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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?

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

Adobe Captivate

I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the first one ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! 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.

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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?

eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

I usually write a blog post, you skim or read it, maybe share it, and we move on. 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.

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. Overview of Learning Styles. They also bring their own preferred methods of learning.

Using Design Thinking To Create Better Custom eLearning Solutions

Adobe Captivate

In my previous blogs on Whole Brain Learning and Kolb’s learning styles, I talked about how we can improve the learning process by using certain strategies that are targeted to individual learning styles. From Kolb’s theories, we know two important styles that are converging and diverging. These two styles are used in Design Thinking which will be explained little later. Same can be applied to the learning context.

Evaluation Reinforces Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Evaluation of training and other learning interventions (e.g., coaching, Web-based programs, mentoring, internships), when done well, enhances learning. A New York Times article by Benedict Carey that I cited in my recent blog post about learning styles, also addresses the value of causing the brain to re-examine content that had been learned but then forgotten. Carey writes: No one knows for sure why.

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. As I write this, Cubs fans all over the world are mentally crossing their fingers and hoping that they will finally see their beloved team in the World Series. The Expectation Effect. LearningToGo Blog

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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. As I write this, Cubs fans all over the world are celebrating their victory in the World Series. The Expectation Effect. LearningToGo BlogFinally! No more Waiting Til Next Year!

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A Conversation with Clark Quinn

Kapp Notes

His latest is Revolutionize Learning & Development where he discusses the need for the field to change and change dramatically. I saw the connections between computers and learning as an undergraduate, and that’s been my life ever since. in applied cognitive science to better understand how we can leverage technology to help us achieve our goals. I consult through Quinnovation , blog at Learnlets , and tweet as @quinnovator.

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. Talent LMS Blog, 2015.

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.

9 Psychological Facts That Will Make Your Online Courses Better

TalentLMS

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. Humans Learn Through Spaced Practice & Retention Although this aspect of learning is often left behind in the fast-paced world of work and technology, it is nearly impossible to learn something and remember it from that day on. This is because everyone has their own learning style.

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?

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.

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. He blogs at learnlets.com and works through Quinnovation.

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. He blogs at learnlets.com and works through Quinnovation.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. But how to write one? Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. So, when have I used narration in e-learning? N2growth Blog.

Microlearning Guide

Ed App

It’s one of the most effective forms of learning and training and is ideal for training all teams – large and small. In essence, microlearning is flexible, concise, and is backed by pedagogical theory and cognitive science. What is bite-sized 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.

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. Cammy Bean took some notes and gratuitously posted them on her blog. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. One of our main products is creating customized templates for our clients; "empowering non-programmers to build e-learning." And then e-Learning fell onto their plate.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. Learning is social. How workers learn now.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I primarily focus on the content, the writing, and the schmoozing with the client. (My In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Pertinent blog post Cammy. Is it our writing abilities?

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

As a blog post it’s probably pretty crap – too long, too much scrolling, but as a record of the event, and a method for me to retain my learning, it is just dandy, thank you. Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. You will note there is no mention of all the extr-curricular learning, from the bar, the lunch table, the karaoke etc. techs for learning?”

10 Ways EdTech Tools Can Improve the Learning Process

eLearning Brothers

Even the most educated adults will have various learning styles. Using social media platforms can create a better environment for learning through conversing and collaboration. Investigate information and support learning by building perspectives. Instructors are able to facilitate more effective critical thinking tasks and to better assess their employee’s knowledge by integrating technology. Fill a learning gap or specific need.