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Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

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

Origin Learning

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.

Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with e's

I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. 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?

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

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. mLearning.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers


That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~  Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers. DesignJot is an iPad app (from Allen Communication Learning Services, Inc.) 309.95.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! The theory about learning you embrace determine how you look at social media and its importance (or unimportance). One example is a course about giving feedback.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have


These tools are free, easy to use and accessible to all as long as we have a device (smartphone, tablet, computer) and an Internet connection. A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. Try Sketchnotes is a great example of the latter.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning


One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run. How do we know everyone has learned? Given below are excerpts from both.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion


The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. We’ve covered objectives, practice, concepts, and examples. Here we’re talking about the role of emotion in learning, and we’ll close by finally putting it all together. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences. To start, we need to understand the effects of emotions on learning. Motivation: It’s fairly obvious that individuals learn best when they’re motivated. Hints.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Learnnovators: You say that ‘survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else’.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

While Cisco’s success may be partly attributable to the ability of social media to effectively eliminate distance, you don’t need to be a multi-national to reap the benefits.  So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0 Trackbacks/Pingbacks Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social Learning Blog - May 5, 2011 [.]

Adaptive versus Responsive Design

Obsidian Learning

New post Adaptive versus Responsive Design on Obsidian Learning. For example, when a high-density retina display is detected, high-resolution images are transferred and used instead of defaulting to high-resolution images for everyone. Responsive design is an approach to web page creation that makes use of flexible layouts, flexible images and cascading style sheet media queries. 

Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery

Obsidian Learning

New post Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery on Obsidian Learning. When analyzing your audience and determining learning goals, don’t forget about your delivery strategy. Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended Learning. Interactive courses give the learner the opportunity to dig into additional media. Mobile Learning (mLearning).

Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

In a May-June 2009 article printed in Organization Science, Nonaka suggests knowledge of wine tasting or crafting a violin as other examples of tacit knowledge. You might achieve this through a live, instructor-led session (in a classroom or via web conferencing) or by using social media. What examples can you think of? What are other examples of tacit knowledge that come to mind? Integrated Learning Services, Inc. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. By Shelley A. Gable.

March 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post March 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. It seems everything you read related to learning right now mentions gamification. To get your learners to learn, of course! StephenPVictor tweeted, “Gamification works well with scenario-based learning. This question brought out some fantastic examples from our participants! link]. link]. link].

Trending: #Learning

CLO Magazine

I reckon that more of us are intentionally learning in this moment than we have in recent history. We’re gathering information, listening to peers, politicians, pundits and hopefully trusted people in the media. So, here we are learning, broadening our perspectives, challenging ourselves, empathizing with one another and taking action. It always has been. On a large scale?

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Blended Learning:   Also referred to as hybrid learning. Learning and instructional techniques that integrate e-learning (such as podcasts and online discussion) mobile learning (such as just-in-time training and performance support) and instructor-led training (such as lectures and tutorials). Learning Context:  The circumstances that are necessary for learning.

Remember Recency?

Integrated Learnings

If you haven’t encountered it lately, it’s possible you’ve forgotten about the recency theory of learning. You might end an eLearning lesson with a slide that prompts learners to rate their level of confidence in applying newly learned knowledge to their jobs. You could take any of the approaches described above and create a sense of social accountability for learners by asking them to share their responses using some form of social media, such as internal wikis or discussion boards. If so, please share examples in the comments! By Shelley A. Gable.

Recycling Kolb

Learning with e's

Most learning professionals have heard of David A. His experiential learning model (1984) is just one part of his grander theory on learning, and is often cited as a model that encapsulates the entire learning journey. number of derivative learning styles models 'borrowed' from this model (for example Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles model).

Our secret world of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

One of my peers in Australia, Arun Pradhan , is developing an app to help us learn smarter, faster and deeper. In your working life, how have you learned effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible? how have you used intentional practice, learned from failure, learned from ambitious projects and/or used reflection). You have to do it.

How to Reduce the Social “Risks” in Online Training


Social learning—or learning with and from others (with or without social media technology)—is a force to be reckoned with. But how do you entice your online training learners to participate to take learning to a higher level, and make it participatory and social? Searching Wikipedia, I didn’t find it defined (there, at least) as an official term in adult learning theory.

What you see is what you get

Learning with e's

Here is number 13 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 Howard Gardner''s theory of multiple intelligences and its applications to education. do media influence learning?

Shifting sands

Learning with e's

I have been blogging, writing and talking about our digital learning futures for some time. Seats of learning are notoriously resistant to change, but change is needed if progress in education is to be made. In the digital age, where we are surrounded by new and emerging technologies, pedagogical theories and practices are in need of change. We now live on shifting sands.

Learning Design: The Great, The Good and The Good Enough

Wonderful Brain

have watched from the trenches and sidelines as classes of learning professionals are now being divided —again by technology into two camps; those who know how learning should be constructed and craft it and those who can manufacture, at time and cost savings, the actual product. Learning is not like that. This could be a story about buggy whips. Better, faster, cheaper.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an  internationally recognized speaker and writer  dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Formal learning constitutes only a tiny part of the spectrum. THE INTERVIEW: 1. ” 2.

Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace by Paul on February 21, 2011 in social learning If you’ve paid any attention to the adult learning landscape over the last few years, you know that the new social learning push is being fueled by the emergence of social media

Using Video, Images, or Text in ELearning


But as you can imagine, effectively conveying critical learning objectives is best accomplished when using a variety of methods. That said, just using various tools like video and images doesn’t mean that your learning is suddenly better. For example, there is a ton of learning theory and general guidelines around using videos in elearning. Yes, absolutely.

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? Like many individuals and organizations in modern society, associations maintain social media profiles for sharing content of interest to their members.

Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

have worked in a learning environment for just over 10 years – not a very long time when you think about the grand scheme of things. There have been many leaps forward in technology for learning in the past 10 years. What does all of this mean to learning? Good ole’ Instructional Design principles and Adult Learning theories have not changed. Adults still learn in the same ways they did before all of this came about. So, why do we as learning professionals tend to ignore these principles just to use the latest and greatest trends in technology?

Learning Professionals Must Be Learners

CLO Magazine

Now, let’s apply this formula to learning development and delivery. How often do we, as learning professionals, take complete learning programs, including our own, to make sure the learning “taste” is excellent? Learning professionals must be experiential learners. learning modules should be half an hour. Learning professionals must be innovative learners.



It seems that whenever there is an article discussing the ways people learn , then it turns into a debate about the existence (or non-existence) of learning styles. Oh Great, Not Another “How We Learn” Diagram. Okay sure, at the very end there is a blurb about learning styles. Make an effort to present the content in a variety of ways through various media.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today?

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Social Learning

These tools give us a way to connect with people faster and more easily than ever before. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.  My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them. Blog this!

Instructional design agony uncle

From the Coleface

Here are some examples of the kind of things I’m expecting to be asked : Which learning theories are useful? When should I use audio/ video/ other media? How can I design award-winning e-learning? learning training How do you make the best use of Subject Matter Experts? How do you design realistic scenarios? How do I design effective questions?