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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.

Social Learning Theory: Principles and Applications

Roundtable Learning

In this blog, we explore how understanding and applying the Social Learning Theory can boost Learning & Development and training courses. We learn and develop from the people we surround ourselves with. Learning takes place when we can collect and recall information.

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Top 4 Tips For Adult Learning Theory You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

Andragogy is a learning theory that describes qualities adults prefer in their learning experiences. You may be asking yourself, “How do adults learn best?”. What Is Adult Learning Theory? 5 Assumptions Of Adult Learning.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries." A learning theory (or theories) helps understand how people learn, thereby assisting educators, trainers and facilitators reflect on their educational practices.

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

Learnnovators

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. We’ll move on to practice, examples, concepts, emotional elements, and putting it together, but to start, we’re talking objectives. . 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.

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

Example : You can’t select the next button until the narration is finished. Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. Why I Can’t Stand It : Poor audio can lead to lots of problems depending on the type of issue. It can be impossible to understand or annoying sounding if there were problems with the microphone.

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

What about making sure learning objectives were met? mLearning is mobile learning , which gives your learner the ability to take their training on the go. Microlearning is targeted learning in small bursts rather than a lengthy course on a topic. For example, suppose I want to learn how to enter basic formulas in Excel. Learning Paths. Collaborative and Social Learning. How do you make online learning collaborative and social?

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3 Ways To Design Effective Training With The 70/20/10 Model

Roundtable Learning

The 70/20/10 model states that employees learn best by doing. This model is a useful tool for instructional designers and facilitators looking to utilize effective learning activities in their training program. . In simplest terms, employees learn best by doing.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. If you’d like to learn more, check out this article from eLearning Industry. Blended Learning – A blend of eLearning and face-to-face training.

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

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. Managers are familiarized with the course, the learning outcomes, and the procedures for testing or making sure learners understood the materials.

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. Thankfully over the years, companies are shying away from ‘Death by PowerPoint’ courses and are adopting learning strategies that are more collaborative and engaging. Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended 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.”.

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.

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.

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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Flipped learning for talent development: Lessons from the college classroom

CLO Magazine

I have used teaching innovations that I discovered in my 20-plus years as a college instructor that have helped make me stronger as a learning and development professional. I’ve learned that college students and professionals have a common learning goal: managing wicked problems.

Creating Value in e-Learning Part 1: The Problem

Trivantis

e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Fast, Flexible & Powerful Learning Management. Enterprise Learning Management System. Mobile Learning. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. -->. Free resources to help you with all learning topics. e-Learning Tips, Trends and Ideas. Your Annual e-Learning Conference. Forum.

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 ?

How Do I Increase My Learners’ Motivation With Gamification?

Cinecraft

Before delving into the methodology of developing effective learning games, you need to know what gamification is, and just as importantly, what it is not. Gamification Helps Learning Stick. Effective training always starts with the business goal and learning objectives. Gamification Is Only Bling-Worthy When Tied To Objectives. Learners won’t learn or be motivated. Knowing the problem is only half the battle. Learning Objectives.

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. The Instructional Design trategy is majorly influenced by the requirements of the stakeholders, the resources available, the objective of the training program and how it will be delivered to the learners. What Learning Theory Are You Using?

eLearning Course Design: 7 Instructional Design Theories & Models To Consider

Adobe Captivate

Here are the top 7 Instructional Design theories & models that you should consider for your next eLearning course. Learning various Instructional Design theories will help you develop more meaningful eLearning courses. Here are 7 top Instructional Design theories that you may want to think about for your upcoming eLearning course design. Situated Cognition Theory. Essentially, the theory is based on the concept that you cannot separate knowing from doing.

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. 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. We may contrast cognitivism, which is a causal theory of mind, with connectionism, which is an emergentist theory of mind.

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? Social media is a part of social learning and extends opportunities to connect with the wider member community, but social learning does not just consist of sharing content to social media. How is Social Learning relevant to Associations? .

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?

