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Meta Analysis of Learning Styles Models from Turkey, including the 4MAT Model of Teaching.

A new meta-analysis of learning styles models from Turkey has some interesting findings about these types of educational interventions. Hare are key highlights from this research. To view the entire research study, you can use this link to view the full PDF File. This research article was published Online in October of 2016 in the journal Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f84c/50ad52ba6fee229ebad00fa4195af909ccc1.pdf

Overview of the meta-analysis

The total sample size included in this review was 2159. The treatment groups consisted of 1075 and the control groups consisted of 1084 students. Here was analysis of how the research studies were selected or inclusion in this meta-analysis.

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The table below shows the frequency distribution of the studies by course type, study type, learning style model, experimental design and investigated variable.

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According to Table 1, in terms of course type, 30% (f = 9) of the studies involved natural science (science, physics, chemistry, biology), 23.3% (f = 7) involved math, 20% (f = 6) involved social science (social studies, history, geography), 16.7% (f = 8) involved English, 6.7% (f = 2) involved informatics and 3.3% (f = 1) involved music. In terms of study type; 53.3% (f = 16) of the studies are thesis and 46.7% (f = 14) are articles.

In regards to the types of learning style models involved, here is the breakdown:

  • 43.3% (f = 13) of the studies employed the Perceptual Learning Styles Model,
  • 33.3% (f = 10) employed the 4MAT Model,
  • 6.7% (f = 2) employed the Kolb Learning Styles Model,
  • 10.1% (f = 3) employed the Dunn & Dunn Learning Styles Model,
  • 3.3% (f = 1) employed the Felder & Solomon and Brain 2070 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES: THEORY & PRACTICE Dominance Model.

In terms of experimental design, 86.7% (f = 26) of the studies used quasi-experimental design and 13.3% (f = 4) used true-experimental design. In terms of investigated variable, 58.0% (f = 29) of the studies investigated the effect of learning style on achievement, 22.0% (f = 11) investigated the effect of learning style on attitude and 20.0% (f = 10) investigated the effect of learning style on retention.

Effect Sizes of Learning Styles Models 

Under the random effect model, the common effect sizes were as follows.

Studies employing the…

  • 4MAT System, 1.168 (0.860, 1.477);
  • Perceptual Learning Style Model, 0.870 (0.653, 1.023);
  • Dunn & Dunn Learning Style Model, 1.331 (1.047, 1.087);
  • Kolb Learning Styles Model, 1.067 (−0.876, 3.009).

These results reveal that there is not a meaningful difference between the effects sizes of the classification created according to course type: namely the effect sizes of the courses tailored to learning styles model on the academic achievement are independent of course type.

When the effect sizes of 11 studies included in this review were combined according to the random effect model, the common effect size was calculated as (d) 1.113 with 0.227 standard error and 95% confidence intervals of 1.557 and 0.669. This common effect size is large according to the Cohen’s (1988) classification. This d value is associated with a U3 value of 84.1%, which means that the average student receiving instruction tailored to their learning styles scored higher on attitude tests than 84.1% of students receiving no instruction.

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When the effect sizes of 10 studies included in this review were combined according to the random effect model, the common effect size was computed as (d) 1.763 with 0.241 standard error and 95% confidence intervals of 1.763 and 0.817. This common effect size is large according to the Cohen’s (1988) classification.

This d value is associated with a U3 value of 90.3%. This means that the average student receiving instruction tailored to their learning styles scored higher on retention tests than 90.3% of students receiving no instruction.

When the effect sizes of 10 studies included in this review were combined according to the random effect model, the common effect size was computed as (d) 1.763 with 0.241 standard error and 95% confidence intervals of 1.763 and 0.817. This common effect size is large according to the Cohen’s (1988) classification.

This d value is associated with a U3 value of 90.3%. This means that the average student receiving instruction tailored to their learning styles scored higher on retention tests than 90.3% of students receiving no instruction.     

In these meta-analytic review, it was found that when student received an instruction tailored to their learning style, their attitude (d = 1.113) toward courses improved and their learning was more permanent (d=1.290).

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Comparison of Effect Sizes to Hattie’s Barometer of Influence.

