The Learning Styles Zombie

Clark Quinn

It’s June, and June is Learning Styles month for the Debunker’s Club. Now, I’ve gone off on Learning Styles before ( here , here , here , and here ), but it’s been a while, and they refuse to die. Surely, it make sense to adapt the learning to their style, so that we’re optimizing their outcome, right? There is no consistent evidence that adapting to learning styles works. meta-learning

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

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Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

The Mosaic of Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

Yes I'm a few days late for David Kelly’s Learning Styles ‘Awareness’ Day , so I hope you forgive me. While most of the recent posts on using learning styles in instructional design have been mainly against using them, I'm going to. take a slightly different position—not that we need to cater to each individual style, but that learning styles may be helpful when designing learning platforms.

Metalearning and Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

One of the elements in the Periodic Chart of Agile Learning is metalearning — being aware of and taking control of one's own learning (Biggs, 1985). However, since most educational and training activities normally teach learners what to learn, rather than how to learn, this is one task that does not come easily for some learners. It is often used in Learning Style theory. This also apples to other types of learning styles. Effect size.

Learning Styles are for the individual, not group

Big Dog, Little Dog

NOTE: I left this comment in eLearn Magazine's, Why Is the Research on Learning Styles Still Being Dismissed by Some Learning Leaders and Practitioners by Guy Wallace. Perhaps one of the best papers on learning styles is Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Ecclestone's, Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review (PDF). the unit of analysis must be the individual rather than the group.”

Learning Thursday #4: Is Constructivism an Effective Approach to Instructional Design?

Adobe Captivate

Learning Thursday is a blog series that features a new L&D article every other week along with discussion points. Check out the last Learning Thursday here. Last October, I posted a list of articles related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the learning environment. Many learning professionals incorporate constructivism into their instructional design approach.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. The objective of this sectionis only to introduce the concepts and encourage the beginners to learn more about the models and theories.

Significant Signs To Measure The Effectiveness Of Microlearning For Your Corporate Training Strategy

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It has been adopted as the latest approach to employee training, resulting in a major shift of learning & development landscape. When organizations consider developing an effective online learning strategy, adopting the new workplace culture is the key. For this, microlearning is widely accepted as an effective solution to cater to personalized learning needs. They want to learn at their own pace and work upon their own development scale.

Top 5 Effective Ways to Deliver Corporate Training Videos

Kitaboo

The Digital revolution has laid new paths for training and thus, enterprises are coming up with effective ways to deliver corporate training. This is what makes video training more effective than regular classroom training. Video training supports multisensory learning.

How to Effectively Design an eLearning Course

ProProfs

This results in successful learning. Do a Needs Analysis. Analyze and understand your target audience and their learning needs. What are their knowledge gaps/learning objectives? What are their preferred learning styles? Learning & Training

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. •

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. Let’s take a look at what the research literature has to say on “learning styles” and how they apply to instruction.

Learning by Influence or Influence to Learn?

Origin Learning

When it comes to learning and development and skills enhancement, organizations prefer to look for tangible outcomes. The flow and schedule of training programs in enterprises are done keeping in mind the measure of performance, productivity and how the learnings impact business. If time, energy, and effort allocation are key factors, the cost-benefit assessment that becomes the core of a learning architecture, is what defines the design and structure of the workplace learning.

Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

A nalysis: In the analysis phase, one of the most important things is to define the purpose of the course you are about to work on. Clearly stating your learning goals at the beginning will help you define the roadmap for your course. Taking the information you acquired in the Analysis step, you can now start to lay out the strategy. Typically, in the Design phase you will: Write learning objectives. appeared first on Obsidian Learning.

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How To Identify Employees Training Needs And Improve Effectiveness of Training Programs

WalkMe Training Station

They are: Account for all different learning styles and personalities. Tie your learning objectives to business strategy. Be flexible and let employees learn at their own pace. These needs relate to individual learning styles, timelines, skills gaps, and development objectives. In fact, Training Industry calls it “the single most important thing” in planning effective training programs. Step 2: Job-task analysis.

Learning Experience Platforms (LXP): Effective Workplace Learning for Today’s Employees

Kea

Companies began to buy learning management systems (LMS) to archive online lessons and track employee use. A generation of Internet-connected people entered the workforce and changed learning styles for everyone. These workers did not think highly of administrator-driven learning platforms that gave them little control over what and when they learned. They wanted learning that would fit their tight schedules as well as their compartmented knowledge needs.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

Learnnovators

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. DesignJot is an iPad app (from Allen Communication Learning Services, Inc.)

Learning Experience Platforms (LXP): Effective Workplace Learning for Today’s Employees

MagicBox

Companies began to buy learning management systems (LMS) to archive online lessons and track employee use. A generation of Internet-connected people entered the workforce and changed learning styles for everyone. These workers did not think highly of administrator-driven learning platforms that gave them little control over what and when they learned. They wanted learning that would fit their tight schedules as well as their compartmented knowledge needs.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. You say “I learned by observing what worked and didn’t.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Formal learning constitutes only a tiny part of the spectrum.

