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5 Great Resources for Instructional Designers

5 Great Resources for Instructional Designers | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Instructional Designers will benefit from these five great resources.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 2, 2016 12:06 PM
Recursos para quem se ocupa com desenho instrucional.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 22, 2016 3:41 AM
Article intéressant pour les enseignants qui sont des 'instructional designers' des concepteurs d'apprentisage.
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Keeping up with the newest theories, designs, and technologies is part of an instructional designer’s job. With so many resources out there it’s difficult to find just one resource that offers everything needed to keep up with advances in the market. Here are a few resources that offer instructional designers resources, ideas, and research that can aid in the development of any design project.
 
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Resources for students and practitioners in the field of education.  [ Also see: http://www.bestonlinecourses.info ]
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ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf

ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Binders with interactive activities, tools, & platforms


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matterberry's curator insight, November 11, 2015 4:23 AM

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Marry Wislon 's curator insight, October 12, 2016 3:43 AM
Apple Customer Support Service Number +1-800-281-3707 is an independent online technical support services offered by certified professionals to fixes Apple Mac PC issues through remote help. Web- http://www.appletechnicalsupportnumbers.com/macbook-support/
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Blended and Hybrid Environments are Driving the New Global Movement in Education

Blended and Hybrid Environments are Driving the New Global Movement in Education | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Today’s global employers are searching for employees that have specific skills. Those skills may not be the same needed in 10 years though. In 2009, the US Department of Labor estimated 65% of today’s school children would eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created. The number is far higher today. The influx of technology is what has changed the shape of education forever. For this reason, schools must create opportunities for students to engage in higher level thinking skills and experience 21st century skills while using technology.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 19, 2:32 AM

Good to see critical thinking so high up the list.

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Blended and Hybrid Environments are Driving the New Global Movement in Education
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What's Next in Language Learning? | Getting Smart

What's Next in Language Learning? | Getting Smart | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In this series, we heard a number of perspectives on both why it’s important to be giving students language skills, and how districts everywhere can provide this traditionally resource-intensive opportunity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 11:19 AM

An interesting series of podcasts about language learning in schools.

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Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A new survey of faculty members and administrators by Tyton Partners asserts that the use of digital instructional technologies, which it endorses, is facing "headwinds" in adoption by colleges and universities. The study identifies faculty take-up of digital courseware and other tools as among the leading impediments to their spread -- but cites faculty members' lack of time and the training they receive from their institutions as far bigger cause than their outright opposition.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 14, 1:25 PM

UW-Stout Online Professional Development offers a highly effective and affordable resource for directly addressing the issues raised in this article. 

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 12:05 PM
Interesting data. 
 
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Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds
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What If Almost Everything We Thought About The Teaching Of Writing Was Wrong?

What If Almost Everything We Thought About The Teaching Of Writing Was Wrong? | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Why Do We Write? Language merely reflects our way of trying to make sense of the world. - Frank Smith Frank Smith (1982) says 'writing touches every part of our lives'. One of the first reasons we write is because it is a tool for communication in culture. It gives us the ability to share…

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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 9, 8:04 AM

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good work.

 

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.

 

Fortunately, there are an increasing number of programs that are designed to do just that. At the college level, programs like Stanford's d.school teach design thinking and entrepreneurship classes have become standard in business school curriculums. More recently, a wide variety of secondary school level programs have begun to take hold and are giving students a leg up.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

MrBieb's curator insight, June 16, 5:05 AM

Toch dient er altijd een basis aan begrippen (woordenschat) kennis geleerd te worden alvorens überhaupt de berg aan informatie beklommen of uitgespit kan worden.Klassiek onderwijs blijft nodig.

