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.

Training Isn't the Answer

The Peformance Improvement

Most companies have been offering training since the 1990s, primarily in order to manage their risk of liability. Every day, it seems, another high profile case of sexual harassment comes to light.

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!

4 Ways Using an LMS Will Improve Your Safety Training


Creating long-term, demonstrable improvement- Using an LMS to distribute information, collect employee feedback and evaluate training gives employers the tool they need to analyze long-term problems and catalogue solutions.

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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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Why Hospitals are Switching to Virtual Training Software to Deliver EMR Training


In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. He said he was accused of creating “a liability for the clinic.”

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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.

e-Learning and Compliance Training: Strategies for impactful course design


Failing this, an organization is open to a lot of undesirable liability – both in terms of money and credibility. Just because they are mandatory, there is no reason why compliance trainings should be dry and information-heavy.

Social Learning on a shoestring

Spicy Learning

Carroll, a Canadian musician, had his guitar damaged by United and although this was upsetting, the customer service he received in the following nine months drove him to distraction – United just refused to accept any liability. Social Learning on a shoestring. Hanif Sazen.

Why localized content matters, and how to get started

Visual Lounge

In fact, researchers have pointed out that 57% of consumers confessed that the ability to obtain information in their own language is more important than price. It can help give your company a competitive edge, expand your market, avoid liability, and establish a great brand worldwide.

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.

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.

March Big Question - Open Content in Workplace Learning

eLearning Cyclops

Much of the content is proprietary information not to be shared externally. Will they find a potential liability? This month's Big Question is "how do we leverage open content in workplace learning?" To learn more about about some of opportunities available in open content, I visited the sites listed on the Big Question post. These were OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. For the first time, I perused these sites.

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.

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?).

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Investing for Soft Skills: Build, Buy or Both

CLO Magazine

Recently, I was speaking with Roland Cloutier, the chief information security officer at ADP, one of the largest payroll service providers in the world. When many people are asked to describe an “engineer,” it elicits an immediate reaction.

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.

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.

The 5 Best Ways to Improve Your Employees Training Needs

WalkMe Training Station

Record information regarding how employees perform the task and use that information to develop a model of the task. One way that the trainer can collect this information is through conducting an employee survey or staff forums to help communicate with management. When hiring new front-line workers, it is often a liability to the company because it invests resources in training employees who lack advanced skills in both training and customer service.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

These fees vary depending on the county and there wasn’t an obvious place to find the information. So, various people contributed links and attached PDFs with the information that was needed. One of the things I’ve found from doing many presentations on social/informal/eLearning 2.0

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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.

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'.

How to Improve Cultural Intelligence Training With Mobile Microlearning


And yet, tough training topics can also be some of the most important ones for your staff since many of them carry big liability and risk implications (such as bullying and harassment training) or have huge effects on business success (such as drug and alcohol policy training). A lot of the content of CQ training can be dense with facts and information. By chunking the information dense material and delivering it on mobile, you can ease the burden of classroom delivery.

ITT Closes All Campuses

CLO Magazine

In tandem with the department’s enrollment restriction, it also told ITT it had to increase its cash reserves by $152 million in 30 days to cover liabilities in the event the schools closed. In a statement released Tuesday, officials at ITT Educational Services Inc.

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).

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. .