Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. No one mentioned e-learning which was part of the reference, specifically related to retention. Micro-learning?

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. As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles. The post The Learning Styles Myth appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

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How to Create a Learning Style Quiz

ProProfs

What is a Learning Style Quiz? A learning style quiz is a type of quiz that you deploy to identify a learner's learning style & preference. I wouldn’t say that I am a slow learner instead, I have a different learning approach. .

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Understanding Learning Styles Research

Experiencing eLearning

Too many people have been talking about learning styles research lately for me to try to cite them all here. Many have commented on the Learning Styles Don’t Exist video, for example. Via Karyn Romeis and Stephen Downes , I found two lengthy reviews of learning styles research: Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning. Should we be using learning styles? So does formative assessment.

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.&#.

Learning Styles: What Do We Know?

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. Is the learning-styles emperor naked?   Tags: learning styles

Millennial Learning Styles

Ed App

Millennials are moving into the workforce as fast as Baby Boomers are leaving, making it essential for us to understand the principal millennial learning styles of our younger generation. We have gathered ways in which variety for millennial learning styles can be incorporated into your employee learning strategy. Encourage self-directed and flexible learning. Flexible learning is instantaneously appealing to millennials as they feel supported and suited.

Situated Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve been thrust back into learning styles, and saw an interesting relationship that bears repeating. Now you should know I’ve been highly critical of learning styles for at least a decade; not because I think there’s anything wrong with the concept, but because the instruments are flawed, and the implications for learning design are questionable. Regardless, using the best media for the message and an enlightened learning pedagogy seems best.

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!

So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I went looking for a learning style test for an online course. I thought a learning style test was a nice ramp up for an exercise where people had to blog about their own facilitator style - from the idea that it is good to know your own preferences and biases as a trainer/facilitator. I asked a question about learning styles on Twitter and in Jane Hart's social learning community and got some good responses which made me really think!

Building a Corporate University: Assessment

Your Training Edge

In our next ten-part series, we will look at each phase of the University project, beginning with across the board assessment of learning needs. Before any solid plans are made for the Corporate University, you have to know the scope of the learning that will be required. With this in mind, you must embark on a very thorough assessment of learning needs. Next, determine the delivery methods that could be used for all of the learning you’ve assessed.

Time For A Knowledge Check: How To Use Your LMS For Blended Learning Assessments

Dan Keckan

An LMS is an integral part of blended learning right from tracking classroom attendance to scheduling VILT and collecting learning analytics. It also LMS helps you accommodate different learning styles and get more return on your investment.

Rants on Buzz Words, E-Learning Style

eLearning 24-7

A learning experience. I’ve been hearing it quite a bit in the e-learning world. “We are learning experience platform”, “learning experiences system”, “I want a learning experiences platform” – which perhaps I should let them know, that this one vendor says theirs is one, so perfect match. A learning experience. Didn’t need a generator, place had back-up, that was a learning experience.

Learning Styles

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Will Thalheimer reports on Learning Styles Reviewed by Association for Psychological Science AND FOUND WANTING. Do you believe meshing delivery format with a student’s learning style improves the quality of the learning? The learning-styles view has acquired great influence within the education field, and is frequently encountered at levels ranging from kindergarten to graduate school. Related posts: Learning styles?

7 Different Types of Assessments You Should Know About

ProProfs

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “ assessment ”? But, what are the different types of assessments ? . You’ll be surprised to learn that there exist various online assessments , both in education and business. 7 Types of Assessments. Scored assessments.

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. I was pointed in the direction of a good article on learning styles from Harold Stolovich via Guy Wallace. A Critique of Learning Styles American Educator (Fall 1999) American Federation of Teachers.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: TIPP Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 TIPP Learning Styles Last week, all of the instructors at the school where I teach had to take an online test to assess our learning styles. The idea is that as learners, all of us have elements of these styles when we learn, although some will be stronger than others. Do you learn best by seeing, doing/touching, hearing?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, August 10, 2007 More on Learning Styles Today Mark Oehlert points to Stephen Downes post Professor Pans Learning Style Teaching Method (in particular, the comments thread which I had missed as I typically just read Downes post right through the feed reader). Read about my humble moment regarding learning styles and more on my history with learning styles.

Differentiated Instruction and Corporate Training: Accommodating Diverse Learning Styles in the Workplace

ReadyTech

In other words, n obody learns in the same way or at the same pace. Everyone can learn—but just not in the same manner. Carol Ann Tomlinson, a leader in differentiated instruction and a professor of educational leadership, foundations and policy at the University of Virginia, defines this type of instruction as the need to consider students’ individual learning styles in order to create the best learning experience possible.

Every learner is different but not because of their learning styles

Clive on Learning

I've been reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown and Henry Roediger (Harvard University Press, 2014). Although, believe it or not, I do have a romantic side, primarily I'm a rationalist and I'm drawn to new evidence relating to learning and teaching, even if this confounds my current thinking. Finishing this book coincides with The Debunker Club's Debunk Learning Styles Month.

