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.

Learn to create infographics like a boss!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

An effective infographic has the power to inform, impress, and influence.   Bring with you: examples, ideas, and some creative juice! Infographics with Piktochart: Quick Start. As learning tools, infographics can support learning transfer and retention. On top of all that, they are FUN to concoct! During this class you will explore visual communication basics and design principles as well as traditional infographic categories and when to use each.

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The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Dashe & Thomson

For example, in a Klint Finley interview called Five Principles for Improving Social Enterprise Adoption , Yakabod CEO Scott Ryser cites the importance of “political juice.” Informal Learning Klint Finley Laurie Buczek Social Enterprise workforce collaboration

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Why L&D Should Use Data in Business Storytelling


As an L&D practitioner, you collect learning data, build reports, and create analytics infrastructure to make better-informed decisions. Other people may not interpret information the same way you do—or even know how to interpret your facts and figures without proper context. Detailed information makes a story colorful and interesting, so weave it logically into your story to get the results you want. Bob: I need some juice. Sally: Ok, you should have some juice.

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5 Ways to Use New Generation Learning Tools

CLO Magazine

Many businesses have tried to combat this by juicing up their culture with foosball tables and all-you-can-eat sushi lunches. believe a significant amount of knowledge goes unshared with colleagues who could use that information.

How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation for eLearning Professionals

SHIFT eLearning

Here''s an simple, biological, and clear overview of learning and the brain: Process One: Get Information. The information-gathering part of the cycle engages the sensory cortices--the outer layer of our cerebral cortex that gets input from the outside of world of experience.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Learners can subscribe to “Learning Lists” similar to media playlists, record video of themselves handling objections, rate and comment on others’ videos, take notes, document ride-alongs and other informal training. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists.

What is blended learning and why it matters?


This also allows the material to be supplemented with additional information provided by the instructor, like short comprehension tests for after they’ve watched a video. P.S. No inquiries about juice blenders please.

5 Challenges Facing Managers Today (And What To Do About It)

Growth Engineering

You could generate conversations to get the creative juices flowing. For anyone in the dark about this (lucky you!) – the term describes teams that are inward-looking and inclined to hold onto information rather than sharing their knowledge.

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E-Learning Design Part 5: Learning through Creating (Blooms 21)


These levels range from the basic function of understanding and recalling new information, to the more complex function of evaluating new information and connecting it with other knowledge.

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How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool


It has your creative juices on a free flow! Are you aiming to provide information, skill or change in behavior? So, you have the content ready with learning objectives. You have also planned out the assessment items and completed the storyboard.

4 Ways to Design Learning Spaces That Foster Engagement


Think about it: If you’re feeling totally uninspired, getting up, moving around, and maybe even finding a new place to sit could be a simple way to get juices flowing again.

ET and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

What makes it exciting is not just the technology but where it can still go – and that is what really gets the juices flowing – just like a nice NY strip steak (I digress). Simply put, learning management systems and the way information is disbursed to learners.

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How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint to Gamify Your Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

By following one of the methods described above, you can really juice up your course! Select fun and informative videos from the millions available online and use them to enhance your courses and presentations. Gamification means using the principles of game design in another context; for example, a training program or an e-Learning course. An e-Learning course that has been gamified will include elements such as challenges, rewards, and repeated attempts.

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eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

When selecting the best course authoring software for your content, look at the range of ways in which you’ll be able to present information and provide opportunities for learners to interact with that content and really explore it. Now that you have stirred up your creative juices and unleashed the training expert within you, the next big question to ask yourself is how much money you are willing to invest in this new field. All prepared to kick-start your elearning journey?

Mark your calendars: ScreencastCamp 2014

Visual Lounge

And, I loved everything about it – archery, backpacking, learning about nature, making friendship bracelets , canoeing, drinking bug juice and more. Here’s more information about ScreencastCamp : What is ScreencastCamp? You can find more information about ScreencastCamp here.

Writing Amazing Business Reports


But things don’t need to be so hard, here are a few tips that’ll help you get your writing (and formatting) juices flowing: Business Report 101 — The Basics. Is Your Report Informational or Analytical? Don’t drown your audience with a deluge of information.

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

Mark Oehlert

Design (via CSS Juice ) GoWare (personal mobile portal) Article on Bitlet (Bit Torrent extension for Firefox) via Webware Animoto looks very cool.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

At the end of Level 1, Kirkpatrick now recommends a focus group to get information that wouldn’t be available right after the course was completed and to provide links to Levels 2 and 3. to results through a chain of evidence using the data and information from each of the first three levels.

Kirkpatrick Model Good or Bad? The Epic Mega Battle!

Will at Work Learning

we are measuring Levels 1 and 2, so we need to measure Level 3’), and, by ignoring the actual purpose for evaluation, risks providing no information of value to stakeholders… (p. Will: Okay, I think we’ve squeezed the juice out of this tobacco.

