Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

The short definition of Metacognition is "Thinking about Thinking." Here are some more definitions from a variety of sources. information as cited by Lawanto, 2010) It has also been defined as a process by which the brain organizes and monitors cognitive resources.

True Definition of ELearning Engagement


If you do a quick search you will find a variety of definitions for elearning course engagement. Quizzes are natural interaction components, but so are simple items like “hot spots” (hovering your mouse over an item to get more information), and gamification elements.

Definition of MicroLearning

Will at Work Learning

I've looked for a good definition of microlearning, but because I couldn't find one, I've created my own. Just-In-Time (Moment-of-Need) Learning Provides information when learners need it to perform a task they are working on.

The Definition of Great Lectora Templates

eLearning Brothers

Ever since grade school, you’ve been using flash cards to memorize important information. The post The Definition of Great Lectora Templates appeared first on eLearning Brothers. The eLearning industry is all about finding more effective ways to train and educate learners.

How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

Visual Lounge

Regardless of your situation, this type of functionality can be helpful, especially when you need to copy information from a file folder or screenshot of a website that typically would require you to spend a significant amount of time retyping all of the text.

Definition: Mnemonic

Kapp Notes

Mnemonics are word tricks to help enrich and encode information to be memorized and then help to maximize recall. Mnemonics work because learning research indicates that the more richly we encode information, the more easily we can retrieve that information when needed. You will aid your learners in recalling key information using a simple, low cost technique that is shown to be effective for recall.


Definition: Constructivism

Kapp Notes

In contrast to the concept of the human brain as merely an information-processing center, the educational philosophy of Constructivism was born. The concept emerged because some educators and others were concerned that students were learning isolated, decontextualized skills and information and, therefore, students were unable to apply what they had learned or their proceduralized skills to situations outside of the classroom.

Flipped Classroom: Definition and Details


This post provides a flipped classroom definition and explores how the model can be put into action. Flipped learning definition. As you can see, the flipped classroom definition goes beyond just what activities are done when and where.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer


However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

Mobile Learning: Definition, Examples, Advantages and Disadvantages


With this generation and those that follow being raised with instant-access to information, the ability to pick up any device and get answers in seconds will be key. Information is more readily accessible when needed for on-the-job training. What is Mobile Learning?

Definitions: ABCD Objectives

Kapp Notes

Here are two examples: A customer service representative, when receiving an incoming phone order from a customer, will correctly identify the needs of the customer and record the information into the automated order entry system with zero clerical or typographical errors. Here is how to create an effective Learning Objective. A learning objective simply states the behavior orknowledge change you would like to see from a learner.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. This reaction causes you to seek more information.

Leveraging Informal Learning Methods


But what about informal learning? By definition, informal learning is an unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu way that many people learn today. Informal learning is growing because it is usually efficient, autonomous, relevant, accessible, and flexible.

Painting by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s a way of thinking that is founded on statistics, and I maintain it should inform the activities we undertake in other sectors of society such as Learning & Development. The next step up in the pyramid is Information.

Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses


We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge stores, etc. Here are our top 4 tips for designing information-based courses: 1.

Site Definitions

eLearning Blender

I am currently working on my portfolio site which will eventually contain a gallery of my work along with some information about me. Something that is confusing me about Dreamweaver is the need for multiple site definitions. Our teacher had us set up 3 different site definitions which makes it hard to know which one I should be working out of. The web design class I am taking is really getting my feet wet with Dreamweaver and photoshop.

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Camtasia Studio 7: The Definitive Guide

Visual Lounge

Welcome Camtasia Studio 7: The Definitive Guide. For more information and to download the first six chapters free, visit Daniel's website here. Remember Daniel Park of dappertext ? He is a professional screencaster with over a decade of experience.

Definition: Massively Multi-learner Online Learning Environment (MMOLE)

Kapp Notes

The learning can occur formally through a class-like environment or a scripted simulation or the learning can occur informally through chats, wikis or blogs contributed by the learners interacting within the environment and each other. Social Interaction: The environment allows learners to exchange information and ideas with each other through voice and text chats.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. informal learning

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). This means that applications use a common set of verbs (such as GET and POST) and nouns (standard definitions of ‘student,’ ‘course,’ ‘score,’ etc.) It formalises the informal.

Is Informal Learning The Same As Social Learning?

Upside Learning

Very often I find that informal and social learning are grouped together. Let's start by looking at their definitions. Social Learning Informal Learning Sure there are some overlaps between the two, but they are not necessarily one and the same. Social Learning Social Learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Marcia Conner, author of The […].

Informal Learning Center

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Order the Informal Learning book or read a summary or download the Informal Learning Poster. What is Informal Learning?

‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning


There are of course, many technological challenges to be overcome, but mobile learning is definitely a reality today and especially so for the corporate learner. Instead, small nuggets of information and refreshers work very well.

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Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The definition of xapi "a standard way of talking about our experiences in using data. The teacher may use this information to adapt his class teachings. Especially if you have the ambition to monitor both formal and informal activities of employees it might be useful.

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning


“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. How can we define informal learning? Workers rely most on informal learning. Learning informal learning

New Book: Camtasia Studio 8 – The Definitive Guide

Visual Lounge

Daniel just released a new book – “ Camtasia Studio 8 – The Definitive Guide ”. We then custom-create a specialized curriculum based on this information, and devote the entire first day of the workshop to addressing these topics to the benefit of all.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Unbooks, Informal Learning, and Collaboration: The Age of Questions

ID Reflections

The definition of "unbooks" is similar to that of Informal Learning. Informal learning is never finished. Informal learning has room for multiple perceptions , sources of knowledge, collaboration. The second talks about unbooks and the changing nature of information.

Ignoring Informal

Clark Quinn

All this is good: these are important topics, and having a definitive handbook about them is a valuable contribution (and priced equivalently, the whole set is bargain-priced at $400). Overall, there seems to be no awareness of the whole thrust of social and informal learning. Ok, so Jay’s book on Informal Learning is relatively new, and the concrete steps may still be being sorted out, but there’s a lot there.

The sum of us

E-Learning Provocateur

What is the definition of the term “data scientist”…? In my previous post, Painting by numbers , I offered a shorthand definition of data science based on what I could synthesise from the interwebs.

At the Water Cooler of Learning


Education elearning Formal Learning Future of education future of learning Informal Learning Learning Social Learning Water Cooler Learning adopt and adapt definition of learning formal learning informal learningWe have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. It's definitely worth a read. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project.

Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies – Resources Shared During LINGOs Webinar

David Kelly

On April 17th, I had the privilege of leading a webinar for LINGOs titled Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. The post Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies – Resources Shared During LINGOs Webinar appeared first on David Kelly. This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Definitive iPhone eCard

Mark Oehlert

» July 14, 2008 The Definitive iPhone eCard Beautiful man, just beautiful. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations | Main | Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs?

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

By definition a proper noun represents a unique entity (such as London, Jupiter, Barack Obama, or Toyota). Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings. Moreover, informal learning should not be overcomplicated.

Media Design 101 – Presenting Information

Upside Learning

However, quite often we go into over-drive and end up creating the instructional equivalent of ‘Eye-Candy’; definitely looks good but quite unfortunately — lacks substance. As a learner, I need to understand the information that is presented; or else that information is of no use to me. Media design needs to focus on this critical transformation of information. Organize the information on the page clearly and in a logical flow —.

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