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? The Social Cognitive Theory creates an interesting opportunity for observational learning.
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? Behaviourist learning theories focus on external responses elicited by stimuli. .
Top 10 learning theory books
JUNE 30, 2016
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. Read for : Contemporary research into theories with examples of how they’re being used in practice. Learning Theories Simplified. Authors : Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Ruth C.
Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design
OCTOBER 15, 2014
What is cognitive load theory (CLT)? Attributable to John Sweller who developed this theory after thoroughly studying problem solving, CLT provides guidelines for improving learning and retention by focusing on the memory capacity of human beings. For example, suppose we tell you five words- complexity, television, snow, equation and circumstances. Extraneous. Germane.
Myth #4: The 70:20:10 learning model is a rule, a law or a theory
MARCH 30, 2016
70:20:10 isn’t a strict rule or theory for how much of a certain learning modality should be delivered and when, but it’s simply a framework to help extend the focus on collaborative learning beyond the classroom, workshop and elearning approach. DOWNLOAD THE FREE WHITEPAPER The post Myth #4: The 70:20:10 learning model is a rule, a law or a theory appeared first on Docebo.
Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective
JULY 24, 2014
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. Constructivist Learning.
The Principles of eLearning (Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Design)
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
The videos are based largely on the cognitive theory of multimedia. Check out these 10 videos covering the principles of eLearning as defined by researchers including Clark and Mayer. eLearning
Observations of a Critical Theory newbie
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
This is where Critical Theory steps in. In his thought-provoking paper Critical Theory: Ideology Critique and the Myths of E-Learning , Dr Norm Friesen maintains: “The central argument of critical theory is that all knowledge, even the most scientific or ‘commonsensical,’ is historical and broadly political in nature. Our peers wouldn’t be wrong, right?
MAY 13, 2013
The amazing Jane Bozarth (@janebozarth) shared this today and it looks like a great resource if you''re looking to learn more about learning theories. What are the established learning theories With hyperlinks galore, you can drill down to learn about Vygotsky (and possibly even how to say it!), scaffolding, experiential learning and more.
All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory
OCTOBER 30, 2014
The Adult Learning Theory—also known as andragogy—is perfect for this. Keep andragogy and the Adult Learning Theory in mind when designing your next e-Learning course to create a successful learning experience that fits your adult learners’ needs. . The post All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory appeared first on. Online training is perfect for this. Like this post?
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?
A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory
MAY 15, 2014
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?
Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour
DECEMBER 15, 2013
We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. Let’s have fun with it and see what happens. Week One. Week Two.
Applying The Subsumption Theory In eLearning
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
David Ausubel, a noted American psychologist who specialized in education and learning behaviors, introduced the Subsumption Theory back in 1963. In this article, I’ll delve into the basics of the Subsumption Theory, and I’ll share 4 tips on how you can use it in your eLearning course design. The Subsumption Theory: Basic Principles. Correlative. Derivative. References. 2000).
Flow Theory: Captivate Learner Attention With Online Training
JANUARY 17, 2017
Deep concentration puts people in a state of calm while immersed in a learning activity that is so engaging that time is forgotten. Research shows that early online training curricula often transmits information ineffectively without factoring the psychology of cognitive flow. learning and development elearning professional development employee engagement learning online training learning culture
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. We like to interact with others, share ideas, and observe our fellow human beings.
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. Design virtual immersive environment
Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use
MARCH 25, 2014
There are three distinct motivation theories that have been developed by scientists and psychologists that try to explain ways to motivate learners. All three seek to explain motivation and how it impacts the learning process. L ook at the key ideas behind each theory and use them to improve the effectiveness of your courses. 1) Flow Theory. Image Source: GoStrengths.
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. What do we mean by that?
Theories for the digital age: Connectivism
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 26, 2012
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.
Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 28, 2012
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. This is an excerpt from a forthcoming publication entitled: Personal Technologies in Education: Issues, Theories and Debates] References Baudelaire, C. Cormier, D. Deleuze, G. Surowiecki, J.
Theories for the digital age: Paragogy
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Image source Theories for the digital age: Paragogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. One more notable feature of 21 st Century learning is peer learning. References Brabazon, T. University of South Wales, Australia. Norton.
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, [.].
Designing eLearning for Schema Theory
MAY 30, 2012
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. Schema theory also supports the effectiveness of stories and scenarios in learning. Has schema theory helped inform the way you design eLearning? Schema theory. Instructional Design Recall eLearning Blog Workplace Learning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable. Have you ever seen a news story about someone with a phenomenal memory? Want more? 2009). Shapiro (Ed.),
Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 27, 2012
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.
Stephen Miller – Microlearning the theory can now be delivered
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
The post Stephen Miller – Microlearning the theory can now be delivered appeared first on Sponge UK. Stephen Miller, Head of Platform Solutions at Sponge UK leads a team that helps organisations realise the benefits of microlearning and other learning solutions. 01:40 – Why do you think microlearning is becoming more popular? Ways to listen to the Sponge UK elearning podcast.
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
Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 29, 2012
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. This is an excerpt from a forthcoming publication entitled: Personal Technologies in Education: Issues, Theories and Debates] References Beishuizen, J. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 183-193.
Measuring Learning: The Theory of Change
The Learning Circuits
APRIL 13, 2012
YEP used the Theory of Change model to guide the development of program metrics and evaluation. The Theory of Change model offers program designers a helpful guide for planning and measuring learning and development. The Theory of Change looks like this (from “ How does the Theory of Change Process Work? ”): Step One: Identify Goals Start your program design with the basics: Goals. In the Youth Employment in Parks example, program managers used the Theory of Change model to provide both structure in the program design and metrics to measure its effectiveness.
The Two-World Theory of Workplace Learning -- Critiqued!
Will at Work Learning
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
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. The bad guys are the "Traditionalists." Here is some of what Jane says about them: " They cling onto 20 th century views of Training & Development.". They believe they know what is best for their people.". They disregard the fact that most people are bored to tears sitting in a classroom or studying an e-learning course at their desktop.". Fighting words? Probably!
How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning
OCTOBER 2, 2015
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. 1. Social learning theory says that we learn through observation. We are social creatures by nature. My guess is YouTube.
Motivation and #Games: Motivational Theories for Instructional Games
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
These techniques can be used for Instructor-Led Training or eLearning modules. These ideas originated in work done by Mark Lepper, a researcher from Stanford University and Thomas Malone also a researcher from Stanford who’s work includes extensive investigations into why games are fun and motivational. The two teamed up and wrote what they called “The Taxonomy of Intrinsic Motivation.” ” Here is a brief summary and some related references. The taxonomy was divided into two sections. Curiosity in terms of sensory and cognitive inquisitiveness. 1988). In R.E. Farr (Eds.)
Social Learning Online: It’s Possible
OCTOBER 26, 2016
A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. Register today.
The principles of eLearning (cognitive theory of multimedia design)
NOVEMBER 18, 2011
I did a ten part series on the principles of eLearning as defined by researchers including Clark and Mayer and based largely on the cognitive theory of multimedia. Often people ask me about how to access the eSeminar recordings so this blog entry is to provide a shortcut for folks looking to watch the seminars. [.]. Conferences and events eLearning this week How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" eSeminar Events Partridge