Theory or Research?

Clark Quinn

But…do you want to be basing your steps on a particular empirical study, or the framework within which that study emerged? My answer to theory or research is theory. For instance, the work on worked examples comes from John Sweller’s Cognitive Load theory. Theory generates experiments which refine theory. Researchers tend to run experiments driven by a theory. Some theories are even meta -theories!

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3 Instructional Design Theories


One such choice is which theory of instructional design is ideal: Constructivism. Behaviorism studies an individual’s observable and measurable behaviors that are repeated until they become automatic. The critical component to making this theory effective is having a measuring/reporting process in place that is both reliable and accurate. You could leverage all three of these theories but chances are one will be more dominant than the others.

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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. Schema theories .

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Color Theory for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

A study titled “ Impact of color on marketing ” revealed that up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on color alone. Studies indicate that red carries the strongest reaction of any color, which is why it’s often used as a warning sign—or the color for “sorry, that’s incorrect” feedback in eLearning! We had a great webinar last week on designing visual hierarchy.

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Agile Microlearning Explained

OttoLearn leverages key theories from cognitive science to. studying is spread out over time. There are several theories seeking to explain the spacing effect, however, studies agree that it works2 and has a significant. Repeated studying Repeated testing 1.0

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. Five Learning Theories.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Experiential learning


No amount of studying engines, mechanics, or traffic laws will turn you into a skilled driver. Continuing our series about adult learning theories series that instructional designers should know before creating training courses, we’ll explore experiential learning today.

isEazy examples: Prosegur Case Study


We love theory, but practical knowledge sometimes makes things a lot easier. That’s why we’re presenting you with one of our most interesting case studies , our project with Prosegur.

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. You can get the ball rolling with an overview of theories, or focus on a specific area that is most relevant to your role. Read for : Contemporary research into theories with examples of how they’re being used in practice. Learning Theories Simplified.

Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design

Origin Learning

What is cognitive load theory (CLT)? Attributable to John Sweller who developed this theory after thoroughly studying problem solving, CLT provides guidelines for improving learning and retention by focusing on the memory capacity of human beings. While solving problems or trying to ‘learn’ new information, the brain copes up in certain ways, which have been studied and theorized by Sweller.

Differences in deploying an LRS in theory and in practice

Experience API

Theory teaches us how things should work, in a perfect world. It’s a single source of truth to receive, store and study learning experiences. Experience teaches us how they might—or might not—work, in an imperfect world.

What is Adult Learning Theory?


Adult Learning Theory, also known as a ndragogy is a concept that has been around for years. Adult learning is a relatively simple theory to grasp, so let’s explain what it is and how its principles can be applied to your corporate learning strategy. What is Adult Learning Theory? Developed by Malcolm Knowles in 1968, Adult Learning Theory or andragogy is the concept or study of how adults learn and how it differs from children.

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 theory is broken down into two further theories: the Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) and the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT). Social Cognitive Theory (SCT).

The Andragogy Theory

Ed App

Malcom Shepherd Knowles (1968) coined the Andragogy Theory as the theory of adult learning. There has been much research into pedagogy over the year, however significantly less study of andragogy. In his studies, Knowles’ research relies on five particular assumptions. As with any theory, the andragogy theory has some pitfalls revealed by critics and other scholars. The post The Andragogy Theory appeared first on EdApp Microlearning Blog.

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. The behaviorist learning theory follows the ‘drill and feedback’ method of providing the learners with appropriate learning material and then seeking response on the same. This theory provides learners a problem that is based on the real-life situations they often encounter.

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Abstract of Study Related to Storytelling

Kapp Notes

This study looks at an oral presentation of content in both a narrative format and an expository format with a look at pacing as well. I also include some language from the discussion portion of the study as well. The constructivist theory of narrative comprehension, along. Theoretically, the results demonstrate that constructivist theory of narrative comprehension is relevant to contexts beyond written texts—to listening contexts. While this theory.

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Cognitive Dissonance Theory

Ed App

An aspect of the cognitive dissonance theory is forced compliance behaviour, whereby learners are forced to do something they they do not want to. There are myriad studies of cognitive dissonance and its effect on the behaviour and psychology of individuals. However, as with most theories, there are limitations of cognitive dissonance. As with any behavioural theory, it is assuming how individuals will act based on their context.

Studies Find Captions Improve Engagement with Online Video

3Play Media

Several studies show that captions improve engagement from users with online videos. The studies reveal that captions are beneficial on an educational and a marketing level as they provide a better overall user experience for everyone, not just those with disabilities.

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On principle, practice, experimentation, and theory

Clark Quinn

In many cases, there just hasn’t been the specific studies that are close enough to make a reasonable inference. And it’s hard to coordinate large studies that are really generalizable for pragmatic reasons that include logistics and funding. Or, you can point to long programs of studies that are based around theoretical positions (e.g. John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory ).

