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? By Shelley A.

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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.

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?

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. These theories turn into urban legends that people view as facts.

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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.

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. The project is routinely evaluated by the developers and testers to ensure it is meeting the requirements and achieving the learning objectives. As a linear model, ADDIE might not be applicable to every course or learning opportunity. appeared first on Obsidian Learning.

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Style counsel

E-Learning Provocateur

And the echo chamber has been giving learning styles a beating. The theory. VAK is perhaps the most popular model of learning styles used in the corporate sector today: V stands for “Visual&#. These people learn best by seeing. These people learn best by listening. K stands for “Kinaesthetic “ These people learn best by touching and feeling. At the very least, a learning style represents a personal preference.

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.

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.

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.

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. Let’s take a look at what the research literature has to say on “learning styles” and how they apply to instruction.

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.)

The black hole of adult education

E-Learning Provocateur

For a fledgling language student like myself there is no more difficult way of learning space systems than by lectures delivered entirely in Russian … I learned very little during the 4:00PM to 6:00PM lecture time-slot, other than how to appear attentive while daydreaming. • Formal vs informal learning. • Learning styles. So the Russians want to build a research base on the moon , and they want NASA and the European Space Agency to help them.

Learning Beyond the Course

Rob Hubbard

It was my great privilege to recently organise and Chair the eLearning Network’s Learning Beyond the Course conference in London, UK. The presentations were excellent, the highlight for me being Ben’s opening exercise which demonstrated perfectly the effect (or lack of) of a carrot or stick approach to learner motivation and the negative effect of constraints. You can learn more about this here.

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.

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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The Biggest Threat To Successful Training Management – And How To Overcome It

WalkMe Training Station

You think to yourself: how do I deliver training to such a diverse group of people cost-effectively? If they have to learn something new, they’re predisposed to dislike the idea. Starting on a macro level, you need to consider how adults learn. Check out University of Queensland’s excellent summary of adult learning theory. Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences.

Delivering Effective Training in the Work Environment

ReadyTech

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.

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?

Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

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. This was something that was at the heart of the Certificate in Training Practice too - my first formal step in qualification as a workplace learning "professional". And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

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. Applying these theories to a 20-minute elearning module delivered solely by computer can be somewhat nonsensical.

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Meta-learning: educational fungus

Learning Rocks

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. This was something that was at the heart of the Certificate in Training Practice too - my first formal step in qualification as a workplace learning "professional". And now it seems it is a primary part of ANY learning opportunity.

Responsive Learning: An Innovative Approach To Organizational Success

G-Cube

It is of no wonder that learning styles and preferences of modern learners are evolving with time. So, this is the time where professional training and mobile learning solutions blend to deliver efficient training outcomes. The main goal of responsive e-learning is to facilitate learning and improve their performance matrix. Impact of Responsive Learning on Modern Learners. Mobile devices provide a virtual learning environment to deliver online courses.

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).

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. . They never forget a face but might struggle with names, and they find drawing or doodling enjoyable during the learning process.

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.

The Andragogy Theory

Ed App

Malcom Shepherd Knowles (1968) coined the Andragogy Theory as the theory of adult learning. It is no surprise that adults learn differently than children, whereby adults are self-direction and ready to learn. . The two sport a multitude of differences, where the latter capitalizes on unique learning styles and strengths of adult learners. Past learning experience. Readiness to learn. Practical reasons to learn.

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.

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?

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?

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.