Disruptive education is transforming the learning environment of today. Informal learning is a major aspect of that disruption. Informal learning often takes the form of articles, videos, online courses, etc. and is the unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu way most people learn.
Degreed conducted a survey among working professionals to understand how much informal learning is occurring today and the impact it is having towards developing skills relevant to the workplace. The Degreed survey results and the insights they provided are represented in the infographic below.
Degreed is an online learning platform that accounts for these conclusions by tracking and recognizing academic, professional, and informal learning. Degreed then uses that information to help make the disparate world of education something that’s easily understood by employers and others. Moreover, Degreed extends that information to an organizational level by helping organizations see everything that their employees know. Organizations can set goals, track learning across all employees, and track spending back to the skills gained. The unparalleled insights that Degreed provides about employees’ knowledge allows organizations to maximize time and training while avoiding inefficient spending and vendor lock-in. Organizations that use Degreed dramatically improve the ROI of their learning budgets by leveraging all of the great free & low-cost resources.
Mark Cuban, a prominent businessman and education investor, explains: “As an employer I want the best prepared and qualified employees. I could care less if the source of their education was accredited by a bunch of old men and women who think they know what is best for the world. I want people who can do the job. I want the best and brightest. Not a piece of paper.”