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. It states thatan individual acquires a considerable chunk of knowledge by simply observing others in regard to social interactions, experiences etc.

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.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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 mediaAs 2010 draws to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to recap my blog posts during the year. I hope you take the opportunity to read any that you may have missed.

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. 6 Knowledge Management Cultivating Communities of Practice Etienne Wegner, et al. 7 Knowledge Management/Workplace learning/Innovation/Business Collaboration Morten Hansen.

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. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture.

The Science of Bite Size Content: How Chunked Learning Appeals to Your Audience

All Roads

Given this challenge, how do you effectively educate your stakeholders — the people who depend on your knowledge to do their jobs, invest in your business, or purchase your products and services? Running Memory: Your Secret to Knowledge Transfer That Works. Bite-size content is the key to transferring your knowledge effectively to engage stakeholders. Testing, Testing: Reinforce Learning to Add Better Value to Your Knowledge Service. Knowledge Management

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. The eLearning Guild has identified six primary components of learning and performance ecosystems: Talent Management: People want to advance their careers and find where they fit in. Providing talent management also signals that the organization cares about the people in it.

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. MSL 9): Knowledge synthesis (prior knowledge, new knowledge, multidisciplinary learning). MOOCs, by supporting collaborative and cooperative learning, use constructivist theory as the underlying design.



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. MSL 9): Knowledge synthesis (prior knowledge, new knowledge, multidisciplinary learning). MOOCs, by supporting collaborative and cooperative learning, use constructivist theory as the underlying design.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning


“ 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. They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks.

“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. This diagram, by putting in perspective the characteristics of a workplace of the 21st Century, acts as a trigger to define certain qualities that everyone (employees, leaders, managers, partners, customers, and all other stakeholders) need to inculcate today.

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. I have tried to combine a couple of blog posts into these presentations: L&D Re-imagined – 21st Century Workplace Learning and Community Management – Towards a Learning Organization.

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. You can read more about Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) on Harold’s website here: Personal Knowledge Management.

PKM 151

If the spacing effect is so great, why is nobody using it?

Learning Pool

There are few things in learning theory that everyone in learning and development agrees on. Let me rephrase that: there is almost nothing in learning theory that everyone agrees on. We have a disputatious culture. We like a debate.

Learning Performance Platform: The Synergy of Learning Objectives and Your LMS


A Learning Performance Platform (LPP) builds a bridge between learning and business goals for an organization eliminating redundant processes and costs, and it’s all based on Instructional Design Theory. Ensure Learning Management Solution is linked with the KPI model.

How Online Training can Lead your Sales Team to Success


The ‘gap’ between an excellent sales professional and a poor one hinges on their skills, knowledge and motivation. For instance, a game that allows your sales team match products with the right clients allows the trainees to venture beyond the realm of theory and use their training in real-life situations. . Or, they can utilize the online self-assessments to identify knowledge gaps and select the most appropriate training module. This helps in long-term knowledge retention.

Teams 70

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

Learning Rebels

How doing so affects the idea of digital networks within the “tetrad of the network” Simply fascinating along with the fact that innovation doesn’t have to be disruptive, but we do need need to be at the cutting edge of our profession to be a catalyst in learning and knowledge management. Breaking down the different stages of gamification and the how/when to apply different design theories to each stage. Okay, I’m late.

Lesson 173

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. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs. I would also like to emphasize that PLN is intricately linked to one''s personal knowledge management (PKM) capabilities.

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. 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.,

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. It’s important to note that when I’m referring to content, I’m not pointing to conventional elearning, but more of knowledge units that document the varied knowledge the enterprise generates and manages using a knowledge management system.

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. After the crash of the dot com era in 2001, entrepreneurs were worried about the next big thing that would be basically the breakthrough technology to support business operations and decision making.

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.

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. The idea is that I will receive and include contributions of others as well, so please sent me your ideas, best practices, great theories and whatever you come up with at mail@kasperspiro.com or put it in a comment in this post. If you present outcomes like this to your management, they will (or should) be interested.

Guide 165

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. Social learning theory: The social learning theorists Bandura and Walters have described this theory as follows: · Learning is not purely behavioral; rather, it is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context. Social learning theories explain this form of learning as learning with and from others.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 4, 2021

Mike Taylor

According to this theory, people approach digital texts with a mindset suited to casual social media, and devote less mental effort than when they are reading print. Personal Knowledge Management for Teachers and Trainers on the Teaching Space podcast.

RSS 52

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 format of navigation is best used when the learning system needs to be structured with a knowledge management approach. This is a navigation style based on Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1971). This is a knowledge management approach to eLearning design.

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. For knowledge workers in different fields, we have an awful lot to keep up with (wide and deep), and this is becoming increasingly impossible, especially at the increasing rate of change. The author originally used the phrase, “Personal Learning Environment (PLE),” based on the theory of connectivism conceptualized by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.

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. As a community manager and social business evangelist in a highly distributed and diverse organization, I’ve begun to realize not only the value of but the critical need to understand these aspects.

#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.

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. Research indicates a direct correlation to the discipline of knowledge-management. There has been a shifting focus towards dynamic knowledge creation and identifying sources and processes involved with learning.

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?

Declarative knowledge

Ed App

Many have recognized that knowledge is the most important resource in the modern economy. After all, knowledge is a specific and individual concept, as it originates and is applied in the mind of the knower. Knowledge management is a crucial part of business development.

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. Managing all these complexities have turned out to be quite hard in such rapidly changing times and need changes in skills, behaviors and most importantly mindsets. Employees might take it as stop-down of knowledge management and not show much initiative. Commitment from senior management is not enough.

Change 158

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. In one, Nancy White talks about triangulating internal training and capacity building with external actors who part of the training and who validate it; that leads to more connections between people and has gained manager support. I've known Nancy White and John Smith for quite a while.

Our Collection of Learning Management Tools

Ed App

We’ve collected the best learning management tools – learn more about them here. Knowledge Management Tools. Transferring and sharing of business knowledge is now easier than ever before — thanks to the rapid increase of knowledge management tools on the market.

Getting strategic

Clark Quinn

From Rand Spiro’s Cognitive Flexibility Theory, we need to provide multiple models to increase the likelihood that the audience will find one that resonates. Next steps include considering Knowledge Management and Organizational Development. Was on a call with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues, and we were talking about how to help organizations make the transition from delivering courses to supporting the full performance ecosystem.

ISPI 137

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. Data, information or knowledge ? There were clearly different views about whether you can find knowledge online, or only information. Some people think that you can find information online, but not knowledge.