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Informal and Incidental Learning - Informal and Incidental Learning Formal learning is a recognized process of study reworded with certificate or a form of special recognition by specific institution. Formal learning is based in the classroom, usually the institution sponsors this type of learning and it has structured forms. Informal learning includes incidental learning, different locations than classroom such as work place institution, and not highly structured. The learners control their own study progress and they deicide how much they want to learn....   [tags: Learning ]
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Link Between Learning and Cognition - Finding a valid meaning of knowledge is not a simple task as many people have more than once given differing insight as to what knowledge entails. The history of knowledge dates far back to Greek philosophy in which Plato and Aristotle manifested great interest in the nature of knowledge; the epistemology tried to identify what knowledge meant, to gain facts of its origin, and about its maximum capacity. As Plato posited that knowledge is inherited and therefore innate, Aristotle advanced in an individual’s sensory experience as the base of knowledge....   [tags: Learning ]
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Learning Within E-learning Ecosystems - ABSTRACT This paper evaluates the critical success factors within an e-learning ecosystems namely the principles and methods, processes and systems, and substance and content of teaching and learning. A qualitative approach was adopted to evaluate the critical success factors involving two principal data collection methods; a thorough and systematic review literature and in-depth interviews with e-learning providers. The interviewees corroborated the need for an effective model of e-learning in which, each of these factors provide impetus to each other by functioning as a unit, contributing to overall e-learning success....   [tags: E-Learning] 1468 words
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Social Learning - Within the realm of psychology, a plethora of theories exist that offer explanations about people. A learning theory attempts to explain how people and animals learn, whereas the social learning theories take to a different level; they attempt to explain how organisms learn in social settings. Three important concepts of Bandura’s social learning theory include observational learning, modeling, and imitation. Many factors take part in the way people behave and think. We learn concepts and ideas not only through hands-on learning but also through observational learning as well....   [tags: Learning Theory] 1224 words
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e-Learning - The Open University (OU) is a prime example of a Higher Education institution which has had the savvy to realise the opportunity afforded through eLearning to target a specific type of learner who does not fit the traditional model of a university student (9). As the leading model of distance learning institution, the OU is well accustomed to educating remote learners and has, through its commercial subsidiary Corous, begun offering “computer based interactive learning and training systems”(25) to organisations looking to train and equip their employees with a number of new skills(25) Despite Professor Lilliard’s assessment, eLearning now plays an integral part in the Open University’s strategy (4) and it is pivotal in their attempts to lure the corporate clients....   [tags: Education, Distant Learning] 691 words
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Distance Learning versus Traditional Learning - ... Higher education, a pilot school education is now the main body of modern Distance Education, carried out from college, undergraduate to graduate students at different levels of education. Adult and vocational educations are to the form of distance education to carry out a certain advantage, because the time of modern distance education is the characteristics of flexibility for non-full-time adult students. However, efforts in this area and put the power of the number of schools are not enough....   [tags: E-Learning, Electronic Communication, Education] 1207 words
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My Learning Style - This paper will identify which of the Kolb learning styles best suits me and why I think so. It will also give some examples from my past and present to support these findings. After determining, the learning styles that best fit me and completing an inventory exercise, I have concluded that I learn best using audio and visual techniques in the learning process. I agree with everything this exercise has brought to light. I never knew that these styles were the meaning by which I learned. I have also included examples as to how I see the use and benefits of these learning styles in my career....   [tags: Learning Styles]
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Biological Constraints on Learning - Learning is defined as a “process of change that occurs as a result of an individual’s experience” (Mazure, 2006). Researchers assume that the process of learning follows certain general principles, which were developed, into the general process learning theories. These include operant conditioning and classical conditioning which has been put forward by leading psychologists like Pavlov, B.F.Skinner and Thorndike. However, in learning, operant and classical conditoning are opposed by biological constraints that state that there are limitations to the theories....   [tags: Education, Learning] 1333 words
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Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle - David Kolb published his learning styles theory, in 1984, after many years of development. His theory stated that people learn in two different steps, inputting information and processing information. How people do this is also different. Think of inputting information on a vertical line, one person may prefer concrete examples at the top and abstract concepts at the bottom. Processing information is on a horizontal line with active experimentation on the left and reflective observation on the right....   [tags: Learning Styles]
