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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?

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. Theory Gone Wild #1.

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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. Follow for: Practical applications of cognitive theories for L&D.

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Strain the Brain for Better Results

Social Learning

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.

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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. That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it.

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.

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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.

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

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? All 12 rules have potentially profound implications for the future of learning. Brain Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.

7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning

Obsidian Learning

New post 7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning on Obsidian Learning. Creating a blog or website post prompts your learners to review and recap the information they’ve already learned. Guest Contributor: Christopher Pappas.

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

New post 6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. How To Apply Spaced Learning In Online Training. There are a number of people that we can thank for Spaced Learning; R. The Spaced Learning model focuses on long-term memory.

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. What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”?

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.

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.

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. Want to learn bollywood dancing?

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. Siemens describes connectivism as “the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organisation theories&#. Meta-learning.

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

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.

Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. And, of course, we’ve heard about social learning.

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. In doing so, you continue to learn.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. The problem in executing this shift is not in setting up these new learning environments and communities, but rather in embracing the change.

Learning through Curiosity

eFront

Things that were lacking consistency inside my brain start tomake sense. Googling and readinghas become the natural extension of my everyday learning. I’ve got atheory [1] that traditional learning is not so efficient because it is out of real-worldcontext. We enforce people to learn something that does not inspire them;something that has not grown naturally inside them. This may work in theory butin practice is an enormous waste of resources.

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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.

The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

I like to imagine performance support as an Exobrain … (and, of course, that I am one of the smart people in learning … guess I will have to ask Simon about that.)

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

Social Learning

The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate. I’ve often wondered what all this right-brained thinking means for the learning industry.

More on cognitive mapping

Ontuitive

How Edward Tolman's experiments shaped our theories of learning. Edward Tolman's influential experiments with rats in the 1940's remain highly formative for the field of cognitive psychology, and continue to shape our discussions about learning theory.

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. Magnetix.

Why I don't like Twitter

Learning Rocks

I find it very useful and it has probably become my number one personal learning tool over the last year*. However, I am becoming increasingly sceptical about its use as a social learning tool in any organised sense and in particular, there are some characteristics of how it is being used that frankly I'm not altogether comfortable with. Perhaps this is because there are lots more conferences in the learning tech arena, perhaps not. If we count only work-relevant learning.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Social Learning

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.&#

Language Learning - an Exemplar of the 70:20:10 Approach?

Performance Learning Productivity

These also drive our learning patterns. And our ability to learn continuously the way we do has underpinned our success and our creativity throughout history. And the first thing we were learning was language. Language learning is also integrally entwined in everyday living.

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Making Learning Go the Extra Mile: A Spaced Learning Case Study

G-Cube

The importance of training and learning is growing as organizations all over the world and in different industries are trying to gain an edge in the competition environment. So, while learning initiatives are aplenty, are they able to deliver the desired results? e-Learning

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.

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).

Training: Spaced Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

information over a short amount of time, one learning method suggests. These timed patterns formed the basis for a 2008 book by Paul Kelley called Making Minds , in which Kelley used the information reported by Fields to develop and test what he called the Spaced Learning. The general idea of Spaced Learning is that large amounts of. The article explored if the simple act of repetition is the key to learning. part of the brain. Is it just a learning fad?

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

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.&#

The point of no return

Learning with e's

This is number 27 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, I will examine Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory.

Inspiring the Passion to Learn

Integrated Learnings

Whether you’re in school or a professional on the job, learning something new can be challenging. At any age, learning stretches the brain just as much as exercising stretches the muscles. Motivation to learn. When you set out to learn something new, what motivates you to even try? Often, learners have the same motivation to learn that designers have to design — it’s our job that we have to do. This attitude can sap the passion out of learning.