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Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. It can be quite a challenge for the modern learning professional to identify an appropriate learning theory, draw practical ideas from it, and apply it to their daily work. Which theory do you choose? How does it relate to other theories? Behaviourist learning theories focus on external responses elicited by stimuli. .

7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning

Obsidian Learning

New post 7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning on Obsidian Learning. They say that knowledge is power, but it’s only powerful if your learners are able to effectively retain and recall the information when the need arises. In this article, I’ll share 7 techniques to enhance knowledge retention techniques you can take into account in your next eLearning course design.

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? It was first proposed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger as a model of learning in among group of people who share a craft and/or a profession, i.e., a community of practice.The basic tenet of the theory is that abstract knowledge usually given in the classroom is harder to retain. Some of the ways to apply this theory are: Group Activities.

Observations of a Critical Theory newbie

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s human nature to accept knowledge that’s universally propagated. This is where Critical Theory steps in. Critical theorists argue that knowledge is shaped by human interests of different kinds, rather than standing ‘objectively’ independent from these interests.&#. In other words, Critical Theory is about myth busting. The knowledge economy.

All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory

Trivantis

The Adult Learning Theory—also known as andragogy—is perfect for this. Since people are performance-centered in their orientation to learning, they want to be able to apply the knowledge and skills they learn in your course to their jobs immediately when the course ends. The post All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory appeared first on. Online training is perfect for this.

Knowledge Is in the Cards

Association eLearning

If that same information is presented in a way that’s personally significant to a learner, it encourages them to “own” that knowledge and helps them grasp the nuances. I was recently introduced to a card game called Dixit. The goal is to figure out which picture card another player is thinking of, based on a hint they provide. Instead, it changed how I think about “meaning.”.

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

SHIFT eLearning

A lot of eLearning professionals, especially those who have just started with their practice, often ask about the need for theory. Why bother with an instructional design theory at all? Practice and theory actually goes hand in hand. Theory, far from crippling your practice, will actually help you improve the quality of your eLearning material. Isn''t practice enough?

Sharing your knowledge: What’s in it for you?

Challenge to Learn

You are an expert, so why should you share your knowledge with your co-workers or with the rest of the world. It works for me; I’m working in the field of e-Learning for 20 years now, and I’m writing this blog (and sharing my knowledge) since 2010. Knowledge sharing is. In the didactical theory, there is a model called Blooms Taxonomy.

Applying The Subsumption Theory In eLearning

TalentLMS

David Ausubel, a noted American psychologist who specialized in education and learning behaviors, introduced the Subsumption Theory back in 1963. It centers on the idea that learners can more effectively acquire new knowledge if it is tied to their existing knowledge base, and that only unique information that stands out within the lesson is committed to memory. Correlative.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

These facets of modern life in combination have led educators to question the validity of pre-digital age learning theories. In recent years a variety of new explanatory theories have been generated that can be applied as lenses to critically view, analyse and problematise new and emerging forms of learning. One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004). Cofer, D.

Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use

SHIFT eLearning

There are three distinct motivation theories that have been developed by scientists and psychologists that try to explain ways to motivate learners. L ook at the key ideas behind each theory and use them to improve the effectiveness of your courses. 1) Flow Theory. This theory, developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly , seeks to describe a state in which intrinsic motivation occurs.

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with e's

Consumers of Web based content tend to search randomly and nomadically, due to the multi-layered, multi-directional nature of hyperlinked media and this aligns neatly with some post modern theory. They employ the botanic metaphor of rhizomatic root systems to describe multiple, chaotic non-hierarchical interpretations of knowledge. Originally published in Le Figaro, in 1863).

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

This is due to the challenge that ‘students teaching themselves’ might pose to the privileged knowledge and power structures many formal educational institutions continue to hold in such high regard. In: Proceedings of the 6th Open Knowledge Conference, Berlin, Germany. In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. Norton.

Create your own Learning Theory

Raptivity

Wikipedia defines Learning Theory as “Learning theories are conceptual frameworks that describe how information is absorbed, processed, and retained during learning. Learning brings together cognitive, emotional, and environmental influences and experiences for acquiring, enhancing, or making changes in one’s knowledge, [.].

Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

This is schema theory. Part of the foundation of learning psychology , schema theory suggests that memory consists of interrelated networks of knowledge, or mental models. The more firmly we can integrate newly learned knowledge with our existing mental models, the more likely we are to be able to recall that knowledge later. The key is to help learners conjure up an existing mental model, so that it’s easily accessible for integrating the new knowledge they’re about to learn. Has schema theory helped inform the way you design eLearning? Gable.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010). All of the above theories tend to characterise younger learners as being different to previous generations in their use of technology.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

Join us for a FREE Webinar November 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST: 7 Must-Have LMS Features in the New Knowledge Direct Learning Management System. The post Social Learning Online: It’s Possible appeared first on Knowledge Direct. A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. Social Learning in an LMS. Register today.