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. You will create learning materials that are agile and responsive to your company culture.

Contextualized Learning: Teaching made highly effective!

eFront

There’s no doubt about it: Contextualizing can dramatically boost teaching and learning outcomes! While lately, there has been an increased appreciation of the use of contextualized learning activities in adult education, the fact is that the concept itself is not novel. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the contextual knowledge definition, so that we can better understand how it can be leveraged in corporate teaching and learning settings.

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The Combination of Learning and Play: Finding the Sweet Spot

Designing Digitally

Many educators who want to utilize the latest advancements in technology and learning theory are stopped short by one obstacle or another. Title: Finding the Balance Description: There are two kinds of activities that don’t live up to their educational goals: Adding game-like qualities to a learning goal. Simply adding a cute name and keeping a score doesn’t make for an effective learning tool. Taking a game that is fun and stuffing it with learning objectives.

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Use Case: Front Desk Training

Learnbrite

For employees, it improves job satisfaction, encourages self-development and develops problem solving skills. Getting employees to experience the customer’s side is invaluable because it lets them see things from a new perspective: letting staff understand the process through the client’s eyes, as well as finding potential problems that may have been overlooked. This gives the scene a strong personality to help bring the learning objectives to life! (2)

6 Benefits of Scenario-based Training over Traditional Training

Hurix Digital

These modern job roles demand an analytical mind, problem-solving, and quick decision-making skills among individuals. However, training courses developed and executed by most of the organizations nowadays are plain and based on traditionally learned theories. How about adopting the concept of ‘learning-by-doing’ in our training programs? But, knowing the one final ending will help you scrupulously plan the learning path and set your expectations accordingly.

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.

“Gamification” May be an Overused Buzzword, But Are We Using it Correctly?

Mindflash

It’s a terrible buzzword , but integrating principles of gaming and interaction into learning is not a bad idea,” writes Helen Walters in her TEDblog post reviewing Anant Agarwal’s TED talk on “Reinventing Education for Millennials”. I have been interested in gamification, and specifically the application of gamification to learning, for some time. Game elements include digital objects that make an experience game-like. Gamification is Bigger than Learning.

Learning and instructional design strategies for adult learners

Aptara

Learning and instructional design strategies for adult learners. Let’s look at some industry-accepted definitions: As indicated above, pedagogy and andragogy focus on different, but not opposing, learning models. Strategies used to design learning for a younger audience cannot be the same as those used for older students because learning needs and goals vary progressively throughout life. This enables learners to find data that will lead to achieving learning goals.

Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

We’re getting creative about how we communicate, sourcing new tools and strategies, and more than ever now, leveraging online learning. This informal learning trend is unlikely to change soon, so training professionals need to find a way to address it.

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Learning Plans: The Secret Ingredient in Creating Must-Experience Online Training

Mindflash

And learn the material. And apply learning on the job. And enjoy the learning process. Enter a critical, yet underused, learning strategy tool: the personalized learning plan (a.k.a., Learning plans are useful for onboarding, closing skills gaps , employee development, team development, mentoring, and a host of other uses that bolster personal and organizational productivity. Learning Plans Defined. A Personal Story of Learning Empowerment.

Delivering Effective Training in the Work Environment

ReadyTech

Learning styles differ from person to person. As a result, it is not uncommon for the learning techniques of instructors to clash with that of students. And when this happens, students can feel frustrated and discouraged—and the learning process breaks down. The key is to present information in a way that all students can learn effectively and apply their knowledge in the workplace. Enter Gagne’s Nine Levels of Learning. Level 2: Provide a Learning Objective.

A Look Behind Robert Gagnè's Nine Steps of Instruction

Big Dog, Little Dog

In her post, Questioning Gagnè and Bloom’s Relevance , Christy Tucker describes how we often get caught up in theories without really looking at whether the research supports those theories. In the military we called this an interest device —a story or some other vehicle for capturing the learners' attention and helping them to see the importance of learning the tasks at hand. Tell learners the learning objective.

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?