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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.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

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Consequently, training programs which were based on the principles of learning, instruction and human behavior, began to be developed. The Programmed Instruction Movement – Mid-1950s to Mid-1960s. Instructional Design has come a long way.

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Instructional Design: The Process – 1

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Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. Enough has been written about ID and its various theories and models that define the various approaches or strategies to learning design.

The Evolution of Instructional Design

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Psychologists and educators started researching the theory of instruction. Skinner’s Theory of Operant Conditioning (1958) states that learning results in changes in overt behavior. Reinforcement is a key element of his theory.

Setting Meaningful and Measurable Learning Objectives: The importance of goals


In this article, we’ll take a look at the theory behind setting well-defined eLearning objectives and explain how corporate trainers can produce measurable learning objectives with the help of some examples of meaningful and measurable learning outcomes.

A Counterpoint to Ruth Clark’s “Why Games Don’t Teach”

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In particular, the taxonomy he provides showing type of knowledge, instructional strategies and game elements is extremely valuable. Van Sickle, in Theory and Research in Social Education, vol 14, no. In February’s Learning Solutions magazine, Dr. Ruth Clark started quite a buzz.

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The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses


Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. It is not uncommon to address eLearning content as games, especially when game-like elements like scores and time-based assessments are added to the program.

Can microlearning save eLearning?

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Eventually, educational theory and what was happening in classrooms caught up to the demands of a changing society and workplace. October 2010) ‘Getting more from your training programs,’ McKinsey Quarterly , available online, [link] retrieved 22 April, 2020. [3]

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Once youve hooked them in, then you can let them know what theyll be able to do afterward, but while if that were done *really* well, I still think its better to hook them in viscerally before you go for the cognitive realization of what theyll learn.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

In a recent book claiming that television and video games were “making our minds sharper,&# the journalist Steven Johnson argued that since we value reading for “exercising the mind,&# we should value electronic media for offering a superior “cognitive workout.&#

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others. The programming skills should be left to the programmers.