Research Brief: Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning

Docebo

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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70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

Learning through Conversation – April 2016 Cal Wick, Bob Eichinger, Charles Jennings 70-20-10: Origin,Research, Purpose by Cal Wick Where It All Began The 70-20-10 model has been part of the corporate learning and development lexicon for decades.

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70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

Learning through Conversation – April 2016 Cal Wick, Bob Eichinger, Charles Jennings 70-20-10: Origin,Research, Purpose by Cal Wick Where It All Began The 70-20-10 model has been part of the corporate learning and development lexicon for decades.

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The main informal learning activities […].

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Web Courseworks

The book was the result of my seven years of doctorate research at the University of Wisconsin into best practices for developing online interactive learning objects (ILOs). Good luck to Lauren and Won with their research, and I look forward to reading the published work!

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.

Recent Research Review -- Reviewed (and Lamented)

Will at Work Learning

About two years ago, four enterprising learning researchers reviewed the research on training and development and published their findings in a top-tier refereed scientific journal. Quotes from the Research Review: . “It I, Will Thalheimer, am a research translator.

Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!

Will at Work Learning

I’ve started doing a session in conferences and in local trade-association meetings I call The Learning Research Quiz Show. After each question, I briefly state the correct answer and cite research from top-tiered scientific journals. Research on brain-based learning and neuroscience.”

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

Each referenced valid research but were, themselves, blog posts. Nothing I could say or do, including offering the original research about the ineffectiveness of accommodating learning styles, would be heard. I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news.

Research for Practitioners: Does Information Structure Affect Learning? by Chris Atherton

Learning Solutions Magazine

Is it better to present large amounts of information the same way to all learners, or should the presentation depend on the. Getting Started Learning Research Training Strategies

Making Sense of Research

Clark Quinn

One announcement that was less noticed was the announcement of a new research endeavor, but I wonder if it isn’t the most game-changing element of them all. What Apple has done is to focus specifically on health data from their HealthKit, and partner with research hospitals. Having devices that are with you and capable of capturing a variety of information gives the opportunity to mine that data for expected, and unexpected, outcomes.

eLearning Guild Research: How Important is Informal Learning? by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

How critical is informal learning to workplace learning and performance? Here’s some food for thought from the Guild’s August 2012 research report, Smart Companies Support Informal Learning. Emerging Topics Learning Research Training Strategies

Shocking outcomes from ATD research on Instructional design

Challenge to Learn

No social learning, no informal learning, nothing about connecting learning to the business. But number 10 is really interesting again: 16% of the respondents indicates they are challenged by the loss of control due to the success of informal learning.

Research in Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Experiencing eLearning

” In that post, I shared several links to research about the effectiveness of games for learning. ” This chapter focuses on two areas of the research: meta-analysis studies and research on specific elements of games.

Leveraging Informal Learning Methods

LearnDash

But what about informal learning? By definition, informal learning is an unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu way that many people learn today. Informal learning is growing because it is usually efficient, autonomous, relevant, accessible, and flexible.

Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences

TalentLMS

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?

eLearning Guild Research: Informal or “Less Formal” Learning? by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

When experts use the term “informal learning,” they don’t mean exactly the same thing eLearning and. The latest eLearning Guild research report “Informal Learning Takes Off,” written. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Research Training Strategies learning practitioners do. by Jane Hart, highlights the differences as well as some innovative approaches you may want to try.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Research

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training

Grovo

As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. To do this, the researchers divided a 16-chapter online text into three sizes.

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that only 30% of U.S. companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Most informal learning takes place despite training departments, not because of them.

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Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

New Research: Best-in-class corporate learning approaches that drive business results

Axonify

A recent report by Aberdeen Group , entitled “From Learning to Knowledge: Best-in-Class Methods for Enabling Employees to Propel the Business Forward,” provides research to confirm modern thinking about corporate learning. We’re delighted to share this information with you.

Game To Teach Researching Skills

Web Courseworks

This past week our gaming department at Web Courseworks has posted a new blog entry on Games Can Teach , about an intriguing experimental game that the University of Michigan Institute of Museum and Library Studies has been using to tackle a trending problem in today’s academic world: bad research habits. This game, called BiblioBouts , aims to teach students how to properly research subjects for their academic needs. Social gaming encourages informal learning.

Value of Research

Kapp Notes

As an academic and a person who values research, I think it is critically important to our industry to back research and to use it to make sound judgments regarding the design, development and delivery of e-learning. Another group that is assisting in that area is the eLearning Guild who is doing some fantastic research in our industry. She makes some good points but also brings up a questions I have been asked many times, why is research so expensive.

Do Your Research! 6 Reasons Why Research is So Important for Your Business

OpenSesame

When we think of research, we often think of analyzing scholarly information. However, if you’re involved in any kind of business operation, research will help you gather the necessary data for your industry to be successful. Research it! . Left Research

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. How can we define informal learning? Workers rely most on informal learning. Learning informal learning

Games and Gamification: Research from the eLearning Guild

Knowledge Guru

It includes numerous case studies and examples of games being used in the workplace today, and summarizes recent research on games for learning. Research Support Games and Gamification for Learning. The post Games and Gamification: Research from the eLearning Guild appeared first on.

eLearning Guild Research: Informal Learning With and Without L&D by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

It’s easy to guess that informal learning is different when it takes place outside the influence of the training department or L&D, but how is it different when it happens outside that arena? The newest Guild research report shines a light on the differences in. a way that will help you leverage informal learning in both sets of circumstances. Blended Learning Emerging Topics Learning Research Training Strategies

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

To get it out of their heads, we need to shift our approach by making traditional formal training more flexible by incorporating more informal learning. Rolling out Informal Learning. Before take a deeper look at informal learning, let’s look at how we learn.

Evidence-Informed Practice

The Peformance Improvement

Some nonprofit organizations, in an effort to improve outcomes for their clients and to be more accountable for results, are applying an “evidence-informed practice” approach to their work. Both of these common ways of thinking are barriers to evidence-informed practice.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities.

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.

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.