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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Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles?

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. They’re like zombies, coming to eat your brain! Surely, it make sense to adapt the learning to their style, so that we’re optimizing their outcome, right? 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. It’s so powerful that it could transform how you approach learning. The secret is… that learning styles don’t matter. For learning professionals it presents even more opportunities.

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 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

Are Learning Styles a Myth? Challenging Assumptions About How People Learn Best

Maestro

What’s your learning style? At one point or another, most of us have expressed our learning styles and learning preferences: maybe you consider yourself a visual learner; maybe you consistently get tripped up when listening to audio lectures.

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!

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

Strain the Brain for Better Results

Dashe & Thomson

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 Instructional Designers often strive to develop training material that is concise and easily digested by the target learners.

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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

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.

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. Rigorous scientific studies have been conducted to determine the efficacy of learning styles, and they all come to the same conclusion: using a student’s preferred “learning style” does not improve learning in any reliable way.

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. The belief that we learn best when information is delivered in a preferred format definitely has intuitive appeal, the authors wrote. Even then, there are some blended learning styles that make this whole idea a bit murky.

3 Ages of the Brain Under the Microscope of Neuroscience

KnowledgeOne

Over the last few decades, neuroscience has begun to confirm or refute certain hypotheses we had about how the brain works, in addition to leading us down new paths of knowledge. Throughout life: a flexible brain. Brain plasticity. Reduced brain activity.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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). However, since most educational and training activities normally teach learners what to learn, rather than how to learn, this is one task that does not come easily for some learners. It is often used in Learning Style theory. This also apples to other types of 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. The Learner's Brain and Stories In her 4MAT principle of learner types, Bernice McCarthy categories most learners into four distinct types: 1. Story-Based Learning Design Tip: In SRIA™, we allow learners to "Apply." When asked to learn they will look at situations critically, creating their own way towards a solution.

Cognitive Bias in Learning: An Overview

Dashe & Thomson

Our brains receive non-stop input from all five senses every moment we are awake. In the face of this enormous amount of daily input, our brains develop subconscious coping mechanisms that we can use to quickly make daily decisions. Performance Improvement Learning Theory Learning Retention Instructor-Led Training Learning Style Employee Training and PerformanceWhat Are Cognitive Biases?

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".

Interview on Brain Lady Speaks: Engaging Online Programs

Petra Mayer

The brain is a marvellous thing! And Julie “Brain Lady” Anderson has been exploring the brain and how it impacts what makes us successful for over 20 years. Julie has launched her own Radio Show “Brain Lady Speaks”, and I was very humbled to be asked to speak on her show about Engaging Online Programs. What has that got to do with the brain?

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Video Training Is Critical for Employee Success

KnowledgeCity

Our Brains Are Vision Oriented. Most of the human brain is devoted to processing visual information. That might be part of the reason why the brain processes visual information at a much faster pace than text— 60,000 times faster to be exact. Video Training Transcends Learning Styles. If you’ve spent long enough in the employee training world, you’ve likely heard there are three different learning styles : visual, auditory, and tactile (or kinaesthetic).

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First Comes a Picture

Training Industry

Uncategorized brain science creativity learning stylesThe post First Comes a Picture appeared first on Training Industry.

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.

This Is Your Brain on Learning

CLO Magazine

It’s no secret that there’s an ongoing change in how learning happens — and it’s in part due to leaps in our understanding of how the brain works. “We We have an opportunity through our understanding of how we think and learn to challenge our ideas about the skills we need in the future workplace,” said Ann Hermann-Nehdi, CEO of Herrmann International , a research and consultancy firm focused on the connection between thinking preferences and business results. “It’s

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Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box

Learningtogo

Historical Methods of Studying the Brain. The realization that the brain is key to understanding human behavior led to practices that might seem horrifying today, like drilling holes into the skull to treat depression, or “reading” the bumps on the head to understand the inner workings of the mind. We’re always just making our best guess about how our brains work. The brain is so complex we can’t possibly understand it, so why bother? Remember learning styles ?

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We’re the Same, But We Like Different

Dashe & Thomson

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. He claims we’re on a more equal footing than we may think when it comes to how our brains learn. This research only reinforces the notion of learning as a means to an end, not the end itself.

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. Many of the established learning theories were conceived decades ago before the advent of the internet or even networked computers. Learning theories are like fashions – they come and go, whereas the way the brain processes and stores information is fixed, changing only with evolution.

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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. Let your Learning Platform deliver the course material to your employees and set up renewal reminders in advance.

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.

Use Your Brain

Jay Cross

At Online Educa, I chaired a session on neuroscience and learning, Here’s a synopsis from Online Educa’s News Portal. “Use Your Brain!&# – Neuroscience and Education. Educators are eager to learn about their discoveries. Numerous teachers already use “brain-based” programmes in order to enhance learning. “We must be very careful interpreting the results of brain imaging,&# he warned. So how does the human brain work?

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How to Engage and Challenge your Learners with Whole Brain Thinking

LearnUpon

Whole Brain Thinking is a theory that’s been around since the 1970’s. It focuses on the thinking preferences of different people and it aims to enlighten training professionals and learners on the nuances of the brain when learning. Tremendously popular, it’s one of the most common approaches to learning. What is Whole Brain Thinking? Developed by Ned Herrmann, Whole Brain Thinking divides the brain into four quadrants. Test Whole Brain Thinking.

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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.

Brain Learning and eLearning Design

The Learning Circuits

There's been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and "how the brain learns." But even with all of that discussion there's a question of whether people are really making changes to the design of their online learning. So the July Question is: Does the discussion of "how the brain learns" impact your eLearning design? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 David Grebow suggested this month's Big Question (thanks David).

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