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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate
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Effective Teacher Professional Development | #pdf | #ModernEDU #Coaching #Mentoring

Effective Teacher Professional Development | #pdf | #ModernEDU #Coaching #Mentoring | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Teacher professional learning is of increasing interest as one way to support the increasingly complex skills students need to learn in preparation for further education and work in the 21st century. Sophisticated forms of teaching are needed to develop student competencies such as deep mastery of challenging content, critical thinking, complex problem-solving,

 

effective communication and collaboration, and self-direction. In turn, effective professional development (PD) is needed to help teachers learn and refine the pedagogies required to teach these skills. However, research has shown that many PD initiatives appear ineffective in supporting changes in teacher practices and student learning. Accordingly, we set out to discover the features of effective PD.

 

This paper reviews 35 methodologically rigorous studies that have demonstrated a positive link between teacher professional development, teaching practices, and student outcomes. We identify the features of these approaches and offer rich  descriptions of these models to inform those seeking to understand the nature of the initiatives.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=coaching

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=professional+development

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 7, 3:32 PM
Choice plays a central role in effective teacher education. Combined with exploring the data student learning (not work) provides provides useful and practical information for teaching.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 8, 10:59 AM
A must-read for anyone interested in faculty professional development
 
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Effective Teacher Professional Development
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Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access.

Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access. | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
There are several superb summaries of educational research that have been compiled into easily accessible websites and articles in pdf format that can be read online and shared with staff. Although they are easy to find via an internet search, I am pulling them together into one place for easy access.   I'll keep adding to…

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 6, 12:24 PM
There is a lot of material here. I am not sure all of it is research in the strictest sense of the word.
Stephania Savva, Ph.D's curator insight, June 7, 2:40 AM
This is an incredibly useful resource-pack with research for anyone into teaching, as well as parents and educational psychologists.

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Collaboration, Cooperation, Integration

Collaboration, Cooperation, Integration | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Collaboration, cooperation, integration. Valuable concepts in education and in social organisations where people need to work together to achieve goals. Neither new nor original, though today, with wider approaches of how to actually achieve these processes.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 25, 11:07 AM

Interesting article with some useful links.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 9, 1:36 PM
How do teachers come together? Yes, social media platforms can help. Ideally, face-to-face would be part of the process.
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The world needs knowledge catalysts

The world needs knowledge catalysts | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When people are presented with a problem the first urge is to resolve it. If the computer does not work, they want it fixed. Then they can move on to what they were trying to do in the first place. But quite often the source of the problem did not go away. People also need to understand how the problem was created. This requires time and effort to learn. But when the problem is gone, there is little incentive to learn about the implications and complexities that created the problem.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 22, 9:45 AM
The world needs knowledge catalysts
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Moving beyond memorization - "10 Ways to Improve Transfer of Learning" - InformED by Marianne Stenger

Moving beyond memorization - "10 Ways to Improve Transfer of Learning" - InformED by Marianne Stenger | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By Marianne Stenger

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, June 1, 4:38 PM
And yet, learning psychology research and psycholinguistic studies continue to show the superiority of rote memorization over all  other learning paradigms in terms of accuracy, memorability, and reaction time. 
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 2, 8:35 AM

Good  tips ... most programs don't "develop" people anymore ... too busy with mindless tasks and forget that learn for learn doesn't work... it takes a  mindful approach to deliver a variety of learning around one topic multiple ways and most important real applications to get learning to stick 

Beau Baez's curator insight, June 3, 8:43 PM

So many people spend time learning something, and then don't apply that knowledge in a different context. This article explains the steps we can take to really learn something, which is key to being able to use that knowledge in everything that we do.

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Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Storytelling in its way can have just as much complexity as music or mathematics. That we don’t really understand this craft – or that this is a craft – is partly because of the romantic myth of “inspiration” peddled by authors as much as anyone. It is taught (up to a point) in creative writing degrees – but it can be simplified enough to be taught to schoolchildren as well.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 25, 3:40 PM

Excelente propuesta educativa para enseñar a contar cuentos (y construir desde las palabras) más que una gramática abstracta sin contexto ni sustento. Va con lectura política incluida. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 26, 5:25 AM
Great!
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 26, 4:58 PM
When I moved to activies like Fractured Fairytales, students took considerable care with spelling, punctuation, and grammar. They asked others and me to proofread.
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Why Finland's education system puts others to shame

Why Finland's education system puts others to shame | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest ways Finland is winning in global education.

