Top 10 learning theory books
JUNE 30, 2016
Understanding the way people learn allows you to create better training. These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. You can get the ball rolling with an overview of theories, or focus on a specific area that is most relevant to your role.
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 for the digital age
Learning with e's
MAY 20, 2013
I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. I blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s
The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning
APRIL 5, 2017
When teachers and learners want to convey information quickly there’s always a temptation to rely on definitions and a sampling of big picture ideas to help the learner hit the ground running. Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning appeared first on Knowledge Direct.
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.
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. The development phase is where the course is actually created from the storyboards and media assembled in the design phase.
Twiitering = learning?
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! One example is a course about giving feedback. Pragmatism: learning by doing.
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. How do we know everyone has learned?
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. We’ve covered objectives, practice, concepts, and examples. Here we’re talking about the role of emotion in learning, and we’ll close by finally putting it all together. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences. To start, we need to understand the effects of emotions on learning.
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.
Adaptive versus Responsive Design
OCTOBER 19, 2015
New post Adaptive versus Responsive Design on Obsidian Learning. For example, when a high-density retina display is detected, high-resolution images are transferred and used instead of defaulting to high-resolution images for everyone.
Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog
MAY 2, 2011
In no realm has this been more evident than in our constant encouragement of the use of internal social media networks as a crucial benefit-multiplier for any employee training project. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0
Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery
OCTOBER 21, 2015
New post Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery on Obsidian Learning. When analyzing your audience and determining learning goals, don’t forget about your delivery strategy. Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended Learning. Mobile Learning (mLearning).
Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning
MAY 4, 2011
In a May-June 2009 article printed in Organization Science, Nonaka suggests knowledge of wine tasting or crafting a violin as other examples of tacit knowledge. You might achieve this through a live, instructor-led session (in a classroom or via web conferencing) or by using social media. What examples can you think of? What are other examples of tacit knowledge that come to mind? Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Shelley A. Gable.
March 2016 #obsidianchat Summary
MARCH 18, 2016
New post March 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. It seems everything you read related to learning right now mentions gamification. To get your learners to learn, of course! StephenPVictor tweeted, “Gamification works well with scenario-based learning.
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
I reckon that more of us are intentionally learning in this moment than we have in recent history. We’re gathering information, listening to peers, politicians, pundits and hopefully trusted people in the media. The 2017 women’s marches around the globe offered one example.
AUGUST 6, 2013
If you haven’t encountered it lately, it’s possible you’ve forgotten about the recency theory of learning. You might end an eLearning lesson with a slide that prompts learners to rate their level of confidence in applying newly learned knowledge to their jobs. Alternatively, the training might include an expectation to discuss summative learnings and reflections with a manager or trainer within a specified timeframe. If so, please share examples in the comments!
Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Blended Learning: Also referred to as hybrid learning. Cognitive Strategies: Specific methods used to solve problems, including reasoning, planning, rehearsal of newly learned information, and relating newly-learned information to existing knowledge.
Learning with e's
JUNE 20, 2012
Most learning professionals have heard of David A. His experiential learning model (1984) is just one part of his grander theory on learning, and is often cited as a model that encapsulates the entire learning journey. 1999) Learning from Experience.
Our secret world of learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
One of my peers in Australia, Arun Pradhan , is developing an app to help us learn smarter, faster and deeper. In your working life, how have you learned effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible?
How to Reduce the Social “Risks” in Online Training
AUGUST 25, 2014
Social learning—or learning with and from others (with or without social media technology)—is a force to be reckoned with. But how do you entice your online training learners to participate to take learning to a higher level, and make it participatory and social?
What you see is what you get
Learning with e's
JUNE 3, 2014
Here is number 13 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. do media influence learning?
Learning with e's
JUNE 20, 2013
I have been blogging, writing and talking about our digital learning futures for some time. Seats of learning are notoriously resistant to change, but change is needed if progress in education is to be made. Learning is changing, as are the roles of teachers.
Learning Design: The Great, The Good and The Good Enough
MARCH 27, 2014
I have watched from the trenches and sidelines as classes of learning professionals are now being divided —again by technology into two camps; those who know how learning should be constructed and craft it and those who can manufacture, at time and cost savings, the actual product.
Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 23, 2014
ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.
Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
Just as the corporate world thought they had caught up to adult learning norms with the adoption of eLearning, and some with blended learning, along comes social learning. When play happens while learning it creates a context in which information, ideas and passions grow. *
Using Video, Images, or Text in ELearning
DECEMBER 4, 2014
But as you can imagine, effectively conveying critical learning objectives is best accomplished when using a variety of methods. That said, just using various tools like video and images doesn’t mean that your learning is suddenly better.
The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations
AUGUST 30, 2016
The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? How is Social Learning relevant to Associations? .
Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?
MARCH 23, 2011
I have worked in a learning environment for just over 10 years – not a very long time when you think about the grand scheme of things. There have been many leaps forward in technology for learning in the past 10 years. What does all of this mean to learning? Good ole’ Instructional Design principles and Adult Learning theories have not changed. Adults still learn in the same ways they did before all of this came about. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.
How We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]
JANUARY 20, 2014
It seems that whenever there is an article discussing the ways people learn , then it turns into a debate about the existence (or non-existence) of learning styles. Oh Great, Not Another “How We Learn” Diagram.
Learning Professionals Must Be Learners
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Now, let’s apply this formula to learning development and delivery. How often do we, as learning professionals, take complete learning programs, including our own, to make sure the learning “taste” is excellent? Learning professionals must be experiential learners.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ How can L&D support social learning?
How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.
MAY 11, 2011
A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. 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.,