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?

Online Learning and Self-Determination Theory

B Online Learning

Numerous motivation theories focus on the amount of motivation, with a larger quantity said to result in the achievement of goals. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is an empirical theory of motivation developed by Edward Ryan and Richard Deci.

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Quality Improvement Clinic (QIC)

HT2 Labs

Quality Improvement Clinic (QIC). Quality Improvement Clinic (QIC) are an L&D driven consultancy firm who work with both healthcare organizations and professionals to refine efficiency and standards across all healthcare disciplines.

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

If there was a more high-minded (if still arguably commercial) theme to this conference, it was unease about the quality of contemporary online learning. Multiple presenters lamented a disconnect between the theory and practice of eLearning, and session attendees appeared to agree.

Implications of the Self Determination Theory in the workplace


Having talked (albeit rather briefly, considering the extensive literature and research on the subject) about the Self Determination Theory , it’s only logical to have a look at the way this theory can have a positive impact in organizations throughout the world.

Myth #4: The 70:20:10 learning model is a rule, a law or a theory


70:20:10 isn’t a strict rule or theory for how much of a certain learning modality should be delivered and when, but it’s simply a framework to help extend the focus on collaborative learning beyond the classroom, workshop and elearning approach. Is 70:20:10 a ‘rule’ or a ‘law?’

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What Is the Sensory Semantic Theory?


Nelson explained this phenomenon with his sensory semantic theory. Pictures have another advantage over words: According to the sensory semantic theory pictures also assess meaning more directly than words. What Is the Sensory Semantic Theory?

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

It’s also frustrating from a quality assurance perspective. Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. They’re built for basic functionality, not quality.

Three Major Theories of Motivation that Massively Boost Engagement in Elearning Courses


Theories of motivation are physiological theories that explain a person’s reasons for engaging in a particular behavior. What are the Main Theories of Motivation? Theories of Motivation for ELearning Design. The flow theory. The Self Determination Theory.

Qualities of Exceptional Online Teachers

360 Training

Just like any other job, online instruction requires specific qualities and skills to perform it in the best possible manner. In this blog, we have highlighted a few of the qualities that make an exceptional online teacher. The most important quality of “good teachers” is the passion to share their knowledge and dedication to guide the students towards the right path. Knowledge of the different learning theories and instructional methods is helpful.

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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A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

SHIFT eLearning

A lot of eLearning professionals, especially those who have just started with their practice, often ask about the need for theory. Why bother with an instructional design theory at all? Practice and theory actually goes hand in hand. Taxonomy of Learning Theories.

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‘Game Theory’ of Game-based eLearning industry


Now when learning is integrated into this, one can easily imagine that quality of learning is definitely improved. There are three main game theories (based on gamified platforms): Activity Theory : Learners are allowed to participate and experiment in non-threatening scenarios.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

Again, this echoes the connectionist and heutagogic ideals earlier discussed in previous posts, whilst at the same time presenting a challenge in terms of the quality, reliability and provenance of content.

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The Value Equation: Quality Through Training


This is the Value Equation, and it states simply that VALUE is equal to QUALITY divided by PRICE. The higher the quality, the greater the value. If the most important factor was always Quality, we’d all be drinking Starbucks, eating at Ruth Chris, and lodging the Ritz. I’ve actually taken this theory to a calculus level with complex formulas that I won’t present in this blog (you’re welcome), but I want to make a very important point that involves training.

How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…

Coffee and Design

Information Processing Theory discusses that everyone stores up useless facts and concepts in their long term memory (LTM), but often cannot recall it when needed. I say, focus on the quality.

The Golden Rules of High-Quality Instructional Design

SHIFT eLearning

The quality of an instructional design is often gauged on three things: effectiveness, efficiency, and cost. It''s equally important, however, to zero in on the details involving the design and development of quality instruction.

