Informal is not the same as casual

Bellinger, Alan
October 2004
IT Training;Oct2004, p14
Trade Publication
This article presents information on workplace training opportunities. It also analyses the formal and informal training techniques in information technology. Formal training has its place, but it doesn't have the exclusive position that many educationalists would like to give it. Workplace development is being legitimized, and it's not just a situation of necessity being the mother of invention. One of the critical points about informal training is that it is far more difficult to record. It's easy to update the learning management system when someone has completed an electronic learning course and passed a test at the end; it's either automatic or requires a simple entry confirming the definable milestone.


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