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The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth.

Learning Styles: What Do We Know?

The Performance Improvement Blog

I thought of this proverb when reading Benedict Carey’s New York Times article, Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits. He reports on a survey of learning-styles research that appeared in the journal, Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The authors found no credible evidence that matching teaching styles with learning styles (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic or right-brain/left-brain) helps people learn more effectively.

Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

Trivantis

But how significant really is my “learning style” (visual vs. auditory vs. kinesthetic) in the learning and development community? Many studies from the last few years suggest that learning styles are a myth, a fad, a waste of time, etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues.

5 Reasons Why Self-Paced Training Is Highly Effective

Your Training Edge

You have watched a video, read a book or an article, etc. Self-paced learning adapts to the learner and their abilities to intake and process information. Self-paced learning is defined by the Business Dictionary as a method where the learner initiates the learning.

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning

TalentLMS

Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option.

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.

[Free Webinar!] Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology

Adobe Captivate

If you subscribe to the Learning Thursday blog series, you may have figured out from a recent article that I like blended learning. Blending learning allows us to deliver an experience that is tailored to students’ learning styles and preferences. I’ll facilitate a free virtual session about blended learning on April 2 at 9AM Pacific. Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology.

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?

TOPYX LMS

While it’s good that employers provide training for their employees, it doesn’t mean that training is always effective. Some methods of training delivery are simply more impactful than others. Also, this promotes low-stress learning. Training is like oxygen to a company.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

Some experts interviewed for the first article in the series, In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores , point out that there is little or no clear evidence that technology is paying off. What can or should Learning and Development professionals take away from these articles?

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. Overview of Learning Styles.

6 Strategies You Can Use To Design Effective eLearning For Your Millennial Workforce

Adobe Captivate

With increasing millennial workforce, organizations need to re-evaluate their existing learning strategies. In this article, I will explain 6 strategies that you can use to effectively engage and motivate your millennial workforce. Love working in groups (collaborate and learn).

3 Myths That Prevent You from Learning

KnowledgeOne

They have a “tough skin” to break, despite the fact that we are collectively more educated and that the scientific method allows us to separate the wheat from the chaff, in other words, to distinguish a proven fact from an idea based on intuition alone. 4 emotions of learning.

6 Strategies You Can Use To Design Effective eLearning For Your Millennial Workforce

EI Design

With increasing millennial workforce, organizations need to re-evaluate their existing learning strategies. In this article, I will explain 6 strategies that you can use to effectively engage and motivate your millennial workforce. Love working in groups (collaborate and learn).

Using Design Thinking To Create Better Custom eLearning Solutions

Adobe Captivate

Design thinking is a recent phenomenon in the world of eLearning and it is a method that combines empathy, ideation, and problem-solving of complex and undefined problems. In this article, I will discuss how design thinking can be applied to create better eLearning courses.

Personalized Learning: What is it and What are it’s Benefits?

Learnkit

Personalized Learning is a common buzzword in today’s education industry. There’s no shortage of studies, interviews, and articles praising its effectiveness. Personalized Learning is a form of education that’s built around your learner. – Pre-Learning.

How an eLearning Business Strategy Saves Time and Money

Petra Mayer

eLearning is a learning tool that’s widely adopted around the world and it’s a beneficial business strategy, whatever their size. Traditional learning methods aren’t always the most effective business strategy, and nowadays digital learning is much more appealing to modern workers.

Learning Myths

Convergence Training

Well, the sad fact is that the training/learning and development worlds aren’t immune to these kind of urban myths embedded into their own professional beliefs and practices, either. In fact, many people have mistaken ideas about what training methods are truly effective and which ones are just–well, bunk or even marketing hype. In a future article, we’ll write about some solid, evidence-based training methods that DO improve learning.

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? But why is video so much more effective at accelerating innovation than, say, print – or even eLearning?

The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning

Origin Learning

In the last article, Designing Blended Learning , we learnt a little about the various blended learning models. This article will focus on the Flipped Learning model. The Flipped Learning is a part of the Rotation Model, a subset of the blended learning.

