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7 ways to make dialog sound natural

Making Change

You might be tempted to write the small talk that starts a conversation, so it sounds realistic. Choose informal words. It varies the rhythm, makes people sound more human, and gives them character.

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Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ?

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Tips for Creating Sound Learning Objectives

Designing Digitally

In this case, the activity ensures that the learner can memorize information and recall it. Learning and development programs help organizations generate a more highly skilled and productive workforce, which in turn, drives business outcomes and generates revenue.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. This all sounds great, but what is social learning and is it reliant on Facebook. After the course provides information on planning the work and an activity. Seven Simple Secrets to.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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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.

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.

Why you should start measuring informal learning today


That most organizations simply don’t have a mechanism in place for measuring the ROI of informal and social learning in the workplace is more than just a matter of being “behind the times.”. But now, organizations are coming to terms with the fact that people learn more of what they need to be effective at their job through informal, on-the-job and coaching channels than they do through more formal means. Who do people most often turn to for information?

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

Managers Page 16 Example 2: Information. 4 This idea of a change journey may sound. Example 2: Information Security. Training ENGAGE REINFORCE Let’s face it: Most information security training gets a cursory look at best, but in. And that sounds like the.

Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning


While studies vary on the exact percentage, most learning in today’s workplace is informal. In this post, we’ll distinguish between informal and formal learning and explore ways to identify and encourage informal learning within your organization. What is informal learning?

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict.

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.

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


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. In other words, stockpiling information slowed down the process of retrieving it. Sounds familiar.

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

It all sound rather technical. The teacher may use this information to adapt his class teachings. Especially if you have the ambition to monitor both formal and informal activities of employees it might be useful.

Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

And make sure you read about creating the mini-sound booth shown below. I just saw a couple of comments on my post Recommended End of Year eLearning Tools Spending? that were asking about quality differences between a Blue Snowball mic and SHURE mics.

Informal Learning Blog » TechKnowledge Presentation: evaluation, slides, sound

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

LearnTrends - Sound - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Formalizing Informal Learning …What? Chunking Information - The eLearning Coach , September 23, 2009. Sound (27). Best of eLearning Learning. September 18, 2009 to September 25, 2009. Upcoming Free Online Webinars. Thursday, October 08, 2009. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Thursday, October 15, 2009. Featured Sources.

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. A typical requirement statement could sound like this: “We want short capsules of learning or learning nuggets that will run on all devices. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning. That information is provided based on their requests.

Informal Learning Blog » Sounds of Training 2007, take two

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations. It is estimated that probably as much of 80% of learning within an organisation is informal, with formal training constituting the other 20%. What is informal learning?

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist.

Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. Self-Directed Informal Learning Experience alone can be an inefficient instructor.

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.

Just enough information to permit practice and no more

Clive on Learning

We were discussing the all-too-common tendency to over-teach and under-practise in formal workplace learning interventions.Here's how one of the participants in the meeting summarised how the principle should read: Provide just enough information to allow the learner to practise and no more I'm really taken with this. I was at a client meeting the other day at which we were agreeing principles that would act as a foundation to their l&d strategy.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Informal Learning 2.0. Some cutting-edge corporations are adopting a new bundle of practices — let’s call them informal learning 2.0 — in order to improve operating efficiency by: • Slashing time to performance. Developing more informed marketing partners.

Are You Giving Informal Learning Short Shrift?


Sure, your education gave you the basic skills and factual foundation to process new information and succeed, but most of what you end up doing at the office everyday is stuff you pick up as you go. Informal First! According to Tracey, it’s “Informal First.”

Formalizing and Investing in Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by David Wilson - Real metrics on Informal Learning that asks about a subject that we would all like to know. Is investing in informal learning effective? This is a fascinating subject for me, because it leads us straight into The Paradox of Informal Learning (Form of Informal?) - which is basically that once you put form and structure to informal learning and try to support it in an organization, it becomes more formal.

From information to knowledge and the democratization of learning


We live in the era of the ‘Information Revolution’. Senge where the Greek word “Metanoia” is introduced to describe the “shift of mind” happening when a piece of information becomes to knowledge. We try to make this informal knowledge searchable and transferable.

Training vs. Information: When do we need what?

Bottom-Line Performance

Cross has an excellent point… as we attempt to do things in an instructionally sound manner we can get TOO focused on doing things in an instructionally sound manner…and lose sight of what the business needs. They need information and they need it at the right moment in time. Today’s business world is less about deep competence than it is about people who can find information when they need it. We need to do less training and more informal learning.

Informal Learning and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

Saw an interesting post by Dennis Coxe - Sailing by the Sound: What Informal Learning Means To Me where he points out the conflict today between learning management systems and content access / informal learning: But what really struck me is that from what I have read is that the real rebellion against formal training versus what is called "informal training" is the slavish devotion to learning management systems.

Informal Learning Blog » Pontydysgu-cast

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. Brain Surgery Using Sound Waves - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , July 20, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day - , July 20, 2009.

Information, Hands, Presentations, Gurus, & Internet

Big Dog, Little Dog

On the information alarmageddon - Mind Hacks. New York Magazine has an article arguing that the concerns about digital technology drastically affecting our minds is just hype. I really wanted to like it but it's just another poorly researched piece on the psychology of digital technology.

JSB on the roots of informal learning

Jay Cross

Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. The workhorse of the knowledge economy has been, and continues to be, informal learning. Most teaming about how to do a job is informal.

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

It’s not as hard as it sounds, but it does take some leadership. News Save Money budget business results informal learning small businessNo much money to throw around? Consider some low-cost training strategies. Small businesses don’t have a ton of money to throw at training.

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Benchmarking Online Learning

Jay Cross

Contact Laura Overton at for more information. Design Increasing profitability Making sound decisionsFascinating data. WHAT KEEPS WORKERS FROM LEARNING ONLINE? 63% lack of time for self-study. 40% can’t find what they need.

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences. Lego hops off the Cluetrain onto the tracks in front of it, wondering what that increasingly loud sound could be - Joho the Blog , August 13, 2009. Informal Learning 2.0 - Internet Time , August 7, 2009.

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


Sounds idyllic, but even if it seems a distant dream we can begin to move in this direction with a few relatively simple steps. To embrace informal learning we must empower learners to play a central and proactive part in the process. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in….