What You Can Expect When Asking a Vendor for Client References

Absorb LMS

It’s pretty common for prospective clients to ask software vendors for references prior to signing a contract. If you’re evaluating new applications such as a learning management system (LMS), you may be considering asking the shortlisted vendors for references.

Webinar – How to Refer an LMS Client and Get Paid


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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Do Your Learners Value or Throw Away Your Lesson References?

Vignettes Learning

Read more about references.  Two Types of References: Must-Learn Support and Details There are two types of references: (a) must-learn support and (b) detailed references. Must-learn support contains information that enhances the learning of the must-learn content.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace


How to help build informal learning habits in your office. While many organizations turn to various formal learning courses, they should also consider the benefits of informal learning. However, informal learning can have many benefits for businesses and individuals alike.

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces so that human brain can easily digest the new information. The most important thing is to make sure all the ‘need to know’ information stands out for your learner.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Managers Page 16 Example 2: Information. Crafting Your Journey 13 The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think “CONTINUOUS LEARNING” refers to the ongoing development. Example 2: Information Security. REINFORCE Business Need: In the shadow of a major information.

Formal vs. Informal Learning Explained


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.

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


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.

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.

Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration

pTotem blog

The Use Of Informal Learning For Startups. Since informal learning comes to 90% of total work-based learning, this is bound to happen. 3 Steps To Develop An Informal Learning Strategy. Informal Learning In The Startup Environment. References: .

Encourage Informal Learning with an 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


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.

mLearning Content Types - Level 4: Reference

mLearning Trends

Level 4: Reference Materials & Static Content NOTE: This is part 5 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information.

The Importance of Informal Learning


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.

Informal Learning Center

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Order the Informal Learning book or read a summary or download the Informal Learning Poster. What is Informal Learning?

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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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?

Unbooks, Informal Learning, and Collaboration: The Age of Questions

ID Reflections

Today, while reading Working Smarter by Jay Cross, I came across the reference to " unbooks ", books that are in a permanent state of Beta. The definition of "unbooks" is similar to that of Informal Learning. Informal learning is never finished.

References for Desigining Rapid Webinars - GoToWebinar Presentations

Vignettes Learning

The book is a distillation of the process of producing 3-Minute e-Learning Other helpful references: 1. How to be a Successful Online Leader (7 units) Click this link for the references. Please send email to Ray Jimenez for further 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.

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.

Transforming Sales Reps into Knowledgeable Advisors


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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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.

The Cost of Misinformation in Customer Service


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

What is SCORM?

Origin Learning

SCORM refers to Sharable Content Object Reference Model, a technical standard for writing e-learning content. Reference Model – As stated earlier, it is a reference model or guide which programmers refer to while writing codes for e-learning software.


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.

Launching a Mobility Program? Beware of the Adoption Chasm


With half of the world’s population having a mobile plan, people are increasingly accustomed to accessing the personal information and services they need through any device, easy-to-use applications, and ever-faster bandwidth. To avoid the pitfalls of paper and static documents, think about who supplies the knowledge your employees need to succeed, how that information currently flows from supplier to consumer, and how mobile can improve that flow. Field Reference

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How informal and collaborative learning support training


Formal learning, of course, got the most attention throughout the years, especially in work situations, overshadowing the other two types of learning and informal learning in particular. People learn a lot in informal settings, but this can hardly be measured. Informal and collaborative learning. Whenever employees stumble upon a challenge at work, they can search for online reference materials, learn from their more experienced peers, or seek help with their managers.

How Leading Medical Device Manufacturers Can Build Expert Sales Teams


But what distinguishes a medical device territory manager from his peers is the amount of information she is expected to retain about her product line or specialization. Regardless of one’s sales experience, reps are expected to master their product lines, which can result in information overload. Knowing it is difficult to recall product knowledge in an instant for each stakeholder, make it easy to find and access key information your reps need, when they need it.

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#Training2014 Resources, Slides & Other Related Information Session M16

Kapp Notes

Here is some information on Distributed Practice and Retrieval Practice. Retrieval Practice requires learners to recall information rather than simply re-read or re-listen to it. In fact, “the act of retrieving information from memory actually alters the retrieved memory by elaborating on the existing memory trace and/or creating additional retrieval routes. References. [1] Here is some information on thinking like a game designer.

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Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today

ID Reflections

Preamble Today's #learnchat question revolved around formal and informal learning. The initial part of the session was spent on trying to pin down the meanings—denotation as well as connotation—of formal and informal. A snapshot of formal vs. informal learning: Formal Learning: 1.

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? 3 domains: formal, informal, performance support. The classic cognitive chunk of recall 7 +/- 2 tidbits of information.

Learning Resources from Informal Learning (Jay Cross): Part 1

ID Reflections

I am re-reading Informal Learning by Jay Cross and was going through the resource links he has provided. Apart from the book, which is a must read for anyone interested in the field of learning, the resource links are gold mines of knowledge, information and insights.

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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