Learning theories

Ed App

Five Current Learning Theories. Learning theories unpack complex cognitive processes and provide useful mental models for educators to structure and design courses around, while also providing insights on best practice during and after learning experiences. However, even for the most experienced educator, navigating through the multitude of learning theories out there can be a daunting experience. Five Learning Theories.

Learning Theories, Innovation, eLearning, & Leadership

Big Dog, Little Dog

Your Learning Theory Explored - Elliott Masie. Stanton Wortham, a leading researcher from the Wharton/University of Penn program on Learning Leadership explores learning theories and our occasional contradictions. If you don't, the only useful lesson seems to be to quit your job and go work for Apple. How Long Should an E-learning Course Be?

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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. If the dose of social learning can be tailored to meet the needs of a business then a learner’s participation graph is sure to reflect an upward trend.

How to Have Success with Off-the-Shelf Content

Association eLearning

Or, perhaps a video learning course while great on the surface, simply doesn’t mesh with your organization’s culture. Another method might be to add a blend of off-the-shelf content and custom into a learning path. Using the pre-built course as part of a larger training program allows you to take some of the stress off the training department while still offering your learners value. You already know that off-the-shelf content can save your organization time and money.

Takeaways from Learning 2017

Association eLearning

I recently got back from the Learning 2017 conference. Like last year, I want to share some of what I learned and experienced. Trying to require or assign one-size-fits all programs probably won’t go over well in the long run. Learning design is not a one-way street. If you’re not collecting any type of data about your learning offerings you’re doing yourself and your organization a disservice.

10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

WBT Systems

Yet, many associations continue to have staff and volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) design and develop online learning programs because that’s been the default mode of operation. To provide a more engaging and effective learning experience for your online students, consider outsourcing instructional design. Instructional designers (IDs) design and develop online and face-to-face educational programs: courses, curriculums, workshops, sessions, and training materials.

Simple Learning Solutions

Association eLearning

A year or so back, I was part of a mentoring program at my alma mater. I loved the idea and started making lesson plans and brainstorming activities for my future mentee. That simple list became our goal sheet and roadmap for the rest of the program. I never rewrote a single lesson plan. 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.

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. The design phase deals with learning objectives, assessment instruments, exercises, content, subject matter analysis, lesson planning and media selection. Managers are familiarized with the course, the learning outcomes, and the procedures for testing or making sure learners understood the materials.

Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study

Obsidian Learning

New post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study on Obsidian Learning. Used to working long days, very positive about learning opportunities, open-minded. Commitment to active learning – Company culture supports an interactive learning approach. To save both time and money, we leveraged existing content as appropriate, and bolstered skills transfer by increasing interactivity and hands-on learning while shortening the overall ILT experience to 4.5

The Power of Song and Rhyme in eLearning

Association eLearning

But have you ever considered using them as part of an eLearning program? Summarize or recap a lesson’s key concepts as a rhyme. • We get songs stuck in our heads all the time. They’re powerful things, as advertisers know well. Just about anything can be set to a tune and when it’s done well songs can help learners recall information. Frankly, they can be more fun than standard narration too. Rhymes can accomplish the same things, but don’t require any music. Think about it.

Skilled Labor Shortage: How Learning and Development Can Help Retention Rates

Roundtable Learning

Read More: Adult Learning Theory: Applications for Independent Learning. Leveraging Learning and Development to Retain Skilled Labor. With added training features such as branded content, exciting technology, and easy-to-use functionality, your employees will be more engaged in your workplace training program. An example of augmented reality would be a computer-generated piece of equipment that someone can walk around to learn about.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. Got accepted to a Masters program for secondary ed, but deferred. Bought a bike and took scuba lessons. Ive created a lot of bad e-Learning over the years -- page turner after page turner.

Should You Embrace Macro Learning in Your Online Classroom?


We’ve written a lot about micro learning and related ideas, but we haven’t talked much about the opposite: macro learning, and the big-picture thinking it entails. While micro learning can help educators find traction with their course and build momentum, macro learning provides direction and an overarching unity to their course material. Macro learning can encompass a learning theory. Macro learning can be supported by micro learning.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

Learning with 'e's

This is number 31 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, the work of Seymour Papert will feature, especially his work on learning through making, also known as constructionism. The Theory Not to be confused with constructivism, constructionism is a cognitive theory that relates to learning by making things.

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5 Ways to Incorporate Social Learning in Your Training

eThink Education

Employers are always looking for ways to enhance the effectiveness of their training program. In this regard, social learning initiatives are becoming increasingly popular. . This article will answer the following questions concerning social learning: .

5 Considerations When Shopping for CME Hosting Vendors and Providers


Trying to decide which features are critical for your program and which are nice to have but not essential can become a time-consuming challenge. Fortunately, there are a few basics that must be part of any learning management system for CE.

Tips to Effectively Train Remote Employees


Instead of asking for a large chunk of time, break up lessons into manageable modules using microlearning. Game-based learning is particularly effective at keeping employees engaged with training content. It will also provide you with ROI for your training program.

