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ERIC Number: EJ1101028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Informal Learning in Professional and Personal Life: Implications for Instructional Design and Performance Improvement
Klein, James D.; Moore, Alison L.
Educational Technology, v56 n1 p21-26 Jan-Feb 2016
This article focuses on informal learning and its implications for instructional design and performance improvement. The authors begin by sharing a story of how a novice instructional designer employs informal learning strategies in her professional and personal life. Next, they offer a definition of informal learning that encompasses both intentional and incidental learning and accounts for trends in the field such as constructivist design theory and toward using a range of instructional and non-instructional interventions. Numerous examples of informal learning are provided throughout the article, and the benefits of using such strategies to facilitate learning and enhance performance are discussed.
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Language: English
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