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Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’.

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.

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?

Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. The theory seeks to explain learning in a naturalistic setting as opposed to laboratory or contrived setting. Outcomes of learning are codes of behavior.

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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From novice to expert

Learning with e's

This is number 24 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 review the situated learning theory of Jean Lave.

Memorable Ways to End an eLearning Course

Integrated Learnings

Cognitive theorists believe that as new information enters the working memory, earlier information is pushed out. 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. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company.

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."

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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. 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. So, is it worth learning about learning styles? Where do you stand on the learning styles debate? By Shelley A.

Conflict resolution

Learning with e's

This is number 11 in my series of short posts on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Festinger called this phenomenon cognitive dissonance.

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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Deeper learning

Learning with e's

This is number 5 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior , 11 (6), 671-684.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

Learning with e's

This is number 31 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. Learning to code is more than simply ''making a computer do something''.

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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.

Stage by stage

Learning with e's

This is number 33 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. My last post explored the work of Allan Paivio and his theory of dual coding.

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.

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 0 In our previous blog , we articulated how a judicious mix of instructor-led and online learning strategies will make your organization conducive for learning. Basically, learning per se has become a social cognitive process.

The shape of minds to come

Learning with e's

This is number 17 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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

A New Year’s Resolution: Remove the Fluff from eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Learning theories suggest that we ought to introduce and review new knowledge in ways that: Relate to what we already know (which is why Gagne’s model prompts us to stimulate recall early in a lesson), for the sake of making the information meaningful and easier to recall later Include the context of when learners will apply it on the job, so that real-life triggers will help learners recall the knowledge when it’s needed. By Shelley A. Gable.

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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. Are you concerned about cognitive overload undermining the effectiveness of your online training program? How To Apply Spaced Learning In Online Training.

In two minds

Learning with e's

This is number 32 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. Any representational theory must accommodate this dual functionality.'' (p 53).

Remember Recency?

Integrated Learnings

If you haven’t encountered it lately, it’s possible you’ve forgotten about the recency theory of learning. Cognitive theorists believe that as new information enters the working memory, earlier information is pushed out. 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.

Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!

Learnnovators

When I joined as an ID at Learnnovators , the first thing that one of my colleagues told me was that an ID must have a great passion for learning. I don’t know if I am learning as how she meant it, but I do end up learning something new every minute. To make this clear, let me talk about a lesson I learned in civics class at school: Every citizen has a voice and opinion in the matters of the country. We end up learning even when we are not consciously learning.

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Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

This is schema theory. Part of the foundation of learning psychology , schema theory suggests that memory consists of interrelated networks of knowledge, or mental models. The more firmly we can integrate newly learned knowledge with our existing mental models, the more likely we are to be able to recall that knowledge later. While it certainly can be a review of recent learning, it doesn’t have to be. Schema theory. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

A steep learning curve

Learning with e's

This is number 9 in my series on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we explore the work of Hermann Ebbinghaus on memory and learning.

Words in mind

Learning with e's

This is number 34 in my learning theories series. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries.

Accomplish Spaced Learning with eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us know that cramming isn't a very effective learning strategy. Ebbinghaus was among the earliest researchers to contribute to our understanding of learning and memory. And although his work is over 100 years old, the findings related to cramming -- or rather, spaced learning -- are still relevant. The concept of spaced learning is pretty intuitive, really. It suggests that we retain newly learned knowledge longer when taught repeatedly over a period of time.

Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

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. Tacit knowledge can be challenging to teach in formal training, but it's not impossible.

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Cognitive Fitness

Clive on Learning

Chris Brannigan of Caspian Learning alerted me to Cognitive Fitness , an article by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts in the Harvard Business Review, which you can download online for US$6.50. Nevertheless, if true, this validates the validity of learning through observation and through play; it also validates the use by teachers of demonstrations and simulations. Seek novelty: study a new language, learn to paint, use new technologies, learn a musical instrument.

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.

Experiential learning

Learning with e's

This is number 7 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. He also placed greater emphasis on the social context of 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?

When You Wish Upon a Star (Wars): Transmedia Storytelling & Design

InSync Training

This guest blog post helps you prepare for, and gives a preview of, his live learning session, Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design.

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. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

Latent Learning

Ontuitive

Strong and durable learning can happen without incentives and reinforcements. Part One on latent learning. All learning, it was assumed, was behavior modification in response to stimuli. We don't need to dig that deep; no experiments have thus far disproved Tolman's theory.

E-Learning Design Part 2: Observable and Measurable Outcomes

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. The use of observable and measurable outcomes in learning is linked to something called ‘ Bloom’s Taxonomy ’.