Learning theories

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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. However, even for the most experienced educator, navigating through the multitude of learning theories out there can be a daunting experience. Five Learning Theories.

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What Instructional Design Theories Work Best With Online Training?

Clarity Consultants

The ADDIE Model is an instructional design theory that we have mentioned before on this blog. It’s known as one of the very first popular instructional design models and while it might not be intuitive to think that it would translate well to a digital format, most designers still use the ADDIE process when creating eLearning courses. The foundational theories and flexibility are what make ADDIE an excellent choice for online training.

Make Corporate Training Memorable With Cognitive Load Theory

PulseLearning

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) is an instructional design theory that uses the science of how the human brain processes information to inform the design of learning materials so they are easy to comprehend and remember. Pulse Learning is an award-winning global learning provider experienced in learning consultancy and developing engaging and innovative eLearning and blended training solutions.

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. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. Here are links to all six parts of the “Deeper eLearning Design” series: 1. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect.

Corporate eLearning vs Higher Ed. eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Corporate eLearning and Academic eLearning have many overlaps and similarities. Corporate eLearning is commonly conducted by the human resources department or a training department, to train the workers to do specific tasks in accordance to corporate policies and safety standards. However, once this is accomplished eLearning can be self-paced and driven by the learner.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark has written about accelerating expertise with scenario-based elearning (to be clear: I consider that a course). If they do scenario-based elearning, it only takes 33-66 hours to reach competence. Chart based on data from Ruth Clark’s book Scenario-Based eLearning and article Accelerating Expertise with Scenario-Based eLearning. The best decision for the business and the learners is to create a scenario-based elearning course.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark has written about accelerating expertise with scenario-based elearning (to be clear: I consider that a course). If they do scenario-based elearning, it only takes 33-66 hours to reach competence. Chart based on data from Ruth Clark’s book Scenario-Based eLearning and article Accelerating Expertise with Scenario-Based eLearning. The best decision for the business and the learners is to create a scenario-based elearning course.

28 eLearning quotes from eLearning experts, implementers, and gurus

TalentLMS

No matter the reason, these eLearning quotes will help you understand how important and beneficial online learning can be for any organization. eLearning quotes from eLearning experts. We reached out to eLearning experts to provide us with their take on online training.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc. Constructivist Learning Theory: In constructivist learning, learners “create” their own meaning through interaction in context (situated learning). This is the defining theory behind how a MOOC is designed.

Have You Heard of This New eLearning Resource?

LearnDash

A very diverse field, individuals engaged in training and learning take on many labels, including but not limited to instructional designers, trainers, technical trainers, teachers, elearning consultants, LMS administrators, and so on. The eLearning field in particular has really boomed in the past five to 10 years. In fact, not only has there been an influx of new technology in this space, but also in the strategies, tips, tricks, and theory. elearning

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc. Constructivist Learning Theory: In constructivist learning, learners “create” their own meaning through interaction in context (situated learning). This is the defining theory behind how a MOOC is designed.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View A long time ago, I decided I was much better at the practical side of things than the theoretical. but rather because he brings up some interesting points about the disconnect between the theory of instructional design in academia and the actual practice of it.

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Experiencing eLearning

How to Become an Instructional Designer: The Definitive Guide – Devlin Peck – Performance Consultant for Corporate Training Teams This 10,000-word guide starts at the very beginning, explaining what instructional designers are and what they do for different types of organizations. There’s a quick summary of theories and different tools, tips for creating a portfolio, and info on ways to learn more.

Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

The eLearning Guild has identified six primary components of learning and performance ecosystems: Talent Management: People want to advance their careers and find where they fit in. Access to Experts: When someone has a question no one else seems to be able to answer or runs into a complex problem, the experts are available for consultation. There are eight main characteristics, according to the eLearning Guild.

5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers

LearnDash

As with any profession, it is important to set goals so that you can continue to grow in your skills and abilities as an elearning developer. I often receive questions from people via LinkedIn asking for an opinion on how they can earn more as an instructional designer, which certifications to pursue, and how to improve their elearning design skills. 5 Common ELearning Career Questions and Answers. Should I try to specialize my elearning development?

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run.

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The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. In many current training scenarios, mobile eLearning typically supplements a traditional online or partially online course, or it may completely replace these standard learning delivery options. Mobile eLearning opens a treasure chest of capturing micro learning reinforcement opportunities. Design of mobile eLearning has to be planned from the user experience learning on that device.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

First Principles of Instruction: Identifying and Designing Effective, Efficient and Engaging Instructi on is David Merrill’s effort to distill the common principles from multiple instructional design theories. Marina Arshavskiy’s Instructional Design for ELearning was recommended by another student, Alisa, who says “I will definitely keep using it after I graduate.”. eLearning. Performance Consulting. Dana and Jim Robinson’s Performance Consulting was also recommended.

