Challenging the myths surrounding informal learning

Jay Cross

Jane Hart just alerted me to this post on Blackboard Blog, 5 Myths About Informal Learning. hence, there’s no difference in the measurability of formal and informal learning. “a a liability” = no risk, no reward. being in business creates potential liabilities. that’s why most learning is informal. My comment is awaiting moderation, so I’ll repost it here: Right on.

Managing to Learn, Learning to Manage in the Knowledge Economy

The Peformance Improvement

Although many companies pay lip service to the idea that employees are their most valuable asset, they remain stuck in a 20th century mindset in which employees are a liability. Harness the power of employees’ minds!

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Experiential Learning: ‘What’, ‘Why’, and ‘How’ for Corporate Trainers

Bottom-Line Performance

Instead of putting someone in the operating room, out on the factory floor, or in a mining environment, operating a $2 million piece of equipment, organizations can design a virtual or simulated experience and provide meaningful practice without the liability.

Cross-platform LMS Integration Strategies

Web Courseworks

Getting them to exchange information with learning management systems (LMS) that were based on client/server architectures required leveraging cumbersome and specialized technologies like EDI.

eLearning Course or Job Aid: Which do your Learners Need?

Bottom-Line Performance

Tasks that put the company at greater risk of liability, loss of money, and mistakes are also important areas to focus on in training. job aids: simple information when its needed. The needed ergonomic information is available just when they need it, just at the right time.

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Six Ways to Turn Subject Matter Experts into Leaders

CLO Magazine

In fact, subject matter expertise can be a liability. What are your colleagues’ psychologies, and how does this knowledge inform how you work with them? Let this information inform your interactions with them. By Deb Hordon.

Five Things to Include in Your E-Learning Scenarios

E-learning Uncovered

If your scenarios aren’t realistic and don’t represent what can actually happen, how can you expect your learners to apply the information in real life? In real life, the consequences of bad decisions can result in the loss of sales, legal liability, or injury.

This is What Perfect Onboarding Looks Like


New employees become valuable team members instead of liabilities. Hyper-relevant information gives newbies the critical stuff they need from day one. Real talk: Most onboarding is bad. Really, really bad.

Effectiveness of E-trainings for Compliance in the Pharma Industry

CommLab India

On top of this, the liability to adhere to multiple regulations keeps them on their toes. These individual modules on individual policies give your reps a better understanding of the policies without jarring them with loads of information at a go.

Gamification: How It Supports Compliance Online Training for Employees

Designing Digitally

It is critical to research why learners would want to learn and utilizing that information to create a motivating factor. If employees are able to relate to the actual subject matter, they are more likely to absorb all of the information presented to them.

Bring your own

Learning with e's

Concerns have also been voiced about liability and the potential loss, theft or damage of devices while children are inside the boundaries of the school. Mobile learning is on the rise. It was inevitable that the mobile phone would be brought into the classroom, with or without 'permission'.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


Accessing mission critical information, including eLearning and other online learning resources, with an employee’s own device whenever and wherever they may be reduces a barrier that limits adoption and engagement.

How to Design Unobtrusive Test Questions

Vignettes Learning

What Stops Frictionless Learning Most designers and learning specialists would agree that we are seeing the need for more “frictionless” learning - unimpeded and fast learning and access to knowledge and information. Have you experienced turbulence during your most recent air travel?

Text, Images, or Video in Your Technical Communication?

Visual Lounge

A warning defect (caused by inadequate, unclear or incomplete warnings), may hold the manufacturer liable under a strict product liability claim for damage caused by a defective product. Users do not always have access to the internet when they are looking for specific product information.

How To Use E-Learning For Compliance Training


Compliance training also covers most liability of the employer; since the employee was trained on these responsibilities, it is part of his or her job to comply.

Starting up on e-learning for your startup


If, for example, you wait until after you grow to put some proper development practices in place, you might end up in a huge mess of a codebase that could be a liability by then. There are only few things in business more challenging and rewarding than running your own startup.

Are you Incurring Training Debt?

Spark Your Interest

Ignoring legislative or regulatory requirements – You might also risk an employee doing a task wrong, which could have dire circumstances for your customers, your company or even create personal liability. Creating training and not keeping it current – this becomes not only a waste of time to provide the training, but means that the validity of the entire training solution might be called into question and not followed (can I trust that this is the right information?).

