Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

Understanding the way people learn allows you to create better training. 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. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Read for : Contemporary research into theories with examples of how they’re being used in practice. Design for How People Learn.

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

G-Cube

With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. The increasing popularity of mobile-based learning is a direct output of this realization. With developing technologies and development tools, many varied types of mobile-based learning modules are being created – but what is the basis of that? Constructivist Learning.

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How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries." A learning theory (or theories) helps understand how people learn, thereby assisting educators, trainers and facilitators reflect on their educational practices.

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Applying the Social Learning Theory to online training

Matrix

Have you ever come across a situation where you learned skills or behaviors from observing others? You may have learned from observing a friend, a supervisor, a teacher or even strangers at times. I bet most of you would observe others performing these tasks and learn from them. Most of the time, we humans learn unfamiliar tasks by observing others. This leads us to what is known as the ‘Social Learning Theory.’. The Social Learning Theory.

How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning

Training Industry

It’s no surprise that social interaction plays a role in learning. 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. Observational learning Where is the first place you go when you want to learn something new?

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

Poor Audio. Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. Why I Can’t Stand It : Poor audio can lead to lots of problems depending on the type of issue. Their audio sounds terrible. If their brains have to work overtime to figure out what they’re looking at or supposed to be doing, they’re not in a good state for learning.

Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups

Association eLearning

It often happens because 1) they really do know their stuff and don’t think they have anything left to learn or 2) because they’re new and insecure. How can you learn Kung Fu, you already know so much. But locking the navigation so they can’t proceed until the audio finishes isn’t very effective either. They need something that will motivate them to try again and get it right, aka to learn something new.

The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style

Learnnovators

What’s your learning style? It’s a hard choice, especially since according to one comprehensive study there are over 71 learning styles from a range of different models. The good news is that there is a powerful secret behind your learning style. It’s so powerful that it could transform how you approach learning. The secret is… that learning styles don’t matter. That doesn’t mean that my learning from them is more compared to someone who prefers audio.

Be a Learner, Try Something New

Association eLearning

You learn the most when starting something completely new. Many games only require a limited time investment so they can be a quick, fun way to learn something new. There’s plenty that can be learned from books, both non-fiction and fiction. Start listening to an audio book in your car and you can be “reading” while you’re stuck in traffic. Likewise, they had some awareness of learning and development. You’re busy.

E-Learning Curve Podcast New Episode: Introduction to Constructivism

The E-Learning Curve

In this episode of the E-Learning Curve Podcast, I introduce and discuss the basic concepts behind the learning theory of Constructivism. E-Learning Curve Podcast New Episode: Introduction to Constructivism is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

What is Asynchronous Learning? Less Than 100 Words

Roundtable Learning

Ready to learn more about Asynchronous Learning? Let’s dive into what asynchronous learning is, how it differs from synchronous learning, and its benefits and disadvantages. . What is Asynchronous Learning? Asynchronous Learning is a learning style that is generally self-directed with no instructor or classmate involvement. This learning style refers to a group of learners who learn by themselves and work at their own pace on their own time.

Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

You can include stories in eLearning via text, audio , and/or video. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. Instructional Design Social Media Social Learning Scenario-Based Learning Storytelling Evaluation Tacit Knowledge eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. If you’d like to learn more, check out this article from eLearning Industry. Blended Learning – A blend of eLearning and face-to-face training.

Are Learning and Entertainment Mutually Exclusive?

Bottom-Line Performance

Jennifer’s post titled Corporate Training – Journalism or Entertainment , really got me thinking about learning versus entertainment. However, is it possible that I may learn more from something on the boring side? Or, how about an e-learning course full of slick graphics, videos, and audio - it has it all. Very entertaining, but it overwhelms the learner’s cognitive abilities to process information and suppresses learning. (1).

Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery

Obsidian Learning

New post Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery on Obsidian Learning. When analyzing your audience and determining learning goals, don’t forget about your delivery strategy. Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended Learning. Thankfully over the years, companies are shying away from ‘Death by PowerPoint’ courses and are adopting learning strategies that are more collaborative and engaging. Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended Learning.

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Blended Learning: Also referred to as hybrid learning. Learning and instructional techniques that integrate e-learning (such as podcasts and online discussion) mobile learning (such as just-in-time training and performance support) and instructor-led training (such as lectures and tutorials). Condition: Component of a learning objective that describes the specific situation in which the performance occurs.

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. In this article, I go one step further by listing specific, practical instructional design tips that are informed by those theories. If you have your own theory-informed design tips, I’d love you to share them with me!

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Flash - when and where?

Learning Rocks

Perhaps if the entries were thinned out and had audio (beyond the irritating mouseover click sounds) appended I could see a point. Missing a crucial learning element that it brings? Tags: thoughts learning theory articulate education ID flash appeals wikis The cleverest part of this site's page is that it embeds an Articulate interaction directly on the page. Not thought of that before, but I can think of instances when that may be quite appealing.

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Flash - when and where?

Learning Rocks

Perhaps if the entries were thinned out and had audio (beyond the irritating mouseover click sounds) appended I could see a point. Missing a crucial learning element that it brings? thoughts learning theory articulate education ID flash appeals wikisThe cleverest part of this site's page is that it embeds an Articulate interaction directly on the page. Not thought of that before, but I can think of instances when that may be quite appealing.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I was never told about Gagnes 9 Events or the Kilpatrick Levels or ADDIE or the ARCS model or even much about adult learning styles, except that people all learned differently. Nothing I learned is actually applied today.

