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.

Experts: Learning Styles Aren’t Evidence-supported

CLO Magazine

Do you know your learning style? Are you more right-brained than left-brained or the other way around? Stop buying into this idea of establishing learning styles as an effective way to help people learn. Are you an auditory learner? A visual learner?

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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. So, what’s a learning designer to do?

The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style

Learnnovators

What’s your learning style? It’s a hard choice, especially since according to one comprehensive study there are over 71 learning styles from a range of different models. The good news is that there is a powerful secret behind your learning style.

Brain Science: Are Learning Styles Valid? by Art Kohn

Learning Solutions Magazine

During the last 30 years, the notion of learning styles has become popular in corporate training. explores the concept of learning styles and examines the evidence about its pedagogical effectiveness. Emerging Topics Getting Started Instructional Design Learning Research Training Strategies month’s column.

Strain the Brain for Better Results

Social Learning

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.

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Learning Myths: Debunked

Association eLearning

Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. Daniel Willingham Learning Styles FAQ.

Learning Styles, Brain-Based Learning, and Daniel Willingham

Clark Quinn

I’ve gone off on learning styles before because there’s a lot of fluff and not much substance. I’d been pointed to Dan Willingham ’s video on brain based learning, and in pointing it to someone else, found his one on learning styles. My point has been that the learning styles instruments are broken, though the idea makes sense in that it helps teachers/instructors be sensitized to individual learner differences.Â

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.

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.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment 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.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Design Thinking for Human-Centered Learning

Learnnovators

A co-design process to focus on the learner and create human centered learning solutions. Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. The post INFOGRAPHIC: Design Thinking for Human-Centered Learning appeared first on Learnnovators.

5 Strategies for Designing Brain-Friendly e-Learning Courses

Trivantis

Ever wondered what’s going on in your learners’ brains as they’re working through your online training course? We have a few answers that will help you make your e-Learning course more brain-friendly and effective! Motivation may be a bigger factor in learning than you may think.

Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content

Rob Hubbard

Increasingly I find myself turning away from learning theories and looking to brain science to hel p me design engaging and effective learning content. Admittedly, the brain is still our most mysterious organ and much of how it works we can only guess at.

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We’re the Same, But We Like Different

Social Learning

Doug Rohrer, a psychologist at the University of South Florida, has looked very closely at the learning style theory over the last several years and has found no evidence to suggest that multiple learning styles exist among different people.

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Curated Insights: Busting Workplace Learning Myths

Axonify

Bad information has been a constant in the learning industry for, well, pretty much forever. Our April curated insights explores a few of the more popular learning myths on which L&D pros unknowingly continue to waste valuable time and resources. Learning styles don’t exist!

How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

CourseArc

Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers and students alike. According to Psychology Today , while the human brain is capable of multi-tasking, it does far better when processing basic tasks.

Addressing the needs of visual learners in training

Matrix

Well, I just wanted to see for myself the image processor we call brain in full action. The human brain is said to process visuals 60,000 times faster than it does words. From this to how visual cues affect the adults’ process of learning was just a small step.

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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? These are my own learning goals, so to speak.

Learning Styles: What Do We Know?

The Peformance Improvement

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

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

It’s the same with learning. To be able to determine whether a planned intervention — training, e-learning or otherwise — is appropriate, one must understand learning. The claim has been made, fairly, that the most complex thing in the known universe is the human brain.

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.

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Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning. Those who learned kinesthetically didn’t have to draw pictures.

Learning Styles, Brain-Based Learning, and Daniel Willingham

Clark Quinn

I’ve gone off on learning styles before because there’s a lot of fluff and not much substance. I’d been pointed to Dan Willingham ’s video on brain based learning, and in pointing it to someone else, found his one on learning styles. My point has been that the learning styles instruments are broken, though the idea makes sense in that it helps teachers/instructors be sensitized to individual learner differences.Â

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: 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".

Making Learning Styles Come Alive in

Vignettes Learning

All it takes is an understanding of how the learner's brain works and use that to design interactive stories that make your session objectives come alive. Story-Based Learning Design Tip: In SRIA™, we allow learners to "Apply." Tip # 33 - "Oh my Gosh Learning!"

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). It is often used in Learning Style theory. This also apples to other types of learning styles.

Brain rule #12

Clive on Learning

That's why one of our best attributes is the ability to learn through a series of increasingly self-corrected ideas." " "It is a scientific learning style we have explored literally for millions of years. " "Some regions of the adult brain stay as malleable as a baby's brain, so we can grow new connections, strengthen existing connections, and even create new neurons, allowing us to be lifelong learners."

Learning Styles Don't Exist

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This is another great video talking about the Myth of Learning Styles. I think they have more to tell us about how we should be developing learning solutions than just about anyone. John Medina , who is keynoting DevLearn08 , also shoots down the theory of learning styles. Dr. Medina's book, Brain Rules has quickly become a favorite of mine. My question to the e-Learning Development community is.

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.

Brain science in design?

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question of the Month is “Does the discussion of “how the brain learns&# impact your eLearning design?&# My answer is in several parts. However, most of it comes from research on learning, not from neuroscience. Some of the so-called brain science ranges from misguided to outright misleading. Some of the ‘learning styles’ materials claim to be based in brain structure, but the evidence is suspect at best.

Being Savvy About SAVI (and Accelerated Learning)

Social Learning

A couple of months ago I posted a blog about Accelerated Learning, and my experiences with it, before I even knew such a thing as Accelerated Learning existed. The Anderson people talked mostly about collaborative learning. They talked about the SAVI Approach to Learning.