Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

As tablets and phones enter the workplace, we also see clients getting excited by “just-in-time” access to ePubs and reference tools. Online Reference Tools replacing courses. Video can be an excellent source of quick howto information or quick overview information.

Custom eLearning: Online Tutorials vs. Printable Reference Guides

eLearning Brothers

Often when we work on custom eLearning projects we are faced with the decision of what type of reference materials we should include in the project. Should we include a link to online tutorials or should we create printable reference guides?

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Webinar – How to Refer an LMS Client and Get Paid

TOPYX LMS

Everyone is welcome to attend this webinar to learn more about how you can earn a commission for referring over a company that is looking to improve their learning and development efforts with a new learning management system (LMS) or to replace an old LMS.

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. Even though informal learning has been around for as long as we humans have been, the use of the term ‘Informal Learning’ in corporate has grown significantly in the last 5-8 years.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

And OTS courseware won’t refer to company policies, address unique. together have a common language and a common frame of reference. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success.

The Importance of Informal Learning

LearnDash

Often there is more learning done in an informal manner. The trouble with informal learning is that it can be difficult to measure – if at all. However, it is also possible for informal learning to have a more significant impact on organizational performance. Often informal learning is self-initiated. The learner is motivated to find the answer to “something” and they go about a variety of ways to learn the information.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). On the contrary, I believe formal and informal modes of delivery complement each other.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

This method of learning is called informal learning. Sometimes it is referred to as social learning. A whopping 80 percent of learning happens informally , outside of a classroom. After all, people don’t stop learning informally when they step into an office.

Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses

Learnnovators

We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge stores, etc. Here are our top 4 tips for designing information-based courses: 1.

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Often, it is referred to as learning by experience or just as experience.

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Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

Jane claims that “Social Learning has come to refer exclusively to the use of social media in top-down, formal learning.” Social learning (small S, small L) does not refer to the use of social media in top-down, formal learning. It refers to learning done in a social context.

Chunking Information

The eLearning Coach

Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces (Oh, that’s the visual!) so the brain can more easily digest new information. The reason the brain needs this assistance is because working memory, which is the equivalent of being mentally online, holds a limited amount of information at one time. When you have a solid internal structure, organize the content so each screen consists of one chunk of related information.

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

ID Reflections

Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. 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. Add to these the informal forms of micro-learning – short bursts of content created or curated by users like, podcasts, videos, blog posts, tweets, etc.

21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]

Pract.us

But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs. This video offers 21 different kinds of informal learning that we engage in every day. Informal coaching. Informal feedback.

Formal vs. Informal Learning Explained

LearnDash

The opportunity for higher quality gains is in informal learning. I have touched on informal learning before as we are seeing it grow in popularity in modern organizations. In general, informal learning refers to things like: Asking colleagues how to do something.

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

Refer to the WCAG 2.0 checklist for more information. If WCAG compliance is imperative to your organisation, you must seek further information from your IT department and LMS provider. The following organisation are listed for your information only: Access Testing.

The Cost of Misinformation in Customer Service

Inkling

With up-to-date reference content on hand, representatives can seamlessly troubleshoot tech problems, answer product questions, and provide price quotes without leaving the customer waiting. The foundation that you need is simple: the right tools and on-the-job references for your reps and techs. The benefits of easy, accurate information. Inversely, the benefits of investing in accurate information, and a great customer experience, are huge. Field Reference

Online Training Job Aids: Critical Information Just a Click Away!

CommLab India

With a tap, and a click he is able to find the information he needs without stumbling and mumbling through his interaction with a prospect. Let’s check a few online job aids to help your workforce get the critical numbers, steps, or information they need.

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Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace

Obsidian Learning

When you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning. In fact, we typically learn more from informal learning than from formal learning experiences. Here are a few ideas for encouraging informal learning in the workplace. Reference.

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language. So when learners received instruction informally, they performed better later on. References: Beck, I.,

Transforming Sales Reps into Knowledgeable Advisors

Inkling

We’ve all become accustomed to—and even expect—having quick access to information and knowledge readily available at our fingertips and on our mobile devices. Having real-time access to this type of information gives them the confidence and the knowledge they need to present themselves as trusted advisors. Field Reference

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Fastest Growing Jobs in America: Information Security Analyst

OpenSesame

With recent security disasters such as the Heartbleed Bug and the Target Security Breach , the need for strong information security has never been more pressing. These cyber heroes are known as information security analysts. Becoming an Information Security Analyst.

Insights: L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning

Clive on Learning

The second of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning'. Informal learning is a broad term, covering everything from on-job instruction and coaching, through to the use of performance support materials, collaborative and experiential learning; anything, in fact, that doesn't come bundled up as a full-blown course. In the Learning Insights Report, they refer to this as a 'disaggregation' of learning resources.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. I’m not referring to some of us in the L&D profession, although that’s an ironic part of the problem.

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Informal learning:formal recognition

Learning Cafe

We are also aware of the value of informal learning; the things we learn from others, through work place and life experiences. Depending on what research you have confidence in, up to 80% of what we learn comes to us in this informal manner. But it seems to me that what we struggle with is formal recognition of informal learning! Do we need to collect information about exposure to informal learning?

How Experience API (xAPI) - Tin Can API Tracks Informal Learning

Designing Digitally

A system that tracks learning can take informal, social learning, or experiences in the real world and include those events alongside formal ones. The individual learner is also able to keep track of his own learning information. For more information on how to use xAPI contact us today

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6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

just-in-time performance tools (checklists, quick reference guides). To embrace informal learning we must empower learners to play a central and proactive part in the process. Similarly, formal learning can help shape and direct informal learning.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. Through his experience, he’s recognized the power of informal learning and has helped his clients take advantage of it. Informal learning happens when people chat about their experiences or ask someone a question. Informal coaching.

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Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

In this section, we focus on how learning has pervaded every sphere of life in a manner that is informal and social. Learning is happening all the time, and by extremely informal means, in and around the organization especially by the Millennials – the Gen Y, that is.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

If all these numbers make you wish for a reference guide, James Huggins answers How Much Data Is That? The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s according to Martin Hilbert and Priscila López.

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A defence of the “Next” button

E-Learning Provocateur

Let me explain by rewinding a little… In my previous post Informal first , I articulated a mindset that prioritises informal learning over formal training. It should not be played with for hours on end, and it certainly should not be used for ongoing reference.

A defence of the “Next” button

E-Learning Provocateur

Let me explain by rewinding a little… In my previous post Informal first , I articulated a mindset that prioritises informal learning over formal training. It should not be played with for hours on end, and it certainly should not be used for ongoing reference.

The relationship between learning and performance support

E-Learning Provocateur

The difference between training and performance support proxies (at least IMHO) the difference between formal and informal learning, and I do not intend to rehash that which others such as Jane have already documented so well.

A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology. What follows are 12 ways to engage a workforce in informal learning tactics.