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.

5 Tips to Design eLearning to Match Different Learning Styles

Adobe Captivate

This statement is particularly relevant in the ways we learn, as each one of us has a particular learning style. When we go through training that matches our learning style, we are interested, engaged and are able to internalise it effortlessly. In this blog, I begin with the key learning styles and then move on to 5 tips that Instructional Designers can use to design eLearning or online training to match the different learning styles.

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.

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.”

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.

Training Must Be Inconsistent!!!

ID Reflections

Consistency in training is one of the advantages of e-learning, we claim, as opposed to a human facilitator who could be tired, irritable, not in the mood, or just not well versed with the subject s/he is conducting the training on. In comparison, once an e-learning program is created, it comes with the following advantages: Easy dissemintation Wide reach Self paced.blah blah blah And CONSISTENT An e-learning program does not have mood swings or give in to frailties of the body.

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.

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.

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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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.)

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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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.

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. Formal learning constitutes only a tiny part of the spectrum.

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.

Leveraging The Benefits Of Blended Learning For The Next Generation Workforce

G-Cube

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

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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Personalized and adaptive learning

Clark Quinn

For reasons that are unclear even to me, I was thinking about personalized versus adaptive learning. It’s kinda simplistic, but I think it may help to differentiate personalized and adaptive learning. no learningstyles’ :).

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?

More Myths-Based Marketing

Clark Quinn

The post in question was announcing a new initiative, specifically “nano-learning” to address the new generation with a plan for “digital native advancement” And, to my surprise when I chased the links, they pointed to Pew Research Center data. Learning Styles myth.

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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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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.

Spaced Learning: An approach to increase knowledge retention at Maruti

G-Cube

With our 20+ years of experience in the learning industry, GCube was approached to analyze the challenges specific to the automobile industry and develop an industry specific learning solution called the Spaced Learning Program. Addressed different learning habits.

Top Learning Management Systems for an Incredible Training Experience

G-Cube

The top learning management systems offer on-demand training and efficiently track employee performance. Learning activities are evolving at a rapid pace across the globe. There are various paradigms for seeking knowledge or learning something new. The new-age learners are leaning towards modern LMSs to align the right kind of learning with pertinent business needs. Let us discuss top LMS features which cater to the personalized learning needs of all: User management.

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.

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

G-Cube

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. e-Learning Microlearning

Today’s New Learning Strategy. Are You Ready?

Aptara

Today’s New Learning Strategy. One of the most difficult tasks in developing a strategic learning road map is understanding the key areas of learning impact. With the evolving changes in the learning and performance marketplace, it is more challenging than ever to understand how all of the critical components align to ensure stability and meet the increasing demand for performance-driven results. . Corporate Learning & Performance.

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. What Role and Benefits Can Online Learning Have in the Everyday Classroom? Keep Learning!

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Creating Great Custom eLearning Courses Using Varied Interactivities

Adobe Captivate

In all strategies, one thing is for sure, we are looking for higher engagement levels as compared to standard click and learn kind of eLearning courses. In the digital learning situation, asking such questions will help learners exercise their mental faculty better. There are no right or wrong answers, but diagnostic feedback that helps learners learn about the concept better. The course was able to help the learners make better choices and improve their learning process.

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

Tesseract Learning

Other information, such as learning styles, personality types, etc., Sometimes, you will have to start the whole cycle again, starting with the collection and analysis of data. What is DEI, and why has it become a huge talking point in the last decade?

3 ways to save gobs of time when designing training

Making Change

To do that, you invite the client to a quick needs analysis discussion, which you’ll disguise as a meeting to “help me understand the problem.” Learn some handy phrases in the imaginary language Zeko in an activity that relies 99% on text. I can already hear people saying, “But what about learning styles?!” ” to which I say, “ Learning styles are bunk.” Everyone wants it yesterday.

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