Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

Work-place learning similarly was usually fairly direct: "here's a bunch of stuff you need to know. It appears that all learning these days needs to be presaged by a lengthy study of what it means to be a learner. This was something that was at the heart of the Certificate in Training Practice too - my first formal step in qualification as a workplace learning "professional". And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

Work-place learning similarly was usually fairly direct: "here's a bunch of stuff you need to know. It appears that all learning these days needs to be presaged by a lengthy study of what it means to be a learner. This was something that was at the heart of the Certificate in Training Practice too - my first formal step in qualification as a workplace learning "professional". And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

Self fulfilling prophecies

Learning with e's

This is number 36 in my continuing series of blog posts about learning theories. Psychology has contributed much to our understanding of how people learn, and listed alphabetically below are all of the previous theories I have featured in this series.

Video for assessment

Learning with e's

However, assessment of learning is not as important as assessment for learning. Formative forms of assessment are therefore more important in the process of learning. This can be quite a superficial exercise, especially if the student learns nothing from writing the assignment.

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

Growth Engineering

It helps make information more digestible and improves the efficiency of learning. This is important, after all, when learning is easy, it means your people (whether they are employees or staff) are able to learn more, in less time. What Learning Theories Should you Know?

Learning, making and powerful ideas

Learning with e's

This is number 31 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Learning to code is more than simply ''making a computer do something''.

Ideas 113

Top 3 Instructional Design Interview Tips

Ashley Chiasson

Note: I’ve been a panel member on hiring committees for many Instructional Designers throughout my career, so these tips come based on things I’ve learned from interviewing others as well as interviewing for positions myself. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Donald. Duck!

Learning with e's

Some loved his earthy, no-quarter given demolition of an host of established theories of learning. Maslow's hierarchy of needs is only popular, because triangles are easy to put into Powerpoint slides" he opined. It certainly had the desired effect.