Archive for October, 2008

Summing it all up…

October 22, 2008

I came across this article today. Too bad I didn’t read it before the Day Camp, it put some things very nicely I would have liked to include. I highly recommend Catherine Lombardozzi’s article “Learning Environment Design“. She says,

We can be both more responsive, and more effective, in meeting the rapidly changing learning needs of employees if we take a more comprehensive view of what we can do to support learning and skill building. Designing comprehensive learning environments
should be our new standard.

We must be THE experts at delivering performer capability – to ensure that employees have the knowledge and skills they need to get the job done well. We can’t simply create high-tech spot solutions, or respond impulsively to learners’ (and managers’) desires to employ “Learning 2.0” technologies. We must know the variety of tools and techniques, both high-tech and simple, that can generate learning, and support application of that learning in the workplace. We must educate ourselves on what makes each of these components and techniques effective, and we must learn how to design, develop, and implement them efficiently and effectively.

Dr. Lombardozzi’s blog can be found at

Also, you may want to become a member of the eLearning Guild–it’s free. They send out a weekly eMagazine (where I got this article) that has very insightful articles and other helpful resources.


ACTIVITY #1: Training System Analysis

October 14, 2008

What did you learn about your training system from completing this analysis? Please share. (See instructions in the Post Workshop Activity Guide.)

ACTIVITY #2: Critical Thinking About Informal Learning

October 14, 2008

The goal of this activity is to get you thinking critically about what Jay Cross says in his 10 minute video about informal learning.


Questions for Thought
Do you agree or disagree? How might this information change the way you do things. Please leave your comments, or comment about someone else’s comments. Let’s talk!

ACTIVITY #3: What is eLearning 2.0?

October 14, 2008

What is eLearning 2.0 and how can it help with informal learning? (See instructions in the Post Workshop Activity Guide.)

When leaving comments, please indicate which article you are referring to.

ACTIVITY #4: Survey Monkey

October 14, 2008

If you created a quiz, test or evaluation on SurveyMonkey, please comment on how it went. How will you use this technology in your organization?

If you have an example, please include the URL in your comment.

ACTIVITY #5: Create a Course Blog

October 14, 2008

This site is an example of a web site that could be used to support informal learning. Even if you do not have the opportunity to create your own blog, what are some other ways that you foresee using this technology?

Feel free to leave a comment. If you have a  good example of technology that supports formal or informal learning please include the URL in your comment.

ACTIVITY #6: IPEF & KSA Performance Levels

October 14, 2008

Here are some of the IPEF & KSA Performance Levels grids that other participants sent in.

  • Quinten’s grid
  • Additional grids will be added here

Leave us your comments. What is on your grid that we may find helpful?

Welcome to Informal Learning

October 14, 2008
This site supports the “Formal & Informal Learning: Training for Performance” workshop  presented October, 16, 2008 at the Utah Training Consortium Trainer’s Day Camp. For review, you will find all the workshop materials, including the slide show and handouts.
Training for Performance

Training for Performance

The workshop covered ways to extend formal training’s reach outside the classroom. As an example of informal teaching tools and techniques, this site provides practice activities that will help you continue learning and building skills after the workshop.

The most effective informal learning takes place with other people, so feel free to join in the discussion. Let’s continue learning together.