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.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. 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. In short, we need to be sure that a learning experience is indeed the answer.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ 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. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

Apparently, Learning and Development (L&D) doesn’t require air to survive. Pushing courses out is one thing, having an effective learning and performance ecosystem is another matter entirely. The Difference Between L&D and a Learning and Performance Ecosystem. Having L&D” means you have people and resources specifically dedicated to creating (and hopefully curating and managing) learning assets. Courses are a common example of a learning asset.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. Flexible about time and space: In a connected world where we are very often working, learning, and interacting with individuals across the globe as a normal course of life, time takes on a different meaning.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ 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. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Behind the Scenes of LearnQ – Our First Internal Mobile App

Learnnovators

We first got thinking about this idea right after our interview with Geoff Stead, Head of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm, and have continued to get inspired and fascinated with this concept in our subsequent interviews with industry thought leaders. This led us to conduct research on the tools and techniques for developing mobile apps for learning, and have been sharing our findings with the community since then.

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Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office; a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices. Previously, as Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS, Dan was responsible for the overarching learning, collaboration & leadership development strategy for the company. In 2013 and 2014, TELUS also placed in the top ten of the Learning!

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What will future workplace learning look like?

BEHIND THE SCENES OF LEARNQ – OUR FIRST INTERNAL MOBILE APP

Learnnovators

We first got thinking about this idea right after our interview with Geoff Stead, Head of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm, and have continued to get inspired and fascinated with this concept in our subsequent interviews with industry thought leaders. This led us to conduct research on the tools and techniques for developing mobile apps for learning, and have been sharing our findings with the community since then.

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Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

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. This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. It is a very exciting time for online course developers as upgrades, new devices, new software, apps, and WiFi hotspots can now break course design out the legacy learning management system box. Builds a climate of instruction and learning.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. She is the publisher of The eLearning Coach, The eLearning Coach Podcast and the Instructional Design Guru mobile app. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. However, there they don’t include much discussion about the learning subject matter itself.

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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.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. However, there they don’t include much discussion about the learning subject matter itself.

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Is Your Measuring Stick Allowing You To Manage For The Better.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Is Your Measuring Stick Allowing You To Manage For The Better? by Guest on April 2, 2011 in performance support Lynn Cases is a Senior Training Consultant for Dashe & Thomson. I was surprised to learn that baseball began as a boys’ game and that most adults had no interest in the sport whatsoever. Lynn Cases, Senior Training Consultant Blog this!

Learning Design: The Great, The Good and The Good Enough

Wonderful Brain

I have watched from the trenches and sidelines as classes of learning professionals are now being divided —again by technology into two camps; those who know how learning should be constructed and craft it and those who can manufacture, at time and cost savings, the actual product. Learning designers strategize how to solve problems to achieve performance improvement applying theory to fact and constructing course elements, flows and production processes.

How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part I

JCA Solutions

Pick Any One or More of These Things to Make the eLearning Disaster of Your Dreams. What makes for bad eLearning? It IS very possible, in fact easy, to create your own eLearning disaster. Let’s take a tongue-in-cheek look some of the techniques that can lead to bad eLearning. Much of this has changed over the years as technology and learning theory has changed. Making an eLearning Disaster. Ignore Setting Learning Objectives.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors by Andrea on March 9, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , blended learning , eLearning , feedback , social learning The other day, I ran across Clive Shepherd’s recent blog post The New Social Learning – a review and I was struck by an observation he made there.

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eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. Our tour guides and their topics are: Bob Mosher - Performance Support Tools Judy Brown - Mobile Learning Solutions Karl Kapp - Games and Simulations Tony Karrer - Self-Paced and Other eLearning Solutions Each tour guide will give a brief overview of what's happening out there and then we'll see examples. These examples are coming straight from our eLearning community. eLearning Technology.

The HR Challenge: Analyze Your Corporate Training Needs

eFront

If there is one thing that holds true for developing eLearning training materials, it’s planning, planning and planning. In short, make the planning stage the longest step in eLearning course design! Think of all the trainings left untouched or uncompleted in your learning management system. Why, despite hiring the best eLearning consultants and even applying your own training management skills, some courses never make it to better testimonials and performance spikes?

Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Keep up with the latest trends or focus on specifics with these 25 elearning websites. Cut down on the browsing and focus on really beneficial resources with our list of 25 websites for elearning tips. Clive on Learning. E-Learning 24/7. Elearning Industry. eLearning Learning. Elearning Provocateur. Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS. Learning in the modern workplace. Learning Solutions Magazine. The elearning coach.

Who is Behind Your LMS?

LearnDash

The learning industry is experiencing tremendous growth as lighter weight technology opens the doors to new learning theories and practices. Educational institutions and corporations both know how important a quality learning program is to their student/employee success. The LMS market is growing right in line with the rest of the learning industry. elearning learning management system lms

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009. So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.

Customize New Hire Training: 5 Reasons to Partner Up With a Vendor for Your Onboarding Program

Obsidian Learning

A vendor’s fully fleshed out learning and development team might include a program manager, learning strategists, instructional designers, animators, and graphic designers that function as a well-oiled machine. Can they leverage the latest developments in adult learning theory?

How does instructional design work?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Just as a script brings together all the components of a film (casting, wardrobe, set design etc), an instructional designer brings together all the learning components in a way that’s both creative but highly targeted to the audience in mind. What is Instructional Design?

Workflow Learning with Conrad Gottfredson

looop

At the beginning of 2020, David James spoke with Conrad Gottfredson , pioneer of Workflow Learning and The 5 Moments of Need , on The Learning & Development Podcast. Anytime you Touch the Workflow you Have Workflow Learning. Is that Workflow Learning?

Six Questions with Clark Quinn

The Learning Dispatch

Editor’s Note – Introducing Six Questions : Earlier this year, I interviewed several leaders in the field of learning and development to get their perspectives on, among other things, what they foresaw for 2020. Learn more about Custom Elearning Solutions.

Connie Malamed – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter ): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. She is the publisher of The eLearning Coach, The eLearning Coach Podcast and the Instructional Design Guru mobile app. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “

Workflow Learning with Conrad Gottfredson

looop

At the beginning of 2020, David James spoke with Conrad Gottfredson , pioneer of Workflow Learning and The 5 Moments of Need , on The Learning & Development Podcast. This conversation was an exploration of what Workflow Learning is, what it isn’t, and how practitioners can harness its power for more successful L&D solutions. Anytime you Touch the Workflow you Have Workflow Learning. At its core, Workflow Learning occurs in the workflow while performing work.

New eBook is here

TalentLMS

Beginning an eLearning course development project without a project plan will not be any different. As serious as it sounds, an eLearning course is both exciting and challenging to create. Being a training manager or a human resource manager, you know your organization better than an eLearning consultant. A meeting with the leaders and front-line managers is all you need to ground the content material for your e-learning course.

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Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Using Teachbacks with a Train-the-Trainer Approach: Scary or Invaluable?

Abreon

Consultants such as myself often utilize a Train-the-Trainer program because it is a great way to incorporate team members into the end user’s education. As part of this method, we generally deliver a two to five-day Train-the-Trainer program that covers a standard overview of the materials, information around Adult Learning Theory, and what is, in my opinion, the most important part: teachbacks.

Top training magazines for industry news

Arlo Training & Events Software

Whether you’re a training center, a higher education provider, or a private consultant, it’s important to be across all of the relevant training magazines. Formerly MoodleNews.com, LMS Pulse is the industry-leading publication for all things eLearning and LMS.