Theoretical Perspectives

Learning theories underpinning use of learning technologies

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Learning Theories

Em Tech. learning theories.
Theory into Practice (TIP) Intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. The database contains brief summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts. or
Learning Theory.
Concept2Class. A series of FREE, self-paced workshops covering a wide variety of hot topics. Some of the workshops are based in theory (incl. constructivism, inquiry-based learning, multiple intelligences, and cooperative learning), some are based in methodology - but all of the workshops include plenty of tips and strategies for making classrooms work
Funderstanding.Covers major learning theories that have impacted education.
How People Learn.

Learning Concept Map:
Introduction to Learning Theories.

Learning Theories underpinning use of learning technologies

Learning with and practice.
Learning Theories and Instructional technologies.

L. Rieber's Simschool simulation allows the user to experiment with the philosophical perspectives of objectivism and constructivism ... The simulation also tries to clarify the relationship between philosophical orientation and instructional strategies.
A Walk Through the Forest to Understand Constructivism - Still confused about constructivism and it's implications in education? Viewing this little animation may help (Rieber, 2000).
What is Really True? A Challenge to Your Beliefs about Knowledge- Yet another little animation to help folks understand some of the fundamental principles of constructivism. (Rieber, 2000).
Constructivist Tools for Learning. Constructivist designers develop learning tools and software which is much different than the standard drill and practice or linear presentations we have used in the past. Promising tools based on constructivist ideas are identified here.

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Cynthia Solomon's space: Logo. papert and constructionist learning.
eLearning Space (Connectivism).
CpSquare. The community of practice on communities of practice.
Multiple Intelligences and Technology.
Bloom and Technology
Learning Theories for Technology Integration:
Interactivity Activity. A little activity to understand the concept of ‘interactivity’. By L. Rieber.

Recommended Reading

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking, Editors; Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning, National Research Council. 346 pages


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