4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning environments place students in learning situations where they are actively immersed in an activity while using problem-solving (critical thinking) skills. Some of the ways to apply this theory are: Group Activities.

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Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

This is schema theory. Part of the foundation of learning psychology , schema theory suggests that memory consists of interrelated networks of knowledge, or mental models. Our experiences constantly build and revise these mental models, which we use to solve problems and understand the world around us. Schema theory also supports the effectiveness of stories and scenarios in learning. Has schema theory helped inform the way you design eLearning? Schema theory.

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ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?


Does this solve the main problem of HRs? A very few of us wake up in the morning wishing to learn theories we won’t be able to apply in real life, for hours, before to be tested via a quiz that won’t explain the notions we might have not understood previously.

Cognitive load theory: does it help?


Facebook will notify you when your friends have birthdays, so you never have to be the bad friend that forgot. Cognitive load theory was first introduced in the 1980s and was based on observation surrounding the teaching of mathematics.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything. While the “document Web” (as author Ben Elowitz terms the old-style Web) shrank by 9 percent overall, Facebook consumption increased by 69 percent, essentially stealing time from everything else.

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The big myth of social networking

E-Learning Provocateur

A little while ago, someone tweeted his awe of the fact that over 600 million people are connected to each other on the one platform, ie Facebook. Whether Facebook adds anything to the equation is questionable. Madonna has a Facebook page – well, I think it’s her.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

Today’s learning management systems are built with social features that allow people to work in groups, facilitate discussions, and even integrate with social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google.

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Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

I may prefer to solve a problem on my own, but I am capable of attempting to do it with a group. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Instructional Design Learning Style Workplace Learning Instructor-led Training eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. If we apply the ‘weak ties’ theory, we might be able to spot people in our network who are both: a) Loosely tied to us (i.e.,

Accomplish Spaced Learning with eLearning

Integrated Learnings

An initial course (taught by an instructor or via eLearning) might introduce some problem-solving principles, perhaps teach learners how to use available job aids or other performance support tools, and then provide practice opportunities with basic and intermediate scenarios. The following week, learners complete another eLearning exercise of scenarios, this time moving toward more advanced problems. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

A New Year’s Resolution: Remove the Fluff from eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Learning theories suggest that we ought to introduce and review new knowledge in ways that: Relate to what we already know (which is why Gagne’s model prompts us to stimulate recall early in a lesson), for the sake of making the information meaningful and easier to recall later Include the context of when learners will apply it on the job, so that real-life triggers will help learners recall the knowledge when it’s needed. By Shelley A. Gable.

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

Another example, published in Nature in 2004, suggests that sleep can enhance performance in creative problem solving. in Germany trained subjects how to solve a math problem using a tedious method. Subjects practiced solving problems during the initial training session and again in another session 12 hours later. But there’s a twist: there was actually a much easier way to solve the problem, which the researchers did not teach to the participants. By Shelley A. Gable.

Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease

Integrated Learnings

The Finding : The book describes a study in which participants were asked to solve a case study problem. For one group, the problem included a company name that was difficult to pronounce, while the other group’s version had an easy-to-pronounce company name. Everything else about the problem was identical. Interestingly, the problem-solving success rate of participants with the easier company name was significantly higher than that of the other group. By Shelley A.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Clark: I’m a strong believer in social constructivist pedagogies, e.g. problem-based and service learning, whereby a curriculum is activity, not content. People worry about tools, security, screen size, and more, yet there are solutions to all these problems. A related problem is doing what we’ve always done. Use Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Plus, and LinkedIn. How will you know the upsides, and the problems, if you aren’t exploring?

Practice Early and Coach the Details Later

Integrated Learnings

In other words, minimize the presentation and discussion at the start of a lesson, and unleash learners to practice performing new tasks and solving problems as quickly as possible. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Instructional Design Engagement eLearning Blog Scenario-Based Learning Feedback Workplace Learning eLearning Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable.

Back stage front stage

Learning with e's

I was discussing one of my favourite theories with the group - Erving Goffman's Drama model of social interaction. I was applying Goffman's theory to online spaces such as social networks. I asked the group how many of them had a Facebook account.

Social Silliness

Clark Quinn

It starts off mostly on the right foot, saying “playing off of the theory that people learn better when they learn collectively” I’m a proponent of that theory. Let’s go through them: A Facebook Group Or A Forum, or both. But Facebook is not !

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Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 6

Upside Learning

In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

At Virtual Learning Worlds "Bartman" responds to that Wired article (A Deserted Second Life) : The problem I have with it [the Wired article], is that it deals almost COMPLETELY with Second Life as it pertains to marketing and corporations…and inevitabley why SL sucks in that space.

A Little Learning is …

Web Tools for Learners

Bit of a problem sometimes;->). I took weekend courses in this WYSIWYG software, where we followed detailed instructions so we all could produce identical web sites, presumably based on the learning theory that if we followed instructions once, we would know how to use the software.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

After a break from blogging during the summer break, I''m back, and here is the continuation of my series on theories of learning, with number 25. The previous post highlighted issues around the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

But What About Aggregators and LMSs?

Intrepid by VitalSource

Kinda, but content aggregation platforms perpetuate the problems of content-focused learning. They help employees move from theory and regurgitation to real understanding and on-the-job application. They have collaborative features, don't they?

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

Recently I wrote a blog about ‘output learning ‘, based on a management theory called ‘output management’ In a nutshell it works like this. So, did the learning activity solve the problem within the given requirements?

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Jolene on March 11, 2011 in Gaming Theory , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning Over the last year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to incorporate games into eLearning instructional design projects. Rieber and Play Theory.

How Corporate Identity Influences Employee Motivation

Your Training Edge

Big companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook, have taken a new approach to the whole internal branding concept and they’re blazing trails for others by showing them how to recruit an army of highly inspired and motivated employees.

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The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The problem, though, is that many primary schools are still geared to teach in ways that would be more or less recognizable to students from thirty years ago.

Get Your Game On: 7 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Gamification

Association eLearning

She believes in a creative approach to problem solving and hates the words “we’ve always done it this way” used in that order. The military and groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have been using principles of motivational theory for decades.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Military by Jim on May 19, 2011 in Gaming Theory Think game-based training doesn’t have anything to offer your organization in the way of savings? Navy’s new plan to crowd-source the Somali piracy problem may be even more revolutionary.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Medical researchers take what they have learned and think of new ways to apply the knowledge, to make procedures better and safer, to solve other problems.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

They might even jot down a few notes that you can reference the next time you troubleshoot that widget problem. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths


Social learning might be a lot of things but we can hardly call it new, and much less a “fad” It’s actually a decades-old theory based on the observation of a centuries-old practice. that happen all the time between us and our Facebook/Twitter/etc friends.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

Try creating an event page on Facebook that members can “join”. Now that’s providing solutions before the problem. I’m not talking about Banduras Social Learning Theory. Share this on Facebook. Did you know someone joins LinkedIn every second?