4 Learning Theories Every Online Educator Should Know

LearnDash

Because understanding how we learn influences how we teach. They usually view themselves as subject matter experts —they know their area very well, and are starting an online course to share their expertise with others who are interested in learning it. E-Learning Instructional Design

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Social Learning Theory: Practical Tools

Lambda Solutions

How to turn social learning theory into a useful resource. The Future of Learning Learner Engagement

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Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. It can be quite a challenge for the modern learning professional to identify an appropriate learning theory, draw practical ideas from it, and apply it to their daily work. Which theory do you choose? How does it relate to other theories? To clear some of the obfuscation that surrounds learning theory, I have developed the following Taxonomy of Learning Theories.

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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.

Social Learning in Clinical Settings: Adult Learning Theory Applied to #MedEd

Dashe & Thomson

Developmentally, both individually and as a culture, much of our learning has been social learning. Social learning theory is the concept of learning from other people through observation, questions, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. Learning Theory

Social Learning Theory: Principles and Applications

Roundtable Learning

In this blog, we explore how understanding and applying the Social Learning Theory can boost Learning & Development and training courses. We learn and develop from the people we surround ourselves with.

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. It was first proposed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger as a model of learning in among group of people who share a craft and/or a profession, i.e., a community of practice.The basic tenet of the theory is that abstract knowledge usually given in the classroom is harder to retain. Scenario Based Learning.

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Avatars and Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Recently, I posted about Bandura’s Social learning theory , this posting continues the discussion and relates it specifically to instruction involving avatars. Social Learning Theory. Robert Bandura in the late 1970’s articulated the concept of social learning theory as a method in which individuals learn from one another in the context of a social situation through observation.

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How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective eLearning

PulseLearning

Have you recently looked at Bandura’s Social Learning Theory Principles? We are social creatures by nature. In fact, unless you’re a Himalayan yogi, long-term social isolation can have negative mental impacts. It’s no surprise that social interaction plays a role […]. The post How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective eLearning appeared first on PulseLearning.

Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

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. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Read for : Contemporary research into theories with examples of how they’re being used in practice. Design for How People Learn.

Social Learning Theory: What Is It & How Does It Work?

GoSkills eLearning

Understand what the Social Learning Theory is, why it's important, and how to apply it to eLearning particularly when your employees are working remotely. Workplace training E-learning

How to Incorporate The Power of Social Learning Theory into Your eLearning Program

Coreaxis

Research has shown that people learn better when their learning experience has a social component. This encompasses concepts such as discussion and study groups, the relationship-based discovery and evaluation of learning programs, as well as the use of social networks and badging to broadcast progress. Simply put, we are social creatures by nature and we learn better when we can interact, share ideas and observe others.

Applying the Social Learning Theory to online training

Matrix

Have you ever come across a situation where you learned skills or behaviors from observing others? You may have learned from observing a friend, a supervisor, a teacher or even strangers at times. I bet most of you would observe others performing these tasks and learn from them. Most of the time, we humans learn unfamiliar tasks by observing others. This leads us to what is known as the ‘Social Learning Theory.’. The Social Learning Theory.

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Bandura’s social learning theory stresses the importance of observational learning, imitation and modeling. Vicarious Learning.

Applying Social Learning Theory to eLearning

LearnUpon

Albert Bandura’s social learning theory hypothesizes that we learn by observing and modeling the behavior of others. This theory has been pivotal in understanding how we learn, and how to create the best environment for learning to occur in. The question is, can social learning be transferred to be social eLearning? In this post, we take a look at Bandura’s theory in the context of a Learning Management System.

The Cognitive Learning Theory

Ed App

There are various aspects of the Cognitive Learning Theory (CLT) all of which are important to consider when studying the cognition of individuals. The behaviorist theory is juxtaposed by the CLT as it has a single focus on observable behavior. The cognitive learning process is based on individuals cognitively processing input to result in a behaviour. Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT). Social Cognitive Theory (SCT).

Vicarious Learning Theory & How To Leverage it in eLearning

Academy of Mine

Whether you are onboarding new employees, retraining old ones on newer methods, or implementing new policies, using vicarious learning theory when constructing eLearning presentations, lessons, and other teaching tools will lead to greater student retention and comprehension.

Bandura's Social Learning Theory And Beyond: 6 Core Principles Of The Social Learning Model

Dan Keckan

Bandura is the founder of social learning, which expands on earlier cognitive and behavioral models. In this article, I explore the core principles behind social learning and how it impacts modern employee training participants. Social Learning Employee Motivation Employee Training Free eLearning eBook Social Learning Tips

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

G-Cube

With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. The increasing popularity of mobile-based learning is a direct output of this realization. With developing technologies and development tools, many varied types of mobile-based learning modules are being created – but what is the basis of that? Constructivist Learning.