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Tips for Successful Online Learning - When it comes to writing you definitely need to be self motivated and disciplined, I’ve learned in my life that committed and stable routines often lead to better learning practices. You always need to be open-minded about sharing your life with others online because the relationships you build between your classmates and instructors is a very important part of the online learning experience. I fully believe part of the learning process is sharing your personal experiences through writing and reading....   [tags: Online Learning]
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Learning How to Learn - Learning How to Learn There are four characteristics to Kolb’s learning style. They are divergers, convergers, accommodators and assimilators. Divergers are people whose strength lies in creative and imaginative ability. They excel in the ability to see concrete situations from many sides and to come up with a lot of ideas. Convergers are the opposite of divergers. Convergers use the practical application of ideas. They do best in a situation where there is one correct answer or solution and they can focus on same....   [tags: Learning Styles] 761 words
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Learning Theory - Learning is defined as a, "relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due to experience" (Myers, 2010). The purpose of this paper is to present a critical analysis of the different theoretical approaches and explanations for learning through an examination of the theories of behaviorism, social learning and cognitive. I will investigate the principles and postulates of each theory, their strengths and their weaknesses. It is my belief that because each theory is best applicable to varying types of learning, it is best that a combination of each is used to provide the most complete learning experience....   [tags: behaviorism, social learning, cognitive learning]
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Antecedent of Cooperative Learning and Its Outcome - This study is all about cooperative learning. The research found in literature review that very little work has been done in this area. This study amalgamate the concept of CTI (creation of knowledge, transfer of knowledge and integration of knowledge) developed by Zarraga and Gracia-Falcon (2003) and of Janz and Prasamphanich (2003) work. They conducted their research in Spain and USA respectively, while the present study is carried out in Pakistan. This study provides information about what the cooperative learning is, what are the requirements to generate cooperative learning in organizations....   [tags: Cooperative Learning ]
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Learning Styles and the Accounting Profession - Every human being in this world is unique and each individual has different ways in which they learn. Learning styles have been formulated over the years to help us recognize the way we approach learning and methods we use to gain knowledge. It is an individual's distinctive approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses, and preference with a mixture of various styles. In this essay, we will take a look at different learning styles and how they can be implemented and integrated in the accounting profession....   [tags: Business Accounting Learning]
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Paradigm Evaluation of a Learning Environment - Paradigms are the frameworks from which educational leaders depends on daily for models and patterns that form the basis for methodology or theories (GCU, 2008). These are beliefs that are set by decisions makers or individuals. In this paper several paradigms will be evaluated relating to leadership, administration, and learning. It will analyze what belief is operationlized through actions and how it is operationlized in the learning environment. A rubric will be done for learning environment on at least seven beliefs....   [tags: Learning Environments, education, ]
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College Freshman Learning Communities - Freshman learning communities (FLC) are programs where 15 to 30 first-year students register for several general-education courses that focus on a common theme (Jaffee, 2004). Although there are several different types of learning communities, they all are designed for the same purposes. One of the main purposes in implementing freshman learning communities is to assist the students in their transition to a new environment. This acclimation involves becoming better acquainted with the other students, faculty members, campus culture, and academic expectations....   [tags: higher Education, higher learning]
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Negotiate and Plan a Learning Contract - This following report is about identifying a learning area to improve and compliment personal continuing professional development. Since computing skills such as animation or programming appeal to me, this dose not in any way mean I dislike functional skills such as English or Maths. The chosen subject of choice is programming. The main reason for choosing programming is because ultimately I would like to be able to extend my knowledge on website development. I will learn the programming language php and incorporate it into web pages....   [tags: learning contracts, professional development, ] 632 words
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The Inquiry Approach to Learning - Inquiry is an interactive way of learning. Students are actively engaged in their studies. Inquiry involves student-centered activities focusing on questioning, exploring, and posing explanations. The goal of inquiry is to introduce a new way of learning where students can learn about the world around them through active engagement in real-life examples. Inquiry based learning can be incorporated into all academic subjects throughout the curriculum. Science could possibly be the most effective subject to incorporate inquiry....   [tags: Education, teaching, learning styles]
