Saturday, September 28, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: Learn to be a self-starter. Self-managed learning, libraries, learning communities.

Self-managed learning, libraries, 
learning communities.   
Learn to be a self-starter

With the growing demand for adult education, adults are increasingly taking charge of their own education.  The internet can supply all the instructional content needed, and more.  Internet libraries can provide guidance in planning for self-managed learning. Most internet sources, however, are impersonal, one-way deliverers of content.  To bring social interaction into self-managed learning, the internet needs software that supports group meetings, such as Skype or virtual worlds.

Self-managed learning is a natural for self-starters


Self-Starters:  How to recognize

  • self-confident, 
  • objective-oriented
  • conscientious, 
  • assertive, 
  • persistent, 
  • achievement-oriented, 
  • flexible 
  • team player.

Secrets of self-managed learning 


  • Learning plan: You have to do the teacher's job
  • Sources: You have to choose the sources
  • Instructional methods: You have to choose the way you will learn
  • Evaluation: You have to evaluate your learning or find a way to get it evaluated. 
Degreed is a community of college students, professionals, and lifelong learners dedicated to advancing their education. When you join Degreed, you get tools to help you track, organize, share, and validate everything you learn.

Learning  plan

  • If you don't know where you are going, you can't figure out how to get there
  • Learning objectives are for the learners. Not just for instructional designer
  • Write down what you want to be able to do when you finish.
  • Don't use the Instructor's cop-out: "Know the material."
  • Nobody can see what you know.  
  • They can hear what you say, they can see what you do. 
  • What "know the material" real means is:
  • Do and say what people who are recognized as knowing the material do and say.
  • Adult learning objectives usually go beyond talk  to skills.
  • Learning skills generally requires practicing until you reach a recognized level of competence. 


From Overview of Learning Styles

  • Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
  • Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
  • Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
  • Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
  • Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
Incorporating Adult Learning Techniques in Online Product Sales Training 
  • Adults learn better when they know how the training program would benefit them. 
  • They are motivated by external rewards such as increase in wages, promotions, etc. 
  • They are also motivated by intrinsic factors such as the need for self-esteem and power, increase in responsibilities, and so on. 
  • Adult learners like the learning to solve their problems. 
  • They value learning content which is relevant to their needs. 
  • They wish to learn at the place, time, and pace of their choice.

    Learning objectives for self-study

    • To share information 
    • To build skills and knowledge 
    • To solve problems and change behaviors
    • See more
    • Decide what your objectives are.

    Desirable features of instructional units

    • Provide links (web and/or hypergrid) to instructional units.
    • Provide or gather self-testing materials.
    • Provide or gather self-testing materials adequate to assess readiness for courses or for units that offer certification or accreditation.



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