Learning Styles: What Do We Know?

The Peformance Improvement

He reports on a survey of learning-styles research that appeared in the journal, Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The authors found no credible evidence that matching teaching styles with learning styles (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic or right-brain/left-brain) helps people learn more effectively. Is the learning-styles emperor naked?   Tags: learning styles

Situated Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve been thrust back into learning styles, and saw an interesting relationship that bears repeating. Now you should know I’ve been highly critical of learning styles for at least a decade; not because I think there’s anything wrong with the concept, but because the instruments are flawed, and the implications for learning design are questionable. Regardless, using the best media for the message and an enlightened learning pedagogy seems best.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#. Another, even more exhaustive study of learning styles research offers some ideas.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#. Another, even more exhaustive study of learning styles research offers some ideas.

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.

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. Obviously, there is diversity in 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?

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). Read about my humble moment regarding learning styles and more on my history with learning styles.

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".

Learning Styles Reviewed by Association for Psychological Science AND FOUND WANTING.

Work Learning

The Association of Psychological Science commissioned a review of the evidence for the benefits of using learning styles, and the report is clear. We conclude therefore, that at present, there is no adequate evidence base to justify incorporating learning-styles assessments into general educational practice. Learning styles: Concepts and evidence. You can access my original Learning Styles Challenge by clicking here.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010?

Style counsel

E-Learning Provocateur

And the echo chamber has been giving learning styles a beating. 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.

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. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. So, when have I used narration in e-learning?

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other.

Audio in eLearning.What Is Your Vote?

Integrated Learnings

Let's think about this from a learning styles perspective. To start with the obvious, listening to an audio narration would likely appeal to those with an auditory learning style. If you're interested in reading another post on this blog about learning styles, click here ). I know there are other perspectives to consider beyond learning styles, so I also opted to scan the blogosphere to see where others stood on the issue of audio narration.

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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? I think Jerome Bruner, who studied discovery learning, would say yes. The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services.

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When YouTube really does have to be offline

Clive on Learning

Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us Learning styles don’t exist Shift happens (the original) Social media in the UK 2010 Social media revolution Tech bubble Web 2.0: The machine is using us The process We think Understanding Learning: The Affective Context Model

Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training Methods

Learning Visions

And I do find that the age-old book report is a great way to synthesize and encode all those juicy learning nuggets. Clark effectively summarizes current learning research, covering important topics like use of audio and graphics. And bashes the learning styles myth.

Evaluation Reinforces Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Evaluation of training and other learning interventions (e.g., coaching, Web-based programs, mentoring, internships), when done well, enhances learning. The idea is that forgetting is the friend of learning,” said Dr. Kornell.

It takes all sorts

Learning with e's

You've probably guessed that I'm very pleased with the way they have applied themselves to the task of identifying key e-learning research areas, and then designing their projects as self-organised studies. 1992) The Manual of Learning Styles. 1984) Experiential Learning.

Speak of the Devil.

There Is No Chalk

Last week my class discussed learning style inventories and how they can potentially help adult learners understand how they learn in order for them to make more informed choices when pursuing continuing education and professional development. As a function of that coursework I began thinking about how to use mixtures of these inventories (which is an improper term I think; "learning personality. theory adult education learning styles adult learning

Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

This learning is closely related to Collaboration (my favorite word as people who know me will recognize). And one of the key sources of our personal learning. Knowledge of each other’s work, communication and learning styles.

Using Audio in e-Learning (or not…)

Bottom-Line Performance

You’d think that, given any chance, I’d want to use audio and video and animation in my e-learning courses. While a lot has been written about learning styles, pretty much nobody’s able to show it makes a difference in effectiveness. If you’ve read any of my other blog posts (or, say, met me in person) you might get the idea that I like cool technology. You’d be right. and you’d often be right).

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Presentation Resources:Selecting Appropriate Training Approach

Kapp Notes

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Learning styles: Worth our time?

eLearning and an Aging Workforce

Integrated Learnings

A 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. Therefore, those in the habit of designing in a way that caters to varying styles are likely already accommodating these generational differences as well. Tags: Instructional Design Aging Workforce eLearning Learning Theory By Shelley A. Gable.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part I

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And you've already delved deep into color with my 4 part series on using color in learning ( color and mood , color and learning , using color for special needs , and color resources ). Now I'm going to turn my attention toward the effective use of images for learning. Researchers wanted to know if people learned procedural tasks best by watching a video or working through step-by-step instructions that include images.

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My blog as a learning experience

Challenge to Learn

After that I decided to rename it to ‘Change to learn’, simply because change and (e) learning are the two consistent threads through my working career. Another thing I decided was to write in English, partly because I have a lot of international contacts, but mostly to practice and improve my English writing skills (Yes learning by doing is my preferred learning style). blogging e-Learning

Learning Beyond the Course

Rob Hubbard

It was my great privilege to recently organise and Chair the eLearning Network’s Learning Beyond the Course conference in London, UK. All discounted learning styles and it’s good to see the groundswell against these false sacred cows of training. You can learn more about this here. Author Tools conference elearning Gaming Learning approaches Learning styles Learning Theory Social Learning Technology Trailblazing e-learning eln

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #12

Upside Learning

A probable competitor for Layar, we’re keeping an eye on whether we can deploy learning applications using this. Learning Styles Wither Away. “We Do Serious Games Work? Results from Three Studies.

Books Not Recommended by Members of #lrnchat

eLearning Cyclops

Quinnovator : “Investing in Organizational Learning: The Cost Center Approach” Dave_Ferguson : Take It to the River: How Hammurabi the CEO Dealt with Naysayers and Nitpickers. Quinnovator : “Social Schmocial: Why Formal Is the only Real Learning” NYChase : The Client is Always Right. trchandler : "Class Evaluation Questions that Guarantee a Raise" minutebio : "Google Wave and How it Will Change Learning" Want to see the books that ARE recommended?

The triumph of the airheads

Clive on Learning

Take learning styles, the ultimate blame shifter: "I can't be expected to cope with all this theory, I'm an activist." I've been reading The Triumph of the Airheads and the Retreat from Commonsense by Australian Shelley Gare (Park Street Press, 2006) on and off for a while.

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WBT – What is Happening?

eLearning 24-7

The real value of e-learning and specifically WBT has somehow become entangled into this morphed methodology of creating asynchronous courses (WBT that is fully self-contained – everything is in it), following an ILT (instructor led training) approach. It is seen quite often in people building their own courses, but some online learning vendors have – for whatever reason – become entrenched in this philosophy that is how WBT should be, and frankly they are plain wrong.

The Advantages of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Technology has revolutionized business; now it must revolutionize learning. In the 21st century, people have to learn more than ever before. Even if employees had the time to attend all the courses and seminars and to read all the books and reports they should to remain up-to-date in their area of work, the cost of such learning would be prohibitive. The need to transform how organizations learn points to a more modern, efficient, and flexible alternative: eLearning.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 e-Learning Practices - Editor: Prof. Learning 2.0

ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk

Learning Visions

People learn at different rates. Our systems are designed not for learning, but sorting. We need a system of education that’s focused on learning, not sorting. Most important for instruction in information age paradigm: Think in terms of a task space (project-based learning, problem-based learning, inquiry-based…) – students work together on a task until they encounter a knowledge gap. Feedback on practice helps learner learn skill.

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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.