What is learning?

Learning

Learning is acquiring new, or modifying existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information. The ability to learn is possessed by humans, animals and some machines. Progress over time tends to follow learning curves. Learning is not compulsory; it is contextual. It does not happen all at once, but builds upon and is shaped by what we already know. To that end, learning may be viewed as a process, rather than a collection of factual and procedural knowledge.

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National Learning Network
... The National Learning Network (NLN) was a UK national partnership programme designed to increase the uptake of Information Learning Technology (ILT) across the ... Supported by the Learning and Skills Council and other sector bodies, the NLN provided network infrastructure and a wide-ranging programme of support, information and ... Materials - continue to represent one of the most substantial and wide-ranging collections of e-learning materials in the UK ...
Malnutrition - Effects - Psychological - Impact On Learning
... partly because they enter school earlier but mostly because of greater learning productivity per year of schooling ... Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to have a negative effect on learning behavior in mice as far back as 1951."Better learning performance is associated with diet induced effects on ... The "nutrition-learning nexus" demonstrates the correlation between diet and learning and has application in a higher education setting ...
Adobe Authorware - Usage & Features - Use in E-Learning
... Authorware is particularly well suited to creating e-learning content, as it includes highly customizable templates for CBT and WBT, including student assessment tools ... SCORM-compliant, Authorware can be used to deliver content via any AICC or SCORM Learning Management System ...
Fle3
... Fle3 is a Web-based learning environment or virtual learning environment ... software for computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) ... creative problem solving and scientific method in an inquiry learning process, for example the progressive inquiry method ...

More definitions of "learning":

  • (noun): The cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge.
    Synonyms: acquisition

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