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. Nope, in all the counter-arguments it was focusing on one item, learning styles, which initially was going to make up only a small part of the post. Quality e-learning is interactive and engaging.

How to respond to learning-style believers

Making Change

“What do you mean, I shouldn’t accommodate people’s learning styles? You can’t tell me people don’t learn differently! Or maybe you’ve heard this from a client: “Be sure to include narration for the audio learners! ” Learning styles have been popularized by well-intentioned people, including possibly your professor of instructional design. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C.

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7 Major Learning Styles – Which One are You?

LearnDash

Everyone learns differently, that’s nothing new. However, over the years the different styles of learning have usually been cut down to visual, physical (learn-by-doing), or audible. Truth is, we could probably dissect each of these learning three styles down even further and arrive at a handful of sub-levels. Learning is a complicated concept as everyone is unique in their own way, and learns in their own way as well.

Use Your Team’s Learning Style to Your Advantage

KnowledgeCity

One way to effectively ensure employees properly absorb all that information and put it to good use is to understand each workers’s personal learning style. What is Your Learning Style? “No Professionals come to the workplace with a variety of personalities, skill sets, aptitudes, abilities, and learning styles.”. Learning Styles Among International and American Business Students , McPherson and Willis, 2010). audio recordings.

7 Types of Learning Styles to Know: How to Accommodate a Diverse Group of Learners

SkyPrep

Pinpointing how your employees learn best can dramatically affect their ability to connect with the areas you are teaching, as well as how they absorb and process information. This learning style requires the learners to first take a look at what they are expected to know.

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.

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.

Do Your eLearning Lessons Appeal to a Variety of Learning Styles?

Integrated Learnings

I took a course on learning styles a few years ago. The instructor pointed out that training practitioners tend to design instruction that caters to their own dominant learning styles. Avoid the pitfall of designing to your own preferences - make sure you've incorporated instructional methods that appeal to a wide variety of learning styles. Learning styles have to do with how people perceive and process new information. By Shelley A.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 10, 2007 Learning Styles In 1996, when I first started working as an "instructional designer", I was taught about learning styles. In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. Obviously, there is diversity in learning.

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: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles".

Using Audio in e-Learning (or not…)

Bottom-Line Performance

You’d think that, given any chance, I’d want to use audio and video and animation in my e-learning courses. But I recently had a situation where I was the one making the case to avoid using moving pictures and audio. Like any other tool at our disposal, audio is appropriate in some cases and in appropriate in others. There are some very good reasons to use audio, and some very good reasons to avoid audio. Good Reasons to Use Audio.

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Experiencing eLearning

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How Corporate eLearning Caters to 6 Learning Styles

Adobe Captivate

Corporate eLearning is swiftly growing as more and more organizations transition from traditional classroom training to corporate eLearning for their employee learning and development needs. A lot of things actually, if we get down to it, but most of all it is eLearning’s versatility, adaptability as well as its ability to cater to all known learning styles that make it the learning methodology of choice, not just for corporate training, but academic training as well.

Formative Assessments in E-Learning

Origin Learning

Assessments in any learning course – whether academic or corporate, are absolutely necessary because they ensure that the course is meetings its objectives. Unless there is a mechanism to test, the effectiveness of the learning program cannot be guaranteed, nor can the course be improvised. Monitors students’ learning to provide ongoing feedback. Evaluates students’ learning at the end of a course by comparing it against a benchmark.

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Top E-learning Authoring Tools to Create Interactive Training Courses – Rapid E-Learning for Effective Training

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With evolving learning needs, it is crucial to repurpose the training content and update learners with the latest information. Organizations use rapid authoring tools as per the custom learning styles, training platforms, training standards, and workflows. So, it is crucial for organizations to select the right kind of tool which improves the overall effectiveness of the training program. There is a myriad of benefits of rapid e learning tools for content development.

How Do Explainer Videos Suit Different Learning Types

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Based on the belief that individuals process information in unique ways, learning types usually fit into one of four categories: Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing, and Kinaesthetic. Auditory learners are good listeners and seem to learn best when the subject matter is reinforced by sound.

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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. It’s amazing how the same exact training content is more effective delivered through one method as opposed to another. In the 2015 Video for Learning Pulse Survey , the Brandon Hall Group reported that about 95 percent of companies use some degree of video in their training. Also, this promotes low-stress learning.

Top 5 Effective Ways to Deliver Corporate Training Videos

Kitaboo

The Digital revolution has laid new paths for training and thus, enterprises are coming up with effective ways to deliver corporate training. This is what makes video training more effective than regular classroom training. Video training supports multisensory learning.

Give a voice to your presentation by using audio on PowerPoint slides

ProProfs

A striking example is an audio enabled PowerPoint presentation, which allows you to use a combination of images, text and sound to deliver information to learners. As an instructor, this helps you to enhance the learning experience and make learning a joy. Combining text & audio in course materials increased learning effectiveness by 40%. Benefits of adding audio to your presentation.

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How to Effectively Design an eLearning Course

ProProfs

This results in successful learning. Analyze and understand your target audience and their learning needs. What are their knowledge gaps/learning objectives? What are their preferred learning styles? Which learning environment will work best for them?

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.