Is Knowledge Transfer Part of Your L&D Strategy?

Bottom-Line Performance

On one side, you have your business objectives, your subject matter experts and all of the knowledge, skills and content employees need to know to meet your objectives. The bridge between these two sides is where knowledge transfer is supposed to happen… yet many organizations report that knowledge transfer is simply not happening. There is a gap in your organization.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

In many ways, heutagogy is aligned to other digital age theories, in that it places an importance on ‘learning to learn’, and the sharing rather than hoarding of that knowledge. It is not difficult to see that such sharing of knowledge can be easily achieved through social media and the use of personal digital technologies. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 183-193.

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. Second, this type of learning has the power to transform employees’ attitudes about training, increase knowledge retention, and create a learning culture in the workplace, among other things. This is because corporate training can be boring.

How to improve knowledge transfer in Online IT Training

Your Training Edge

Since programming languages and other IT related courses are complex, the service providers must follow a unique approach to transfer the knowledge to the students. However, minor changes in the courses can make the knowledge transfer highly efficient. Here are five tips to improve knowledge transfer through online IT training programs: Step by Step Learning. Conclusion.

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Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. Second, this type of learning has the power to transform employees’ attitudes about training, increase knowledge retention, and create a learning culture in the workplace, among other things. This is because corporate training can be boring.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

After a break from blogging during the summer break, I''m back, and here is the continuation of my series on theories of learning, with number 25. You may recall that I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

The Two-World Theory of Workplace Learning -- Critiqued!

Will at Work Learning

They miss the big picture – the fact that learning is much more than courses, but involves continuously acquiring new knowledge and skills as part of everyday work.". Too often we believe that we have to promote an approved organizational knowledge, when we might be better off to let our fellow workers develop and share their own knowledge. Today, industry luminary and social-media advocate Jane Hart wrote an incendiary blog post claiming that " the world of L&D [Learning and Development] is splitting in two." According to Jane there are good guys and bad guys. Really?

How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning

Training Industry

Psychologist Albert Bandura’s social learning theory states that people learn behavior from their environment through observation, imitation and modeling. You might think that e-learning is counterintuitive to this theory because it is presented to the individual rather than a group of learners. Let’s look at some of the key principles of Bandura’s social learning theory and how they can be applied in an e-learning context. Social learning theory says that we learn through observation. We are social creatures by nature. My guess is YouTube.

The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning

eFront

They are confident of their best practice knowledge in andragogical design, feeling they have completed their research on the content and the learner analysis. With this broad statement, we can safely assume that a gap in theory and practice exists and is prevalent. The question is, how to bridge the theory and practice gap in eLearning? Let’s find out! Laurillard.

Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Tacit knowledge can be challenging to teach in formal training, but it's not impossible. So how can we convey tacit knowledge in eLearning? Ikujiro Nonaka has been researching knowledge creation in organizations for over 15 years, which includes trying to understand the nature of tacit knowledge. Nonaka characterizes tacit knowledge as concepts we understand intuitively, but struggle to explicitly explain or describe in writing. If you’ve ever stumped subject matter experts by asking how they made certain decisions, you may have stumbled upon tacit knowledge.

Demystify computing theory with new elearning

Sponge UK

NEWS: A new elearning programme to help teachers improve their knowledge and confidence in key aspects of computing theory is being launched in the UK. Award-winning custom-made elearning provider, Sponge UK created the modules using the latest design techniques to help explain complex computational theories such as Boolean logic.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries." The graph displays more theories and some of the major terms used. Lesson?

The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

The post The Learning Styles Myth appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Association Management eLearning eLearning News Learning Theory Tips and Tricks e-learning design elearning design Instructional Design learning learning design learning style Learning styles learning theoryBut how did colleges and countless academic resources get it so wrong?

Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course

The E-Learning Curve

George Siemens and Stephen Downes are co-facilitating an online course titled Connectivism, Networked Learning and Connective Knowledge from January 12th 2011. Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning Connective Knowledge connectivism elluminate George Siemens learning models learning theory Networked Learning online learning program Stephen Downes university of manitoba

Many pathways

Learning with e's

This is number 12 in my series of short posts on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my most recent post I examined Leon Festinger''s cognitive dissonance theory and its applications to education. 1983) Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. In this article, I go one step further by listing specific, practical instructional design tips that are informed by those theories. Behaviourist design.

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

In this article, I’ll highlight the best practices for applying Spaced Learning in your online training strategy, so that you can improve knowledge retention and recall among your staff members. And don’t forget the importance of informal learning and serendipitous learning for cementing and expanding learner knowledge. Tie new information to existing knowledge.