Learning Theories Miscellaneous SitesACT Research Home Page- The ACT group is led by John Anderson at Carnegie Mellon University and is concerned with the ACT theory and architecture of cognition. The goal of this research is to understand how people acquire and organize knowledge and produce intelligent behavior. Anchored InstructionAnchored Instruction - "Anchored instruction requires putting the students in the context of a problem-based story. Dual Coding Theory John Dewey BehaviorismA laboratory study of fear: The case of Peter. Contiguity TheoryContiguity Theory - Open Learning Technology Corporation Limited Edwin R. Gestalt Theory Robert Gagné B.F. Animal Trainer's Introduction to Operant & Classical Conditioning - Stacy Braslau-Schneck This page attempts to explain Operant Conditioning, and promote the use of Positive Reinforcement and Negative Punishment in animal training. Information Processing Theory Jean Piaget Lev Vygotsky Situated Learning Bernard Weiner Cognitive Dissonance
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The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary ResourcesModel ThinkingThis course will consist of twenty sections. As the course proceeds, I will fill in the descriptions of the topics and put in readings. Section 1: Introduction: Why Model? In these lectures, I describe some of the reasons why a person would want to take a modeling course. These reasons fall into four broad categories: To be an intelligent citizen of the worldTo be a clearer thinkerTo understand and use dataTo better decide, strategize, and design There are two readings for this section. The Model Thinker: Prologue, Introduction and Chapter 1 Why Model? Section 2: Sorting and Peer Effects We now jump directly into some models. In this second section, I show a computational version of Schelling's Segregation Model using NetLogo. NetLogo The Schelling Model that I use can be found by clicking on the "File" tab, then going to "Models Library". The readings for this section include some brief notes on Schelling's model and then the academic papers of Granovetter and Miller and Page. Six Sigma V.S.
Moving at the Speed of Creativity » Blog Archive » Podcast142: Rethinking Teaching: How Online Learning Can and Should Completely Alter Your View of Education (Roger C. Schank)<div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> This podcast features a recording of the keynote address by Roger C. Subscribe to “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” weekly podcasts! Receive an email alert whenever a new Speed of Creativity podcast is published! Technorati Tags: schoolreform, site2007, education Check out Wesley's new ebook, "Mapping Media to the Common Core: Volume I." (2013) It's $15! If you're trying to listen to a podcast episode and it's not working, check this status page. On this day..
I, Cringely . The Pulpit . War of the WorldsThere is a technology war coming. Actually it is already here but most of us haven't yet notice. It is a war not about technology but because of technology, a war over how we as a culture embrace technology. It is a war that threatens venerable institutions and, to a certain extent, threatens what many people think of as their very way of life. It is a war that will ultimately and inevitably change us all, no going back. The early battles are being fought in our schools. This is a war over how we as a culture and a society respond to Moore's Law. The real power of Moore's Law lies in what the lady at the bank called "the miracle of compound interest," which has allowed personal computers to increase in performance a millionfold over the past 30 years. The key word here is "empowerment." Let's be clear about what we're measuring here. I came to this conclusion recently while attending Brainstorm 2008, a delightful conference for computer people in K-12 schools throughout Wisconsin.
How sense and respond organizations differ from make and sell organizations. | Sense & RespondS&R as Post-Industrial Managerial Paradigm An adaptive management paradigm is the missing element in current attempts to transform businesses into adaptive organizations. Because adaptive behavior is typically unplanned—often ad hoc– it is intrinsically inefficient and therefore persistently undermined by the existing efficiency-centric management paradigm. The metrics and practices fostered by this industrial age model frustrate attempts to empower people, inculcate a customer orientation, leverage adaptive technologies, and respond to unanticipated change. Those firms that have made a degree of progress in becoming more adaptive (or at least more agile or resilient) have typically relied on what Bruce Harreld of IBM called “the heroic model” of management – counting on exceptionally talented people to break the rules without breaking too much glass. Sense & Respond is a robust replacement of the legacy managerial paradigm. The Transformational Foundations of Sense & Respond
Jan05_05Editor’s Note: When we focus on the mechanics of goal setting, instructional design, production, implementation, and evaluation, we should not overlook an important aspect of human learning and development – creativity. It is important to involve the learner in the process of discovery and make his own interpretation of what is learned. This paper explores ways to stimulate creativity in an online learning environment. Stephanie A. Key Words: creativity, brain-based learning, learning, online, theory, creative ideas/techniques, adult learning Introduction “It is easy to consider the essential role of creativity in bringing joy and meaning to the human condition – without creativity we have no art, no literature, no science, no innovation, no problem solving, no progress.” – Starko, 1995, p. vii. Creative people are in high demand in today’s world (Stevens and Burley, 1999). Are there strategies, techniques or methods that can encourage student creativity in online courses? Novelty Conclusion
The Work of Art | The Work of ArtChaire Machine Learning for Big DataL’accélération du développement et des usages des technologies de l’information et de la communication nous a indéniablement projeté dans une nouvelle ère numérique, celle du « Big Data », où la ... L’accélération du développement et des usages des technologies de l’information et de la communication nous a indéniablement projeté dans une nouvelle ère numérique, celle du « Big Data », où la collecte, le stockage et l’accès à des données toujours plus massives offrent la perspective de progrès considérables dans de nombreux secteurs d’activité, poursuivant dans la voie tracée par les grands acteurs de l’internet.
Jan05_01Editor’s Note: This is a milestone article that deserves careful study. Connectivism should not be con fused with constructivism. George Siemens advances a theory of learning that is consistent with the needs of the twenty first century. His theory takes into account trends in learning, the use of technology and networks, and the diminishing half-life of knowledge. It combines relevant elements of many learning theories, social structures, and technology to create a powerful theoretical construct for learning in the digital age. George Siemens Introduction Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. Some significant trends in learning: Background An Alternative Theory Connectivism