have to admit that it's always kind of bugged me that i took to the arguments and data regarding the prevalence of informal learning in the workplace. i hardly blinked at the statistic that 80% of all learning is outside of formal learning contexts like instructor lead training. it just made sense to me. but why?
well one of the why's hit me square between the eyes the other day as i was working on my job search "elevator pitch". what dawned on me was that i took to the concept of informal learning because that's exactly how i've built my career. i learned regression analysis from rebecca oxford when we were crunching numbers for a needs analysis at heinle & heinle and i needed