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.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. Essentially the Web is not just evolving gradually as it absorbs the impact of smartphones and social media; it’s changing so radically that it might be better to look at what’s happening as the birth of an entirely new concept of internet interactivity and learning. That’s the future of self-directed learning.

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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.

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!

Is all learning social?

Learning with 'e's

Just about every day I find myself embroiled in a discussions about fundamentals of learning, the nature of knowledge and the processes of education. When I'm not talking about learning, I'm reading about it, researching it, thinking about it, and writing about it. In the post I made the remark that today's learning needs to be personal, social and global, all of which can be mediated through technology. Keith asked me 'Does learning always need to be social?'

Love-Hate Theory, Learner Motivation, Connectivism and Other Such Thoughts.

ID Reflections

You can read the post here: Business-driven Learning and LH Theory (Love-Hate Theory). This further led me to mull over some of the fundamental theories all of us IDs start out our ID career armed with. In the initial years of being an ID (when we are still at the novice level as per Dreyfus Model…for discussion on this, please check here: [link] ), these learning theories become our guiding light.

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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.

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.

From novice to expert

Learning with 'e's

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.

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.

5 resources that improve your writings skills

Your Training Edge

One website BBC learning is an excellent resource for improving your writing skills where there are different videos, games, quizzes and tips which help user to master their writing skills. There are other websites like oxford university press, easy world of English, many things and others which help users in improvement of their writing skills. With help of videos service on internet users can learn from the lectures available on these sites and improve their writing skills.

Informal Learning: Any Way You Want It, Any Time You Need It

CLO Magazine

Informal learning has answers to some of the most pressing educational challenges organizations face. ” These early academic experiences may have contributed to the eventual development of Bandura’s influential ideas about self-directed learning, observation and imitation. In the last decade, globalization and the rampant availability of highly interactive technologies have altered the modern definition of social learning and its practice.

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A Case For Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

Informal learning has answers to some of the most pressing educational challenges organizations face. ” These early academic experiences may have contributed to the eventual development of Bandura’s influential ideas about self-directed learning, observation and imitation. In the last decade, globalization and the rampant availability of highly interactive technologies have altered the modern definition of social learning and its practice.

Shifting sands

Learning with 'e's

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. We still see large groups of students sitting in rows (often in auditoria and lecture theatres) struggling to take notes as a professor at the front hold forth on some theory or debate. Learning is changing, as are the roles of teachers.

Better together

Learning with 'e's

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.

Resources from CSTD Webinar

Kapp Notes

Hope everyone got some useful information for designing games and simulations for learning. The Role of Games and Simulations in Learning. It is better to have one “expert” avatar and another “motivational” avatar in a learning environment rather than having one combined “mentor” avatar. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based. Avatars and social learning theory.

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. 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. London: Fontana Press.

Resources from my presentation at Innovations in e-learning Symposium

Kapp Notes

The Innovations in E-Learning Symposium is really a top notch conference, small, intimate but with great attendees and speakers and I really like how both industry old timers (like me) and Ph.D. Why 3D, Games and Simulations Matter for Learning and Collaboration? It is better to have one “expert” avatar and another “motivational” avatar in a learning environment rather than having one combined “mentor” avatar. Avatars and social learning theory.

Reflections on strategies of inclusive and engaging learning courses

Adobe Captivate

Disruptive education – new ways of teaching and learning. Today, we have reached a point where the understanding of teaching and learning has structurally shifted from a rather traditional concept of education towards a collaborative teaching and learning environment to the benefit of students and teachers. Learning and teaching is a social endeavour and requires mutual understanding of and empathy for the people involved. Universal Design for Learning.

A Little Learning is …

Web Tools for Learners

I, however, think a little learning is a wondrous thing; it can addict you to drinking deep at the Pierian Spring, that is, at wanting to know more and how to do more. made me hungry to learn how to do this thing that was easier than learning HTML code. social.

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

I don’t talk much about training or learning any more. You can train people but they may or may not learn. Learning is better than training, but learning is not enough to make sure the job gets done. Moreover, people often fail to put what they learn into practice.

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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What is Microlearning and How Does it Drive Employee Engagement?

Obsidian Learning

Aren’t microlearning strategies firmly established in the learning toolkit? They are indeed…and yet, we at Obsidian Learning believe that our unique conceptual approach to microlearning brings some added value to how microlearning is viewed and –more importantly – how it is applied – as part of a larger learning strategy. And we will never lose sight of the most important aspect of microlearning (well, any learning): the learner.

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. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Stage by stage

Learning with 'e's

This is number 33 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I''m providing a brief overview of the theories, and how each can be applied in education. My last post explored the work of Allan Paivio and his theory of dual coding. The Theory Jean Piaget was interested in how children develop their thinking.

Conflict resolution

Learning with 'e's

This is number 11 in my series of short posts 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 my most recent post I examined Leon Festinger''s work on social comparison and its applications to education. In this post, we continue to explore Festinger''s work, this time focusing on his theory of cognitive dissonance.

In two minds

Learning with 'e's

This is number 32 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I''m providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. My last post explored the work of Seymour Papert and his theory of learning by making , also known as constructionism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

The shape of minds to come

Learning with 'e's

This is number 17 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 Hull''s Drive Reduction theory and its applications to education. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. London: Fontana Press.

Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Clive on Learning. E-Learning 24/7. eLearning Learning. Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS. Learning in the modern workplace. Learning Solutions Magazine. Learning with ‘e’s. The Rapid E-learning Blog. Will At Work Learning. Post frequency: Every day or so, depending on the topic Main themes: Learning technology, L&D, management, HR. Post frequency: One every: month Main themes: Learning design.

Learning Strategies

Ed App

With an increasing focus on harnessing individual strengths in the workplace (think Myers-Briggs or VIA Character Strengths), attention is now being turned towards differentiated learning to cater to individual learning preferences. Learning Styles. In our digital age of visual communication, it’s unsurprising to learn that at least 65 percent of us can be categorised as visual learners. Visual learning strategies. Aural learning strategies.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace. Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). To learn, I sat in a classroom for years, so it would be normal to expect to sit in a classroom to learn at work. Know the learning theories behind your craft damn it! Free Press.

The shape of minds to come

Learning with 'e's

Image by Steve Wheeler This is number 17 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 Hull's Drive Reduction theory and its applications to education. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

Trending: #Learning

CLO Magazine

I reckon that more of us are intentionally learning in this moment than we have in recent history. So, here we are learning, broadening our perspectives, challenging ourselves, empathizing with one another and taking action. The shift is especially apparent on social media platforms like Instagram where posts covering a range of topics like cooking, lifestyle and pop culture have given way to reactions to the latest news or rumors in Washington, D.C.,

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Although everyone learns most from their mistakes, it does save a lot of money if you keep some tips in the back of your mind. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? What is an online learning community?

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The ROI Dilemma: Measuring Results of Your Learning Programs (Free for ATD members) Significant resources are being allocated to training and development across most organizations, but many companies still find themselves unsure of results. The return-on-investment formula is a financial calculation, but learning is a human behaviour and needs a human calculation. Discover how to implement learning solutions to transform your teams.