7 Major Learning Styles – Which One are You?


Everyone learns differently, that’s nothing new. However, over the years the different styles of learning have usually been cut down to visual, physical (learn-by-doing), or audible. Truth is, we could probably dissect each of these learning three styles down even further and arrive at a handful of sub-levels. Learning is a complicated concept as everyone is unique in their own way, and learns in their own way as well.

Learning Styles, ha, ha, ha, ha

Jay Cross

Normally, I would not expect to get many chuckles from a 186-page report entitled Learning styles and pedagogy post-16 learning A systematic and critical review , 2004, by Frank Coffield, Institute of Education, University of London; David Moseley, University of Newcastle; Elaine Hall, University of Newcastle; Kathryn Ecclestone, University of Exeter. deep versus surface learning.

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Book Review: The First 20 Hours – How To Learn Anything

Dashe & Thomson

How hard is it to learn a new skill? The post Book Review: The First 20 Hours – How To Learn Anything appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Learning Style Theory As the world becomes more complex with fewer people performing the same job their entire life, this is a very important question. Even if you have the same job, it’s likely the skills required to perform that job will change as [.]

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Learning Styles are a Myth [INFOGRAPHIC]


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. As such, today’s post includes an infographic that supports the theory that learning styles are essentially a myth.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

I work with a lot of faculty who have no experience with online learning, so they generally are open to my expertise as far as how to use the technology creatively. Q: To what degree of accountability are designers held regarding whether students learn and perform better? The reality is that in both higher ed and corporate learning, the most common evaluation is “smile sheets.” A: I wouldn’t learn Flash right now. Learning Technology.

10 Golden Rules for ELearning Design


Remember Learning Styles: Present information in a variety of ways to appeal to the various learning styles. Breaking-up content into smaller chunks will allow for better learning retention.

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5 Ways Online Learning is Vital to Education


If you ever need to make the case for online learning in your classroom, then this article is for you. The benefits of a blended, online learning component in education are too great to ignore. In some ways, educational institutions are doing their students an extreme disservice if they ignore online learning in their institution. Learning professionals know the benefits of elearning from top to bottom, but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of some specific examples.

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. Mostly, the results are given instantly and this helps re-enforce learning. If the scores are low and the difference between the initial and final scores is not much, it could be an indicator that the training is not making its due impact and a different learning path might be best for the learner.

#ASTD2013 day 4: Changes in the Learning Organization

Challenge to Learn

Today was the last day of ICE ASTD 2013, I selected some sessions that focus more on how the rapid changes in the digital world will affect the Learning organizations. Annette Thompson, The learning organization of tomorrow. Ann Herrmann: Thinking and Learning agility: 10 steps to maximizing learning outcomes. Take into account how the brain works when designing learning activities. ASTD2013 #Changes in Learning Organizations #elearening

Managers and Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Managers of employees have a critical role to play in employee learning. By asking questions, by assigning opportunities to apply knowledge and skills, by modeling expected behavior, by providing timely information, by coaching application of learning, and by giving performance feedback, they can facilitate learning and, therefore, performance improvement of their direct reports. . Managers must make continuous learning part of everyone''s job. .

The LMS Of “Now” And How You Can Leverage It

Upside Learning

Driven by the rapidly changing way the people learn in the workplace today, Learning Management Systems have had to keep pace and change in their design and capability to deliver what today’s learner is asking for. The LMS of “Now” have moved quickly to become a more encompassing learning environment and platform, capable of delivering learning and supporting performance across organizations and playing a key role in managing talent.

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2013 Excellence in Academic Partnerships

CLO Magazine

Since 2005, the SCM program has kept pace with advances in technology, the distribution industry and shifting adult learning styles. The following program enhancements have been made: • Self-paced, online courses were replaced with action learning assignments. Best Western learning leaders needed to provide access to higher education for their members without disrupting their ability to operate its hotels.

How To Easily Implement Blended Learning in the Classroom


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. The greatest part of introducing a blended learning approach to your classroom is that you can encourage (and manage) communication.

2013 Excellence in E-Learning

CLO Magazine

Gold: Ivy Planning Group Human psychology is to Ivy Planning Group’s learning programs what wood pulp is to paper. Ivy’s learning programs are founded on a group of subtle behaviors called microtriggers. International Paper hired Ivy to create a learning program that would train front-line leaders in various business functions on inclusive leadership. The program also lets client management assess employee learning performance.

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Learning & development people unite!

Making Change

We, the downtrodden and ignored learning and development professionals of the world, hereby shake off the shackles of convention and obedience and proclaim the arrival of a new order, a new age of enlightenment in which we valiantly defend truth, honor, and our learners by… well, by not being such pushovers. Julie Dirksen: her book Design For How People Learn and her blog.

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials

Association eLearning

Over the last six years, if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s all content, if relevant, can be repurposed for new use. The question for any association in this situation is, “how are you changing its delivery and purpose to engage your members in new learning styles?”. These new learning styles are incredible opportunities for your association to create new income streams.

Bob Pike #ASTDMENA Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Bob Pike launched the third and final day of ASTD’s Middle East and North Africa event with a keynote that took some well-established principles of good learning design and put his own unique and engaging spin on them. Along the way he discussed learning styles (in a different phrase) and generations.

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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. Blended Learning - Julie Wedgwood. Informal and Social Learning - Jane Hart.

No Folk Science-Based Design!

