Research Brief: Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning


We know people learn and retain more information through informal channels , on-the-job experience and coaching, but most companies still expect their people to gain the bulk of their knowledge through more formal, structured means. Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning.

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Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences


Whether you’re short on time, learner motivation, or just need to improve your learning culture, informal eLearning experiences offer a fresh, less rigorous way of thinking about learning. Now, informal learning is no new thing. Why Choose Informal eLearning Experiences?

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Pictures from the Innovations in e-learning conference

Kapp Notes

blogged by Wendy) For those of you who may not know the impact Sid has had on the video and PC game industry, here are some of this best known titles: Anders Gronstedt, a frequent lecturer on the topic of Second Life provides some insightful information in one of the sessions.

What is Informal Learning?

Growth Engineering

According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Informal learning. Informal learning can take place at any time, completely unannounced. Informal learning on the other hand is like riding a bike.

PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!

Visual Lounge

Pictures (Not Words) in a Preso. I wanted to demonstrate ways that anyone could create balanced, aesthetically-pleasing presentations without leaving out vital information. Heading these folks off early at the pass actually helps disseminate the information more quickly to campuses.

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning


He didn’t train them to stay off of statues (which would have been a worthy endeavour), but, among other things, he trained them to peck at pictures of German battleships. Rolling out Informal Learning. Before take a deeper look at informal learning, let’s look at how we learn.

The Role of eLearning Images in Visual Learning

eLearning Brothers

A great deal of the information we process comes to us through our visual cortex. Its estimated that 93% of information we communicate is obtained through nonverbal queues. According to Mike Parkinson , visual information is processed about 60,000 times faster than textual information.

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.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture


Approaching vendor selection from the standpoint of “we need a better solution that fits our values and vision as a company” allows one to view the big picture. The post In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture appeared first on Collect My Thoughts.

You can’t manage informal learning – only use of informal media

Jane Hart

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database. Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations. What is informal learning? How can informal learning be harnessed?

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What Causes Forgetting? Decay Over Time or Interference with Other Learned Information?

Will at Work Learning

The picture above is reported by to be the first photograph demonstrating light's dual properties. For millennium, scholars and thinkers of all sorts -- from scientists to men or women on the street -- thought that memories simply faded with time.

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Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Where the changes show up is in the data points companies analyze in conjunction with social and informal learning.

Big Picture Application: Broaden Coaching to Maximize Value

CLO Magazine

Marilyn Gorman, GE’s program manager for senior executive education, said the firm offers informal coaching to most of its managers and executives. Although most experts say coaching should be limited to situational use, that hasn’t stopped some firms from trying to apply the method more broadly to capture its effectiveness as a development tool. At fast-food company Yum Brands Inc., coaching is incorporated in its midlevel leadership program, Leadership Excel.

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators


In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. No social learning, no informal learning, nothing about connecting learning to the business.

Yes, you can manage informal learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Jane Hart recently posted a thought-proving article on her blog in which she argues that you “ can't manage informal learning, you can only manage the social media tools.” For example, “is the tool we provided to increase the effectiveness of informal learning really working?”

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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?

Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

And the other 80% was informal. Tags: Informal Learning innovation Allen Tough, a brief talk at the 3rd New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) Conference. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. February 19, 1999.

Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Even better, the posts show the author’s picture and provide a link to the author so people can get in touch with the author if they’d like.

Sony Pictures’ Martin Lowery

CLO Magazine

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Lowery has brought traditional and experiential development initiatives to bear in a creative industry that is largely unfamiliar with many of the players in learning. “A great deal of our energy within Sony Pictures Entertainment is to look more broadly — for example, Google, Amazon, Netflix are great partners for the studios, but they are also creating content, so are potentially competitors, too.

Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

The quiz example below is just a picture of a shirt pocket. I also just added information for the free Articulate jam session while I’m in Jacksonville. During the year I conduct dozens of elearning workshops.

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I Believe in the 70:20:10 framework

Tom Spiglanin

Charles Jennings promotes a 70:20:10 framework for organizational learning, where on-the-job experiential/informal learning and social learning represent the preponderance of each employee’s overall learning. Employees learn the ins and outs of their jobs, often informally from others.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Think about it: PDFs display structured text and pretty pictures. Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners.

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Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations


Dearth of Digital Skills – It is not that people do not know how to tweet or post pictures on Facebook or create a Pinterest board.

The power of pictures

E-Learning Provocateur

Pictures… Diagrams… Charts… They don’t just look pretty. They can also be a useful means of delivering extensive information to your audience in a concise format. The power of pictures has been recognised in educational psychology for a long time.

Common Myths about e-Learning

Origin Learning

Ever since internet came into the picture, people have gotten creative in various fields. e-Learning is just for information technology. Another common myth about e-Learning is that it is only for information technology related learning.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change


I only want to say these do not invoke the complete picture. Underlying this military and manufacturing discourse is an insidious and difficult to pin down aspect – the scarcity mindset – be it of money, skills, information, time, talent, and so on. Controls are put in place to prevent information from going to competitors; non-compliance is punished; transparency is censored to prevent general dissent.

For the Love of Learning

Learning Rebels

It’s all about the informal learning! During these informal times is where the magic happens. It’s all about that informal/social learning that we all talk so much about (but bewilderingly want to try to manage and measure – a topic for another day).

6 Reasons You Need a Social LMS Right Now!

Origin Learning

Friends, pictures, profiles, whatever you can visit, browse around, maybe it’s someone you just met at a party. To facilitate informal learning. Informal learning is a necessary driver of creativity.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. • Develop an informal VLE to centralise all the resources.

What is Real Learning?

Jay Cross

How to learn socially, experientially, and informally. Real Learning in Pictures (illustrations from the book). Learn how to learn. Coherent Organization Collaboration Real Learning

What Is The Difference Between SCORM And Tin Can API?

Origin Learning

Consequently, Tin Can API lets organizations paint a more realistic picture of the entire learning environment of a learner. The Tin Can API can track offline and informal learning– something that SCORM cannot. Until now, we have told you separately what SCORM and Tin Can API are.