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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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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Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound


As instructional designers are pushed to create content faster and deadlines are moved up, the concept of creating courses at the speed of sound becomes more commonplace. Why not create a meeting template that addresses the basic information and asks the common questions?

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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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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.

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.

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.

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 Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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?

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?

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E-learning Uncovered

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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….

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.

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.”

Collateral damage

E-Learning Provocateur

This is sound advice. Yet we know in the workplace the vast majority of learning is informal. instructional design motivation engagement formal learning informal learning learning learning styles preferences teaching training workplace

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.

70:20:10 for trainers

E-Learning Provocateur

These people are relics of a bygone era, clinging to the old paradigm because “that’s how we’ve always done it” And while this might sound a bit harsh, it may contain a seed of truth. As a trainer, you will smash the “10” with an informative and engaging workshop filled with handouts, scenarios, role plays, activities etc.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


And as weird as it sounds, I am finding it difficult to write Watson with a lower case “w”). I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

The deliverables may remain yours, but you have a potentially global sounding board for ideas and problem solving. Community I Believe Informal Learning Social Learning

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.

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.

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.

Invisibilizing Workplace Learning

Allison Rossett

Sounds about right to me. Blog posting alignment Analysis consulting culture Informal Learning performance consulting Performance Support Many learning executives are concerned about visibility.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

I think of informal learning. No – the way we can acknowledge informal learning is via assessment. This sounds admirable prima facie , but for me it raises a couple of concerns. We can already store digital information in synthetic DNA.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

I think of informal learning. No – the way we can acknowledge informal learning is via assessment. This sounds admirable prima facie , but for me it raises a couple of concerns. We can already store digital information in synthetic DNA.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace


These statements are of course easier to write down and sound pretty good on paper. To transition from a hierarchical to a networked and transparent culture requires a conscious untangling of all the unspoken assumptions and biases that inform the present culture and values.

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.

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.

The Neuroscience of Social Learning

Growth Engineering

Building caring relationships with teachers and other students increases the desire to learn, which sounds perfect to us! Social Learning Informal Learning neuroscience research

Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!


To me, it sounded like a magic spell. It doesn’t matter whether it is useful or not, it is still information that I learned from a couple minutes of conversation. “ Veritas Vos Liberabit! – The truth shall set you free!”. I clearly remember the first time I heard these words. My brother had just joined University and was saying the words written on the University emblem.

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Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. Jay is the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , Working Smarter Fieldbook , Implementing eLearning , and Real Learning. Most learning about how to do a job is informal.

Creating and Evaluating Informal & Social Learning Processes in a Call Center

Big Dog, Little Dog

I recently received this comment on my post, Using Kirkpatrick's Four Levels to Create and Evaluate Informal & Social Learning Processes : “What do you do when the "learners" are new hires? Quickly and accurately find product information.

What is the 70 20 10 Model?

Growth Engineering

These special numbers are the perfect mix of informal and formal learning (2 parts informal learning, 1 part formal training to be exact!). Together, these two methods are often known as informal learning , since they don’t follow a specified pattern and happen on their own.

Tin Can & Performer Support – “Just Enough – Just in Time – Just for Me”

Living in Learning

The room was full of those folks in the Tin Can break out session where I heard this new sound bite. EPSS Performer Support informal learning learning shift LinkedIn performance support performer support SCORM Tin CanHave you ever explained something to someone who is either hearing it for the first time or is still trying to get their head wrapped around the concept?