When comparing this to Hattie’s Barometer of Influence,  it is clear that this meta-analysis shows a very positive impact for learning style interventions and the 4MAT Model of Instruction in particular. The Chart above displays the impact of 4MAT on the Hattie Scale and places it near the top of the Desired Effects for an Educational Intervention. 

According to these results, it can be said that the learning environment designed based on learning styles has a large effect on students’ attitude toward course and learning retention.

Take the Online LTM for a Test Drive

Take the Online Learning Type Measure (LTM) for a Test Drive

Multi-ethnic group of young people studying together on white deskAbout Learning is pleased to offer a Pilot Program for qualified educational institutions that are considering the use of the Online LTM as an educational resource for its students.

Here is what the pilot program* includes:

  • Access to 20-30 online assessments for access and use by the pilot student group.
  • A student evaluation survey to assist in evaluating the impact of the program.
  • Administrator Access to the underlying curriculum and Support Guides that accompany the use of this program, including the 4MAT 4 College Course, and the 4MAT Study Skills Series.
  • An Administrative Reporting Web Portal for Tracking the Results and for facilitating the use of these assessment tools among the pilot population.
  • A 1-Page Tutorial Guide on how students can access and take the test that is made available to students via a Web Link.

Upon completion of the pilot, About Learning will create a summary report to document the composition of the group in terms of Most, Second Most, Third Most and Least Preferred Approach to learning. This report will then be shared with the the On-Site Administrator that is established by the host organization along with other resources on how to best these resources most effectively. 

About Learning will also provide a 15% discount on the cost of these assessments for all students involved in piloting the use of this assessment tool.

*This pilot program only applies to individuals or organizations that are not currently customers of About Learning, Inc.

Want to Learn More:

Call About Learning at (800) 822-4MAT if you would like to participate in this program. 

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About Learning Privacy Policy

About Learning Inc.
PRIVACY POLICY
Effective May 25, 2018
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at staff@aboutlearning.com and include ‘Privacy Policy’ in the subject line.
1. Privacy Policy Overview
2. What Categories of Information We May Process
3. Sensitive Personal Information
4. How We Collect or Create Information
5. Purposes for Which We May Process Your Information
6. Direct Marketing
7. What is the Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Information
8. What Information We Disclose to Third Parties
9. International Transfers of Information
10. Data Security
11. Data Accuracy
12. Data Minimization
13. Data Retention
14. What Can I Do to Control My Information?
15. Terms of Use
16. Contact Details
17. How this Privacy Policy May Change

1. Privacy Policy Overview
Summary – Policy Overview

This Policy explains how we may Process your information. This Policy may be amended or updated from time to time, so please check it regularly for updates.

About Learning, Inc, with its affiliates and its subsidiaries (collectively, “About Learning Inc.”, “us”, “our” or “we”), owns, operates, or provides access to… several interactive websites, mobile and connected applications, and other online interactive features and services, including, but not limited to, emails, newsletters, blogs, online testing sites, chat areas, forums, communities, (collectively “Services”).

This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected about you by About Learning, Inc., regardless of how it is collected or stored, and describes, among other things, the types of information collected about you when you interact with the Services, how your information may be used, when your information may be disclosed, how you can control the use and disclosure of your information, and how your information is protected.

Except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy, About Learning. Inc. is a data controller (as that term is used under the EU General Data Protection Regulation(“GDPR”), which means that we decide how and why the information you provide to us is processed.

Contact details are provided in Section 16 below. This Policy may be amended or updated from time to time to reflect changes in our practices with respect to the Processing of your information, or changes in applicable law. We encourage you to read this Policy carefully, and to regularly check this page to review any changes we might make.

This Privacy Policy covers information collected through the following websites and services.

