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

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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. It’s also rife with various theories that hang around (probably due to their inclusion in a best-selling book).

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Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. The idea is that no one can find an empirical study that supports the need to cater to learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles?

Learning Styles are a Myth [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Back in May I wrote a post on learning styles , giving a general overview of some of the more commonly mentioned style of today. Naturally, this seemed to cause some angst among some readers who find learning styles to be essentially non-existent. Healthy debate in any industry is always a good thing. Quite fascinating really. elearning instructional design

Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

Everything E-Learning

But how significant really is my “learning style” (visual vs. auditory vs. kinesthetic) in the learning and development community? Many studies from the last few years suggest that learning styles are a myth, a fad, a waste of time, etc. I did some more research to read (visual learner here) about both sides of this learning theory in the education and eLearning communities.

The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style

Learnnovators

What’s your learning style? It’s a hard choice, especially since according to one comprehensive study there are over 71 learning styles from a range of different models. The good news is that there is a powerful secret behind your learning style. It’s so powerful that it could transform how you approach learning. Want to learn bollywood dancing?

Learning styles don't exist

Clive on Learning

On the one side are the learning and development romantics, all voodoo and crystals, holding firm to their pseudo-psychological beliefs. On the other, the cold, clinical and calculating rationalists, trying to make sense of the multitude of interacting variables that impact on teaching and learning by resorting to the ultimate killjoy that is science. No-one doubts that learners differ in terms of personality and preferences, but whether these can be usefully categorised as learning styles is highly debatable and certainly unproven. You can guess which side I'm on.

Strain the Brain for Better Results

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After all, it’s best if the learner can focus on the learning event rather than on trying to interpret and decipher the meaning… Continue Reading The post Strain the Brain for Better Results appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Learning Style Theory Cognitive Strain CRT elearning instructional design Learning Theory

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Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! THE DEVICE. 360° VIDEOS. These are great! 360° PHOTOS.

Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

Clearly stating your learning goals at the beginning will help you define the roadmap for your course.  Typically, in the Design phase you will: Write learning objectives. The project is routinely evaluated by the developers and testers to ensure it is meeting the requirements and achieving the learning objectives. appeared first on Obsidian Learning. esign. evelopment.

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Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!

Learnnovators

When I joined as an ID at Learnnovators , the first thing that one of my colleagues told me was that an ID must have a great passion for learning. I don’t know if I am learning as how she meant it, but I do end up learning something new every minute. To make this clear, let me talk about a lesson I learned in civics class at school: Every citizen has a voice and opinion in the matters of the country. It doesn’t matter whether it is useful or not, it is still information that I learned from a couple minutes of conversation. To me, it sounded like a magic spell.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1

E-Learning Provocateur

The book is entitled E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1 and my intent is to provoke deeper thinking across a range of themes in the modern workplace, including: • social media. • learning theory. • learning styles. • blended learning. • informal learning. • mobile learning. • the future of e-learning.

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.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1

E-Learning Provocateur

The book is entitled E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1 and my intent is to provoke deeper thinking across a range of themes in the modern workplace, including: • social media. • learning theory. • learning styles. • blended learning. • informal learning. • mobile learning. • the future of e-learning. Well I have finally bitten the bullet and published a selection of my blog musings in paperback form. • pedagogy. • instructional design. • augmented reality. • religion.

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. Therefore it makes no sense to expect everyone to learn at the same rate.

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Characteristics of Experiential Learning Styles

The E-Learning Curve

Kolb’s use of the term “learning styles” has nothing to do with VAK learning styles; if you’re interested in scientifically dubious nonsense, look elsewhere. Characteristics of Experiential Learning Styles is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning constructivist learning environment corporate learning environment experiential learning theory knowledge worker Kolb learning curve learning styles organizational development organizational learning

February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. 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. We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

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It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~  Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers. THE JOURNEY: Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about other apps that are available for learning designers.