Getting What You Need from Learning Assessments

CD2 Learning

Assessments, once considered the end of a learning process, strategically provide benefits throughout the entire learning journey. Is your organization using assessments to your greatest advantage? Assessments are powerful tools for increasing employee engagement and behavior change. Onboarding is considered a critical area for the use of innovative and engaging assessments, but they can be used even earlier as a powerful recruitment tool.

How effective is your learning? Tips on assessing the effectiveness of Online Training

G-Cube

This provides a guide to the learner’s preferred learning styles and can help chart a more personalized learning plan for him to increase the effectiveness of training. Informal Assessments within an e-course. Informal assessments like quizzes and short tests are commonly used within an e-course to ascertain its effectiveness and also help learners monitor their own progress. Mostly, the results are given instantly and this helps re-enforce learning.

Why is Compliance Training Important?

Docebo

As a result, completion rates are the most important metric taken from such learning activities, signaling that your employees meet the requirements or standards. While compliance training used to be a headache for every Learning and Development professional out there, it’s now easier than ever to make sure that your business is on track. Assess the criteria that needs to be satisfied. No longer a task to dread, Learning Platforms make managing compliance training easy.

Defining Assessment Items from Learning Goals

TalentLMS

Assessments are truly the end-result of the course. 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. Assessments are drivers towards acquiring professional credentials that enable us to work in our respective fields. What is the primary source of evidence for learning?

Collateral damage

E-Learning Provocateur

The L&D community may be divided into two camps: (1) Those for whom the mere mention of learning styles makes their blood boil; and (2) Those who are inexplicably unaware of the hullabaloo and are thus oblivious to the aforementioned boiling of blood. The argument is that in the absence of such evidence, don’t waste time and money trying to match your teaching style to everyone’s learning styles; instead, divert that energy towards other, evidence-based pedagogy.

Strain the Brain for Better Results

Dashe & Thomson

They also strive to create assessments and questions that are valid, clear, and direct. After all, it’s best if the learner can focus on the learning event rather than on trying to interpret and decipher the meaning… Continue Reading The post Strain the Brain for Better Results appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Learning Style Theory Cognitive Strain CRT elearning instructional design Learning Theory

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Every learner is different but not because of their learning styles

Clive on Learning

I've been reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown and Henry Roediger (Harvard University Press, 2014). Although, believe it or not, I do have a romantic side, primarily I'm a rationalist and I'm drawn to new evidence relating to learning and teaching, even if this confounds my current thinking. Finishing this book coincides with The Debunker Club's Debunk Learning Styles Month.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter from “How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 1: “ Learning: From Speculation to Science ,” from How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School , by Bransford, Brown, and Cocking. The current methods we use to deliver learning have been shaped by research within the field of education, as well as related fields. Learning professionals now design curricula from a perspective that is more focused on the learner’s needs.

Getting what you need from your learning assessments?

CD2 Learning

Assessments, once considered the end of a learning process, strategically provide benefits throughout the entire learning journey. Is your organization using assessments to your greatest advantage? Assessments are powerful tools for increasing employee engagement and behavior change. Onboarding is considered a critical area for the use of innovative and engaging assessments, but they can be used even earlier as a powerful recruitment tool.

Defining Assessment Items from Learning Goals

TalentLMS

Assessments are truly the end-result of the course. 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. Assessments are drivers towards acquiring professional credentials that enable us to work in our respective fields. What is the primary source of evidence for learning?

It always boils down to the evidence…

Coffee and Design

In my field, there is constant discussion about if IDr’s should take individual learning styles into consideration when designing an instructional event. Perhaps we should all have an increased awareness of learning styles so that teachers can take them into account when designing, developing, and delivering instruction? What good is research if the results are not valid? OK, “valid” is used rather ambiguous here.

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 theories

Ed App

Five Current Learning Theories. Learning theories unpack complex cognitive processes and provide useful mental models for educators to structure and design courses around, while also providing insights on best practice during and after learning experiences. Freedom to learn.

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.

Interview on Brain Lady Speaks: Engaging Online Programs

Petra Mayer

Listen to this podcast interview to learn about how different learning styles impact how people engage with your online and in-person material. Find out how to ask the right questions when you are creating your online material and learn about the six essentials to get in place to make this work in your business. Insights Interviews elearning Lead Generation Learning Styles Online Marketing Revenue Generation Value CreationThe brain is a marvellous thing!

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A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I will go thru several areas for e-learning, not just learning systems, although by far, it will be the most, since a lot has happened in 2020. . I still wouldn’t use them, but if that is where you see your learning coming from, then go for it. Learning Systems .

The Benefits of Executive Coaching

KnowledgeCity

Executive coaching allows for organization leaders to work on the weaker areas of their skill set and develop ways to assess and address problems within their business in “real time.” The skills learned through coaching directly relate to common situations and obstacles in the workplace. Companies implement executive coaching to work on issues big and small, from deep-rooted organizational matters to individual managing styles. What Can Executive Coaching Do for You?

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Bottom-Line Performance

The teacher had students take a “learning stylesassessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. I thought the myths around learning styles had been settled long ago. As I learned last week – there are numerous unproven learning theories still running amok among designers and educators. “People have different learning styles.

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