Color Theory for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

We had a great webinar last week on designing visual hierarchy. Our senior designer, Stacey Wilhelmsen, touched on some elements of color while discussing visual hierarchy principles.

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3 Instructional Design Theories


One such choice is which theory of instructional design is ideal: Constructivism. The critical component to making this theory effective is having a measuring/reporting process in place that is both reliable and accurate.

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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?

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? Schema theories .

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Constructivism Pt.4: Experiential Learning Theory

The E-Learning Curve

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience”. Experiential Learning Theory appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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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4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? Some of the ways to apply this theory are: Group Activities. Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied.

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Network Theory

E-Learning Provocateur

Network theory has been applied to activities as diverse as epidemic control and counter terrorism. If we analyse the blogosphere through the lens of network theory, can we identify the hubs and, by inference, isolate the key sources of knowledge?

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Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

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. Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists … In Their Own Words.

What is the Self-Determination Theory?

Growth Engineering

Self-Determination Theory is the wonderful brainchild of psychologists Richard Ryan and Edward Deci. This theory tells us there are three psychological needs that you can tap into: 1. The post What is the Self-Determination Theory?

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.

Little Shots of Theory

Learning Visions

Recently, I’ve started a new sub-series series: Shots of Theory. This is me gaining more insight into our practice, but I must admit that theory always turns me off a bit. But it really is good for me, a little shot of theory really does make me a better person – a better ID!

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Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work.

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Explaining the Dual Coding Theory


One theory that hypothesizes the expansion of knowledge retrieval states that visual cues improve recall. It is called the Dual Coding Theory. What is Dual Coding Theory? Within the theory, there are three different types of processing.

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."

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Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

This is schema theory. Part of the foundation of learning psychology , schema theory suggests that memory consists of interrelated networks of knowledge, or mental models. Schema theory also supports the effectiveness of stories and scenarios in learning. Has schema theory helped inform the way you design eLearning? Schema theory. Instructional Design Recall eLearning Blog Workplace Learning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable.

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Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. The theory seeks to explain learning in a naturalistic setting as opposed to laboratory or contrived setting. Sources: Learning and Instruction: Theory into Practice (3rd) by Margaret E.

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Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID

The E-Learning Curve

How do you choose to align your learner needs with a learning theory and your learning program's instructional design? Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning


This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Started as the ‘Social learning theory’ in the 1960s by Albert Bandura, it is widely used in psychology, education and communication domains.

Measured Learning Quiz- Theory X vs. Theory Y


Measured Learning Quiz- Theory X vs. Theory Y. Theory X vs. Theory Y. 8 Questions. Name. -->. Email. Password. Powered by ProProfs Quiz Maker

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. I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour.

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Observations of a Critical Theory newbie

E-Learning Provocateur

This is where Critical Theory steps in. As you can tell by that quote, Critical Theory is steeped in political science and social justice. In other words, Critical Theory is about myth busting. But hey, Critical Theory is all about challenging what we’ve been told.

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Theory to Practice: Actionable MicroLearning Tips

SHIFT eLearning

To get up to speed on the theory behind microlearning check out the resources at the end of the blog post. Micro Learning is a hot trend in eLearning design. We all know this. In the rest of this post, we are focusing specifically on calls to action.

Adult Learning Theories Every eLearning Designer Must Know

Adult Learning with Technology

Now here’s the … Continue reading "Adult Learning Theories Every eLearning Designer Must Know". Adult Learning eLearning eLearning Tools Adult Learning Theories education instructional designer technologist Why Adults LearnOriginal Article from [link] As an instructional designer, you want to create courses that make a difference to your audience’s lives. You want to create courses that inspire them, that change mindsets and drive performance.

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. categoryid=2 The post Demystify computing theory with new elearning appeared first on Sponge UK.

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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‘Game Theory’ of Game-based eLearning industry


There are three main game theories (based on gamified platforms): Activity Theory : Learners are allowed to participate and experiment in non-threatening scenarios. Although these theories are there, custom models are more popular.

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Bottom-Line Performance

As I learned last week – there are numerous unproven learning theories still running amok among designers and educators. It’s also rife with various theories that hang around (probably due to their inclusion in a best-selling book). Theory Gone Wild #1.

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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?

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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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 theory provides learners a problem that is based on the real-life situations they often encounter.

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A Theory of Fun

Clive on Learning

A Theory of Fun by Raph Koster (Paraglyph Press, 2005), is aimed at games designers, but as Raph reminds us "games serve as fundamental and powerful learning tools", so I guess all of us in learning and development are games designers to some extent. A Theory of Fun is a fun book to read.

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Cognitive load theory: does it help?


Cognitive load theory was first introduced in the 1980s and was based on observation surrounding the teaching of mathematics. There is very little data concerning the use of cognitive load theory, or the learning techniques based on it, in commercial adult learning.

Adult Learning Theory and Training Design

Obsidian Learning

As designers of learning for corporate environments, we often use the phrase “adult learning theory” to describe the principles that underlie our work. The Principles of Adult Learning Theory. The “father” of adult learning theory was Malcolm Knowles (1913-1997).

Make Corporate Training Memorable With Cognitive Load Theory


Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) is an instructional design theory that uses the science of how the human brain processes information to inform the design of learning materials so they are easy to comprehend and remember.

All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory


The Adult Learning Theory—also known as andragogy—is perfect for this. Keep andragogy and the Adult Learning Theory in mind when designing your next e-Learning course to create a successful learning experience that fits your adult learners’ needs. .

The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning


The truth is that, as an eLearning professional, you may be missing out on research that demonstrates a gap between the growing research base for eLearning and the policy-making for educational and training institutions – the theory and practice gap.