Learning Styles and E-Learning

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This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. No one mentioned e-learning which was part of the reference, specifically related to retention. Micro-learning?

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. Is the learning-styles emperor naked?   Tags: learning styles


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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). However, since most educational and training activities normally teach learners what to learn, rather than how to learn, this is one task that does not come easily for some learners. It is often used in Learning Style theory. This also apples to other types of learning styles.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

The age of Artificial Intelligence has arrived and while most of the businesses are focused on how it will affect their operations like R&D and manufacturing, only a few are wondering about the other crucial business areas such as learning & development (L&D). The AI Learning Solutions. AI also makes it easier to evaluate and suggest tailored learning solutions. Learning Styles. On-demand Learning. Customized Learning. Blended Learning.

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5 Ways to Improve Medical Continuing Education Courses


There are five ways you can improve your medical continuing education courses, as well as a professional service that can help. Know Your Learners’ Needs through Their Learning Styles. Different people have different learning styles, and your learners are no exception.

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.

Best Practices in Online Curriculum Development for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

At a time when online education is taking the world by storm, online curriculum development for higher education can be a daunting task. A 10-year study conducted by the Online Learning Consortium shows that about 6.7 Online education is here to stay.

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Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

This model pretty much continued throughout my education - A levels and degree were all completed in a bubble of self-ignorance. Work-place learning similarly was usually fairly direct: "here's a bunch of stuff you need to know. It appears that all learning these days needs to be presaged by a lengthy study of what it means to be a learner. And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

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.

Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

This model pretty much continued throughout my education - A levels and degree were all completed in a bubble of self-ignorance. Work-place learning similarly was usually fairly direct: "here's a bunch of stuff you need to know. It appears that all learning these days needs to be presaged by a lengthy study of what it means to be a learner. And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity. thoughts learning theory qualifications education CPD

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation from yesterday''s blog post on changing times and the survival of higher education. Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Although this is not the entire story, I believe we will need to adopt these and other new technology mediated approaches widely if we wish to secure the future of higher education. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’.

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When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners

Association eLearning

My husband works in the emergency medical and public safety field and is required to complete X number of continuing education (CE) hours per year to keep his certifications. He can obtain his CEs by attending meetings, reading journals, and taking instructor-led or online classes. Activities and classes are often selected based on ease and convenience to complete, not because they sound interesting or appeal to his learning style. They were learning by doing.

It takes all sorts

Learning with e's

Primary education students. You've probably guessed that I'm very pleased with the way they have applied themselves to the task of identifying key e-learning research areas, and then designing their projects as self-organised studies. Well now it's payback time, and they are all preparing to present their papers in the special Atlantis Track of the Plymouth e-Learning Conference in two week's time. 1992) The Manual of Learning Styles.

Weekly Bookmarks (04/04/2011)

Experiencing eLearning

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment. Mega list of online resources related to assessment–tools, journals, conferences, consultants, glossaries, online discussions, portfolio tools, handbooks, and more. tags: assessment education highered. The ‘digital natives’ debate: A critical review of the evidence – Bennett – 2008 – British Journal of Educational Technology – Wiley Online Library.

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Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!

TechSmith Camtasia

Michael is a Professor of Educational Technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. 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. Because video is so ubiquitous, it is an invaluable educational tool. For Educators

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

I was taking a stand against accommodating learning styles and cited several online articles supporting my position. Nothing I could say or do, including offering the original research about the ineffectiveness of accommodating learning styles, would be heard. Their thoughts, selflessly shared, helped to shape my current perspectives on learning in today’s changing workplace. Changing Workplace Informal Learning Personal Knowledge Management

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. What is your definition of blended learning?

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Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Professor Terry Anderson , who is based at Athabasca University in Canada, is one of the famous figures of contemporary education, and his list of achievements is lengthy. He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). Terry: I was first attracted to distance education as a student.

Breakthrough eLearning: Its All in the Mix

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, October 26, 2006 Its All in the Mix I cant seem to read a training journal, magazine, or conference abstract lately without hearing about blended learning. What are their learning styles?

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

I haven't given up on peer reviewed publishing, but I have turned away from closed journals and publications toward openness and accessibility. That is one of the key reasons I believe blogging is a powerful method of professional engagement, and as Lawrence Lessig argues: "Blogging, a bit like forums, are spaces where people can congregate to share ideas, engage in dialogue over particular issues, and learn a great deal. The Industrialisation Of Learning (31,000 views) 8.

3 Myths That Prevent You from Learning


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. Without further ado, let’s take a look at three myths that may hinder your learning process! As Dehaene describes it, “the brain works more during sleep for learning than during the day before.

Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?


Microlearning is focused learning that is delivered in bite sized chunks. Since this method of learning provides small bits of knowledge at a time, it’s best used for delivering information that learners need to retain. – Receiving small bits of education via email: like Word of the Day from Dictionary.com. – Online learning programs like Duolingo or Lynda. – Learning new software.

Should You Tailor Your Training Content to Visual Learners?


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.

Ngee Ann Poly’s Micro-Learning Journey to Train Leaders On-The-Go


Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) is an institution of higher learning in Singapore with more than 14,800 full-time and 3,000 part-time students, more than 1,800 staff and 148,000 alumni. NP’s staff development team was facing the challenge of how to ensure ongoing training for their time-strapped educators and leaders. Gnowbe’s pioneering mobile micro-learning and engagement solution helps the modern workforce learn faster and better.

Interactive Learning Environments

Learning with e's

The current special issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments focuses on 'Social Networks Research', and here's a heads up for the next issue, due out in December, which has just gone to press. tools and technologies for learning, there will be a feast of articles in the special issue entitled 'Web 2.0 for Interactive e-Learning', which has been edited by Yueh-Min Huang, Stephen J.H. Interactive Learning Environments Computers in Education

The Secret to Recruiting Doctors (Psst, It’s CE Enhancement)


Here’s a little secret: it’s probably your continuing education (CE) enhancement—or rather, the lack thereof. Learn practical medical team management skills. CE provides support for continuous improvement and learning in order to help doctors address gaps in their education.

Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning


On October 9 th -10 th , G-Cube attended India’s largest and most prestigious Chief Learning Officers’ Summit , which brought together learning leaders from different industries from all over India and the world. The event was also a forum that included prominent personalities from the field of Sports, Literature and Journalism. The theme of event was – Organizational Learning: Impacting business, Changing the game.

Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Face of Digital Publishing


On the other hand, in the UK, thousands of researchers and authors are boycotting paid-for-profit subscription journals, like Nature , because they do not believe taxpayers should have to pay for access to online academic publishing. Machine learning, a field that currently underpins the AI revolution, is no longer limited to robotics, self-driving cars or even Netflix recommendations. Shaping Young Minds: AI in K-12 Education.

How to build an online course that sells

Course Index

With such large numbers of online courses out there these days, people have better things to do than sign up for an underwhelming learning experience. Then you try to balance the learning inputs across the various delivery methods. Promotes active learning. Active learning.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. I like to keep tabs on things related to workplace learning, technology, social tools that generally help people power up their learning so that they can work smarter. Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. 2018 Blended Learning Studies: The Year in Review.

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. When the “younger” generation goes to work, their expectations are influenced more by prior educational experiences than use of technology outside an educational setting. 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. Know the learning theories behind your craft damn it!

Lean ISD, Social Learning, VAK, Joe Harless Video, & Google

Big Dog, Little Dog

It is also not uncommon to hear of comments that the learning course has not brought about the desired results to solve performance issues or to improve performance levels. Such disappointments are very likely due to some design and development flaws in which the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of learning have not been effectively addressed. Social Learning Survey - The Masie Center. 1,056 TRENDS readers responded to a Social Learning Survey last Friday.


Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

TechSmith Camtasia

Over the past three years or so, screencasting and lecture capture technology have become a hot topic in education. While the technology itself isn’t new, the discussion about how these technologies can improve teaching and learning has taken on a new urgency. The phenomenal success and growth of the Khan Academy has been the primary catalyst for this discussion and demonstrated how progress in education is so often trapped by process. Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D.

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HIPAA Training and Data Breaches: Are You Protected?


In November 2018, 3,230,063 health care records were exposed, stolen or disclosed without permission, according to the HIPAA Journal. There are many effective online providers of HIPAA compliance training, usually done through a Learning Management System (LMS ). A HIPAA compliance training course helps inform and educate your employees on the latest regulations to follow. Navigate the course at a pace that fits your learning style.

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. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010.

The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. Are you a Learning Dispatch newsletter subscriber? A favorite newsletter feature is “This Month in Learning.” Learning Experiences (16). Learning Management Systems (4). Style, Usage, and Grammar (11).

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. 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. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.

Improve employee training with eLearning


Whether it is for onboarding a new team member, informing staff on how to use an application or advancing their expertise with particular skills, there are many benefits to providing employees with education opportunities. The Wall Street Journal's Lora Kolodony recently reported that some of the world's biggest companies, including Uber Technologies Inc., Quality content, design, and navigation are the priorities when building an e-learning course.

Delivering Effective Training in the Work Environment


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.