The Importance of Informal Learning at the Workplace

Origin Learning

Earlier blog posts have stressed on how workplace learning has evolved over the years and L&D managers are re-inventing the wheel to meet the demands of the ‘millennial audience’. Understanding Informal Learning? This is a good example of informal learning.

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Informal learning is democratic schooling that is driven by learner’s affection and motivation. We advise you to read about these tips for informal Learning and use them in your project. Combine formal and informal learning for best results. Blogs are needed.

Business Writing: Jargon Phrases to Avoid

Your Training Edge

I’m talking about business writing because business doesn’t only involve gentlemen working in the same companies. Business jargon is neither informative nor precise. It’s one of the most popular phrases used in business writing.

Other writings

Clark Quinn

It occurs to me to mention some of the other places you can find my writings besides here (and how they differ ;). My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. So, my writing has shown up in: eLearnMag.

Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

Each referenced valid research but were, themselves, blog posts. Anybody can write their opinion. He was dismissing the act of blogging as simply a sharing of opinions that had no merit. I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news.

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning?

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

I can write on it with chalk, erase it, and use it again. Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

Wouldn’t you like to write a script with that kind of impact? According to Bean, the first tip to writing a great eLearning script is to write like a human. First, when you’re writing, remember “Frank” – the human not the “learner.”

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

Believe it or not, it can be hard to write effective questions. This is true whether you’re making an eLearning assessment or writing questions for a traditional in-classroom test. Introduce new information during an assessment or knowledge check.

Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience. We’ve all been guilty of writing bad questions, especially early in our ID careers. How to Plan, Design and Write Tests from eLearning Coach Podcast. Writing a good question is difficult.

Writing & Grammar: Periods with Abbreviations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Instead, you can punctuate or not punctuate, create your own style guide if necessary, and get on with your writing. Or is your writing for a more general audience? I prefer to use the guidelines published by Ms Good Gardener in her blog, but you may want to consult others if your garden is outside of the US. You can find additional information on the amount of sunlight your lawn receives by typing your Z.I.P.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. This reaction causes you to seek more information. Aggregator Blogs.

Blogging Again

eLearning Cyclops

If you have been visiting, I am sure you noticed I have been writing very, very little lately. It has been an very busy at work, which of course limits time to blog but has more directly affected the motivation to blog. Many a nights I have said to myself, "I spent the entire day on my PC designing and creating eLearning, I don''t think I want to spent tonight writing about it." Blogging

The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Diagrams can also help when outlining (see previous blog for more information about outlining). What have you found useful in writing scripts? This blog is the second in a series documenting the production process of a company video for eLearning Brothers.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace

LearnDash

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.

Content SEO: Writing for Your Audience

KnowledgeCity

This short attention span means that as blog writers working for optimal content SEO, you must craft your writing to grab the reader’s attention immediately. This approach is hardly a new one, but many businesses struggle with understanding who they are writing blogs for.

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

How might that help you in writing your content? Anything that helps you break down information and transform it into something useful for your reader, whether it’s an association member or an employee taking training, is valuable. Write at an 8th Grade Level or Less.

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Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog

Kapp Notes

There is an interest question on the Learning Circuits blog that asks whether or not it is appropriate to write a book about informal learning. The argument goes "if informal learning is so important, why use a formal structure, like a book, to describe its value?" Just because learning is intended to be used in an informal manner that doesn't mean that it needs to be unstructured or without form.

Writing & Grammar: Responses to the Interruptions Challenge

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The blog--even after the extensive upgrade we purchased last quarter--was still slow to load on mobile devices. On number 2, it is difficult for me to see how the information about an upgrade could be seen as totally parenthetical and placed in parentheses. I think the person who wrote the sentence is expressing outrage, or at least disappointment, that the blog is still slow. Writing & Grammar

George Orwell's Advice for Writing eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Though highly interactive , problem-based eLearning can help maintain engagement, completing these activities usually requires learners to read words that we write. In a culture of multi-tasking skimmers, we must write as clearly and concisely as possible to help keep learners motivated. Practical Writing Advice from George Orwell. Especially for those of us who write training materials. His essay builds a case for six simple writing rules. --1-- By Shelley A.

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Here is Trend 6: Twitter chats, Twitter lists, massive open online courses (MOOCs), YouTube channels and blogs devoted to highly specific topics, resources such as Lynda.com, CodeAcademy, etc. See a recent blog on how Jerry Seinfeld writes a joke and the correlation to interaction design.).

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

But this can lead to “content fatigue,” where they try to cram in every last tidbit of information on a given subject. Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks.

Easy reading is hard writing: the cost and value of digital learning

Kineo

And does it stand up still, as elearning evolves into digital and informal learning, into resources not courses? How do you know how to budget and plan for digital learning? For some time the industry has priced elearning by the hour – a course of 20 hours will cost more than one that’s just 20 minutes. But is that too blunt an instrument? If you are commissioning, does it give you a meaningful way of articulating what you need, in order to understand what it will cost?

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Writing & Grammar: Answers to Periods with Abbreviations Challenge

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I prefer to use the guidelines published by Ms Good Gardener in her blog, but you may want to consult others if your garden is outside of the US. You can find additional information on the amount of sunlight your lawn receives by typing your Z.I.P. Good Gardener in her blog, but you may want to consult others if your garden is outside of the US [s/b United States]. Writing & Grammar

Curation: Making Sense of Digital Information

The Peformance Improvement

So much information; so little time. We are inundated with email, tweets, blog posts, Linkedin updates and comments, Facebook news feeds and messages, rss feeds, in addition to old-tech media like newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio. This is a universal dilemma of the 21 st century.

How to write surveys that you can rely on

Geenio

However, it is much harder to create a survey that will help you gather the reliable information. Use semi-open questions to get the accurate information Semi-open questions provide students with a free-formed answer, limited to a narrow question. Creating a survey is easy.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. 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.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

Visual Lounge

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format.

Online Tools for Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Learning occurs in "informal" (another term that I don’t like but is gaining traction) settings and online, as well as in the classroom. How can we know what is learned informally and what difference that learning makes to the success of an organization? Some of the methods being used in informal science education could be applied more broadly to informal and online learning in business, nonprofit, and government settings.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

But this can lead to “content fatigue,” where they try to cram in every last tidbit of information on a given subject. Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks.

Who writes web content?

Clive on Learning

There was all this content out there, and yet the vast majority of people working in web design and development seemed to be concerned with far more technical and creative issues such as information architecture, graphic design, usability and software engineering. Somebody had to be writing this stuff. Everyone who posts to a forum, writes a blog, tweets or maintains an online profile is making a significant contribution to the body of online content.

The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them

eFront

There is no debating the fact that proposals, RFIs (requests for information) or RFPs (requests for proposals), can be challenging at best and a nightmare at worst. Working out what to write about and how to articulate this in a professional and succinct way also provides some challenges.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning.

Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective

G-Cube

But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. To employ appropriate strategies, we first need to identify the potential contributors of information overload for a group of learners and then proceed accordingly. Quantity of Information.

Why do I write a blog?

Sticky Learning

I've been blogging for a year now, time flies! But with one year down my mind has turned to the question I'd imagine many bloggers ask themselves "Why do I write a blog?". So what value is there in blogging? . The benefits I get from blogging.

10 Tips to Writing Better Quiz Questions

Trivantis

However, to ensure you receive the most accurate feedback, you need to make sure you’re writing effective quiz questions. Use these 10 tips to help you write better quiz questions in your e-Learning course: Write questions that support your learning objectives.

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