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My Use of Transformational Learning: Going Back to School - Transformational Learning consist of four stages which are, “recognizing a significant problem; confronting it intensely; finding a solution; and integrating a new prospective” (R-Model, 2010, p.115). When making any major life transition you will probably use transformational learning. You will first recognize that there is a problem or that there is something in your life that you would like to change. Second, you will need to confront the problem. You will need to do so with great intensity, so that you may find a solution....   [tags: Transformational Learning, Learning, education, ] 486 words
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Experiential Learning at the Fitness Club - The purpose and the aim of this report is to evaluate and describe the experiential learning and closely focuses on the type of organisation, management structure and the process involved. Experiential learning is a process which is designed to make the most out of the experience while doing it. And it is incorporated with learning strategies and different approaches of teaching Burned (1989) Kolb explains four phases in the process of experiential learning, Experience, reflexive observation, analysis and active implementations Kolb (1984) Bandura explain learning is an experience which is learnt by watching other people and then doing it which then provide a learner an image and the desire of a such behaviour and it will then work as a guide to the learner Bandura (1997)....   [tags: experiential learning, education, ]
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Learning Disabilities Assessment and Interventions - The topic of assessment alone raises many debated discussions, among teachers, and to add Special Education students into the polemical dialogue intensifies the debate. As a result, there are several alternative methods in assessing Special Education students within the learning environment. Professionals have created specifically designated techniques in helping these and all students achieve academic success. The authors, Peter Wright and Pamela Darr Wright, of the article Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney; discuss several assessment approaches but none more polemical than norm referenced and criterion referenced tests (2007)....   [tags: special education, learning disabled] 1481 words
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Service Learning Project - I volunteered at the Activity Center for my Service Learning project. My duties were to watch the kids who participated in the after school program, play with them and help them with their home homework. I really enjoyed interacting with the African-American people and culture. I learned many things from the African-American population I worked with. I learned how the Activity Center staff teaches the after school kids good manners and behavior. I mentioned in one of my service learning journals that the staff was very strict and treated the kids like prisoners, but I came to the realization that maybe that is how they teach the kids discipline....   [tags: Service Learning Project]
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Learning Styles - Learning Styles      The reason for doing this report is to try and discover which is my best and worst way to learn and then to come up with a strategy for improving my ability to learn. The first thing that I need to do is research what different learning styles there is, after I have done this I can determine what are my preferred learning styles. Types of Learning Styles      After doing some research I have discovered that there are four main ways of learning. For each of these four ways there is a continuum, this continuum determines which particular style somebody may prefer....   [tags: Education Teaching Learning essays] 1218 words
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Work Based Learning - ... Most of the learning that takes place is not intended and is non-formal that results from the challenge of the work itself and from connections with people in the workplace. Attaining the goals of work needs new learning, that can be accomplished by a blend of thoughts, testing and dialogue with other people. The research of Eraut et al (1998) also found that people learnt from side to side seeking help and advice further than the direct work environment from people within their own organization, from customers to suppliers and from wider professional networks....   [tags: WBL, job, school, learning, workplace]
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Work Based Learning - ... Web: Source In the following section we will focus on Work Based Learning a part of organizational learning which helped organizations to gain competitive advantage. Advancement of Organizational Learning Many companies are very keen and ready to clinch Work Base Learning in an organization, not mainly because it provide you with lifelong learning, but also it is an important ingredient of what Senge (1990) has termed as the ‘learning organization’. A learning organization is a place in which the learning and flair of persons is backed and promoted so that the organization itself be able to form its future and it also very important to gain competitive advantage....   [tags: learning method, school, work, WBL]
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The Learning Process - The Learning Process One can learn from experiences of pain ending up seeing life in different way. Learning is a process of gaining knowledge through experiences. In the learning process pain is often necessary when it helps people to build strong personalities. In "Discovery," Liann Sumner realized she took everything in her environment for granted without realizing how effective they are until she visited her home country, India. Sometimes one has to be in painful situation to learn the lesson....   [tags: Education Human Learning]
