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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? By Shelley A.

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.

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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.

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: 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

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.

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.

ADDIE 57

eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

a)Effective learning. b)Electronic learning. c)Everywhere learning. d)Estimated learning. a)cognitive overload. Learning styles are __. Answer Key: b) Electronic learning. The spelling of “eLearning” has never truly been standardized, but it’s agreed that it describes learning that takes place through electronic devices. a) cognitive overload. Despite widespread continuing belief, learning styles don’t exist/work.

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.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

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.

The power of pictures

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, back in 1996, Richard Mayer and several of his colleagues from the University of California, Santa Barbara studied the effects of a multimedia summary (a sequence of annotated illustrations depicting the steps in a process) on learning how lightning is formed. [ The researchers interpreted their results in terms of their “cognitive theory of multimedia learning&# , which draws heavily from cognitive load theory.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Learning is all about the interactions we have across all facets of our lives: we talk to people, we listen to what they’re saying, and then aim to apply or consider the insights that person is bestowing upon us (and vice-versa).

Neurology Should Drive Corporate Training Design

PulseLearning

When it comes to designing engaging and effective corporate training, the best place to start is by looking at how the human brain works – neurology. Just like vehicles need the right type of fuel to run smoothly, your brain requires the right input to for its learning processes to work as efficiently as possible. In this article, Pulse Learning presents four statistics that prove neurology should lead the way for corporate training design.

A Peek Into the Future of Instructional Design

CommLab India

Research insights into the science of learning. ID will improve when designers get more insights into how people learn. Research in this field continues to influence learning design and will do so in the future as well. To this end, instructional designers need to understand the basics of the cognitive load theory, which suggests learners can learn and retain information effectively, if it is delivered without ‘overloading’ their mental capacity.

Should You Tailor Your Training Content to Visual Learners?

LearnUpon

Since the 1990s, many trainers around the world have categorised learners into one of four learning styles; Visual, Auditory, Reading and Kinesthetic, otherwise known as the VARK model. Developed by a school inspector called Neil Fleming in New Zealand, he created a test comprising 16 questions to ascertain which style a given learner fitted into. . They never forget a face but might struggle with names, and they find drawing or doodling enjoyable during the learning process.

Try it and see

Learning with 'e's

This is number 22 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we will explore the work of David Kolb on experiential learning. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2.

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

Here’re the questions and my answers as presented to the students: Learning Design Evangelist Clark Quinn Answers Questions. Clark: Several: The first is folks who only know the surface level of ID, not understanding the nuances of the components of learning (examples, concepts, etc), and consequently creating ineffective designs without even being aware. Do you foresee a future where higher education is delivered primarily through distance learning?

What New Instructional Designers Need to Know About E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Are we doing enough to help new instructional designers produce the types of e-learning experiences that we want to see? I say “trained,” but it was more a case of, “Read this and learn.” ” I became familiar with the notorious idea of learning styles. As one of my mentors told me back then, “If you needed a learning theory, you could find one to support most of your notions about learning!”

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace. To learn, I sat in a classroom for years, so it would be normal to expect to sit in a classroom to learn at work. As IDs we need to use educational technology to gain wisdom FROM it and we need to enhance our capabilities of our understanding so we can use it IN our learning activities. Know the learning theories behind your craft damn it!

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning

TalentLMS

Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option. For those of you who don’t want to set time limits for your learners, we harvested 10 must-read articles about asynchronous learning. What does Asynchronous Learning mean?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 23, 2007 Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter If youve been following my blog for awhile, then you already know how I feel about the folks at Kineo. They provide some fabulous (free) resources to the e-Learning community and have just been nominated the "Best New Kids on the Block" by the Brighton and Hove Business Awards.

Multimodal Learning: Engaging Your Learner’s Senses

LearnUpon

Most corporate learning strategies start small. But, as you gain more learners, and become more confident in your training process, it’s essential to branch out and consider creating courses that embrace different learning formats and ways to learn. This is where multimodal learning comes in. . Used to enhance the learning experience and increase engagement, multimodal learning recommends the use of different modes to train. What is multimodal learning?

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? In this webcast, you’ll learn the steps to become a mindful leader. Learn to meditate. Evaluate the results of a blended learning campaign.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. Learn the method and you can make your own magic. Learning and development professionals use Xyleme to manage the entire content lifecycle in one place.