Learning theories

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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.

What is Adult Learning Theory?

LearnUpon

Every trainer’s ambition is to make corporate learning as impactful and engaging as possible. One method to master great training and course creation is by understanding how your learner’s mind works. Adult Learning Theory, also known as a ndragogy is a concept that has been around for years. It highlights the distinct ways adults best respond to learning and it’s a must-know for any training provider. What is Adult Learning Theory?

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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.

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. This word means the methods and practice of teaching adult learners.

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.

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

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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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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

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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

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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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The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

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

Dan Keckan

It is impractical to talk about 'total immersion' or 'comprehensible input' as the best methods for the current number of English learners. Educational Technology Adult Learning Theories Brain Facts eLearning Best Practices Language eLearningThe 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.

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

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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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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.

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. Here are a few methods that can help motivate learners to take advantage of educational offerings:  Offer an incentive. It’s a key consideration in job performance and learning. I inherited a “blackboard” poster from a friend.

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.

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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. In this article, I’ll highlight the best practices for applying Spaced Learning in your online training strategy, so that you can improve knowledge retention and recall among your staff members. How To Apply Spaced Learning In Online Training. There are a number of people that we can thank for Spaced Learning; R.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. We are moving, albeit in fits and starts, from traditional learning environments, where curriculum are essentially assigned to learners, to more collaborative and innovative environments where learners can self-direct their learning and participate in communities of passion. Suddenly, the manager must learn to trust his people on another level.

10 Training Theories

Ed App

Getting a clear grasp of different training theories will allow you to build more meaningful content and more effective training programs for your employees. Read on to learn more. Goal-setting theory. Behavioral learning theory. Adult learning theory.

Training: Spaced Learning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. method. 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.

Difference Between Engaged, Collaborative and Transformative Learning

Hurix Digital

To keep students engaged and to foster collaboration, course designers can build active learning and interaction into online courses to promote transformative learning experiences. What is Engaged Learning? What is Collaborative Learning? What is Transformative Learning?

Defining Immersive Learning: What is it and why does it work?

STRIVR

Immersive Learning has taken the L&D and HR world by storm. Even with the significant changes to how our world works, Immersive Learning remains a cornerstone of corporate learning today and a foundation for where things are headed. What is Immersive Learning?

Is Your Instructional Design Strategy Right For Your eLearning Project?

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Implementing instruction and collaborating with Subject Matters Experts aside, the early stages of planning and designing an effective learning experience are influenced greatly by the Instructional Design strategy employed. What learning theory would serve the project’s needs best? What Learning Theory Are You Using? In the context of eLearning and L&D, the main learning theories are behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism.

eLearning Glossary

Ed App

In the context of learning and development, authoring tools refer to software used for eLearning course development. The Ebbinghaus Curve , also known as the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve, was developed by Hermann Ebbinhaus in an effort to illustrate how the brain processes information.

10 Blended Training Best Practices

Ed App

Blended training uses a blended learning approach to bring the best of both worlds — online and traditional face to face training. This allows for more flexibility and accessibility and improves the learning experience wherein the strengths of both learning methods are maximized.

E-Learning Design Part 5: Learning through Creating (Blooms 21)

CDSM

At CDSM, we draw on a range of theories – from the past and the present – to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. In an earlier post in this series ( E-Learning Design Part 2: Observable and Measurable Outcomes ), we looked at the influence of Bloom’s taxonomy (1956) on our e-learning. How CDSM’s Users Learn Through Creating.

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Elearning Statistics 2020

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We’ve seen a growing number of leading organizations that have been turning to mobile-accessible Learning Management Systems (LMS) to modernize their dated and often ineffective training modules. . This is backed by cognitive results and our brains’ capability to focus.

The new onboarding: Immersive new hire training with VR

STRIVR

Learning through experience has proven time and time again to be the best teacher. Across industries, we’re seeing HR and learning leaders investing in VR training as a key part of their onboarding process, and it is paying off. Learn more about the Strivr platform.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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CCK09: Notes on Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

Experiencing eLearning

Over the last few days I’ve been working through Stephen Downes’ paper Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge. Cognitivist methods do have some research support, after all. Think multimedia learning, Clark & Mayer’s “ELearning and the Science of Instruction.&# ) But their methods could (at least sometimes) be right even if their explanation of the underlying mechanism is wrong. Summary of e-learning 2.0, Educational Theory.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Learning & Development specialists put a lot of time and effort into developing the best training programs, yet they often fail to have the desired results. Sometimes the assessments done prior to designing the programs are not thorough enough, other times managers prove to be somewhat oblivious to the real learning gaps within their teams and ask for modules that don’t necessarily fit. Learning from others, or observational learning.

Flipped learning for talent development: Lessons from the college classroom

CLO Magazine

I have used teaching innovations that I discovered in my 20-plus years as a college instructor that have helped make me stronger as a learning and development professional. I’ve learned that college students and professionals have a common learning goal: managing wicked problems.

Joining the dots

Learning with 'e's

This is number 20 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, we will explore the Gestalt theory of Kurt Koffka. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3.

Rx for SMEs

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Start a page for each learning topic and add draft learning objectives and content. That way you learn as your SMEs learn.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Start a page for each learning topic and add draft learning objectives and content. That way you learn as your SMEs learn.

6 Strategies to Improve Learning Retention in Corporate Training

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But one of the most important, and often overlooked, is learning retention. The ultimate aim of delivering training is to instill knowledge that your audience can put into action, so if it’s quickly forgotten, then it’s not going to meet your learning objectives. The truth is that the human brain forgets things very quickly – just look at the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve. 6 tactics to improve learning retention. Incorporating blended learning.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Moving from Teacher to Facilitator by Michael on January 25, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Facilitation , Informal Learning , Training Development As a leader and teacher in the classroom and online for over 15 years, I still face the challenge of making content “real” for learners. As an adjunct professor, i find adult learning fascinating.

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?

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? by Barbara on March 28, 2011 in Instructional Design , performance support Accelerated Learning Mind Map While I was taking classes in curriculum design, we discussed, at great length, different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. will increasingly have a role in all facets of modern business, and particularly modern business learning.

ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?

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However and despite the evolution of HR practices over the years, the attendance sheet is – way too often – the method used to follow how people train and to see how many employees attended a course. ’ The HR Director : ‘ In order to improve the return on investment of continuous training I can use digital learning tools. ’ The Chief Learning Officer : ‘ How can I measure my coworkers’ real learning impact?