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.

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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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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.

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. It was first proposed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger as a model of learning in among group of people who share a craft and/or a profession, i.e., a community of practice.The basic tenet of the theory is that abstract knowledge usually given in the classroom is harder to retain. Scenario Based Learning.

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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.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Andragogy

Matrix

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of the focus moving towards technology rather than learning itself. While trainers have to preferably keep up with the latest developments and trends, there is a lot to be saiz about adult learning and how it applies to successful L&D interventions.

What learning theories are important for instructional designing?

Creativ Technologies

Experts might know the subject matter but they might not know how to make students learn through their material. This theory has the presumption that human behaviour starts repeating itself after some time under the influence of their external environment.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Transformative learning

Matrix

” moments in corporate learning, but not everyone knows how to create them intentionally. The theory of transformative learning has been developed by Jack Mezirow. The two focuses of transformative learning. The process of transformative learning.

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

G-Cube

With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. The increasing popularity of mobile-based learning is a direct output of this realization. With developing technologies and development tools, many varied types of mobile-based learning modules are being created – but what is the basis of that? Constructivist Learning.

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Great and small

E-Learning Provocateur

We may alternately use pedagogy to mean the general approach to teaching and learning. In this broader sense it’s an umbrella term that may also cover andragogy – the teaching of adults – and heutagogy – self-determined learning. Thus it aligns to the learning nature of andragogy.

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Instructional Design

Association eLearning

Working in instructional design, I’ve had the privilege to learn a little bit about a lot of different fields. This is true whether or not the customers, other departments’ employees, or Learning and Development are aware of it. The post The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Instructional Design appeared first on Knowledge Direct. I’m not a “numbers person.” I never have been. Some people aren’t “words people.” And that’s okay.

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.

An Introduction to Learning Theory: Curated Resource

InSync Training

Learning does not just happen. Learning theories, which attempt to define how students gain, process, and retain information, have a storied and stormy history within the Learning and Development field. Some experts swear by their efficacy and rely on them heavily, while others dispel them as pseudoscience bunk. Modern Learning

Should Marketing Review eLearning Courses?

Association eLearning

However, we also need remember that while we are the experts on brand image and organizational marketing communication, we don’t have final say on content. 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.

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Learning isn’t Linear

Association eLearning

To put this into context, let’s take a broader look at how learning occurs. People sometimes think that the rate of learning (skill, knowledge, wisdom, etc.) They picture a line moving steadily upward as a person learns. Learning isn’t linear. To play the guitar, for instance, one must first learn strumming, fret work, chords, rhythm, etc. Learning something new can be an intimidating process. I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking. “A

Putting Members’ Needs First: Working with Subject Matter Experts

Association eLearning

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) may be from Mars, and Instructional Designers may be from Venus … but at the end of the day, your members are the actual center of the universe! The working relationship between Subject Matter Experts and Instructional Designers (IDs) is often portrayed as antagonistic, challenging, and “like pioneering a new frontier in the universe.” I’m talking about the very frightening concept of each party accepting that both are experts in their own right.

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Having an understanding of research and evidence is essential for effective learning design. 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. We’ve curated a list of ten ‘brain science experts’ for learning, including neuroscientists, psychologists and learning leaders who reference research-backed techniques.

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Using Analogies as Explanations

Association eLearning

Back in my high school Spanish class I struggled to learn a new verb form. If your learners don’t understand the comparison or it doesn’t match the learning content well it can do more harm than good. If the learner never learned how to ride a bike then saying, “it’s as easy as riding a bike” will translate to “it’s hard.” You may want to get help from a subject matter expert. The learning content is an introduction to what “circumference” is.

Something all learning pro’s should do

E-Learning Provocateur

Learn a language. I don’t mean a programming language (although the theory probably still holds). Now YOU are the one on a steep learning curve. But in no uncertain terms I reminded myself of what works and what doesn’t in the learning process. All those fundamental pedagogical principles that had faded into the background came flooding back with avengeance… Instructivism and formal learning. Constructivism, connectivism and informal learning.

From novice to expert

Learning with 'e's

This is number 24 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The last post highlighted issues around the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles. In this post, we review the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. The notion of legitimate peripheral participation could be easily applied to online learning.

