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. Which theory do you choose?

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. Some of the ways to apply this theory are: Group Activities. Scenario Based Learning.

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Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

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The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. I thought the myths around learning styles had been settled long ago. Theory Gone Wild #1.

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Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

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With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. m-Learning fits well within this learning paradigm. Problem-based Learning.

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Knowledge Is in the Cards

Association eLearning

If that same information is presented in a way that’s personally significant to a learner, it encourages them to “own” that knowledge and helps them grasp the nuances. I was recently introduced to a card game called Dixit.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

But through advances in today’s learning management systems, these criticisms can be addressed. Now we can say that social learning online is possible, and is helping to bring more training and development options to organizations and associations anywhere on any device.

How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning

Training Industry

It’s no surprise that social interaction plays a role in learning. Psychologist Albert Bandura’s social learning theory states that people learn behavior from their environment through observation, imitation and modeling. You might think that e-learning is counterintuitive to this theory because it is presented to the individual rather than a group of learners. Observational learning Where is the first place you go when you want to learn something new?

The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

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I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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

Association eLearning

As the old adage goes, “to teach is to learn twice”, and mastery comes to those who apply what they’ve learned. Another way is to track what learners get wrong in their knowledge checks or assessments.

Social Learning pays off! A Success Story

Origin Learning

Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking.

Crash Course For Constructive Feedback

Association eLearning

Luckily, we can learn how to give good feedback. The post Crash Course For Constructive Feedback appeared first on Knowledge Direct. 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.”

Videos in eLearning: A Snack Sized Solution

Association eLearning

Microlearning is booming because we’re busy, our attention spans are small, and we want a snack sized solution to our immediate knowledge need. Have the learner summarize what they learned. The post Videos in eLearning: A Snack Sized Solution appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

Ask a family member or friend who’s knowledgeable about cars. It’s easier for learners to set aside a few minutes for learning each day than it is to set aside a few hours. The post The Magic of Microlearning appeared first on Knowledge Direct. One of you car’s headlights is out.

Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups

Association eLearning

It often happens because 1) they really do know their stuff and don’t think they have anything left to learn or 2) because they’re new and insecure. How can you learn Kung Fu, you already know so much. Or it could be a single, decision-based question at the beginning of the learning.

Knowledge, practice and community

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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. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3.

Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Tacit knowledge can be challenging to teach in formal training, but it's not impossible. So how can we convey tacit knowledge in eLearning? Ikujiro Nonaka has been researching knowledge creation in organizations for over 15 years, which includes trying to understand the nature of tacit knowledge. Nonaka characterizes tacit knowledge as concepts we understand intuitively, but struggle to explicitly explain or describe in writing. By Shelley A. Gable.

Learning Objectives Are Spoilers

Association eLearning

One of the biggest differences is that eLearning tends to literally spell out what’s going to happen next, often with a learning objectives screen. Learning objectives are like plot points. I guess you could consider this “Advanced” learning objective considerations.

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

What about making sure learning objectives were met? mLearning is mobile learning , which gives your learner the ability to take their training on the go. Microlearning is targeted learning in small bursts rather than a lengthy course on a topic. Learning Paths.

Learning Objectives and GPS

Association eLearning

That’s how learners can feel if training’s learning objectives aren’t set up well. There are really two main types of learning objectives. Without an end goal the learner doesn’t have the “what it’s for” behind what they’re being asked to learn.

Learning Escape Room

Association eLearning

But what would happen if a group of learning professionals created one, rather than the attraction industry? So, what kind of “Learning” was in the “Escape Room”? Discovery learning – This involves giving learners a problem or situation to resolve, with little to no guidance.

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. If you’d like to learn more, check out this article from eLearning Industry.

What Instructional Designers Really Do

Association eLearning

Every aspect of ID is intended to make learning experiences as effective as possible. Some of this overlaps a bit, but I think it gets the idea across: • Learning and instructional theories. The post What Instructional Designers Really Do appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development

Association eLearning

The learning and development (L&D) world seems to be confused by, if not outright afraid of, millennials. L&D theory has lots of innovative, scientifically backed methods in its corner.

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

In the first phase, analysis, the problem is defined, the learning goals are established, and the learners preexisting skills are identified. Managers are familiarized with the course, the learning outcomes, and the procedures for testing or making sure learners understood the materials.

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

If they successfully learn how to use the latest-and-greatest tools it’ll increase their efficiency and decrease frustration. Provides a chance to use “learning by doing” through the use of simulations. It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

Your association can have the best course in the world, but if the assessments or knowledge checks aren’t written well they can make the whole thing fall apart. Ensure the questions are tied to the course’s learning objectives. “Can someone explain this question to me?

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. A Social Learning Network. Within this model, Billy can modify his learning profile to target that new role.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

People who aren’t motivated don’t get things done, even if they’re knowledgeable. When it comes to learning, motivation is critical for gaining attention and encoding new information in the brain. Gamification and game-based learning both take motivation into account.

Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course

The E-Learning Curve

George Siemens and Stephen Downes are co-facilitating an online course titled Connectivism, Networked Learning and Connective Knowledge from January 12th 2011. Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning Connective Knowledge connectivism elluminate George Siemens learning models learning theory Networked Learning online learning program Stephen Downes university of manitoba

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

New post 6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. How To Apply Spaced Learning In Online Training. There are a number of people that we can thank for Spaced Learning; R. Tie new information to existing knowledge.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. Where that student graduates with a basic understanding of their chosen profession, they lack the applied knowledge that will make them a success long term.

Simple Learning Solutions

Association eLearning

Simple learning solutions can be easy to overlook, but they often save time and lead to wonderful results. The post Simple Learning Solutions appeared first on Knowledge Direct. A year or so back, I was part of a mentoring program at my alma mater.

eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

Kid Learns from Computer Games. Looking back, I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. Even if you or your association aren’t building “games” these are still essential components that can be used in other types of learning offerings.