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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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-automat ...
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 ... Supported by the Learning and Skills Council and other sector bodies, the NLN provided network infrastructure and a wide-ranging programme of support ... continue to represent one of the most substantial and wide-ranging collections of e-learning materials in the UK ...
Fle3
... Fle3 is a Web-based learning environment or virtual learning environment ... More precisely Fle3 is server software for computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) ... knowledge building, creative problem solving and scientific method in an inquiry learning process, for example the progressive inquiry method ...
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 learning and memory ability" ... 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 ... be used to deliver content via any AICC or SCORM Learning Management System ...

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Famous quotes containing the word learning:

    To begin with the wine jar in learning the potter’s art.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    I can’t make head or tail of Life. Love is a fine thing, Art is a fine thing, Nature is a fine thing; but the average human mind and spirit are confusing beyond measure. Sometimes I think that all our learning is the little learning of the maxim. To laugh at a Roman awe-stricken in a sacred grove is to laugh at something today.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    “It’s hard enough to adjust [to the lack of control] in the beginning,” says a corporate vice president and single mother. “But then you realize that everything keeps changing, so you never regain control. I was just learning to take care of the belly-button stump, when it fell off. I had just learned to make formula really efficiently, when Sarah stopped using it.”
    Anne C. Weisberg (20th century)