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Oops, did I learn something? Informal learning in academia Patricia McGee, UTSA SA-ASTD May 2007
definition - formal learning* Refers to learning through a program of instruction in an educational institution, adult training centre or in the workplace, which is generally recognized in a qualification or a certificate.
Points to ponder IL is inherently learner-centered Most workplace learning is informal Shifts role of the instructional designer Tacit knowledge is a key component Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) enhances IL
PLAR "the process of identifying, assessing and recognizing skills, knowledge, or competencies that have been acquired through work experience, unrecognized training, independent study, volunteer activities, and hobbies. PLA may be applied toward academic credit, toward requirement of a training program, or for occupational certification."