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? By Shelley A.

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.

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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. Instead, learning should apply the results of learning science research, a veritable learning engineering. The consequences of not understanding the brain’s impact on learning, on the other hand, can be costly. The Cognitive Umbrella.

The Cognitive Science Behind OttoLearn | OttoLearn

OttoLearn

We care about effective training. That's why we've designed our OttoLearn platform with the latest insights from various fields in cognitive science. And we're not talking about myths like learning styles - we mean hard science

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

Trivantis

But how significant really is my “learning style” (visual vs. auditory vs. kinesthetic) in the learning and development community? Many studies from the last few years suggest that learning styles are a myth, a fad, a waste of time, etc. I did some more research to read (visual learner here) about both sides of this learning theory in the education and eLearning communities. The post Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

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: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). While they recognize that some of this info is useful for understanding ways to effectively present information, ".the

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations After reading Clarks comment on my posting from yesterday , Ive been looking into Cognitive Flexibility Theory (Spiro), trying to better understand the notion of "multiple representations." (You Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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.

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. Effect size.

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.

Get Inspired by the Best Learning Methods of Top CEOs

KnowledgeCity

We can take a deep dive into how CEOs learn. Once you know more about CEOs’ learning methods, you may consider taking a page or two out of their books to use in your own professional development. Why It’s Advantageous to Learn Like a CEO. In many ways, a CEO’s most important job is to be constantly learning. They need to stay competitive and stand out as influential and effective leaders in their field. Everyone learns in their own way.

Constructivism 8: Challenges of Elearning

The E-Learning Curve

Regarding the challenges of elearning, in 2001 David Jonassen argues that “most e-learning replicates the worst features of face-to-face instruction: it may be cheaper to ‘deliver’ over the Internet, but it won't be more effective. For “substantive change" we must create meaningful learning experiences. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 8: Challenges of Elearning appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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 effective is your learning? Tips on assessing the effectiveness of Online Training

G-Cube

But what about its effectiveness – Can that be measured or quantified? There are many ways to ascertain the effectiveness of online training across an organization. A blend of two or more approaches works better to understand the different aspects that constitute effectiveness of training. A good and effective LMS should be able to track user data and give inputs on the courses started, finished or left mid-way. Learning: What did they learn?

Learning Styles are for the individual, not group

Big Dog, Little Dog

NOTE: I left this comment in eLearn Magazine's, Why Is the Research on Learning Styles Still Being Dismissed by Some Learning Leaders and Practitioners by Guy Wallace. Perhaps one of the best papers on learning styles is Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Ecclestone's, Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review (PDF). Thus in some situations learning styles are important, while in others they are not.

Significant Signs To Measure The Effectiveness Of Microlearning For Your Corporate Training Strategy

G-Cube

It has been adopted as the latest approach to employee training, resulting in a major shift of learning & development landscape. When organizations consider developing an effective online learning strategy, adopting the new workplace culture is the key. For this, microlearning is widely accepted as an effective solution to cater to personalized learning needs. They want to learn at their own pace and work upon their own development scale.

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. However, even for the most experienced educator, navigating through the multitude of learning theories out there can be a daunting experience. Five Learning Theories. Learning Theorists — A Chronology.

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 objective of this sectionis only to introduce the concepts and encourage the beginners to learn more about the models and theories.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

Learnnovators

That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers. THE JOURNEY: Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers. Kineo E-Learning Top Tips’ App.

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.

The Health Benefits of Continued Learning

KnowledgeCity

Research findings through the past decade indicate a variety of long-term health benefits of brain stimulation through continuous learning. Regardless of age or status, the process of continued learning offers numerous health benefits for those willing to pursue it. Continued Learning Raises Self-confidence. This level of cognitive development opens new social realms bringing more opportunities for growth. With the new skills, continued learning and life become fun.

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

Learnnovators

That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers THE JOURNEY: Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers. Kineo E-Learning Top Tips’ App.

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.

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. With the widespread use of platform independent eLearning, instructors scramble to convert their existing courses’ content into online learning material. Unfortunately, most trainers and faculty believe that the deployment of powerpoint and pdf notes on a learning management system equals the development of eLearning content.

RETHINKING THE RAZOR “ILT HAS THE SHELF LIFE OF MILK” or an INTRODUCTION TO Instructor Led Interactive Learning (ILIL or Live Action Learning)

Wonderful Brain

Yes, but… ILT is not repeatable – so unlike an online learning course – how can an employee (for example) revisit content or a methodology to clarify, refresh, relearn since left with only their legacy materials they have no first hand source from which to seek help? Nevertheless, in learning, the end user must apply what has been transmitted, evidenced in increased knowledge or skills, improved decision-making and modified behaviors.

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The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. With the widespread use of platform independent eLearning, instructors scramble to convert their existing courses’ content into online learning material. Unfortunately, most trainers and faculty believe that the deployment of powerpoint and pdf notes on a learning management system equals the development of eLearning content.

Daily Bookmarks 08/29/2008

Experiencing eLearning

YouTube - Learning Styles Don’t Exist. A cognitive psychologist argues that learning styles, as the theory is generally understood, don’t exist and aren’t supported by research. He acknowledges that there are differences in visual and auditory memory, but says the research doesn’t show that differentiating instruction based on learning styles actually has any effect.

Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

Clearly stating your learning goals at the beginning will help you define the roadmap for your course. Typically, in the Design phase you will: Write learning objectives. Apply instructional strategies according to intended behavioral outcomes by domain (cognitive, affective, and psychomotor). The project is routinely evaluated by the developers and testers to ensure it is meeting the requirements and achieving the learning objectives.

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How To Identify Employees Training Needs And Improve Effectiveness of Training Programs

WalkMe Training Station

They are: Account for all different learning styles and personalities. Tie your learning objectives to business strategy. Be flexible and let employees learn at their own pace. These needs relate to individual learning styles, timelines, skills gaps, and development objectives. In fact, Training Industry calls it “the single most important thing” in planning effective training programs. What are their learning styles?

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. The key is to present information in a way that all students can learn effectively and apply their knowledge in the workplace. Enter Gagne’s Nine Levels of Learning.