Teaching methods

Ed App

In today’s article, we would like to present a few contemporary teaching methods and how they’re being put into good use. One of the ancient teaching methods, the Socratic method of teaching, is still being used in today’s teaching.

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. Goal-setting theory. This training theory designed by Edwin Locke suggests that goal setting directly affects performance.


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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. Five Learning Theories.

What is Adult Learning Theory?


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. Adult learning is a relatively simple theory to grasp, so let’s explain what it is and how its principles can be applied to your corporate learning strategy. What is Adult Learning Theory? Over the years, the theory has been adapted and added to.

Agile Microlearning Explained

OttoLearn leverages key theories from cognitive science to. OttoLearn provides several methods of instructional. There are several theories seeking to explain the spacing effect, however, studies agree that it works2 and has a significant. proven learning theories to be.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Andragogy


In a series of articles, I will take a closer look at three modern adult learning theories that are not only relevant but highly applicable. The relevance of adult learning theories. The answer is simple: because it explains how the adult brain works.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations. Friday I attended a session for trainers about training methods. Very interesting to compare what methods you use. The brain of connections - Brains are not static, but dynamic and changing.

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 Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design


The Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) is such a theory that holds great promise as it focuses on how attitudes are formed and changed. The theory emerged as a solution to find some logic in what appeared to be inconsistent findings in previous research done in the field of persuasion. Read more: Understanding employee motivation with the Self-Determination Theory. ELM provides valuable insights into the workings of the human brain when faced with a message.

Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning

Integrated Learnings

Cognitive theorists suggest that at the start of a course, there is not yet a lot of information being processed in working memory, thus allowing the brain to process and remember that early information more easily. 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. Tags: Instructional Design Recency Primacy eLearning Objectives Cognitive Theory By Shelley A. Gable.

Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory

Coffee and Design

Cognitive psychologists like Allan Paivio would argue that this form of instruction affords the “dual-coding theory” because both visual and verbal information is processed (see image). By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. Before we tackle this question let’s apply the theory to another face-to-face situation.

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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 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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How to make brain-friendly learning that sticks (Expert interview)


What does it take to make brain-friendly learning? Stella offers six key ways you can work with the brain to help make learning stick, all wrapped up in the useful (and brain friendly) acronym: LEARNS. Learning design: meet brain science. Learning Psychologist Stella Collins knows a thing or two about making brain-friendly learning. In the past, a lot of people have had theories and models about how to teach. It’s basic brain science.

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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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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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Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On


Candy Crush is calling our name… In John Medina’s book, Brain Rules , we learn how the brain works. This blog will explore each component and evaluate how incorporating each theory can benefit a learner’s elearning experience. The human brain has spotlights that switch our attention based on triggers sent from our senses. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask. How do we apply this to elearning methods?

Make Corporate Training Memorable With Cognitive Load Theory


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. How does the human brain process information? Your brain processes visual and auditory information separately. Consider content chunking, existing schemas, and the delivery method to determine your breakdown.

How to Engage and Challenge your Learners with Whole Brain Thinking


Whole Brain Thinking is a theory that’s been around since the 1970’s. It focuses on the thinking preferences of different people and it aims to enlighten training professionals and learners on the nuances of the brain when learning. Even training beginners can get insights and implement some of the practices of this theory. What is Whole Brain Thinking? Developed by Ned Herrmann, Whole Brain Thinking divides the brain into four quadrants.

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Brain Learning and eLearning Design

The Learning Circuits

There's been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and "how the brain learns." So the July Question is: Does the discussion of "how the brain learns" impact your eLearning design? June 4, 2009 Rob Barton: Reducing Extraneous Cognitive Load by Accounting for Individual Differences , January 12, 2009 Push Your Brain! June 2, 2010 That brain of ours , July 9, 2009 12 Brain Rules continue to stir interest with Instructional Designers , April 10, 2009

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Engage the Right to Land on the Left

Bottom-Line Performance

“Emotion is the fast lane to the brain.” These are the words of Doug Stevenson , author of the Story Theater Method , and speaker at today’s CIASTD meeting. The Story Theory Method is about using your personal stories to enthrall and engage learners to make a point. It’s about engaging the right side of the brain, tapping into the audience’s emotions, involving them in your story.

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

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. A Learning Management System (LMS) provides organizations with a centralized and consolidated method for the delivery of online training programs. If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry.

Evidence-Based Training Methods and Spaced Learning (An Interview with Dr. Will Thalheimer)

Convergence Training

For those of you keeping track at home, you may know that in an earlier article, Dr. Thalheimer gave us some best practices for writing level 1 “smile sheets,” and we’ll continue the focus on evidence-based training methods in this interview with the good doctor. It looks like the brain is compiling information as we sleep.

