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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!” ” Learning styles have been popularized by well-intentioned people, including possibly your professor of instructional design. is a readable summary of research.

February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D. Here’s a summary of our discussion. Time: 2:00 – 2:30PM 2/16/2016  .

Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap

Obsidian Learning

New post Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap on Obsidian Learning. I had the pleasure of being in London last week attending the annual Learning and Technologies 2016 conference ( [link] ) there.  Fortunately the museum is beautifully set up and each piece has summary information available.  It was (mostly) enough for me. Blended learning at its best.

Do Your eLearning Lessons Appeal to a Variety of Learning Styles?

Integrated Learnings

took a course on learning styles a few years ago. The instructor pointed out that training practitioners tend to design instruction that caters to their own dominant learning styles. Avoid the pitfall of designing to your own preferences - make sure you've incorporated instructional methods that appeal to a wide variety of learning styles. Learning styles have to do with how people perceive and process new information. Learning Modality + Definition. learning by observation and seeing information. By Shelley A.

Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation webinar by Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions. Quick Summary of the Motivation Rules. “The goal of e-learning is to create meaningful performance change in the learner.” ” Organizations choose e-learning for other reasons (cost, access, etc.), but as an instructional designers, we’re focused on the performance change. Assumptions about Learning. Learning is active. People learn best in highly particular ways. Filed under: e-Learning

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?


In the 2015 Video for Learning Pulse Survey , the Brandon Hall Group reported that about 95 percent of companies use some degree of video in their training. What these individuals need is a little more information about what this type of training entails, how it benefits learners, and why it is more effective than other types of training. Also, this promotes low-stress learning.

The power of pictures

E-Learning Provocateur

They can also be a useful means of delivering extensive information to your audience in a concise format. Multimedia summaries. consider these results important because, not only do they support the idea of pictures enhancing learning, but they also suggest that an infographic can achieve similar learning outcomes whether or not it is accompanied by a relatively large amount of text.

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces


THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). THE JOURNEY: As you know, we are experiencing a major shift in the domain of ‘learning’.

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How effective is your learning? Tips on assessing the effectiveness of Online Training


This provides a guide to the learner’s preferred learning styles and can help chart a more personalized learning plan for him to increase the effectiveness of training. Informal Assessments within an e-course. Mostly, the results are given instantly and this helps re-enforce learning. Learning: What did they learn? Usage Data. Questionnaires.

3 burning questions inspired by Masie’s Learning 2015

Sponge UK

“Leave this conference with questions not answers,” urged Elliott Masie , as the curtain fell on his 25th annual extravaganza, Learning 2015. There was a lot to think about following the event, which explored the changing face of workplace learning in the beautiful setting of Orlando, Florida (Nov 1-4, 2015). How can gamification and game elements be used more effectively in learning?

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The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

Rob Hubbard

The book covers the basics of ‘what is elearning’ and selling it to your organisation through to more advanced topics such as game-based learning (from the newly anointed Dr Ben Betts – congratulations on your PhD Ben!) and social learning. Here’s what the publisher says about it:  “Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and how we learn is no exception.

eLearning in the Digital Age

ICS Learning

The effectiveness of your eLearning project and the subsequent achievement of your learning goals are contingent on your ability to fully engage the user by appealing to their learning preferences. This leads to our final and third assumption, learning preferences are greatly influenced by a number of external social factors and trends that develop over time. census data).

Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone

Will at Work Learning

Have you ever seen the following “research” presented to demonstrate some truth about human learning?  .  .  .  . Unfortunately, all of the above diagrams are evangelizing misleading information. Indeed, a Google image search for “Dale’s Cone” produces about 80% misleading information, as you can see below from a recent search.  .  . Learning styles anyone ?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As you may know, Ive only been there once. 1) Donald Taylor provides a little summary of some of the recent talk in Second Life Backlash: After all the hype Second Life has had, there is bound to be some push back. Ive been exploring the use of Second Life for a client for whom Im developing an e-Learning strategy. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? IT Security Risks 2. Identity Fraud 3. eLearnin.

Even More Quick Clicks


As always, aLearning is eager to help save you time and energy by passing along some links you might find of interest and assistance… LMS : Learning Solutions magazine features Jessica Athey’s article, “Check It Once, Check It Twice: Your Guide to Choosing the Right LMS.&#. Christy Tucker’s list at “Experiencing E-Learning&# will keep you busy for awhile. Formal and Informal Learning: At Karl M. More Evidence That Learning Styles Are Bunk: Cathy Moore on a new study concluding what many of us already knew: learning styles are bunk.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. The Social Web promotes collaboration Collaborative forms of learning are becoming increasingly popular methods of adult education, because they involve all students in the process of learning. Continues tomorrow. Yeomans, P. 2008).

