Maslow’s Hierarchy of eLearning Needs

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Abraham Maslow did wonders for understanding human needs and motivations by creating a simple and applicable scale. After creating his scale, called the Hierarchy of Needs, Maslow himself started to apply his work to various disciplines.

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Corporate Learning & Development

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Corporations that desire to guide their development by undertaking within the proper route want to have some personnel; who are exposed to steady schooling and evaluation in order for them to development on a habitual basis. The main aim of this study is to find the value and importance of training and development of employees in terms of overall organizational performance. Following are the advantages of the Corporate Learning & Development.

Debunking the Major Myth of Engagement

CLO Magazine

Some emerging business leaders are challenging this by prioritizing individual development and then setting tough business goals that can act as a pull for individual development toward self-actualization. Mindset and Capacity Development.

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Employee Engagement: Meeting Their Needs


If you could ask noted psychologist, Abraham Maslow, he might tell you to meet their hierarchy of needs. Who is Maslow and what is his Hierarchy of Needs? He theorized that people are motivated by what has become known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development

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In the early 1960s, philosopher Abraham Kaplan and psychologist Abraham Maslow independently described the idea that being in possession of an instrument affects our perception. So what does all this have to do with learning and development?

Belonging, friendship and learning

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Image from Pixabay Flawed though it is, Maslow's theory of motivation highlights at least one important theme: We are social beings and we need to know that we belong.

(re)Designing learning in a digital world

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I also challenged Maslow's hierarchy model of motivational needs, and Neil Fleming's VAK modality model of learning approaches. digital pedagogy VAK Maslow's hierarchy of needs Marc Prensky learning styles Vygotsky

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

I say crossover because my roots go back to developing educational technology solutions for corporations like GE Healthcare, McDonalds, Miller Brewing and other major US corporate training departments.

Technology sinner

Allison Rossett

While those are proper concerns, early this morning I found myself worrying about things that are lower in Maslow’s hierarchy. Blog posting elearning professional development webinarsThat technology sinner is me. I sinned this morning.


Moodle Journal

While effectively we are at that time of academic year when everything is winding up and results being agreed and closed off, it is also the time before everyone begins heading for the sun, distant parts or something else, for staff development sessions.

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The User Experience Hierarchy of Needs

Growth Engineering

In 1943, Abraham Maslow wrote a paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation” In it he categorised basic human needs, from physiological needs all the way up to self-actualisation. The user experience (UX) hierarchy of needs borrows from Maslow’s hierarchy in a similar way.

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Game Element: Construction and Creation

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Utilizing resources to build or create something new or unique requires thinking, creativity and the ability to plan several steps ahead (all items high up on Maslow’s Hierarchy).

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Neuroscience of Learner Engagement

Growth Engineering

Maslow Had It Wrong: Your Most Basic Need is Something Else. The Imitative Mind: Development, Evolution, and Brain Bases. Needless to say, if you want to launch a successful learning platform, you need to make sure your employees will actually use it.

Stage by stage

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In this post we examine one of the most influential theories of the 20th Century - the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. The Theory Jean Piaget was interested in how children develop their thinking. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27.

Is E-learning Really Effective In The Workplace? 3 Top Factors That Contribute To Efficacy


Here are few tips for driving learner motivation, derived from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: 1. Organizational impact of e-learning: how well the e-learning initiative is accepted among the learners directly depends on how well the e-Learning strategy is developed by the organisation.

Drive through learning

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The theory American psychologist Clark Hull is credited with developing the first theory of human motivation. Elements of his theory are present in Maslow''s more humanistic and learner-centred Hierarchy of Human Needs model. This is number 16 in my series on learning theories.

Digital Performance Support — Great idea, 25 years in the making!

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I threw this graphic together a couple of years ago for a talk to a Learning & Development audience. It’s a bit of a “Maslow Hierarchy” of learning and knowledge transfer methods for application users. Blog Learning and Development Performance Support

Learning Objectives and Corporate Goals: How to create the perfect training


We are talking about training, Learning and Development (L&D) here folks. We are talking about specialized adults here who are probably at the peak of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs (you guessed it right, self-actualization) and they ready to adapt to knowledge, and not vice versa!

