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Top 10 learning theory books

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Finding relevant research and studies has become easier, but relating them to the way your business works can be more of a challenge. 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. Learning Theories Simplified. McDaniel.

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective


With this as the background, learning experts ascertain that there are a number of pedagogical theories that can be utilized when creating a mobile learning strategy: Behaviorist learning. The behaviorist learning theory follows the ‘drill and feedback’ method of providing the learners with appropriate learning material and then seeking response on the same. Taylor.

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Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

A meta-analysis is a study of studies. It is a way of aggregating research data to make informed conclusions rather than relying on the data of one study. Like any good instructional method, they have to be used intelligently and in conjunction with other instructional elements to be effective for learning. Games should be supplemented with other instruction methods.

3 Methods of Reflective Practice in an eLearning Environment


How does it relate to any formal theories that you know? famous study on reflective practice in an eLearning environment revealed three main types of reflection triggers that can be introduced to encourage reflective practice. Method 1: Compare with yardstick. Method 2:  Rate your mastery. Method 3: Write on the content. Have you ever maintained a daily diary?

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

theory to practice and to put it to use. Learning Case Study Blended Learning. provide insight into tools and methods, give the learner a chance to check-in with. 1Making Dynamic Performance. Development a Reality eGuide 3Introduction Does your organization want to adopt. more dynamic approach to managing. performance and developing employees? moving in this direction. sprints.

Words in mind

Learning with e's

This is number 34 in my learning theories series. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. All of these methods have elements of spreading activation. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

We’re the Same, But We Like Different

Social Learning

Doug Rohrer, a psychologist at the University of South Florida, has looked very closely at the learning style theory over the last several years and has found no evidence to suggest that multiple learning styles exist among different people. Learning Retention Learning Style Theory learner retention learning style theoryWell, turns out they were full of it. Make them stand up. 

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Joining the dots

Learning with e's

This is number 20 in my series on learning theories. 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. In this post, we will explore the Gestalt theory of Kurt Koffka. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5. Csíkszentmihályi Flow Theory 7.

Our mutual friends

Learning with e's

This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. My most recent post explored Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. The Theory You are at a party, and begin conversing with another guest. Watts, D.

Games in Learning: Review of

Social Learning

With that in mind, I’ve been reading up on how schools and educational companies have been using new technologies in their teaching methods.  Results can be automatically posted on Twitter or Facebook, to encourage some healthy competition (and bragging), and social network-based study groups can be created, either by Grockit instructors or students themselves.

February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods. For the most part, all tweets had the same underlying message that blended or distributed learning allows for the use of multiple methods of delivery which in turn supports different learning styles. Be proficient with technologies and delivery methods.

Gamification in ACTION


Case Studies. Here are some interesting case studies: Decoded Jay-Z : One of the most interesting gamified marketing experiences in the history. The Fun Theory : Gamification can be used as an effective method to change people’s behaviors (personal, environment, etc) and make healthier choices, which could be challenging otherwise. Karl Kapp. Surveys. What is the future?

Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. The drawing session was a part of our BA degree in Education Studies, and the module we were teaching, 'Creativity in Education.' creativity constructionism teaching artistry learning education studies creative spacesI taught my first art lesson today.

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Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

Studies of memory consolidation and sleep. Over the past several years, sleep researchers and neuroscientists have studied a process called memory consolidation, in which our brains integrate newly learned knowledge into long-term memory. For example, researchers from the University of Haifa published a study in Nature Neuroscience in 2007 in which study participants who took a 90-minute nap after learning a task improved their ability to perform the task again later that day. in Germany trained subjects how to solve a math problem using a tedious method.

Measuring Training Effectiveness Through Gaming

Social Learning

To see what I mean, let’s take a look at the four levels of the Kirkpatrick method: Now think of your favorite video-game.  Evaluation Gaming Theory evaluation feedback gaming Kirkpatrick user adoptionA very common question that Instructional Designers field from clients goes something like this: “The training plan looks great; now how will I be able to tell if it has an impact?” .

E-Learning Design Part 3: The Learner as an Active Participant


At CDSM, we draw on a range of theories – from the past and the present – to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. Now, we’re going to introduce you to a theory which plays an even bigger part in our thinking: Constructivism. The theory also identifies the need for support in learning, something which is known as ‘scaffolding’.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right? The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Best to apply universally sound methods to enhance learning.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).  Organizational change came in at 16%, followed by process alignment at 13%, and software functionality at 1%. The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology. 

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The Learning Revolution is Here

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Touted as “an experiment on radio and television: a ‘University of the Air’ for serious, planned, adult education” It was revolutionary also because it did not ask for prior qualifications and placed a premium on students acquiring the skills to study in this medium. It was proposed that a study group be established to work out the details so that an open university be created “at an early date” The Open University was envisioned to make higher education available to those with “the capacity for it to benefit from the existing facilities.”

Forgetting to remember.


Solomon Shereshevsky (1886-1958) is perhaps the most famous mnemonist of the twentieth century, and became a useful case study in how the brain remembers information. The school of thought that has the most potential to shift our assumptions is what has been called a New Theory of Disuse. Many of the resulting methods, however, run counter to prevailing assumptions about learning.

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Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning


How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. The survey revealed that the average employee learns through the following methods, to the following percentages: Experience on the job – 45%. conducted a two-year study of workplace cultures. Networking – 30%.

Improving Professional Learning: 12 Strategies to Enhance Performance

Web Courseworks

Entire University departments are now devoted to analyzing the many ways in which adult learning is distinct from child learning, and to coming up with new methods that reflect this knowledge. That Knox practices what he preaches is evident in the very structure of his book, which is built upon the parameters of adult learning theory. Improving Professional Learning by Alan B.

10 psychology terms every Instructional Designer should know


Pedagogy:  A discipline that centers on the theory and practice of educational pursuits, both online and in face-to-face learning environments. Pedagogy in eLearning involves studying the best methods to convey information to learners, as well as how online facilitators can teach their audiences. Instructional Design relies heavily on educational psychology.

Conflict resolution

Learning with e's

This is number 11 in my series of short posts on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we continue to explore Festinger''s work, this time focusing on his theory of cognitive dissonance. 1957) A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance.

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.

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Cognitive Strategies:   Specific methods used to solve problems, including reasoning, planning, rehearsal of newly learned information, and relating newly-learned information to existing knowledge. Delivery System : The method by which instruction is provided to learners, for example instructor-led, distance learning, computer-based, web-based, mobile, or self-instructional materials.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

First Principles of Instruction: Identifying and Designing Effective, Efficient and Engaging Instruction is David Merrill’s effort to distill the common principles from multiple instructional design theories. The authors have done an amazing job of reviewing, summarizing, and organizing dozens of studies about how we learn. Instructional Design. It’s easy to read and understand.

Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Actually, that''s not true. I''m not skeptical of the research or the authors, but I do question the practical applications of these learning theories, models, and frameworks. Pedagogy is defined (according to a quick Googling) as a method or practice of teaching. What''s the word for "a method or practice of learning"? times. It''s about the shift in power and control.

Cognitive Load Theory Coming Under Withering Attacks

Will at Work Learning

Academic researchers are paid the big bucks and gain the highest psychic rewards for developing theories. As you know if you've followed my work for any length of time, I put much more faith in data than in theories.  So, while I am about to share criticisms of a theory, I think the research findings are still sound. Here are some recent criticisms of Cognitive Load Theory: -- Ton de Jong says: What has cognitive load theory brought to the field of educational design? Cognitive load theory, educational research, and instructional design: Some food for thought.

A Conversation with Duncan Lennox

Kapp Notes

Duncan is passionate technologist who enjoys bridging the gap between theory and application and mapping out strategies and solutions that allow technology to be leveraged in new and unique ways. Lennox: Qstream is a scientifically proven method for developing long-term retention and behavior change in professional sales teams. Here is part of our conversation. So get started now!

Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?


Many studies from the last few years suggest that learning styles are a myth, a fad, a waste of time, etc. I did some more research to read (visual learner here) about both sides of this learning theory in the education and eLearning communities. Studies show that learners like to be in control. Auditory (listening). Kinesthetic (movement). Print (seeing written words).

The Importance Of Learning Styles In E-Learning


This search leads them to find little or no certainty of a specific method, and to suggest that contrary to popular belief, learning styles cannot be effectively suited in general learning environments. What stands out in the study for me, in context of the current learning scene, are observations that are simple – but when put to practice means good business for the industry.

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?


In a relationship it can happen during a conflict, after which one or both parties figure out how to communicate best with one another (and learn what communication methods to avoid). could have just lectured about theories and research findings related to jury decision making. They might be more motivated to think carefully about relevant theories and research findings.

Once Upon a Time, Stories Transformed eLearning

Voice of Clarity

SBL introduces concepts in context , teaching the link between theory and practice. Have learners take an open-ended case study and develop an interactive narrative that highlights and explains the decisions that lead to a conclusion. Story-based learning (SBL) uses narrative as the main way to present course material. The benefits of story-based learning. ”).

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?


In a relationship it can happen during a conflict, after which one or both parties figure out how to communicate best with one another (and learn what communication methods to avoid). could have just lectured about theories and research findings related to jury decision making. They might be more motivated to think carefully about relevant theories and research findings.

6 Ways Color Psychology Can Be Used to Design Effective eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

Research has found that 80 percent of information processed by the brain of an Internet user comes from sight and yet other studies have discovered that people are exceptionally sensitive to visual cues when learning. Other studies also evidenced that colored images are recalled more than the black and white images. Quick Recap on Color Theory (1-min video).