1. About Learning, Inc Corporate Website
http://www.aboutlearning.com
2. 4MAT Blog on About Learning Web Site3. 4MAT Lesson Planning Subscription Web SIte
http://www.4mationweb.com
4. 4MAT Online Assessment Tools Subscriptions: Site (Including the Learning Type Measure, Hemispheric Mode Indicator, Teaching Style Inventory, Leadership Behavior Inventory, and Student Learning Preferences Survey)
http://www.4mationweb.com/assessments
5. 4MAT Monthly MailChimp Newsletters
6. 4MAT Bi-Weekly Webinar and Training Announcements MailChimp

REASONS FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION FROM ABOUT LEARNING.
Here is a general overview of the types of information that people receive when joining our blogs, email newsletter lists, or subscription services. We provide the most recent and authoritative information on 4MAT programs, services, webinars and training programs and offerings as we are the sole source provider of 4MAT Training and Development Programs in the world, along with our full range of US-Based and international Licensing Partners.

The Types of Information we send to newletter and our Webinar and Training Mailing List Recipients, includes:
• Guidelines on increasing the quality and impact of teaching and learning.
• Information on how to communicate with greater impact and higher retention.
• Articles and research on how to increase the impact of K-12 Instruction
• Information on using the principles of learning to increase leadership capacity
• Information on leading instruction within a school and or school district
• Research on 4MAT and on Learning as reflected in the 4MAT Design System
• Articles and research on the different ways people learn
• Information on About Learning products and services and their benefits to differenet users

2. What Categories of Information We May Process.

We may Process: your personal details (e.g., your name); demographic data (e.g., your age); your contact details (e.g., your address); records of your consents; purchase details; details of your employer (where relevant); information about your interactions with our content or advertising; and any views or opinions you provide to us.

We may also Process information about you from your use of our Services (e.g., the type of device you are using, the internet service provider, etc.), including your interactions with content and advertising on the Services.

“Personal Information” means information that is about any individual, or from which any individual is directly or indirectly identifiable.   “Process”, “Processing” or “Processed” means anything that is done with any Personal Information, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

We may Process the following categories of Personal Information about you:
• Personal details: your name; username or log in details; password; areas or topics of interest; and photograph (if you or another user posts a photo on the Service).
• Demographic information: gender; age/date of birth; nationality; salutation; job title, company information, education, work experience and other professional information; and language preferences.
• Contact details: postal address; telephone and/or mobile number; email address; and your public social media handles or profile(s).
• Consent records: records of any consents you may have given, together with the date and time, means of consent and any related information (e.g., the subject matter of the consent).
• Location information: location data that describes the precise geographic location of your device (“Precise Location Data”).
• Purchase and payment details: records of purchases and prices; invoice records; payment records; billing address; payment method; cardholder or accountholder name; payment amount; and payment date.
• Employer details: where you interact with us in your capacity as an employee, the contact information of your employer (including name, address, telephone number and email address) to the extent relevant.
We also collect other kinds of information from you or other sources, which we refer to as “Other Information” in this Policy, which may include but is not limited to:
• Information about your use of the Services, such as usage data and statistical information, which may be aggregated.
• Browsing history including the websites or other services you visited before and after interacting with the Services.
• Non-precise information about the approximate physical location (for example, at the city or zip code level) of a user’s computer or device derived from the IP address of such computer or device (“GeoIP Data”).
• Device identification (“ID”), which is a distinctive number associated with a smartphone or similar handheld device, but is different than a hardware serial number.
• Advertising ID, which is a unique, user-resettable identification number for advertising associated with a device (e.g., iOS uses the Identifier for Advertising (or “IDFA”) and Android uses Google Advertising ID).
• Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which is a unique string of numbers automatically assigned to your device whenever you access the Internet.
•  Internet connection means, such as internet service provider (“ISP”), mobile operator, WiFi connection, service set identifier (“SSID”), International Mobile Subscriber Identity (“IMSI”) and International Mobile Equipment Identity (“IMEI”).
• Device type, settings and software used.
• Log files, which may include IP addresses, browser type, ISP referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps and/or clickstream data, including any clicks on customized links.
• Web Beacons, which are electronic files that allow a website to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies.
• Local Shared Objects, such as Flash cookies, and Local Storage, such as HTML5.
• Mobile analytics to understand the functionality of our mobile applications and software on your phone.
7. Under certain circumstances and depending on applicable law, some of this Other Information may constitute Personal Information. Personal Information together with Other Information is hereinafter referred to as “User Information”.

