Social Learning Theory: Principles and Applications

Roundtable Learning

In this blog, we explore how understanding and applying the Social Learning Theory can boost Learning & Development and training courses. We learn and develop from the people we surround ourselves with.

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. Once they understand the strengths and weaknesses of each Learning Theory, they can optimise their use. How Learning Theories influence learning.

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eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

I usually write a blog post, you skim or read it, maybe share it, and we move on. a)Effective learning. b)Electronic learning. c)Everywhere learning. d)Estimated learning. a)cognitive overload. Learning styles are __. Answer Key: b) Electronic learning. The spelling of “eLearning” has never truly been standardized, but it’s agreed that it describes learning that takes place through electronic devices. a) cognitive overload.

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?

Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Nonaka characterizes tacit knowledge as concepts we understand intuitively, but struggle to explicitly explain or describe in writing. 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 Theory

Writing to Educate and Entertain: What Would Stephen King Do?

Integrated Learnings

When you write content for eLearning, do you think of it as technical communication? Creative writing? I recently read an article called "The Write Brain: How to Educate and Entertain with Learner-Centered Writing" by Kathleen M. Here's how she addresses those opening questions: By blending fictional and technical writing techniques with learning theory, we can craft written materials that both educate and entertain. By Shelley A Gable.

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. He blogs at learnlets.com and works through Quinnovation.

When learning experience design goes wrong

Learning Pool

Learning design has benefited greatly from the influence of user experience design (UXD) over the last decade. The move from learning design to learning experience design really does signal an important shift and is not just a modish rebadging of job titles.

What Opportunities are there for Instructional Designers  &  Developers?

Adobe Captivate

In the context of writing this article, I am focusing on the Irish & UK employment market. Next is to decide how you will start your learning path. SO there has never been a better time to start in the learning and training sector or to start to upskill and eventually move to this sector. A passion for helping others to learn (a must have). Knowledge of how students, employees and adults learn. Sociocultural Learning Theory.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I was never told about Gagnes 9 Events or the Kilpatrick Levels or ADDIE or the ARCS model or even much about adult learning styles, except that people all learned differently. Nothing I learned is actually applied today.

Social Learning – A Transformational Shift in Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

“How do I make my team work better by letting them learn the skills they need?”. This is the primary question that L&D managers seek to address when embarking upon workplace learning programs in their organization. Time and again we have stressed, why organizations that have a strong culture of learning are more likely to achieve their organizational goals and remain profitable. Understanding Social Learning Theory. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Learning Socially.

Use Scenarios to Make Quiz Questions Relevant to the Job

Integrated Learnings

Writing quiz questions well isn't just about writing them clearly. However, writing quiz questions in a scenario format is a relatively easy way to make them relevant to the job. But let's take a look at some reasons, grounded in learning theory, for why scenario-based assessment questions can be better. More information about learner motivation is available in an earlier post ( What Are You Doing to Motivate Learning? ) on this blog. By Shelley A.

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How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part I

JCA Solutions

Much of this has changed over the years as technology and learning theory has changed. Nothing makes for engaging and inspiring online learning more than creating an electronic book! ” Without setting learning goals, developing a structure, and then storyboarding the course it will be virtually impossible to ensure that the learning can actually occur. Ignore Setting Learning Objectives. In other words, it will keep them from learning.

Self-directed Learning: How it Works

LearnUpon

Sometimes, this training is scheduled in advance and takes place online or face-to-face, while at other times your organization will provide employees with all the resources they need and allow time for self-directed learning. Some of this will be delivered by trainers who can support and guide them, but others – like familiarizing themselves with the business’s policies and procedures – are best delivered through self-directed learning exercises. .

Where is game-based learning headed? An Interview With Sharon Boller

Knowledge Guru

I interviewed Bottom-Line Performance President and industry thought leader, Sharon Boller to learn more about current game-based learning trends and where this learning strategy is headed in 2017. Sharon has been writing and speaking about game-based learning since at least 2008. She hits the road this fall with Karl Kapp to deliver a series of workshops on learning game design , and rumor has it a book is on the way in 2017.

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Serious eLearning: Course Topic and Game Goal

TalentLMS

Motivation and behavior theories have been pointing instruction designers and eLearning developers in this direction too. Serious games or serious eLearning solutions take eLearning courses to a higher level of cognitive resonance through emotionally cognizant settings naturally found in games. The attentions span is too short, and is increasingly getting shorter due to availability of novel learning environments like serious games.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning.

