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.

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.

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Learning Styles Or Learning Preference?

LearnDash

There are fewer buzzwords in the elearning industry that result in a greater division than “learning style” I know from experience. The concept of learning styles is nearly as divisive as politics. Both sides reference various studies that support their position. As such, my intent isn’t to discuss learning styles. In the same respect, people prefer to learn information in a particular way.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? Here’s what four cognitive psychologists concluded: “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing. cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#.

Cater to Your Employees’ Learning Styles with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Humans have the innate desire to learn. Depending upon personal preferences and abilities, people have traditionally been referred to as kinesthetic learners, visual learners and auditory learners. 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.

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. References.

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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Making Learning Styles Come Alive in

Vignettes Learning

Story-Based Learning Design Tip: In SRIA™ (Set-up, Relate, Interpret and Apply) we allow learners to relate and reflect on an incident in order to evoke a similar experience and certain emotions. Story-Based Learning Design Tip: In SRIA™, we allow learners to "Apply." When asked to learn they will look at situations critically, creating their own way towards a solution. Tip # 33 - "Oh my Gosh Learning!" They learn best outside of routine and planned activities.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, August 10, 2007 More on Learning Styles Today Mark Oehlert points to Stephen Downes post Professor Pans Learning Style Teaching Method (in particular, the comments thread which I had missed as I typically just read Downes post right through the feed reader). The Telegraph article that Downes refers to shows how much attention the topic still garners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles".

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? Intrinsic motivation : This refers to internal motivations such as autonomy, the satisfaction of becoming a master in a related field, a natural curiosity and love of the topic, and driving meaning from your achievements.

Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art). mobile learning. e-learning. Learning Styles and Visualization. I know that recently the whole idea of learning styles has come under attack. So in honor of that preference (are learning styles a lifestyle choice or are they biological?) Technorati Tags : learning styles , visualization. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Learning Styles and Visualization : Comments.

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.

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.

The 3E quotient of the 70:20:10 model of learning

Origin Learning

That a paradigm shift is happening in the sphere of learning is a fact known world-over. With Internet of Things (IoT) playing a dominant role in businesses, it is a foregone conclusion that learners will have to fine-tune their ways of learning depending on the needs and challenging situations they face from time to time. One can enhance the learning process by embracing the latest technologies. Of course, even in a digitized world, continuous learning is here to stay.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. This is an attempt to create a broad breakup of the process, along with some references for helping with the creativity.

Can Learning be as alluring as Hot Cakes?

Origin Learning

What if learners could choose how they learn? With these questions, a few thought leaders have explored what they call “Cafeteria style learning”. Learning experiences that are both group based and solo, vary in their level of complexity and required cognitive load. One of the notable aspects that such a medium of learning highlights is how different people have different learning styles. References –.

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.

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.

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. References.

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.

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. References Coffield, F.,

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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eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

a)Effective learning. b)Electronic learning. c)Everywhere learning. d)Estimated learning. Learning styles are __. Answer Key: b) Electronic learning. The spelling of “eLearning” has never truly been standardized, but it’s agreed that it describes learning that takes place through electronic devices. Despite widespread continuing belief, learning styles don’t exist/work. This is referred to as multi-modal learning.

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.

5 Benefits of Online Training

Your Training Edge

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. Is adaptable to various learning styles.

Book Review: Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions

Experiencing eLearning

Clark Quinn’s book Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions lines up a bunch of learning myths and then knocks them down, one by one. If you want a quick summary of research to rebut misguided arguments (and perhaps to double check that you aren’t spreading myths yourself), this is a great reference. Learning Myths. Learning styles are a good example.

How to Define Your Course Audience

LearnDash

Children learn differently from adults. If you know that your price point is relatively high for your audience, you don’t want to refer to it as a “bargain deal.”. Will they complete the learning program during work hours, or will they be doing it at home? Business E-Learning

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More Myths-Based Marketing

Clark Quinn

The post in question was announcing a new initiative, specifically “nano-learning” to address the new generation with a plan for “digital native advancement” And, to my surprise when I chased the links, they pointed to Pew Research Center data. Learning Styles myth.

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Shaping an eLearning Solution

Zephyr Learning

Making elearning work is a challenge, and I know from experience that there is very little emphasis placed on the people who will be taking the learning! Effective engagement is important and of course goes without say for any learning solution, however we find that many people confuse the words engagement and interaction. Any type of learning must engage for it to succeed. It demonstrates the need for a variety of activity approaches to delivering the learning.

What are the limitations of mobile learning?

Wizcabin

This trend calls for a need for every organization to start taking advantage of mobile learning to train their employees. Mobile learning or M-learning is a learning approach that allows people to gain access to online training from their mobile devices.

What is Asynchronous Learning? Less Than 100 Words

Roundtable Learning

Ready to learn more about Asynchronous Learning? Let’s dive into what asynchronous learning is, how it differs from synchronous learning, and its benefits and disadvantages. . What is Asynchronous Learning? Asynchronous Learning is a learning style that is generally self-directed with no instructor or classmate involvement. This learning style refers to a group of learners who learn by themselves and work at their own pace on their own time.

Pernicious problems

Clark Quinn

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! Doing the pre-post is like doing normative reference (e.g.

2 Critical Factors Of LMS Switching

Upside Learning

Typically, an LMS switching endeavor goes through the following 7 step process, each including a planning phase: Learning & Training – Business Analysis. Data (which includes content like learning material, user generated content, training records etc.) It also involves migrating or rather retaining the ‘learning style’. Learning Style refers to the learner’s way of working with the existing system.

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How to Pitch Online Training to Senior Management

LearnDash

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.

How To Create A More Diverse, Equitable, And Inclusive (DEI) Workplace

Tesseract Learning

Diversity Diversity refers to including people regardless of their race, (dis)ability, age, gender, sexuality, etc. Equity Equity refers to freedom from biases and being committed to an equal opportunity policy. Other information, such as learning styles, personality types, etc.,

Designing Instruction for Adult Learners

Overnite Software

Do you remember what learning was like when you were in high school and college? Whatever inspires them to seek further education, it is up to you as an instructional designer to develop courses that fit the learning styles of adult learners. Transformational Learning.