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Catherine Chook's comment, May 21, 12:04 AM
I saw an article about this on TV, was very interesting.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 22, 3:56 PM
Check it out!  We could learn a lot about engaging our students from Finland.
John Rudkin's curator insight, May 23, 5:59 AM
It's called "Different Where it Matters"... and Finland seems to have it.
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6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn

6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

There are several factors that affect the learning process during eLearning courses. Take note!


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strippingticket's comment, June 19, 1:22 AM
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, June 19, 3:02 AM

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What Works In Education And How Do We Know?

What Works In Education And How Do We Know? | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What Works In Education And How Do We Know?

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 16, 12:39 PM
Teaching is relational. Good teachers teach well because they relate to each child. They do not look for shortcuts and understand each child is exceptional. It is essential to know content. When I knew my content well, I taught better. It was less stilted and technical sounding.
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If Edtech Efficacy Research Ignores Implementation, How Does It Help Improve Education?

If Edtech Efficacy Research Ignores Implementation, How Does It Help Improve Education? | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Many educational research studies use an “intent to treat” methodology which assumes that study participants will use the digital program or tool assigned to them, but ignore the variations in implementations that emerge in actual classes and courses. This approach can have unintended consequences in misinterpreting the impact of the product, or how an instructor could get better results by adjusting how he or she uses it.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 15, 12:27 PM

Very true and one of the constant problems about establishing imapct and ROI.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, June 15, 4:30 PM

Very true and one of the constant problems about establishing imapct and ROI.

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Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By age 5, Gordon says children typically understand and use complex sentences. But studies have shown that about 7 percent of children have what’s known as specific language impairment or developmental language disorder, which hinders their language skills even though they have IQs in the normal range and don’t have autism or hearing impairment.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 13, 9:45 AM

Interesting.

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The definition of Combination Learning

The definition of Combination Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The big idea of combination learning is shifting the focus from content to the process of learning.

Combination Learning allows teachers and students to work together to “mash” bits and pieces of learning to design entirely unique and personalized learning scenarios. The result is a flexible, self-directed learning environment where the teacher acts as facilitator and mentor, and the student is at the center of–and entirely accountable for–their own progress and performance.

It can be as simple or complex as the circumstances call for. It can be standards-based or open-ended; technology-based or based on in-person human interaction; project-based, game-based, rigorous, supportive, etc. In that way it is more of a shell or template for teachers and students to fill as necessary.

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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Turtle Art project, and the concept of “doing” or “making” before any explicit instruction has been given, is part of the school’s attempt to shake up its teaching. Lighthouse Community Charter has to cover the same standard curriculum as district schools, so teachers have to choose carefully the times when they’ll spend a little more time and creativity on a difficult subject.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 8, 10:42 AM
Informal approach to learning - let kids discover through exploration and tinkering
Chris Carter's curator insight, June 10, 12:16 PM
And this is why my school has three official Maker Spaces, and treats the whole school as a place for making. 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 12, 1:16 PM
Digital tools and software can play a role in learning and doing as discovery. Teaching can also involve solving problems without digital tools. John Dewey was pointing us in this direction regardless of tools available.

When indigenous curricula and provincial curricula are overlayed with each other, they move us beyond the classroom and digital tools.
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What makes a good teacher great?| Azul Terronez 

I've been asking the question: What makes a good teacher great? for 24 years. I have collected 26,000 responses from 8 different schools and patterns hav

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 6, 1:04 PM
Humility is essential in teaching. Ultimately, I made mistakes and fretting over them was a bigger mistake. Something as simple as eating a lunch with them each day brought me closer to my students.

What do teachers think about this question? I would ask them too.

