The information-gathering function of our brain, which is activated from the moment we are born, continues throughout life when all conditions are normal. However, not all of this information remains in the status of “used” information. Many find a place in the depths of the unconscious space and we are unaware of their existence unless we pick them up. Informal, in other words, informal learning is actually a form of learning that starts organically in the very early stages of our lives and continues. Informal learning by definition; refers to learning that takes place away from a structured, formal classroom setting. Informal learning comes in many forms, including watching videos, self-study, reading articles, participating in forums and chat rooms, performance support, coaching sessions and games. Also, informal learning is used in a remote working environment.
Informal learning is mostly fed by the experiences of the person in daily life and is an important part of employee development. In fact, in a 2016 Brandon Hall Group survey, 50 percent of respondents said on-the-job training, learning by doing, and learning by observation are critical to the job. Informal, ad hoc learning, typically through peer-to-peer collaboration and social networking, was considered as important as traditional instructor-led development. Nevertheless, the pandemic conditions brought about by the Covid-19 virus, which started to affect the whole world in 2019, have limited the informal learning area of individuals. New normals such as remote working and education that came with the pandemic have caused you to include a number of new activities in your business processes in order to continue the informal learning processes of your employees in your organization.
Let’s talk about how you can create informal learning environments in a distance working environment.
In summary, there are many different activities in which we can continue the informal learning style, which covers the vast majority of learning, in remote working conditions. For example, offering a mobile learning application for your employees is a good informal learning alternative.
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