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Learning Styles: What Do We Know?

The Performance Improvement Blog

He reports on a survey of learning-styles research that appeared in the journal, Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The authors found no credible evidence that matching teaching styles with learning styles (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic or right-brain/left-brain) helps people learn more effectively. Moreover, of those that did use an appropriate method, several found results that flatly contradict the popular meshing hypothesis.

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.

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.

5 Reasons Why Self-Paced Training Is Highly Effective

Your Training Edge

Self-paced learning adapts to the learner and their abilities to intake and process information. Self-paced learning is defined by the Business Dictionary as a method where the learner initiates the learning. The learner and the trainer must adapt to the training method.

Do Your eLearning Lessons Appeal to a Variety of Learning Styles?

Integrated Learnings

I took a course on learning styles a few years ago. The instructor pointed out that training practitioners tend to design instruction that caters to their own dominant learning styles. Avoid the pitfall of designing to your own preferences - make sure you've incorporated instructional methods that appeal to a wide variety of learning styles. Learning styles have to do with how people perceive and process new information. By Shelley A.

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). It is often used in Learning Style theory. This also apples to other types of learning styles.

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.

[Free Webinar #2!] Convert Classroom Training to Blended Learning Using Your Creativity and Adobe Technology

Adobe Captivate

If you just can’t get enough of blended learning, come to my keynote session at ATD’s New England Area Conference on March 29. Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology. Blended learning is a common buzz phrase in L&D, and it’s one that deserves attention. You may mix and match many delivery formats in order to create a learning environment that is engaging and cost-effective.

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.

[Free Webinar!] Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology

Adobe Captivate

If you subscribe to the Learning Thursday blog series, you may have figured out from a recent article that I like blended learning. Blending learning allows us to deliver an experience that is tailored to students’ learning styles and preferences. I’ll facilitate a free virtual session about blended learning on April 2 at 9AM Pacific. Convert Classroom Training To Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology.

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. Also, this promotes low-stress learning. Training is like oxygen to a company.

It always boils down to the evidence…

Coffee and Design

In my field, there is constant discussion about if IDr’s should take individual learning styles into consideration when designing an instructional event. Let’s go back to 6 th grade science for a moment with the steps of the scientific method: Define the question.

5 Tips to Conduct an Effective Staff Training Session Online

Your Training Edge

With so many people choosing to work online and in virtual offices, it is important to make these training sessions effective, so we’ve prepared 5 practical tips to help you. Creating online training programs require two things: an authoring tool, and a learning management system (LMS).

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

In a nutshell: schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning. What can or should Learning and Development professionals take away from these articles?

Effective Learning Strategies Are Never “One Size Fits All”

Docebo

Join us April 19 to discover how to create effective personalized learning experiences and how Docebo’s Pages helps you bring them to life. Personalized learning is at the heart of modern professional learning, and the demand for these experiences is stronger than ever.

Building a Corporate University: Assessment

Your Training Edge

In our next ten-part series, we will look at each phase of the University project, beginning with across the board assessment of learning needs. Before any solid plans are made for the Corporate University, you have to know the scope of the learning that will be required.

3 Major Learning Management Developments of 2018

KnowledgeCity

The learning management system (LMS) industry experienced impressive growth in 2018. Here are some of 2018’s biggest learning management developments that are fueling the industry’s meteoric rise.

8 Ways to Develop an E-Learning Mindset

Origin Learning

E-Learning is the use of electronic media such as videos, audios, presentations and online content created using the effective use of technological tools in learning and teaching. This can be developed if the following things are kept in mind: The what, how and why.

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. Overview of Learning Styles.

18 Must-Know LMS Training Topics for Effective eLearning

eThink Education

As an instructional designer, L&D manager, or LMS administrator, your job is to provide digital learning experiences through the Learning Management System to continuously train and educate your people. In this post, we’ll discuss 18 must-know LMS training topics that help navigate open-source Moodle and Totara, in particular, and how you can learn them with eThink! There’s always something new to learn about your LMS. Universal Design for Learning/accessibility.

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.

What Are The Most Effective Training Techniques in Today’s Changing Business Environments

WalkMe Training Station

Training is a great way to elevate growth, and there are various types of training methods you can capitalize on for positive impact. It’s a case of determining a method which suits the individual preferences of participants. If the style of learning chosen is compatible, learners have a much better chance of retaining information. Personalizing the education experience is advantageous, which involves tailoring different types of training methods accordingly.

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

WalkMe Training Station

Like any other business resource, you must invest the proper time and money into developing your employees and helping them grow.” Tips for developing employees training. 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. Develop every employee. What are their learning styles?

6 Strategies You Can Use To Design Effective eLearning For Your Millennial Workforce

Adobe Captivate

With increasing millennial workforce, organizations need to re-evaluate their existing learning strategies. In this article, I will explain 6 strategies that you can use to effectively engage and motivate your millennial workforce. Love working in groups (collaborate and learn).

Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

ADDIE is an acronym for a model of instructional design and development. 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. Develop a prototype.

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Creating a Style Guide for Effective E-Learning Experiences

CommLab India

We looked at how style guides are important in establishing consistency and regularity in e-learning products that are professional and polished, in our last blog. Creating a standard style guide saves time, effort, and the cost of bringing out a consistent and standardized output.

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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.

6 Strategies You Can Use To Design Effective eLearning For Your Millennial Workforce

EI Design

With increasing millennial workforce, organizations need to re-evaluate their existing learning strategies. In this article, I will explain 6 strategies that you can use to effectively engage and motivate your millennial workforce. Prefer exploration (rather than a rigid learning path).

Create a New Approach to Develop Managers

Everwise

But most managers don’t actually have what it takes to be truly effective. And most organizations do not invest appropriately in developing their frontline managers. The most common approaches to developing managers are simply not effective: they provide episodic, one-size-fits-all training that don’t result in sustainable improvement. The importance of effective frontline managers. Effective frontline manager development. On-demand learning.

Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

Thanks to the proliferation of technology-fueled information, effective leaders need to be able to connect with people in multiple, real and personal ways. But that doesn’t mean technology is all leaders need to learn. The ability to interact smoothly within these two landscapes is the essence of what it means to be effective now and in the future. Therefore, effective leaders need to be able to connect with people in multiple, real and personal ways.

Why Is Personalized Learning Key to Language Learning?

Learnlight

This makes it extra important for the content and activities in corporate language courses to be personalized learning which is tailored to the individual. For this, we need to understand not only each individual learner’s training goals, but also their unique learning style.

Corporate Training: The Ins and Outs of a Successful Program

Overnite Software

A successful corporate training program rises and falls on whether a business offers its employees a learning format that they can quickly grasp; a program that teaches with methods and standards that encourage learning and enhance retention.

Learning Myths

Convergence Training

Well, the sad fact is that the training/learning and development worlds aren’t immune to these kind of urban myths embedded into their own professional beliefs and practices, either. In fact, many people have mistaken ideas about what training methods are truly effective and which ones are just–well, bunk or even marketing hype. In a future article, we’ll write about some solid, evidence-based training methods that DO improve learning.

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

While nearly three- quarters (72 percent) of executives identified training as one of the top ways for employees to develop new skills, only 52 percent of workers employed by the companies surveyed currently receive company-provided, formal training.

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Still Too Much Reliance on Instructor-Led, Event-Based Employee Training

The Performance Improvement Blog

According to the 2013 State of the Industry report from ASTD , instructor-led programs continue to be the primary method for training and developing employees. The content of these programs runs the gamut from basic skills to executive development. .

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