Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with 'e's

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. Is it now time for these new theories to replace the old ones? Are the old theories still adequate to describe the kinds of learning that we witness today in our hyper-connected world? Unported License.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Daily Bookmarks 09/13/2008

Experiencing eLearning

TravelinEdMan: The Price of an 8 Pack of Learning Theory Lectures? Set of 8 video lectures on learning theories from Curt Bonk at IU. The post says these can be used by any instructor teaching a course, although there isn’t a specific CC license on them. Nothing! Just a Lot of Bonk! tags: learningtheories , video , education

Experiential learning

Learning with 'e's

This is number 7 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the work of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Flow Theory. In this post, we explore the work of John Dewey on experiential and interactive learning. He also placed greater emphasis on the social context of learning.

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. 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. Eric: The future of e-Learning is wide open!

#Devlearn TinCan panel: #Tincan is rocking our world

Challenge to Learn

It is not only a shift from tracking and tracing to enabling learning experiences, it opens op a whole new world of possibilities. We have to redefine what (e)Learning is or could be. Some remarks at the panel triggered me into this observation: There is a lot of confusion about TinCan and the impact on our (learning people) day-to-day activities. But there are no cars yet, no roads, no gas stations, no drivers licenses so it is hard to imagine what it means.

Watch and learn

Learning with 'e's

This is the third in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. Yesterday we examined the work of Chris Argyris on double loop learning. Today, we explore the work of Albert Bandura on social learning theory. From his research Bandura formulated four principles of social learning. Unported License.

Digital capabilities

Learning with 'e's

There is plenty of discussion around digital competencies, learning theory and teaching environments, and I hope you'll find the content thought provoking. Open Lecture: 2018 Steve Wheeler- Literacies and competencies for learning in the digital age from Educational Development Unit on Vimeo. Digital capabilities by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

5 Ways Social Learning Can Lead to an Effective Remote Onboarding Process

Obsidian Learning

Social learning is key to the integration of new employees. Focusing on social learning elements during a remote onboarding process will ensure that new hires more quickly transform into fully functional employees. Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Constructivism – Reflective Practice

Adobe Captivate

In the Kolb’s learning cycle learners will be motivated more to engage in one of the steps depending on his or her personality type, it is important that students pass trough the complete cycle but that learning allows enough (extra) time to spend in their preferred step of the cycle. The Kolb Learning Cycle is one of the many learning theories that starts with: CE – Feeling – Use realistic branching scenarios and simulations.

From novice to expert

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This is number 24 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. The last post highlighted issues around the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles. In this post, we review the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. The notion of legitimate peripheral participation could be easily applied to online learning.

What is learning?

Learning with 'e's

I was in a meeting with a prospective PhD candidate today and the conversation inevitably led to learning. He pointed out that in his lterature reviews he had uncovered a bewildering number of different, and often opposing learning theories. He was clearly impressed if not a little phased by the huge array of concepts and ideas that theorists had developed to try to explain what it means when we learn something. That's why I want to ask the questions: What is learning?

Video for assessment

Learning with 'e's

However, assessment of learning is not as important as assessment for learning. Formative forms of assessment are therefore more important in the process of learning. As I have previously argued, I believe summative assessment methods are only useful to mark an end to a specific period of learning, a gateway into the next stage of the learning journey (and I''m not convinced we should even be doing this in many cases). Unported License.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. Much of this learning is informal, (Commentators such as Cofer (2000), Cross (2006) and Dobbs (2000) place the proportion of informal learning at around 70%) and is also generally location independent. One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004). 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.

Many pathways

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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. In my most recent post I examined Leon Festinger''s cognitive dissonance theory and its applications to education. In this post, we explore the work of Howard Gardner, known universally as Multiple Intelligences Theory. Unported License.

Why effective training simulations matter more than ever

Limestone Learning

“ Agriculture, caucasian, people, grain ” by Sasin Tipchai is licensed by Pixabay. One virtual learning tool that will probably get more buy-in now is the simulation. An effective workplace simulation can provide an adaptive experience for learners, bridge the gap between theory and practical behaviour (“ learning by doing ”), allow for real-time feedback, and increase learners’ confidence in their performance.

