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Learning theories

Ed App

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.

Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

Clearly stating your learning goals at the beginning will help you define the roadmap for your course. Typically, in the Design phase you will: Write learning objectives. Outline the course, including modules, topics, and lessons (or some other organizational method). The output of the Design phase is a design document that describes the purpose, objectives, structure, and instructional strategies of the course. appeared first on Obsidian Learning.

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Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery

Obsidian Learning

New post Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery on Obsidian Learning. When analyzing your audience and determining learning goals, don’t forget about your delivery strategy. Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended Learning. Let’s look at these delivery methods in more detail. Thankfully over the years, companies are shying away from ‘Death by PowerPoint’ courses and are adopting learning strategies that are more collaborative and engaging.

February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D. We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods. Q1: What’s your understanding of blended or distributed learning?

The Gamification of Corporate Training

Association eLearning

Although gamification and game-based learning have been around for a few years, only recently are training departments beginning to take these learning and engagement methods seriously. Gamification, Game-Based Learning, and Simulations. Game-Based Learning. From that same blog, game-based learning “takes place during play. If you don’t play you won’t learn, and if you don’t learn you can’t advance in the game.”.

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. In the first phase, analysis, the problem is defined, the learning goals are established, and the learners preexisting skills are identified. The design phase deals with learning objectives, assessment instruments, exercises, content, subject matter analysis, lesson planning and media selection.

Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference

Learning Cafe

This blog post is a summary of the “ Effective Learning ” stream of the Learning Cafe UnConference which was led by Bob Spence. This stream, which was well attended all day, was concerned with how we can make learning more effective and to this end five separate Sessions dealt with some of the many and various aspects of effectiveness. The discussion centred around asking the client ”How will you know the learning has been successful?”

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Blended Learning: Also referred to as hybrid learning. Learning and instructional techniques that integrate e-learning (such as podcasts and online discussion) mobile learning (such as just-in-time training and performance support) and instructor-led training (such as lectures and tutorials). Condition: Component of a learning objective that describes the specific situation in which the performance occurs.

Takeaways from Learning 2016

Association eLearning

I attended my first conference, Learning 2016, in October. Now that I’ve had time to digest everything and read over my notes I want to share some of what I learned and experienced. If you learn something and then don’t need to use it for a long time you’re going to forget. A fellow attendee applied the Design Thinking approach we learned in one session to the task we were given in the following session, design a learning game. We learned our way around.

Using Video, Images, or Text in ELearning

LearnDash

Whenever you are building out an online courses, at some point you are going to have to determine the best method to deliver the content. But as you can imagine, effectively conveying critical learning objectives is best accomplished when using a variety of methods. That said, just using various tools like video and images doesn’t mean that your learning is suddenly better. You have to use them effectively.

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6 Benefits of Scenario-based Training over Traditional Training

Hurix Digital

However, training courses developed and executed by most of the organizations nowadays are plain and based on traditionally learned theories. Moreover, it fails to manifest the effectiveness of it. How about adopting the concept of ‘learning-by-doing’ in our training programs? Learners can safely immerse themselves into a situation and practice the recently taught skill, while continuously learning from their mistakes. Involve me, and I learn.”.

Is Your Instructional Design Strategy Right For Your eLearning Project?

Zipboard

Implementing instruction and collaborating with Subject Matters Experts aside, the early stages of planning and designing an effective learning experience are influenced greatly by the Instructional Design strategy employed. What learning theory would serve the project’s needs best?

Use Case: Front Desk Training

Learnbrite

Depending on the method of training delivery, there can also be extra benefits (which I’ll come back to later on!). In a previous scene (Effective Listening), Toni was introduced to the world. This gives the scene a strong personality to help bring the learning objectives to life! (2)

8 Questions To Ask About Your eLearning Audience

TalentLMS

The fundamental step towards meaningful learning material development is to identify the learners. Can they co-tutor in a learning session? What eLearning format will be best for your audience: synchronous, asynchronous or blended learning? Design learning materials that enable them to investigate a problem and arrive to multi-perception solutions. This individual will be able to create effective learning materials that are agile and timely for your organization.

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. Cognitivist methods do have some research support, after all. 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. Summary of e-learning 2.0, Educational Theory.

