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.&#.

Rethinking Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve pointed out the problems with learning styles in the past, but I want to rethink them with you, as we took quite a positive out of them in a unique way. This was back in 99-2000, when I led a project developing an intelligently adaptive learning system (Intellectricity ™; inspired by Joe Miller ’s vision of a system that respected who you were as a learner). Think: learning skills instead of learning styles , and develop your learners accordingly!

Six Sizzling Benefits of Training Needs Analysis – Part 2

CommLab India

In the first blog of this beginner series,we discussed ‘ What is Training Needs Analysis? ‘ Training Needs Analysis (TNA) provides insights and concrete data to identify the training needs within an organization. This blog shares SIX advantages of a well conducted Training Needs Analysis. A successful Training Needs Analysis will help training managers identify performance gaps and address these gaps with appropriate training.

Evaluating Your eLearning

eFront

In this article, we uncover a research-based model for evaluating your eLearning course before that final takeoff from the runway. This is what the creators of this evaluation tool say: “Although a number of frameworks exist that are intended to guide and support the evaluation of educational software, few have been designed that consider explicitly the use of games or simulations in education. Think about the immersion level of the learning context.

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.

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.)

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.)

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. This kind of evaluation is known as Formative Evaluation.

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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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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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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. They have been involved with the international Atlantis Project for the past year, which among other things took them to Cork in Ireland and Frankfurt/Darmstadt in Germany for 2 weeks, where they were engaged fully in international collaborative e-learning research.

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. There are many different learning styles, and consistency is about getting the same message across for all learners.

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How to analyze your e-Learning Courses before setting up

Wizcabin

In case you’re wondering how to analyze your e-learning courses, you might have to stop worrying about it. That’s because we’ll be sharing with you everything you need to know about it, including what content analysis entails. What Is Content Analysis?

How to analyze your eLearning courses before setting up

Wizcabin

That’s because we’ll be sharing with you everything you need to know about it, including what content analysis entails. What Is Content Analysis? In case you’re interested in setting up your e-learning courses, here are a few ways to analyze your e-learning courses.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

Bringing Generations Together through Collaboration and Informal Learning: Faith Legendre , Senior Global Consultant at Cisco WebEx , provided the audience with a synopsis of our 4 major generations today (Generation Vet, Boomers, Gen Y & Gen X), and an overview of their changing learning styles over time (push to pull, formal to informal, comprehensive to nibblets, and physical classes to online). conference audio challenges e-learning enterprise 2.0

How To Create A More Diverse, Equitable, And Inclusive (DEI) Workplace

Tesseract Learning

Other information, such as learning styles, personality types, etc., Evaluate And Review. It is an ongoing activity where you need to pause, evaluate, and review your efforts. What is DEI, and why has it become a huge talking point in the last decade?

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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Why learning analytics are important for eLearning

Wizcabin

However, this method isn’t as effective as using learning analytics. Unlike LMS, whose “activity-based” reports only point out a few substandard trends, learning analytics provide more actionable insights into trends. How to successfully implement learning analytics.

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. 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.

7 Ways to Maximize Learning in Your Training Programs

QuoDeck

How many times have you gone to training programs as a student or a professional and been able to recall or put what you learned into practice? Now check out the tips listed below on how to get the most out of any training program and improve your learning retention : 1.

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!

Rethinking Redux

Clark Quinn

The article investigates performance reviews, and finds them lacking, citing one study that found: “a meta-analysis of 607 studies of performance evaluations and concluded that at least 30% of the performance reviews ended up in decreased employee performance.” There are alternatives that are more respectful of how people really think, work, and learn, and consequently more effective.

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Actions To Implement Successful Employee Onboarding Process

Wizcabin

Give them pre-assessment to determine their learning gap. You can also utilize the SWOT analysis to understand their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. No doubt, employees have different learning styles and learning paths.

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. Step 2: Job-task analysis. Are there standards and metrics to evaluate the task? What are their learning styles?

How to curate the most relevant content for your learners

OpenSesame

With the amount of courses available to L&D professionals, the manual process of evaluating elearning content can be challenging. But, how do you evaluate courses and, more importantly, ensure they are highly relevant to your learners? . You don’t have enough time to evaluate the large amount of elearning content available and get everything else done.

Six simple Steps to conduct Training Needs Analysis-part4

CommLab India

Six Steps to Conduct Training Needs Analysis. Training Needs Analysis helps you identify the performance gaps and determine which training can successfully address those deficits. In this beginner series on Training Needs Analysis, we’ve dealt with what training needs analysis is, its benefits and levels. In the fourth blog of this series, let’s check the Six Steps for conducting a Training Needs Analysis. Evaluate desired competencies. E-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.

Moving To eLearning

Upside Learning

Our customers account for a number of factors before taking the plunge into e-Learning. I was trying to put together some of the key change factors leading organizations to adopt e-learning stand-alone and as a part of the training blend. Some of these change factors translate to simply ‘business needs’ which fuel the need for e-learning in the business. Without the appropriate need or a real business case for e-Learning, it may seem like another fad.

How to Develop a Sustainable Remote Onboarding Program for Your Virtual Teams

Obsidian Learning

Read on to learn how to rapidly convert or create a virtual onboarding program that ticks all the boxes. If creating a brand-new virtual onboarding program , this step is also valid, but should be applied to the rough mass of content rather than existing learning resources.

Defining Assessment Items from Learning Goals

TalentLMS

Without assessments both the course and the learning promise are incomplete. Assessments are evidence that learning did take place, that learners have achieved the learning goals and are now ready to perform it in the work-context. What about the pilot who says he loves to fly and learned flying through “lots of practice!”? Assessments establish learning by linking performance to learning goals. Assessment items are directly inherited from learning goals.

20 Training survey questions

Ed App

The mobile-first learning platform includes an extensive library of over 50 templates geared for every type of learning style. Training survey question #6 – Have you learned something new about working with chemicals with this lesson?

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.

Online Learning Benefits

Solo Learning

Four Reasons to Use Online Learning. In the past decade, the need for, and use of, online learning (eLearning) has soared. Because traditional, instructor-led training is more familiar, some companies have been hesitant to venture into this delivery arena; but the benefits of online learning are quite noteworthy. Here are some reasons to consider online learning: Flexibility. With this in mind, online learning can be completed at any time, in any place.

Top 10 Training Mistakes

Your Training Edge

Adults learn in different ways and focus on different material. To avoid this problem, provide your students a general outline of what’s covered in training and what they are expected to learn. It’s necessary to show people how to learn by giving them examples during training. Evaluate your training programs for real-life, pertinent examples. Seven: Developing training courses without a front-end analysis.

ADDIE Model of Instructional Design

Continu

Winston Churchill said, “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” This statement rings true when you are developing your learning and training program. ADDIE stands for analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate. Evaluation.

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Promoting Informal Learning at the Workplace—Featuring 5 Examples

EI Design

In our early years, informal learning is the significant way we learn. In fact, we continue to learn through this approach even at the workplace. In spite of this, many people are skeptical about the impact of informal learning at the workplace. However, I believe that it should be part of the overall learning strategy as learners respond positively to it and organizations can easily provide support to promote it. Learning at the workplace happens all the time.

Making Learning Available in the Flow of Work Using AI

Harbinger Interactive Learning

However, one area that needs due diligence is the need to change how employees learn on the job. Organizations are required to create learning opportunities that support real-time performance scrutiny and are integrated into daily workflow, allowing employees to learn while on the job.