Taxonomy of Learning Theories
JANUARY 12, 2010
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
MARCH 31, 2015
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.
Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
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.
Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective
JULY 24, 2014
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.
Knowledge Is in the Cards
JANUARY 14, 2016
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
OCTOBER 26, 2016
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
OCTOBER 2, 2015
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
MARCH 22, 2017
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.
The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning
APRIL 5, 2017
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.
How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
JANUARY 22, 2015
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."
Social Learning pays off! A Success Story
AUGUST 27, 2015
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
OCTOBER 6, 2016
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.”
Learning Objectives Are Spoilers
MARCH 8, 2017
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.
The Magic of Microlearning
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
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.
Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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
JANUARY 11, 2017
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.
Knowledge, practice and community
Learning with e's
AUGUST 22, 2014
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
MAY 4, 2011
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 Escape Room
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
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.
What Instructional Designers Really Do
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
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.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
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 You Need to Know About Software Training
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
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.
I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development
JULY 13, 2016
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
JUNE 9, 2016
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.
How to Write Good Assessment Questions
MARCH 23, 2016
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
APRIL 13, 2016
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
MARCH 9, 2016
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.
Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
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
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
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.
6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training
MARCH 1, 2016
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.
Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course
The E-Learning Curve
JANUARY 11, 2011
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
eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer
APRIL 21, 2016
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.
The Suspenseful Season Finale of Training
MARCH 15, 2017
A lot of the time the only questions are the knowledge checks or the quiz at the end. If you’d like to read more about training, learning, and instructional design check out the rest of this author’s blogs. It’s the season finale of your favorite show.
Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions
DECEMBER 21, 2016
The post Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Knowledge Direct. eLearning Instructional Design Learning Theory Training and Development Uncategorized goals training and developmentWe’re nearing “New Year’s Resolution” time again. That got me thinking about the pass/fail rate of this annual ritual. How many people stick to their resolutions? Let’s be honest, it’s not very many.