Andragogy in the Modern E-Learning Setting

ICDTranslation

Developing an e-learning course is a pricy and time-consuming endeavor and therefore you need to be well aware of its specifications, the elements it should include and the approach to be used before you embark on it. The simplest differentiation between e-learning participants can be drawn on the basis of their age – children and adults. The principles and ideas of andragogy – the concept of adult learning – could be very useful in the creation of engaging e-learning modules.

Top 4 Proven Instructional Design Strategies to Enhance eLearning for Corporate Training

Adobe Captivate

An instructional strategy is an action plan or a method to help people learn. It defines the approach to achieve learning objectives using various learning devices, techniques, resources, and various learning theories. Note: You need to analyze the learning needs, learner profile and desired learning outcomes before you could finalize the learner-centered instructional strategy for your online training.

Qualities of Exceptional Online Teachers

360 Training

While developing your online courses, your main focus should not only be to earn a supplemental part-time income, but to provide your students the best learning experience and improve their existing knowledge to excel in their careers. In order to create a rewarding learning experience, an instructor’s knowledge, expertise, and hands-on experience is mandatory. An online teacher must be committed to lifelong learning. Interested in teaching online ?

Guide: What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

eLearningMind

Wherever you’re at on the spectrum, this blog will give you the information and resources you need to position yourself on the cutting edge of learning and design. A traditional ID builds their course learning upon a solid foundation of adult learning theory. Then, they align that material with a course delivery based on these learning models. What Does a Learning Experience Designer Do? What Kind of People Make Great Learning Experience Designers?

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Evaluating Your eLearning

eFront

Similarly, research in game studies has generally focused upon approaches based upon playing leisure games, and therefore do not take enough account of factors including the context, learning theory and practice and the attributes of the learner and learner group.” (de Secondly, it also enables them to find the best way to apply the tool within the learning context. Think about the immersion level of the learning context.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Level 2: Learning. He says unless one or more of the learning objectives?knowledge, with a post-test to measure learning for the entire program. View all posts by Barbara → ← Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew?

6 Strategies to Improve Learning Retention in Corporate Training

LearnUpon

But one of the most important, and often overlooked, is learning retention. The ultimate aim of delivering training is to instill knowledge that your audience can put into action, so if it’s quickly forgotten, then it’s not going to meet your learning objectives. Only a small portion of what we learn is stored in our long-term memory ; so how do we ensure that learners retain the most important elements of their training? 6 tactics to improve learning retention.

Adaptive Learning in E-learning – What is Adaptive Learning?

CommLab India

Soon I realized that I could not learn as fast as my peers. The Recent Past: There has been a deep concern and awareness toward how learners learn best. We know that learning must take into consideration the individual learning needs of learners, to be effective. In the eLearning sector, organizations let learners set their individual learning pace by allowing them to learn on devices ( mLearning ) they are comfortable with, whenever and wherever they want to.

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning

TalentLMS

Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option. For those of you who don’t want to set time limits for your learners, we harvested 10 must-read articles about asynchronous learning. What does Asynchronous Learning mean?

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.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? In this webcast, you’ll learn the steps to become a mindful leader. Learn to meditate. Two methods to foster change stamina. Digitizing learning.

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The ROI Dilemma: Measuring Results of Your Learning Programs (Free for ATD members) Significant resources are being allocated to training and development across most organizations, but many companies still find themselves unsure of results. The return-on-investment formula is a financial calculation, but learning is a human behaviour and needs a human calculation. L&D can’t prove ROI using the same methods other parts of the business do.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others. Learn how to handle disruptive behaviour before it rears its ugly head!

Free learning & development webinars for June 2017

Limestone Learning

With good weather tempting us away from our desks, now’s the time to work efficiently and capitalize on short bursts of learning. Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Beyond Video: Why Every Learning Organization Needs a "Knowledge Hosting" Strategy With video on the rise for online learning in organizations, it's time to ask the question: "Is my approach to video learning really up to snuff"? What you'll learn: What "knowledge hosting" is, and why it matters.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning).

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

One of the toughest challenges in running an e-learning project is finding the right talent and ensuring they fit into the roles and expectations of the team. To promote innovation in the use of e-Learning/ILT benefit learning, teaching and research throughout the curriculum. To enable and support all staff in the training and business curriculum changes needed to utilize new technologies and learning materials. programs that facilitate e-learning creation.