Putting an Invisible Fence Around Informal Learning


David wentworth   home
Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group
Caitlyn bigsby   home
Senior Product Expert, Saba
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    Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
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    1 Hour
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As learning continues to shift away from formal to informal, the learning ecosystem now includes a much broader spectrum of learning experiences. Information on any topic or skill is literally a click away for an employee with a smart phone. Google searches. Blogs. YouTube videos. Books. Podcasts. Articles. Expert advice.
Information is ubiquitous and informal learning is the name of the game.
The question is, how do you manage and track informal learning without destroying what makes it so effective? You don’t want to stifle the engagement, agility, and collaboration informal learning fosters. Yet you need to ensure relevance by establishing some kind of boundary around it.
In this webinar we’ll discuss how modern learning practices can free learners to explore beyond their LMS, while still supporting the learning needs of the broader organization.
Discussion topics include:
  • The evolving learning ecosystem and the rise of user-driven learning
  • Strategies and tools that can help you give informal learning structure in a way that still works for everyone
  • Measuring learning effectiveness – how to apply metrics to informal learning

The reality is, in addition to formal classes and courses, your people want and need to learn on their own. Join David and Caitlin as they share how you can guide and measure informal learning while at the same time embrace the new expectations of employees to learn anytime, anywhere.

About David Wentworth

David Wentworth has been a senior research analyst for the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) since 2005. He has authored several reports and articles on various human capital subjects with an emphasis on workforce technology, including several reports published by ASTD. These include The Value of Evaluation: Making Training Evaluations More Effective, The Rise of Social Media: Enhancing Collaboration and Productivity Across Generations, Web 3.0 and the Transformation of Learning and Mobile Learning: Learning in the Palm of Your Hand. His work has also appeared in Compensation & Benefits Review and T+D Magazine.​

About Caitlin Bigsby

Caitlin is a Senior Product Expert with Saba Software. As a principal consultant and consulting manager, Caitlin led dozens of Saba implementations and oversaw Saba’s Agile Implementation Methodology. In addition to advising customers on best practices in informal learning, she leveraged the principals and tools available to train and enable the global consulting team. She is an experienced Talent Management professional, with almost 20 years experience with two of the industry's leading software vendors.

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