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?

3 Instructional Design Theories

LearnDash

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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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 .

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.

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.

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

Docebo

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?’

The Principles of eLearning (Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Design)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The videos are based largely on the cognitive theory of multimedia. Check out these 10 videos covering the principles of eLearning as defined by researchers including Clark and Mayer.   eLearning

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

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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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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.

Learning Theories

Learning Visions

The amazing Jane Bozarth (@janebozarth) shared this today and it looks like a great resource if you''re looking to learn more about learning theories. What are the established learning theories With hyperlinks galore, you can drill down to learn about Vygotsky (and possibly even how to say it!), scaffolding, experiential learning and more.

All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory

Trivantis

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. .

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?

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.

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.

Applying The Subsumption Theory In eLearning

TalentLMS

David Ausubel, a noted American psychologist who specialized in education and learning behaviors, introduced the Subsumption Theory back in 1963. In this article, I’ll delve into the basics of the Subsumption Theory, and I’ll share 4 tips on how you can use it in your eLearning course design.

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.

Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use

SHIFT eLearning

There are three distinct motivation theories that have been developed by scientists and psychologists that try to explain ways to motivate learners. L ook at the key ideas behind each theory and use them to improve the effectiveness of your courses. 1) Flow Theory.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

These facets of modern life in combination have led educators to question the validity of pre-digital age learning theories. One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004).

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).

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with e's

Consumers of Web based content tend to search randomly and nomadically, due to the multi-layered, multi-directional nature of hyperlinked media and this aligns neatly with some post modern theory.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

Image source Theories for the digital age: Paragogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age.

Create your own Learning Theory

Raptivity

Wikipedia defines Learning Theory as “Learning theories are conceptual frameworks that describe how information is absorbed, processed, and retained during learning.

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.

How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective eLearning

PulseLearning

Have you recently looked at Bandura’s Social Learning Theory Principles? The post How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective eLearning appeared first on PulseLearning. eLearning Blog Albert Bandura social learning Social Learning Theory Principles

Flow Theory: Captivate Learner Attention With Online Training

Content Raven

Deep concentration puts people in a state of calm while immersed in a learning activity that is so engaging that time is forgotten. Research shows that early online training curricula often transmits information ineffectively without factoring the psychology of cognitive flow.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

In many ways, heutagogy is aligned to other digital age theories, in that it places an importance on ‘learning to learn’, and the sharing rather than hoarding of that knowledge. Self Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: Theory, Research and Practice.

Stephen Miller – Microlearning the theory can now be delivered

Sponge UK

The post Stephen Miller – Microlearning the theory can now be delivered appeared first on Sponge UK. Stephen Miller, Head of Platform Solutions at Sponge UK leads a team that helps organisations realise the benefits of microlearning and other learning solutions.

Adult Learning Theories Every Instructional Designer Must Know

SHIFT eLearning

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. In short, you want to create courses that are effective and hit the mark, every time.

Measuring Learning: The Theory of Change

The Learning Circuits

YEP used the Theory of Change model to guide the development of program metrics and evaluation. The Theory of Change model offers program designers a helpful guide for planning and measuring learning and development. The Theory of Change looks like this (from “ How does the Theory of Change Process Work? ”): Step One: Identify Goals Start your program design with the basics: Goals. Last week, we kicked off Measurement Month with a discussion of why measurement matters.

The Two-World Theory of Workplace Learning -- Critiqued!

Will at Work Learning

Today, industry luminary and social-media advocate Jane Hart wrote an incendiary blog post claiming that " the world of L&D [Learning and Development] is splitting in two." According to Jane there are good guys and bad guys. The bad guys are the "Traditionalists." Here is some of what Jane says about them: " They cling onto 20 th century views of Training & Development.". They believe they know what is best for their people.".

How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning

Training Industry

Psychologist Albert Bandura’s social learning theory states that people learn behavior from their environment through observation, imitation and modeling. You might think that e-learning is counterintuitive to this theory because it is presented to the individual rather than a group of learners. Let’s look at some of the key principles of Bandura’s social learning theory and how they can be applied in an e-learning context. We are social creatures by nature.

Motivation and #Games: Motivational Theories for Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

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.” ” Here is a brief summary and some related references.