Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. When I started digging into the research though, I realized that the research support for learning styles is pretty flimsy. If I was teaching music today, I’d do that same kind of lesson, just not because of learning styles.

5 Types of Learning Styles

Ed App

As a trainer, you have to take into account the different types of learning styles of the employees to deliver your training effectively. To give you an idea of the different types of learners, here are 5 types of learning styles. Visual Learning. Auditory Learning.


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Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. When I started digging into the research though, I realized that the research support for learning styles is pretty flimsy. If I was teaching music today, I’d do that same kind of lesson, just not because of learning styles.

How to Create a Learning Style Quiz


What is a Learning Style Quiz? A learning style quiz is a type of quiz that you deploy to identify a learner's learning style & preference. I wouldn’t say that I am a slow learner instead, I have a different learning approach. .

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Learning Styles for Career Development | ecadema it’s time

Professional Online Learning | ecadema

ecadema, is a leading interactive online professional learning platform that brings only certified professionals to channel their knowledge and expertise through live sessions to individuals and corporations. What is the relation between learning styles and finding a job?

The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style


What’s your learning style? It’s a hard choice, especially since according to one comprehensive study there are over 71 learning styles from a range of different models. The good news is that there is a powerful secret behind your learning style. It’s so powerful that it could transform how you approach learning. The secret is… that learning styles don’t matter. I know that I prefer to read content and see high level diagrams/ images.

7 Major Learning Styles – Which One are You?


Everyone learns differently, that’s nothing new. However, over the years the different styles of learning have usually been cut down to visual, physical (learn-by-doing), or audible. Truth is, we could probably dissect each of these learning three styles down even further and arrive at a handful of sub-levels. Learning is a complicated concept as everyone is unique in their own way, and learns in their own way as well.

Images processed 60K faster? No! And more…

Clark Quinn

Recently, I’ve run into the claim that images are processed 60K times faster than text. Just search on “images processed 60K times faster than text” You’ll get lots of citations, and a few debunkings. Yet this is another zombie, like learning styles , that won’t die! Second, images need parsing, too, and contextualization between the image and the current semantics. The post Images processed 60K faster?

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How to Cater for Different Workplace Learning Styles

Engage in Learning

Everyone is unique and experience the world differently, so it’s not surprising that we all learn in different ways too. In order to successfully engage employees in your learning initiatives, you need to understand how they learn. In other words, they learn by listening.

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 Styles, ha, ha, ha, ha

Jay Cross

Normally, I would not expect to get many chuckles from a 186-page report entitled Learning styles and pedagogy post-16 learning A systematic and critical review , 2004, by Frank Coffield, Institute of Education, University of London; David Moseley, University of Newcastle; Elaine Hall, University of Newcastle; Kathryn Ecclestone, University of Exeter. verbalisers versus imagers. deep versus surface learning.

Do Your eLearning Lessons Appeal to a Variety of Learning Styles?

Integrated Learnings

I took a course on learning styles a few years ago. The instructor pointed out that training practitioners tend to design instruction that caters to their own dominant learning styles. Avoid the pitfall of designing to your own preferences - make sure you've incorporated instructional methods that appeal to a wide variety of learning styles. Learning styles have to do with how people perceive and process new information. By Shelley A.

The Mosaic of Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

Yes I'm a few days late for David Kelly’s Learning Styles ‘Awareness’ Day , so I hope you forgive me. While most of the recent posts on using learning styles in instructional design have been mainly against using them, I'm going to. take a slightly different position—not that we need to cater to each individual style, but that learning styles may be helpful when designing learning platforms.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 10, 2007 Learning Styles In 1996, when I first started working as an "instructional designer", I was taught about learning styles. In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. Obviously, there is diversity in learning.

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.

Learning Styles: What Is All the Fuss About?


I’ve recently been reading quite a few articles, tweets and blog posts about whether learning styles exist. If believing in the presence of diverse learning styles makes you a better designer and learning facilitator–great! What is a “learning style”?

Video Training Is Critical for Employee Success


But there’s more to it than that — video visuals also appear to create a quicker emotive connection with online video garnering an enormous 1,200 percent more shares than text and images put together. Video Training Transcends Learning Styles. If you’ve spent long enough in the employee training world, you’ve likely heard there are three different learning styles : visual, auditory, and tactile (or kinaesthetic).

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How Corporate eLearning Caters to 6 Learning Styles

Adobe Captivate

Corporate eLearning is swiftly growing as more and more organizations transition from traditional classroom training to corporate eLearning for their employee learning and development needs. A lot of things actually, if we get down to it, but most of all it is eLearning’s versatility, adaptability as well as its ability to cater to all known learning styles that make it the learning methodology of choice, not just for corporate training, but academic training as well.

Twitter, Learning Styles, Elements, & Wii

Big Dog, Little Dog

Learning Styles. Discussion on 'Learning Styles" via TRDEV-L. All of the posts on learning styles can be found here. Users can explore Elements' recommended content, tell the system that they "like" items in order to view similar content, follow other users, upload or clip images and quotes, and see which other members like the same stuff. What uses could the Will play in some of your learning processes

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Imaging Learning for Efficiency: Learning Conversation with Victoria Baxter

Learning Cafe

Our learning conversation this time is with Victoria Baxter, Learning and Education Manager at Ricoh Asia Pacific, an experienced learning practitioner, based in Sydney. Welcome to Learning Conversations. Jeevan : Our first customary question, how did you get into learning? Strangely, I found myself on a new stage, with a whole new role to learn about educating and skilling adults in the workplace. In Asia Pacific, we started deploying e-learning in 2001.

Stylish Learning: How Do Your Employees Process Information?