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

Learnnovators

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. DesignJot is an iPad app (from Allen Communication Learning Services, Inc.)

Leveraging The Benefits Of Blended Learning For The Next Generation Workforce

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When it comes to embracing the benefits of online learning by incorporating mobility and social media, then blended learning comes as a solution. The significance of blended learning has been redefined in every single way. It is a perfect combination of e-learning software used in a traditional classroom environment to provide effective training courses. Social Learning: A Significant Piece in Blended Learning. e-Learning Blended Learning

Using Design Thinking To Create Better Custom eLearning Solutions

Adobe Captivate

In my previous blogs on Whole Brain Learning and Kolb’s learning styles, I talked about how we can improve the learning process by using certain strategies that are targeted to individual learning styles. From Kolb’s theories, we know two important styles that are converging and diverging. These two styles are used in Design Thinking which will be explained little later. Same can be applied to the learning context.

15 Tips and Strategies to Engage Remote Learners Through High-impact Virtual Training

EI Design

Drawing up a long-term, sustainable action plan that covers not only the transition but also has crucial measures to ascertain: The effectiveness of the training in the new mode. You can offer Microlearning based learning paths (with varied formats to suit different learning styles).

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How a Training Management System Fosters Consistent Learning Outcomes

Absorb LMS

Learning is the top leadership challenge, according to Deloitte’s “ 2019 Global Human Capital Trends ” study. However, delivering consistent results across a diverse workforce of employee backgrounds, cultures and learning styles is a key L&D leadership challenge. Effective messaging does not mean one single educational pathway for the entire workforce. A training management system can foster individual learning pathways for consistent outcomes.

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Customization – The #1 Requirement to Build an Effective Sales Training Curriculum

CommLab India

That’s the number one tip that we offer our clients, when they express their desire to build an effective sales training curriculum through off-the-shelf eLearning courses. Secondly, every audience is unique , and sales training course content that is crafted and customized along the lines of a detailed analysis of the buyer personas will help fuel sales and increase conversion rates. Then there are the individual learners themselves, who have different learning styles.

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2 Critical Factors Of LMS Switching

Upside Learning

Typically, an LMS switching endeavor goes through the following 7 step process, each including a planning phase: Learning & Training – Business Analysis. Data (which includes content like learning material, user generated content, training records etc.) It also involves migrating or rather retaining the ‘learning style’. Learning Style refers to the learner’s way of working with the existing system.

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Daily Bookmarks 07/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Examines what cognitive science actually tells us about different learning styles and argues that the best answer is to choose the modality that best suits the content rather than adapting to the student. tags: learning , cognition , learningstyles , research , education. Ask the Cognitive Scientist: "Brain-Based" Learning: More Fiction than Fact. This article examines several myths of brain-based learning, looking at what the neuroscience research actually tells us.

The Many Benefits Of Tapping Into Organizational Knowledge

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Along with a number of other ramifications, this shift brings with itself the need for ‘lifetime learning’. In this scenario, Technology-aided learning builds a successful organization. An analysis of these numbers was conducted to predict future strategies. Many organizations make success stories out of knowledge sharing and continuous workplace learning and can be termed as Learning Organizations. Individual Learning. Team or Group Learning.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Learning and Development

Hurix Digital

A lot of enterprises have already incorporated AI in their learning strategy. We will now explore the role of AI in learning and development. Most enterprise learning strategies depend on holistic teaching. Personalize Learning According to the Learner.

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Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 5

CourseArc

The beauty of online learning is that the methods and activities can be used whether students return to the classroom, learn from home, or experience a combination of both. In this post, we will explore how online learning can support classroom learning and steps you can take now to keep growing as an online instructor. What Role and Benefits Can Online Learning Have in the Everyday Classroom? Do you need more help with blended learning? Keep Learning!

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Is Knowledge Transfer Part of Your L&D Strategy?

Bottom-Line Performance

Respondents to our 2014 Learning and Remembering Survey indicated that they know what effective training looks like, but external limitations and roadblocks prevent them from delivering learning solutions that improve performance. Unfortunately, the individual tasked with developing and/or delivering training inside an organization is sometimes a subject matter expert in disguise; they know their content but they do not know how to help employees learn it!

Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

Learning styles (like visual, auditory, kinesthetic) have much less effect on learning results than other factors, but we often focus on them heavily. Bloom didn’t have any research for his taxonomy, but I still find it useful for my own planning; I just don’t pretend there’s a research-based argument for classifying a verb as application instead of analysis. As a follow-up question , she asked where I learned the above about Gagné and Bloom.

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10-Point Guide to Training Content Development

Hurix Digital

You need to talk to them, understand their learning needs and learning styles, and create content that is customized to their specific needs and job-roles. The hallmark of effective training content is it-. Business Needs Analysis. Learning Needs Analysis.