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Childrens' Learning - Childrens' Learning INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It endeavours to answer the question – what is language and how is it represented in the mind. Language is a system of symbols and rules; exclusive in its form to human beings that enables us to communicate. Symbols are things that stand for other things: words, either written or spoken, are symbols and the rules specify how words are ordered to form sentences. Language symbols are arbitrary, with no necessary connection between the symbol, be it word or gesture, and the object or idea to which it refers....   [tags: Language Learning Essays] 6748 words
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Poly, Small Learning Communities - ... b) Discuss at least three culturally responsive strategies the teacher used to engage students in higher order thinking and explain why such practice can influence student learning outcomes. While I observed the teacher he took the class outside one day for a project where they were able to determine the heights of tall buildings or trees using their own height and shadow length. The teacher did this in a very empowering and Multidimensional way. The students had learned how to figure out height of one object by using another’s object height a week earlier during a class lecture, but this took it a whole step further....   [tags: teaching, culture, learning, diversity, education]
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Theories on Human Learning and Cognitive Development in Young Children - Learning is the keystone to American society. It has brought society trough times of economic darkness, religious revival and social instability. Learning has always been debated in the context of when does the learning start in human development, Is learning the result of nature taking its course as was argued by rationalist like Plato and Rene Descartes. According to (Bee&Boyd, 2007) Rationalist view point on education is entrenched in the idea that ( “knowledge is inborn”). On the other end of the spectrum you have Empiricists like John Locke who believed that learning was something someone would have to teach a child, he believed a child had no previous inclinations about anything and, that child could only learn by being taught by a outside force....   [tags: learning, education] 749 words
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Observational Learning and the Effects that it has on Children - ... After repeatedly observing the peers behavior with the discs they also began to request that they too be given the discs and would repeat the same behaviors as the peer group. Prior to the study the plastic discs did not function as to reinforce performance or learning prior to observing the others receiving the consequence, but did so after the observational intervention. (Greer, Dudek-Singer, Gautreaux. Pg. 494). In fact they found that for weeks after the study that the discs continued to reinforce their behavior, thus proving once again that children do in fact learn from observing....   [tags: Education, Social Learning]
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Impact of transformational leadership on organizational learning - Organizational Learning (OL) Literature reveals that OL improves the development by introducing new expertise, output or commercialism. Nonaka & Takuchi (1995) argued that learning is vital for product innovation which means that it is not limited to only acquisition and retention of knowledge but it is used to get the required outcomes. Knowledge oriented view of the organizations argue that knowledge and learning capacity influence the organizational performance and also direct the firm to achieve sustainable and continuous competitive advantage (Zhang, 2008)....   [tags: Business, Organizational Learning] 2501 words
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Government's Responsibility to Help the Learning Disabled - Over 3.1 million people in Canada have a learning disability. Eventually 35 percent of our kids who do no receive help with their disability will drop out of high school; 2 percent will complete a year college program. What does the government do to help these kids with their learning problems. Nothing; and this need to change. Picture yourself sitting in a classroom. The teacher calls on you to read the first paragraph of chapter one. You look at the text and suddenly start seeing the words floating around and you’re stuttering on each word not knowing what you are reading, while on looking peers laugh and giggle at your every mistake....   [tags: learning disability, special education] 594 words
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Process of Learning - There are many ways that children and adults learn but there are two processes of learning which have been of great debate for many years. Observational learning and cognitive learning have been theories which many great philosophers have been researching extensively. Both theories provide valid points and both can be applied to our world today. The question is do I believe in them and can they somehow be integrated. I believe that learning is observable yet I also recognize that there are many other factors to consider when discussing this issue....   [tags: Education Essays Observational Cognitive Learning] 697 words
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Strengthening the Learning Process through Music - ... Believe it or not, this type of music can also help a student relax and have a freedom of expression. Plato once said that music “is a more potent instrument than any other for education” (Why Is Music Important). He was correct, in the sense that music supports every other academic program that a school may require. Wilber-Clatonia High School, for instance, requires a minimum of 240 credit hours for a student to graduate. In those 240 hours, a student is only “required” to take a minimum of 20 hours in foreign language/career education/fine arts (WC 54)....   [tags: education, confidence, learning techniques]
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The Importance Of Learning Spanish - As we approach the 21st century and as the idea of a "global village" is fast becoming a reality, it is vital that we enlarge our worldview and reach an understanding of, and appreciation for, the cultures of the other peoples who share the planet with us. As cultural beings, we are raised with an certain way of giving order to the world around us. Very soon, these "cultural filters," which allow us to make sense of reality and shape it, become fixed, invisible and unconscious; they are part of our worldview which - as unique as we might think it is - rests on the shared values of a particular linguistic community....   [tags: Learning Spanish]
