Professor of Educational Communication and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal
What is informal learning: is it the accidental learning that occurs when doing something else? The purposeful learning that occurs when researching ways to solve an immediate problem? A bit of both? Something else? This session first clarifies informal learning, presents a framework for considering its pragmatic uses during the lifespan of a job, and suggests the role of learning and development groups in facilitating informal learning.
After completing this session, you will be able to:
Saul Carliner is the author of Informal Learning Basics and a Professor of Educational Communication and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal. Also an industry consultant, he has provided strategic advice and workshops to clients around the globe, including Alltel Wireless, Boston Scientific, Bronx Zoo, PwC, ST Microelectronics, Turkish Management Centre, and many US and Canadian government agencies. Carliner is a Fellow and past board member of the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly Canadian Society for Training and Development), past Research Fellow of the Association for Talent Development, and Fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication.
- Describe your role as a learning and development professional in facilitating informal learning
- Distinguish formal from informal learning.
- Explain the role of informal learning at different phases of a worker’s tenure in a job
6.00 - 6:30: Registration, Networking, and Food
6:30 - 8:00: Presentation
This program is presented by ISPI Charlotte and is not a program of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, nor is it in any way affiliated with or endorsed by the University.