Taxonomy of Learning Theories
JANUARY 12, 2010
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? Schema theories . Situated Learning Theory .
Top 10 learning theory books
JUNE 30, 2016
Understanding the way people learn allows you to create better training. These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. You can get the ball rolling with an overview of theories, or focus on a specific area that is most relevant to your role. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Design for How People Learn. Mayer.
4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory
MARCH 31, 2015
What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. Real learning happens only when it is contextual – meaning, when students can directly apply it in authentic activities, contexts and cultures. Some of the ways to apply this theory are: Group Activities.
Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
MAY 23, 2011
Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. The theory seeks to explain learning in a naturalistic setting as opposed to laboratory or contrived setting. Learning is defined as the acquisition of symbolic representations in the form of verbal or visual codes that serve as guidelines for future behavior.
All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory
OCTOBER 30, 2014
When you’re designing e-Learning for adults, you want to make the whole learning experience fit their needs. The Adult Learning Theory—also known as andragogy—is perfect for this. According to Knowles, andragogy has 4 basic assumptions to it: Adults appreciate self-directed learning. Let your learner make decisions, like in an e-Learning game.
Learning theories for the digital age
Learning with e's
MAY 20, 2013
I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. I blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. Is it now time for these new theories to replace the old ones? Do Vygotsky''s ZPD theory or Bruner''s Scaffolding model still cut the mustard?
Avatars and Social Learning Theory
MAY 27, 2011
Recently, I posted about Bandura’s Social learning theory , this posting continues the discussion and relates it specifically to instruction involving avatars. Social Learning Theory. Robert Bandura in the late 1970’s articulated the concept of social learning theory as a method in which individuals learn from one another in the context of a social situation through observation. Social learning theory is based on the premise that observation and imitation by an individual leads to learned behavior.
How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective eLearning
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Have you recently looked at Bandura’s Social Learning Theory Principles? The post How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective eLearning appeared first on PulseLearning. eLearning Blog Albert Bandura social learning Social Learning Theory PrinciplesWe are social creatures by nature.
Adult Learning Theory and Training Design
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
As designers of learning for corporate environments, we often use the phrase “adult learning theory” to describe the principles that underlie our work. In this article, we’ll take a look at the assumptions of adult learning theory and explore ways in which to apply it to the design of corporate eLearning. The Principles of Adult Learning Theory.
Create your own Learning Theory
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
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, [.].
Adult Learning Theories Every Instructional Designer Must Know
DECEMBER 6, 2016
As an instructional designer, you want to create courses that make a difference to your audience’s lives. You want to create courses that inspire them, that change mindsets and drive performance. In short, you want to create courses that are effective and hit the mark, every time. Instructional & Graphic Design
Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning
JANUARY 7, 2015
Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Vicarious Learning. Simply put, it is ‘learning by watching’.
How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning
OCTOBER 2, 2015
It’s no surprise that social interaction plays a role in learning. 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. However, technology allows us to provide plenty of opportunities to implement a social learning strategy in e-learning. Social learning has a role in this too.
The Learning Styles Myth
MARCH 22, 2017
Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth. As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles.
Eight Tips for More Effective eLearning: Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory by Bill Brandon
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 9, 2016
"Social learning" is about more than using social media to support collaboration and learning. infrastructure and social learning to bring about behavioral change and desired results. Blended Learning Design Strategies Social Media Training StrategiesIt goes beyond how people use. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and other media. Here are some research-based tips to guide you to leveraging the technology.
Social Learning Online: It’s Possible
OCTOBER 26, 2016
But through advances in today’s learning management systems, these criticisms can be addressed. Now we can say that social learning online is possible, and is helping to bring more training and development options to organizations and associations anywhere on any device. Social Learning in an LMS. Want to know more about the next generation of Learning Management Systems?
How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
JANUARY 22, 2015
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?
Crash Course For Constructive Feedback
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Luckily, we can learn how to give good feedback. eLearning Employee engagement and reterntion Instructional Design Learning Theory Project Management Training and Development constructive feedback learning theory online continuing education online course online education Online Learning online training training and developmentYou get the idea. Don’t.
