Putting an Invisible Fence around Informal Learning

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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

David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group and Caitlin Bigsby, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Saba will discuss how modern learning practices 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
  • Measuring learning effectiveness – how to apply metrics to informal learning
  • Strategies and tools that can help you give informal learning structure in a way that still works for everyone
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 the speakers

David Wentworth

Senior Learning Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

David has been a senior research analyst in the human capital field since 2005, previously with the Institute for Corporate Productivity and joining Brandon Hall Group in early 2012. His focus has always been on emerging technologies, with a current concentration on social and mobile learning. He has contributed to several reports published by ASTD, including authoring Mobile Learning: Learning in the Palm of Your Hand, The Rise of Social Media: Enhancing Collaboration and Productivity Across Generations, and Instructional Systems Design Today and in the Future. His work has also appeared in Compensation & Benefits Review, T+D Magazine and CLO Magazine. David is also responsible for survey development and data analysis at Brandon Hall.

Caitlin Bigsby

Senior Product Expert, Saba Software

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 principles 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.