Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning


This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Started as the ‘Social learning theory’ in the 1960s by Albert Bandura, it is widely used in psychology, education and communication domains.

2010: My blogging year recapped

E-Learning Provocateur

Learning theory & instructional design. • Taxonomy of Learning Theories. • Theory-informed instructional design tips. Knowledge management. informal learning instructional design knowledge management learning theory social media

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development.

PKM 206

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

They are not predominantly directly related to learning or instructional design or theory (except for one or two); however, they all helped me to see the larger picture, to understand where workplace learning and training fits in, and why and where change is needed.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC


MOOCs may possibly herald a more agile and mobile working & learning methods, global collaboration and a changing relationship with knowledge. It’s a fundamental shift in the ways we interact with data, with knowledge, with people.

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

So after several hours of unenlightened googling, I decided to bite the bullet, go back to first principles and read George Siemens’ seminal paper, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Siemens bills connectivism as “a learning theory for the digital age&#.

More on defining e-learning, elearning, eLearning…

The E-Learning Curve

We define e-learning as the continuous assimilation of knowledge and skills by adults stimulated by synchronous and asynchronous learning events – and sometimes Knowledge management outputs – which are authored, delivered engaged with, supported and administered using internet technologies.

Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

Having L&D” means you have people and resources specifically dedicated to creating (and hopefully curating and managing) learning assets. Providing talent management also signals that the organization cares about the people in it.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?


This post is an attempt to distill some of the skills/attitude/knowledge that possibly make up the “digital mindset” In an attempt to crystallize the skill sets, some of the finer nuances have been lost.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning


They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared.

Change 174

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have


It might encompass the entire process one followed when managing client expectation or the approach one took to learn about sketch-noting and implement the learning.

Tools 165

Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche

Jane Hart

Topic : PKM (Personal Knowledge Management): making sense of the Social Web. He has been described as “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”. He also distills heady topics like complexity theory into practical advice.

The 'learner' fallacy - delusions of influence in L&D

Learning Rocks

The use of knowledge Knowledge=power, so the saying goes, and the benefit of recasting our audience as users goes on. Aiding our users Would a focus on how knowledge may be used influence our choice of the format? thoughts learning theory education social learning LMSsThe training/development/HR profession is always intensely interested in its own use of language.

KM 40

The 'learner' fallacy - delusions of influence in L&D

Learning Rocks

The use of knowledge Knowledge=power, so the saying goes, and the benefit of recasting our audience as users goes on. Aiding our users Would a focus on how knowledge may be used influence our choice of the format? Tags: thoughts learning theory education social learning LMSs The training/development/HR profession is always intensely interested in its own use of language.

KM 40

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

Learning Rebels

Breaking down the different stages of gamification and the how/when to apply different design theories to each stage. Joyce Seitzinger ( @catspyjamasnz ) – she commanded the stage with her thoughts on curation and not just theory, but application. Okay, I’m late.

Lesson 247

Successful Business Digitals – How Do They Do It?

Your Training Edge

The traditional entrepreneurial theories are now redundant, entrepreneurs need to adapt to more e-commerce techniques, social media and website technologies. Knowledge management is not a theory anymore, it is a business builder.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning


While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. The interchange of knowledge and perspective creates new knowledge that is personal to the learner.

The Practice of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

In theory, you could use it for all though.). When things change – In a workplace that’s rapidly changing, employees are expected to keep their knowledge and skills in line with that change.

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

Dashe & Thomson

For example, Harvard professor Andrew McAfee sums up the Strength of Weak Ties theory nicely, describing how acquaintances with whom we are less familiar are more likely to tell us things we don’t already know: … People we don’t know all that well are hugely valuable in our work.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

One of the ways to keep on top of our game, and remain on the cutting edge of relevant skills and knowledge is to be a part of communities of practices and to focus on building and maintaining our PLNs with a deliberate intention to learn, share and collaborate.

The how to guide on the principles of the #elearningmanifesto: 1 Do Not Assume that Learning is the Solution

Challenge to Learn

Of course I do not have the knowledge nor the experience to cover this completely by myself. Maybe performance support is, maybe coaching is, maybe a knowledge management system is, maybe social sharing is, maybe an apprenticeship program is, maybe … is learning not the answer.

Guide 215

4 types of navigation flows for micro-learning courses


This is the traditional flow of learning management systems. The content escalates progressively in complexity or the depth of the knowledge that is being disseminated. This is a navigation style based on Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1971).

Fear of Change in Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

These training programs are based on all types of training, from a 1 day in-house Excel excellence workshop to a yearlong change management initiative. Employees might take it as stop-down of knowledge management and not show much initiative.

Change 205

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices. When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network.

Falling in Love all Over Again with ISD – with Allison Rossett at #ASTD2011

Learning Visions

From the war, these trainer types went into industry – telecom (ATT) Walter Dick – “ISD is applied educational psychology” Instructional design is all abut theory. Get drill and practice, with knowledge of results. Personal knowledge management. Motivation Theory – John Keller, ARCS (Attention, Relevance, Confidence, Satisfaction) “Adult Learning Theory” – she doesn’t believe in it. Good learning theory is good learning theory.

Social play can be Social Learning


History tells us that gamification in learning increases the attention span and helps retain knowledge and process. This supports the case for social learning, but the social theories have also provided insights into the effectiveness of social learning.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development


Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. Evaluate the current digital skills of employees, managers and leaders.

Managing Diversity through Community Management

ID Reflections

On the positive front, I have been doing a lot of reading—mostly around organizational behavior, organizational development, culture and diversity, motivation and communication, and how these relate to social business and knowledge management.

What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Performance Learning Productivity

In the words of a famous English football manager “it’s much, much more important than that”. Only a minority of instance of under-performance are due to lack of knowledge or skill. Skills in utilising scaffolding theory and scaffolding learning experiences are essential.

ROI 238

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace


However, while technology advanced forcing us to work differently, the human mindset and the accompanying organizational management models did not. Vygotsky and Bandura’s theories dating back to the 1970’s explain the social nature of learning in a great deal of detail.

Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

And while I know they all have a deep understanding of CoPs I tend to ask Etienne the theory questions, Nancy the technology questions and John the group dynamics questions. Previous assignments include being the Director of Knowledge and Learning for Xerox Global Services.

#CCK11: Week 1 Highlights - Connectivisim Defined

ID Reflections

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know-where (the understanding of where to find knowledge needed) In today’s environment, action is often needed without personal learning – that is, we need to act by drawing information outside of our primary knowledge. Connectivism also addresses the challenges that many corporations face in knowledge management activities.

Accelerate Your Online Course Success Rate With Gamification


Gamification helps employees to innovate and take risks, develop a theory-based strategy, identify behaviors that make an impact and evaluate rigorously. Test your knowledge with this fun-to-take Gamification IQ quiz. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”.

Doctors versus internet: who is better at diagnosing?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

This obviously undermines one's belief in the knowledge of physicians. In a positive sense, the doctor can connect to the knowledge of the patient and diagnose more in-depth. Many doctors feel it as a threat that patients have knowledge and an opinion.

eLearning Hot Lists Moving to eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

The first post is up now: Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List With the recent updates to the site, you can subscribe to the Best Of RSS feed to receive these hotlists or you can visit the site and sign up to receive them via email. Important announcement: I've moved where I will be creating the eLearning Hot Lists. So … Want a weekly list of the best content on eLearning from around the web?