Social Learning pays off! A Success Story
AUGUST 27, 2015
Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking. Who would have thought that the learning process itself could be democratized?
Learning Objectives Are Spoilers
MARCH 8, 2017
One of the biggest differences is that eLearning tends to literally spell out what’s going to happen next, often with a learning objectives screen. Learning objectives are like plot points. They’re important, but there are more ways to use or handle them than to just plop them onto the traditional “Today you’re going to learn” screen at the beginning of a course.
5 papers every learning professional should read
JULY 1, 2015
The ones that I would recommend to my fellow learning pro’s. On Two Metaphors for Learning and the Dangers of Choosing Just One. The latter metaphor reminds me that learning is not about the consumption of information; it’s about making sense. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Sfard, A. 1998). Educational Researcher , 27(2), pp.
70:20:10 For Trainers
MARCH 21, 2016
Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? It just refers to the general observation that the majority of learning in the workplace is done on the job, a substantial chunk is done by interacting with others, while a much smaller proportion is done off the job (eg in a classroom).
The Magic of Microlearning
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
It’s easier for learners to set aside a few minutes for learning each day than it is to set aside a few hours. If you’d like to read more about training, learning, and instructional design check out the rest of this author’s blogs. One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try. Run a Google search.
Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
What about making sure learning objectives were met? mLearning is mobile learning , which gives your learner the ability to take their training on the go. Microlearning is targeted learning in small bursts rather than a lengthy course on a topic. For example, suppose I want to learn how to enter basic formulas in Excel. Learning Paths. What about the Millennials?
INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Facts About Mindset In Learning
NOVEMBER 14, 2015
Mindset is an often ignored yet crucial factor in learning. Here are three well established aspects of mindset in learning, and each is supported with tips for learning designers to make the most of them. TIP FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS: Prime a learning experience with open-ended scenarios and/or introductory videos. INTEREST DRIVES LEARNING.
Learning Objectives and GPS
JANUARY 11, 2017
That’s how learners can feel if training’s learning objectives aren’t set up well. There are really two main types of learning objectives. Without an end goal the learner doesn’t have the “what it’s for” behind what they’re being asked to learn. This is what you need to be able to do and you’ll spend the next four hours learning why it’s important and how to do it.”
Knowledge Is in the Cards
JANUARY 14, 2016
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. I figured I’d have some fun playing with friends and then go about business as usual. Instead, it changed how I think about “meaning.”. Here’s a summary of one of the rounds. The hint was, “I have a dream I hope will come true.
Learning Escape Room
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
But what would happen if a group of learning professionals created one, rather than the attraction industry? So, what kind of “Learning” was in the “Escape Room”? Discovery learning – This involves giving learners a problem or situation to resolve, with little to no guidance. Collaborative learning – This takes place when a group of people work and learn together.
What You Need to Know About Software Training
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
If they successfully learn how to use the latest-and-greatest tools it’ll increase their efficiency and decrease frustration. Provides a chance to use “learning by doing” through the use of simulations. If you’d like to read more about training, learning, and instructional design check out the rest of this author’s blogs. Challenges. Considerations. The open dropdown. (If
What Instructional Designers Really Do
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Every aspect of ID is intended to make learning experiences as effective as possible. Some of this overlaps a bit, but I think it gets the idea across: • Learning and instructional theories. At this point, it’s a matter of learning everything they can so they can explain it to others through the training materials. I want to apologize. That’s it in a nutshell. Writing.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?!
An Introduction to Memory and Learning
B Online Learning
JANUARY 27, 2016
Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design instructional design learner centric learning theory memory performanceThe ability of our brains to process, store and retrieve information has been the subject of much research and debate by cognitive psychologists for a long time.
I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development
JULY 13, 2016
The learning and development (L&D) world seems to be confused by, if not outright afraid of, millennials. L&D theory has lots of innovative, scientifically backed methods in its corner. Technology and instructional theory have been improving every year, but real learning experiences stagnate when they don’t follow best practices. What I discovered surprised me.
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
In the first phase, analysis, the problem is defined, the learning goals are established, and the learners preexisting skills are identified. The design phase deals with learning objectives, assessment instruments, exercises, content, subject matter analysis, lesson planning and media selection. Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms.