As learning becomes more self-directed, informal learning is gaining popularity


informal-learningLearning is changing. It is moving from a primarily school-based, formal process to include more informal opportunities. Learning is just as likely to occur among a group of students at a coffee shop or at a museum as it is within a virtual group on a social network.

Informal learning, then, is often characterized by its impromptu and unofficial nature, as a new infographic demonstrates.

Today's students must be independent workers, able to collaborate and solve problems, and informal learning...

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