Learning theories for the digital age

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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? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. 360° PHOTOS. Google calls them “photo spheres” and they remind me of Microsoft’s Photosynth. Whereas Photosynth stitched together discrete photos, you record your photo sphere in a continuous circular motion. All you need to record your own photo sphere is the Cardboard Camera app.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 14, 2018

Mike Taylor

Digital Learning Trends for 2019. What does 2019 have in store for learning pros? Self-explanation is a powerful learning technique. Self-explanation is a powerful learning technique, according to meta-analysis of 64 studies involving 6000 participants. Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany. EdMedia + Innovate Learning Call for Presentations and Papers is open through January 30th. Learn more in my Speaking and Workshop Information Sheet.

Experiential learning

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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.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

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. This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. In this article, I go one step further by listing specific, practical instructional design tips that are informed by those theories. If you have your own theory-informed design tips, I’d love you to share them with me!

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5 Image Editing Tools to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India

On one hand, they need to be knowledgeable about learning theories and on the other hand, they need to be adept in using technological/software tools. Paint.NET : This tool is a free image and photo editing software for PCs that runs on Windows and has many special effects for enhancing and perfecting images. Fotor : This tool is a renowned photo editor, designed to bring powerful digital editing to you and along with the basics, it also has many unique features.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 16, 2020

Mike Taylor

Effects of the Pandemic on Learning Technology Roadmaps. Five of the best workplace learning theories. The folks at Emerald Works have shared their take on the workplace learning theories they think are most useful. Friday5 learning

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.

Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

Trivantis

But how significant really is my “learning style” (visual vs. auditory vs. kinesthetic) in the learning and development community? Many studies from the last few years suggest that learning styles are a myth, a fad, a waste of time, etc. I did some more research to read (visual learner here) about both sides of this learning theory in the education and eLearning communities. The post Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

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.

How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners

EI Design

Although the social learning phenomenon is catching up, many in the learning sphere are not sure of its impact owing to misconceptions around it and lack of data to showcase its impact. This article outlines how you can use social learning effectively to engage your learners. How Can You Use Social Learning To Engage Learners? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others and is not bound by a specific type of learning.

How Can I Make a Dial More Engaging?

Yukon Learning

Want to create e-Learning that’ll spin your learners right round? Learning theory suggests that bestowing knowledge should involve actively engaging the learner because the more engaging your content is, the more easily it’s retained. In e-Learning, this requires creativity on the part of the developer! At Yukon Learning, we’re always striving toward newer, fresher interactions to shake things up for the learner.

Video for assessment

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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).

Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Learn Some Tools Most employers these days want to hire IDs that know it all: instructional design and adult learning theory, graphics, script writing and authoring tools. Learn ‘em. Read the vendor blogs to learn tips and tricks for using those tools. Learn from the masters, hear the latest ideas on learning with technology, connect and schmooze and start building your brand. Photo Credit: Job Hunting is Frustrating by William Brawley

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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.

Reaching further

Learning with 'e's

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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

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. Photo credit: [link].

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Learning as dialogue

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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.

Deeper learning

Learning with 'e's

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

Learning with 'e's

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.

Beyond the LMS: A Mobile First approach to learning using Adobe Captivate, Formative Assessment, Google Analytics, HTML5 and Google Firestore

Adobe Captivate

I lucked into discovering a client that was highly skilled in adult learning theory. He looked at my work and contextualized it by putting adult educational theory practices around what I had been tinkering with online for 25 years. Photo Credit. Photo Credit. Photo Credit. I’d love to talk to you all about educational theory and stuff … but I believe in a truly nonlinear experience for the learner. Hello Adobe Captivate Community!

Who's in charge?

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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.

The point of no return

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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.

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.

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.

Make Learning Supportive and Available Everywhere

Integrated Learnings

This year's 2011 Lectora user conference provided my first opportunity to hear learning futurist Elliot Masie ( of The Masie Center ) speak live; he didn't disappoint. We were treated to both his keynote and a follow-up conversation on his view of the learning industry's present and future. As Masie said, we are at an age of incredible learning development opportunity. Here's a photo of what is on his learning radar as eLearning's next evolution.

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.

Help yourself

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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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Connectivism is about you!

E-Learning Acupuncture

This Learning Theory is relatively new and is built on the central tenet that learning is the process of creating connections and developing a network. technologies like social networking are major players in the development of this learning theory. For more information on the theory of Connectivism you can find a general resource on Wikipedia. Note: photo attribution Are you in EdTech or the Online Education field?

What is Experiential Learning?

Growth Engineering

This week, I’m jargon busting to get to the gooey sweet stuff at the heart of successful learning! Yes, I’ve turned cake connoisseur and philosopher to unleash superheroes through experiential learning…Any excuse to eat cake! Our sweet knowledge is thanks to a good ol’ dollop of ‘experiential learning’ Experiential learning may sound like a super jargony L&D term and that’s because it is! Learning From Experience.

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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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

In the flow

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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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Design for life

Learning with 'e's

This is number 30 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. This should not so much be considered as a theory, but is a useful perspective on design and human perception. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Koffka Gestalt theory 21.

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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.