4 Learning Theories Every Online Educator Should Know

LearnDash

Because understanding how we learn influences how we teach. They usually view themselves as subject matter experts —they know their area very well, and are starting an online course to share their expertise with others who are interested in learning it. E-Learning Instructional Design

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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.

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Applying the Social Learning Theory to online training

Matrix

Have you ever come across a situation where you learned skills or behaviors from observing others? You may have learned from observing a friend, a supervisor, a teacher or even strangers at times. I bet most of you would observe others performing these tasks and learn from them. Most of the time, we humans learn unfamiliar tasks by observing others. This leads us to what is known as the ‘Social Learning Theory.’. The Social Learning Theory.

5 Key Trends in the Future of eLearning

SmartUp

Elearning, also known as electronic learning, is the method of delivering learning through digital resources. . The concept of elearning dates all the way back to the 90s, where the trend started emerging with the usage of interactive CD-ROMS and PDF files. Learning Analysis .

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Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with 'e's

I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. I blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. Is it now time for these new theories to replace the old ones? Are the old theories still adequate to describe the kinds of learning that we witness today in our hyper-connected world? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

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. While high-end virtual reality hardware is available – and more will become available this year – the folded paper option is the perfect gateway for exploring this emerging technology. My VR learning journey thus far may be described as joy punctuated by disappointment.

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.

Binge Training

Your Training Edge

Recently, the GWI employees were given combined session for learning wireless broadband from the Midcoast Internet person [1]. There are required to develop on a constant basis newer, better and faster services like cloud computing, Gigabit internet access and Hosted PBX, and have to give much time to learn the underlying technologies. Being a trainer, whether I like it or not, I am constantly showered by learning theory.

Avoiding Anarchy in Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of commentators writing about social learning today stress the importance of keeping it free from rules or overarching control. Key considerations one commonly sees associated with this idea include some or all of the following: Give everyone the opportunity to teach and learn whatever they know, whenever they have the time; Give everyone the opportunity to learn what they want to know. Self-directed learning is the best. Don’t direct learning at all.”

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 0 In our previous blog , we articulated how a judicious mix of instructor-led and online learning strategies will make your organization conducive for learning. In this section, we focus on how learning has pervaded every sphere of life in a manner that is informal and social. Basically, learning per se has become a social cognitive process. So much that learning and working have become inter-changeable terms.

The Power of People in Learning

Litmos

There are implications for formal learning and for informal. The Cognitive Story behind Social Learning. Why does social learning work at all? Research and theory have converged on a realization that we build models to explain the world and predict outcomes. Instead, our cognition is ‘emergent’, based upon an interaction with the current context and our past experience. Formal Learning. Informal Learning. Share the learning, too!

Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

The E-Learning Curve

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

eLearning and an Aging Workforce

Integrated Learnings

Let’s take a look at some of the considerations that emerged for both teams…. A common theme in the literature addressing generations and learning preferences is that older generations tend to prefer a linear learning structure while younger generations prefer a more exploratory structure. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , specializing in rapid eLearning design and development projects. By Shelley A. Gable.

“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.

Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters

Learnnovators

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. This campaign that we launched on 15th November 2013 was the culmination of our die-hard commitment to promote ‘good learning’. How would people learn in future? The future of e-Learning is wide open!

Observations of a Critical Theory newbie

E-Learning Provocateur

This is where Critical Theory steps in. In his thought-provoking paper Critical Theory: Ideology Critique and the Myths of E-Learning , Dr Norm Friesen maintains: “The central argument of critical theory is that all knowledge, even the most scientific or ‘commonsensical,’ is historical and broadly political in nature. As you can tell by that quote, Critical Theory is steeped in political science and social justice. Myths in e-learning.

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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 2012 he appeared on the front cover of T+D Magazine and Chief Learning Officer Magazine.

Gamification

Obsidian Learning

In a nutshell, it’s incorporating gaming into learning. You should be able to connect your game elements to your desired learning outcomes. Kapp mentions a perfect point in his article, Implementing Gamification: Consider These Tips , that you must “provide information to stakeholders on emerging gamification implementations in organizations that show business results”. When designing, you want your learning to get a sense of risk versus reward.

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. 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.

Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 2)

Learnnovators

CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. He has written six books including the best-selling learning book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying how-to book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Recommended Research: Constructivism & Learning Technology

Adobe Captivate

Last week, we had an awesome virtual class on how to implement an effective gamification strategy within a corporate learning environment! In class, we briefly touched on some learning theories and research related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the overall learning environment. A great explanation of what constructivism is, what helps us learn, and what learning truly is.

