8 Benefits Of Informal Learning In The Workplace

Informal learning is self-directed learning that is driven by learner’s passion and motivation. In this article, I outline the differences between formal and informal learning and show how you can leverage on informal learning in the workplace.

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Measuring Informal Learning Metrics That Matter

According to Brandon Hall Group, 60% of organizations are “not at all effective” when it comes to measuring informal learning. Learn why measuring informal learning is so important for your online corporate training programs and how your organization can start to do so using your LMS.

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5 Ways To Use Microlearning For Informal Learning

Formal learning programs are synonymous with full-scale eLearning courses, instructor-led trainings, strong Instructional Design strategies and an extensive curriculum, all mapped in a very structured way. However, carefully constructed courses are not the only way learners can acquire skills and knowledge. Research shows that over 80% of employees learn their job from informal learning. Informal learning pulls learners toward knowledge and content,rather than pushing content onto them. As this approach is free from the bounds of classrooms, schedules, and computers, it allows employees to be spontaneous in their learning. So, can we use microlearning for informal learning? 

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Discussion Groups In Online Training

Collaboration and discussion are important elements in the learning journey. Yet so few training initiatives leverage them properly. Find out how a simple discussion group can improve your training, change behavior, and revolutionize your organizational culture!

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5 Reasons You Need To Curate Content For Continuous Learning

How do you keep your learners smart every day? Courses alone won't cut it. They're great in the moment, but things change. To stay smart and relevant, we need to learn continuously. We look at 5 reasons why this matters to you, your learners and your business, and what to do about it.

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Cracking The Code Of 70:20:10

70:20:10 appears to be the new gold standard for Learning and Development. However, it is creating its own jargon in which services are referred to as numbers: “Is this a 70 activity, a 20, or a 10+ activity?” It looks suspiciously like a code – so a key question is what is the code of 70:20:10? What do the numbers really signify? Is it a new service with business impact, or are we still stuck with the old 10 and 10+? It’s time to crack the code…

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xAPI Enabled LMS: Tracking eLearning Experiences

There isn’t any doubt that people are heavily reliant on technology these days. Every single day, without fail, people use a range of devices -computers, laptops, mobile devices, etc.- to stay connected and boost knowledge. As such, eLearning has witnessed strong growth in the past few years and more students have started to realize the benefits offered by this convenient educational source. However, it would not have been possible for the eLearning domain to flourish so much without one key tool: The Learning Management System (LMS).

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Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D?

Die Teilnehmer wurden gebeten, 10 unterschiedliche Lernaktivitäten in Unternehmen bzw. am Arbeitsplatz zu bewerten. Dabei kam das informelle “Knowledge sharing within team” am besten, das formale “Company training/e-learning” am schlechtesten weg. Vor diesem Hintergrund gibt Jane Hart, die Initiatorin der Befragung, L&D folgende Empfehlungen mit auf den Weg:

“- focus less on the creation of top-down content (courses and resources) using a “one-size fits all” approach, and instead offer flexible, on demand content and collaborative activities that allow individuals to have a personal(ised) learning experience
- focus more on supporting the informal, social learning practices that take place in teams, projects and across the enterprise, and also
- focus more on supporting self-organised workers and the development of their own personal learning strategies.”

Jane Hart, Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, 23. Februar 2017