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 .

Online Learning and Self-Determination Theory

B Online Learning

Numerous motivation theories focus on the amount of motivation, with a larger quantity said to result in the achievement of goals. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is an empirical theory of motivation developed by Edward Ryan and Richard Deci.

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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.

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).

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.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

The student's worked hard and excelled at mastering virtual worlds in theory, design, development and big ideas. There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space.

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.

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.

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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.

3 Game Mechanics To Include In Learning Games

Upside Learning

Cascade Information – This mechanic comes from the theory of cascading information. The theory simply states that information should be released in smallest possible snippets to let players gain an appropriate level of understanding at each juncture of the game narrative.

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Anatomy of a PLE

Learning with e's

No-one is a digital native , no matter how much the Prensky theory is talked up. Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) do exactly what they say on the can - they are personal to each individual, created by them, owned by them, used by them within their lifelong learning.

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Principles Of Gestalt Psychology

Upside Learning

The Theory. The Gestalt theory suggests that when a person looks at an intricate combination of elements, the “whole” is perceived before its “individual” parts. To put it simply, the theory refers to how visual input is perceived by humans.

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Storyboarding

Upside Learning

Refer to Component Display Theory (M.D. As designers of electronic learning and information, we often find ourselves confronted by the purpose of the learning.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Related to the strategy above, try to concentrate on workplace (or real life) performance, rather than on extraneous facts and theories. Motivation is the force that drives people to fulfill a need.

Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

Instructional design is the process of identifying the skills, knowledge, information and attitude gaps of a targeted audience and creating or selecting learning experiences that close this gap, based on instructional theory and best practices from the field.

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.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Business leaders today are exposed to every management theory and best practice. Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization.

Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

Lars is Learning

This week reports suggest that, in theory at least, it will be possible to create new materials that. Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Would value your comments and feedback. -- The pace of technological innovation continues to surprise.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Does discuss the overall theory behind batch processing? by Jennie Ruby.   It is important to note that empty phrases relate to the reader's amount of interest concerning your topic. Empty words and phrases, such as the ones in bold in the preceding sentence, delay giving your readers the information they want, create a boring tone, and make your material seem vague and difficult.

The Practice of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

In theory, you could use it for all though.). I tend to look at mobile learning in two distinct contexts – first as a tool to meet a learning need, second as a learning content delivery platform.

Sizing Up an eLearning Lesson

Integrated Learnings

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Personal learning or universal education?

Learning with e's

I suppose we have Jean Piaget and his fellow 'stage theory' psychologists to thank for that kind of constrained thinking. If those students could jump into a time machine and be transported a hundred years forward to 2010, what would they be amazed by?

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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Ontarios Ministry of Education e-Learning Glossary e-Learning Glossary e-Learning glossary and Important Instructional Design Terminology Big Dog and Little Dogs Performance Juxtaposition Definitions for learning and e-Learning concepts and theories. ▼ 2010 (24) ▼ December (3) Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning e-Learning Glossaries ► November (4) The most updated and informative e-Learning commun.

Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

2010), making it appealing to the business market. It provides background to mobile learning, maps the entire system of elements involved, gives some learning principles and theory to show why this approach is different, supplies over 50 uses of mobile learning with examples, discusses business strategies as well as implementation and governance issues, and outlines the development processes involved in producing mobile learning content.

eLearning/mLearning: Easy Font Resources

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This is good, in theory, but sometimes I'll come across a successful use of a font that I don't immediately recognize (and I don't have the time to figure it out). by AJ George.

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

When you’re reminded of how astounding the human brain is, you may find inspiration in using more learning theory and brain science in your work. 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.

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?)

My 1-liners from TEDxCanberra 2010

E-Learning Provocateur

Simon Taylor demonstrated the theory of mind with a simple magic trick (and a Freudian slip). . And finally, Professor McGorry (yes, the 2010 Australian of the Year) outlined his revolutionary approach to the treatment and prevention of mental illness.

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ID Reflections

Analyze any new theories/concepts I come across ( those that fall within my areas of interest ) 4.

Campus firestarter

E-Learning Provocateur

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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?

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

Variation among learners doesn’t prove any specific theory: “It is undoubtedly the case that a particular student will sometimes bene?t study found no clear evidence supporting any of the many theories about learning styles.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

Variation among learners doesn’t prove any specific theory: “It is undoubtedly the case that a particular student will sometimes bene?t study found no clear evidence supporting any of the many theories about learning styles.

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)?