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.

Millennial Learning Styles

Ed App

Millennials are moving into the workforce as fast as Baby Boomers are leaving, making it essential for us to understand the principal millennial learning styles of our younger generation. We have gathered ways in which variety for millennial learning styles can be incorporated into your employee learning strategy. Implement gamification techniques. Encourage self-directed and flexible learning.

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Unleashing Superheroes – Learning Style

Growth Engineering

This week I explore how tapping into different learning styles lets you build engaging online training for different types of learner and Unleash Superheroes in your organisation! Most of all it’s time to pack away the woolies, bring out the superhero spring wardrobe and check out this season’s styles! This week, as I dusted off my favourite seasonal superhero cape, I pondered a style dilemma of the non-fashion variety. How many styles are there?

Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. What is Learning and Development?

How Learning Paths Help to Create Structured Learning Programs

Docebo

Not only do you have to create new learning content and analyze the progress of each of your learners, but you also have to spend hours assigning them a selection of relevant courses. This is where learning paths will be your saving grace. What Are Learning Paths?

How to deliver eLearning content using microlearning and gamification

Wizcabin

In case you don’t know, this learning strategy has been around for a while, and many organizations have been using it to improve their online training. One of them is that it’ll help you in providing your learners with effective training – exactly what they needed to learn.

Free Webinar: Social Learning, User Generated Content & LMS Gamification

Adobe Captivate

Social learning has been the most discussed topic during my webinars over the past six months! Learning professionals face many challenges when implementing social learning, and yet the potential payoff is huge in terms of learner engagement. If social learning and gamification are priorities for you in 2019, come join one of our last group discussions of the year. Engagement Upgrade: Social Learning, User-Generated Content & LMS Gamification.

How to Leverage Motivation in Your Learning Strategy

Docebo

In the learning sphere, spurring the motivation to engage has to be part of your enterprise learning strategy if you want to see more consistent and better quality results. But what type of motivational tactics should we lean upon in our learning strategy? Something important to note is that the usage of extrinsic motivators in learning strategies works equally for all learners – so no need to customize your programs for individual learners.

My blogging year in the rear-view mirror

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m looking forward to Bob Little’s next round of E-Learning Movers and Shakers. E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2015 – My annual list of major PD events for e-learning pro’s down under. Game-based learning on a shoestring – GBL can be surprisingly effective, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. 5 papers every learning professional should read – An important academic grounding for L&D folks.

What do eLearning Experts have to say about Gamification?

Adobe Captivate

. I started learning seriously about gamification some time ago. So here we go: these are a few quotes from various eLearning professionals on this exciting learning strategy. I / GAMIFICATION: IT’S WORTH IT! “I I think that while eLearning has come a long way from the click next culture it used to be, a lot of organizations are hesitant to spend the extra time and budget to include engaging gamification elements in their learning.

Why is Compliance Training Important?

Docebo

As a result, completion rates are the most important metric taken from such learning activities, signaling that your employees meet the requirements or standards. While compliance training used to be a headache for every Learning and Development professional out there, it’s now easier than ever to make sure that your business is on track. Let your Learning Platform deliver the course material to your employees and set up renewal reminders in advance.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter from “How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School”

Adobe Captivate

I recently posted some recommended reading that relates to a virtual class I recently taught on gamification. 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.

CORPORATE INSTRUCTION IS STILL DISCONNECTED FROM MILLENNIAL LEARNING STYLES – A LIST BASED ON OBSERVATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

Wonderful Brain

You’d think with all of this proven—and nowhere is it more evident than in large corporations—that learning programs would have been adjusted to align instruction with M proclivities for workplace education. So, with a grudging acceptance of what had to be learned, skills absorbed only if they had immediate utility, and behaviors, well…let’s just say the millennials I was working with and around were not among the receptive. Learning with multi-modal exposure.

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.

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. Thankfully I stumbled on this article by Phil Nickinson and learned that instead of starting at the map and uploading your photo sphere, you start at the photo sphere in your phone’s image gallery and share it to Maps. My VR learning journey thus far may be described as joy punctuated by disappointment.

Trends in Training & Learning Management (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

Adobe Captivate

On November 21, I facilitated a discussion of major trends in learning and development. And here are the slides: Trends In Training & Learning Management from Katrina Baker. Join Adobe’s Senior Learning Evangelist Katrina Marie Baker for this lively conversation about the latest trends in training & development. Rise of mobile learning. Role of skill-based learning in business training. Use of gamification for learner engagement and motivation.

[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.

The Complete Learning Technologist Certificate – Coming to Orlando in February!

Adobe Captivate

I’ve wanted to put together a learning technologist certification for a long, long time. Learning geeks will unite in Orlando for our three-day learning technology program February 22-24, 2019. Day 1: Creation and Authoring Learning Tools , presented by Jeff Batt. The Complete Learning Technologist Certificate Program. Day 1 Creation and Authoring Learning Tools; Jeff Batt, Head Trainer, Learning Dojo. How to learn any new authoring tool.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Adobe Captivate

Last October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification. There have been radical shifts in thinking in recent years that have resulted in the study of social and cultural factors that influence learning. Situative perspectives typically consider the practice of and learning of a subject to be closely related processes, rather than two independent focuses.

