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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.&#.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.)

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.

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.

The Many Benefits Of Tapping Into Organizational Knowledge

G-Cube

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. Organizational Knowledge, for modern organization , embraces more than simple data or theories. A learning organization also identifies, within its structure, three levels of learning.

Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

During the interview, Lauren asked some very thoughtful questions about the relationship between theory and practice. I made this comment as part of the interview: It’s easy to get caught up in theories without really looking at whether the research support is there. Learning styles (like visual, auditory, kinesthetic) have much less effect on learning results than other factors, but we often focus on them heavily.

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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!

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. I like to keep tabs on things related to workplace learning, technology, social tools that generally help people power up their learning so that they can work smarter. Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. 2018 Blended Learning Studies: The Year in Review.

Convert your Obsolete eLearning Content into Highly Engaging One

Wizcabin

While that has a lot of positive effects on the e-learning industry, there are also a few negativity about it. Make Learning Accessible On The Go. During the initial stages of e-learning, most courses were developed to run on laptops and desktop computers alone. Deliver Content In Format That Caters To Employees Learning Needs. That’s because most employees have different learning styles and preferences that work for them.

Ruth Clark: Evidence Based E-Learning #dl09 #dl09-104

Learning Visions

These are live blogged notes from DevLearn '09 -- session with Ruth Clark on Evidenced Based E-Learning. I arrived a few minutes late to the session and just had to dive in. ** Learning Styles/the Learning Styles Myth -- Did an experiment: Self report, Barsch learning style inventory, memory test. Her new book takes on the biggest myths of the field including Learning Styles. For whom do graphics improve learning?

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A Peek Into the Future of Instructional Design

CommLab India

Research insights into the science of learning. ID will improve when designers get more insights into how people learn. Research in this field continues to influence learning design and will do so in the future as well. To this end, instructional designers need to understand the basics of the cognitive load theory, which suggests learners can learn and retain information effectively, if it is delivered without ‘overloading’ their mental capacity.

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 On the whole, this structured analysis provides a comprehensive support to the training developers and facilitators who work in teams to create game-like trainings.

How Film Can Enhance Learning

CLO Magazine

Above all, movies can unite those with different communication and learning styles. Scholars and practitioners of workplace learning have put forward the claim that using film and other forms of multimedia enhances learning. However, the evidence of film’s usefulness in a corporate learning setting has been far from convincing. ” This model consists of four recommendations for using film in a corporate learning setting.

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Save the Learners! Build an Open and Shut Serious Game Strategy

Cinecraft

They are going to stick with it till the end and feel compelled to take it again as the Flow Theory suggests! The Flow Theory as named by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the Hungarian psychologist, is the mental state of a person being completely immersed in an activity or learning event. There have been studies on the Flow Theory and the relationship to games and skill development or behavior change. Needs analysis is where you start when you embark on any sort of project.

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

Here’re the questions and my answers as presented to the students: Learning Design Evangelist Clark Quinn Answers Questions. Clark: Several: The first is folks who only know the surface level of ID, not understanding the nuances of the components of learning (examples, concepts, etc), and consequently creating ineffective designs without even being aware. Do you foresee a future where higher education is delivered primarily through distance learning?

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? I say “trained,” but it was more a case of, “Read this and learn.” ” I became familiar with the notorious idea of learning styles. As one of my mentors told me back then, “If you needed a learning theory, you could find one to support most of your notions about learning!”

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.

"Listen, Observe" - the sound of chances squandered

Learning Rocks

Day three of my PTLLS and, and after a whistlestop tour of TNA (training needs analysis, for the uninitiated; "straightforward" apparently) and teaching methods (PowerPoint isn't, but reading is, and so is "e-learning"* - best suited only to reflective/theorist learning styles though), we had gotten as far as lesson planning. Fair enough; perhaps my irreverent tone had the effect of making my whole plan a joke, not worthy of comment.

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Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? In this webcast, you’ll learn the steps to become a mindful leader. Learn to meditate. Evaluate the results of a blended learning campaign.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Here they are (I have removed one or two as I don’t agree with them, and have put my interpretations at the bottom): Definition of an E-Learning Curve – Bloom’s Taxonomy - The E-Learning Curve , February 4, 2010 A colleague recently asked me “What is an e-learning curve?&# Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning - The eLearning Coach , February 8, 2010 The noise about the release of Apple’s iPad has been a bit overwhelming.

How to Build High Impact Courses that Get Lasting Results with Instructional Designer Julie Dirksen

LifterLMS

Learn how to build high impact courses that get lasting results with instructional designer Julie Dirksen in this LMScast episode with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Julie is the author of the book Design For How People Learn. Chris and Julie discuss the various gaps in student’s learning, and how online course creators can optimize their programs to help their students succeed. Chris and Julie talk about the various learning gaps that are holding students back.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:15 PM Labels: instructional design , rapid e-learning 44comments: Tony Karrer said. Learning?