What is Informal Learning?
By definition informal learning is the unofficial, or unscheduled way most people learn. It often takes the form of articles, videos, books, podcasts, online courses, conferences, etc. as opposed to formal courses.
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Reliance on informal learning is growing because it promotes autonomy, efficiency, relevancy, flexibility, accessibility.
Nearly 9 in 10 people enjoy learning, nearly 40% of working professionals have not taken a single course, of any type, since college. Over 50% of working professionals say they learn something from an article, video, or book everyday.
Most working professionals spend between 1-30 minutes per day on informal learning. On an average, most working professionals believe that 40-60% of the knowledge and skills relevant to their profession come from informal learning.
Informal learning is a significant determinant of an individuals’s education. It occurs everyday, in parallel with the formal learning. Individuals say they would use informal learning platforms more if their learning was tracked and recognized.
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In 2012 the number of students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses in USA was 2,642,158
or 12.5%. The number of students enrolled in some, but not all distance education courses was 2,809,942
or 13.3%. At the same time 15,694,955 or 74.2% students did not enrolled in any distance education courses
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