Reaching further

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This is number 4 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. Yesterday we examined the work of Albert Bandura on social learning theory. Today, we explore the work of Jerome Bruner on scaffolding of learning. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Learning as dialogue

Learning with 'e's

Many of the earlier learning theories place the learner in splendid isolation. From the neo-behaviourist theories of Thorndike, Watson and Skinner, we were led to believe that learners respond to stimuli and make associations between the two, and that these links represent learning. This prompted new approaches in schools that included discovery learning and progressive curricula that neatly reflected Piaget''s stages of cognitive development model.

Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

In my previous post, I mentioned how my role in workplace learning and development (L&D) had fundamentally changed this past year. My optimism ultimately derives from several sources, most profoundly my personal learning network of colleagues around the world. Training isn’t learning. Learning is always a verb. Learning is something an individual does, whether by engaging in a training opportunity or by any other means. International License.

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Deeper learning

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This is number 5 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. This is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the original works. It has also influenced other recently proposed cognitive processing theories including spreading activation theory and neural network theory.

Activity learning

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This is number 8 in my series on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the various educational theories of John Dewey including experiential learning. In this post, we explore the work of Yrjö Engeström on Activity Theory. Learning occurs within these contexts, and usually through specific activities.

Who's in charge?

Learning with 'e's

This is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. The most recent post in this series featured spreading activation theory - a theory adapted from a hierarchical model of memory proposed by Ross Quillian and Allan Collins. In this post, I present a brief overview of Julian Rotter's locus of control theory. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

Lightbulb moments

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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.

Joining the dots

Learning with 'e's

This is number 20 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, we will explore the Gestalt theory 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. Unported License.

The point of no return

Learning with 'e's

This is number 27 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, I will examine Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. 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.

Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

In fact at TELUS one of the key people responsible for collaboration is a senior director of learning.”. Well, I believe s/he will be the right person if s/he has (at least) the following credentials: S/he will need to have a good understanding of the business, business processes and business strategy – not just learning theory. Collaboration Social learning

Self fulfilling prophecies

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This is number 36 in my continuing series of blog posts about learning theories. Psychology has contributed much to our understanding of how people learn, and listed alphabetically below are all of the previous theories I have featured in this series. My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

Behave yourself

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This is number 19 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 my last post I featured the work of Carl Jung and his theories of synchronicity and archetypes. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. The theory What is normal?

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. My most recent post explored Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Unported License.

Drive through learning

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This is number 16 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 my most recent post I featured the theory of Heutagogy by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon and its applications to education. In this post, we will explore Clark Hull''s drive reduction theory of motivation. The Conflicting Psychologies of Learning: A Way Out.

Deep Dive: What is Experiential Learning?

Appsembler

Hands-on learning is much more effective than boring your learners with a PowerPoint presentation, where they only remember an average of 4 slides from a 20-slide deck. Learning by doing –– which has proven time and time again to be the most effective form of learning –- is the foundation of what is known as experiential learning. Experiential learning differs from traditional forms of learning like Instructor Led Training or ILT.

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Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again)

Kapp Notes

Businesses can license the Activeworlds technology to have their own looking for your own virtual world separate from the main Activeworld's Universe. Via this community, educators are able to explore new concepts, learning theories, creative curriculum design, and discover new paradigms in social learning.

Help yourself

Learning with 'e's

This is number 15 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, we take a look at an emerging theory of learning proposed by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon, known as Heutagogy. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

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Better together

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Photo by US Dept of Agriculture on Flickr Social learning is one of the vital components of contemporary learning and development. None of us lives in a vacuum, and we are better, stronger and wiser when we learn and work together. Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1978) argued that we learn best when we are immersed in a socially rich, culturally relevant environment. It is also a poor method of learning. Social learning is strongly relational.

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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Making the future of education

Learning with 'e's

Some advocate the flipped learning approach and to a certain extent, the transfer of content delivery from the classroom to the home (or elsewhere) makes a lot of sense. Alternatively referred to as hackerspaces or hacklabs, makerspaces are based on the principles of peer learning and knowledge sharing. You have probably noticed at this point just how similar this approach to learning is to work based learning practices. Unported License.

In the flow

Learning with 'e's

This is number 6 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the work of Craik and Lockhart on Levels of Processing theory. In this post, we explore the work of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Flow Theory. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. Participants learn as much from one another as from the content.

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I'm blogging this

Learning with 'e's

As you might expect, I encourage my students to blog regularly to support their learning. These are just a few of the many reasons why blogging can be a powerful method of learning. So I would like to present a selection of my students' recent work below, under the heading of learning theories and pedagogy , with the question 'What is Learning?' Emily Brannigan What is Learning? Jody Day: What is Learning? Unported License.