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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? Where do you start?

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Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

After completing a few exercises, they build their own view of the patterns that are evident and are able to move into a new scenario with confidence even if the environment and scenario is radically different. … SBL usually works best when applied to tasks requiring decision-making and critical thinking in complex situations.

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3 Traditional Learning Theories and How They Can Be Used in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Learning Theories are frameworks that are extensively used by Instructional Designers to meet the requirements of the target audience and the situation. To do justice to this mandate, an Instructional Designer must first understand the Learning Theories in order to apply them. How Learning Theories influence learning.

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Neurolearning in Action: How ELM Uses Neurolearning™


Neurolearning works by integrating learning science and adult learning theory with modern user experience (UX) to create higher engagement with learning material, deepening the understanding of and connection to the learning material.

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Agile Microlearning Explained

Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes. Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery.

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The 3 Stages of Motor Learning


The brain does this because of past experience, enabling it to act on known patterns and prior information to make split-second decisions. Science has broken down the process of motor learning into three distinct phases. Jeffrey Huber The first step to learning something so deeply you don’t even have to think about it?

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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. Search for patterns: challenge and expand your mindset by experiencing new places and listening to alternative viewpoints.