A large number of in-depth research studies have been conducted to discover how people process, learn, and retain information. To go deeper, one study describes learning style as the “complex manner in which, and conditions under which, learners most efficiently and most effectively perceive, process, store, and recall what they are attempting to learn.” The learning styles of your employees should inform the medium through which you train them.

Audio in eLearning.What Is Your Vote?

Integrated Learnings

Let's think about this from a learning styles perspective. To start with the obvious, listening to an audio narration would likely appeal to those with an auditory learning style. As a designer, if I know I can use an audio narration to complement an eLearning lesson, then I can focus on using images to convey information without cluttering slides with a lot of text. If you're interested in reading another post on this blog about learning styles, click here ).

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eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

I recently had the privilege to attend a two-day workshop conducted by Dave Meier , the author of “ The Accelerated Learning Handbook.” Mr. Meier challenged us to always focus our material on how the learner can build his or her own learning. For eLearning, it shifts our paradigm from a course being a learning “event” to creating an entire learning environment in which the eLearning course is only a piece of the learning. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Paper Cuts


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. Even in Chrome I received the following error: Please provide valid Photo Sphere JPEG image. 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.

Stop Worrying About Generation Z,Start Thinking About Learner Preferences


A comfortable learning environment for your learners can boost engagement and increase completion rates. But what exactly makes a learning environment comfy? In this post, we’ll break down the major types of training styles that your individual learners might prefer – and how to cater to them. Learner Preferences: the key to a comfortable learning environment. And why would there be a specific set of “generation z learning styles”?

The Health Benefits of Continued Learning


Research findings through the past decade indicate a variety of long-term health benefits of brain stimulation through continuous learning. Regardless of age or status, the process of continued learning offers numerous health benefits for those willing to pursue it. Continued Learning Raises Self-confidence. Continued education, whether pursued though employment or in retirement often leads to an improved self-image.

Mythical beasts

Learning with 'e's

Image from Wikimedia Commons Last week I posted a Twitter poll with the question: Which myth is the most damaging for learning? Some educational myths are about the nature of learning, others concern the role of teachers, or technology, and of course, there are several questionable theories floating around about the human brain and how we learn. Take for example, the idea of learning styles. But the fact is, learning styles don't exist.

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A convenient untruth

Learning with 'e's

One of the biggest myths known to teacherdom is learning styles. Time and time again, the belief that students can be placed into specific categories such as activist or theorist, or that they are predominantly inclined toward one modal category of learning (e.g. And time and again, such beliefs are the justification for placing students into a specific style of learning so that a class can be 'managed' more effectively. Learning and Skills Research Centre.

Addressing the needs of visual learners in training


Well, I just wanted to see for myself the image processor we call brain in full action. From this to how visual cues affect the adults’ process of learning was just a small step. First, a little bit of theory: On adults’ learning styles. Of course, all learning styles are mingled in our learning process, but one always is more powerful than the other. More often than not, visual learning tops the results.

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. Learning theories are like fashions – they come and go, whereas the way the brain processes and stores information is fixed, changing only with evolution.

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VARK Model In eLearning Gamification For Effective Corporate Virtual Training Solutions

Tesseract Learning

In this article, we will explore the effectiveness of gamification in eLearning to deliver unparalleled training experiences across all learning styles. The companies aim to carve out a training program that reduces the learning curve and increases ROI.

It takes all sorts

Learning with e's

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. They have been involved with the international Atlantis Project for the past year, which among other things took them to Cork in Ireland and Frankfurt/Darmstadt in Germany for 2 weeks, where they were engaged fully in international collaborative e-learning research.

What is a Leadership Development Program?

Infopro Learning

Leadership in progressive corporations is much more than the typical image of a passionate, charismatic, innovative CEO. Leadership development programs vary in terms of style of teaching (coaching or mentoring), complexity, and costs. Apt learning styles.

Preparing for the Next Generation Workforce – Who Are Millennials?

Infopro Learning

There is a push towards the integration of technology in training environments to enhance the learning experience, but no set limit, no defined structure, no curated approach that tells us how far we can go, or how creative we can get when leveraging technology for training. The tech savvy, next generation workforce, is a provoking force whose learning habits, characteristics, styles and expectations can guide innovation in corporate training. Learning Strategy

Mythless Learning Design

Clark Quinn

If I’m going to rail against myths in learning, it makes sense to be clear about what learning design without myths looks like. Let me lay out a little of what mythless learning design is, or should be. Learning with myths manifests in many ways.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Dont Be a Tyrant!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The Tyranny of Thinking Styles When some people hear the word "dog", they picture an image of a dog, while others see the printed word "d-o-g". " Its worth our while to think more about the tyranny of our individual thinking styles, and the bias that can result if we dont consider how differently our students may think from us."

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How to Translate Custom eLearning Content


It was established as a supportive form of learning in the past, but it has achieved the leading role at present. The media popularizes this type of learning as even more open and closer to the general user.

How To Maintain Momentum in Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Clark Quinn has gotten several blog posts from recent social media conversations on general learning myths and on combating the learning styles myth. A lot of the content is evergreen, but I need to clean up broken links, add images, and improve readability.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

My Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course for Cine Learning Productions used this technique with a video introduction. In the intro and closing (plus a few transitions between sections), the characters were the focus of the image. If using more intensive multimedia will subtract from the resources to create more realistic practice exercises or other valuable learning experiences, you should cut the complexity of the media.

How can K12 teaching methods improve corporate training?

Creativ Technologies

In the corporate world, the ideology is that employees have to learn because this is their job. Employees have to be explained the benefits of why they should learn. The learners can find the learning relevant and interested in it through them.