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Impacts of Service-Learning on College Students - The functional area of service-learning is currently emerging as an acknowledged department at an institution of higher education. The theoretical roots of service learning go back to John Dewey, and the early twentieth century. However, current research on service-learning pedagogy dates back only to the early 1990’s. Best practices for the field are still being created as more and more new offices are springing up on campuses throughout the United States and institutions internationally. The reason this functional area is becoming ever popular is due to the positive impact it has on students and most all educational outcomes....   [tags: academic service-learning, co-curricular]
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How E-Learning Affects our Society - Nowadays, the advancing science and technology in the twenty-first century are bringing many benefits to the community, especially through the internet. In the field of E-learning, the internet is very handy. Many people prefer to study at home; the e-learning program allows students to study themselves anywhere in the country to obtain a tertiary education and get an online degree. E-learning will become a trend in the future. Although many people believe that e-learning brings many negative effects to the society, there are actually many positive effects of e-learning....   [tags: e-learning, education, ] 1506 words
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Applying Adult Learning Theory Through Character Analysis - Abstract This assignment explores the learning theories of Mezirow and Bandura through the character analysis of Malcolm X, portrayed by actor Denzel Washington from the film “Malcolm X”. The focus is to examine the theoretical perspective of adult learning theories transformative learning and that of social learning and how they impact character learning and development. Applying Adult Learning Theory through A character Analysis The film “Malcolm X,” produced by Worth, written and directed by Lee (1992) portrays the life of civil right’s leader Malcolm X as he makes his transformational journey from street hustling, jail, and imprisonment to later emerging as a leader for social change....   [tags: Literary Characters/Learning]
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Building Learning Community through Student- teacher relationship - Critical Commentary The overall journey was writing journals, I passed through many times to learn, unlearn and re-learn. In this journey I realized and experienced that how important to unlearn for teachers because process of unlearn guide to close look of self-analysis. Through this process, I experienced three significance phases. In first phase I reflected on selected journal entries. This reflection helped me discover the strategies I need to adopt to build positive relationships with my students....   [tags: Education, Leading, Learning] 2782 words
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Inferential Learning Theory - Learning ABSTRACT The concept of learning may be regarded as any process through which a system utilizes knowledge to improve its performance. As we move into the age of digital information, the rapid and explosive growth of external, as well as, internal data and information that organizations are faced with is a problem that they are currently trying to overcome. The ability to collect and store this data is far ahead of the ability to analyze and learn from it. The concept of learning will be examined from the perspective of the inferential learning theory....   [tags: Education Knowledge Learning]
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Learning is your Responsibility: When Students Fail - People assume that if majority of the class fail then the teacher is to blame and is not teaching the class. Well the student is to blame. If no one is learning there is still teaching. All teachers have various ways of providing information to their learners. Some techniques are more effective then others, but it’s the learner’s priority to take the teachers information and comprehend it into their own better understanding. The student holds the power to choose rather hey want to learn new information from their teacher or not....   [tags: Learning, education, failing, ] 649 words
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Learning Technologies in Adult Education - Learning Technologies in Adult Education Any tool “designed to extend a learner’s capacity for effective action and that requires skill and certain strategies to use efficiently” is a learning technology (Burge 2001, p. 146). A well-structured face-to-face group discussion, a pencil, and print materials fit this definition as do newer tools such as web-based conferencing (ibid.). One of the greatest myths surrounding learning technologies is related to what they are. Because of the term technology, it is frequently believed that learning technologies are instructional devices that make use of computers, the Internet, or some other type of electronic technology such as video and television....   [tags: Learning Technology Technological Essays]
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How Students with Learning Disabilities Gain Reading Skills - Promoting reading skills to students with LD may appear to be a very difficult task. The varying needs of the students, along with learning conditions in the congested public school could leave behind LD students in the integrated classroom. To address problems, reading interventions should be in place to give students with LD equal opportunities as mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy. These interventions should be designed to address two aspects of reading skills: oral decoding and reading comprehension....   [tags: Learning Disabilities, literacy, ] 489 words