Gamification, Serious Games, and Simulations: The Differences

Designing Digitally

All types of game-based learning, simulation , and gamification are commonly put under the umbrella of “gamification.” The concept of gameful design is relevant because it acknowledges that there are differences between gamification, serious games, and simulations. . Title: Gamification Description: A generally accepted definition for gamification is that it takes elements and ideas from games and applies them to something that isn’t a game.

[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.

What Can Keep And Hold A Millennial In Your Organization? Learning and Development

Association eLearning

Everyone wins when your organization creates and supports opportunities for Millennials to perpetually learn and absorb your organization’s culture. The use of gamification in training and other tailored learning tools are very familiar to the Millennial. Mobile responsive training also builds incentive in their developmental strengths with consistent and time-efficient learning approach any time or any where on their iPads and Smartphones.

Learning Thursday #4: Is Constructivism an Effective Approach to Instructional Design?

Adobe Captivate

Learning Thursday is a blog series that features a new L&D article every other week along with discussion points. Check out the last Learning Thursday here. Last October, I posted a list of articles related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the learning environment. Many learning professionals incorporate constructivism into their instructional design approach.

What is Gamification? and Why it Matters to L&D Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In my last posting I mentioned the idea of “Gamification” and Anna thoughtfully pointed out that we need to “ define what "gamification" means to learning development. “ I couldn’t agree more and I have spent the last year exploring that concept to see what Gamification does mean to learning and development professionals. So on this posting, let’s define Gamification. Many learning courses provide no context, no reason for actions.

Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening all around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging almost on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt with most of these changes. However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. Gamified learning is one such major revolution that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’.

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4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

Most articles in the e-learning sector focus on self-paced e-learning modules (e.g. Yet ‘spicing things up’ means different things in different types of online learning. Myth #1: Adding visuals and interactive content is necessary to cater for all learning styles. First, the learning style theory has been debunked a long time ago. in e-learning, but it’s not because of learning styles. They learned languages that way too.

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Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate. The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. LMSs, LCMSs, and Learning Management Platforms. Learning Analytics.

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

Most articles in the e-learning sector focus on self-paced e-learning modules (e.g. Yet ‘spicing things up’ means different things in different types of online learning. Myth #1: Adding visuals and interactive content is necessary to cater for all learning styles. First, the learning style theory has been debunked a long time ago. in e-learning, but it’s not because of learning styles. They learned languages that way too.

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TOP 10 COMPETENCIES OF A GAMIFIED LEARNING DESIGNER

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening all around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging almost on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt with most of these changes. However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. Gamified learning is one such major revolution that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’.

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In the world of contact centers—customer services rules all

Axonify

Jasha Fletcher, Head of Learning Solutions Architecture at BT, and her team were clear on what wasn’t working. We knew learning styles vary, and people learn at their own pace and advance on different paths, at different rates, depending on their interests and abilities,” explains Fletcher. “We We needed to tap into all of these different styles and make the learning stick.”. Recognizing the need for confidence-based learning. Enter gamification.

5 Ways to Utilize E-Learning Games in Employee Training

Unboxed

Simplifying the training experience is pinnacle to both effective learning and knowledge retention. . Gamification in Business. Gamification is a buzzword these days as one of the most popular learning styles for both learners and educators. Gamification is the application of game mechanics in non-gaming contexts, such as employee training, to increase engagement. Follow Follow Follow.

How To Use Mobile Learning To Increase Employee Engagement And Boost Performance

Adobe Captivate

This article outlines how you can use Mobile Learning to increase employee engagement and boost employee performance. Using Mobile Learning To Increase Employee Engagement And Boost Performance . Mobile learning or mLearning involves the use of mobile technology to enable learning anytime and anywhere on mobile devices at the learners’ own pace. Just about everything has gone mobile today and Learning is no exception. How learners want to learn.

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. Why Do You Need A Different Learning Strategy For Your Millennial Workforce? Of late, there has been a lot of discussion on the need for corporates to re-evaluate their existing learning strategies so that they can meaningfully engage millennial workforce. What Are The Traits Of The Millennial Workforce That Impact The Learning Strategy?

TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate. The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. LMSs, LCMSs, and Learning Management Platforms. Learning Analytics.

What is Blended Learning? Everything You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

How do you learn best? There are many ways to learn, so how can a learning program cater to all of their students learning styles? That is where Blended Learning can help. What is Blended Learning? Gamification Programs.

3 burning questions inspired by Masie’s Learning 2015

Sponge UK

“Leave this conference with questions not answers,” urged Elliott Masie , as the curtain fell on his 25th annual extravaganza, Learning 2015. There was a lot to think about following the event, which explored the changing face of workplace learning in the beautiful setting of Orlando, Florida (Nov 1-4, 2015). Question 1: How can we make better use of neuroscience to improve workplace learning? Kapp breaks down gamification into two types; structural and content.

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A little silliness

Clark Quinn

So, this was a little silliness I did in the 99 second presos at the Learning & Development Conference. We’ve got learning experiences that are certain to be new. We’ve developed in multiple media to make sure that we’re matching learners’ learning styles.