Category technologies-for-informal-learning

Informal Learning Insight of the Month: Web 1.0 Technologies Used in Informal Learning

A couple of months ago, I explored the uses of social media (also called Web 2.0) in informal learning.  Because social media is relatively new (less than a decade) and is responsible for much of the current interest in informal learning, many training and development professionals overlook the opportunities that older computer-based technologies offer for […]

Informal Learning Insight of the Month: (3 of 3) Eleven Useful Social Media for Informal Learning

The previous two posts described eleven specific types of social media that you can use for informal learning. The first explored five social media with which you are likely to already be familiar. The second post explored six social media that have specific applications for informal learning. Table 1 in this post summarizes the previous […]

Informal Learning Insight of the Month: (2 of 3) Eleven Useful Social Media for Informal Learning

The first installment of this post explored the informal learning applications of five social media with which you are already likely to be familiar.  This post continues the discussion. Six Social Media That Have Specific Uses in Informal Learning Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and similar common applications weren’t primarily designed for informal learning—and may not offer […]

Informal Learning Insight of the Month: (1 of 3) Eleven Useful Social Media for Informal Learning

The recent proliferation of social media has re-ignited interest in informal learning processes.  In the first of two articles, I identify a number of social media that can support informal learning processes.  In the second, I identify principles to consider when using social media for informal learning. Specifically, in this article, I first define what […]

Informal Learning Insight of the Month: Principles of Using Social Media for Informal Learning

The recent proliferation of social media has re-ignited interest in informal learning processes.  In this month’s Insight of the Month,   I identify principles to consider when using social media for informal learning.  In the next month’s Insight of the Month, I identify eleven social media that have specific applications with informal learning. In it, I […]