801 The Truth About Learning Styles, And What To Do Instead
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, May 16
Despite research findings showing very little evidence that teaching to particular learning styles affects outcomes, conversation around learning styles never ends. Why is the idea of learning styles so appealing? Why does interest and belief persist in spite of evidence? And what is the risk to those we support and the learning industry as a whole?
Join Jane Bozarth, director of research at The eLearning Guild, for an overview of her recent review of the experimental research on teaching to learning styles. She’ll answer these questions, and one more: What to do instead? The session will also include some discussion of challenges in accessing and making sense of academic literature around learning styles, and ways to correct the misguided and misinformed.
Director of Research
The Learning Guild
Jane Bozarth, the director of research for the Learning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina's award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.