Learning

For teachers, Princeton has a scary presentation on learning.

70% of learning & development takes place from real-life and on-the-job experiences, tasks, and problem solving. This is the most important aspect of any learning and development plan. For example, the real learning from a skill acquired in a training program, or from feedback, takes place back on the job when the skill or feedback is applied to a real situation.

20% comes from feedback and from observing and working with role models.

10% of learning and development comes from formal training.

That means only ten percent of the students’ learning is coming from what is typically done in a classroom.

I work hard to include modeling and role models, so maybe my students get a 30% learning in my classes.

This is definitely something to think on more.

An interesting set of information in a fun visual.

The University of British Columbia has a self-assessment quiz on learning that, after you have taken it, offers interesting feedback. It specifically relates to online classes and talks about your answers in reference to that.

I think this would be a good quiz for everyone taking an online course to have.

For instance, I said that when I am in a group, I prefer others to be active and enthusiastic. Their response was “Online group work can be challenging at times. Ensure you set up some good strategies and processes for handling conflict and disagreements.”

And I said that when I am brainstorming, I like to share my ideas with others. Their response:

You likely approach new learning from an activist perspective. You may find that you will benefit through the use of real time chat or instant messaging to communicate with peers or your instructor on collaborative projects. This way of communicating tends to lend itself to a quick sharing of ideas and brainstorming on a particular issue.

Learning: 19 Scenarios from Everyday Life has some interesting things in it. How do people learn… to be afraid of lab coats.

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