This is an interesting article. The research is commissioned by Cisco systems and says (not that its surprising) that multimodal teaching – teaching that includes visuals and auditory input have better learning outcomes.
“An analysis of existing research supports a notion that already has begun to transform instruction in schools from coast to coast: that multimodal learning–using many modes and strategies that cater to individual learners’ needs and capacities–is more effective than traditional, unimodal learning, which uses a single mode or strategy.
According to a new report commissioned by Cisco Systems, adding visuals to verbal (textual and/or auditory) instruction can result in significant gains in basic or higher-order learning, if applied appropriately. Students using a well-designed combination of visuals and text learn more than students who use only text, the report says” source:http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=53243
For most educators, this is affirming our teaching practice. The more variety we can add and the wider the range of modes we deliver and facilitate learning in the better the benefits and learning outcomes.
- http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=53243 - Article
- ICT and learning style – http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ICT+and+LEARNING+STYLES
- ICT and the visual learner – http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ICT+and+the+Visual+Learner
- ICT and the Auditory learner – http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ICT+and+the+Auditory+Learner
- ICT and the Kinesthetic learner – http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ICT+and+the+Kinesthetic+Learner
- ICT and the read/write learner – http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ICT+and+the+Read-Write+Learner
- Neo Millennial learning styles – http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/NeoMillennial+Learning+styles
- VARK – http://www.vark-learn.com/