7 Major Learning Styles – Which One are You?

LearnDash

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.

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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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.

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

G-Cube

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.

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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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.

JANHAVI PADTURE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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.,

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. •

Big Data: A Game Changer For E-Learning

Learnnovators

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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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.

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.

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?

4 Reasons eLearning is Perfect for Building Creative Skills

OpenSesame

It seems counterintuitive at first glance: learning marketing and creative skills like copywriting or graphic design online? You control the speed of learning. In the online environment provided by elearning courses, you can learn at your own pace, stopping to revisit more challenging concepts as needed. This is especially helpful when learning a skill such as Photoshop or InDesign. You choose your learning style.

Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

But that doesn’t mean technology is all leaders need to learn. The impact of social media has complicated matters. The Power of Information Learning Being open, approachable and vulnerable in an age where information can be had in the blink of an eye is a bit like a high-wire balancing act with many moving parts. Informal learning from peers, mentors and supervisors can be just as impactful, if not more so. ” The Perfect Learning Mix.

How to Retrain for a Second Career

CLO Magazine

When factored into learning design, understanding employees’ personalities and what motivates them at work can make it easier to retrain an individual. Who You Are, What You Do The fact that an employee excelled in a previous function doesn’t necessarily mean the job was optimally suited to his or her natural style; many learn to perform well in roles that are less than ideal. Again, it’s important to differentiate between learned and innate preferences.

In a World of Info Overflow, Embrace Lean Learning

CLO Magazine

Companies should tighten their learning efforts as much as possible to meet individual need and information overload. This environment is arguably the most intensely stimulating period in history, with distractions coming from every direction in the form of social media, mobile devices and other Internet-based applications. Information in today’s business world simply changes too rapidly, and the training and learning process is too slow to keep pace.

How New CLOs Should Handle The First 90 Days

CLO Magazine

The conventional vision for the role has the CLO identify him or herself as a learning leader first and foremost, capturing the organization’s learning needs and putting together offerings to meet them. This vision is rooted in the legacy of training from which the learning function evolved. Everything the CLO does, every learning strategy and initiative must align to the business strategy. Add global learners, and learning styles become even more complex.

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BIG DATA: A GAME CHANGER FOR E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

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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Engage Passive Learners

CLO Magazine

To initiate and sustain behavioral change, motivate these learners to engage with their learning environment in a deep and personal way. These behaviors can negatively impact the learning experience for even the most enthusiastic participants, and an estimated 60 percent of people are passive learners, according to a 2009 presentation from leadership development firm Lominger. The rationale behind active learning is simple: Active learning focuses on changing behaviors.

Are MOOCs all they’re hyped up to be? Two enthusiasts share their experiences

Saffron Interactive

As an undergraduate student, I’m used to face-to-face lessons, so a full online learning experience is new to me, and that’s why I asked some active users of MOOCs about their experiences. You have both taken MOOCs – what’s it like to learn fully online? But I find MOOCs a fun way to learn and I really like the social aspect of it. Also, some courses are designed so that to fully participate, you need to set up accounts with social networks or have your own blog.

Workforce Development Executives Tackle Challenges Presented by New World of Work

CLO Magazine

Chicago, March 27, 2013 —Hundreds of enterprise learning leaders convened last week in Austin, Texas, for the Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium hosted by Chief Learning Officer magazine. which publishes Chief Learning Officer magazine. “One universal takeaway was the importance of closing the gap between the content and delivery of learning and employees’ unique learning styles, preferences and motivations.

Power to the People: Deloitte’s Nick van Dam

CLO Magazine

By providing a career map and a variety of learning opportunities, Deloitte encourages employees to be proactive about their own development. Whereas many CLOs fortuitously find themselves in the learning and development world as their careers progress, Nick van Dam has been a player in the learning sphere in some capacity for as long as he can remember, beginning with his first job in 1985 as a learning consultant. • On-demand learning.

Selecting the Best From the Rest

CLO Magazine

To ensure employees have the learning they need to be successful, choosing the right learning delivery method is essential. There are many ways to deliver learning. When the goal is top performance, what method learning leaders choose to deliver that learning can be as important as the content. Executive education programs also are being influenced by the available range of learning modalities. Learning Investments 1. Choose a learning modality.

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Teachers Turning to EdTech [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Not too long ago, I wrote an article about the social media use in the classroom , how it is gaining in popularity, and whether or not it is ideal for all situations. In particular, I found it quite telling that 3 out of 4 teachers say that ed tech allows them to reinforce and expand on content, motivate students, and accommodate a wider range of learning styles. I find this a bit alarming, as I don’t think more technology equates to the best learning strategy.

Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

TechSmith Camtasia

While the technology itself isn’t new, the discussion about how these technologies can improve teaching and learning has taken on a new urgency. Khan didn’t invent the idea of the flipped classroom, it was initially proposed by Lage, Platt and Treglia in their article “ Inverting the Classroom: A Gateway to Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment.” The intersection between teaching, learning and technology. Steve Salik is the Director of Learning Technology for the W.

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Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate. The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. LMSs, LCMSs, and Learning Management Platforms.

TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate. The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. LMSs, LCMSs, and Learning Management Platforms.

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

Learnnovators

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’. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull.

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Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

A 2013 Accenture survey on Skills and Employment Trends revealed that a large skills gap exists in most businesses. Here we have compiled a list of the current ways in which workplace learning is being imparted: 1. Mobile Learning. The increasing millennial population is driving the demand for learning on the go, because companies must cater to their learning styles, if they are to fully tap the potential of this techno savvy generation.

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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

We can say with confidence that the goal of leaders, managers, and learning professionals is to help workers achieve optimal "at the moment performance." Then as learning professionals we converge at the moment of performance. Specifically, in the past, our momentum in learning and training is “teaching something.” Teaching was based on rigid curriculums , testing , design , multimedia , presentations , retention , tracking , traditional learning styles and many more.

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

Read the previous article: People Don’t Learn as Well Online. They have different learning styles and preferences, different needs and different questions. The course was based on the theory of connectivism, which Downes has defined as “the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks.”.

Learning Management Systems Promote Knowledge Sharing

TOPYX LMS

The research article Knowledge Sharing in the Workplace: Motivators and Demotivators states, “… research predicts that the creation and dissemination of knowledge, especially in large organizations, requires both a cultural-social and a technological dimension. By its very design and nature, an eLearning platform, also known as an LMS (a social learning management system) allows knowledge sharing to happen naturally. billion in 2013.

Learning Management Systems Promote Knowledge Sharing

TOPYX LMS

The research article Knowledge Sharing in the Workplace: Motivators and Demotivators states, “… research predicts that the creation and dissemination of knowledge, especially in large organizations, requires both a cultural-social and a technological dimension. By its very design and nature, an eLearning platform, also known as an LMS (a social learning management system) allows knowledge sharing to happen naturally. billion in 2013.