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Ask a Trainer Video: Common Learning Myths

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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If there’s one constant that exists within our industry, it’s that folks like to cling to ideas, concepts, and methodologies often proven to be untrue. And for reasons that make no sense to me, these myths have a way of constantly re-emerging and living on despite being proven to be false again and again.

So, for this month’s Ask a Trainer episode, I’ve invited Cara North to help me answer your questions about common learning myths. Enjoy!

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In this video, Tim Slade and Cara North answer questions about common learning myths.Questions answered in this video:-“Is it true that learning styles aren’t a thing or do we just not have enough evidence to prove their usefulness?” (2:41)-“Should we bother with Bloom’s Taxonomy or just focus on teaching what learners need to be able to do?” (8:01)-“Does eLearning have to be interactive in order to be effective?” (9:55)-“Do click-to-reveal interactions truly offer no value to eLearning?” (12:52)-“Is it true that classroom training is always more effective than online training?” (15:41)Connect With Tim Slade:- Website: elearningacademy.io/- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sladetim/- Twitter: twitter.com/sladetimConnect With Cara North:- Website: caranorth.com/- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/caranorth11/- Twitter: twitter.com/caranorth11Interested in submitting a question for a future video? Each month, we’ll solicit your questions on LinkedIn and Twitter around a common topic. You can submit your questions by posting on LinkedIn or Twitter with the #ATDAskATrainer hashtag. Check out the complete ATD Ask a Trainer Advice Column: td.org/ask-a-trainer.

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What other common learning myths need to be debunked? Share them by commenting below.


Do you have a learning question you’d like me to tackle? You can email them to [email protected]. Also, make sure to visit the Ask a Trainer Hub to check out your questions and my answers.

About the Author

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, award-winning
e-learning designer, and author of The eLearning
Designer’s Handbook.

About the Author

Cara North is an award-winning learning experience designer an has been in talent and development for 10+ years working in both higher education and corporate settings. She is a Training Operations Manager at Silfex. North is also a Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University. She also serves as Past-President of Central Ohio ATD and Community Manager for the Training Learning and Development Community. A self-proclaimed social media junkie, you can often find her on Twitter (@caranorth11) & LinkedIn (/in/caranorth11).

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Very helpful insights! Time well spent.
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Great video - thank you for debunking this myth. It makes sense that it's more about the content and not the learner's preference.
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