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The Developments and Issues of E-Learning - The Developments and Issues of E-Learning News Item: Clark, Don “The Pros and Cons of E – Learning”. P. 2007 <http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/elearning/proscons.html> Presentation of the Issue E-Learning is trying to provide a more individualized, self-paced, self-directed learning experience (Clark). A survey by a Sociology Professor at CSU-Northridge showed that students in his virtual class performed 20% better than students in his traditional class (Clark). On the other hand, issues concerned with E-Learning includes the fact that students may not be as motivated since, another survey found out that only 66% of the students involved with E-Learning earned credit with a passing grade for their classes (Washington Post)....   [tags: Education Online Internet Learning] 1308 words
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Intergenerational Learning and Social Capital - Intergenerational Learning and Social Capital The elder cannot be an elder if there is no community to make him an elder. The young child cannot feel secure if there is no elder, whose silent presence gives him or her hope in life. The adult cannot be who he or she is unless there is a strong sense of the other people around. (M. P. Somé, Ritual Power, Healing, and Community. Portland, OR: Swan/Raven & Co., 1993, p. 2) Knowledge has been transmitted from one generation to another throughout history, often informally or incidentally....   [tags: Learning Education Essays]
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Trauma and Adult Learning - Trauma and Adult Learning Effects of Trauma on Learning Adults experiencing the effects of past or current trauma may display such symptoms as difficulty beginning new tasks, blame, guilt, concern for safety, depression, inability to trust (especially those in power), fear of risk taking, disturbed sleep, eroded self-esteem/confidence, inability to concentrate, or panic attacks (Mojab and McDonald 2001). Some people may manifest no symptoms; at the other end of the spectrum is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, characterized by flashbacks, avoidance, numbing of responsiveness (including substance abuse), persistent expectation of danger, constriction (dissociation, zoning out), and memory impairment (Isserlis 2001)....   [tags: Adult Education Learning Essays]
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Is Learning Invisible to the Learner? - Is Learning Invisible to the Learner. Think back to all the things that you learned during your childhood and see if you remember them. If you do remember them, think about how you learned them. Did you ever realize that the experiences that you encountered would still be with you today. Or did you even realize that you were learning from the company around you. Well, people who get a better understanding of how they learn and who they learn from can become better learners themselves. Maybe if you would have had a better understanding for how you learn and whom you learn from you would have been a better learner....   [tags: Education Teaching Learning Essays] 1423 words
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The Importance of Service Learning - When a woman approached Benjamin Franklin following the concluding session of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the fall of 1787 and asked what sort of government the delegates had come up with, Franklin famously replied: "A republic, madam, if you can keep it." The relevance of that notable statement transcended centuries and applied itself not only to national politics. The People’s participation in maintaining an agreeable government depends on a collective activism regarding both state and local civic affairs....   [tags: Service Learning Teaching Education] 1115 words
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The Psychology of Learning a Foreign Language - If you want to learn English, the classroom is not the best place to pick up the language. Think about when children are learning how to talk. Typically the parents or guardians of the child teach this by acquisition. James Paul Gee defines acquisition in his short story “What is Literacy” as “…a process of acquiring something subconsciously by exposure to models and a process of trial and error, without a process of formal teaching. It happens in natural settings which are meaningful and functional in the sense that the acquirer knows that he need to acquire the thing he is exposed to in order to function and the acquirer in fact want to so function....   [tags: Communication Foreign Language Learning ] 1984 words
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E-Learning Tools - E-Learning Tools This paper will discuss three tools used at the University of Phoenix that give their students transfer lifelong skills that can be used in the work place as well as everyday life. Learning Teams, rEsource, and Problem Based Learning are the tools that teach students problem-solving techniques and social skills. The rEsource contains valuable links to information resources that allows students to enhance their research skills. The Value of rEsource R-Esourcse is a valuable tool that allows students to access current course material such as simulations, announcements, access notes, review assignments, discuss questions, and take practice quizzes anytime anywhere during the day or week via the internet, it also gives students the ability to ask instructors questions and receive the answer back almost immediately....   [tags: Online E-learning Distance Education] 806 words
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Situated Learning in Adult Education - Situated Learning in Adult Education In the situated learning approach, knowledge and skills are learned in the contexts that reflect how knowledge is obtained and applied in everyday situations. Situated cognition theory conceives of learning as a sociocultural phenomenon rather than the action of an individual acquiring general information from a decontextualized body of knowledge (Kirshner and Whitson 1997).This Digest presents an overview of the concepts related to applying situated cognition in adult learning....   [tags: Adult Education Learning Educate Essays]
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