Training: Spaced Learning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

information over a short amount of time, one learning method suggests. These timed patterns formed the basis for a 2008 book by Paul Kelley called Making Minds , in which Kelley used the information reported by Fields to develop and test what he called the Spaced Learning. The general idea of Spaced Learning is that large amounts of. The article explored if the simple act of repetition is the key to learning. Following the 10-minute break, return to the lesson.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning


Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations. What is Social Learning?

Fun Summer Reading Assignment–With Learning Implications

Kapp Notes

However, not only does Lee Child write great stories but he is open and up front about the approach he takes when writing and many of the concepts he applies to fiction should be applied to crafting great learning. Could the character carry the learning? It is a challenge but one that makes a great deal of sense from a learning perspective. The concept fits well with Bandura’s social learning theory.

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eLearning Glossary

Ed App

In the context of learning and development, authoring tools refer to software used for eLearning course development. Distributed practice , also known as spaced repetition, is a widely-used strategy facilitating the repetition of lessons at increasing intervals until content is embedded. Instructional designers are responsible for developing and curating courses for effective learning. Learning Strategy. Mobile Learning . Social Learning. Spaced Learning.

Bringing the magic of Canva to your EdApp microlessons

Ed App

Together with the world’s leading graphic design program, we’ve teamed up to help you create even more amazing microlessons. This integration enables the delivery of a truly bespoke learning experience that learners will love. Accompanying relevant, high-quality images and video with your microlessons helps to embed content into long-term memory, creating a better understanding, and ultimately a stronger learning experience to your cohorts.

Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part II)

Web Courseworks

As online learning developers, we must build learning experiences with more content and more opportunity for learners to discuss topics of their interests with peers. This blog post will outline the second most important concept in delivering an online course: Consistent design of learning activities and use of Bloom’s taxonomy to encourage learner engagement in higher level learning. Adult learning theory screams: They won’t learn if they are not interested!

Looking Back at 2016

Matthew Guyan

There we small lesson that started with some simple programming and gradually built from there. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep up with it and it fell by the wayside but it’s still on my list of this to learn about for next year. Earlier this year, David Anderson ran a few screencasting challenges via E-Learning Heroes and the timing was just perfect as it gave me a chance to build some skills in this area. Learning Theory.

The 2017 ATD ICE Backchannel #ATD2017

David Kelly

Program Guide. Program. 7 Can’t Miss Sessions for Driving Business Forward with Learning Data at ATD by Margaret Roth. Myths about micro learning via So We Grow. Corporate Learning: Why Staying Still is the Same as Falling Behind slides via Learnosity. Let’s Learn About Learning by Laurie Burruss. Lessons Learned From a Former Biotech Training Manager by Holly Hilton. GE Crotonville – The Future of Leadership and Learning.

Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010

Learning Visions

Next week is Spring Break in Florida for the eLearning geek set as we descend on Orlando for the eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. You can track me down in many places: Tuesday 10:45-11:45 "How e-Learning Instructional Design Differs from Classroom ID" I'm presenting this session with Ellen Wagner as part of the pre-conference eLearning Foundations Intensive. We'll share lessons learned and take you on a tour of the program.

Free learning & development webinars for July 2020

Limestone Learning

Learn the tricks the pros use to get audience agreement and sell a product, solution or idea. Use what you learn during class to make a clear, compelling presentation that gets buy-in and improves your success rate. Activities that align with better learning principles, such as authentic, relevant, fun, accessible, timely, efficient and engaging are the key to your success. You’ll also learn how to add bookmarks in the video to enable remediation during the training.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. Certainly Work Literacy has a learning and performance focus and is a passion of mine. The Business Case for Social Learning. learning. informal learning??).

Lightbulb moments

Learning with 'e's

We reach number 21 in this series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my last post I featured Gestalt theory - and the work of Kurt Koffka. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3.

Why the 70:20:10 model works for online training


Learning doesn't just happen in schools, it is a continuous act that happens every day and stretches throughout our entire lives. Since more and more of today’s work is knowledge-based, active adults know that sometimes it is impossible to separate learning from work. Continuous learning at work is not only necessary, but vital to the development of the organization. A very popular learning theory is based on the 70:20:10 model. Formal learning through LMSs.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives by Jim on March 3, 2011 in EHR Training Since the beginning of last year’s health care debate, we’ve all been hearing a lot about Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the promise they hold for saving money and improving patient outcomes.

Become an Expert in Instructional Design


Knowledge and skills that drive you to make a change in the learning experience of a person is what it takes to make you one. Define When we develop a course, we must first define the learning outcomes of our learners. These outcomes outlines your lessons and topics and helps you develop the learning activities that you need to achieve the learning goal. What is the desired learning outcomes? What are the limitations of learning?

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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How to Hire for a Successful LMS


As you know a successful learning management system (LMS) can be a key driver in developing and growing your employees. This team member uses instructional design principles, models, and learning theories to structure the materials for the LMS. He or she needs to use the set learning objectives to also drive this process. Learning management system specialist. Plus, a learning management specialist needs to put themselves in the shoes of an employee in training.



ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning.