The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

It’s the same with learning. To be able to determine whether a planned intervention — training, e-learning or otherwise — is appropriate, one must understand learning. Instead, learning should apply the results of learning science research, a veritable learning engineering. The consequences of not understanding the brain’s impact on learning, on the other hand, can be costly. The Cognitive Umbrella.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? 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. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

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Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? 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. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

Rethinking Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve pointed out the problems with learning styles in the past, but I want to rethink them with you, as we took quite a positive out of them in a unique way. This was back in 99-2000, when I led a project developing an intelligently adaptive learning system (Intellectricity ™; inspired by Joe Miller ’s vision of a system that respected who you were as a learner). Think: learning skills instead of learning styles , and develop your learners accordingly!

Make Corporate Training Memorable With Cognitive Load Theory

PulseLearning

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) is an instructional design theory that uses the science of how the human brain processes information to inform the design of learning materials so they are easy to comprehend and remember. Your ‘cognitive load’ is the amount of information your working memory can process at one time. Sweller stated that because working memory is limited, it should not be overloaded unnecessarily during the learning process.

The Mosaic of Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

Yes I'm a few days late for David Kelly’s Learning Styles ‘Awareness’ Day , so I hope you forgive me. While most of the recent posts on using learning styles in instructional design have been mainly against using them, I'm going to. take a slightly different position—not that we need to cater to each individual style, but that learning styles may be helpful when designing learning platforms.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

Learnnovators

That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers. THE JOURNEY: Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers. Kineo E-Learning Top Tips’ App.

Learning Styles are for the individual, not group

Big Dog, Little Dog

NOTE: I left this comment in eLearn Magazine's, Why Is the Research on Learning Styles Still Being Dismissed by Some Learning Leaders and Practitioners by Guy Wallace. Perhaps one of the best papers on learning styles is Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Ecclestone's, Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review (PDF). the unit of analysis must be the individual rather than the group.”

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

Learnnovators

That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers THE JOURNEY: Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers. Kineo E-Learning Top Tips’ App.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. The objective of this sectionis only to introduce the concepts and encourage the beginners to learn more about the models and theories.

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

In a recent blog post published by the New York Times , Anna North noted that the concept of “learning styles” is still prevalent among educators, even though there is little empirical research to support it. In fact, students preparing to be teachers are often taught about “learning styles” in their courses. Let’s take a look at what the research literature has to say on “learning styles” and how they apply to instruction.

Personalized and adaptive learning

Clark Quinn

For reasons that are unclear even to me, I was thinking about personalized versus adaptive learning. It’s kinda simplistic, but I think it may help to differentiate personalized and adaptive learning. no learningstyles’ :).

Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

A nalysis: In the analysis phase, one of the most important things is to define the purpose of the course you are about to work on. Clearly stating your learning goals at the beginning will help you define the roadmap for your course. Taking the information you acquired in the Analysis step, you can now start to lay out the strategy. Typically, in the Design phase you will: Write learning objectives. appeared first on Obsidian Learning.

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Daily Bookmarks 07/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Examines what cognitive science actually tells us about different learning styles and argues that the best answer is to choose the modality that best suits the content rather than adapting to the student. tags: learning , cognition , learningstyles , research , education. Ask the Cognitive Scientist: "Brain-Based" Learning: More Fiction than Fact. tags: education , learning , research , neuroscience , cognition.

Significant Signs To Measure The Effectiveness Of Microlearning For Your Corporate Training Strategy

G-Cube

It has been adopted as the latest approach to employee training, resulting in a major shift of learning & development landscape. When organizations consider developing an effective online learning strategy, adopting the new workplace culture is the key. For this, microlearning is widely accepted as an effective solution to cater to personalized learning needs. They want to learn at their own pace and work upon their own development scale. Manage Cognitive Load.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. I like to keep tabs on things related to workplace learning, technology, social tools that generally help people power up their learning so that they can work smarter. Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. 2018 Blended Learning Studies: The Year in Review.

How to Personalize Learning with Artificial Intelligence

Docebo

In the L&D world, we’ve seen how AI improves the way admins and learners interact with content in learning platforms by subsidizing learning with a more personalized approach. A personalized learning experience is not only preferable, but simply more effective with AI. Personalized Learning Experience – Why AI Holds the Key. Artificial Intelligence Delivers Automated And Personalized Learning (at Scale). Actionable Personalized Learning Strategies.

How To Identify Employees Training Needs And Improve Effectiveness of Training Programs

WalkMe Training Station

They are: Account for all different learning styles and personalities. Tie your learning objectives to business strategy. Be flexible and let employees learn at their own pace. These needs relate to individual learning styles, timelines, skills gaps, and development objectives. Step 2: Job-task analysis. For more knowledge-based (compared to activity-based) jobs, a cognitive task analysis may be required.

Learning Science Word Salad: 14 Terms to Know

Knowledge Guru

What percentage of your learning content are you okay with people forgetting? ” Organizations expect their employees to learn and remember everything. You don’t want to spend a bunch of time and money to create and implement a learning solution that no one will remember. Learners take a training course, but don’t apply what they learned because they don’t remember what they were taught. But what does the term learning science really mean?

A Peek Into the Future of Instructional Design

CommLab India

Research insights into the science of learning. ID will improve when designers get more insights into how people learn. Research in this field continues to influence learning design and will do so in the future as well. To this end, instructional designers need to understand the basics of the cognitive load theory, which suggests learners can learn and retain information effectively, if it is delivered without ‘overloading’ their mental capacity.

Using Design Thinking To Create Better Custom eLearning Solutions

Adobe Captivate

In my previous blogs on Whole Brain Learning and Kolb’s learning styles, I talked about how we can improve the learning process by using certain strategies that are targeted to individual learning styles. From Kolb’s theories, we know two important styles that are converging and diverging. These two styles are used in Design Thinking which will be explained little later. Same can be applied to the learning context.

The Neuroscience of Cubs Fans

Learningtogo

This is a perfect example of what cognitive science calls magical thinking. Others may prove to be false, like the charming learning styles myth that beguiled many in the learning profession until it was debunked by modern science. All of this analysis of the deep, dark machinations of fate takes brain power, specifically the frontal lobe. Another year, another chance for heartbreak.

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The Neuroscience of Cubs Fans, continued

Learningtogo

This is a perfect example of what cognitive science calls magical thinking. Others may prove to be false, like the charming learning styles myth that beguiled many in the learning profession until it was debunked by modern science. All of this analysis of the deep, dark machinations of fate takes brain power, specifically the frontal lobe. Finally! No more Waiting Til Next Year!

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How Do Serious Games Boost Learning

Designing Digitally

Serious games are being deemed by analysts as the next big wave of technology meditated learning. The innovative concept of game based learning is built around the ideas of game mechanics; taking the principles that make playing games so enticing, and incorporating them in a learning context to allow better practice of skills and practical applications, as well as enhance retention and recollection of knowledge.

Use Your Brain

Jay Cross

At Online Educa, I chaired a session on neuroscience and learning, Here’s a synopsis from Online Educa’s News Portal. Educators are eager to learn about their discoveries. Numerous teachers already use “brain-based” programmes in order to enhance learning. In other words: Several regions “cooperate” when carrying out certain cognitive tasks. he explains the biological and cognitive basis of learning – with clear applications for teachers.

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What New Instructional Designers Need to Know About E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Are we doing enough to help new instructional designers produce the types of e-learning experiences that we want to see? I say “trained,” but it was more a case of, “Read this and learn.” ” I became familiar with the notorious idea of learning styles. As one of my mentors told me back then, “If you needed a learning theory, you could find one to support most of your notions about learning!”

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

Here’re the questions and my answers as presented to the students: Learning Design Evangelist Clark Quinn Answers Questions. Clark: Several: The first is folks who only know the surface level of ID, not understanding the nuances of the components of learning (examples, concepts, etc), and consequently creating ineffective designs without even being aware. Do you foresee a future where higher education is delivered primarily through distance learning?

How to Retrain for a Second Career

CLO Magazine

When factored into learning design, understanding employees’ personalities and what motivates them at work can make it easier to retrain an individual. Who You Are, What You Do The fact that an employee excelled in a previous function doesn’t necessarily mean the job was optimally suited to his or her natural style; many learn to perform well in roles that are less than ideal. Again, it’s important to differentiate between learned and innate preferences.

5 Common Enterprise Training Challenges – And How eLearning Can Help!

Enyota Learning

You need to create a learning organization that addresses the unique enterprise training challenges that your employees face. For a highly dispersed workforce, eLearning can help create the perfect culture of continuous learning and ensure employees have the right skills to do their jobs at all times. Using video conferencing, webinars, online forums, and social tools, the decentralized workforce can learn and train at their own pace and in the environment of their choice.

Code of Conduct Training – Challenges in Converting Manual Resources to Online Training

CommLab India

Converting manual resources into e-learning courses comes with its own set of challenges. The instructional design process must be based on clearly defined learning objectives, and has to cater to adult learning styles. Code of Conduct training is applicable to employees at all levels who may be spread across different countries, so it has to appeal to different learning styles and take into account the cultural differences.

ILT, eLearning Tools, Visual Learners, KM, monitter, & T&D Magizines

Big Dog, Little Dog

Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - Saul Carliner in eLearn Magazine. Despite a steady climb in the availability of e-learning, the overall percentage of instructor-led training is nearly unchanged: 71.97 More flawed than the analysis of the numbers is the proposition that formal classroom learning will be replaced by informal learning, which will primarily occur online through blogs and social computing tools.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. The occult insignificance of meaningless numbers - Cognitive Edge , May 19, 2009. fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners - Eide Neurolearning Blog , March 30, 2009. Ten years after - Informal Learning , January 10, 2009. How to make e-learning work!

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