5 Learning Theories You HAVE to Know!

Growth Engineering

No two learners are alike and the way every person learns varies. Like with fingerprints, our brains are all unique. This is why there are a number of different ways we learn, leading to learning theories. The post 5 Learning Theories You HAVE To Know!

10 Learning Theories You HAVE To Know!

Growth Engineering

Learning theories are sets of principles that explain how we best absorb information over time. Here are the 10 learning theories that you have you to know! The post 10 Learning Theories You HAVE To Know!

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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? How does it relate to other theories? To clear some of the obfuscation that surrounds learning theory, I have developed the following Taxonomy of Learning Theories.

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5 Learning Theories For Transforming Learning

Dan Keckan

Corporate training or corporate L&D (Learning and Development) is all about getting employees to acquire, retain, recall, and apply knowledge and skills in order to render them productive, which in turn helps the company grow and flourish.

Agile Microlearning Explained

the interoperability of modules across learning platforms, but at. learning efficiency by making adaptive training available. OttoLearn leverages key theories from cognitive science to. rapidly and significantly improve initial learning and knowledge. Traditional learning.

Learning theories

Ed App

Five Current Learning Theories. Learning theories unpack complex cognitive processes and provide useful mental models for educators to structure and design courses around, while also providing insights on best practice during and after learning experiences.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Andragogy

Matrix

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of the focus moving towards technology rather than learning itself. While trainers have to preferably keep up with the latest developments and trends, there is a lot to be saiz about adult learning and how it applies to successful L&D interventions.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Experiential learning

Matrix

Reading is good for the brain. We can also say this about adult learning. Continuing our series about adult learning theories series that instructional designers should know before creating training courses, we’ll explore experiential learning today.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Transformative learning

Matrix

” moments in corporate learning, but not everyone knows how to create them intentionally. The theory of transformative learning has been developed by Jack Mezirow. The two focuses of transformative learning. The process of transformative learning.

Strain the Brain for Better Results

Dashe & Thomson

After all, it’s best if the learner can focus on the learning event rather than on trying to interpret and decipher the meaning… Continue Reading The post Strain the Brain for Better Results appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Learning Style Theory Cognitive Strain CRT elearning instructional design Learning Theory

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Which Learning Theories are Right for Your Organization?

LearnUpon

Creating a comprehensive learning and development program in your organization is crucial. There are lots of learning theories out there, but they are not a one size fits all thing. Your learning & development team should investigate the different theories and decide which ones suit the type of training you need to deliver, and the company culture you’re creating . This list outlines some of the most dominant learning theories in educational psychology.

Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Having an understanding of research and evidence is essential for effective learning design. Cognitive science (often called brain science) is an exciting field of study that covers many disciplines. More and more L&D professionals are using this scientific-based research to inform their thinking but it can be hard to stay on top of new theories. Follow for: Practical applications of cognitive theories for L&D. Read: Brain rules Watch: How does the brain work?

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Cognitive Bias in Learning: An Overview

Dashe & Thomson

Our brains receive non-stop input from all five senses every moment we are awake. In the face of this enormous amount of daily input, our brains develop subconscious coping mechanisms that we can use to quickly make daily decisions. Performance Improvement Learning Theory Learning Retention Instructor-Led Training Learning Style Employee Training and PerformanceWhat Are Cognitive Biases?

eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

Kid Learns from Computer Games. Looking back, I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it. Even if you or your association aren’t building “games” these are still essential components that can be used in other types of learning offerings. What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”?

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. That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it. If you’d like to learn more, check out this article from eLearning Industry.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner by Jon on January 11, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning The idea that right brained thinkers will dominate business in the coming century has been gaining momentum since it was first popularized several years ago by Dan Pink in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind.

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The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth. As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles. Howard-Jones, however, explains that “the brain’s interconnectivity makes such an assumption unsound.”.

How The ABC Model Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Changed My Life

Dan Keckan

Tell Your Story Adult Learning Theories Brain Facts Learning CultureWe falsely rationalize that an event (A) is responsible for how we feel or for the consequences (C). We aren't even aware that we have a rational belief (RB) or irrational belief (IRB) in between.

Total Immersion Or Comprehensible Input: Who's The Winner? - Part 2

Dan Keckan

Educational Technology Adult Learning Theories Brain Facts eLearning Best Practices Language eLearningSubconscious training English skills' is based on new pedagogy implemented on mobile devices which learners use daily for hours. Subconscious training is stress-free with no forgetting curve; it eliminates cross-translation and develops the skill of thinking in English and speaking effortlessly. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.

