Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read â€œLearning Strategiesâ€ (pp. 137-143), â€œTechnology and Learningâ€ (pp. 144-153), â€œLearning as Inquiryâ€ (pp. 154-159), and â€œCooperative Learningâ€ (pp.160-166) in your required text. Review the information from The Critical Thinking Community.
Play the expert in the following scenario and apply ethical principles and professional standards of learning and cognition psychology to your rationale:
You are a computer software training instructor for a large corporation that designs bicycles. You have a group of new trainees who must learn your companyâ€™s design software system. List two areas of the learning environment that might be problematic to your training if you implement a fully online/asynchronous training program. What two strategies could you use to assist your learners/trainees with this protocol of learning based on your two noted areas? Based on the course content and the knowledge you have gained in this course so far, what mode of learning environment would you suggest for your group of new trainees? Support your reasoning with empirical evidence.
Using appropriate citations and references, explain how the empirical findings presented in the assigned articles suggest the importance of applying self-regulation and metacognitive strategies to oneâ€™s own learning. Describe the purpose of learner assessments and how self-regulation positively affects the outcomes. Does self-regulation need to be applied differently in virtual learning environments than in traditional classrooms? What problems may occur for learners who have not developed self-regulation in asynchronous learning or training environments? What do your articles suggest the pros and cons are of cooperative learning or training? Based on your own experiences, do you agree or disagree with the suggestion that cooperative environments are beneficial? If so, why? If not, what could have been done differently in your example based on the empirical findings within your resources? Support your argument with empirical research.