3. Sensitive Personal Information

We do not seek to collect or otherwise Process your Sensitive Personal Information. Where we need to Process your Sensitive Personal Information for a legitimate purpose, we do so in accordance with applicable law. The Services are not intended for use by children.

We do not collect or otherwise Process Personal Information about race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, any actual or alleged criminal offenses or penalties, or any other information that may be deemed to be sensitive under GDPR (collectively, “Sensitive Personal Information”) in the ordinary course of our business. Where it becomes necessary to Process Sensitive Personal Information under GDPR, we would rely on one of the following legal bases:
• Compliance with applicable law: We may Process your Sensitive Personal Information where the Processing is required or permitted by applicable law;
• Detection and prevention of crime: We may Process your Sensitive Personal Information where the Processing is necessary for the detection or prevention of crime (including the prevention of fraud);
• Establishment, exercise or defense of legal rights: We may Process your Sensitive Personal Information where the Processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal rights; or
• Consent: We may Process your Sensitive Personal Information where we have, in accordance with applicable law, obtained your prior, express consent prior to Processing your Sensitive Personal Information.
• Children. The Services are not intended for use by children, especially those under 13. No one under the age of 13 should provide any Personal Information or use our public discussion areas, forums or chats. Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to make purchases through the Services or obtaining coupons or codes from the Services to purchase goods or services on third party websites. If, notwithstanding these prohibitions, your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, consequences may occur that are not intended for children (for example, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties). If it is discovered that we have collected Personal Information from someone under 13, we will delete that information immediately.

4. How We Collect or Create Information

We may collect or obtain User Information about you: directly from you (e.g., where you contact us); in the course of our relationship with you (e.g., if you make a purchase); when you make your Personal Information public (e.g., if you make a public post about us on social media); when you download, install, or use any of our Services; when you visit our Services; or when you register to use any part of the Services. We may also create User Information about you, such as records of your interactions with us. About Learning, Inc. is not responsible for Personal Information you volunteer about yourself in public areas of the Services. This Policy does not cover the practices of third parties who may provide information about you to About Learning, Inc..

5. Collection of User Information:

We may collect User Information about you from the following sources:
• Data you provide: We may obtain your Personal Information when you provide it to us across our Services (e.g., where you sign up for emails, newsletters, bulletins, webinars or white papers; register for site membership or create a profile or account on any part of the Services; enter a sweepstakes, contest, competition or prize draw; receive promotional information by SMS text message; participate in surveys; perform search queries through the Services; contact us via email, telephone or by any other means; purchase a subscription, software license or product; or when you provide us with your business card, etc.).
• Relationship data: We may collect or obtain your Personal Information in the ordinary course of our relationship with you (e.g., if you purchase a service from us).
• Data you make public: We may collect or obtain your Personal Information that you clearly choose to make public, including via social media (e.g., we may collect information from your social media profile(s) if you make a public post about us) or through our chats, forums or communities on the Services.
• Service data: We may collect or obtain your Personal Information when you visit, download, use or register to use any part of our Service.
• Third party information: We may collect or obtain your Personal Information from third parties who provide it to us. This may include offline channels such as through telephone or direct mail efforts; from customers, vendors, suppliers, third parties, commercially available or publicly-available sources (e.g., data brokers, data aggregators, public databases, etc.); third party affiliate network operators; referral sources; social network sites or services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). If you use a third party connection or log-in (e.g., Facebook Connect, Twitter, or Google+) to access the Services, create a membership or profile on any part of the Services, access our content or forward our content to another person, platform or service, we may also receive your username or email address for those third party services or other information available about you or collected from you on those services.

Please note that About Learning, Inc. is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in the discussions in certain public areas of the Services, such as forums, blogs, wikis, chat rooms, private messages, message boards or other publicly accessible interaction, or information that you choose to make public in your member profile or other areas of the Services that allow users to upload or post content. We discourage users from posting such Personal Information in this fashion. You can change your publicly available information at any time via your profile page. To request removal of your Personal Information from these areas, please see Section 17 in this Privacy Policy for further details. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information, in which case we will let you know we are unable to do so and why. This Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information to About Learning, Inc..

