VIII. What is learning?


The acquisition of knowledge or skill


The process by which relatively permanent change occurs in behavioral potential as a result of experience. (Anderson)

Changes in an individual's behavior arising from experience.

a process based on experience that results in a relatively durable change in behavior or knowledge logical consequences events that follow behavior within a normal social environment long-term memory the final phase of memory in which information storage may last from hours to a lifetime

A process that "builds on or modifies understanding, capacities, abilities, attitudes and propensities in the individual." (See Inglis, Ling, & Joosten (1999) pp. 104-105) There are different theories about learning, the most important being Humanistic, Behavioristic, Cognitive and Social Learning theory and each supports a different approach to teaching and therefore to distance education.

(1) the process of acquiring knowledge, attitudes, or skills from study ,instruction, or experience. Source: Miller &Findlay 1996, p.167

(2) the knowledge, attitudes, or skills acquired.

Process by which experience or practice results in a relatively permanent change in behavior or potential behavior