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Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. When I started digging into the research though, I realized that the research support for learning styles is pretty flimsy.

Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. When I started digging into the research though, I realized that the research support for learning styles is pretty flimsy. If I think back to the way learning styles were taught to me though, it was never applied the way that the theory is “officially” supposed to work. What about you?

How to respond to learning-style believers

Making Change

“What do you mean, I shouldn’t accommodate people’s learning styles? You can’t tell me people don’t learn differently! I see it in the classroom all the time!” ” Maybe you’ve heard that from a classroom presenter (I have). Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. First, the research.

Classrooms in 2050

Dont Waste Your Time

What will classrooms look like in 2050? It was less and less about classrooms or learning in 2050 and more about ‘what’s happening now you think will have an impact in 30+ years time’ Only two, Naomi Davidson and Michael Gibson, seemed to truly look beyond the here-and-now projected education 36 years forward. ” No more classrooms then?

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

Scalability. 2 The Sales Enablement function 3 Learning modalities 4 Why LMS? for have largely kept their training strategies the same, with the majority of trai- ning resources earmarked for boring formal learning and event-based training. To contact Docebo, please visit: Technology is increasingly supporting the multi-modality approach to learning, well. sweep.

Collateral damage

E-Learning Provocateur

The L&D community may be divided into two camps: (1) Those for whom the mere mention of learning styles makes their blood boil; and (2) Those who are inexplicably unaware of the hullabaloo and are thus oblivious to the aforementioned boiling of blood. And I fear it may be an unintended casualty of the war on learning styles. This is sound advice. Would you read it?

The Mosaic of Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

Yes I'm a few days late for David Kelly’s Learning Styles ‘Awareness’ Day , so I hope you forgive me. While most of the recent posts on using learning styles in instructional design have been mainly against using them, I'm going to. Sensing and Intuitive Learning Styles. having a moderate or strong preference to that learning style.

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Bottom-Line Performance

The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. thought the myths around learning styles had been settled long ago. “People have different learning styles. We need to design learning to address a variety of them.”

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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

Visual Lounge

Guest post by South Florida State College and Florida Keys Community College instructor, Erik Christensen, written for the quarterly educator newsletter The Learning Lounge. This would enable you to shift the focus of classroom time to higher order thinking and application of knowledge. This is not a dream but can be a reality in your classroom. My Classroom. My Results.

3 Reasons Teachers use Technology in the Classroom #edtech #infographic

Dont Waste Your Time

This infographic on ‘Components of a 21 st Century Classroom’ has some interesting facts and figures (not all do) but the real interesting point is in the top-right corner: “top 3 reasons for teachers to use technology in the classroom”: 76%  (use tech to) adapt to diverse learning styles. Components of a 21st Century Classroom.

How To Easily Implement Blended Learning in the Classroom


What the students can expect to learn. 5. When students arrive into your virtual learning environment, you should set-up an introductory questionnaire or forum for them to introduce themselves and to ask any initial questions. When possible, offer the content via audio, video, and text so that multiple learning styles are addressed. blended learning

eLearning: Engaging All Groups of Learners

Origin Learning

Facebook 0 Twitter 1 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 4 Pinterest 0 Learning styles are individualistic in nature. In a classroom training setup, it has always been challenging to accommodate learners with different learning styles and keep them engaged throughout the teaching-and-learning cycle. Visual learners have a preference for seeing material in order to learn it.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Social Learning

According to the recent New York Times series  Grading the Digital School , parents in some of the most tech savvy places in America are questioning whether the investment in classroom technology is paying off. They are not allowed in the classroom …. Most companies are either  intriqued with technology in the “classroom” or are making it happen. No screens at all.

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A convenient untruth

Learning with e's

One of the biggest myths known to teacherdom is learning styles. Time and time again, the belief that students can be placed into specific categories such as activist or theorist, or that they are predominantly inclined toward one modal category of learning (e.g. In an excellent expose on learning styles , Riener and Willingham (2010) argue this: ".learning-styles

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

In a recent blog post published by the New York Times , Anna North noted that the concept of “learning styles” is still prevalent among educators, even though there is little empirical research to support it. In fact, students preparing to be teachers are often taught about “learning styles” in their courses. Overview of Learning Styles.

Rethinking Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve pointed out the problems with learning styles in the past, but I want to rethink them with you, as we took quite a positive out of them in a unique way.  This was back in 99-2000, when I led a project developing an intelligently adaptive learning system (Intellectricity ™; inspired by Joe Miller ’s vision of a system that respected who you were as a learner).  And, as I previously reported , psychologist Daniel Willingham says we shouldn’t adapt learning to styles. Tags: meta-learning So, is there anything to salvage?

Classroom v. Technology

In the Middle of the Curve

Can e-learning replace classroom learning? read Stephen Downes' musings on the relative advantages of technology vs. the classroom with great interest. My personal learning preferences mirror Mr. Downes': give me the book / paper / powerpoint / movie / tutorial to work with in the comfort of my own home and on my own time. Table from Zhang,D., Zhao, J.l., Zhou, L.,

Is the classroom a machine?

