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.

Prevent users from accessing content in your knowledge base under certain conditions


You can control readers from accessing specific content in your knowledge base using conditional content rules. These rules can be applied to a lot of elements in your knowledge base – from a single sentence all the way up to an entire folder.


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Don’t Control Knowledge, Let the Base Free

Nick Leffler

Hopefully dropping some knowledge on the knowledge-base will open the flood gates. There’s been a few times when a knowledge base has popped up in my world lately, from where I put things in a closed internal environment to being available to the public. I’m writing specifically about an internal knowledge base for employees to put some context around what you read here, not the public knowledge base which is another animal.

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations. It is estimated that probably as much of 80% of learning within an organisation is informal, with formal training constituting the other 20%. What is informal learning?

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”


Communities foster collaboration and cooperation, exchange of diverse perspectives and creation of entirely new knowledge. I just finished reading an HBR article by Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby called Beyond Automation , which is the trigger for this post.

Instructional Design Model – A Framework to Develop Instructional Materials [Infographic]

CommLab India

To know more information about Instructional Design Models, check out our infographic below.

eLearning Learning in Partnership with Training Magazine Network

Kapp Notes

Two resources for information are coming together to create one great stop for elearning information. See the eLearning Learning content 1/2 down the screen.

Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning


From hectic work schedules to lack of motivation , there are plenty of obstacles that modern learners must overcome in order to build skills and absorb new information. Thus, online learners won’t be able to quickly access the information they need.

Knowledge Guru Summer Release Adds 6 New Languages and Another Game Spacing Option

Knowledge Guru

The Knowledge Guru platform continues to expand its features and functionality using customer feedback as our guide. The most powerful feature of Knowledge Guru’s award-winning design is the spaced repetition it provides. Updated Knowledge Base Articles.

Engagement: A Critical Element in Learning and Gamification

Kapp Notes

These are the informal instructional artifacts that students create to help teammates and friends in both collaborative and competitive gamification experiences. Building a common knowledge base. (pp. Building a common knowledge base. (pp.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Members of CoPs develop and share knowledge, values, recommendations and standards. Respected senior chefs add to the knowledge base; that fuels the evolution of the chef community. It is a small non-religious, non-political organisation based rural Bangladesh.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies


No information on what would happen next? And would it be possible to cram all company information, its culture, business processes and unique individuals into the new hire, in one day? All we wanted was the right information at the right time without asking around too much.

Use of Challenge in Gamification and Learning Design

Kapp Notes

Uncertain outcomes are challenging because of the variability depending on the use’s actions, multiple goals, hidden information and randomness (Wilson et. Create the need for the learners to seek or require the information you want them to learn. Building a common knowledge base. (pp.

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

that a person uses at the individual level to build on his knowledge base. Much of our learning is informal and happens online. Instead of learners going to information, the situation is now the opposite.

Why Training Needs Video

Learning Rebels

Consider the power in ensuring people in your organization receive the same messages or same information on a process or procedure. Videos have the ability to breaking down silo’s and allow for sharing information in real time, this is a real benefit.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

Knowledge Guru

Read the full tutorial in our Knowledge Base. Knowledge Guru’s Drive game type includes different mini-games that each work for different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Level 1: Knowledge. Organize and combine information to form alternative solutions.

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Student Performance Analytics: Our Most-Requested New Feature!


With our latest update, we have solved that issue—you now see exactly where is each learner is on the road to completion as well as detailed scoring information for graded activities. They can use this information to review content or reach out for additional support.

Better Support with Snagit: 4 Tips to Make Your Help Desk More Helpful

Visual Lounge

Bulk up your knowledge base. Self service is on the rise; for a lot of customers, knowledge bases are their first stop when they run into an issue. If you don’t have a knowledge base yet, seriously consider putting one together.

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

In this article, I’ll highlight the best practices for applying Spaced Learning in your online training strategy, so that you can improve knowledge retention and recall among your staff members. Integrate memory enhancement tools to improve knowledge retention.

Informal Learning Blog » Web 2.0 in three pages

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

When should you use Informal Learning?

Upside Learning

In his webinar titled ‘Learning isn’t what you thought it was’, Jay Cross made a strong case for informal learning. What I understand from this is that informal learning mirrors this process in two ways. What’s the big deal about informal learning?

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


Here is a small part of the wikipedia entry for Library Science : “The digital age has transformed how information is accessed and retrieved. The library is now a part of a complex and dynamic educational, recreational, and informational infrastructure."[15]

Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?


When you have a group working on a common goal , things get done faster, team members have an opportunity to assess their own strengths and weaknesses, and individuals can increase their knowledge base and trust in one another. In the study, the authors highlight the three categories of collaborative work: informational, social, and personal. Employees can easily share informational and social resources in a one-time exchange.

9 Ways Microlearning Drives Employee Performance


We consume short bits of information in increasingly shorter bursts of time. And we just don’t have the time or interest in long, boring information dumps. Microlearning’s 3- to 5-minute training bursts easily, quickly, and inexpensively adapt to meet a need to inform employees about new safety procedures, new regulations, or even a new marketing strategy or sales promotion. It’s official! Microlearning has hit “here to stay” category status. Want proof?

Applying The Subsumption Theory In eLearning


It centers on the idea that learners can more effectively acquire new knowledge if it is tied to their existing knowledge base, and that only unique information that stands out within the lesson is committed to memory.

How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

Your Training Edge

Even courses that will be built from the ground up can be based on YouTube videos and other available resources, making courses more interactive as well as saving organizations both time and money. One major advantage of using digital tools even for traditional ILT is that online conversations and other user-contributed resources can easily be translated into an organizational knowledge base. Credentials and Informal Learning.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

I said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. The new eLeaning is much more informal, collaborative and self-directed. This is what we call Informal Learning 2.0. Informal Learning 2.0 Informal Learning 2.0.

Free Download: Lectora Puzzle Interaction


Instead of presenting introductory information (text, a graph, or photo) on a plain course slide, try this idea in the Trivantis Community. Need an engaging way to introduce new content to your learners? One that will get their brains thinking… and not snoozing?

What The Future Holds For Game-Based eLearning: 8 Points To Consider

EI Design

But it’s safe to say that eLearning games are here to stay and people have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. In this article, I’ll explore what’s to come for game-based eLearning. 8 Point To Consider About The Future Of Game-Based eLearning.

Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information

Performance Learning Productivity

Charles Jennings argues that the adage 'access to knowledge is power' is more fitting in today's information-swamped world. Information overload is more serious than ever." Social data Social data is information produced by anyone.

Engage Your Learner: Add Suspense, Mystery, Intrigue

Kapp Notes

Game developers take advantage of that by creating different levels to explore and by slowing revealing information. Most learning tends to be based on telling the learner what he or she needs to know in bulleted lists or paragraphs on the screen.

Never, Ever Stop Learning; The Key to Personal Improvement


In fact, knowledge is most readily understood and retained when the information is about something that engages the learner. Acquiring a new skill or growing our general knowledge base increases our flexibility and increases the breadth of tasks that we’re able to complete. For most Americans, the thought of learning evokes memories of never-ending lessons, arduous exams, and the occasional blissful nap in the back of a classroom.

Popular Trends Of 2016 – Shaping The E-Learning Industry Today And Tomorrow


There are many stages in the corporate world where employees need learning the most – whether they want to learn for the first time or to increase their existing knowledge by further learning opportunities. Training is now an integral part of employee development.