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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? Schema theories .

7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning

Obsidian Learning

New post 7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning on Obsidian Learning. They say that knowledge is power, but it’s only powerful if your learners are able to effectively retain and recall the information when the need arises. Applying Knowledge Retention Techniques In eLearning.

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? For example, an electrical mechanic may have a far deeper understanding of electrical circuits than an engineering student who mostly has theoretical knowledge and some practical understanding of how electrical circuits work.

Observations of a Critical Theory newbie

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s human nature to accept knowledge that’s universally propagated. This is where Critical Theory steps in. As you can tell by that quote, Critical Theory is steeped in political science and social justice. In other words, Critical Theory is about myth busting.

All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory

Trivantis

The Adult Learning Theory—also known as andragogy—is perfect for this. Since people are performance-centered in their orientation to learning, they want to be able to apply the knowledge and skills they learn in your course to their jobs immediately when the course ends.

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.

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

SHIFT eLearning

A lot of eLearning professionals, especially those who have just started with their practice, often ask about the need for theory. Why bother with an instructional design theory at all? Practice and theory actually goes hand in hand. Taxonomy of Learning Theories.

Applying The Subsumption Theory In eLearning

TalentLMS

David Ausubel, a noted American psychologist who specialized in education and learning behaviors, introduced the Subsumption Theory back in 1963. In this article, I’ll delve into the basics of the Subsumption Theory, and I’ll share 4 tips on how you can use it in your eLearning course design.

Sharing your knowledge: What’s in it for you?

Challenge to Learn

You are an expert, so why should you share your knowledge with your co-workers or with the rest of the world. It works for me; I’m working in the field of e-Learning for 20 years now, and I’m writing this blog (and sharing my knowledge) since 2010. Knowledge sharing is.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

These facets of modern life in combination have led educators to question the validity of pre-digital age learning theories. One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004).

Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use

SHIFT eLearning

There are three distinct motivation theories that have been developed by scientists and psychologists that try to explain ways to motivate learners. L ook at the key ideas behind each theory and use them to improve the effectiveness of your courses. 1) Flow Theory.

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with e's

Consumers of Web based content tend to search randomly and nomadically, due to the multi-layered, multi-directional nature of hyperlinked media and this aligns neatly with some post modern theory.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

This is due to the challenge that ‘students teaching themselves’ might pose to the privileged knowledge and power structures many formal educational institutions continue to hold in such high regard. In: Proceedings of the 6th Open Knowledge Conference, Berlin, Germany.

Create your own Learning Theory

Raptivity

Wikipedia defines Learning Theory as “Learning theories are conceptual frameworks that describe how information is absorbed, processed, and retained during learning.

Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

This is schema theory. Part of the foundation of learning psychology , schema theory suggests that memory consists of interrelated networks of knowledge, or mental models. The more firmly we can integrate newly learned knowledge with our existing mental models, the more likely we are to be able to recall that knowledge later. Schema theory also supports the effectiveness of stories and scenarios in learning. Schema theory. By Shelley A. Gable.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

Is Knowledge Transfer Part of Your L&D Strategy?

Bottom-Line Performance

On one side, you have your business objectives, your subject matter experts and all of the knowledge, skills and content employees need to know to meet your objectives. What can you do to make sure knowledge transfer happens and the baton gets passed?

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

In many ways, heutagogy is aligned to other digital age theories, in that it places an importance on ‘learning to learn’, and the sharing rather than hoarding of that knowledge. Self Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: Theory, Research and Practice.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

Join us for a FREE Webinar November 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST: 7 Must-Have LMS Features in the New Knowledge Direct Learning Management System. The post Social Learning Online: It’s Possible appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. I could have just lectured about theories and research findings related to jury decision making.

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. I could have just lectured about theories and research findings related to jury decision making.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

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. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

How to improve knowledge transfer in Online IT Training

Your Training Edge

Since programming languages and other IT related courses are complex, the service providers must follow a unique approach to transfer the knowledge to the students. However, minor changes in the courses can make the knowledge transfer highly efficient.

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The Two-World Theory of Workplace Learning -- Critiqued!

Will at Work Learning

They miss the big picture – the fact that learning is much more than courses, but involves continuously acquiring new knowledge and skills as part of everyday work.". Too often we believe that we have to promote an approved organizational knowledge, when we might be better off to let our fellow workers develop and share their own knowledge.

How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning

Training Industry

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. Let’s look at some of the key principles of Bandura’s social learning theory and how they can be applied in an e-learning context. We are social creatures by nature.

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.

The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

The post The Learning Styles Myth appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Association Management eLearning eLearning News Learning Theory Tips and Tricks e-learning design elearning design Instructional Design learning learning design learning style Learning styles learning theory

The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning

eFront

They are confident of their best practice knowledge in andragogical design, feeling they have completed their research on the content and the learner analysis. With this broad statement, we can safely assume that a gap in theory and practice exists and is prevalent.

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

Association eLearning

Another way is to track what learners get wrong in their knowledge checks or assessments. Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

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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Demystify computing theory with new elearning

Sponge UK

NEWS: A new elearning programme to help teachers improve their knowledge and confidence in key aspects of computing theory is being launched in the UK. categoryid=2 The post Demystify computing theory with new elearning appeared first on Sponge UK.

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

Many pathways

Learning with e's

This is number 12 in my series of short posts on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. 1983) Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

In this article, I’ll highlight the best practices for applying Spaced Learning in your online training strategy, so that you can improve knowledge retention and recall among your staff members. Integrate memory enhancement tools to improve knowledge retention.