This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. When I noted this week’s topic on LinkedIn (i.e. the previous week), I received a lot of views and a lot of comments, with well over 90% telling me basically that there is no such thing as learning styles, that it has been debunked, that it lacks empirical evidence, that I myself have no idea on what I am talking about, that I am subjective and opinionated (okay, fair point) and on and on.
No one mentioned e-learning which was part of the reference, specifically related to retention. Nope, in all the counter-arguments it was focusing on one item, learning styles, which initially was going to make up only a small part of the post.