Monthly Archives: October 2012

Informal Learning Insight of the Week: Recognizing Informal Learning with “Badges”

For those looking for ways to recognize informal learning, consider “badges,” which recognize learners for participation in informal learning events, helping other learners, and similar types of learning tasks. Many online learning providers, such as online universities, nonprofit learning sites, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) providers already use badges or a similar systems of […]

Informal Learning Insight of the Week: Osmosis Is Not On-the-Job Training

In a recent column in the New York Times, entrepreneur Paul Downs admits that he failed to train people: “At that moment, output was much more important than training. I was putting a lot of pressure on my cadre of experienced workers to get jobs out the door — and at the same time dumping […]