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 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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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.

How Gamers Learn: The Game Player’s Brain

Growth Engineering

When moving from a traditional eLearning model to a gamified one, you’ll find that there’s a whole world of learning methods that you’d never even considered before. Any instructional designer will have a good idea of the theory behind how people learn, but a gamified solution needs to also consider how gamers learn. When online learning first became a reality, detractors feared that this method of delivery wouldn’t have the ‘human touch’ of a classroom setting.

The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Moreover, of those that did use an appropriate method, several found results that flatly contradict the popular meshing hypothesis. Therefore, we presume that if one part of the brain functions better than the other, learners should learn differently. Howard-Jones, however, explains that “the brain’s interconnectivity makes such an assumption unsound.”.

The Brain and The Stories We Tell: Top Reasons Why Stories Change Our Behavior

Vignettes Learning

Are Our Brains Hardwired for Storytelling? As a nationally recognized expert on story structure, Haven believes that our brains are hardwired for storytelling and that we're not just Home sapiens , we are Homo narratives. Kendal Haven on YOUR BRAIN ON STORIES: WHY YOU ARE HARDWIRED TO THINK AND LEARN THROUGH STORYTELLING People are willing to pay to be engaged. What Happens in the Brain During Storytelling Session?

We’re the Same, But We Like Different

Dashe & Thomson

Doug Rohrer, a psychologist at the University of South Florida, has looked very closely at the learning style theory over the last several years and has found no evidence to suggest that multiple learning styles exist among different people. He claims we’re on a more equal footing than we may think when it comes to how our brains learn. Learning Retention Learning Style Theory learner retention learning style theory

Social Media, Brain vs. Eyes, & Sales Training

Big Dog, Little Dog

Brain Knows It's Duck Reason - Scientific American. The brain is faster than the eyes. The fling was just real-world evidence of a theory they were testing. Our brains "see" things well before our eyes do.". Knowledge sharing: Provide methods for sharing knowledge and best practices among sales reps Despite Army Order, Some Bases Still Ban Facebook, Twitter - Wired. "At

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.

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

Over the past several years, sleep researchers and neuroscientists have studied a process called memory consolidation, in which our brains integrate newly learned knowledge into long-term memory. in Germany trained subjects how to solve a math problem using a tedious method. In the study, 59% of participants who got a night’s sleep between the sessions figured out the simpler method. By Shelley A. Gable. As kids, many of us resisted bedtime.

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. Here are a few methods that can help motivate learners to take advantage of educational offerings:  Offer an incentive. I inherited a “blackboard” poster from a friend. I can write on it with chalk, erase it, and use it again. But I don’t. It still says the same thing it did the day I received it: “Knowing What To Do. ≠. Doing It. Motivation > Information”.

An Elearning Design Reading List

Usable Learning

Art Kohn’s 2+2+2 method in Learning Solutions Magazine. Science Daily’s Mind & Brain feed. John Medina’s Brain Rules. David Rock’s Your Brain At Work. Excellent Podcasts on Motivation, Self-Determination Theory and Behaviorism. Several things have led to me actually writing a blog post. First, I’m home for two whole weeks straight (this alone is a small miracle).

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

Douglas Fields introduced us to the temporal pattern of stimuli related to the long-term memory , while Paul Kelley and his team developed the method that relies on Field’s research. All of these great minds discovered that the human brain can absorb and retain more information if learning activities are spaced. It’s not about how long we train, but how long we allow our brains to process the information and tuck it away into our mental schema.

5 Learning Myths, Debunked


They’re subject matter experts , but they don’t necessarily know a lot about effective teaching methods. Unfortunately, there’s no evidence to show that this theory holds any weight. You’re either “right-brained” or “left-brained.”.

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Inspiring the Passion to Learn

Integrated Learnings

At any age, learning stretches the brain just as much as exercising stretches the muscles. Realistic scenarios that relate to your lesson’s subject are a good method, as are realistic games that support your learning objectives. Instructional Design Gagne eLearning Motivation Learning TheoryBy Donna Bryant. Whether you’re in school or a professional on the job, learning something new can be challenging.

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Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

Managing Cognitive Load in Content Design

Magic EdTech

Cognitive load theory, Instructional Design theory comes to the rescue, it prescribes a scientific way to design learning materials at a pace and level of complexity that the learner can fully understand. Let us understand how the human brain processes information.

Don’t you see it?

Jay Cross

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. It’s not accidental that we began to imagine our brains were linear, machine-like, inflexible, and subject to decay a hundred years ago; we came up with the assembly line and time clock at the same time. “…taking us on a tour through a welter of psychological theories and principles as she explains how learning happens.

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