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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.

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.

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Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#. Moreover, of those that did use an appropriate method, several found results that ?atly

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.&#.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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. Some methods of training delivery are simply more impactful than others. 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.

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.

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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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. Outline the course, including modules, topics, and lessons (or some other organizational method). Apply instructional strategies according to intended behavioral outcomes by domain (cognitive, affective, and psychomotor). appeared first on Obsidian Learning.

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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?

Using Design Thinking To Create Better Custom eLearning Solutions

Adobe Captivate

Design thinking is a recent phenomenon in the world of eLearning and it is a method that combines empathy, ideation, and problem-solving of complex and undefined problems. From Kolb’s theories, we know two important styles that are converging and diverging.

Daily Bookmarks 07/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Examines what cognitive science actually tells us about different learning styles and argues that the best answer is to choose the modality that best suits the content rather than adapting to the student. tags: learning , cognition , learningstyles , research , education. Ask the Cognitive Scientist: "Brain-Based" Learning: More Fiction than Fact. tags: education , learning , research , neuroscience , cognition.

3 Myths That Prevent You from Learning

KnowledgeOne

They have a “tough skin” to break, despite the fact that we are collectively more educated and that the scientific method allows us to separate the wheat from the chaff, in other words, to distinguish a proven fact from an idea based on intuition alone. It is important to fight them, not only for the sake of truth but because they can have adverse effects on our perception of ourselves or others. Feeling confused and frustrated in learning is a bad sign.

Switch to Blended Learning for Better Learning Outcomes

Hurix Digital

Instructors are now adopting different teaching methods to fit the learning styles, interests, and expectations of the learners. This is one of the reasons why Blended Learning is becoming the preferred teaching strategy for instructors and learners alike. The rising popularity of the concept is because of the fact that it effectively combines the advantages of traditional instruction mode with online learning methodologies. What is Blended Learning?

Learning Science Word Salad: 14 Terms to Know

Knowledge Guru

What percentage of your learning content are you okay with people forgetting? ” Organizations expect their employees to learn and remember everything. You don’t want to spend a bunch of time and money to create and implement a learning solution that no one will remember. Learners take a training course, but don’t apply what they learned because they don’t remember what they were taught. But what does the term learning science really mean?

Evidence-Based Training: Learning Maximizers & Learning Myths (An Interview with Dr. Will Thalheimer)

Convergence Training

In this article, the continuation of our series of interviews with noted learning researcher Dr. Will Thalheimer, we’re going to discuss evidence-based training methods and learning myths with no supporting evidence. The focus on evidence-based training methods is central to Dr. Thalheimer’s career and work, and it’s been the central focus of our earlier articles with him, which looked at smile sheets , spaced learning , and elearning effectiveness.

Using Blended Training in Your Employee Onboarding Program to Promote Organizational Culture

EI Design

With the proliferation of online learning, organizations have now realized that there is an opportunity to tap into eLearning as part of the Induction and Onboarding process. What Is Driving the Transition of Fully Face-to-Face/ILT Trainings to Blended Learning? This realization is based on two critical facts: While some learners learn best in an ILT environment, others thrive in an eLearning setting. As a result, organizations are responding by offering Blended Learning.

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Switch to Blended Learning for Better Learning Outcomes

Hurix Digital

Instructors are now adopting different teaching methods to fit the learning styles, interests, and expectations of the learners. This is one of the reasons why Blended Learning is becoming the preferred teaching strategy for instructors and learners alike. The rising popularity of the concept is because of the fact that it effectively combines the advantages of traditional instruction mode with online learning methodologies. What is Blended Learning?

Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!

TechSmith Camtasia

He teaches both undergraduate and graduate educational technology courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Michael wrote a fantastic book on communication and learning through screencasts called PowerCasts – Creating Dynamic PowerPoint Screencasts with Camtasia Studio. He has also been published on The Educause Review twice, for articles titled Screencasting to Engage Learning and Creating a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia Studio.

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.

