4 Learning Theories Every Online Educator Should Know


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. Group projects , class debates, and flipped classrooms all fit well into this learning theory.

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10 Training Theories

Ed App

Getting a clear grasp of different training theories will allow you to build more meaningful content and more effective training programs for your employees. Goal-setting theory. This training theory designed by Edwin Locke suggests that goal setting directly affects performance.


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Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. The theory seeks to explain learning in a naturalistic setting as opposed to laboratory or contrived setting. Sources: Learning and Instruction: Theory into Practice (3rd) by Margaret E.

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From Theory To Practice: 3 Collaborative Learning Solutions In Action

Dan Keckan

Let's look at 3 examples of Collaborative Learning case studies in action, from using subject-matter expertise to boost course completion rates to supercharging new hire onboarding and building a decentralized culture of Collaborative Learning.

How to Use Constructivist Learning Theory in a Corporate Environment


Constructivist Learning Theory is centered around the idea that learners are active participants in their own learning and training. The theory was pioneered by educational philosophers and reformers including Jean Piaget, John Dewey and Maria Montessori, among others in the late 19th century. ” Constructivist Learning Theory suggests that while knowledge can be given to learners, understanding cannot be – it has to come from within.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

To be useful to the profession, the final product needed to be current, grounded in theory, and practical. In addition, we know that the profession requires all of us to have practical solutions for our organizations—not just theory. You’ve read their work and have depended on their theories and concepts for years. A handbook by its very nature is written by gurus who have conducted research, identified theories, and produced volumes of knowledge on a narrow subtopic.

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Adult Learning Theory and Training Design

Obsidian Learning

As designers of learning for corporate environments, we often use the phrase “adult learning theory” to describe the principles that underlie our work. In this article, we’ll take a look at the assumptions of adult learning theory and explore ways in which to apply it to the design of corporate eLearning. The Principles of Adult Learning Theory. The “father” of adult learning theory was Malcolm Knowles (1913-1997).

The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning


The truth is that, as an eLearning professional, you may be missing out on research that demonstrates a gap between the growing research base for eLearning and the policy-making for educational and training institutions – the theory and practice gap. With this broad statement, we can safely assume that a gap in theory and practice exists and is prevalent. The question is, how to bridge the theory and practice gap in eLearning?

Should Marketing Review eLearning Courses?

Association eLearning

Our goals are the same, but we should remember our expertise is in two very different areas. Recently, an instructional designer friend of mine asked me, “Should Marketing review eLearning courses and approve them before they are released?” I responded with a, “Yes, but…” There are legitimate reasons Marketing needs to see the course before it goes out. However, content isn’t one of them. That’s right, I said it. I am a marketing person, I am not an instructional designer.

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Make Corporate Training Memorable With Cognitive Load Theory


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 has the expertise to help you create corporate training that achieves results by being remembered and applied by your employees. The post Make Corporate Training Memorable With Cognitive Load Theory appeared first on PulseLearning.

Great and small

E-Learning Provocateur

And when the learner attains a certain level of expertise, a connectivist approach is arguably more appropriate for empowering them to source new knowledge for themselves. English is a funny language.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

Such interconnectedness and willingness to share creates a new kind of peer mentoring that operates at multiple levels and many degrees of expertise, supporting learning in all its complexity. Image source Theories for the digital age: Paragogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age.

Swapping Courses For The New Corporate Brain

Dan Keckan

It’s time to look beyond offering courses that build competence to providing knowledge that builds expertise. Social Learning Continuous Learning Employee Training Flow Theory Just-In-Time LearningListen up L&D managers.

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Bottom-Line Performance

As I learned last week – there are numerous unproven learning theories still running amok among designers and educators. It’s also rife with various theories that hang around (probably due to their inclusion in a best-selling book). These theories turn into urban legends that people view as facts. Theory Gone Wild #1. Theory Gone Wild #2. Theory Gone Wild #3: We will forget 90% of what we learn within 3-6 days’ time without reinforcement.

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Learning Theories, Innovation, eLearning, & Leadership

Big Dog, Little Dog

Your Learning Theory Explored - Elliott Masie. Stanton Wortham, a leading researcher from the Wharton/University of Penn program on Learning Leadership explores learning theories and our occasional contradictions. Effective leadership today requires more than technical skills, expertise and solid work ethics. Five Common Mistakes in Innovation - Business Week. If you work for Steve Jobs, innovation seems like second nature.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

Such interconnectedness and willingness to share creates a new kind of peer mentoring that operates at multiple levels and many degrees of expertise, supporting learning in all its complexity. Image source Theories for the digital age: Paragogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age.

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

Learning Visions

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. See what John has to say in Instructional Design and Academia -- Where Theory and Practice RARELY Meet.

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How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…

Coffee and Design

Information Processing Theory discusses that everyone stores up useless facts and concepts in their long term memory (LTM), but often cannot recall it when needed. This may be nothing new but deep down we all at times believe the lie that some are presupposed for expertise. Later research building on Bloom’s pioneering study revealed that the amount and quality of practice were key factors in the level of expertise people achieved.

Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Accelerated expertise, increased motivation, realistic decision-making and more. Accelerated expertise. She explains that scenarios can “accelerate expertise.” What are the benefits of scenario-based learning?

Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

More and more L&D professionals are using this scientific-based research to inform their thinking but it can be hard to stay on top of new theories. Follow for: Practical applications of cognitive theories for L&D. Anders Ericsson One of the foremost researchers on expertise, K. Follow for: Diving deeper into expertise and performance. Learning theory Uncategorized brain science learning theory

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


Because a characteristic of expertise is that it’s compiled away below conscious access, it takes work to figure out what experts really are doing. 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.