Root Cause Analysis Methods & Tips

Association eLearning

Either way, the outcome’s quality is partially dependent on how accurate and complete the information is. The theory is simple: you keep asking “Why?” eLearning Instructional Design Learning Theory Tips and Tricks Training and Development analysis elearning courses elearning design elearning development instructional design tips learning theory Online Learning training and developmentYou fell and hurt your arm.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

Again, this echoes the connectivist and heutagogic ideals earlier discussed in previous posts, whilst at the same time presenting a challenge in terms of the quality, reliability and provenance of content.

Crash Course For Constructive Feedback

Association eLearning

Feedback’s quality can be improved by following best practices. Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. When you can’t… To quote Captain Jack Sparrow, “Well that’s even more than less than unhelpful.” You get the idea.

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4 Critical Factors for Evaluating a Learning Company

Obsidian Learning

New post 4 Critical Factors for Evaluating a Learning Company on Obsidian Learning. As many of our past blog posts demonstrate, talent and creativity are a big part of what happens at Obsidian.

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

So after several hours of unenlightened googling, I decided to bite the bullet, go back to first principles and read George Siemens’ seminal paper, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Siemens bills connectivism as “a learning theory for the digital age&#.

We’re the Same, But We Like Different

Dashe & Thomson

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.

ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?


A very few of us wake up in the morning wishing to learn theories we won’t be able to apply in real life, for hours, before to be tested via a quiz that won’t explain the notions we might have not understood previously. Don’t make the mistake of seeking volume over quality.

Should Marketing Review eLearning Courses?

Association eLearning

Marketing wants to protect their brand and make sure the best quality product is promoted to their audience. Recently, an instructional designer friend of mine asked me, “Should Marketing review eLearning courses and approve them before they are released?”

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“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?


This diagram, by putting in perspective the characteristics of a workplace of the 21st Century, acts as a trigger to define certain qualities that everyone (employees, leaders, managers, partners, customers, and all other stakeholders) need to inculcate today.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

Concurrently, a thirst for knowledge, the need for quality content, and the yearning for collaboration drives millions of students worldwide to sign up. Guns don’t kill people. People do. It’s a well-worn saying that Americans in particular know only too well.

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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 this post, we explore the work of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Flow Theory.

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Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

Qualities of an Instructional Designer? Learning Theory (7). eLearning Learning Hot List. June 19, 2009 to June 26, 2009. We will be publishing this kind of hot list each week and doing monthly and other summaries here using the social filtering mechanisms of Browse My Stuff. To receive these hot list posts, you will need to subscribe to the Best Of feed. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Success Simplified

CLO Magazine

Figure 1 is a parsimonious look at more than 100 years of theory for the two disciplines. From Theory to Practice. At the organization level, this is seen in the transition from classical to neoclassical and humanistic theories.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have


I have discussed each platform based on my usage pattern and preference; the order in which they are listed is not a reflection of the tool’s inherent quality or characteristics.

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5 Ways You Can Use User Generated Content Effectively In The Workplace


This not only gets you quality feedback, but it also helps you improve the trust factor. How to TheoryHow To Use User-Generated Content Effectively In Your Workplace. When was the last time you bought something without reading its reviews on the internet?

Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

More and more L&D professionals are using this scientific-based research to inform their thinking but it can be hard to stay on top of new theories. Follow for: Practical applications of cognitive theories for L&D. Learning theory Uncategorized brain science learning theory

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Can Bill Gates Lead the Informal Learning Revolution?

Dashe & Thomson

Gates hopes educational video games’ addictive quality can lead to scientific curiosity. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Julie Dirksen , an instructional designer from Minneapolis, give a presentation on the use of games in learning.

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation


e-learning elearning Instructional Design Learning Theory Learnnovators C2 Workshop Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of EvaluationIt was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs.

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

Such an intensive three-month workout is bound to have made visible improvements to the employee’s day to day business communication interactions and in turn improved the overall quality of work both within and outside, and the appraiser would have an on-the-job record of that aspect.

Behind the Scenes of LearnQ – Our First Internal Mobile App


Recently, when we thought of developing a performance support app for our internal use, the first thing that came to our mind was our Quality Management System (QMS), and there is a definite reason for that. This is what helps us maintain and replicate the quality (that we promise to our clients) in all our work.

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