Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

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Differentiated Instruction and Corporate Training: Accommodating Diverse Learning Styles in the Workplace

ReadyTech

In other words, n obody learns in the same way or at the same pace. Everyone can learn—but just not in the same manner. Carol Ann Tomlinson, a leader in differentiated instruction and a professor of educational leadership, foundations and policy at the University of Virginia, defines this type of instruction as the need to consider students’ individual learning styles in order to create the best learning experience possible.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. The objective of this sectionis only to introduce the concepts and encourage the beginners to learn more about the models and theories.

How to Effectively Design an eLearning Course

ProProfs

This results in successful learning. Analyze and understand your target audience and their learning needs. What are their knowledge gaps/learning objectives? What are their preferred learning styles? Which learning environment will work best for them?

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.)

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 RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. With the widespread use of platform independent eLearning, instructors scramble to convert their existing courses’ content into online learning material. Unfortunately, most trainers and faculty believe that the deployment of powerpoint and pdf notes on a learning management system equals the development of eLearning content.

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 Theorists — A Chronology.

Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

Learning styles (like visual, auditory, kinesthetic) have much less effect on learning results than other factors, but we often focus on them heavily. Bloom didn’t have any research for his taxonomy, but I still find it useful for my own planning; I just don’t pretend there’s a research-based argument for classifying a verb as application instead of analysis. As a follow-up question , she asked where I learned the above about Gagné and Bloom.

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Essential Criteria for Choosing the Right Video-Based Learning Model

Obsidian Learning

Video-based learning is a powerful learning tool. The medium is endowed with unique features that make it an effective learning method, able to enhance traditional instructor-led learning approaches and change the way we learn and the way we teach. Also, videos can more easily establish emotional connections, keeping learners more engaged and motivated as compared to traditional learning approaches. Now you’re ready to apply the learning.

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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™.

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. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

How to create an online course in 5 easy steps

Wyzed

Step 1 – Define your learning outcomes. Or “I need them to learn my policies and procedures in our business.”. How to define your learning objectives. Defining our learning objectives is as simple as asking the following two questions: Why do your learners need this course? Look past the what they need to learn and think deeply about why they need to learn it). Step 2 – Define WHO the learning is for. Bring in Social Learning.

The Characteristics of a Good Instructional Designer

CommLab India

Well, we all know that instructional designers create learning experiences that help learners accelerate their job performances. They have a clear understanding of how adults learn and their learning styles. Have a passion for learning. Have effective communication skills. He thinks putting himself in the learners’ shoes, understands what they do, their needs, and their goals, including their learning styles. Have a passion for learning.

How to create an online course in 5 easy steps

Wyzed

Step 1 – Define your learning outcomes. Or “I need them to learn my policies and procedures in our business.”. How to define your learning objectives. Defining our learning objectives is as simple as asking the following two questions: Why do your learners need this course? Look past the what they need to learn and think deeply about why they need to learn it). Step 2 – Define WHO the learning is for.

ADDIE Model of Instructional Design

Continu

Winston Churchill said, “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” This statement rings true when you are developing your learning and training program. You probably have quizzes, manuals, videos and a plethora of other material that needs to be digested and put into action by your employees, but how do you make this happen with various learning styles and different degrees of training interest? Do you think you will use what was learned?

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How to create an online course in 5 easy steps

Wyzed

Step 1 – Define your learning outcomes. Or “I need them to learn my policies and procedures in our business.”. How to define your learning objectives. Defining our learning objectives is as simple as asking the following two questions: Why do your learners need this course? Look past the what they need to learn and think deeply about why they need to learn it). Step 2 – Define WHO the learning is for. Bring in Social Learning.

How to create an online course in 5 easy steps

Wyzed

Step 1 – Define your learning outcomes. Or “I need them to learn my policies and procedures in our business.”. How to define your learning objectives. Defining our learning objectives is as simple as asking the following two questions: Why do your learners need this course? Look past the what they need to learn and think deeply about why they need to learn it). Step 2 – Define WHO the learning is for. Bring in Social Learning.

Donald Clark on training departments…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If you want to learn what is really going on in learning and development while rolling on the floor laughing, you’ve got to read Donald Clark. We have a primitive and outdated taxonomy (Bloom), dull learning objectives at the start of courses (Gagne), a stupid coloured triangle theory of human nature (Maslow) and an evaluation method that is stuck in the world of happy sheets (Kirkpatrick). Tags: Informal Learning

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.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. May 2010.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:15 PM Labels: instructional design , rapid e-learning 44comments: Tony Karrer said. Learning?