Social Is Sexy: 11 Reasons Why You Need An Informal Learning Strategy

Believe it or not, today’s best learning experiences aren’t happening in the classroom. They’re happening out there in the world, as individuals take new information on board in a variety of different contexts. At this very moment in time, somebody is learning that standing on a garden rake leads to a great deal of pain. And they learned this without opening a single workbook. That’s the magic of informal learning.

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Revisiting 70:20:10

Die 70:20:10-Formel, so mein Eindruck, ist „angekommen“. Weiterbildung und Lernen spielen sich nicht nur im Seminarraum ab, sondern auch am Arbeitsplatz und im Austausch mit anderen. So weit, so klar. Aber ab und zu treffen sich dann doch noch Experten, Interessierte und manchmal auch Zweifelnde, um sich über die Formel und darüber, was man mit ihr in der Praxis anstellen kann, zu verständigen. So gab es kürzlich einen Twitter-Chat zum Thema, und Clark Quinn versucht hier eine Zusammenfassung.

Zwei Punkte habe ich mir notiert: a) Wenn die Zahlen stören, dann bietet zum Beispiel die Aufteilung in „education – exposure – experience“ eine Alternative; b) Warum nicht die Formel als „design tool“ nutzen, um – ausgehend von den 70 Prozent – Aktivitäten und Angebote auf allen Ebenen zu entwickeln bzw. zu unterstützen?
Clark Quinn, Learnlets, 7. November 2017

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How To Use Microlearning To Promote Informal Learning At The Workplace

Driven by passion and motivation, informal learning enables learners to pick the learning content they’re interested in, and learn at their own pace. In this article, I show how you can use microlearning to promote informal learning at the workplace.

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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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