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Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Bottom-Line Performance

The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. I thought the myths around learning styles had been settled long ago. As I learned last week – there are numerous unproven learning theories still running amok among designers and educators. These theories turn into urban legends that people view as facts. Theory Gone Wild #1.

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The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

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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. Rule 1: Exercise boosts brain power.

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Total Immersion Or Comprehensible Input: Who Is The Winner? - Part 1

Dan Keckan

Educational Technology Adult Learning Theories Brain Facts eLearning Best Practices Language eLearningIt is impractical to talk about 'total immersion' or 'comprehensible input' as the best methods for the current number of English learners. The modern digital learners need a new pedagogy and a new technology implemented as an app for subconscious training in a smartphone that everybody has today. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

7 Facts About Cognitive Overload That Every eLearning Pro Should Know

Dan Keckan

Instructional Design Adult Learning Theories Brain Facts Cognitive Load Theory Instructional Design TheoriesAre you overwhelming online learners with too many facts and figures? In this article, I’ll share 7 facts about cognitive overload that you should commit to memory. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Brain Learning and eLearning Design

The Learning Circuits

There's been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and "how the brain learns." But even with all of that discussion there's a question of whether people are really making changes to the design of their online learning. So the July Question is: Does the discussion of "how the brain learns" impact your eLearning design? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 David Grebow suggested this month's Big Question (thanks David).

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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An Introduction to Memory and Learning

B Online Learning

The ability of our brains to process, store and retrieve information has been the subject of much research and debate by cognitive psychologists for a long time. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design instructional design learner centric learning theory memory performance

Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Learning Hot List. Top 100 Learning Game Resources - Upside Learning Blog , June 24, 2009. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Where Organizations Go Wrong With e-Learning - MinuteBio , June 20, 2009. It’s not enough to be a professional, you also have to act like one - Clive on Learning , June 25, 2009. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009. Brain rules - where does that leave us? Learning Theory (7).

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

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. I highly recommend The Non-Designer’s Design Book, by Robin Williams, for learning the ropes. Why I Can’t Stand Them : They don’t actually test learning or retention and they don’t provide realistic practice. If the learner does something with what they’ve learned they’re more likely to remember and use it later.

CCK09: Connectivism and Constructivism

Experiencing eLearning

One of her readers, Plain_Gillian, said she was struggling to verbalize the difference between the two learning theories. I think the table comparing learning theories to connectivism is a good way to start. But does either of those methods of learning really give you an overall picture of the trends or substance of something really big? The human brain is designed to look for patterns, and that’s a big part of connectivist theory. Magnetix.

Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. The idea is that no one can find an empirical study that supports the need to cater to learning styles.

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.

Memorable Ways to End an eLearning Course

Integrated Learnings

Since the information entering at the end doesn't get pushed out as quickly, the brain has more time to process and remember that later information. Often, courses end by restating the objectives and reminding people what they learned about (I know I’ve done this). Pose questions to prompt learners to summarize learnings from the lesson. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. Instructional Design Engagement Recency eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive Theory

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

When it comes to learning, motivation is critical for gaining attention and encoding new information in the brain. Gamification and game-based learning both take motivation into account. It’s a key consideration in job performance and learning. If you’re interested in learning more about motivation, I highly recommend the classic study Making Learning Fun: A Taxonomy of Intrinsic Motivations for Learning.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. Here we’re talking about the role of emotion in learning, and we’ll close by finally putting it all together. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences. To start, we need to understand the effects of emotions on learning. Confidence: Confidence is another factor in learning.

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Remember Recency?

Integrated Learnings

If you haven’t encountered it lately, it’s possible you’ve forgotten about the recency theory of learning. Since the information entering at the end doesn''t get pushed out as quickly, the brain has more time to process and remember the later stuff. You might end an eLearning lesson with a slide that prompts learners to rate their level of confidence in applying newly learned knowledge to their jobs. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Shelley A. Gable.

Something all learning pro’s should do

E-Learning Provocateur

Learn a language. I don’t mean a programming language (although the theory probably still holds). By going outside of your comfort zone, you stimulate your brain into new realms. Now YOU are the one on a steep learning curve. But in no uncertain terms I reminded myself of what works and what doesn’t in the learning process. Constructivism, connectivism and informal learning. In doing so, you continue to learn.

Have You Had Your Daydream Today?

Obsidian Learning

on Obsidian Learning. She describes the two kinds of thinking we use when learning or problem solving: focused and diffuse. Focused thinking, just as you’d expect, is when we exert our brainpower and attention to the problem at hand or to learning new content. When thinking diffusively our brains begin to make important connections between the new material or problem and other ideas from our experience. Your creativity and learning will benefit!