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The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth. As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles. The post The Learning Styles Myth appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

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?

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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.

Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

We’ve covered some of the basic concepts in Instructional Design and Terminology in our previous Back To Basics segments. This week we wanted to discuss one of the most common instructional design models, ADDIE. ADDIE is an acronym for a model of instructional design and development. Let’s look at ADDIE in more detail to find out whether it could work for you, your project and your client. Design the user interface and experience.

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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. Design courses that are audience-focused.

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Bottom-Line Performance

The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. I thought the myths around learning styles had been settled long ago. As I learned last week – there are numerous unproven learning theories still running amok among designers and educators. They then make design decisions based on those “facts.”

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Learning Styles are a Myth [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Back in May I wrote a post on learning styles , giving a general overview of some of the more commonly mentioned style of today. Naturally, this seemed to cause some angst among some readers who find learning styles to be essentially non-existent. As such, today’s post includes an infographic that supports the theory that learning styles are essentially a myth. It certainly won’t make your courses any less effective.

eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

a)Effective learning. b)Electronic learning. c)Everywhere learning. d)Estimated learning. 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. Despite widespread continuing belief, learning styles don’t exist/work. This is referred to as multi-modal learning.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional Design is complex and overlaps with many fields. That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers. The Instructional Design Guru is available for $2.99

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? In my recent post Instructional Design - Whats in a Name? ID student commented: My problem with the industry is that the degree in instructional design is required of management. Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work?

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. A great explanation of what constructivism is, what helps us learn, and what learning truly is.

What is Andragogy? Less Than 100 Words

Roundtable Learning

Ready to learn more about Andragogy? Malcolm Knowles’s theory of andragogy is concerned with the teaching and learning styles of adult learners. Self-Concept : Adults thrive in independent learning and training scenarios. Design activities to achieve objectives.

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional Design is complex and overlaps with many fields. That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about other apps that are available for learning designers. The Instructional Design Guru is available for $2.99 Kineo E-Learning Top Tips’ App.

A Peek Into the Future of Instructional Design

CommLab India

This is a fact; instructional design (ID) is going through dynamic changes as a fallout of research in the fields of education, technology, and learner behavior. Research insights into the science of learning. ID will improve when designers get more insights into how people learn. Research in this field continues to influence learning design and will do so in the future as well. Using emotional elements can help learning stay in long-term memory.

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.

Systems Training: Choose Your Own Adventure

Integrated Learnings

As a facilitator in a classroom setting, I could adapt to these two learning preferences with relative ease. After an introduction, present learners with a choice for learning about navigation before going on to perform specific tasks. Would learning theory approve of offering both approaches? I think Jerome Bruner, who studied discovery learning, would say yes. The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services.

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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 trained as an instructional designer throughout the 2000s. I say “trained,” but it was more a case of, “Read this and learn.” ” I became familiar with the notorious idea of learning styles. Top 10 Instructional Design Skills. Redefining the E in E-Learning.

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?

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.

Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content

Rob Hubbard

Increasingly I find myself turning away from learning theories and looking to brain science to hel p me design engaging and effective learning content. Many of the established learning theories were conceived decades ago before the advent of the internet or even networked computers. Typically they were designed for teaching students in classroom environments over a period of weeks and months.

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Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

Evaluating Your eLearning

eFront

It’s best to revise with a group of experts and instructional developers than with the major stakeholders and learners. Sara de Freitas and Martin Oliver proposed a set of four eLearning design and development elements called the Four-dimensional Framework. Training designers to select specific teaching factors. Secondly, it also enables them to find the best way to apply the tool within the learning context. eLearning elearning instructional design

Qualities of Exceptional Online Teachers

360 Training

Just like any other job, online instruction requires specific qualities and skills to perform it in the best possible manner. While developing your online courses, your main focus should not only be to earn a supplemental part-time income, but to provide your students the best learning experience and improve their existing knowledge to excel in their careers. An online teacher must be committed to lifelong learning. Instructional skills. Interested in teaching online

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.

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

The program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Online Professional Development’s Instructional Design program regularly asks someone to answer a series of questions from their students. Here’re the questions and my answers as presented to the students: Learning Design Evangelist Clark Quinn Answers Questions. The Human Performance Technology approach (ala ISPI) is a necessary analysis before ADDIE, but it’s too infrequently seen.

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. 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. but don’t design instruction to it).

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. ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world? Learning styles: Worth our time?

How We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

It seems that whenever there is an article discussing the ways people learn , then it turns into a debate about the existence (or non-existence) of learning styles. At the risk of sparking a similar debate, I feel that this infographic does a good job outlining some of the basic learning theories that we all have learned at some point in our lives – a good number of which has been verified through countless psychological studies.

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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? As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. But why is video so much more effective at accelerating innovation than, say, print – or even eLearning?

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). While they recognize that some of this info is useful for understanding ways to effectively present information, ".the

The Rise of the Consumerization of Learning

Learnlight

One of the core failings of business training is that it has for too long ignored the lessons of adult learning theory. Many of those involved in business training have got carried away with the latest fashion, a quick theory or a book they’ve read, and don’t look beneath the surface. Is the consumerization of learning a similar trend or is there more substance to it? . The Latest Learning Trends: Fact or Fiction? What is Learning? Learn More.

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning

TalentLMS

Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option. For those of you who don’t want to set time limits for your learners, we harvested 10 must-read articles about asynchronous learning. What does Asynchronous Learning mean?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 23, 2007 Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter If youve been following my blog for awhile, then you already know how I feel about the folks at Kineo. They provide some fabulous (free) resources to the e-Learning community and have just been nominated the "Best New Kids on the Block" by the Brighton and Hove Business Awards.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? In this webcast, you’ll learn the steps to become a mindful leader. Learn to meditate. Evaluate the results of a blended learning campaign.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Online Learning Technologies–Past, Present, and Future. Why The Death Of The Newspaper Industry Should Scare The Hell Out Of The Learning Industry. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009. Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources - Upside Learning Blog , November 2, 2009. Learning Conversations , November 13, 2009. eLearning report: Review of Learning 2.0

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Here they are (I have removed one or two as I don’t agree with them, and have put my interpretations at the bottom): Definition of an E-Learning Curve – Bloom’s Taxonomy - The E-Learning Curve , February 4, 2010 A colleague recently asked me “What is an e-learning curve?&# Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning - The eLearning Coach , February 8, 2010 The noise about the release of Apple’s iPad has been a bit overwhelming.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. Learn the method and you can make your own magic. Learning and development professionals use Xyleme to manage the entire content lifecycle in one place.