Learning Styles and E-Learning

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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?

3 Tips for Creating the Right Enterprise Learning Environment

Docebo

For success, you need the right environment, one that can accommodate varied learners and program components, delivering powerful experiences and program management at scale. Interactive Learning Experience – Gamification for Instant Gratification.

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Characteristics of Experiential Learning Styles

The E-Learning Curve

Kolb’s use of the term “learning styles” has nothing to do with VAK learning styles; if you’re interested in scientifically dubious nonsense, look elsewhere. Continue Reading → The post Characteristics of Experiential Learning Styles appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Cater to Your Employees’ Learning Styles with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Humans have the innate desire to learn. Are you familiar with the three traditional learning styles (visual, kinesthetic and auditory)? Auditory learners learn best by hearing information. For years, these three types of learning styles have been accepted as the trifecta of information retention. What is your preferred learning style? More importantly, what are your employees’ preferred styles of learning ? Social learning.

The Importance Of Learning Styles In E-Learning

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Styles and guidelines are essential to all forms of instruction. This fact is not debated, but what is certainly questioned is the effectiveness of existing learning styles and their utility. A paper on the Concept and Evidence of Utility of Learning Styles by Harold Pashler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer and Robert Bjorg, details the evidence validating the success of existing methodologies of teaching and learning.

Characteristics of Experiential Learning Styles

The E-Learning Curve

Kolb’s use of the term “learning styles” has nothing to do with VAK learning styles; if you’re interested in scientifically dubious nonsense, look elsewhere. Characteristics of Experiential Learning Styles is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course

TalentLMS

We are talking about action plans derived from the learning resources presented in the course. When your learners talk about 101 ways to apply a learning resource, that’s when the course is successful. Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each. When a learner registers for your eLearning course, he or she would engage in any one of the following methods: · Passive and alone learning. Passive and collaborative learning.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

Of course, you might also consider a virtual learning platform, in which case you would join the 81 percent of companies who provide at least some of their training online. What is a Virtual Learning Environment? A virtual learning environment is an online system that allows education materials to be transmitted through the internet to transfer knowledge from organization to employee, or teacher to student. Advantages of a Virtual Learning Environment.

How To Train Remote Employees In A Virtual Learning Environment

Obsidian Learning

Through the prism of the 10 Principles of Customer Strategy, this article examines the question of how to train remote employees in a virtual learning environment. The scale and impact of this event may never be fully appreciated, but from our view as learning and development professionals one thing is clear: for some time to come there will be limited in-person training, coaching and mentoring and more online, virtual, digital training, coaching and mentoring.

Interactive Learning Environments

Learning with e's

The current special issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments focuses on 'Social Networks Research', and here's a heads up for the next issue, due out in December, which has just gone to press. tools and technologies for learning, there will be a feast of articles in the special issue entitled 'Web 2.0 for Interactive e-Learning', which has been edited by Yueh-Min Huang, Stephen J.H. Interactive Learning Environments Computers in Education

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.

Learning styles and fixed ideas

Sticky Learning

Over the last few months I've read a number of blog posts about learning styles (see references at end of post). So, do learning styles exist? for what it matters, I'm in the 'no they don't' camp) However, this post isn't so much about whether or not they exist, rather I'm more interested in why people believe so strongly that learning styles indicators do in fact provide a measure of how an individual learns best. Where am I coming from?

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Random Thoughts on 3D Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

When we pause to consider this fact it is almost impossible to imagine how much change this technology has brought to Society, Business and Learning and how much more it will bring. Similarly, as we enter the age of the immersive internet, or 3D internet, it is equally impossible to underestimate the impact the 3D web will have on learning, business and society. Think about it, the internet is just over 5500 days old.

Experiential Learning in the Workplace

The E-Learning Curve

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” Continue Reading → The post Experiential Learning in the Workplace appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools

Kapp Notes

Teachers, trainers and other educators tend to teach in the same style and format in which they have been taught. In the mid-1960s and early 1970's efforts were made to have open classrooms and more group work within the learning environment but by that time, the majority of baby boomers had graduated from high school and moved onto college. What teaching or training style are you using?

Experiential Workplace Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” Experiential Workplace Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

[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.

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.

Constructivism 10: More Mindtools

The E-Learning Curve

Learning is not restricted to formal learning environments, and that learners can acquire sophisticated skills and advanced knowledge in natural learning situations. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 10: More Mindtools appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. Computer-based technologies can be used as "mindtools" to immerse learners in a Cognitive Web.

Constructivism 9: Mindtools

The E-Learning Curve

Mindtools are computer-based tools and learning environments that have been adapted or developed to function as intellectual partners with the learner in order to engage and facilitate critical thinking and higher order learning. Mindtools are knowledge construction tools that learners learn with, not from. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 9: Mindtools appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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.

Learning by Influence or Influence to Learn?

Origin Learning

When it comes to learning and development and skills enhancement, organizations prefer to look for tangible outcomes. The flow and schedule of training programs in enterprises are done keeping in mind the measure of performance, productivity and how the learnings impact business. If time, energy, and effort allocation are key factors, the cost-benefit assessment that becomes the core of a learning architecture, is what defines the design and structure of the workplace learning.

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. Learners are exposed to an environment and framework that allows them to derive meaning as opposed to passively receiving information.

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

Adobe Captivate

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. The text explores how to create a more supportive learning environment for students and what it means to learn as a member of a social group or community.

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. By Dean Hawkinson.

Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

Learning with 'e's

In Learning in a Digital Age: The Myth and the Reality, I present a number of widespread beliefs about elearning, and challenge the provenance, reasoning and application of these theories. Learning styles, digital natives and immigrants theory, and the arguments that you cannot personalise learning in large organisations; or that SMS txting is dumbing down language; are all scrutinised and challenged. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Stop Worrying About Generation Z,Start Thinking About Learner Preferences

TalentLMS

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. The concept of “training styles” came into prominence in the 1970s.

[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.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? by Barbara on March 28, 2011 in Instructional Design , performance support Accelerated Learning Mind Map While I was taking classes in curriculum design, we discussed, at great length, different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning.

THE EVOLUTION OF LEARNING

Origin Learning

Learning” by itself is a more personal endeavor towards gaining the required knowledge. learning, based on the demands of the land. In Asia, since many countries were part of the British regime, learning was more oriented towards getting the basic education that could get one a job in a government department. This has made the learning solutions industry one of the most interesting places to be in.

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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. Freedom to learn.

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

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.

Pros and Cons of Blended Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Blended Learning is a term used to describe the way eLearning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study. A blended learning approach ensures that the learner is engaged and driving his/her individual learning experience. In addition, since difference students have unique learning styles, a blended approach is more likely to cater to those needs. Collaborative learning experiences. Learn more about blended learning here.

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. Typically they were designed for teaching students in classroom environments over a period of weeks and months. Therefore it makes no sense to expect everyone to learn at the same rate.

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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.

3 Traditional Training Approaches that Could Use a Millennial Twist

Infopro Learning

Social media has promoted a learning environment where new learning styles are being developed. To prepare for these changes , we should use the characteristics of millennials and their ideas of a comfortable learning environment to enhance and innovate the structure of corporate training. Not only for millennial learners, but all learners becuase the technological revolution has changed the way we all learn.