Book Review: Curate This! by Steve Rosenbaum

David Kelly

I find it to be a critical need in an age of ever-increasing information, and I think it’s an incredible opportunity for those that work in the field of education, be it in an academic or organizational setting. The book covers a lot of ground, which can be both an asset and a liability.

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

Single-point sensitive gurus are a liability; everyone has the obligation to share their knowledge with everyone else. This shift will be accompanied by formal acknowledgements of informal learning.

3 Employee Training Challenges Solved with Technology (and how to figure out more)

WalkMe Training Station

From the moment recruitment begins till the time when they are independently functioning in their role, new hires remain a financial liability. Challenge: Interpreting Your Information for Action. this information is useless without software to crunch the numbers.

Designing a Learning Budget You Can Defend

CLO Magazine

First and foremost, understand who ultimately controls the purse strings, what kinds of information they need and want to know and the optimal timeline for submitting budget requests. When discussing project proposals with business unit stakeholders, share cost information with them.

Freelance Instructional Design: More Tips from the Trenches

Experiencing eLearning

Michele Martin adds more information on diversity of clients : One other thing I’d say about having a diversity of clients is to try to draw from different industries, areas of the country, etc. Like liability insurance, it’s easily missed until it’s too late.

6 Industries that can benefit from Virtual Reality Training


New hires and senior executives alike can get the information and experience they need by immersing themselves in VR worlds. This also translates into lower liability insurance costs and fewer cases of malpractice and negligence.

How to Make the Case for a Social LMS

ATD Learning Technologies

Skeptics associate it with cat videos, idleness, here-today-gone-tomorrow trends, and, from an organizational standpoint, security and liability issues. Any intentional, informed social learning strategy will benefit your people, enhance your communication systems, and align with your values.

Measure what’s important

Jay Cross

assets less liabilities on its balance sheet) is $75 billion. Intellectual capital is intellectual material–knowledge, information, intellectual property, experience–that can be put to use to create wealth.

The Link Between New Tools and Corporate Training

Bottom-Line Performance

More interesting than the article itself were the comments, where a lively discussion had emerged surrounding the ethics of using a corporate-sponsored travel hub for the sake of consistency and liability versus booking travel independently for added convenience and potentially decreased costs.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this free conference list. Kindly retain the contact information when you re-distribute the list or mount it on the web as that is how I receive updates. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this free conference list. link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. Clayton R.

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. Clark Quinn and I have started debating top-tier issues in the workplace learning field.

Go Green! Why Now is the Time to Focus on Sustainability


This is an organization that provides information, products, and services related to property and liability risk. Editor''s Note: Does your company use green initiatives? If so, is it time to update your policies? If not, are you ready to get started? Today''s post will help you jumpstart your commitment to the environment and going green. .

Regulatory Upheavals Coming? No Problem

CLO Magazine

The regulation set new requirements for reporting, waiting periods, liability rules and other elements of the loan process that impacted every aspect of how the company works with customers and with its business partners.

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Kevin Bruny: Man of the People

CLO Magazine

In 2013, 1,562 employees, or a third of the staff, accessed these informal learning resources to increase their skills, particularly within on-the-job training. billion in total unfunded liabilities for teacher retirement plans after June 15, according to the Virginia Association of Counties. For Kevin Bruny, chief learning officer for Chesterfield County, Va., developing the county’s 4,400 employees helps the community’s citizens enjoy a better quality of life.

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy.

LMSs that kick ass:

Janet Clarey

A: We have known since our inception that every user of an LMS is a SME of some kind and that capturing, sharing, cataloging, reusing and reporting on that information is the glue that keeps superior organizations together. The early incorporation of weblogs, forums, chat rooms and wikis into the LearnCenter platform was paramount in keeping pace with the informal way Americans are learning.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Organizations invest in learning initiatives because they have a business need; sell more product, keep employees safe to reduce liability, increase market share. Instead it means learning dictionaries where information can easily be looked up and retrieved.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this conference list. If possible, please do not remove the contact information when you re-distribute the list as that is how I receive updates and corrections.

Finding the Most Effective Course For Your Learning Objective


Your company will make more money, lower potential liabilities and become a better place to work. Retain the information presented. Bloom’s Taxonomy), there are three domains in which learners attain information: Cognitive (learning facts and figures).