Revisiting Learning Styles
MARCH 1, 2012
As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. I 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
MARCH 1, 2012
As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. I 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
JUNE 9, 2015
“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.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling
MAY 21, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. I was pointed in the direction of a good article on learning styles from Harold Stolovich via Guy Wallace.
AUGUST 4, 2015
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?
Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. I 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.”
To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom
JANUARY 20, 2015
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.
eLearning: Engaging All Groups of Learners
JUNE 17, 2014
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?
OCTOBER 27, 2011
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 …. What can or should Learning and Development professionals take away from these articles? Not a computer to be found.
How To Easily Implement Blended Learning in the Classroom
MAY 8, 2013
What the students can expect to learn. 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 Course Outline.
Why are Organizations Migrating From Classroom Training to E-learning?
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Classroom training’s do have their charm. You get to meet peers, interact with them about challenges faced on the job, discuss politics and economy… There is a certain bonding that happens during in-person training sessions that online training or e-learning cannot match. Yet, companies are moving toward e-learning steadily. Integrating Classroom Training with E-learning.
A convenient untruth
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 24, 2011
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
MARCH 5, 2015
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.
Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 3, 2016
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.
Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog
MARCH 27, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? I started thinking about this during a program on Accelerated Learning at the Minnesota Chapter of the International Society of Performance Improvement (MNISPI). But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles
MAY 10, 2007
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.
Rethinking Learning Styles
DECEMBER 31, 2008
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). To do this, I looked long and hard at learning styles, including Jonassen & Grabowksi’s uncritical compendium, and (the other) John Carroll’s Cognitive Factor Analysis research.
Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content
MAY 19, 2011
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: TIPP Learning Styles
MAY 31, 2006
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.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth
MAY 16, 2007
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". I 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
AUGUST 10, 2007
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. My emphasis added in bold]. Take the Survey!
eLearning in a Geodesic World
OCTOBER 26, 2011
I 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.
The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
In the last article, Designing Blended Learning , we learnt a little about the various blended learning models. This article will focus on the Flipped Learning model. So, what are the features of the Flipped Learning model and how is it different from a basic blended learning design? What is flipped classroom? Is it different from the Flipped Learning?
Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools
NOVEMBER 5, 2007
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?
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. We see that all the time with cleverly designed e-learning.
Learning styles and fixed ideas
NOVEMBER 14, 2009
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?
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Learnnovators: You say that ‘survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else’.
Podcasting for the Classroom
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
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. . Increase accessibility to content.
Four Ways to Ensure Your Training Fits Every Learner
APRIL 24, 2012
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. Ouch.
Do We All Learn the Same Way?
DECEMBER 22, 2014
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.
Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology
JANUARY 22, 2013
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.
Learning Science Word Salad: 14 Terms to Know
MARCH 14, 2017
What percentage of your learning content are you okay with people forgetting? ” Organizations expect their employees to learn and remember everything. You don’t want to spend a bunch of time and money to create and implement a learning solution that no one will remember. We know from experience that short-term learning strategies aren’t the best solution.
How Can e-Learning Fit The Needs Of Small And Medium Businesses?
APRIL 28, 2016
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.
How to find the best learning management system for your team
MAY 3, 2016
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.