How to go about a multi-generational approach to e-learning

Matrix

Previously I have talked about the different demographics that make up the current workplace and their respective approaches to learning. Baby Boomers and Gen Zs for one, seem to have absolutely nothing in common and yet learning specialists are faced with the task of providing both these generations — along with the ones between them — with access to valuable educational materials, suited for their very diverse (and quite often divergent) needs and preferences.

The Power of Digital Learning

Magic EdTech

In the 21st century, the term “digital learning” means much more than simply accessing information on a computer. Digital learning now is any form of learning created using instructional practices that makes effective use of technology.The umbrella of digital learning strategies ranges from e-books to games to mobile learning to AR/VR.It digital learning can also increase ethics, global awareness, and communication if used properly.

The Neuroscience of Cubs Fans

Learningtogo

This is a perfect example of what cognitive science calls magical thinking. Because the Cubs haven’t been to the World Series since 1945, some concluded that a cause and effect relationship exists where there is merely a coincidence. Some of these patterns turn out to be true, proven by the scientific method. Others may prove to be false, like the charming learning styles myth that beguiled many in the learning profession until it was debunked by modern science.

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The Neuroscience of Cubs Fans, continued

Learningtogo

This is a perfect example of what cognitive science calls magical thinking. Because the Cubs haven’t been to the World Series since 1945, some concluded that a cause and effect relationship exists where there is merely a coincidence. Some of these patterns turn out to be true, proven by the scientific method. Others may prove to be false, like the charming learning styles myth that beguiled many in the learning profession until it was debunked by modern science.

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Is microlearning a genuine contender for the future of learning?

Ed App

You could be right, of course, but just on the off chance that you aren’t, we challenge you to take our Quiz as we explore whether microlearning is a genuine contender as the future of learning. Question 1: Complete the sentence—Microlearning is chunks of learning. One of the important reasons for this improved learning is less mental fatigue (tiredness). Others say that the term “was coined in 2003 by Research Studios Austria” to describe “learning in small steps”.

9 Psychological Facts That Will Make Your Online Courses Better

TalentLMS

The human brain is a vast sea of complex methods and processes, however, understanding the most basic fundamentals of how we process and retain information can help make your online courses 100 times better than you ever imagined. In the confusion of cognitive overload, learners’ minds seem to shut down their ability to continually process the information flow and they lose their creative and productive drive. This is because everyone has their own learning style.

Revisiting the Systematic Design Model

Adobe Captivate

When designing online learning units, it is still necessary for learners to acquire specific knowledge prior to moving on to more advanced levels of performance. In the classroom lectures are often used – on the Web the linear presentation of materials is not effective. When designing instructional units: Ensure that each instructional article, web site, media source or game supports the learning objectives/goals of the course. Learning Objectives.

AI in Learning and Development: What You Need to Know

Continu

So it’s no surprise that the learning and development industry is talking about it too. Will it help employees learn more effectively? AI will definitely have an effect on corporate learning. But what form that effect takes is yet to be seen.

Shaping an eLearning Solution

Zephyr Learning

Making elearning work is a challenge, and I know from experience that there is very little emphasis placed on the people who will be taking the learning! Effective engagement is important and of course goes without say for any learning solution, however we find that many people confuse the words engagement and interaction. Any type of learning must engage for it to succeed. It demonstrates the need for a variety of activity approaches to delivering the learning.

Beginner’s Guide to Microlearning

Ed App

Microlearning is a highly efficient learner-centred teaching mythology that transforms what we understand as traditional eLearning and brings it into the Mobile learning revolution. In essence, microlearning is flexible, concise, and is backed by pedagogical theory and cognitive science.

How to Weave Hard Facts and Emotions into your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

Tecumseh Fitch is a professor of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna. In his article on learning instincts he argues that human beings have an innate instinct (nature) to learn and develop skills necessary for us to survive and flourish. Professor Fitch explains that what and how we learn is both instinctive and rational. We need both of these to complete our learning. Set-up Methodical What exactly is this?