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. Nope, in all the counter-arguments it was focusing on one item, learning styles, which initially was going to make up only a small part of the post. Quality e-learning is interactive and engaging.

Cater to Your Employees’ Learning Styles with an 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.

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Gyrusaim's massive open online courses MOOCs allow the student to react and practice before the next lecture who have a unique learning style can experience it

Learning Styles

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Will Thalheimer reports on Learning Styles Reviewed by Association for Psychological Science AND FOUND WANTING. Do you believe meshing delivery format with a student’s learning style improves the quality of the learning? The learning-styles view has acquired great influence within the education field, and is frequently encountered at levels ranging from kindergarten to graduate school. Related posts: Learning styles?

Applying Learning Styles to Electronic Health Records (EHR) Training


In the educational world, learning styles can be a taboo subject. The learning style field is filled with nearly a dozen distinct models all claiming to encapsulate and categorize learners. As an education professional, I frequently must modify teaching opportunities to my students and their various learning styles. This can become overwhelming – you must plan material that is compatible with the various learning style types.

Metalearning and Learning Styles

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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.

How to Leverage Motivation in Your Learning Strategy


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.

Qualities of Exceptional Online Teachers

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Just like any other job, online instruction requires specific qualities and skills to perform it in the best possible manner. In this blog, we have highlighted a few of the qualities that make an exceptional online teacher. The most important quality of “good teachers” is the passion to share their knowledge and dedication to guide the students towards the right path. An online teacher must be committed to lifelong learning. Interested in teaching online ?

How to Train Faculty to Create Quality Online Courses

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As online learning continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to make sure instructors know how to create quality online courses, including custom video. Training faculty to create quality online courses, however, can be challenging. From colleges across the country, below are strategies and techniques to help get all your faculty to create quality online courses. Create clear, written directions with high-quality screenshots. Are students learning?

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


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. By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. What is Learning and Development? Why Is Learning and Development Important?

We’re the Same, But We Like Different

Dashe & Thomson

Doug Rohrer, a psychologist at the University of South Florida, has looked very closely at the learning style theory over the last several years and has found no evidence to suggest that multiple learning styles exist among different people. He claims we’re on a more equal footing than we may think when it comes to how our brains learn. This research only reinforces the notion of learning as a means to an end, not the end itself.

Improve Quality of Life With Virtual Learning

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based managers more directly in achieving company goals, Sodexo’s virtual learning environment is used to communicate progress and define the manager’s role in successfully executing corporate strateg Sodexo learning events span several weeks and usually focus on a theme, such as operational excellence. Because of this, Sodexo began to explore how virtual meetings and online learning could reduce cost and add value to corporate learning.

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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. With this increased knowledge, the thirst to learn more abounds, as does the desire to share these skills and wisdom with others.

Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

Each chapter begins with a concise list of what you will learn about. The book's friendly voice helps create a feeling of learning from a personable instructor. That means less re-reading to comprehend a sentence and more time spent learning. If you've paged through a For Dummies book (or a similar type of series), what instructional qualities benefitted you? Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Shelley A. Gable.

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

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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.

Training Must Be Inconsistent!!!

ID Reflections

Consistency in training is one of the advantages of e-learning, we claim, as opposed to a human facilitator who could be tired, irritable, not in the mood, or just not well versed with the subject s/he is conducting the training on. In comparison, once an e-learning program is created, it comes with the following advantages: Easy dissemintation Wide reach Self paced.blah blah blah And CONSISTENT An e-learning program does not have mood swings or give in to frailties of the body.

Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap

Obsidian Learning

New post Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap on Obsidian Learning. I had the pleasure of being in London last week attending the annual Learning and Technologies 2016 conference ( [link] ) there. I directly experienced a few themes that are applicable in learning regardless of the content. The quality of the videos didn’t matter as much as I thought it would, either.). What struck me the most as a learning professional was the role of the curator/s.

From High School to the Corporate University

CLO Magazine

From trainers and instructional designers to chief learning officers, former teachers’ understanding of public education gives them a leg up in L&D. Steve Dobberowsky, principal consultant at Cornerstone OnDemand, a cloud-based learning and talent management solutions provider, taught high school English and Spanish for five years. Dobberowsky was able to know what was going on in their lives which made forging connections and understanding learning differences easier.

