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.
#OEB14 session initiating Unified Learning Theory brainstorm #education
DECEMBER 9, 2014
The general idea was: all of us eLearning experts coming together to find a solution for an existing challenge (I know, I still need to work on shortening the format description :-) Format of session: peer-to-peer experience sharing The process was based on talking among ourselves as peers, and at the same time experts, after haven given an eLearning or learning challenge.
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. 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?
How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
JANUARY 22, 2015
The three major prominent learning theories are known as behaviourist, cognitivist and constructivist, though Siemens later developed the connectivism theory as a learning theory for the digital age. The graph displays more theories and some of the major terms used. How can you learn from 140 characters?! elearning learning theories technology
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. new approach to learning that aligns with the. reality of how their people learn and develop. many years: that people learn and retain more. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. 70:20:10 learning model. For example, organisations. feeds.
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.
Smarter Uses for Social Media
JUNE 6, 2013
One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Here are some examples she gave for turning traditional approaches to social media strategy on its head. This is where social media (abbreviated SM) comes in super handy!
sense-making with social media
Learning and Working on the Web
MARCH 22, 2016
However, it is blogging, such as this post, that is by far my strongest form of learning, as it involves a number of things that are all supported by researched learning theory, and which improve memory and recall: Reflection. What do you do to make sense of your learning? For example, I use Twitter for quick generation and broad sharing. Informal Learning
Twiitering = learning?
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
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.
Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers
MARCH 29, 2014
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.
Adaptive versus Responsive Design
OCTOBER 19, 2015
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
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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).
March 2016 #obsidianchat Summary
MARCH 18, 2016
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].
Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning
MAY 4, 2011
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.
Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog
MAY 2, 2011
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 [.]
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
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.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
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.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
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.
Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
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.
AUGUST 6, 2013
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.
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
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’.
Learning with e's
JUNE 20, 2012
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).
How to Reduce the Social “Risks” in Online Training
AUGUST 25, 2014
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
JUNE 3, 2014
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?
Learning with e's
JUNE 20, 2013
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.
Using Video, Images, or Text in ELearning
DECEMBER 4, 2014
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.
How We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]
JANUARY 20, 2014
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.
Learning Design: The Great, The Good and The Good Enough
MARCH 27, 2014
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.
Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?
MARCH 23, 2011
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?
David Metcalf: mLearning theory mashups at mLearncon
JUNE 16, 2010
Mixed emerging technology integration lab ( METIL ) 5 ideas: mobile performance support authentic learning and mobile empowering constructivism spacing effect (mobile enabling interval-based learning, reinforcement and retention) learning theory mashups (mobile, web2.0, ISD, situated learning and context, mobile game learning.) Immersive environment.
Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
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.
How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.
MAY 11, 2011
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!
Knowledge, practice and community
Learning with e's
AUGUST 22, 2014
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. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3. Koffka Gestalt theory 21.
Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014
DECEMBER 3, 2014
These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community. 1. Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs . This article by Sharon Boller was widely shared in learning and development circles for good reason. Read More. 2.
Instructional design agony uncle
From the Coleface
JANUARY 27, 2014
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?
Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 23, 2014
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.
eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. The accidental aspect of our careers is symbolic of the life-long learning journey most adults should ready themselves for. In fact, those of us connected to new media have been required to learn new professions inside and outside the traditional schooling system.
Spearheading an Organizational Culture of Learning
MAY 18, 2015
Creating an organizational culture of learning is imperative. But the nitty gritty of what a culture of learning should entail is likely organization-specific. In other words, each organization needs to develop its own, unique culture of learning in order to best meet its business goals and address its employee needs. How Online Training Can Help Foster a Culture of Learning.
The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses
MAY 19, 2015
Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. Mobile eLearning opens a treasure chest of capturing micro learning reinforcement opportunities.
In two minds
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
This is number 32 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I''m providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. Any representational theory must accommodate this dual functionality.'' (p 53).
Technology for the Next Decade – What I’ve Learned from Children
APRIL 18, 2011
And so, it hasn’t surprised me that my own thinking of technology has been heavily influenced by watching how my 10- and 6-year old boys interact with computers, mobile devices, and new media. It’s a fascinating study and Sugata is relying heavily on the belief that kids are hard-wired to learn technology. Lifestyle Marketing e-learning New Media technology adoption
Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.
MAY 4, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them.
Corporate Learning & Development: Third of Ten Critical Talent Issues in 2015
MARCH 30, 2015
Of all the trends catalogued in this latest report, I was intrigued by data and suggestions presented on Trend Number 3: Learning and Development (L&D). Companies are struggling to redesign the training environment, incorporate new learning technologies, and utilize the incredible array of digital learning tools now available. Enter the Learning Design Thinking Team.
8 Questions To Ask About Your eLearning Audience
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
The fundamental step towards meaningful learning material development is to identify the learners. Can they co-tutor in a learning session? What eLearning format will be best for your audience: synchronous, asynchronous or blended learning? Design learning materials that enable them to investigate a problem and arrive to multi-perception solutions. Analyze your audience.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ 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?
Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.
APRIL 26, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become Extinct by Jon on April 26, 2011 in Development Tools , Training Development , Video , budgeting , eLearning For some, the idea that a major corporation could do without it’s training department is unthinkable. Blog this!