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? by Andrea on February 23, 2011 in social learning The other night I attended a lecture at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The topic of the evening was emerging stem cell therapies with a particular focus on applications for heart disease. But what does that have to do with social learning?

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LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward

Learnnovators

As this wonderful year comes to a close, we wish to take a look back at our little journey, which presented us with some great learnings about ‘learning’. The goal that we had set for ourselves in 2013 was to be focussed on our commitment to promote ‘good learning’. Some of the questions that we wanted to explore through this initiative were the following: What does future learning look like? How would people learn in future?

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. 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. Eric: The future of e-Learning is wide open!

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. In this article, I go one step further by listing specific, practical instructional design tips that are informed by those theories. If you have your own theory-informed design tips, I’d love you to share them with me!

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Why Artificial Intelligence is the future of learning

Sponge UK

Learning expert, Donald Clark makes the case for AI Donald Clark has been creating and writing about all types of learning for over 30 years. His popular blog features a mix of learning theories and modern technology. We spoke to Donald about some of the tech trends in online learning and how they’re going to affect every aspect of workplace learning. What do you think are the opportunities for AI in learning? Thought leaders emerging technology

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Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace by Paul on February 21, 2011 in social learning If you’ve paid any attention to the adult learning landscape over the last few years, you know that the new social learning push is being fueled by the emergence of social media. Social Learning Blog - March 7, 2011 [.]

Learning Pool features on Training Industry’s ‘Custom Content Development Companies to Watch’ list

Learning Pool

At Learning Pool, we are thrilled to have appeared on the ‘Custom Content Development Companies to Watch’ list by Training Industry for the second year running. . Training Industry is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning.

How we think about learning influences our e-learning practice

Connect Thinking

My EdD Supervisor is Emeitus Paul Hager , an educational philosopher who keeps it ‘real’ for me when it comes to the inter-relationship between learning and technology. I recently read a number of Paul’s papers about learning in the workplace. Paul and colleagues have described the evolution of learning theories in the context of workplace learning, and I have summarised their points (probably rather clumsily) in the table you see below.

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#Devlearn TinCan panel: #Tincan is rocking our world

Challenge to Learn

It is not only a shift from tracking and tracing to enabling learning experiences, it opens op a whole new world of possibilities. We have to redefine what (e)Learning is or could be. Some remarks at the panel triggered me into this observation: There is a lot of confusion about TinCan and the impact on our (learning people) day-to-day activities. devlearn e-Learning Learning experience API TinCan API

Responsive Learning: An Innovative Approach To Organizational Success

G-Cube

It is of no wonder that learning styles and preferences of modern learners are evolving with time. So, this is the time where professional training and mobile learning solutions blend to deliver efficient training outcomes. The main goal of responsive e-learning is to facilitate learning and improve their performance matrix. Impact of Responsive Learning on Modern Learners. Mobile devices provide a virtual learning environment to deliver online courses.

If the spacing effect is so great, why is nobody using it?

Learning Pool

There are few things in learning theory that everyone in learning and development agrees on. Let me rephrase that: there is almost nothing in learning theory that everyone agrees on. We tend to call a lot of things learning that aren’t really learning.

Daily Bookmarks 08/17/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Working from home « Design for Learning. Rather than going for a fixed definition within the framework of a learning theory, the author argues that connectivism is an emerging concept best understood by looking at how it connects to other ideas and theories. tags: connectivism , cck08 , learning , networks.

MUST READ: Teaching in a Digital Age

E-Learning Acupuncture

It's chock full of great stuff from the new skills needed in a digital age, to an updated primer on learning theories, to demystifying technology types in education, to underlying effective practices around multimedia, to emerging trends in open education, to ensuring quality in technology-media teaching, to supporting teachers, instructors and institutions in evolving to meet the needs of the diverse set of students present at most institutions of higher learning.

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Where is game-based learning headed? An Interview With Sharon Boller

Knowledge Guru

I interviewed Bottom-Line Performance President and industry thought leader, Sharon Boller to learn more about current game-based learning trends and where this learning strategy is headed in 2017. Sharon has been writing and speaking about game-based learning since at least 2008. She hits the road this fall with Karl Kapp to deliver a series of workshops on learning game design , and rumor has it a book is on the way in 2017.

Learning Solutions 2022 - Conference Summary #LSCon

Learning Visions

It's been a long time, and, man, it was really good to be back in person with my L+D peeps at the Learning Guild's Learning Solutions 2022 (#LSCon). My last large conference was Dev Learn in Vegas in October 2019. When do we need to learn or perform?