In this new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report, Informal Learning Takes Off, I examine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace.
The results show that there are now many interpretations of the term “informal learning” – from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning. The main informal learning activities that are taking place with L&D intervention in organizations might, however, be better termed “informal training” activities – and some of these activities from respondents’ organizations are cited in a special section of the report. But this means there are still plenty of opportunities for L&D to support the natural, unplanned, informal learning of individuals and teams.
Via David Hain