Creation of User Information. We may also create User Information about you, such as
records of your interactions with us and details of your purchase history, for internal administrative purposes and analysis. We may also combine data you have provided to us with data obtained from third parties such as social networks and other data collection entities.

Purposes for Which We May Process Your Information

We may Process User Information for the following purposes: providing the Services to you; communicating with you; providing advertising to you on the Services and Channels; analyzing engagement with our audience; observing user engagement and purchase activity across the Service and Channels; offering business-to-business lead generation services; marketing our services and offerings to current and prospective customers; managing our IT systems; conducting surveys; ensuring the security of our systems; conducting investigations where necessary; compliance with applicable law; and improving our Services.

The purposes for which we may Process User Information, subject to applicable law, include:
• Provision of the Services to You: providing the Services to you from About Learning, Inc. or its partners including (i) offering of contests, as well as chat areas, forums and communities, (ii) posting of your personal testimonial alongside other endorsements,
(iii) display of your personal reviews of products or services, such as username, full name or gamer profile and identify users matching that criteria, (iv) management of your account, and (v) customer support and relationship management.
• Offering and Improving the Services: operating and managing the Services for you; providing personalized content to you; communicating and interacting with you via the Services; identifying issues with the Services and planning improvements to or creating new Services; and notifying you of changes to any of our Services.
• Surveys: engaging with you for the purposes of obtaining your views on our Services.
• Communications: communicating with you via any means (including via email, telephone, text message, social media, post or in person) regarding news items and other information in which you may be interested, subject to ensuring that such communications are provided to you in compliance with applicable law; maintaining and updating your contact information where appropriate; and obtaining your prior, opt-in consent where required. We may provide direct marketing to you as set out in Section 6 below.
• Lead Generation: business-to-business lead generation in the provision of leads to customers to improve customer’s target marketing campaigns and services through different strategies. This includes generating leads through phone calls and email newsletter marketing to drive you to content, such as white papers and webinars, offered by About Learning, Inc. We may market to current and prospective customers and their employees who have indicated an interest in doing business with, or have previously conducted business with, About Learning, Inc. in order to further generate and promote our business. Such efforts include sending marketing emails or conducting phone calls to drive the purchase of advertising,
• IT Administration: administration of About Learning, Inc.’ information technology systems; network and device administration; network and device security; implementing data security and information systems policies; compliance audits in relation to internal policies; identification and mitigation of fraudulent activity; and compliance with legal requirements.
• Security: electronic security measures (including monitoring of login records and access details) to help mitigate the risk of and provide the ability to identify and rectify a security incident.
• Financial Management: general business and financial management purposes, including: economic, financial and administrative management; planning and reporting; personnel development; sales; accounting; finance; corporate audit; and compliance with legal requirements
• Investigations: detecting, investigating and preventing breaches of policy, and criminal offenses, in accordance with applicable law.
• Legal Proceedings: establishing, exercising and defending legal rights.                                • Legal Compliance: Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to release information concerning any user of Services when we have grounds to believe that the user is in violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines or has engaged in (or we have grounds to believe is engaging in) any illegal activity, and to release information in response to court and governmental orders, other requests from government entities, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and otherwise as required by law or regulatory obligations. We also may release information about users when we believe in good faith that such release is in the interest of protecting the rights, property, safety or security of About Learning, Inc., any of our users or the public, or to respond to an emergency.

6. Direct Marketing

We may Process your User Information to contact you with information regarding services that may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe for free or opt out of SMS messages at any time.

We may Process your User Information to contact you via email, telephone, direct mail, SMS or other methods of communication to provide you with information regarding the Services that may be of interest to you. We may send information to you regarding the Services, upcoming promotions and other information that may be of interest to you, using the contact details that you have provided to us and always in compliance with applicable law.