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How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning

Training Industry

We are social creatures by nature. In fact, unless you’re a Himalayan yogi, long-term social isolation can have negative mental impacts. It’s no surprise that social interaction plays a role in learning. Psychologist Albert Bandura’s social learning theory states that people learn behavior from their environment through observation, imitation and modeling. Social learning theory says that we learn through observation.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries." A learning theory (or theories) helps understand how people learn, thereby assisting educators, trainers and facilitators reflect on their educational practices.

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How To Incorporate The Social Learning Theory Into Extended Enterprise Employee Online Training

Dan Keckan

But what if you can use the social learning theory to bring them into the fold and enrich your extended enterprise online training program? Social Learning Corporate Training Distributed Teams Free eLearning eBooks Social Learning TipsExternal partners are at a unique disadvantage. They work remotely, which usually limits training accessibility and peer-based interactions.

How to Incorporate The Power of Social Learning Theory into Your eLearning Program

Coreaxis

Research has shown that people learn better when their learning experience has a social component. This encompasses concepts such as discussion and study groups, the relationship-based discovery and evaluation of learning programs, as well as the use of social networks and badging to broadcast progress. Simply put, we are social creatures by nature and we learn better when we can interact, share ideas and observe others.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. But through advances in today’s learning management systems, these criticisms can be addressed. Social Learning in an LMS. Social tools within the new generation of LMSs encourage group collaboration and discussion.

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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.

eLearning Trends for 2018

Association eLearning

The ability to learn while doing, virtually, is promising for millennials. Game-based learning is also on the rise, as organizations seek to engage and challenge learners. It gives organizations more control over the learning content too. The Learning Record Store (LRS) is an important feature in xAPI. The key to personalization is creating a development plan or learning journey for each person. Social Learning.

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Which Learning Theories are Right for Your Organization?

LearnUpon

Creating a comprehensive learning and development program in your organization is crucial. There are lots of learning theories out there, but they are not a one size fits all thing. Your learning & development team should investigate the different theories and decide which ones suit the type of training you need to deliver, and the company culture you’re creating . This list outlines some of the most dominant learning theories in educational psychology.

How to Use Constructivist Learning Theory in a Corporate Environment

LearnUpon

Constructivist Learning Theory is centered around the idea that learners are active participants in their own learning and training. Constructivism says the best way to learn is to try a concept out for yourself and then reflect on that experience. The theory was pioneered by educational philosophers and reformers including Jean Piaget, John Dewey and Maria Montessori, among others in the late 19th century. Benefits of a Constructivist approach to learning.

Great and small

E-Learning Provocateur

We may alternately use pedagogy to mean the general approach to teaching and learning. In this broader sense it’s an umbrella term that may also cover andragogy – the teaching of adults – and heutagogy – self-determined learning. Thus it aligns to the learning nature of andragogy.

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

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. For example, suppose I want to learn how to enter basic formulas in Excel. Learning Paths. Giving learners a personalized path to training, development, advancing one’s career is what learning paths is all about.

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Avoiding Anarchy in Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of commentators writing about social learning today stress the importance of keeping it free from rules or overarching control. Key considerations one commonly sees associated with this idea include some or all of the following: Give everyone the opportunity to teach and learn whatever they know, whenever they have the time; Give everyone the opportunity to learn what they want to know. Self-directed learning is the best. Don’t direct learning at all.”

Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d

The E-Learning Curve

Continuing our exploration of social learning. Vygotsky argues that learning precedes development. As developmental processes lag behind learning processes, less experienced or developed individuals can often carry out tasks with the help of others when they can not accomplish these tasks independently. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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

Eight Tips for More Effective eLearning: Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

"Social learning" is about more than using social media to support collaboration and learning. infrastructure and social learning to bring about behavioral change and desired results. Blended Learning Design Strategies Social Media Training StrategiesIt goes beyond how people use. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and other media. Here are some research-based tips to guide you to leveraging the technology.

The Case For Social Learning: Lessons From Successful Online Businesses

Dan Keckan

Learners today expect courses to include social and interactive components. In this article, we’ll talk about what social learning theory can teach us about engaging our audience online and lessons from online businesses successfully leveraging social with their online offerings.

How social learning improves employee engagement

Wizcabin

In our last post, I talked about the benefits attached to adopting the social learning approach in corporate learning and development. First, I mentioned that social learning helps to improve collaboration between employees. 2- Set up new social learning workshops.

Constructivism 6: Social Learning

The E-Learning Curve

One of the primary conditions of knowledge working is the social learning aspect. Knowledge workers can learn by collaborating with their peers with similar skill sets and in project teams which require knowledge workers from different disciplines to cooperate in the implementation of solutions. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 6: Social Learning appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.