Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

Understanding the way people learn allows you to create better training. These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. You can get the ball rolling with an overview of theories, or focus on a specific area that is most relevant to your role.

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. Outcomes of learning are codes of behavior.

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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. The Principles of Adult Learning Theory. The “father” of adult learning theory was Malcolm Knowles (1913-1997).

3 Traditional Learning Theories and How They Can Be Used in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Learning Theories are frameworks that are extensively used by Instructional Designers to meet the requirements of the target audience and the situation. To do justice to this mandate, an Instructional Designer must first understand the Learning Theories in order to apply them. Once they understand the strengths and weaknesses of each Learning Theory, they can optimise their use. How Learning Theories influence learning.

Crash Course For Constructive Feedback

Association eLearning

Luckily, we can learn how to give good feedback. If you want something general, leave clear guidelines. Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. When you can’t… To quote Captain Jack Sparrow, “Well that’s even more than less than unhelpful.” You get the idea.

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Should Marketing Review eLearning Courses?

Association eLearning

If there are specific color schemes defined then the course’s branding needs to follow those guidelines. Recently, an instructional designer friend of mine asked me, “Should Marketing review eLearning courses and approve them before they are released?”

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eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. In the first phase, analysis, the problem is defined, the learning goals are established, and the learners preexisting skills are identified.

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.

Reflections on strategies of inclusive and engaging learning courses

Adobe Captivate

Disruptive education – new ways of teaching and learning. Learning and teaching is a social endeavour and requires mutual understanding of and empathy for the people involved. provide teaching regardless where the learner is located and when they can commit to learning sessions.

7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning

Obsidian Learning

New post 7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning on Obsidian Learning. Creating a blog or website post prompts your learners to review and recap the information they’ve already learned. Guest Contributor: Christopher Pappas.

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!

Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

Work-place learning similarly was usually fairly direct: "here's a bunch of stuff you need to know. It appears that all learning these days needs to be presaged by a lengthy study of what it means to be a learner. This was something that was at the heart of the Certificate in Training Practice too - my first formal step in qualification as a workplace learning "professional". And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

Work-place learning similarly was usually fairly direct: "here's a bunch of stuff you need to know. It appears that all learning these days needs to be presaged by a lengthy study of what it means to be a learner. This was something that was at the heart of the Certificate in Training Practice too - my first formal step in qualification as a workplace learning "professional". And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

Religious wars

Clive on Learning

More learning and development I have been reading with interest Stephen Downes' analysis of Kirschner, Sweller and Clark's paper Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work.

Using Video, Images, or Text in ELearning

LearnDash

But as you can imagine, effectively conveying critical learning objectives is best accomplished when using a variety of methods. That said, just using various tools like video and images doesn’t mean that your learning is suddenly better.

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Improving Professional Learning: 12 Strategies to Enhance Performance

Web Courseworks

In the late 1960s professional organizations began actively to address the growing disconnect between advances in knowledge and the practitioners who were no longer involved in institutional learning. Improving Professional Learning by Alan B. Active Learning.

Show The Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning

Kapp Notes

Too often in an instructional setting, the learner doesn’t know whether or not he or she really understands or can apply the knowledge they are learning. 1976) Mastery learning. Mastery learning theory and practice. Instructional-design theories and models: Vol.

Video for assessment

Learning with e's

However, assessment of learning is not as important as assessment for learning. Formative forms of assessment are therefore more important in the process of learning. This can be quite a superficial exercise, especially if the student learns nothing from writing the assignment.

Experiential Learning: ‘What’, ‘Why’, and ‘How’ for Corporate Trainers

Bottom-Line Performance

The importance of experiential learning for children is evident. We would never have learned to ride bicycles or hit balls without taking tumbles, swinging and missing, and trying again until we had developed some mastery. We learned from experience.

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. What learning theory would serve the project’s needs best?

Learning Professionals Must Be Learners

CLO Magazine

And, when I had Bobby Flay as a keynote speaker at my conference, he shared that the recipe was just a guideline; he had to taste the sauce to confirm the result was excellent. Now, let’s apply this formula to learning development and delivery. E-learning modules should be half an hour.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. Regardless, it provides endless opportunities for creative ways to reinforce learning outcomes, objectives and improve return on investments.

New eBook is here

TalentLMS

A meeting with the leaders and front-line managers is all you need to ground the content material for your e-learning course. Not only will you save your organization some good dollars, you will become an instant hero for being an in-house learning content developer.

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Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

I have worked in a learning environment for just over 10 years – not a very long time when you think about the grand scheme of things. There have been many leaps forward in technology for learning in the past 10 years. What does all of this mean to learning? Good ole’ Instructional Design principles and Adult Learning theories have not changed. Adults still learn in the same ways they did before all of this came about. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

How to Remove the Training Facilitation Handcuffs

CLO Magazine

Financial advisory services firm Charles Schwab tackled this challenge by embarking on an unconventional road with Bryan Taylor, prosecuting attorney for Canyon County, Idaho, and adult learning theory researcher. Motivation to learn: Internal motivation is critical as a person matures.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “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.

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Live in NY! It’s Kineo…

Learning Visions

Here’s some of what people shared: I’m a one-stop-shop – how do I learn more about tools? Here’s a quick rundown of what we each talked about: Kineo’s Mark Harrison on Learning Models: How often do you need to have an interaction? That is often the closest to a learning model that most interactive designers get. (A AIDA: Attention, Interest, Desire, Action (see the Kineo Top Tip: Learning from the Ad Men ) Cammy (that’s me!)

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Why the 70:20:10 model works for online training

Matrix

Learning doesn't just happen in schools, it is a continuous act that happens every day and stretches throughout our entire lives. Since more and more of today’s work is knowledge-based, active adults know that sometimes it is impossible to separate learning from work. Continuous learning at work is not only necessary, but vital to the development of the organization. A very popular learning theory is based on the 70:20:10 model. Formal learning through LMSs.

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48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

I might be biased, but being part of the learning and development community is not only fascinating but rewarding. But it’s also the reason that to be the best trainer/ training manager/ chief learning officer, you have to keep your learning and development top of mind too.

Adapting Stock Assets to Chunk Learning Events

Adobe Captivate

This posting discusses the use of Captivate 9 stock assets to assist with reducing cognitive load in learning events by chunking information. The following provides an overview of the simple four steps taken to seamlessly incorporate the generic asset into our learning modules.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

More often than not, however, these guidelines can be dangerously misleading. However, there they don’t include much discussion about the learning subject matter itself.

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Provoking Learners with Story Questions

Vignettes Learning

How do we design them to provoke, instigate and encourage learners to think and reflect and apply learning ideas? Shifting Gears Story questions help learners "shift gears" in their minds during learning and un-learning. This is how we learn.

Give Gagne a chance

Clive on Learning

I think that's because they envision only one over-arching teaching/learning strategy, i.e. structured instruction. Much classroom training and the majority of self-study e-learning falls into this category, more because it's a default option, than because it has been consciously chosen. However, it clearly isn't enough for the guidelines to be followed, they have to be executed well (and that requires real communication skills and some imagination).

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

More often than not, however, these guidelines can be dangerously misleading. However, there they don’t include much discussion about the learning subject matter itself.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 23, 2007 Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter If youve been following my blog for awhile, then you already know how I feel about the folks at Kineo.