Learning Theories

This week’s blog post had many challenges for me.  First, I have never posted a blog post.  There is more to posting a blog post, then just posting your thoughts.  I wanted my homepage to at least look like I knew what I was doing.  After many tries, I finally found something I was happy with.  Next was creating this week’s matrix which also was challenging for me.  I have not created a matrix in a while. First of all, I wanted to use a matrix that made the most sense to me and helped me to learn and understand the different learning theories.  I learned that all the theories are very different and can be implemented in different ways.  It is important to understand that technology can be implemented in all these theories.  The information I learned regarding the learning theories will be helpful in my professional career.  Although I do not work in a classroom setting, I do have opportunities to present new information to undergraduate and graduate students.  I now have a better understanding of the learning theories.  This week’s lesson showed me that the learning theories do not just have to be used in the classroom, they can be used in presentations.  The learning theories reminded me that everyone learns concepts differently and it is important to mix up your presentations to try to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners or audience members. 


Resources:      

http://thepeakperformancecenter.com/educational-learning/learning/theories/ (Links to an external site.)

https://www.wgu.edu/blog/five-educational-learning-theories2005.html (Links to an external site.)

https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/chapter/3-6-connectivism/ (Links to an external site.)

https://joepgaston.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/rethinking-assessment-through-the-theory-of-connectivism/

https://edtechtheory.weebly.com/constructivism.html

3 thoughts on “Learning Theories”

  1. Alani, your blog looks fantastic! I love the succulent and the Maya Angelou quote. That quote is actually currently on my whiteboard in my office (great minds). Setting up the blog was the most difficult part for me too!

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  2. Hi Alani,
    I instantly found your blog tranquil and beautiful through your use of succulents. I love the Maya Angelou quote you used as well. I have never created a blog or matrix which I think many of us found to be a new challenge; however, I found it rewarding once completed! On your matrix, I thought your idea of using BrainPop was an excellent use of technology for behaviorism.

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  3. Alani,
    It was stressful to create a blog since I wanted something original without appearing too simple. Having used Quizlet to study for many years, from high school to college, I agree with your statement. I’ve seen my teacher use BrainPop as an icebreaker for every new chapter that she teaches.

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