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.