It is not that good teachers do not want to hear from their students. I think they do not know how to engage their students in dialogue. They might even be constrained by the very traditions of teaching.


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Practical Extensive Reading: Tips and Resources

Practical Extensive Reading: Tips and Resources | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Fostering a love of reading in our students is a goal that many language teachers share. We know the lifelong benefits of loving books, especially as many of us learned English - or another language – through reading. The challenge is: how to help our students become lifelong readers?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 7:31 AM

A nice free short ebook.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 9, 3:38 AM
All about consolidation and vocab expansion!
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​How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset - EdSurge News by Denise Henry

​How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset - EdSurge News by Denise Henry | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By Denise Henry

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Dean Searle's curator insight, June 4, 5:31 AM

Interesting link between education and online games 

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 4, 12:49 PM
Engaging learners using game-based strategies encourages growth mindset. And it makes learning fun!
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Gamification: How to Use Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

Gamification: How to Use Game-Based Learning in the Classroom | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
It’s really easy for instructors to implement a reward system that can improve both the learning experience of students and their behaviour. Active learning is more potent than its passive counterpart, and transferring video game concepts from the screen to the classroom is a great way to inspire students.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 1, 1:09 AM

Some good basic points.

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Learnclick Quizzes - Create cloze tests, gap-filling exercises, drag and drop, dropdown and multiple choice quizzes

Learnclick Quizzes - Create cloze tests, gap-filling exercises, drag and drop, dropdown and multiple choice quizzes | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A powerful and flexible, yet easy to use tool for creating online gap-filling exercises as well as drag & drop, dropdown and multiple choice quizzes.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 4:34 AM

This is a great tool for creating a range of interactive activitity types.

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What Does Connectivism Mean for Education?

What Does Connectivism Mean for Education? | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The theory of Connectivism provides new insight into what it means to facilitate learning in the 21st Century. Those responsible for teaching and training need to incorporate instructional strategies that match learner expectations and the physical changes that technology has wrought on the human brain.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 22, 1:32 AM

Nice short article on the classroom implications of connectivism.

Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 23, 8:28 AM
Siemens has done a good job laying out the core principles of Connectivism in his 2004 piece, "Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age."
 
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Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age George Siemens
Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. These theories, however, were developed in a time when learning was not impacted through technology. Over the last twenty years, technology has reorganized how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. Learning needs and theories that describe learning principles and processes, should be reflective of underlying social environments. Vaill emphasizes that “learning must be a way of being – an ongoing set of attitudes and actions by individuals and groups that they employ to try to keep abreast of the surprising, novel, messy, obtrusive, recurring events…” (1996, p.42). Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. Information development was slow. The life of knowledge was measured in decades. Today, these foundational principles have been altered. Knowledge is growing exponentially. In many fields the life of knowledge is now measured in months and years. Gonzalez (2004) describes the challenges of rapidly diminishing knowledge life: “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. The “half-life of knowledge” is the time span from when knowledge is gained to when it becomes obsolete. Half of what is known today was not known 10 years ago. The amount of knowledge in the world has doubled in the past 10 years and is doubling every 18 months according to the American Society of Training and Documentation (ASTD). To combat the shrinking half-life of knowledge, organizations have been forced to develop new methods of deploying instruction.” Some significant trends in learning:  Many learners will move into a variety of different, possibly unrelated fields over the course of their lifetime.  Informal learning is a significant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning. Learning now occurs in a variety of ways – through communities of practice, personal networks, and through completion of work-related tasks.  Learning is a continual process, lasting for a lifetime. Learning and work related activities are no longer separate. In many situations, they are the same.  Technology is altering (rewiring) our brains. The tools we use define and shape our thinking.  The organization and the individual are both learning organisms. Increased attention to knowledge management highlights the need for a theory that attempts to explain the link between individual and organizational learning.  Many of the processes previously handled by learning theories (especially in cognitive information processing) can now be off-loaded to, or supported by, technology.  Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know-where (the understanding of where to find knowledge needed).