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.
Also in the report I explore the reasons for organizations’ interest and involvement in informal learning, the barriers to involvement, as well as how informal learning is evaluated.
This report is part of the Survey series of reports from the E-Learning Guild Research, which analyze questions about the practices, actions, and choices of fellow learning professionals.
Here’s the link to find out more about this report and how to access it.