Crash Course For Constructive Feedback

Association eLearning

Luckily, we can learn how to give good feedback. Let me check with the expert. eLearning Employee engagement and reterntion Instructional Design Learning Theory Project Management Training and Development constructive feedback learning theory online continuing education online course online education Online Learning online training training and developmentFeedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it.

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How to Turn Your Resident Experts Into Star Trainers

Mindflash

One of the great debates within the learning professional circle right now is whether subject-matters experts (SMEs) can be used as effective trainers. Recently I’ve been working on a strategy to build a lean learning organization that can support a high-growth business without growing my team too rapidly. If you can, download Vic Passion’s article, “They’re Experts, But Can They Be Trainers?” A smart SME can learn these skills.

Become an Expert in Instructional Design

TalentLMS

Knowledge and skills that drive you to make a change in the learning experience of a person is what it takes to make you one. Define When we develop a course, we must first define the learning outcomes of our learners. These outcomes outlines your lessons and topics and helps you develop the learning activities that you need to achieve the learning goal. What is the desired learning outcomes? What are the limitations of learning?

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.

Harnessing the Power of a Subject Matter Expert (SME)

TalentLMS

What happens when you have a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and an Instructional Designer (or an eLearning program developer) in one room? The goal here is not necessarily to create compelling content with smooth slide turner interactions, but to work with the expert in order to really spin the program towards a very time and cost efficient direction. Did we mention greater learner performance and learning satisfaction?

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.

ELM Expert Series: These 3 Things Are Vital If You Want Your Sales Training To Be Relevant In the Future

eLearningMind

Teaching is not the easiest thing if you’ve never taught before, and sales leaders are most likely not thinking about the benefits of including adult education practices into their learning process. As the Senior Manager of Sales Training & Development at NuVasive, I ensure my department applies the best practices in both adult learning theory and instructional design as the framework for the creation and delivery of our sales training and performance enhancement programs.

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.

What Instructional Designers Really Do

Association eLearning

Every aspect of ID is intended to make learning experiences as effective as possible. Some of this overlaps a bit, but I think it gets the idea across: • Learning and instructional theories. At this point, it’s a matter of learning everything they can so they can explain it to others through the training materials. They go back and forth through several rounds of review and revision with the subject matter experts (SMEs) to make sure everything is accurate.

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. 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. So, the starting point of a learning design has to be the objective that will achieve the outcome.

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!

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! The theory about learning you embrace determine how you look at social media and its importance (or unimportance). From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. Pragmatism: learning by doing.

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Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

In turn, teachers enthusiastically transformed themselves into facilitators , guiding and coaching the participants to inquire, explore, discover and even generate new learnings. Yes, workplace learning has thankfully become more constructivist and even connectivist over time, but we all know that instructivism is still alive and well. Why, in the midst of ever-advancing learning theory and progressive instructional design, does such rampant instructivism persist?

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.

Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

If you’ve ever stumped subject matter experts by asking how they made certain decisions, you may have stumbled upon tacit knowledge. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. Instructional Design Social Media Social Learning Scenario-Based Learning Storytelling Evaluation Tacit Knowledge eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive Theory

Have You Had Your Daydream Today?

Obsidian Learning

on Obsidian Learning. She describes the two kinds of thinking we use when learning or problem solving: focused and diffuse. Focused thinking, just as you’d expect, is when we exert our brainpower and attention to the problem at hand or to learning new content. As a refresher, here are the types of waves in order of highest to lowest frequency: Interesting Facts about Learning and Brainwaves. Your creativity and learning will benefit!

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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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. Formal Learning. In formal learning, then, social learning can be really important when the material we’re dealing with has a potential for ambiguity. Informal Learning.

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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Simple Learning Solutions

Association eLearning

Get feedback from multiple sources during the planning phase, if you can: the stakeholders, subject matter experts, management, and learners. Simple learning solutions can be easy to overlook, but they often save time and lead to wonderful results. The post Simple Learning Solutions appeared first on Knowledge Direct. A year or so back, I was part of a mentoring program at my alma mater.