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. This new book covers case studies, provides worksheets and gives the information needed to take theory and turn it into practice. I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour.

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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.

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. So, when words and pictures are compared under semantic (or meaning) study instructions, encoding takes place at a deep level. What Is the Sensory Semantic Theory? Distinctive Features In the sensory semantic theory, pictures and words share the same semantic codes.

Successful Gamification Case Studies


As detailed in the infographic below (originally created by, using game theory can be extremely beneficial. Ever since gamification started to grow in popularity , there have been many who have questioned its utility. For the most part, it seems an awful lot like “fluff” without any ability to make a real impact in the bottom line of a business. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

A Case Study On Deploying Gamification And VR In An Active Shooter Training Course

Dan Keckan

In this case study drawn from Inno-Versity’s work with law enforcement, we describe how the combination of Virtual Reality, game theory, and learning theory works to produce a world-class learning opportunity for frontline officers and others.

Demystify computing theory with new elearning

Sponge UK

NEWS: A new elearning programme to help teachers improve their knowledge and confidence in key aspects of computing theory is being launched in the UK. The digital learning, created by Sponge UK, covers new areas of study in the school computing curriculum, including computational thinking, algorithms and the principles of programming. categoryid=2 The post Demystify computing theory with new elearning appeared first on Sponge UK.

The theory of psychological safety and what it means for your organization


Over a decade ago, Professor Amy Edmondson of Harvard Business School set out to study the learning organization and what could be done so companies would learn better from their experiences.

Two Global Brand Digital Retail Transformation Case Studies: Lessons & Challenges


A case study of a global sportswear brand’s digital transformation odyssey, including details on why generic digital solutions simply wouldn’t work for their business model. We’ll explain why that is in a moment, in the first case study.

Applying the Social Learning Theory to online training


This leads us to what is known as the ‘Social Learning Theory.’. The Social Learning Theory. The Social Learning Theory is a theoretical perspective in which the focus of the study is learning by observing others. Psychologist Albert Bandura proposed this theory in the 1960s. The social learning theory explains that when people see a model performing a specific behavior, they utilize this information to steer subsequent behaviors based on their observation.

Which Learning Theories are Right for Your Organization?


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 . Once you’ve nailed down the learning theory you’re basing your training off, you can implement it with your LMS. 7 popular corporate training learning theories to try. Adult Learning Theory.

Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study

Obsidian Learning

New post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study on Obsidian Learning. Existing content – Strong case study, too much lecture, overall much too long. Case studies. This case study is an excellent example of how blended and distributed learning inform all of our design choices. This case study was written and executed by Shannon Hart. The post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study appeared first on Obsidian Learning.

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. Organizations are finding innovative ways of training and upskilling the workforce.

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. Interactive cognitive complexity theory suggests that simulation games are more effective than other instructional methods because they simultaneously engage trainees’ affective and cognitive processes (Tennyson & Jorczak, 2008). A conceptual framework for the empirical study of instructional games.

Abstracts of Three Studies Related to Pedagogical Agents

Kapp Notes

This is a meta-analysis of 43 studies involving a pedagogical agent to facilitate learning. This meta-analysis examined the effect of using pedagogical agents on learning by reviewing 43 studies involving 3,088 participants. The overall mean effect size was moderated by the contextual and methodological features of the studies. The findings of this study have implications for advancing theory and practice, as well as highlighting productive future directions for research.

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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. The post How to Incorporate The Power of Social Learning Theory into Your eLearning Program appeared first on Core Axis.

Case Study: An Effective Learning Programme for a European Bank

Interactive Services

The classroom training focused on soft skills and experiential training; it was aimed at taking part in and learning through activity and practice, with very little theory. Please go to our Resources to download this case study. The post Case Study: An Effective Learning Programme for a European Bank appeared first on Compliance Training - Interactive Services. Case Studies Latest News

How to Use Constructivist Learning Theory in a Corporate Environment


Constructivist Learning Theory is centered around the idea that learners are active participants in their own learning and training. The theory was pioneered by educational philosophers and reformers including Jean Piaget, John Dewey and Maria Montessori, among others in the late 19th century. Constructivism, the study of learning, is about how we all make sense of our world, and that really hasn’t changed.”

Motivation and #Games: Motivational Theories for Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

A Study of Intrinsically Motivating Computer Games.By These techniques can be used for Instructor-Led Training or eLearning modules. These ideas originated in work done by Mark Lepper, a researcher from Stanford University and Thomas Malone also a researcher from Stanford who’s work includes extensive investigations into why games are fun and motivational. The two teamed up and wrote what they called “The Taxonomy of Intrinsic Motivation.”

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