Six Questions with Clark Quinn

The Learning Dispatch

Editor’s Note – Introducing Six Questions : Earlier this year, I interviewed several leaders in the field of learning and development to get their perspectives on, among other things, what they foresaw for 2020. Clark: Write more. Learn more about Custom Elearning Solutions.

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. Though this taxonomy of the cognitive domain was revised by Anderson and Krathwohl in 2001, the visual metaphor of the step pyramid was still prevalent.

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Neurology Should Drive Corporate Training Design

PulseLearning

Just like vehicles need the right type of fuel to run smoothly, your brain requires the right input to for its learning processes to work as efficiently as possible. In this article, Pulse Learning presents four statistics that prove neurology should lead the way for corporate training design. Information transfer and retention in corporate training can be increased by using a combination of complementary delivery mediums in a learning experience. Talent LMS Blog, 2015.

Multimodal Learning: Engaging Your Learner’s Senses

LearnUpon

Most corporate learning strategies start small. But, as you gain more learners, and become more confident in your training process, it’s essential to branch out and consider creating courses that embrace different learning formats and ways to learn. This is where multimodal learning comes in. . Used to enhance the learning experience and increase engagement, multimodal learning recommends the use of different modes to train. What is multimodal learning?

ASAE Annual: A Gathering of People Who Build Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

Due to a cancellation of this year’s Technology Conference, a lot of focus will be put on the learning labs for the Business of Technology track, and I have a feeling it will not be a disappointment. Since taking graduate level courses in Adult Learning Theory, I have been intrigued by Lave and Wengers’ writings on communities of practice. I have been reviewing the technology related sessions, so watch my blog for a post on my top picks.

Learning as dialogue

Learning with 'e's

Many of the earlier learning theories place the learner in splendid isolation. From the neo-behaviourist theories of Thorndike, Watson and Skinner, we were led to believe that learners respond to stimuli and make associations between the two, and that these links represent learning. This prompted new approaches in schools that included discovery learning and progressive curricula that neatly reflected Piaget''s stages of cognitive development model.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Connie Malamed – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter ): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Clive on Learning. E-Learning 24/7. eLearning Learning. Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS. Julian Stodd’s blog. Learning in the modern workplace. Learning Solutions Magazine. Learning with ‘e’s. Rapid eLearning | Adobe Captivate Blog. The Rapid E-learning Blog. Will At Work Learning. Post frequency: Every day or so, depending on the topic Main themes: Learning technology, L&D, management, HR.

Opening up #learning: Forms and formats

Learning with 'e's

Following on from my previous post , I was asked what was the difference between new forms of learning and new formats of learning. This brought together two of the most potent human senses of sight and sound, and later, as programmed texts became available to accompany television, we exploited what psychologist Allan Paivio described as the dual cognitive facilities of imagen (visual) and logogen (speech and writing) processing.

Is all learning social?

Learning with 'e's

Just about every day I find myself embroiled in a discussions about fundamentals of learning, the nature of knowledge and the processes of education. When I'm not talking about learning, I'm reading about it, researching it, thinking about it, and writing about it. Today was particularly interesting because I had a conversation on this blog with ePortfolio Keith (Keith Brennan aka @wiltwhatman), who was commenting on my Three Things post. 1977) Social learning theory.

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program. We’re the ones who take the learner seriously and ensure that things are explained clearly, the learning experience is engaging, tests are fair and so on. I’m sure you’ve created life changing learning experiences or will some day. Sketching is a cognitive aid that might help you break through the doldrums.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

In a recent blog post published by the New York Times , Anna North noted that the concept of “learning styles” is still prevalent among educators, even though there is little empirical research to support it. In fact, students preparing to be teachers are often taught about “learning styles” in their courses. Let’s take a look at what the research literature has to say on “learning styles” and how they apply to instruction.

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. 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. We may contrast cognitivism, which is a causal theory of mind, with connectionism, which is an emergentist theory of mind.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace. Cammy Bean took some notes and gratuitously posted them on her blog. To learn, I sat in a classroom for years, so it would be normal to expect to sit in a classroom to learn at work. As IDs we need to use educational technology to gain wisdom FROM it and we need to enhance our capabilities of our understanding so we can use it IN our learning activities.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

I might be biased, but being part of the learning and development community is not only fascinating but rewarding. But it’s also the reason that to be the best trainer/ training manager/ chief learning officer, you have to keep your learning and development top of mind too. Learning books (4). Learning technology books (2). Learning & business strategy books (4). Learning and Development Culture books (5). Learning books.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. It’s a good question for people involved in learning and development. Learn.