If Learning Styles have been debunked why are they still introduced in our Design and Development programs?

A recent post in LinkedIn generated a lot of discussion about the validity and value of Learning Style Inventories. It became a topic of discussion among our team because it produced strong arguments for both the PRO and the CON perspectives.

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Instructional Design – an Art or a Science?

elements of Instructional Design

This morning two colleagues and I finished presenting a six-session online program for instructional designers. Participants had a range of design experience from beginners to four or five years. As we were wrapping up, one of the new designers commented that the biggest surprise for him was that instructional design is actually more of an art form than a science! He thought we would be able to provide procedures and formulae that he would follow making the process foolproof.

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