The Power of People in Learning


Research and theory have converged on a realization that we build models to explain the world and predict outcomes. For solving particular problems, it likely doesn’t make sense when there’s already established expertise. If the expertise doesn't exist in the organization and it’s a one-time need, hire the necessary consultant or contractor. Making it easy to find complementary skills, having a directory of expertise, is a valuable investment.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?


And along with it comes “collaborative learning” In the Complex zone, past experiences and expertise are not necessarily reliable predictors of the future. “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.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

Why, in the midst of ever-advancing learning theory and progressive instructional design, does such rampant instructivism persist? As the learner acquires expertise, we must recognise that in this digital age, no one person can ever be expected to know it all. Tags: constructivism instructivism learning theory instructional design connectivism e-learning Instructivism is dead.

E-Learning Design Part 6: CDSM’s Active Learning Model™


Throughout this series on e-learning design , we have looked at some of the learning theories that help to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. In this final post in the series, we’re going to reveal how we ensure that sound theory is turned into exemplary practice, by giving you an insight into the formula we use for producing successful e-learning content for our customers – a formula we call our Active Learning Model™.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


My approach is to try understand where folks are coming from, and add the particular expertise that meets their needs. C2 Workshop Digital Education Digital Learning e-learning elearning Experience API Game Based Learning Gamification GBL Instructional Design L&D Learning & Development Learning Management System Learning Standard Learning Theory Learnnovators mLearning Mobile Learning Online Education Online Learning Tin Can API xAPI Adaptive Learning Arthur C.

5 key insights for an engaging employee experience from L&D analyst Josh Bersin


The method combines VR with advanced learning theory, data science and spatial design , and is far more engaging and memorable than traditional learning methods. He has deep expertise in the areas of corporate HR, talent management, leadership and technology. Employee Experience data hr L&D learning theory Science soft skillsJosh Bersin, founder of Bersin by Deloitte, is a global analyst in corporate human resources, talent and learning.

What does an instructional designer do?


They apply instructional theories and models to design and develop content, experiences, and other solutions to enhance learning. An instructional designer uses his or her expertise to write learning objectives with measurable outcomes.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have


The “ Publish a Post ” feature encourages thoughtful sharing around one’s area(s) of expertise and passion. While the concept of “working out loud” has been gaining popularity, thanks to the work done by thought-leaders like Jane Bozarth ( Show Your Work ), John Stepper ( Working Out Loud ), Austin Kleon ( Show Your Work ) and such, I still encounter bemused looks when I bring up this topic.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right? I would also add that learning styles may change from topic to topic and level of expertise. The EduTech Wiki also has a good overview on learning style theory. Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:41 PM Labels: learning styles , theory 1 comments: Howard Solomon said.

Informal and Non-Formal Workplace Learning

The E-Learning Curve

One of the central components of the impact of learning (and specifically the development of information workers’ expertise in organizations) is the context within which the learning takes place. Tags: nonformal learning learning theory workplace learning non-formal learning definition of learning Eraut informal learning

What is social learning (and how to adopt it)


Social learning is based on a theory developed by psychologist Albert Bandura that proposes learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and occurs purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement.

4 Tips for Offering and Mastering Online Coaching


Get a video conferencing option that gives you the ability to discuss theories and check-ins with both single students or small groups at the same time. When a student is struggling in your field of expertise then they need your help, and they need it on demand. Tools like LearnDash Private Sessions make your expertise a purchase-ready commodity from within your online course, and one that looks very appealing to a frustrated student feeling lost in their materials.

Custom Content Development – Tesseract Learning named a top provider yet again!

Tesseract Learning

This achievement is the testimony of our capability and commitment to deliver top-class eLearning content, our expertise, and the strength of our team. We in Tesseract know that theory is no more standalone; it has evolved into practice.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. I had expertise. This is my expertise, even without the fancy letters after my name. Of course, I am expected to provide my ID perspective/expertise to the other team members but, I will never have to figure out how to create a graphic element or program an interaction. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams


The advances in technology, as well as teaching theory about how to best apply technology to increase learning effectiveness, have given way to numerous benefits for corporate training and employee education. Each step requiring a great deal of expertise, which may not make sense to hire in-house talent to develop. By outsourcing elearning development, your internal learning team is provided access to a breadth and depth of learning expertise on demand, at a much lower cost.

Will Learners Pay for Your Online Course?


While this might be true in theory, the reality is that most people don’t learn well on their own. Your perspective and expertise matter. There’s a lot of free content online, but it can’t replace instructor-led learning.

Choose a blended learning vendor wisely 

Creativ Technologies

Check the expertise of the vendor. So, it’s better to check his expertise. He should be aware of instructional designing theories and how to implement them. Blended learning has become useful for companies because it combines elements of both classroom and online training.

Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

They can increase motivation and accelerate expertise. Accelerating Expertise with Scenario-Based e-Learning – The Watercooler Newsletter : The Watercooler Newsletter : Ruth Clark on how scenario-based elearning accelerates expertise and when to use it. The goal is to accelerate workplace expertise. Scenario-based-learning : PDF explaining theory and how to decide if SBL is the right strategy. Why are scenarios effective for learning?

The Authentic Learning Model: 7 Things Every eLearning Pro Should Know

Infopro Learning

Online learners are able to apply what they’ve learned in a realistic context, which allows them to use the ideas and concepts in their daily lives, instead of merely memorizing theories. Online learners have the ability to identify personal areas for improvement, then rely on the skills and expertise of their peers to help them bridge the gaps. Are your online learners struggling to put their knowledge into practice?