Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s important to note that Social Learning Theory now extends beyond the behaviourist domain to encompass cognition, particularly through the work of Julian Rotter and Albert Bandura. . Cognitive load . Academia is teeming with learning theories.

Nuts and Bolts: Brain Bandwidth - Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

A designer can avoid this by understanding cognitive load theory and memory; in particular, the concepts of working memory and long term memory. Designers often overload learners with information, hurting learning and learner motivation, and thereby undercutting the very thing we say we want to accomplish. Here’s some applied theory you can put to work immediately!

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Cognitive Psychology Anyone?

The eLearning Coach

With this in mind, here are a few sites that feature cognitive psychology podcasts, research, articles and news. And just in case you’re new to this field, cognitive psychology is the discipline that examines our mental processes, such as attention, perception, memory and learning. Cognitive psychology uses an information-processing model to explain mental operations in computational terms. Cognitive Daily. Cognitive Science Blog.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

He identified three principal domains of learning: Cognitive (what one knows or thinks), Psychomotor (what one does, physically) and Affective (what one feels, or what attitudes one has). 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

The Power Of Interactive Learning

The eLearning Coach

Tags: COGNITION DESIGN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN cognitive science embodied cognition interactions interactivity

20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory

The eLearning Coach

Without adapting learning experiences to the learner's cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Tags: COGNITION Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory.

How Visual Clarity Affects Learning

The eLearning Coach

Tags: COGNITION GRAPHICS MEDIA processing fluency visuals visuals for learning

How To Integrate Multimedia For Effective Learning

The eLearning Coach


Sizing Up an eLearning Lesson

Integrated Learnings

Tags: Instructional Design Analysis eLearning Reusability Cognitive Theory

Expanding On The Nine Events Of Instruction

The eLearning Coach


Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

I have recently been reading Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement at a colleague’s recommendation. I have been deviating from the key themes of this blog, i.e., learning, performance, training and collaboration, for some time now. However, the deviations have been topics that moved me deeply, and I did not want to write about them in a separate blog. They are as much a part of me as all things learning.

Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning

Rapid eLearning

There’s a good chance that if you listen to elearning people you’ll end up with a course that does a great job avoiding cognitive load but little to engage the learner. Enter the 2010 Articulate Guru Awards. At the recent ASTD conference, I was asked how to create engaging elearning.

On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. I’m about half way through Cognitive Surplus. Here are some of the things I learned. Brussels, Belgium.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

October 23, 2008 Using Toolkits to Aggregate Learning Resources , February 6, 2009 Enterprise Wiki as Intranet - a success story , September 20, 2007 Lurking and loafing , March 9, 2010 Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition) , February 9, 2009 Wikis for Improving Productivity - Experiencing eLearning , June 10, 2008 Wiki's For Professional Development - Learnadoodledastic , September 26, 2007 One more time: what's the difference between a blog and a wiki?

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

Getting in Touch…

Bottom-Line Performance

In looking into this further online I found Gary Machionini’s “ Psychological Dimensions of User-Computer Interfaces ”, which states, “Direct manipulation interfaces (such as touch panels in information kiosks or input devices and graphic displays in most video games) overcome many psychological limitations because they share the ‘load’ between physical and cognitive activity. Do you remember the first time you used a touch-screen device like a modern smart phone or tablet computer?

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance by John Hagel 6. Rendering knowledge from Cognitive Edge 14. 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging by Jane Hart 21. Humantics, Hypergogues, Collaboration, Cognitive Loads from Bunchberry & Fern Books The Power of Pull by John Seely Brown The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Create Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies by Scott E. Blogs Reading 2010 Books Reflection

Learning Resources from Informal Learning (Jay Cross): Part 1

ID Reflections : Social network analysts.also look at their blog: The Network Thinker Quinnovation : wonderful resource site on games, mobile learning, performance support, content models--all based on sound cognitive background, vast technology and business experience.

What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

Unpacking each claim Adaptive over predictive Ruth Clark describes adaptive in relation to expertise in her book Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement , and I think it reflects my understanding of Agile philosophy very well. I complete exactly 3 months at ThoughtWorks today. While this has been a momentous career shift for me, I may not have written a blog post on it except for the learning.

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21st Century Workplace Challenges

ID Reflections

If not, the cognitive differences between then may be little more than disconnected silos of ideas and thoughts. By diversity, I mean cognitive differences. The paragraph below taken from Harold Jarche’s post Success depends on who we work with reminded me of a post I had written some time back, the Molotov cocktail = Weak ties x complicated knowledge. I have pasted the quote below: 1.

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Sketching is a cognitive aid that might help you break through the doldrums. Some resources are: Cognitive Psychology Anyone? Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program. Or maybe you just received a fax from a course sponsor and revisions are scribbled on every page. Suddenly your de-motivation button is triggered and you can’t seem to shake it off.

Brainstorming, Cognition, #lrnchat, and Innovative Thinking

Clark Quinn

The approach incorporates, on a quick survey, a lot of techniques to overcome our cognitive limitations. I really like his approach to provide an underlying rationale about why activities that follow the structure implicitly address our cognitive limitations and are highly effective at getting individuals to contribute to some emergent outcomes. Two recent events converged to spark some new thinking.

Fair measures

Learning with e's

It's flawed because it is based on a criterion referenced system which expects all children within a given subject area (and usually within the same age group) to perfom at a previously defined level of cognitive performance. Many forms of assessment have been tried in schools.

Rethinking e-Learning by Clark N. Quinn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Advances in technology have provided new capabilities for learning, while spaced practice, social learning, meta-learning, and distributed cognition have given us alternative ways to support learning. The combination allows us to envision and deliver a richer learning experience that leads to persistent change in abilities – and persistent change in ability to do is our actual goal. Management Strategies Mobile Social Media

Nuts and Bolts: Find Your 20% by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Good practice in instructional design means being aware of cognitive overload and avoiding it – in other words, not giving learners more than they can handle, and certainly not more than they will use. This month, Jane gives you a strategy (and a visualization!) for dealing with the desire to include everything and the kitchen sink in your e-Learning design.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

Emotions And Learning: Part I

The eLearning Coach

Emotion and Cognition. The idea that emotion and cognition are opposing phenomena comes from a long philosophical and scientific tradition. We now know that emotion and cognition are dynamically intertwined and interdependent in terms of both neurology and psychology.

My path to ITA

Clark Quinn

in applied cognitive science to find out how to design learning solutions better. As my colleagues Harold and Jane have done, I thought I’d capture my learning journey that led me to the Internet Time Alliance.

10 Ways To Design For Emotions (Part III)

The eLearning Coach


Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease. Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease. For more resources, you could also take a peek at the year in review posts for 2011 and 2010. Instructional Design Development Tools eLearning Blog Best Practices Professional Development Cognitive Theory BlogBy Shelley A.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing.