Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles? By Shelley A.

The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style

Learnnovators

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. For learning professionals it presents even more opportunities.

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So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I went looking for a learning style test for an online course. I thought a learning style test was a nice ramp up for an exercise where people had to blog about their own facilitator style - from the idea that it is good to know your own preferences and biases as a trainer/facilitator. I asked a question about learning styles on Twitter and in Jane Hart's social learning community and got some good responses which made me really think!

Rants on Buzz Words, E-Learning Style

eLearning 24-7

A learning experience. I’ve been hearing it quite a bit in the e-learning world. “We are learning experience platform”, “learning experiences system”, “I want a learning experiences platform” – which perhaps I should let them know, that this one vendor says theirs is one, so perfect match. A learning experience. Didn’t need a generator, place had back-up, that was a learning experience.

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.

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. Teaching styles and methods become almost invisible to the teacher, trainer or educator who adopts those methods almost without thinking.

In the world of contact centers—customer services rules all

Axonify

Customer service is important to most businesses but when you work for a telecom company?—?it BT Consumer , a division of British Telecommunications Group, which is responsible for consumer fixed-voice and broadband services, was determined to move ahead of a highly competitive pack of telecom competitors by offering a customer service experience that was second to none. To achieve this, BT set some ambitious goals for itself: Improve customer service at every level.

How Online Written Help Is Not "Cheating"

Dan Keckan

Online assignment help services facilitate a better understanding of the subject and support students to do their study-related work and succeed. eLearning Solutions Asynchronous Learning Activities Higher Education Learning Styles Online Learners

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Customer Service and eLearning

OpenSesame

With over 13 million employees working in either retail or restaurants, customer service accounts for a vast majority of online learning. From new hire onboarding to operational training to compliance, most customer service organizations need valuable learning for each type of employee. Thankfully, elearning can be done at a self-paced rate, adjusting to most learning styles.

What is Self-Service Learning?

Mindflash

Self-service – it’s a term that most of us view as synonymous with convenient, quick and hassle-free. Can the same be said about learning independently and completely unassisted? With the advent of elearning , can highly motivated people better their careers through self service learning? Just what exactly is this idea of ‘self-servicelearning? What does self-service learning mean? What do you want to learn?

Make Reading Accessible To All With Our Ebook Conversion Services

Magic EdTech

The interactive eBook creator (EPUB3 Converter) enables the customization of eBooks to suit their reading and learning style. . The inbuilt dictionary and attention-grabbing components help to keep the child interested in the learning process. . It’s all about making use of the technologies in our everyday lives to alter the way we learn and communicate with the world around us.

What is Self-Service Learning?

Mindflash

Self-service – it’s a term that most of us view as synonymous with convenient, quick and hassle-free. Can the same be said about learning independently and completely unassisted? With the advent of elearning , can highly motivated people better their careers through self service learning? Just what exactly is this idea of ‘self-servicelearning? What does self-service learning mean? What do you want to learn?

Better Training Needed for Financial Services Frontline Employees

CLO Magazine

A new study shows that frontline employees in the financial services industry need more in-depth and ongoing training to provide a more positive impact on customers. Results revealed that only 13 percent of financial services frontline employees feel equipped to answer questions from clients and 60 percent indicated they were not completely satisfied with the employee training they receive. Learning Delivery financial services frontline employees training

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd 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. Teaching’ is one of those services.

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.

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. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. By Shelley A. Gable.

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.

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.

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. If you're interested in reading another post on this blog about learning styles, click here ). I know there are other perspectives to consider beyond learning styles, so I also opted to scan the blogosphere to see where others stood on the issue of audio narration.

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Learning Thursday #1: Mobile Technologies in Education

Adobe Captivate

We’re almost to the new year, so I figure I’ll start a new blog post series. I’m going to put out a new learning and development article every other week that has a unique perspective. Learning bridges: Mobile technologies in education. Abstract : MyArtSpace is a service for children to spread their learning between schools and museums using mobile phones linked to a personal Web space.

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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Systems Training: Choose Your Own Adventure

Integrated Learnings

As a facilitator in a classroom setting, I could adapt to these two learning preferences with relative ease. After an introduction, present learners with a choice for learning about navigation before going on to perform specific tasks. Would learning theory approve of offering both approaches? I think Jerome Bruner, who studied discovery learning, would say yes. The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services.

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Part 4 of 6: Key Features to Look for in an LMS: Learning Modes

Overnite Software

As our six-part series develops, we’re examining another valuable key feature to look for in an LMS — learning modes. Now, it’s time to decide how you want your learners to go about doing the learning. Scores are not recorded; thus, the pressure is off while the learning is on.

Part 1 of 6: Key Features to Look for in an LMS: Ease of Use

Overnite Software

While bells and whistles are entertaining, you want to consider how a “less is more” approach to the user-friendliness of your e-learning tool can be of great benefit. Implement too complicated of a learning system, and you risk frustration and limit success.

7 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid In E-Learning Localization

ICDTranslation

E-learning has established itself as the right platform for both students and employees to access new information at a global level. represents the leader in the adoption of e-learning technologies and services. Company growth and unification are promoted by e-learning courses that reach all the employees of an international company. Below is a list of 7 of the most common oversights to keep in mind when preparing an e-learning course for localization.

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5 Benefits of Online Training

Your Training Edge

Unlike having to physically attend a training, online training will not require you to hire a room and organize other services that will be required. Such services are known to cost the organizer a dime. Self-paced learning. Is adaptable to various learning styles.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

Learnnovators

It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers. THE JOURNEY: Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about other apps that are available for learning designers. DesignJot is an iPad app (from Allen Communication Learning Services, Inc.)

What Makes Microlearning a Great Corporate Training Solution?

Infopro Learning

As opportunities for career development continue to become a high priority for today’s top talent and as organizations work towards closing skills gaps microlearning is quickly becoming a popular learning solution. Microlearning can also help employees learn the skills they need faster.

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

Learnnovators

It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers THE JOURNEY: Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about other apps that are available for learning designers. DesignJot is an iPad app (from Allen Communication Learning Services, Inc.)

Start Bridging the Tech Skills Gap Today

KnowledgeCity

Learn how to start bridging the gap today to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving workplace. Five of the top 15 highest-paying IT certifications in 2018 are for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. If your organization provides developmental opportunities to upskill or learn entirely new skills and technologies, take advantage of them. Embrace Different Learning Styles. The tech skills gap is no secret , and it’s only getting wider by the year.

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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Personalized and adaptive learning

Clark Quinn

For reasons that are unclear even to me, I was thinking about personalized versus adaptive learning. It’s kinda simplistic, but I think it may help to differentiate personalized and adaptive learning. no learningstyles’ :).

3 Tips for Creating the Right Enterprise Learning Environment

Docebo

Here are three areas to focus upon and some tips to make sure you get it right: Enterprise Learning Styles – Blended Learning vs Hybrid Learning. Interactive Learning Experience – Gamification for Instant Gratification.

More Marketing Myths

Clark Quinn

It’s like the claim that we’ve dropped to the ‘attention span of a goldfish’ to argue for shorter ads, learning, etc. That’s the learning styles myth. Further, people change depending on what’s to be learned, why, where, when, and more.

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Drink your own champagne?

Clark Quinn

And I think most folks with services and such are likely to practice what they preach. And that could be for some bad things as well as good (thinking: learning styles vendors). I was talking with a vendor of a robust suite of tools. In the course of it, in my usual teasing way, I asked a question. And, while I wasn’t surprised at the answer, I was ‘concerned’ And so should you be.

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5 Ways to Improve Medical Continuing Education Courses

EthosCE

There are five ways you can improve your medical continuing education courses, as well as a professional service that can help. Know Your Learners’ Needs through Their Learning Styles. Different people have different learning styles, and your learners are no exception.

Artificial Intelligence: Value-add

Docebo

What if your platform knew your learners’ preferred learning style and medium automatically? Technology companies everywhere are investing in AI and exploring how it can add to the services they provide (think Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, etc.) Many learning companies are investing in AI tools to “enhance” what they currently offer, but is this the right direction? What if your platform knew your learners’ preferred learning style and medium automatically?