What is learning?

  • (noun): The cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge.
    Synonyms: acquisition
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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 learning and skills sector in England ... 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 training, as well as the NLN Materials - a ... - 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
... better in school, partly because they enter school earlier but mostly because of greater learning productivity per year of schooling ... 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 learning and memory ability" ... The "nutrition-learning nexus" demonstrates the correlation between diet and learning and has application in a higher education setting ...
Fle3
... Fle3 is a Web-based learning environment or virtual learning environment ... Fle3 is server software for computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) ... problem solving and scientific method in an inquiry learning process, for example the progressive inquiry method ...
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 ... can be used to deliver content via any AICC or SCORM Learning Management System ...
Knowledge Integration
... A learning agent that actively investigates the consequences of new information can detect and exploit a variety of learning opportunities e.g ... By exploiting these learning opportunities the learning agent is able to learn beyond the explicit content of the new information ... The machine learning program KI, developed by Murray and Porter at the University of Texas at Austin, was created to study the use of automated and semi-automated knowledge integration ...

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    Ordinary time is “quality time” too. Everyday activities are not just necessities that keep you from serious child rearing: they are the best opportunities for learning you can give your child...because her chief task in her first three years is precisely to gain command of the day-to-day life you take for granted.
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    Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines.
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    I think it is better to show love by meeting needs than to keep telling my son that I love him. Right now he is learning to tie his shoes. He is old enough, so even though it’s hard for him, sometimes I insist. But once in a while when I see he’s tired I still do it for him, and I have noticed that while I am tying his shoe, he says, “I love you, Mommy.” When he says, “I love you,” I know that he knows that he is loved.
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