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! I see it in the classroom all the time!” ” Maybe you’ve heard that from a classroom presenter (I have). ” Learning styles have been popularized by well-intentioned people, including possibly your professor of instructional design.

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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.

[Free Webinar #2!] Convert Classroom Training to Blended Learning Using Your Creativity and Adobe Technology

Adobe Captivate

If you just can’t get enough of blended learning, come to my keynote session at ATD’s New England Area Conference on March 29. Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology. Blended learning is a common buzz phrase in L&D, and it’s one that deserves attention. You may mix and match many delivery formats in order to create a learning environment that is engaging and cost-effective.

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.

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.

[Free Webinar!] Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology

Adobe Captivate

If you subscribe to the Learning Thursday blog series, you may have figured out from a recent article that I like blended learning. Blending learning allows us to deliver an experience that is tailored to students’ learning styles and preferences. I’ll facilitate a free virtual session about blended learning on April 2 at 9AM Pacific. Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology.

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.

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".

How eBooks Make for Valuable Classroom Technology

MagicBox

Bringing technology tools into the classroom has proven to have positive consequences in terms of the quality of learning. It offers an effective way to free education from the boundaries of school walls and timings. The reason for this is clear – eBooks simplify learning and enhance the overall experience. Benefits of Using eBooks in Classrooms. However, the education sector has been slow in adopting classroom tech. Anytime, Anywhere Learning.

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How eBooks Make for Valuable Classroom Technology

MagicBox

Bringing technology tools into the classroom has proven to have positive consequences in terms of the quality of learning. It offers an effective way to free education from the boundaries of school walls and timings. The reason for this is clear – eBooks simplify learning and enhance the overall experience. Benefits of Using eBooks in Classrooms. However, the education sector has been slow in adopting classroom tech. Anytime, Anywhere Learning.

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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.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

According to the recent New York Times series Grading the Digital School , parents in some of the most tech savvy places in America are questioning whether the investment in classroom technology is paying off. In Silicon Valley, the chief technology officer of eBay sends his children to the Waldorf School of the Peninsula , a nine-classroom school, and so do employees of Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Hewlett-Packard. … They are not allowed in the classroom ….

Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools

Kapp Notes

Teachers, trainers and other educators tend to teach in the same style and format in which they have been taught. For the Greatest Generation, the Boomer generation and much of Generation X, this included a linear step-by-step approach with little technology in the classroom or room for discussion. The impact the space race had on schools was to focus the teachers and the students on learning and memorizing information so they could be “smarter” than their rivals.

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.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. The readerscan click on each name to learn their details. What do we mean by learning styles?

Using Different Rapid Authoring Tools To Deliver An Effective Learning Experience

G-Cube

Gone are the days when e-learning projects would take several weeks or months to be delivered. Unlike the traditional classroom approach, the effective use of authoring tools helps to reduce costs and time associated with training, thereby leading to engaging content delivery.

Podcasting for the Classroom

OpenSesame

Did you know that podcasts can actually be an effective teaching tool? There are many helpful educational podcasts available for teachers and students, but educators in particular may benefit from integrating podcasts into their classroom curriculums. Introduce new technologies to the classroom. For educators looking to integrate more technology into their classroom and curriculums, podcasts are a great way to easily and professionally make content available digitally.

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.

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.

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.

When Traditional Classrooms Go Digital, Education Takes The Shape Of Blended Learning

ProProfs

You might be surprised to learn that modern technology does not replace the traditional methods. Yes, blended learning software is a progeny of the education system which has gone digital. This is very similar to what blended learning is all about. Learning & Training

Dispelling the Myth that Classroom Training is the Best

Global eTraining

Understanding ways that people learn best—video, aural, reading/writing, and kinesthetic—and designing training programs that incorporate all four learning styles ensures maximum comprehension and retention.

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. It must reach your target audience, i.e. your employees, and effectively convey the message. An effective corporate training program is essential to upskill your workforce.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning.

Recommended Research: Constructivism & Learning Technology

Adobe Captivate

Last week, we had an awesome virtual class on how to implement an effective gamification strategy within a corporate learning environment! In class, we briefly touched on some learning theories and research related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the overall learning environment. A great explanation of what constructivism is, what helps us learn, and what learning truly is.

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”?

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Adobe Captivate

There have been radical shifts in thinking in recent years that have resulted in the study of social and cultural factors that influence learning. Situative perspectives typically consider the practice of and learning of a subject to be closely related processes, rather than two independent focuses. The text explores how to create a more supportive learning environment for students and what it means to learn as a member of a social group or community.

Delivering Effective Training in the Work Environment

ReadyTech

Learning styles differ from person to person. As a result, it is not uncommon for the learning techniques of instructors to clash with that of students. And when this happens, students can feel frustrated and discouraged—and the learning process breaks down.

6 Immersive Self-paced Learning Strategies to Maximize the Efficiency of Virtual Training Programs

EI Design

In this article, I share 6 immersive Self-paced learning strategies for maximizing the efficiency of your Virtual Training programs. With travel restrictions and social distancing, L&D teams are looking at approaches to convert the classroom/ILT sessions to Virtual Trainings.

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.

18 Must-Know LMS Training Topics for Effective eLearning

eThink Education

As an instructional designer, L&D manager, or LMS administrator, your job is to provide digital learning experiences through the Learning Management System to continuously train and educate your people. In this post, we’ll discuss 18 must-know LMS training topics that help navigate open-source Moodle and Totara, in particular, and how you can learn them with eThink! There’s always something new to learn about your LMS. Universal Design for Learning/accessibility.

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.

Systems Training: Choose Your Own Adventure

Integrated Learnings

As a facilitator in a classroom setting, I could adapt to these two learning preferences with relative ease. After an introduction, present learners with a choice for learning about navigation before going on to perform specific tasks. Would learning theory approve of offering both approaches? I think Jerome Bruner, who studied discovery learning, would say yes. The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services.

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Why are Organizations Migrating From Classroom Training to E-learning?

CommLab India

Classroom training’s do have their charm. You get to meet peers, interact with them about challenges faced on the job, discuss politics and economy… There is a certain bonding that happens during in-person training sessions that online training or e-learning cannot match. Yet, companies are moving toward e-learning steadily. It is not practical to arrange for classroom training’s at such a short notice and therefore, online learning solutions are more practical.