e-Learning For What’s Below the Waterline January 17, 2007Posted by Ben Craigo in Blended Learning, Informal Learning, Trends.
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Kineo put out a report last year stating that 80% of learning that happens on the job is informal. e-Learning guru Jay Cross has sited this number often through papers he’s crafted as well as through dialogues he’s had with others. Keep on researching this and you’ll find that, while some numbers might vary, the vast majority of people learn most of what they what they need to know on the job outside of a classroom, e-Learning course or other formalized trainings.
Formal learning is really just the tip of the iceburg.
This figure does not diminish the need for formal training. Quite the contrary – formal training should be the launching point for informal learning. Elliott Masie said it best at his Learning 2006 conference, and I’m paraphrasing here, when he said ”The big question is ‘What’s the least amount of training that I need to provide in order to motivate the learner to seak out the rest of the learning on their own.’” (more…)
Community Blogs January 15, 2007Posted by Ben Craigo in Blended Learning, Blogging, e-Learning Tools.
Tony Karrer and I connected on the benefits of community blogs and posted that conversation on his blog. The one BIG thing that blogging and other social software allows is to tap into the current of informal learning in a way that hasn’t been done before. 80% of what we learn happens informally and blogging is a way to open a window into it, guide it. That’s a powerful concept.
e-Learning and Informal Learning December 8, 2006Posted by Ben Craigo in Blended Learning, Trends.
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At his recent conference, Elliot Masie said it best once when he posed the question (and I’m paraphrasing a bit) “What is the least amount that needs to be taught in order for the learner to continue learning on their own?” But this is only one of three questions that should be asked. (more…)