ID and e-Learning Links (3/16/14)

Experiencing eLearning

UberConference adds an audio conference call to a Google Doc so you can talk while collaborating. When providing performance feedback during learning, we will provide learners with a sense of the real-world consequences. Cathy Moore’s checklist for strong, action-oriented e-learning. Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs. The Best Add-Ons for Google Drive.

Exploring Podcasting for E-Learning (and new podcast episode released)

The E-Learning Curve

I will outline the technical aspects of creating, recording, producing, and distributing podcasts at a later time, but for now, I want to investigate some aspects of audio delivered via podcast as a learning channel. In this context, a podcast presents a learning stimulus, guides knowledge acquisition or learning through example, and elicits understanding. The observant among you will notice that the piece isn't about e-learning.

Why Your Quizzes MUST Support Modern Media

LearnDash

Over the years, I have implemented quite a few learning management systems and created countless elearning modules. If you are using a program that does not support media (streaming videos, images for answer choice, audio files, etc.) Learning is dynamic and requires delivery that suits the topic at hand. In the same way, the quiz questions need to help maximize learning retention. You can easily insert video, audio, images, into question and answer selections.

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Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content

Rob Hubbard

Increasingly I find myself turning away from learning theories and looking to brain science to hel p me design engaging and effective learning content. Many of the established learning theories were conceived decades ago before the advent of the internet or even networked computers. Applying these theories to a 20-minute elearning module delivered solely by computer can be somewhat nonsensical.

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Instructional design agony uncle

From the Coleface

At this year’s Learning Technologies show I’ve been invited by the eLearning Network to do a slot on ‘Ask the Expert’ about instructional design. Here are some examples of the kind of things I’m expecting to be asked : Which learning theories are useful? When should I use audio/ video/ other media? How can I design award-winning e-learning? e-learning training

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design. Rigorous Learning Objectives and Expectations. Adherence to Adult Learning Theory.

My Learning 3.0 Conference Slides and Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Chicago presentation at Learning 3.0!! Here the slides from my presentation: Learning 3.0 Here is the audio version of my Training Quarterly article titled Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer. Bandura’s Social Learning Theory. Sneak Peak: My Book on Gamification of Learning and Instruction. What the Gamificaiton of Learning and Instruction is Not.

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Adding Recorded Voice to a Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Learning theory strongly supports the addition of audio such as voice-over to eLearning. As a general principle however, if eLearning is to be available to a multitude of devices and browsers, it is prudent to ensure that the eLearning would be sufficient even if the audio fails to play. So, my preference is to design eLearning such that audio is an enhancement to the presentation, but not essential. Audio and Speech can be managed from the Audio main menu.

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Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Here the slides from my presentation: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Teach on the Beach. Here is the audio version of my Training Quarterly article titled Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer. In games and learning interfaces, strive for an interactive conversation interface. Bandura’s Social Learning Theory. Sneak Peak: My Book on Gamification of Learning and Instruction.

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5 Considerations When Shopping for CME Hosting Vendors and Providers

EthosCE

Fortunately, there are a few basics that must be part of any learning management system for CE. For example, your CE program may not include audio content now, but instructors could add it in the future.

Neurology Should Drive Corporate Training Design

PulseLearning

Just like vehicles need the right type of fuel to run smoothly, your brain requires the right input to for its learning processes to work as efficiently as possible. In this article, Pulse Learning presents four statistics that prove neurology should lead the way for corporate training design. Information transfer and retention in corporate training can be increased by using a combination of complementary delivery mediums in a learning experience.

Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning

ProProfs

Although, the situation is quite embarrassing but this proves an important point that we humans many times prefer to learn unfamiliar tasks based on ‘observation’. This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Started as the ‘Social learning theory’ in the 1960s by Albert Bandura, it is widely used in psychology, education and communication domains.

How Automated Training Can Help Your Business

Academy of Mine

That being said, we do have the ability to automate training to improve our businesses, through the use of Learning Management Software (LMS). In a perfect world, training a new hire would be as easy as pressing a button and plugging someone in.

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Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design. Rigorous Learning Objectives and Expectations. Adherence to Adult Learning Theory.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 30, 2020

Mike Taylor

Last week’s most clicked item: Learning theories timeline: key ideas from educational psychology. Becoming A Learning Organisation = Continuous Learning. More great stuff from the 3 Star Learning Experiences blog. Friday5 learning

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My e-Learning Don'ts

eLearning Cyclops

Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. I believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. Don't: Turn off navigation until a screen's audio is done. Have audio without close caption or at least equivalent content on screen. Providing feedback is a chance to correct misconceptions, reinforce learning, etc. ISD e-Learning

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory.

Helping Overloaded Employees Stay Focused on Learning

Mindflash

Below are strategies to streamline the content in eLearning programs to keep learners focus on learning. Adults want to solve relevant problems by planning learning , according to Malcolm Knowles, pioneer in the field of adult learning theory. In this case, “relevant learning” means learning that is related to the learner’s current job/task, or the tasks required for the role that they aspire to have next. The average worker is just plain busy.

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How to Improve Physician Education Satisfaction for CE Directors

EthosCE

Regardless of when and how you deliver your physician education, your program should respond to adult learning needs. According to Knowles, adult learning theory incorporates the following principles: Results oriented. Innovative programs can include case-based learning and reflective practice. A learning management system (LMS) can be a powerful partner in supporting your physician education program. Audio production.

What’s my motivation? Building learner interest

Obsidian Learning

Why do learners choose to learn? In other words, we want them to be motivated to learn. S atisfaction: leaving learners with positive feelings about the course and encouraging further learning. The model assumes that if learners have a personal reason for learning the material, they will be motivated to succeed and will be satisfied with their newly acquired skills. As we know from adult learning theory , learners do indeed have personal reasons for learning.