Tag: informal learning

5 Ways Managers Can Encourage Staff To Do Professional Development Online

How To Encourage Informal Professional Development At Work In my previous blog post, I wrote about how workers and job seekers likely undervalue the benefits of free online learning and professional development opportunities. Of course, if the impetus for this eLearning trend is based on employer demand for cutting-edge skills, managers in content development and […]

Online Adult Education: The Future is Here Today (Part 2)

What Associations Can Learn from K-12 Before the long holiday weekend, we had the pleasure of perusing a new infographic from KnowledgeWorks.  Brought to our attention by Jeff Cobb, author of 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner, the infographic displays one company’s view of the “Future of Learning.”  Click here to see the infographic, […]

Association LMS – Yes or No?

Association LMS – Yes or No?: The Truth Is…. You Might Not Need an LMS I receive calls from associations who insist they need an LMS when they already have the software systems to deliver their informal professional development programs.  Here are five questions you should ask yourself before entering the murky world of vetting vendors […]

Congratulations to Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

I wanted to take a moment to give credit where it is due and say congratulations to the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for the release of their new game, Virulent. One of our staff members at Web Courseworks took it upon himself to write up a review on […]

Blogs and Informal Learning

Thank you to Louis Loeffler’s blog for this link to the writings about informal learning and professional development. His comment about Richard Elmore, professor of educational leadership at Harvard is worth reading.The article (link) on how instructors can get continuous professional development through Blogs is another endorsement of informal learning! Last night in class I asked […]