Why Continued Employee Training is Important


The HE@Work group, part of Middlesex University’s Institute for Work Based Learning, conducted a four-year research project on workers in the UK. It Boosts Quality and Productivity. In a 2010 article for Business Insider , one manager shared his personal experience with how a lack of training resulted in a costly loss of product quality. “As Business Learning business eLearning job skills learning style online training Training

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Mythical beasts

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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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(G)old Blend

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It tickles and frustrates me in equal measure when I hear people say that they “…don’t believe in blended learning.” They seem to think it is something new – the latest fad in learning. I respond by explaining that blen ded learning is how they have always learnt, indeed how we humans have always learnt – from a variety of learning interventions. Blended Learning Learning styles Technology

5 Benefits of Online Training

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Self-paced learning. Among the pros of online education is that you get to learn at your pace. Self-paced learning provides an individual with an opportunity to choose the study methods that best work for them. Learning from a classroom requires every student to keep up with the pace of the other learners since the educator has a syllabus to cover. As well, in the case where you are not in the mood for learning, you can always choose a later date.

Pernicious problems

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I’m using a standard for organizational learning quality in the process of another task. So, for the first one, this is in their standard for developing learning solutions: Uses blended models that appeal to a variety of learning styles. Learning styles are debunked! Design for the learning instead! And this is from an organization that’s purports to communicate L&D quality!

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

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With good actors and production quality, this gives your course the feel of a TV show intro. My Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course for Cine Learning Productions used this technique with a video introduction. 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. Try a comic book or graphic novel style with conversation bubbles.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

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The age of Artificial Intelligence has arrived and while most of the businesses are focused on how it will affect their operations like R&D and manufacturing, only a few are wondering about the other crucial business areas such as learning & development (L&D). The AI Learning Solutions. AI also makes it easier to evaluate and suggest tailored learning solutions. Learning Styles. On-demand Learning. Customized Learning. Blended Learning.

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4 CPD Best Practices to Improving Continuing Education Programs


Offer Content That Addresses Diverse Learning Styles. As a CE director, delivering the right content to a wide audience of learners is critical to having them receive deeper learning experiences. They want to know what they have to do to learn and what they will be taught.

Choosing Amongst the Top Elearning Authoring Tools to Create Effective Training Content Tailored to the Diversified Learning Needs


With technological advancement, the way learning is delivered also changing. The built-in interface of Captivate helps to develop optimal quality system demos as per the personalized learning styles and preferences of users. Features including seamless mobile support and geo-location ensure optimal quality learning experience for intended learners. A cloud-based and responsive rapid learning tool which helps to create high-quality training content.

How animation-based learning can improve your online courses


Trainers, organizations, and instructors now integrate animation into their course content to improve the quality. In case you’re wondering how animation-based learning can help to improve your online courses, you might have to stop worrying about it.

How to Pitch Online Training to Senior Management


It’s also a great way for employees to learn at their own pace without disrupting their workflow. Professional trainers and educators use online learning for good reasons. Classroom environments are important too, but online learning has numerous benefits. When it comes to corporate-wide training initiatives, such as safety training or sexual harassment awareness, online learning has far more scalability than classroom learning. Flexible Learning.

5 Ways to Improve Medical Continuing Education Courses


Know Your Learners’ Needs through Their Learning Styles. Different people have different learning styles, and your learners are no exception. 5% all three styles. They can discuss your medical continuing education courses and exchange learning materials and ideas.

5 Ways Online Learning is Vital to Education


If you ever need to make the case for online learning in your classroom, then this article is for you. The benefits of a blended, online learning component in education are too great to ignore. In some ways, educational institutions are doing their students an extreme disservice if they ignore online learning in their institution. Learning professionals know the benefits of elearning from top to bottom, but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of some specific examples.

Personalized Learning: What is it and What are it’s Benefits?


Personalized Learning is a common buzzword in today’s education industry. With all the buzz, it can be difficult to fully understand what personalized learning is and how you can effectively use it. Personalized Learning is a form of education that’s built around your learner. It uses their interests, inspirations, and learning needs to build targeted content that is engaging and effective. Adaptable and Flexible Learning. – Blended Learning.

How to Choose an Effective Employee Training Program


It’s time to implement effective learning and development programs’ best practices and invest in top training programs for employees. Keep reading to learn all about the benefits and features of employee training. Quality User Experience.

What is Andragogy? Less Than 100 Words

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Ready to learn more about Andragogy? Malcolm Knowles’s theory of andragogy is concerned with the teaching and learning styles of adult learners. Andragogy is based on a self-directed, independent learning method for adults and defines the best practices for teaching adults. .

When is Self-Directed Learning Right for Corporate Training and Development?

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Self-directed learning is any process or system that allows individual learners to direct their own learning, depending on their individual needs and interests. Self-directed learning can include tools for learners to discover their learning needs, set goals, find content to meet those goals, get feedback, and discover new topics. So why on earth would a company want to allow self-directed learning for its own corporate training?