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

The argument that the educational system is a machine built for another age implies that the classroom is itself a machine and the teacher an automaton carrying out procedures that fill student brains with knowledge. I had a group of educators look at me with alarm and disapproval the other day when I dared to suggest that the classroom was anything like a machine. Challenges faced in each classroom were unique, although some best practices could be arrived at through experience. The sheer diversity at the classroom level defies machinistic interpretations.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. He went on to co-found Epic (now Leo), a major producer of custom e-learning. There is no learning role”, you say.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 10, 2007 Learning Styles In 1996, when I first started working as an "instructional designer", I was taught about learning styles. In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. The learner could listen to the audio if her preferred style was auditory, OR read the text if her preferred style was visual. Thats about all I knew of it.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? Then I remembered a series of highly successful training programs designed to address the three learning styles at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: TIPP Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 TIPP Learning Styles Last week, all of the instructors at the school where I teach had to take an online test to assess our learning styles. The idea is that as learners, all of us have elements of these styles when we learn, although some will be stronger than others. Do you learn best by seeing, doing/touching, hearing? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Traditional = values safety and rules.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

recently had the privilege to attend a two-day workshop conducted by Dave Meier , the author of “ The Accelerated Learning Handbook.” Mr. Meier challenged us to always focus our material on how the learner can build his or her own learning. Mr. Meier explained that previous learning environments reflected a linear mindset. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content

Rob Hubbard

Increasingly I find myself turning away from learning theories and looking to brain science to hel p me design engaging and effective learning content. Many of the established learning theories were conceived decades ago before the advent of the internet or even networked computers. In the classroom you could make more use of energisers and physical activities.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles". take it that Guy is not a fan of learning styles. Take learning a piece of software. Thoughts?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, August 10, 2007 More on Learning Styles Today Mark Oehlert points to Stephen Downes post Professor Pans Learning Style Teaching Method (in particular, the comments thread which I had missed as I typically just read Downes post right through the feed reader). The whole Learning Styles controversy just wont go away; its an entrenched theory at all levels in the education and e-learning field. Take the Survey! eLearnin.

Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools

Kapp Notes

Teachers, trainers and other educators tend to teach in the same style and format in which they have been taught. For the Greatest Generation, the Boomer generation and much of Generation X, this included a linear step-by-step approach with little technology in the classroom or room for discussion. In the mid-1960s and early 1970's efforts were made to have open classrooms and more group work within the learning environment but by that time, the majority of baby boomers had graduated from high school and moved onto college. Is it the same one you have always used?

Learning styles and fixed ideas

Sticky Learning

Over the last few months I've read a number of blog posts about learning styles (see references at end of post). So, do learning styles exist? for what it matters, I'm in the 'no they don't' camp) However, this post isn't so much about whether or not they exist, rather I'm more interested in why people believe so strongly that learning styles indicators do in fact provide a measure of how an individual learns best. Say to yourself, "There is no evidence that individual learning styles and preferences exist". Where am I coming from?

Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

Visual Lounge

While the technology itself isn’t new, the discussion about how these technologies can improve teaching and learning has taken on a new urgency. Starting with nothing but screen capture software and a YouTube account, Salman Khan’s goal of helping his cousins with mathematics grew into an internationally recognized non-profit that focuses on the flipped classroom model of instruction.

How Can e-Learning Fit The Needs Of Small And Medium Businesses?


Thus organizations are trying to invest more in training and learning processes as well as analysing their training needs in greater depth. Many large organizations, when faced with this daunting challenge, are turning to technology-aided learning to cater to their training and development needs. However, the use of e-Learning is limited to large organizations only.

Podcasting for the Classroom


There are many helpful educational podcasts available for teachers and students, but educators in particular may benefit from integrating podcasts into their classroom curriculums. Introduce new technologies to the classroom. Podcasts can be created in audio or video format, so teachers can experiment with the best form for their classroom.  . 3. Check it out for yourself!

Do We All Learn the Same Way?


The different learning styles as a concept started gaining pace ever since the term and idea behind it was first introduced in the mid 70’s. We Learn Best in Different Ways. You don’t need to look further than yourself and your immediate circle of friends to spot the differences in your learning styles. The 7 Basic Styles of Learning. Final Thoughts.

How to find the best learning management system for your team


Four things to look for in the right learning management system. For most organizations (of any size, but particularly large enterprises), the right learning management system is one that can support learning across several different modalities. Technology is increasingly supporting the multi-modality approach to learning, well beyond traditional online training courses.

Four Ways to Ensure Your Training Fits Every Learner


I distinctly remember a classroom program a colleague and I presented to our corporate office several years ago. The employees had fun, too, and learned a lot. He bluntly told me that his preferred method of learning was reading and trying things on his own. Oftentimes, the way materials are delivered is the reason a learner fails to learn. Lesson learned.

4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training

eLearning Brothers

The world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Technology has taken hold of every facet of our lives and now has revolutionized the way we work, play and learn. Traditionally, workforce training has always been subjected to a routine eighth hour classroom setting. That’s where flipped learning comes in! Let’s face it.

Teachers Turning to EdTech [INFOGRAPHIC]


Not too long ago, I wrote an article about the social media use in the classroom , how it is gaining in popularity, and whether or not it is ideal for all situations. In particular, I found it quite telling that 3 out of 4 teachers say that ed tech allows them to reinforce and expand on content, motivate students, and accommodate a wider range of learning styles.

Bite-sized eLearning in a Call Center Environment

eLearning Brothers

Microlearning is the process of learning through short, easy to understand units. This This type of training is perfect for a fast, dynamic work environment that needs employees to learn new information at a moment’s notice. Microlearning addresses the needs of learners that needs to retain information quickly while being engaged in the learning process. Believe it! economy $1.3

See, Listen and Experience: Why eLearning is Perfect for Everyone


If you’ve ever been in a classroom, you’ve likely been asked about your preferred “learning style.” In general, there are three main types of “learners”: the visual learner, the auditory learner, and the tactile-kinesthetic learner. If you ever find yourself wishing that a lesson would be taught in a different way, try elearning-- it might change how you learn forever.  .

Online Education Saves You BIG Money


If you thrive in a live classroom environment, then you will find online courses quite frustrating. Afterwards, you can take on more courses if you feel it’s a good match for your learning style. online learning One of the more well-known benefits of using elearning is that it saves an organization money. Those aren’t small numbers.