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ISD From The Ground Up, 4th Edition by Chuck Hodell

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Informal Learning

In the traditional and, some would argue, legacy world of learning, there has always been the assumption that the more valid forms of instruction are formal courses that contain evaluation of mastery. It has been argued that without the structure of a course environment, led by a facilitator and enhanced by traditional support materials like books, handouts, and other media, learning is at best haphazard and without any validity. While this is certainly true in the thousands of learning environments that require demonstrated mastery of skills, such as medicine, law, law enforcement, emergency services, and the world of formal academics, there is exponentially more learning taking place in informal environments that are not ...

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