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. This in no way suggests we give up responsibility for developing effective formal workplace training.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 Workshop Agenda

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Overview of Game Design/Develop Process. Yum, everyone likes food especially in the middle of the day, you don’t want to miss this basic need on Maslow’s Hierarchy. In this section, we’ll take our ideas from the game concepts we’ve developed and play paper-based versions of our ideas. Development Considerations. Here we’ll look at a several different types of game development software.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

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If you’re familiar with the work of psychologist Abraham Maslow (I know the CAEs among you certainly are), you may have guessed by now that these motivators reside in the highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: self-actualization. Encourage members to take charge of their career and professional development by pursuing certification. Associations Blog Certifications association Continuing Professional Development Designations

The point of no return

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The previous post featured Abraham Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. Teachers should therefore develop schemes of work and lessons that have elements of doubt and ill-structured problems for students to solve. This is number 27 in my series on learning theories.

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What is Instructional Design? Our Guide to Everything you Need to Know

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3: DEVELOPMENT. Instructional designers should have a developed understanding of educational psychology and instructional design best practice. As their understanding develops and they build a trunk of knowledge, they’ll be able to work with information in increasingly creative ways.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. The L&D field scrambled to take advantage of the new graphical platform, as well as the developing World Wide Web, and new tools were abundant.

Who's in charge?

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The theory American psychologist Julian Rotter developed locus of control theory to address the fundamental question many of us ask - who is in control of my life? Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development 34.

It’s All About the Brand, ‘Bout the Brand…

Learning Rebels

Leadership does not want to hear about Kirkpatrick , Mager , Bloom’s , Maslow , Gagne , or other learning processes or methodology. Face it, development will always be a cost center. Brands are all around us and at a glance we know what they mean and who they represent.

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What L&D professionals need to know about motivational psychology in the workplace


Traditional training is meant to teach skills and develop competencies through instruction and practice over a period of time. First there’s Maslow’s enduring (yet often contested) pyramid.

Top 3 Instructional Design Interview Tips

Ashley Chiasson

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Even if you don’t do much in terms of development, you can showcase different elements of your Instructional Design career, such as storyboards, graphics, etc. If you do development, showcase samples of projects you’ve built out.

Count What Counts

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Chip Conley, CEO of the boutique hotel company “Joie de Vivre” and author of Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow and a TED presenter , argues that companies should measure the intangibles, more specifically, “transformation”.

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Improving Employee Engagement with 9 Must Read Articles

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This means there is a need for investing in human capital, using teaching value to develop engaged employees, and measuring your gains! This article focuses specifically on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (i.e.,

Self fulfilling prophecies

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Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development 34. This is number 36 in my continuing series of blog posts about learning theories.

#LearningIs social

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In Lave's terms, the CoP is essential for developing our sense of purpose within our chosen community. Humans are inherently social. We want to be accepted by others. Most of our learning is achieved within social contexts.

How to Add Color and Use Creativity at Work

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Developers use creativity to code, making an online system come to life. Take care of yourself: Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs is no joke! As a child, I thought creativity only meant art, music, and dance; things I liked doing but I wasn’t very good at. In school, I was the kid who used every art supply on my project even though I was only supposed to use yarn and pipe cleaners. I thought my creativity shouldn’t be limited to yarn and pipe cleaners.

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Beyond the Hype: Technology’s True Place in Learning

CLO Magazine

Generation identity has a significant impact on how we view our lives and the world, which impacts how we learn, age and develop as human beings. Similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs — the theory of human motivation — adult learning is based on fundamental psychological needs.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

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With his colleagues, Papert was famous for developing one of the first educational programming languages, known as LOGO. If they are encouraged to discover and explore for themselves, they develop independent skills and learn how to apply these later when they are met with challenges.

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Situational Accountability

Training Industry

An individual that is learning or developing (regardless of their task-related confidence, commitment or motivation to perform) cannot legitimately be held accountable for delivering desired outcomes or results. When people are learning or developing, the manager is responsible for both the “what” and the “how.” There is no good way to effectively hold people accountable for results if they haven't been effectively trained, coached and developed along the way

The Neuroscience of Social Learning

Growth Engineering

In fact, UCLA professor Matthew Lieberman has challenged Abraham Maslow and his famous hierarchy of needs , placing social needs at the bottom of the pyramid. We spend a lot of time talking about how social learning is one of the keys to an effective, engaging training strategy.

Donald Clark on training departments…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If you want to learn what is really going on in learning and development while rolling on the floor laughing, you’ve got to read Donald Clark.

Words in mind

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The last post in this series featured the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. How it can be applied to teaching and learning In computer science, the spreading activation model has been one of the key influences on the development of semantic networks.