Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. No one mentioned e-learning which was part of the reference, specifically related to retention. Micro-learning?

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.

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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.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

In a nutshell: schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning. What can or should Learning and Development professionals take away from these articles? I’m convinced we need to earnestly consider the value of technology in learning.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Learning Myths

Convergence Training

Well, the sad fact is that the training/learning and development worlds aren’t immune to these kind of urban myths embedded into their own professional beliefs and practices, either. In this article, we’re going to debunk a few of the most common learning myths for you, as well as point you toward some resources where you can learn more. In a future article, we’ll write about some solid, evidence-based training methods that DO improve learning.

3 Myths That Prevent You from Learning

KnowledgeOne

Without further ado, let’s take a look at three myths that may hinder your learning process! ” Finally, one of the most important contributions of neuroscience, according to the French neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene, is the importance of sleep for learning. As Dehaene describes it, “the brain works more during sleep for learning than during the day before. Feeling confused and frustrated in learning is a bad sign. 4 emotions of learning.

How to Develop a Sustainable Remote Onboarding Program for Your Virtual Teams

Obsidian Learning

Read on to learn how to rapidly convert or create a virtual onboarding program that ticks all the boxes. If creating a brand-new virtual onboarding program , this step is also valid, but should be applied to the rough mass of content rather than existing learning resources.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. I like to keep tabs on things related to workplace learning, technology, social tools that generally help people power up their learning so that they can work smarter. Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. 2018 Blended Learning Studies: The Year in Review.

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.

Industry trends that make you cringe: 10 learning experts share their bugbears

Elucidat

What digital learning trends and buzzwords make you cringe? 10 trends in workplace learning that will help you make sound decisions . There’s no doubt that there are, and always have been, a lot of buzzwords in the workplace learning industry. I’m sure I’m not the only one who plays “buzzword bingo” at conferences like Learning Technologies. Here’s what the experts think: “The debate around macro vs. micro learning is taking people down a blind alley.”.

Lean ISD, Social Learning, VAK, Joe Harless Video, & Google

Big Dog, Little Dog

It is also not uncommon to hear of comments that the learning course has not brought about the desired results to solve performance issues or to improve performance levels. Such disappointments are very likely due to some design and development flaws in which the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of learning have not been effectively addressed. Social Learning Survey - The Masie Center. 1,056 TRENDS readers responded to a Social Learning Survey last Friday.

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Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

I haven't given up on peer reviewed publishing, but I have turned away from closed journals and publications toward openness and accessibility. That is one of the key reasons I believe blogging is a powerful method of professional engagement, and as Lawrence Lessig argues: "Blogging, a bit like forums, are spaces where people can congregate to share ideas, engage in dialogue over particular issues, and learn a great deal. The Industrialisation Of Learning (31,000 views) 8.

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.

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. Know the learning theories behind your craft damn it!

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.

Bringing e-learning to book

Learning with e's

I get a lot of them these days, mainly because I'm the book review editor for a journal called Interactive Learning Environments. It's by Chris Hill (he manages the JISC Regional Support Centre in the East Midlands ), and is entitled 'Teaching with e-learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector'. It caught my eye, because it covers quite a number of issues and concerns that currently impact upon e-learning in further education.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All on-job learning’ is not enough.

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CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. What is your definition of blended learning?

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Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe. Learning from cyberspace.

Microlearning Guide

Ed App

It’s one of the most effective forms of learning and training and is ideal for training all teams – large and small. In essence, microlearning is flexible, concise, and is backed by pedagogical theory and cognitive science. What is bite-sized learning?

Beginner’s Guide to Microlearning

Ed App

Microlearning is a highly efficient learner-centred teaching mythology that transforms what we understand as traditional eLearning and brings it into the Mobile learning revolution. In essence, microlearning is flexible, concise, and is backed by pedagogical theory and cognitive science.

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.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches. In theory I agree.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches. In theory I agree.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches. In theory I agree.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches. In theory I agree.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Mike Levy interviews the guru of new learning approaches. In theory I agree.