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Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees

TOPYX LMS

Improvement initiatives are pushed forward by individuals who long to see processes become more efficient, procedures become more safe, and organizations become more effective. These company leaders should know that online learning is the best type of learning for employees.

eLearning Cyclops: A Few Things of Interest: #Storyboarding.

eLearning Cyclops

Nugget Head , recently published an article in eLearn Magazine, The Art of Storyboarding , that is a very worthwhile read. Also, NPR had a story regarding the myth of learning styles that is worth a listen. It also sheds light on some teaching methods that do work. Labels: e-Learning , ISD , Storyboard. Reply Delete Jeff September 1, 2011 2:36 PM My pleasure and thank you again for sharing your knowledge of storyboarding and e-learning design.

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing

Gyrus

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing. Before I start, it is best to issue a few disclaimers: I am not a neuroscientist; this blog post is not written with appropriate scientific method. I used to think it was based on my ability to learn.

5 ways to Boost Training ROI with Evaluation Tools

Kitaboo

Knowing the effectiveness, reliability, and outcomes of these training programs offers a benchmark for future improvements. Hence, in this article, we will discuss the impact of training evaluation tools and how you can improve training ROI with it. Learning.

Evidence-Based Training: Learning Maximizers & Learning Myths (An Interview with Dr. Will Thalheimer)

Convergence Training

In this article, the continuation of our series of interviews with noted learning researcher Dr. Will Thalheimer, we’re going to discuss evidence-based training methods and learning myths with no supporting evidence. The focus on evidence-based training methods is central to Dr. Thalheimer’s career and work, and it’s been the central focus of our earlier articles with him, which looked at smile sheets , spaced learning , and elearning effectiveness.

When Traditional Classrooms Go Digital, Education Takes The Shape Of Blended Learning

ProProfs

You might be surprised to learn that modern technology does not replace the traditional methods. Yes, blended learning software is a progeny of the education system which has gone digital. This is very similar to what blended learning is all about. Learning & Trainin

6 Reasons Why Digital Learning is Essential for Your Organization

eThink Education

Effective training designed specifically for your organization can provide your employees with the knowledge and skills to successfully perform their duties and reach strategic business goals. The Importance of Workplace Learning. Learning Consistency.

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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.

5 Tips for Applying Differentiated Instruction in eLearning

TalentLMS

Learning styles are not a new adult learning concept. In fact, psychologists have been discussing the categorization of learning environments according to learner types. Previously, these concepts were thought to be possible only in the live learning environments.

Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening all around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging almost on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt with most of these changes.

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10 eLearning Strategies to Create Employee Development Training

EI Design

The last 5 years have seen dramatic shifts in the way eLearning strategies are transforming learning and impacting employee performance. eLearning based employee development training: Aligns to the way modern learners want to learn. Fosters Self Directed Learning.

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Learning for the Better

Learning Wire

Pulse surveys and feedback apps, along with on-the-spot assessments and digital learning, offer companies fast results, creating even more new data. So what does this mean for corporate learning? With the rise of Web 2.0,

Three Things to Consider for Voice-Over in eLearning

Unboxed

There’s a lot to consider when creating an effective eLearning course. When it comes to deciding if you should use eLearning voice-over, consider what are the goals you want to achieve and if audio will enhance the learning experience. Consider Modern Learning Trends.

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How to Make Your Online Training “Go Viral”

Mindflash

Content marketing uses content for the purposes of attracting and retaining customers and online training uses content for the purposes of helping people to learn. In both disciplines, the content is valuable only if people (customers or learners) pay attention and buy or learn, respectively.

Debunking Learning Myths: 12 Facts About Adult Learning

WBT Systems

If you make your living in the lifelong learning business, you don’t want to rely on obsolete information to do your job. But, unfortunately, you might still hear people espousing some old learning myths, despite the progress neuroscientists and professional development experts have made in understanding how adults learn. We’re here to debunk some of those learning myths, starting with one that has incredible staying power. #1

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Learning Science Word Salad: 14 Terms to Know

Knowledge Guru

What percentage of your learning content are you okay with people forgetting? ” Organizations expect their employees to learn and remember everything. You don’t want to spend a bunch of time and money to create and implement a learning solution that no one will remember.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Designing Blended Online Courses

eThink Education

Blended learning requires knowledge of the specifics of synchronous and asynchronous online instruction, as well as finding the right balance between the two. Blended learning shows great potential to emerge as the predominant learning model of the near future. Cost-effective.