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.

Constructivism Pt.4: Experiential Learning Theory

The E-Learning Curve

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience”. ELT attempts to express the holistic nature of the learning process can be described as a learning model in that it attempts to integrate 'feeling' and 'thinking'. Experiential Learning Theory appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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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.

What is Adult Learning Theory?

LearnUpon

Every trainer’s ambition is to make corporate learning as impactful and engaging as possible. Adult Learning Theory, also known as a ndragogy is a concept that has been around for years. It highlights the distinct ways adults best respond to learning and it’s a must-know for any training provider. Adult learning is a relatively simple theory to grasp, so let’s explain what it is and how its principles can be applied to your corporate learning strategy.

Unleashing Superheroes – Learning Style

Growth Engineering

This week I explore how tapping into different learning styles lets you build engaging online training for different types of learner and Unleash Superheroes in your organisation! Most of all it’s time to pack away the woolies, bring out the superhero spring wardrobe and check out this season’s styles! This week, as I dusted off my favourite seasonal superhero cape, I pondered a style dilemma of the non-fashion variety. How many styles are there?

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?

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.

Experiential Learning in the Workplace

The E-Learning Curve

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” Continue Reading → The post Experiential Learning in the Workplace appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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. D evelopment: The Development phase of ADDIE is the point where instructional design and developers begin to create and put together the content outlined in the Design phase. During Development, material is reviewed, revised, or created from scratch if it doesn’t exist.

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Experiential Workplace Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” Experiential Workplace Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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. I’ll create more recommended reading lists, so follow me if this sort of thing is useful to you.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

Learnnovators

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. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about other apps that are available for learning designers. DesignJot is an iPad app (from Allen Communication Learning Services, Inc.)

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? by Barbara on March 28, 2011 in Instructional Design , performance support Accelerated Learning Mind Map While I was taking classes in curriculum design, we discussed, at great length, different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning.

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

Learnnovators

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. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about other apps that are available for learning designers. DesignJot is an iPad app (from Allen Communication Learning Services, Inc.)

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. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

E-Learning Design Part 6: CDSM’s Active Learning Model™

CDSM

Throughout this series on e-learning design , we have looked at some of the learning theories that help to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. In this final post in the series, we’re going to reveal how we ensure that sound theory is turned into exemplary practice, by giving you an insight into the formula we use for producing successful e-learning content for our customers – a formula we call our Active Learning Model™.

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.

February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D. We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods. Q1: What’s your understanding of blended or distributed learning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I was never told about Gagnes 9 Events or the Kilpatrick Levels or ADDIE or the ARCS model or even much about adult learning styles, except that people all learned differently. Is the learner not learning?

The 'learner' fallacy - delusions of influence in L&D

Learning Rocks

Perhaps because it spends so much time alongside the diversity hounds of the HR department, or in the company of the mind-benders of NLP, the 'Training Department' has seen the change to 'Learning & Development' and is obsessed with its 'learners'. In classical media the people creating the material there are more realistic - they speak of viewers, readers and listeners, not 'enjoyees' or 'understanders'. Should we consider models of 'user styles'?

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The 'learner' fallacy - delusions of influence in L&D

Learning Rocks

Perhaps because it spends so much time alongside the diversity hounds of the HR department, or in the company of the mind-benders of NLP, the 'Training Department' has seen the change to 'Learning & Development' and is obsessed with its 'learners'. In classical media the people creating the material there are more realistic - they speak of viewers, readers and listeners, not 'enjoyees' or 'understanders'. Should we consider models of 'user styles'?

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Four Phases of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases. There are also different names for these learning cycles. He calls it simply the “Four-Phase Learning Cycle.” Variety to appeal to all learning styles.

6 Key Adult Learning Principles & Leveraging Them In eLearning

Academy of Mine

Adult learning principles enable you to create courses that live up to your target audience’s expectations and, at the same time, take your eLearning business to newer heights. What Is The Adult Learning Theory? Adult Learning Vs. Child Learning.

Four Phases of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases. There are also different names for these learning cycles. He calls it simply the “Four-Phase Learning Cycle.” Variety to appeal to all learning styles.

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).

Bringing the magic of Canva to your EdApp microlessons

Ed App

Together with the world’s leading graphic design program, we’ve teamed up to help you create even more amazing microlessons. For those that might be unfamiliar, Canva allows users to create graphics, presentations, posters, animations, and just about every kind of visual content, giving creators the tools to create beautiful media content without having any knowledge or experience in graphic design. How imagery boosts learning.

Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community. Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs . This article by Sharon Boller was widely shared in learning and development circles for good reason. Make sure your learning solutions are designed based off of sound instructional design… not popular opinion.

Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

The blog carnival didn’t get quite the response I was hoping for this month, so I decided to go in a slightly different direction, and look to see what the higher education field had to share about e-learning. Higher education started out as all synchronous learning - and as they have branched into web-based solutions they have stuck with the synchronous model in many cases. An inclination to problem-centered learning. Opportunities for continuous learning.

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. . Challenging the dominant narrative on learning styles.

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Free online video is creating new global communities, granting their members both the means and the motivation to step up their skills and broaden their imaginations. Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory. I think social learning must be informal and fun.

How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners

EI Design

Although the social learning phenomenon is catching up, many in the learning sphere are not sure of its impact owing to misconceptions around it and lack of data to showcase its impact. This article outlines how you can use social learning effectively to engage your learners. How Can You Use Social Learning To Engage Learners? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others and is not bound by a specific type of learning.

What is Informal Learning?

LearnUpon

When you think of the concept of learning, what do you imagine? These are all substantial aspects of learning, but in truth, learning isn’t always so by the numbers. Informal learning is a type of learning that happens every day, whether we realize it or not. Organic, unstructured, and learner-driven, informal learning theory is thought to be how we, as humans, learn around 90% of the time. What is informal learning?

Evaluating Your eLearning

eFront

Similarly, research in game studies has generally focused upon approaches based upon playing leisure games, and therefore do not take enough account of factors including the context, learning theory and practice and the attributes of the learner and learner group.” (de On the whole, this structured analysis provides a comprehensive support to the training developers and facilitators who work in teams to create game-like trainings.

The Corporate Learner’s Holiday Wish List: 3 Things People Want from Training Programs

Mindflash

Ideas for learning professionals to make training relevant: Link training to workplace performance, make it non-punitive, and ensure that training is the right answer for the business problem you aim to address. Make learning stick by extending training to the job site. Start with an employee co-created learning plan to discover what your employees want from training and to influence them to be more connected to their learning and success. #2

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!”