Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. It can be quite a challenge for the modern learning professional to identify an appropriate learning theory, draw practical ideas from it, and apply it to their daily work. Where do you start? Which theory do you choose?

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Mind the gap

Challenge to Learn

He states that a lot of people do not use their talents or for that matter even are aware of what their talents might be. We need to do different things and we need to do them in a different way. That is the gap I’m worried about.

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Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well. The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem?

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

skills gap” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. “Skills Gap” Solutions.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

What can I do? How do I advance in my career when I’m barely qualified for an entry level job in my field even though I have a degree? Who are your potential members and what do they want? You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. How do I know? You can do it with your continuing education programs, and if you did, people like me would join and stay.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. “Skills Gap” Solutions.

Sales Enablement Gaps White Paper

Count5

First there were sales portals—in theory, a great idea for putting sales collateral and other selling tools in one easy-to-access repository. First there were sales portals—in theory, a great idea for putting sales collateral and other selling tools in one easy-to-access repository.

Do Your Learners Speak Your Language?

Association eLearning

You and your SMEs might know what ROI stands for or what “drilling down” is, but learners aren’t necessarily going to know. This knowledge gap is usually addressed with one, or both, of the following: The terms are defined one-by-one as they appear in the course. Ready to find out what Digitec can do for you? The post Do Your Learners Speak Your Language? “Now that you’re in the beginning phase, you need to untap.”.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. What is ‘Cloud Computing’, and what can it do for Education? What do online instructors have to know about H1N1? The role of theory in instructional design , September 14, 2009. Knowing Doing Gap (7). Best of eLearning Learning. September 11, 2009 to September 18, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

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

InfoPro Learning

Do you need to add more real-world context to your eLearning course? In this article, I’ll explore everything eLearning pros need to know about the Authentic Learning Model. Everything eLearning Pros Need To Know About The Authentic Learning Model. 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.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself?

3 Mental models for learning L&D professionals should know about

Matrix

This is where the theory of mental models comes in – it postulates that acquiring a new way of regarding how everything works will lead not only in a fresh perspective on reality but also in surprising solutions to improve it. Figure out the gaps and go back to the source material.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. Hard to resist the pull of needing to do more, more, more. And of doing it better.

How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. Companies that can do it have the potential to become leaders in their industries — while those that can’t risk joining the likes of Kodak, Blockbuster and other formerly successful companies that ultimately failed because they did not evolve in response to changing times.

The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning

Association eLearning

How often do you feel like you understand something until someone asks you to tell them more about it? He asked, what does it means to know something well, over simply “knowing its name” (or memorizing definitions and concepts)? “ It’s a brown-throated thrush, but in Germany it’s called a halzenfugel, and in Chinese they call it a chung ling and even if you know all those names for it, you still know nothing about the bird.” .

Why Do Employees Need Project Management Professional Certification Training?

WalkMe Training Station

The personal benefits outlined below are a great motivation to do so, because your tools for personal development will generate overarching organizational benefits. Project management professional certification training accounts for any skill gaps which are holding your team back, and this can ultimately elevate organizations considerably. Your ideal project manager will leverage a combination of theory and practical applications, to maximize their potential impact.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right? Make sure you know what makes your learner tick before choosing a gamification strategy for your training. Whatever the case, good instructional designers know that without a learner’s attention, there is little motivation to continue watching, reading, or otherwise experiencing the material.

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. Do I use ADDIE?

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A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. When you surf the internet you will find some indications when to use eLearning (mostly directed at a formal course): When there is a significant amount of learning to do. It should do more than repeat the content of the formal course; it should focus on application.

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

Learnnovators

When there are performance gaps in organizations, there could be several possible reasons: that the performer doesn’t have access to the necessary resources, that the performer isn’t motivated or is motivated to perform in other ways, or that the performer is lacking in particular skills. It is only in the third situation (lack of skills) that a course is needed to bridge the performance gap. Determine that it really is a skill or knowledge gap before you continue.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. Cognitive load: A theory developed by John Sweller that describes the strain working memory experiences when information is being processed. HTML5: HTML5 technology provides many tools to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash. Instructional designer: Applies a methodology based on cognitive psychology and instructional theory to create learning content.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right? Make sure you know what makes your learner tick before choosing a gamification strategy for your training. Whatever the case, good instructional designers know that without a learner’s attention, there is little motivation to continue watching, reading, or otherwise experiencing the material.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

First, I sat in on a Brent webinar: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

What are your 3 career criteria?

CLO Magazine

Know thyself” is a principle inscribed at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi which dates its origins back to fourth century B.C. Premuzic offers are often ignored by individuals due to compensation, “the devil you know” phenomenon and a lack of self-awareness about what they really want.

Takeaways from Learning 2017

Association eLearning

Not only does it involve them in the process, they can often offer valuable insight, suggest possible solutions, and identify gaps. You can generate all the good ideas and excitement in the world, but if you don’t do anything with them you’ll quickly lose momentum and the trust of the people involved. If you’re not collecting any type of data about your learning offerings you’re doing yourself and your organization a disservice. Ready to find out what Digitec can do for you?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe As you may know, I struggle with describing what I do. My personal elevator speech when people ask me what I do for a living. "I teach people to do stuff using technology."

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Remember, all I do is online, self-paced eLearning). What have you been doing in the software training world of late? Cammy, thanks for doing this!

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Multiple intelligences: Theory introduced by Howard Gardner defining eight types of intelligence: logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist intelligences. Instead of viewing intelligence as a general ability, the multiple intelligences theory asserts that different learners can excel in different areas. You should now know your manifest from your module, your cognitive load from your knowledge construction.

Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Now how do you do that? It is important for employees to know what to expect from a course. Then proceed to how the eLearning module will fill the gaps in their current capabilities. Ad companies do this all the time, taking a cue from them wouldn’t hurt at all. Scenarios do a wonderful trick here. General definitions and indirect communication of ideas do not establish an emotional connection that a conversational tone so easily does.

4 Things L&D Professionals Need to Know About Modern Learners

OpenSesame

If you do the math, that can add up to over 500 hours over the course of a year – yikes. It’s also key for filling organizational knowledge gaps that form as baby boomers retire. . She is a graduate of University of Toronto's Semiotics & Communication Theory Program and has 5+ years of experience in digital marketing. Thanks to technological developments and the widespread adoption of mobile devices, learner needs are not the same as they were a few years ago.

Employee engagement strategies for effective training in workplace

Wizcabin

Secondly, even if an employee know how the system works, most of ten he face difficulties in getting familiarize with the technology. Make sure to analyze the feedback, and work on gaps. Research shows that most of the users do not like sitting for long time in front of computers to learn. Theory UncategorizedLack of employee engagement has always been a top issue for learning managers.

The ADDIE Model

Ed App

and many Instructional Designers do these steps intuitively. EdApp’s analytics suite allows administrators and educators to analyze where there are knowledge gaps and where focus should shift. tutorials ADDIE theory

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Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

What is fascinating in Gladwell’s theory is the observation that regardless of natural aptitude, one can metamorphose into a professional when the choice of skills becomes narrower and narrower in a particular domain. And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them?

5 Ways You Can Use User Generated Content Effectively In The Workplace

Wizcabin

Does your 3-year-old know a great deal more about dinosaurs than you do in your mid-30s? Corporate training, at best, considers worst-case scenarios and must do’s, or rather, must-not do’s. Content generated by employees helps fill up these gaps left by corporate training. Ask your team members to find gaps and issues related to the process or certain tasks. How to TheoryHow To Use User-Generated Content Effectively In Your Workplace.