The black hole of adult education

E-Learning Provocateur

For a fledgling language student like myself there is no more difficult way of learning space systems than by lectures delivered entirely in Russian … I learned very little during the 4:00PM to 6:00PM lecture time-slot, other than how to appear attentive while daydreaming. • Formal vs informal learning. • Learning styles. Less time, less money.

Style counsel

E-Learning Provocateur

And the echo chamber has been giving learning styles a beating. The theory. VAK is perhaps the most popular model of learning styles used in the corporate sector today: V stands for “Visual&#. These people learn best by seeing. These people learn best by listening. At the very least, a learning style represents a personal preference.

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

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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.

East, to the Land of the Rising Sun

The E-Learning Curve

Konnichiwa, E-Learning Curvers, Tomorrow, I’m travelling to Japan. I’m going to the Tokyo Institute of Technology to deliver a certified training course on IT capability management in early March, so the likelihood that I’ll have time to update the E-Learning Curve Blog is pretty low; microblogging is probably on the agenda though. It’s my first […] East, to the Land of the Rising Sun is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning theory ILT learning styles Tokyo

Yes, There Are No Learning Styles

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According to the Association for Psychological Science, “There is no adequate evidence base to justify incorporating learning-styles assessments into general educational practice.&#. ASAE and The Center — isn’t it time you revisited your treatment of learning styles in your PD materials? Tags: Learning in General Measuring Results Online Learning in General ASAE elearning strategy learning styles learning theory Will Thalheimer Of course! Matching the instructional approach to the content!!

How We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

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It seems that whenever there is an article discussing the ways people learn , then it turns into a debate about the existence (or non-existence) of learning styles. Oh Great, Not Another “How We Learn” Diagram. Okay sure, at the very end there is a blurb about learning styles. elearning instructional design

Experiential Workplace Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” Experiential Workplace Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning constructivist learning environment corporate learning environment experiential learning theory knowledge worker Kolb learning curve learning styles organizational development organizational learning

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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’.

January Quick Clicks

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Looking for support in your argument that online teaching and learning has been validated? Craig Weiss at the E-Learning 24/7 Blog has captured a bunch of facts with bona fide, respectable sources in hispost, “ Online Learning in Education.” More on Learning Styles Bunk. Yes, we’re still fighting the “learning styles” myth. Here’s You can thank Tom Kuhlman at The Rapid E-Learning Blog for a list of five free image editors. As always, if you have suggestions for Quick Clicks links, send an e-mail.

Teaching organizations how to learn. Part 2 – Conditions for learning

The E-Learning Curve

As discussed in a previous post, Driscoll (1994) outlines five conditions for learning (p.382-3). The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: learning theory Duffy and Cunningham Constructivism principles of constructivism Driscoll conditions of learning Bruner Schank learning styles Very much like the multiple approaches and interpretations that exist in constructivism, a number of. Find out more.

Four Phases of Learning

Social Learning

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases.  Adult learners need to be open and ready to engage in the learning process. 

The power of pictures

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, back in 1996, Richard Mayer and several of his colleagues from the University of California, Santa Barbara studied the effects of a multimedia summary (a sequence of annotated illustrations depicting the steps in a process) on learning how lightning is formed. [ Ref ]. This reduces the cognitive load, making it easier to process and to “learn&#.

What New Instructional Designers Need to Know About E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Are we doing enough to help new instructional designers produce the types of e-learning experiences that we want to see? trained as an instructional designer throughout the 2000s. I say “trained,” but it was more a case of, “Read this and learn.” ” I became familiar with the notorious idea of learning styles. Redefining the E in E-Learning.

ID and e-Learning Links (3/16/14)

Experiencing eLearning

When providing performance feedback during learning, we will provide learners with a sense of the real-world consequences. Cathy Moore’s checklist for strong, action-oriented e-learning. Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs. Learning styles, Dale’s Cone of Experience, the forgetting curve, and “learners know best”: myths to disregard. The examples are primarily TV series, but this could be inspiration for e-learning stories too. The Best Add-Ons for Google Drive.

