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. Audio versions?

Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. When I started digging into the research though, I realized that the research support for learning styles is pretty flimsy. If I was teaching music today, I’d do that same kind of lesson, just not because of learning styles.

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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.

Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. When I started digging into the research though, I realized that the research support for learning styles is pretty flimsy. If I was teaching music today, I’d do that same kind of lesson, just not because of learning styles.

How to Cater for Different Workplace Learning Styles

Engage in Learning

Everyone is unique and experience the world differently, so it’s not surprising that we all learn in different ways too. In order to successfully engage employees in your learning initiatives, you need to understand how they learn. VISUAL LEARNERS. AUDITORY LEARNERS.

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.

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.

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. The following are the most common types of learners: Visual (Spatial) learners.

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!

Unleashing Superheroes – Learning Style

Growth Engineering

This week I explore how tapping into different learning styles lets you build engaging online training for different types of learner and Unleash Superheroes in your organisation! Most of all it’s time to pack away the woolies, bring out the superhero spring wardrobe and check out this season’s styles! This week, as I dusted off my favourite seasonal superhero cape, I pondered a style dilemma of the non-fashion variety. How many styles are there?

Audio in eLearning.What Is Your Vote?

Integrated Learnings

Do you include audio narration in the eLearning lessons you develop? I was working on a project several weeks ago where the team debated whether to include audio narration in a series of eLearning lessons. Let's think about this from a learning styles perspective. To start with the obvious, listening to an audio narration would likely appeal to those with an auditory learning style. And what about those tactile learners? By Shelley A. Gable.

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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.

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. Although this may be the most comfortable approach for the one designing the training, it may result in some learners being left behind. Learning styles have to do with how people perceive and process new information. Learning Modality + Definition.

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.

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: 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. This learner needs to be told what to do and how.

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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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".

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. The different types of learners and their preferences.

Challenge Your Learners By…

Association eLearning

In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional Designers are faced with the challenge of designing effective learning that won’t overload learners. The heart of this challenge is finding the learners’ motivational sweet spot. Let’s consider a few ways we can challenge our learners to engage and translate that engagement into learning.

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.

8 Tips to Help Your Learners Succeed in Their First Online Course

LearnDash

If you’re one of these professors, or if you’re a school administrator trying to offer students as much support as you can, we’d like to offer these tips to help your learners get through the semester. Interact with your fellow learners.

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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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark)

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 03, 2009 Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark) Donald Clark posted a link to a lovely little article by Ruth Clark: Give Your Training a Visual Boost in the April 09 edition of ASTDs T&D. The article contains such gems as: "Decorative visuals defeat learning." Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Adaptive Learning – The Future of Workplace Training For Modern Learners

G-Cube

Today, a number of organizations are shifting towards Learning Management Software (LMS) that provides a better adaptive platform for efficient learning. The prime aim is to enable organizational workforce to learn at their own pace, as per their convenience of time and location. Adaptive e-learning approach helps to collect relevant data from the user via effective learning strategy. Features of Adaptive Learning. Learning on the go.

A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it?

G-Cube

Along with Text and Visuals, Audio forms the backbone of e-learning delivery. According to the popular handbook to e-learning design – E-learning and the Science of Instruction – ‘presenting words in audio rather than onscreen text results in significant learning gains.’ There are many benefits of introducing the audio element in an e-course. For one, it inserts an element of interest and engagement for the learner. No Text, only Audio.

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How Do Explainer Videos Suit Different Learning Types

mysimpleshow

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. Visual learners prefer seeing and observing. Visual Learners. Auditory Learners.

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Heightening Learner Engagement and Retention through Visual Learning

G-Cube

Instructional designers and learning content developers have always affirmed the extensive impact of images and visual cues in learning – whether teaching 4-year-old in kindergarten or corporate learners in the workplace. Furthermore, latest learning trends indicate that most learners do not follow a single learning style – visual, audio or kinesthetic. Images and visual cues help learners see how ideas are connected.

CE for Healthcare Professionals: 4 Ways to Improve Learner Satisfaction

EthosCE

How much are participants learning? If your CE seems lackluster, know that there are many choices for improving learner satisfaction. The underlying principle behind CE for healthcare professionals is lifelong learning and skills development. 3) Measure learning engagement.

5 Things You Need to Know About Learner-Centred eLearning

eLearning Brothers

A learner-centred approach to upskilling puts the student at the heart of the programme allowing them the opportunity to grow in the best way possible. This approach can result in unseen benefits that you may never have imagined as the learner enhances their specific talent pool. All the activities involved should clearly correlate with specific tasks or problems which the learner faces on a daily basis in their lives. It provides for different learning styles.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. She suggested using audio sparingly. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." Listening aint learning.

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How Medical CE Directors Can Improve Learner Satisfaction Rates

EthosCE

A MedData Group study found that of the physician learners: 84% prefer to complete their CE online. 80% think that a view-on-demand feature is the top attractive feature of an online learning event. 50% like online learning because it lets them avoid the hassles of travel.

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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The Profile of an e-Learner: It pays to know your learner better

G-Cube

Technology-aided learning has found a strong foothold in corporate learning in the past decade or so. This success has motivated companies and professionals to identify ways of increasing the impact and effectiveness of e-learning. Research in education is focusing n instructional designs and learning methodologies that can be implemented to increase the effectiveness of e-learning. Learning styles and Thinking styles: Identify what describes your learner best.

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.

Optimizing Your LMS to Enhance Learner Experience

eThink Education

Learning & Development (L&D) has become one of the most important elements of the HR industry in recent years. In order to get the most out of your L&D initiatives, consider the ways you can optimize the learner experience to provide more impactful and successful courses.