3 Instructional Design Theories


Once these are flushed out then the method of content delivery can be selected. Many people are familiar with the ADDIE method of course design. One such choice is which theory of instructional design is ideal: Constructivism.

Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

Finding relevant research and studies has become easier, but relating them to the way your business works can be more of a challenge. These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. Learning Theories Simplified.

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


With this as the background, learning experts ascertain that there are a number of pedagogical theories that can be utilized when creating a mobile learning strategy: Behaviorist learning. This method is often used for language courses.

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Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

A meta-analysis is a study of studies. It is a way of aggregating research data to make informed conclusions rather than relying on the data of one study. terms of learning and more motivating than conventional instruction methods (learning: k = 77, N.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Here are a few methods that can help motivate learners to take advantage of educational offerings:  Offer an incentive. If you’re interested in learning more about motivation, I highly recommend the classic study Making Learning Fun: A Taxonomy of Intrinsic Motivations for Learning.

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. 1983) Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

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.

We’re the Same, But We Like Different

Social Learning

Doug Rohrer, a psychologist at the University of South Florida, has looked very closely at the learning style theory over the last several years and has found no evidence to suggest that multiple learning styles exist among different people.

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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. The Theory You are at a party, and begin conversing with another guest.

Games in Learning: Review of Grockit.com

Social Learning

With that in mind, I’ve been reading up on how schools and educational companies have been using new technologies in their teaching methods. Gaming Theory elearning Informal Learning interactive learning peer-to-peer learning social learning social learning theory web-based training

Words in mind

Learning with e's

This is number 34 in my learning theories series. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education.

February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods. We have included couple of case studies in the White paper we published on Distributed Learning. . .

Gamification in ACTION


Case Studies. Here are some interesting case studies: Decoded Jay-Z : One of the most interesting gamified marketing experiences in the history. Adobe : This is an interesting case study on how Adobe used gamification to convert free trial downloads into satisfied customers.

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

Studies of memory consolidation and sleep. Over the past several years, sleep researchers and neuroscientists have studied a process called memory consolidation, in which our brains integrate newly learned knowledge into long-term memory. For example, researchers from the University of Haifa published a study in Nature Neuroscience in 2007 in which study participants who took a 90-minute nap after learning a task improved their ability to perform the task again later that day.

Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. The drawing session was a part of our BA degree in Education Studies, and the module we were teaching, 'Creativity in Education.' I taught my first art lesson today.

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Measuring Training Effectiveness Through Gaming

Social Learning

Should we sit the client through a well-worn PowerPoint covering Kirkpatrick’s method, knowing that by the time the project is nearing its completion there will most likely be neither time nor budget for such frivolousness?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right? Best to apply universally sound methods to enhance learning. The EduTech Wiki also has a good overview on learning style theory.

E-Learning Design Part 3: The Learner as an Active Participant


At CDSM, we draw on a range of theories – from the past and the present – to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. Now, we’re going to introduce you to a theory which plays an even bigger part in our thinking: Constructivism.

What Instructional Design Theories Work Best With Online Training?

Clarity Consultants

The ADDIE Model is an instructional design theory that we have mentioned before on this blog. The foundational theories and flexibility are what make ADDIE an excellent choice for online training. Provide guidance through examples, case studies, and other instructional support.

Manage Cognitive Load in Digital Learning

B Online Learning

Research into our cognitive architecture has lead to the development of Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) and related guidelines which, when applied, results in more efficient learning. It’s universal so applies to all types of content, delivery methods and people.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

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


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. Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory states that people learn behavior from their environment through observation, imitation and modeling. Video is the most powerful method for recreating a first hand experience.

Forgetting to remember.


Solomon Shereshevsky (1886-1958) is perhaps the most famous mnemonist of the twentieth century, and became a useful case study in how the brain remembers information. The school of thought that has the most potential to shift our assumptions is what has been called a New Theory of Disuse.

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Improving Professional Learning: 12 Strategies to Enhance Performance

Web Courseworks

Entire University departments are now devoted to analyzing the many ways in which adult learning is distinct from child learning, and to coming up with new methods that reflect this knowledge. Knox structures his book as a melding of theory and practice.

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. 1957) A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance.

10 psychology terms every Instructional Designer should know


Pedagogy: A discipline that centers on the theory and practice of educational pursuits, both online and in face-to-face learning environments. There are number of different learning methods an Instructional Designer needs to consider.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning


How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. conducted a two-year study of workplace cultures. Knowledge is attained very differently today than it was in the past.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

After a break from blogging during the summer break, I''m back, and here is the continuation of my series on theories of learning, with number 25. The previous post highlighted issues around the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Cognitive Strategies: Specific methods used to solve problems, including reasoning, planning, rehearsal of newly learned information, and relating newly-learned information to existing knowledge. In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?”

Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I''m not skeptical of the research or the authors, but I do question the practical applications of these learning theories, models, and frameworks. Pedagogy is defined (according to a quick Googling) as a method or practice of teaching.

Cognitive Load Theory Coming Under Withering Attacks

Will at Work Learning

Academic researchers are paid the big bucks and gain the highest psychic rewards for developing theories. As you know if you've followed my work for any length of time, I put much more faith in data than in theories. So, while I am about to share criticisms of a theory, I think the research findings are still sound. Here are some recent criticisms of Cognitive Load Theory: -- Ton de Jong says: What has cognitive load theory brought to the field of educational design?

A Conversation with Duncan Lennox

Kapp Notes

Duncan is passionate technologist who enjoys bridging the gap between theory and application and mapping out strategies and solutions that allow technology to be leveraged in new and unique ways.

Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?


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.