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.

Four Phases of Learning

Social Learning

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases.  Adult learners need to be open and ready to engage in the learning process. 

E-Learning Design Part 6: CDSM’s Active Learning Model™

CDSM

Throughout this series on e-learning design , we have looked at some of the learning theories that help to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. What is CDSM’s Active Learning Model™? CDSM is a commercial e-learning company. How CDSM’s Active Learning Model™ Works for Everyone. The Future of CDSM’s Active Learning Model™.

Systems Training: Choose Your Own Adventure

Integrated Learnings

As a facilitator in a classroom setting, I could adapt to these two learning preferences with relative ease. After an introduction, present learners with a choice for learning about navigation before going on to perform specific tasks. Would learning theory approve of offering both approaches? think Jerome Bruner, who studied discovery learning, would say yes. Bruner suggested that discovery learning can be a highly effective approach when learners have some prior knowledge and a basic level of comfort with what they must learn. By Shelley A.

Try it and see

Learning with e's

This is number 22 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we will explore the work of David Kolb on experiential learning. 1984) Experiential Learning experience as a source of learning and development.

Teaching organizations how to learn. Part 1

The E-Learning Curve

Chris Argyris, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School, has made significant contributions to the development of organizational learning theory and experiential learning. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: Argyris learning theory Constructivism principles of constructivism conditions of learning Bruner learning styles Any company that. Find out more.

Your questions answered: games, training, xAPI and…robots

Preloaded

Here Ben Courtney, Game Design Lead at Preloaded, and Andrew Joly, Director of Strategic Design at LEO , answer some of the questions raised, covering terminology, technology, stakeholder buy-in and the scientific evidence for game-based learning. How hard is it to get buy-in from stakeholders to use games for learning? AJ: Gamified Learning? Access the webinar video here.

Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014

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These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community. 1. Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs . This article by Sharon Boller was widely shared in learning and development circles for good reason. Read More. 2. Read More. 3.

Evaluating Your eLearning

eFront

Similarly, research in game studies has generally focused upon approaches based upon playing leisure games, and therefore do not take enough account of factors including the context, learning theory and practice and the attributes of the learner and learner group.” (de Freitas & Oliver 2006, p.262). Think about the immersion level of the learning context. Good luck!

Heroes and villains

Learning with e's

This is number 18 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3.

How Time Flies…

aLearning

few (if any) research endeavors about online learning focused on associations and nonprofits. few (if any) organizations bothered to survey association learning leaders to find out what we’re doing in the field and how things were going. social learning and virtual learning environments were mysterious, hocus-pocus, scary entities. A lot has changed over just five changes of the seasons, hasn’t it?!? …when you’re having fun, right?!? And we have been having fun here at the aLearning Blog! Yep, five years. And so much has changed! Thank You!

Even More Quick Clicks

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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.

Forget Me Not – How to Ensure Learners Remember

Rob Hubbard

It shows that after just a short period of time we forget the majority of learned information. As you can see from the graph; what happens after the learning event is, if anything, more important than the learning event itself. instructional design Knowledge Learning approaches Learning Practice Learning styles Learning TheoryIt seems ironic that the work of Hermann Ebbinghaus has been forgotten for such a long period of time. Way back in 1885 Ebbinghaus was the first person to discover the exponential rate at which we forget.

eLearning and an Aging Workforce

Integrated Learnings

common theme in the literature addressing generations and learning preferences is that older generations tend to prefer a linear learning structure while younger generations prefer a more exploratory structure. For designers who consider learning style differences (and I realize that there’s debate in the field around the significance of learning styles), the preferences expressed by older and younger learners are consistent with a common dichotomy found in several learning style and personality type models. By Shelley A. Gable.