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with e's

He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). We are delighted that Terry will be delivering a keynote speech at this year''s European Distance and E-Learning Network ( EDEN ) Conference in Zagreb in June.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, May 05, 2007 Humble Learning Moment File this one under the challenging of outdated theories and assumptions. Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer. Id say this is a must-read for learning/experience/ instructional designers, or whatever you may call yourself. For a great summary of the book, head over to Clives blog. Its not one preferred style over another. Getting an Informal M.Ed

Ruth Clark: Evidence Based E-Learning #dl09 #dl09-104

Learning Visions

These are live blogged notes from DevLearn '09 -- session with Ruth Clark on Evidenced Based E-Learning. arrived a few minutes late to the session and just had to dive in. ** Learning Styles/the Learning Styles Myth -- Did an experiment: Self report, Barsch learning style inventory, memory test. Her new book takes on the biggest myths of the field including Learning Styles. Replace it with Mayer’s Multimedia Principles Richard Mayer (25 years of research) Experimental evidence… Do graphics improve learning? Distracting.

No Stupid Questions! I am Serious! (Part 4)


Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? In part four (4), we will explore a couple of teaching habits that could be quite destructive to the students' learning process. Hopefully, we can learn a lesson or two from this story. WebQuest Is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. Informal learning.

How to Improve Your Corporate Learning Online Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

To make corporate learning low-cost and more accessible, you can always create a well-polished online course. Define clear and realistic learning objectives, progression and assessment. Present the information in small, convenient chunks with clear summaries. Include various formats and activities for every learning style. What was the trainees’ feedback?

How to Weave Hard Facts and Emotions into your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

In his article on learning instincts he argues that human beings have an innate instinct (nature) to learn and develop skills necessary for us to survive and flourish. Professor Fitch explains that what and how we learn is both instinctive and rational. We need both of these to complete our learning. See Link ) Does this excite the learners to learn more? Apply 2.

Adults learn different to kids! What a load of androgogy


Previously I’ve had a look at models of learning that emanate from psychology; lately I have looked at models from adult education. This blog is a summary of information contained in the Tusting and Barton (2003) book ‘Models of Adult Learning: a literature review’. Its funny that “YOU WILL LEARN!” Candy claims that there are important constraints on the extent to which people can or should strive to be self directed, especially when learning formal or technical bodies of knowledge, as opposed to acquiring greater self-knowledge. These are: 1.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches. Now the California-based guru thinks that learning heaven has arrived in the shape of Web 2.0. tools. License

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches. Now the California-based guru thinks that learning heaven has arrived in the shape of Web 2.0. tools. License

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0 Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

Online Certificate Depository

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

For example, IMS Learning Profile and IMS Reusable Competency Definitions standards could be effectively used to model the data in a standard way. Other enhancements could include things like a Learning Styles Inventory , eportfolio summaries (projects, internships data) and extending it onwards, employment information. Obviously, securely used and properly modeled, this could also provide an amazing amount of research information that will help us improve our education system as well. Finally! This is indeed a welcome step from many perspectives.

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Your Brain Prefers Interactive Stories: Not Lectures

Vignettes Learning

This philosophy works because as we learned about Positive Stories , touching the emotional core of people increases their sense of involvement, memory, and makes them more receptive to ideas and learning. Our Instant Learning tips tell us to keep things short, precise and concise. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. Voila!

Deeper Instructional Design

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Deeper Instructional Design: Cognitive Science and How People Really Learn Presenter: Clark Quinn (yup.blogger.hiding in the corner.near the power.) Context Elements of Enhanced ID - Objective - Intro - Concept - Example - Practice - Summary Action! How do people really learn - use that to design system. - And what technology affords us. It's about learning? Stuff you do for you LEARN about that? goals of learning - Retention over time, between learning experience and when application needed. Doing more strategy. Avidly?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. To complete this task, I attempted to write a summary with some links to my story and other useful instructional design resources. But I will ask my dear readers (informally, of course) if you have any thoughts as to how I can make this blog better? Its at least half the fun.

Use Your Brain

Jay Cross

At Online Educa, I chaired a session on neuroscience and learning, Here’s a synopsis from Online Educa’s News Portal. Educators are eager to learn about their discoveries. Numerous teachers already use “brain-based” programmes in order to enhance learning. For more information on Hauke Heekeren, please refer to [link]. the impact of emotion on learning).

Novice learners: safe to be dumb

Dave's Whiteboard

Because — if we start with a true skill deficit that prevented you from producing worthwhile results — that’s vastly more important than whether the training fit your purported learning style, whether the ratio of graphics to text was in a given range, and whether the person helping you called herself a trainer, a teacher, a facilitator, a coach, or the Bluemantle Pursuivant.