Stop Worrying About Generation Z,Start Thinking About Learner Preferences

TalentLMS

A comfortable learning environment for your learners can boost engagement and increase completion rates. But what exactly makes a learning environment comfy? In this post, we’ll break down the major types of training styles that your individual learners might prefer – and how to cater to them. Learner Preferences: the key to a comfortable learning environment. And why would there be a specific set of “generation z learning styles”?

eLearning: Engaging All Groups of Learners

Origin Learning

Facebook 0 Twitter 1 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 4 Pinterest 0 Learning styles are individualistic in nature. In a classroom training setup, it has always been challenging to accommodate learners with different learning styles and keep them engaged throughout the teaching-and-learning cycle. On the other hand, eLearning technologies go out of the way to boost these learning strategies and engage the learner from the beginning to the end in a virtual classroom.

Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap

Obsidian Learning

New post Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap on Obsidian Learning. I had the pleasure of being in London last week attending the annual Learning and Technologies 2016 conference ( [link] ) there. I directly experienced a few themes that are applicable in learning regardless of the content. I paid for the audio guided tour. It came with the usual headphones and audio guide, but also included a small screen and access to short videos associated with each room.

How to effectively use videos in eLearning and microlearning

Unicorn Training

Jamie Paddock our eLearning Consultant intern explores the use of videos in eLearning and microlearning, including his top tips to create engaging and effective content.Videos have been a staple of the learning diet for a long time. The most effective use of video is often combining good content with high production values which keeps people hooked, but doesn’t distract or disrupt their flow of learning.

How to Design an Effective E-Learning Strategy for the Classroom?

MagicBox

For educators and educational publishers, the goal is to provide educational content in a way that maximizes learning outcomes. This can only be achieved when the course is both flexible and personalized to the different learning styles of individual students. Fortunately, the advent of e-learning platforms has made it fairly easy to provide just such learning experiences, allowing each student to learn at their own pace. Promote Collaborative Learning.

Learning Experience Platforms (LXP): Effective Workplace Learning for Today’s Employees

Kea

Companies began to buy learning management systems (LMS) to archive online lessons and track employee use. A generation of Internet-connected people entered the workforce and changed learning styles for everyone. These workers did not think highly of administrator-driven learning platforms that gave them little control over what and when they learned. They wanted learning that would fit their tight schedules as well as their compartmented knowledge needs.

Learning Experience Platforms (LXP): Effective Workplace Learning for Today’s Employees

MagicBox

Companies began to buy learning management systems (LMS) to archive online lessons and track employee use. A generation of Internet-connected people entered the workforce and changed learning styles for everyone. These workers did not think highly of administrator-driven learning platforms that gave them little control over what and when they learned. They wanted learning that would fit their tight schedules as well as their compartmented knowledge needs.

4 ways to maximize microlearning effectiveness

Aptara

4 ways to maximize microlearning effectiveness. As the attention span of human beings begins to shrink, and we become more reliant and accustomed to leveraging mobile technology in our everyday lives, condensing and delivering information into smaller formats is more effective. Instead, this approach provides a way to cover one concept in a more meaningful, engaging and ultimately effective way. Corporate Learning & Performance.

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A convenient untruth

Learning with 'e's

One of the biggest myths known to teacherdom is learning styles. Time and time again, the belief that students can be placed into specific categories such as activist or theorist, or that they are predominantly inclined toward one modal category of learning (e.g. And time and again, such beliefs are the justification for placing students into a specific style of learning so that a class can be 'managed' more effectively. 2010) The Myth of Learning Styles.

5 Tips to Make Your Fire Safety Training Effective with Microlearning

CommLab India

As a training manager, if you implement microlearning systematically in your fire safety training, it will bring the intended effectiveness. To make fire safety training effective, you need to divide the training material into ‘Need to know’ and ‘Nice to know’ content. Microlearning gives employees the flexibility to access learning on the device of their choice. It should engage your employees by presenting training content with strong visual and audio support.

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

Key Steps to Integrate Microlearning in Training Strategy

G-Cube

Lynne Millward, in his best-selling book “Understanding Occupational & Organizational Psychology,” empirically explains that any information can be comprehended effectively, if it is presented in the form of nuggets. This is true if one objectively analyses the learning behavior of an employee and its positive correlation with learning strategies and content. It is a good idea to be aware of your employee’s learning style.

The Science of Knowledge Retention and How It Affects Online Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

?Although learning is often associated with school, the fact is, people learn throughout their lives. The science of knowledge retention is worth studying, as it helps you design more effective training. Learning Retention in Adults. The Primary Learning Styles.

Why explainer videos are a great eLearning solution

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When visuals support the audio “text”, especially moving visuals, the information is conveyed in a double dose: as the learner does not only “hear”, but also “sees”, as opposed to reading plain text where there is no audiovisual stimuli. Learning. Demonstration.

Why Is Personalized Learning Key to Language Learning?

Learnlight

This makes it extra important for the content and activities in corporate language courses to be personalized learning which is tailored to the individual. For this, we need to understand not only each individual learner’s training goals, but also their unique learning style. For a training course to really succeed, both learners and trainers need to take learning style into account. How technology and new learning preferences are shaping modern-day learning.