal learning refers to the spontaneous, ad-hoc learning most of us engage in every day when we feed our curiosity or explore answers to questions provoked by our environment. This may seem mundane, but some educators estimate that as much as 80 or 90% of the information we learn happens in this casual, unstructured way.

A safer Internet?

Learning with e's

According to a recent BBC survey of 3500 parents and children, only 8% of parents thought their children had seen something upsetting on the Internet. Only 41% used safeguarding or filtering software when using the Internet. Photo by Joel Bombardier A safer Internet?

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer


Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

Inspiration trumps information

Clive on Learning

Focus on imparting high volumes of abstract information and all you will achieve is a demotivated, befuddled group of learners. In an age of ubiquitous internet access from mobile devices, those that are more intent on showing how much they know, will soon be surplus to requirements

Lies About Learners and the Internet of Things

The Peformance Improvement

David Grebow describes it this way: The app is driven by iBeacon technology connected to any cross-platform internet connected device that can pull information from the cloud. The app ‘hears’ the signal and calls the cloud for the information on that machine or piece of equipment.

Formal vs. Informal Learning Explained


The opportunity for higher quality gains is in informal learning. I have touched on informal learning before as we are seeing it grow in popularity in modern organizations. In general, informal learning refers to things like: Asking colleagues how to do something.



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Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”


Your team learns informally all the time. Through his experience, he’s recognized the power of informal learning and has helped his clients take advantage of it. Informal learning happens when people chat about their experiences or ask someone a question. Informal coaching.

How is internet changing the way you think? book review

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

In 2010 the question was: how is internet changing the way your think? Some people state that the Internet is not really changing their way of thinking, but most of the writers respond it does. Paul Bloom: "I realize how nice people can be through the Internet".

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT JAY CROSS (CEO and Chief Unlearning Officer at Internet Time Alliance). Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. Most learning about how to do a job is informal.

The Internet of Things That Help You Learn


Talk about the Internet of Things, I have seen the future of on-the-job learning. It is an app that connects any piece of machinery, with any internet connected device you already have, with very specifically chosen information you have in the cloud. Information can range from training to performance support to saftey […].

Internet of Things: Imagination is the only limit

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

A few days back, one of my colleagues mentioned about The Internet of Things (IOT) to me. Though there are a lot of ways in which the IOT has been defined, I understood it as a network of physical objects accessed through the internet.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning


Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning?

Guide 153

The Internet of Things That Help You Learn


Talking about the Internet of Things … I have seen the future of on-the-job learning. It is an app that connects any piece of machinery your company uses, with any internet-connected device you already have, and instantly and automatically delivers any specifically chosen, task-related information that exists in the cloud.

Internet Time Alliance Predictions for 2013

Performance Learning Productivity

The Principals of the Internet Time Alliance decided to take a collective look ahead to the new year, and share our predictions.

Using Mobile to Capture Informal Learning

Growth Engineering

The challenge to provide a regular stream of relevant content makes it tempting to tap the well of informal learning. With informal learning , all of the ‘content’ is tailored by the audience, for the audience. What do we mean when we talk about capturing informal learning?

Information, Hands, Presentations, Gurus, & Internet

Big Dog, Little Dog

On the information alarmageddon - Mind Hacks. The Internet in 1969 - YouTube. New York Magazine has an article arguing that the concerns about digital technology drastically affecting our minds is just hype.

Implementing an LMS (or: Good Information Never Gets Stale)


Recently I was looking for background information about implementing an LMS. Naturally I did what most people do and searched the Internet for “lms implementation.” In this age when technology changes so fast I wasn’t sure how relevant the information would be but I opened it anyway because certainly some of the 339 tips would still be useful. 337 more useful tips are included in this informative publication.

eLearning and the Internet of Things


The term “Internet of Things” was coined by British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton in 1999. So for the rest of this blog, every time I say “Internet of Things,” I’m going to need you to read it in a British accent in your head. How else could the Internet of Things impact eLearning?

eLearning Glossary 2017 Edition

Association eLearning

AR (Augmented Reality)- Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user’s environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it.

