Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

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? Schema theories .

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2010: My blogging year recapped

E-Learning Provocateur

As 2010 draws to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to recap my blog posts during the year. Learning theory & instructional design. • Taxonomy of Learning Theories. • Theory-informed instructional design tips. • My 1-liners from LearnX 2010.

Little Shots of Theory

Learning Visions

Recently, I’ve started a new sub-series series: Shots of Theory. This is me gaining more insight into our practice, but I must admit that theory always turns me off a bit. But it really is good for me, a little shot of theory really does make me a better person – a better ID!

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Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work.

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Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

As we move into 2011, we’ll continue to share ideas regarding the field’s theories, models, trends, and best practices. By Shelley A. Gable. Though a variety of models guide our instructional design work, I’d argue that ADDIE functions as the basic backbone of the process. Just about every model, trend, and best practice in the field supports one of the phases of ADDIE.


In theory.

Learning with e's

Any teacher training course worth its salt has a significant element of learning theory within its programme. There are many established theories and models we could use to explain learning and a few specialised theories about how learning can be enhanced and extended through electronic media.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

On principle, practice, experimentation, and theory

Clark Quinn

John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory ). Otherwise: look to what others do, but don’t try to immediately adopt their practices, look to find the underlying principles and adapt those, look to theories folks have proposed, and see how they might guide your approach, bring in someone who’s had experience doing this, or, think through it yourself, conceptualize the relationships, and determine what should be appropriate approaches.

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Training Trends 2010: What’s happening and so what?

Bottom-Line Performance

What implications do the trends have for learning professionals, learners, and, indeed, companies who employ people and, in theory, support learning. I just finished giving a talk on training trends - what they are and the “so what’s&# associated with them. Here’s a link to the slides associated with this presentation. We had a nice group of folks participating, and we generated lots of discussion.

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Campus firestarter

E-Learning Provocateur

Tags: cartoon learning theory connectivism humor humour

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Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. October 25, 2010 Open for use?

My Top 10 'Learning' books from 2010

Sticky Learning

Much of what we assume to be truths are really only theories waiting to be disproved, waiting for a black swan. Another year comes towards to an end and its been another year of great reading for anyone with an interest in learning.

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?)

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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L&D – today and tomorrow

Spark Your Interest

I took a little time to read and compare, as I find that this is a great way for me to think a little deeper. [note to self - is this a learning principle/theory to explore? Learning theories. I recently read a couple of things from our UK friends which I found interesting.

Cognitive Load Theory Coming Under Withering Attacks

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?

Workplace Learning: Theory in Practice

The E-Learning Curve

Workplace Learning: Theory in Practice is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Much of the real-world job of the knowledge worker is more concerned with problem setting then problem solving. schemata corporate learning environment double-loop learning knowledge worker organizational learning reflection on action reflection-in-action Schon single-loop learning workplace learning

Style counsel

E-Learning Provocateur

The theory. Critics of the theory don’t seem to challenge the existence of learning styles, but rather what the instructor does about them. Tags: engagement learning styles auditory kinaesthetic kinesthetic learning theory VAK VARK visual

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Cows and Cakes at the IITT Training 2010 Conference

Rob Hubbard

I had the great pleasure of speaking at the IITT’s Training 2010 conference in the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in London this week. The following day Clive held back somewhat from taking pot-shots at a number of sacred cows of learning theory and practice. A shame, as it’s good to shake things up a little and more and more people are questioning theories and approaches previously considered “law”.

Back to school in an ideal world?

Spark Your Interest

Tags: Change Education Just Plain Learning Sugata Mitra Technology TED (conference) Learning Learning Theories

Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning

Integrated Learnings

Tags: Instructional Design Recency Primacy eLearning Objectives Cognitive Theory

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

The user generated content currently available on the web has been criticised for its inconsistent quality (Carr, 2010) and its potential to encourage plagiarism, piracy and a host of other nefarious practices (Keen, 2007). 2010) The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

In theory, the e-learning version of the course should be about ½ of the ILT version. Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. Promote Your Page Too. We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning.

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. Here’s some applied theory you can put to work immediately! Designers often overload learners with information, hurting learning and learner motivation, and thereby undercutting the very thing we say we want to accomplish.

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

It got me thinking about a piece I’d written for TrainingZone a few months ago titled “What does your ideal L&D team look like in 2010?”. L&D Capabilities for 2010 and beyond So, how does all this impact what the L&D department of 2010 and beyond looks like?

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Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

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).

Correlation Without Causation

The Peformance Improvement

Even David Brooks, a highly respected journalist and editorial columnist for the New York Times, demonstrates this bias toward causation in his December 7, 2010 column. Many alternative theories can explain why each of those findings summarized by Brooks could be untrue.

eLearning and an Aging Workforce

Integrated Learnings

Tags: Instructional Design Aging Workforce eLearning Learning Theory

Online Chat with Charles Reigeluth (Instructional Design Live!)

Learning Visions

Tags: theory reigeluth edtechtalk

Writing to Educate and Entertain: What Would Stephen King Do?

Integrated Learnings

Here's how she addresses those opening questions: By blending fictional and technical writing techniques with learning theory, we can craft written materials that both educate and entertain. Tags: Instructional Design Scenario-Based Learning Storytelling eLearning Cognitive Theory By Shelley A Gable. When you write content for eLearning, do you think of it as technical communication? Creative writing? Something else entirely?

Table: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

The answer to the key advantages is contained in the final column but the research/theory or reason for the advantage is in the second column and the game attribute is in the first column. Theory and/or Empirical Support. Bandura’s (1986) social learning theory. Sitzmann and Ely (2010) found post-training self-efficacy was 20% higher with simulation games than comparison groups in meta-analysis. Bandura’s (1986) social learning theory.

Sizing Up an eLearning Lesson

Integrated Learnings

Tags: Instructional Design Analysis eLearning Reusability Cognitive Theory

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First Top 25 eLearning Posts of 2010 - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

January 1, 2010 to January 15, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010 So many cool ways to learn online now. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Comprehensive checklist of Social Learning Strategy topics that learning professionals and executives should consider when thinking through their objectives and plans. My mLearning Predictions for 2010 , January 2, 2010.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations After reading Clarks comment on my posting from yesterday , Ive been looking into Cognitive Flexibility Theory (Spiro), trying to better understand the notion of "multiple representations." (You Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi. 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning Learning Styles Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representa.

Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

Role: Instructional Designer: Exp: 5-9 yrs Qualification: Any Graduate Job Profile: 1.The candidate should understand instructional design theories and models and should effectively apply them to develop eLearning content.

Does Your Organization Suffer From ADD?

The Peformance Improvement

Do they get excited about new management models and new (or reconstituted) management/leadership theories but lack the persistence to follow through on implementation. Organizations, as well as children, can have ADD (attention deficit disorder)?