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?

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. That was never how it was applied in the classroom though.

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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! I see it in the classroom all the time!” ” Maybe you’ve heard that from a classroom presenter (I have). Or maybe you’ve heard this from a client: “Be sure to include narration for the audio learners! 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. That was never how it was applied in the classroom though.

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. This technology has made teaching more effective and learning more engaging. Now, let’s look at how eLearning delivers to all these learner types.

Rethinking Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve pointed out the problems with learning styles in the past, but I want to rethink them with you, as we took quite a positive out of them in a unique way. This was back in 99-2000, when I led a project developing an intelligently adaptive learning system (Intellectricity ™; inspired by Joe Miller ’s vision of a system that respected who you were as a learner). Tags: meta-learning

Working with Your Audience’s Learning Styles Part 3: Post Event Digital Strategy

Brella

So far we’ve covered how to incorporate learning styles into conference strategy and presentation design. Social Learning Through Social Media. Give your followers a digital learning experience not a slideshow. Instead of relying on experts, you can also use video to highlight a fellow learner’s journey. Lean into Learning Modules. This allowed our client to reach a larger number of teachers and to provide a richer learning experience overall.

Blend it, Flip It, Stir Things Up!

Dan Keckan

Learn to make your content stick with a variety of advanced methodologies that can be mixed, matched and customized to fit your needs. eLearning Solutions Blended Learning Solutions Flipped Classroom Learner Engagement Learning Styles

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.

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: 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.

[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.

Learning styles and fixed ideas

Sticky Learning

Over the last few months I've read a number of blog posts about learning styles (see references at end of post). So, do learning styles exist? for what it matters, I'm in the 'no they don't' camp) However, this post isn't so much about whether or not they exist, rather I'm more interested in why people believe so strongly that learning styles indicators do in fact provide a measure of how an individual learns best. Where am I coming from?

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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.

Differentiated Instruction and Corporate Training: Accommodating Diverse Learning Styles in the Workplace

ReadyTech

In other words, n obody learns in the same way or at the same pace. Everyone can learn—but just not in the same manner. Carol Ann Tomlinson, a leader in differentiated instruction and a professor of educational leadership, foundations and policy at the University of Virginia, defines this type of instruction as the need to consider students’ individual learning styles in order to create the best learning experience possible.

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".

The 3E quotient of the 70:20:10 model of learning

Origin Learning

That a paradigm shift is happening in the sphere of learning is a fact known world-over. With Internet of Things (IoT) playing a dominant role in businesses, it is a foregone conclusion that learners will have to fine-tune their ways of learning depending on the needs and challenging situations they face from time to time. One can enhance the learning process by embracing the latest technologies. What if every learning cycle was such a memory?

Trends in Training & Learning Management (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

Adobe Captivate

On November 21, I facilitated a discussion of major trends in learning and development. And here are the slides: Trends In Training & Learning Management from Katrina Baker. Join Adobe’s Senior Learning Evangelist Katrina Marie Baker for this lively conversation about the latest trends in training & development. Growing demand to encourage learner immersion and ongoing engagement. Rise of mobile learning. Ongoing expectations of learners for video.

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.

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.

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 ….

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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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.

Creating Custom Learning Programs for Online Learners

Hurix Digital

At present, wisdom is considered to be the ability to perceive and learn. . And do you know what has facilitated this unique form of learning? . Here’s a set of tips to create learning programs for online learners- Determine Different Learning Preferences.

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.

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. In recent decades, teachers and researchers have discovered approaches that assist the learner in understanding and retaining new information.

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?

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.

[Free Webinar!] More Courses, Less Cost: How to Provide More Content on a Limited Budget

Adobe Captivate

Many of us have limited funds, so we start asking ourselves questions like the following: Should I develop this course or learning program in house, or purchase existing content from a vendor? What kinds of content are out there, and how do I select content that will best serve my learners? In this session, Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist of Adobe, will facilitate a discussion of these questions. New year, new training budget!

To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest post by South Florida State College and Florida Keys Community College instructor, Erik Christensen, written for the quarterly educator newsletter The Learning Lounge. This would enable you to shift the focus of classroom time to higher order thinking and application of knowledge. This is not a dream but can be a reality in your classroom. My Classroom. “I really enjoyed the flipped classroom. To Flip or Not to Flip: The Only Question Should Be When!

How To Easily Implement Blended Learning in the Classroom

LearnDash

What the students can expect to learn. When students arrive into your virtual learning environment, you should set-up an introductory questionnaire or forum for them to introduce themselves and to ask any initial questions. Some students are visual learners and may just jump right into the content, while others want to understand more detail before they begin reviewing the material. If you are interested in learning more, contact us with your questions.

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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MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

Read the previous article: People Don’t Learn as Well Online. All learners are different. They have different learning styles and preferences, different needs and different questions. For education to be effective and engaging, it needs to be adaptable for the needs of individual learners. MOOCs treat all learners the same, and a one-size-fits-all approach works just as well for education as it does for clothing, which is not well at all.

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. The power of visual learning has firm footing when we delve deep into how our brain works.

Podcasting for the Classroom

OpenSesame

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. Accomodate different learning styles.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

I recently had the privilege to attend a two-day workshop conducted by Dave Meier , the author of “ The Accelerated Learning Handbook.” Mr. Meier challenged us to always focus our material on how the learner can build his or her own learning. For eLearning, it shifts our paradigm from a course being a learning “event” to creating an entire learning environment in which the eLearning course is only a piece of the learning. By Dean Hawkinson.