Creating Great Stories for eLearning

Vignettes Learning

On the other hand, eLearning designers, as many may say, "don't have the creative juices" to craft powerful titles and stories. Synthesis: Create great stories for learning by exploring sources and methods like business artifacts, business practices or memes, personal tips, workarounds, how-to’s, self-help solutions and even people’s backgrounds. Systematically collected stories can become a reference library for elearning programs. Disney and Pixar recently released the movie "Brave."

World of Learning Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

I have never had so many people stop in on the floor, thanking me and telling me how much information they received that will be useful. . A lot of attendees are hungry for e-learning information, especially when it comes to specifics such as authoring tools and LMS/learning systems, heck even m-learning and yep, gamification, gaming courses and video courses. I should have recorded these little gems, but my phone had a little juice left, so wasn’t doable.

Workforce Tests That Match Your Learning Objectives: The Issue of Fidelity

Convergence Training

In this article, we’re going to give you tips about something related to test creation that learning experts call fidelity (no, not THAT fidelity–this is not a notably juice blog post despite the wedding ring image above). You can read our related article Testing Employees After Training: Best Practices for Workforce Training Evaluation for more information about creating test questions and “real world” performance assessments.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

If you’ve been having more and more of those days that just don’t get your juices flowing, take a look at this short piece with some tried and true strategies for finding your creativity. Read on for this week’s best articles from human resources and employee training experts.

10.2 Strategic Ways to Ensure Learning Begets Performance Improvement

Wonderful Brain

Everyone likes to be noticed and in print (on the screen page), it carries a lot of juice, ergo loyalty and effort. Information must be more granular. Capture all of this information, archive it, and treat it as a contract.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

My learning style is visual, so I always need to do research about a new concept and get a picture of the information in my head. Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies.

Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer

Visual Lounge

I work for the State of Alabama, Department of Finance, Information Services Division (ISD). It has all been self-taught; surfing the web and using the TechSmith website to get a lot of how-to information. His information was invaluable to me.

eLearning Principles from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling

Coffee and Design

Click the link above for more information. Online students should introduce themselves to the class in an innovative way other than just a thread in the general discussion area to get the creative juices flowing and a means of connection beyond superficial facts. Can you teach creativity? Can you teach creativity online? Can you teach creativity to more than 44 thousand students online?

Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool

Absorb LMS

Invariably, these so-called learning management system selection tools suffer from one or more of the following design flaws: They ask vendors to provide information they won’t ever disclose and/or is not relevant to the acquisition of a learning management system.

Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool

Absorb LMS

Invariably, these so-called learning management system selection tools suffer from one or more of the following design flaws: They ask vendors to provide information they won’t ever disclose and/or is not relevant to the acquisition of a learning management system.

Saffron responds to new e-learning challenges for recruiters

Spicy Learning

Saffron Interactive is pleased to announce a new project to launch an e-learning platform for Recruitment Juice, an innovative recruitment training company. When Recruitment Juice was faced with the task of creating an e-learning platform to deliver this training for a major recruitment consultancy they turned to Saffron Interactive’s LMS in-a-box. Contact us for more information or a demonstration of Saffron’s Moodle-in-a-box. About Recruitment Juice.

Want to Transition from Classroom To Blended Learning? Follow the 3-step Strategy!


If your e-learning lacks any of these, work out a way to fill in the gaps , otherwise you won’t be able to drive the maximum juice out of your e-learning initiatives.

3 Brainstorm Ideas for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

You also get your creative juices flowing and learn to think about things in different ways. The learner clicks a title and it takes them to that chunk of information. Your either sharing information to keep the learner informed or you’re teaching a skill to do the job better.

Baking the Cookies: Hiring Learning Consultants to be Successful

Wonderful Brain

Neither has the consultant time, nor the political juice to do much that won’t end in termination anyway. Friendly, OK, bull sessions about the company the boss or fishing around for information staff believes you have (and you doing the same) is a big, fat, no. So many words have been written about dysfunctional organizations, if weighed would easily capsize…oh, say an aircraft carrier.

HP Is Playing Learning Games

CLO Magazine

Information technology company Hewlett-Packard (HP) develops and maintains a workforce of more than 250,000 employees. Whenever critical changes are made, such as updates to the sales process, the entire staff needs to be informed so they can do their jobs properly. The goal was to keep the game interesting so learners will continue to play, without making it overly difficult so they can retain the core information being taught.

8(ish) Apps for Summer Travel Plans

Visual Lounge

Another good one is called ‘Food Tripping’ and it gives you the closest eateries, juice joints, farmers’ markets, microbreweries, and such depending on where you are! With summer underway, TechSmithies are heading out across the state of Michigan, the U.S. and beyond.