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. Learnnovators: You have been in the learning consulting business for over 15 years, helping your clients make the best business decisions.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You are a trustee of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (launched recently by Michael Allen, Clark Quinn, Julie Dirksen, and Will Thalheimer). To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto? I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning. Also, elearning continues to be a bit of a fad and therefore becomes the target of both attention and dubious claims.

Behind the Scenes of LearnQ – Our First Internal Mobile App

Learnnovators

This was built after extensive research and consultations with the different internal stakeholders and various external experts in this subject, and is based on the best practices being followed for learning content development by leading organizations around the world. e-learning elearning HTML5 Instructional Design L&D Learning & Development Learning Theory Learnnovators mLearning Mobile Apps Mobile Learning Online Education Online Learning Performance Support

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option? That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles!

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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. Tips eLearning

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. Tips eLearning

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network. The flipped classroom is really nothing new, but at least it represents an example of a simple blend – learn the theory on your own; practice, explore, discuss with others. The tools are familiar for a consultant.

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INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Vygotsky and Bandura’s theories dating back to the 1970’s explain the social nature of learning in a great deal of detail. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them. Multiple presenters lamented a disconnect between the theory and practice of eLearning, and session attendees appeared to agree.

THE EVOLVING FACE OF EMBEDDED PERFORMANCE SUPPORT

Learnnovators

Moving Beyond eLearning to Performance Support : Here’s a (recorded) webinar from eLearning Guild in which Bob Masher (Chief Learning Evangelist, Ontuitive) shares his insights on moving beyond conventional e-learning to embedded performance support solutions using industry examples in a highly interactive way. THE QUOTE: “ Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith “ You can’t teach people everything they need to know.

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF DESIGN THINKING IN LEARNING DESIGN

Learnnovators

The Basics of Design Thinking in eLearning : What is the basic idea behind design thinking in e-learning? Read this article to find out what Christopher Pappas (Founder, eLearning Industry) has to say. The Craft of Delightful Experiences Design Thinking in eLearning : In this post, Li Whybrow of Elucidat shares her views on design thinking along with some interesting guidelines for applying this approach in the context of e-learning based on her own experiences.

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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. ABOUT DAN PONTEFRACT (Author, Speaker, Chief Envisioner). Dan is author of “ Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization ” and is currently at work on the follow-up book.

CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network. The flipped classroom is really nothing new, but at least it represents an example of a simple blend – learn the theory on your own; practice, explore, discuss with others. The tools are familiar for a consultant.

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF LEARNQ – OUR FIRST INTERNAL MOBILE APP

Learnnovators

This was built after extensive research and consultations with the different internal stakeholders and various external experts in this subject, and is based on the best practices being followed for learning content development by leading organizations around the world. M-Learning Mobile Learning Performance Support e-learning eLearning HTML5 Instructional Design L&D Learning & Development Learning Theory Learnnovators mLearning Mobile Apps Online Education Online Learning

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Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

eLearning Architect

Investing time and money on the development of high quality eLearning and implementing a fancy LMS is not enough to guarantee an experience your learners are going to enjoy. How does this relate to eLearning? We can learn a lot from this example in how learners interact with eLearning. You can invest all the time and money in the world on a fantastic interactive eLearning course, and subscribe to a top of the range, feature-rich LMS.

GEOFF STEAD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Over 20,000 learners downloaded our driving theory test on “featurephones”. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Interviews Learning Consulting M-Learning Mobile Learning Automated Learning Contextual Mobile Learning e-learning eLearning Gamification Geo-Fencing Geo-location Geoff Stead GPS iBeacons Image Reco Learning Designers Learnnovators mLearning Mobile Augmented Reality Near Field Communication NFCX Predictive Personalization QR Code Qualcomm Qualcomm Museum Takeo Watanabe Tribal

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. Both of these can be supported in the workplace rather than in the classroom or through structured eLearning. We can’t produce a high-performing knowledge worker by simply having them attend a few classroom courses and complete some structured eLearning modules.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

eLearning – Are We Missing The Point?

TalentLMS

I want to start this off by asking one simple question…does eLearning really work? There are many arguments both for and against eLearning, but the stark reality is, that if you are pushed for an answer, when you look at the facts, the answer is a resounding “NO”…but it so easily could be a “Yes.” First and foremost is that there are no real FACTS about eLearning being effective, particularly in the workplace. Who is eLearning for? Opinion eLearning