Top 10 learning theory books
JUNE 30, 2016
Understanding the way people learn allows you to create better training. These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. You can get the ball rolling with an overview of theories, or focus on a specific area that is most relevant to your role.
4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory
MARCH 31, 2015
What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. Some of the ways to apply this theory are: Group Activities. Scenario Based Learning.
Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
MAY 23, 2011
Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. The theory seeks to explain learning in a naturalistic setting as opposed to laboratory or contrived setting. Outcomes of learning are codes of behavior.
Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. I thought the myths around learning styles had been settled long ago. Theory Gone Wild #1.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. For many, their first experience with eLearning was educational computer games delivered via CD Rom.
INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Facts About Mindset In Learning
NOVEMBER 14, 2015
Mindset is an often ignored yet crucial factor in learning. Here are three well established aspects of mindset in learning, and each is supported with tips for learning designers to make the most of them. INTEREST DRIVES LEARNING.
Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
What about making sure learning objectives were met? mLearning is mobile learning , which gives your learner the ability to take their training on the go. Microlearning is targeted learning in small bursts rather than a lengthy course on a topic. Learning Paths.
70:20:10 For Trainers
MARCH 21, 2016
Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? After all, plenty of research can be cited to support the efficacy of on-the-job learning, social learning and formal training.
Crash Course For Constructive Feedback
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Luckily, we can learn how to give good feedback. Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. When you can’t… To quote Captain Jack Sparrow, “Well that’s even more than less than unhelpful.” You get the idea. Think back to the last time you got feedback on something.
Knowledge Is in the Cards
JANUARY 14, 2016
There are, however, a few ways your association’s educational offerings can benefit from your learners’ unique experiences and values: • Ask members for their ideas, concerns, interests, etc. I was recently introduced to a card game called Dixit.
5 papers every learning professional should read
JULY 1, 2015
The ones that I would recommend to my fellow learning pro’s. On Two Metaphors for Learning and the Dangers of Choosing Just One. Educational Researcher , 27(2), pp. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age.
How to Write Good Assessment Questions
MARCH 23, 2016
Ensure the questions are tied to the course’s learning objectives. If the question is part of a learning activity, however, the feedback can explain why the answer is right or wrong. You want to test what they’ve learned, not whether they can figure out what the question is asking.
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap
APRIL 13, 2016
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. According to the 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmark report, continuing education is the #2 reason why members join an education.
Social Learning Online: It’s Possible
OCTOBER 26, 2016
But through advances in today’s learning management systems, these criticisms can be addressed. Now we can say that social learning online is possible, and is helping to bring more training and development options to organizations and associations anywhere on any device.
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
In the first phase, analysis, the problem is defined, the learning goals are established, and the learners preexisting skills are identified. Managers are familiarized with the course, the learning outcomes, and the procedures for testing or making sure learners understood the materials.
Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. Give me a learning path, a journey, and support that journey with the courses I need to be better, to grow from an entry level marketing associate to a CMO.
eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer
APRIL 21, 2016
I don’t remember if I knew or cared that many of them were “educational.” Kid Learns from Computer Games. Looking back, I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”?
How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
JANUARY 22, 2015
I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."
Motivation is More Important Than Information
MARCH 9, 2016
When it comes to learning, motivation is critical for gaining attention and encoding new information in the brain. Gamification and game-based learning both take motivation into account. It’s a key consideration in job performance and learning.
Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers
MARCH 29, 2014
It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers. THE JOURNEY: Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers.
Learning isn’t Linear
OCTOBER 1, 2015
To put this into context, let’s take a broader look at how learning occurs. People sometimes think that the rate of learning (skill, knowledge, wisdom, etc.) They picture a line moving steadily upward as a person learns. Learning isn’t linear.
Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters
NOVEMBER 9, 2014
THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? If you had been following us, you would already know that it’s almost a year since we started publishing our Crystal Balling interview series with some of the great masters in the e-learning industry. How would people learn in future?
APRIL 6, 2016
I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. My VR learning journey thus far may be described as joy punctuated by disappointment.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives
MAY 13, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. So, the starting point of a learning design has to be the objective that will achieve the outcome.
Educational Games: A $5 Billion Dollar Market
JANUARY 3, 2011
Any market this big is bound to bring in the big boys and Google is seriously looking at getting into the educational game business on an App basis. According to the article Google Pushes Education Software Through App Store Google seeks to lure more educational developers and is stepping up efforts to generate revenue from educational related applications. I say “What does this potentially do to the educational game market…it opens it wide.
Dreaming of a Perfect Trainer? Educating Volunteer & Professional Trainers
MARCH 7, 2016
She’ll be presenting on a topic of great importance to association education departments: how to “train the trainer,” as it’s commonly called. One of the things associations sometimes struggle with when building an education program is working with volunteer trainers drawn from their membership. These individuals are subject matter experts, but they may not be educators trained in adult learning. Everyone wants to learn and develop themselves,” Elaine said. “If
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries.
Making the future of education
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Many would agree that a lot needs to be done to bring education up to date. Some advocate the flipped learning approach and to a certain extent, the transfer of content delivery from the classroom to the home (or elsewhere) makes a lot of sense.
The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Instructional Design
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Working in instructional design, I’ve had the privilege to learn a little bit about a lot of different fields. This is true whether or not the customers, other departments’ employees, or Learning and Development are aware of it. I’m not a “numbers person.” I never have been.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.
The Suspenseful Season Finale of Training
MARCH 15, 2017
If you’d like to read more about training, learning, and instructional design check out the rest of this author’s blogs. It’s the season finale of your favorite show. You’re glued to the chair as everything falls apart.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. How do we know everyone has learned?
To Train or Not to Train
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
What would you do if you were in charge of providing education for these assistants? A group of teachers’ assistants at a local school are given one hour each day to make copies of tests and assignments for the teachers.
The black hole of adult education
MARCH 5, 2012
For a fledgling language student like myself there is no more difficult way of learning space systems than by lectures delivered entirely in Russian … I learned very little during the 4:00PM to 6:00PM lecture time-slot, other than how to appear attentive while daydreaming.