Clark Quinn

While there’s a lot of folk science around that’s detrimental to society and more, I want to focus on folk science that undermines our ability to assist people in achieving their goals, supporting learning and performance. There’re more: learning styles , digital natives, I could go on. They are not sound bases for learning design! Use the best learning principles, regardless!

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The Profile of an e-Learner: It pays to know your learner better


Technology-aided learning has found a strong foothold in corporate learning in the past decade or so. This success has motivated companies and professionals to identify ways of increasing the impact and effectiveness of e-learning. Research in education is focusing n instructional designs and learning methodologies that can be implemented to increase the effectiveness of e-learning. Learning styles and Thinking styles: Identify what describes your learner best.

6 Reasons Why Video Is a Fantastic Medium for Training


Joe has created dozens of hours of learning and training content for clients in the pharmaceutical, education, retail and transportation industries. His post covers six reasons why video is a great medium for training and how it meets the needs of various learning styles. Today’s guest post is by Joe Gough, head of video production at DTV.

Janhavi Padture – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Janhavi has spoken at various industry conferences (including AICC, ASTD, eLearning Guild) and local groups on topics pertaining to online learning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations, we proudly present ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’, a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Learnnovators: What according to you is the future of e-learning? ABOUT JANHAVI PADTURE (V.P.,



Janhavi has spoken at various industry conferences (including AICC, ASTD, eLearning Guild) and local groups on topics pertaining to online learning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations, we proudly present ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’, a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Learnnovators: What according to you is the future of e-learning? ABOUT JANHAVI PADTURE (V.P.,

Effective Interface Designs for eLearning

Association eLearning

In this post, we will discuss the importance of interface design – what the learning experience will “look and feel” like. To start, we’ll talk about audience analysis, which is the critical first step in design, and then we’ll look at some elements of good screen design that apply directly to learning. It’s vital to understand your audience when crafting learning objectives, too. Stick with quick, accessible column style writing. •

A Functional Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 3

Connect Thinking

Over the last couple of months I’ve blogged about change management when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see part 1 – setting the context , and part 2 – organisational perspective ). Today is the third of five posts on the topic of change management, this time looking at how a learning technology strategy impacts Human Resources and the Learning and Development team and function, and how the change can be managed.

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Curation 101

From the Coleface

Just when you thought you had enough e-learning buzzwords, curation came along. ” Content curation evolved as a digital marketing discipline to enhance search engine optimisation and then crossed over into the learning space. I chose learning basic Photoshop for photographers (a close to home example as my wife will soon be embarking on this learning journey as part of teaching photography). This is where ‘traditional’ formal learning comes in.

5 Strategies for Designing Brain-Friendly e-Learning Courses


We have a few answers that will help you make your e-Learning course more brain-friendly and effective! Follow these 5 tips to create successful e-Learning—designed especially for the brain: Engage them, and they’ll learn. Learning is more effective if it’s done actively, rather than passively. This is because active learning stimulates a variety of areas in the brain and promotes memory. That way, your learners aren’t just learning random bits of content.

Big Data: A Game Changer For E-Learning


Though it might be alarming for some to know that the digital footprints we leave behind each and every second could be tracked for various purposes (good and bad), it is exciting for us as learning professionals to think of the possibilities of putting these digital breadcrumbs to better use in the learning and development landscape. In the e-learning scenario, Big Data is the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content. Introduction.

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Undoing Hollywood (How I Learned to Love Teaching High School Media)

TechSmith Camtasia

Then I learned that the for-profit entity that owned our school was ending the video production program. And I’ve learned that there are huge differences between these two levels of media students. a maddeningly diverse range of learning styles. They were expected to bring a certain digital savviness to the learning environment, care for their own equipment, sign out additional gear from the school and be able to manage their time to complete various video assignments.

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LMS and LCMS: What’s the Difference?


If you’re confused about the differences between a learning management system (LMS) and a learning content management system (LCMS), you’re not alone. In essence, an LMS is a high-level, strategic solution for planning, delivering, and managing all learning events within an organization, including online, virtual classroom, and instructor-led courses. In contrast, the focus of an LCMS is on learning content.


Shaping an eLearning Solution

Zephyr Learning

Making elearning work is a challenge, and I know from experience that there is very little emphasis placed on the people who will be taking the learning! Effective engagement is important and of course goes without say for any learning solution, however we find that many people confuse the words engagement and interaction. Any type of learning must engage for it to succeed. It demonstrates the need for a variety of activity approaches to delivering the learning.

Ten tips to build interactivity


Interactivity is a key component in the learning process. While it’s relatively easy for a teacher in a classroom to interact with the learners and, by ‘reading’ the situation, involve them in the learning process in the most effective ways, it’s much harder for those producing online learning materials. For one thing, they can only make educated guesses at their learners’ needs, state of mind, attitude to and preferences for learning and so on.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms.

6 Tips for Effective eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Appeal to all learning styles. When designing your online course, consider all possible learning styles. Effective eLearning courses take these different learning styles into account prior to course creation. Navigation and functionality should be the top priority when choosing a learning management system (LMS) to host your online courses. Although many people can create online courses, creating an effective course can be much more difficult.

Can Knowledge Sharing Transform Learning?

CLO Magazine

Create structure around expert-to-expert learning to take advantage of its potential. As the corporate learning industry has evolved in the past few years, we now spend a lot of time talking about Gen X and millennials’ learning styles, user-authored content sharing, expertise directories and knowledge sharing. But how does all this fit into our overall learning strategy? What is your role in this new world of expert-to-expert learning?