The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?

Bottom-Line Performance

Nevertheless, it is commonly quoted that 75% of what we learn is “informal.” ” (See Marcia Connor’s 2004 article on Informal Learning to see the research on this.) Informal learning is…what happens the rest of the time.”. Okay, so maybe 67.5%

Dark face of the Internet

Learning with e's

Brett, who represents the internet education safety company INESS was a policeman in Queensland for 15 years and during that time he was involved in detecting, identifying and prosecuting almost 100 internet predators.

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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

You Use Information Skimming to Avoid Drowning in Data


We may be living in the Information Age, but most of us can’t conceive how massively informative it really is. The Internet is growing at a rate of 3.7% We use information skimming. The Information Age has disrupted the attention economy, rather than destroyed our brains.

Epignosis at the Future Internet Assembly


In the advanced stage of the information society in which we live in, education and skills acquisition have become more important than ever. Visualization of information (Infographics). TinCan (a light protocol for collecting, analyzing and acting upon learning information).

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning ….&#%!? Need to think about New Learning Principles: Rapid Mobile Collaborative Immersive (we don’t want to be lectured at) Formal vs. Informal – a spectrum Examples of a formal learning activity: webinar, classroom, lecture, etc. Examples of informal: Water cooler, SoMe Informal learning is never intentional. Lance asks: What happens if you add intentionality to an informal activity? [My notes from a webinar.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning.

The changing shape of the internet

Clive on Learning

Chris Anderson’s article The web is dead: long live the internet , in the August edition of Wired magazine, has attracted a lot of attention, including mine, but for many the title of the article would mean very little. Perhaps one team in ten gets the answer right – the 1990s – because they know the internet goes back a long way and they believe the web and the internet are the same thing.

Modern LMS – Imparting Knowledge, not passing information


Breaking down the LMS walls, a paper written by Michael Hotrum of Athabasca University, Canada, questions the relevance of traditional LMSs in successfully imparting knowledge, as opposed to passing information.

Ignoring Informal

Clark Quinn

However, I noticed something that really struck me, based upon the work I’ve been doing with my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance (formerly TogetherLearn). Overall, there seems to be no awareness of the whole thrust of social and informal learning. Ok, so Jay’s book on Informal Learning is relatively new, and the concrete steps may still be being sorted out, but there’s a lot there.

Junky Informal Learning

Jay Cross

1-800-GOT-JUNK (“Junk”) came by Internet Time Lab to pick up 24 months of trash. Informal LearningThe two thirty-somethings who showed up were pleasant, hard-working, and efficient. One fellow liked his job because it fix his life as a musician.

Take a free Cyber Security course for Safer Internet Day 2018

Ed Microlearning

At Ed Microlearning, we believe that a safe and secure internet is a better internet for everyone, and that microlearning can play a part in educating teams, employees and staff members on the importance of safe online practices.

Internet culture

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Internet is so pervasive that Internet values are blowing back into real life. I expect attitudes like Internet values to underpin exemplary corporate learning in the future. When information abounds, peers take over. Don’t bet against the Internet.

Innovative Minds, Internet, Information, & Bored

Big Dog, Little Dog

The network -- the Internet, that is -- has become, literally, our computer. The different components that used to be isolated in the closed box of the PC -- the hard drive for storing information, the microchip for processing information, the applications for manipulating information -- can now be dispersed throughout the world, integrated through the Internet and shared by everyone. decided to name "information overload" as problem of the year for 2007.

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

Coffee and Design

I have been thinking a lot lately about the concepts of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc. Or have you heard of Internet Archive, best known for their WayBackMachine which currently has 391 billion archived webpages. Talk about information glut.

Clay Shirky on collaboration via the internet

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Yesterday, I found this video from the tedtalks with Clay Shirky talking about collaboration via the internet versus institutions. The infrastructure offered by the internet is generic, accessible to anybody. Journalist used to be a solution to the problem of public information.