You may unsubscribe from our newsletter lists at any time by following the unsubscribe
instructions included in every email we send. We will not send you any emails from a list you have selected to be unsubscribed from, but we may continue to contact you to the extent necessary for the purposes of any other Services you have requested or for additional emails you have signed up for. You may opt out of any telephone marketing by contacting us at the contact details set out in Section 17 below. You may opt out of SMS messages by texting STOP to the received SMS. You can also text HELP for assistance, or contact Customer Service. You will not be charged by us for receiving or sending SMS messages, however, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees that a particular wireless service program will enable you to participate in an SMS program.

When you receive email messages or newsletters from us, we may use web beacons, customized links, clear GIFs or similar technologies to determine whether the email has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you with more focused email communications or other information, and/or to aggregate that information with other data we collect to use for some or all of the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

We may use mobile analytics software to collect data and to better understand the functionality of our mobile software, devices and applications on your phone and other devices. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We may link this information to User Information.

7. What is the Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Information

We may Process your User Information where: you have given your consent; the Processing is necessary for a contract between you and us; the Processing is required by applicable law; the Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of any individual; or where we have a valid legitimate interest in the Processing.

In Processing your User Information in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy, we may rely on one or more of the following legal bases, depending on the circumstances:
• Consent: We may Process your User Information where we have obtained your prior, express consent to the Processing (this legal basis is only used in relation to Processing that is entirely voluntary – it is not used for Processing that is necessary or obligatory in any way);
• Contractual necessity: We may Process your User Information where the Processing is necessary in connection with any contract that you may enter into with us;
• Compliance with applicable law: We may Process your User Information where the Processing is required by applicable law;
• Vital interests: We may Process your User Information where the Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of any individual; or
• Legitimate interests: We may Process your User Information where we have a legitimate interest in carrying out the Processing for the purpose of managing, operating or promoting our business, and that legitimate interest is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights, or freedoms.

8. What Information We Disclose to Third Parties

We may disclose your User Information to: legal and regulatory authorities; our external advisors; parties who Process User Information on our behalf (“Processors”); any party as necessary in connection with legal proceedings; any party as necessary for investigating, detecting or preventing criminal offenses; any purchaser of our business; and any third party providers of advertising, plugins or content used on the Services.

We may disclose your User Information to other entities within the Company group, for legitimate business purposes (including operating the Services, and providing services to you), in accordance with applicable law. In addition, we may disclose your User Information to:
• legal and regulatory authorities, upon request, or for the purposes of reporting any actual or suspected breach of applicable law or regulation;
• outside professional advisors (such as accountants, auditors, or lawyers), subject to binding contractual obligations of confidentiality;
• any relevant party, law enforcement agency or court, to the extent necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal rights;
• any relevant party for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offenses or the execution of criminal penalties, including safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security;
• any relevant third party acquirer(s), in the event that we sell or transfer all or any relevant portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation);
• any sponsors of contests, competitions, sweepstakes and prize draws, or white papers, webcasts or other downloads, the registration data for such events is to be used by us as part of User Information, and may be shared with the sponsor and others, subject to this Policy and the sponsor’s privacy policy. We may also share your information with third party vendors involved in the administration of such events. For contests, competitions, sweepstakes and prize draws, please read the official rules or terms and conditions carefully before you submit your information; and

25. For some of our Services, we may make some information, such as the name of our users, their mailing address, phone number, email address—and in certain circumstances their employer’s name, company size and other industry data—available on a rental or other basis (e.g., sale) to third party providers of goods and services, for example, when such information is provided in connection with webcasts, white papers or other sponsored downloads.

With respect to surveys, in the event that responses are publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey. Otherwise we will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users’ responses in surveys to other participants in the survey. Where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where About Learning, Inc. advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, About Learning, Inc. reserves the right to disclose any information provided by users, provided that no User Information identifying a specific user is disclosed.

9. International Transfers of Information Summary

We may transfer your Personal Information to recipients in other countries. Where we transfer User Information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to a recipient outside the EEA that is not in an adequate jurisdiction, we do so on the basis of standard contractual clauses. Because of the international nature of our business, we may need to transfer your User Information within the About Learning, Inc. group of companies, and to third parties as noted in Section 9 above, in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy. For this reason, we may transfer your User Information to other countries that may have different laws and data protection compliance requirements to those that apply in the country in which you are located.

About Learning, Inc. is committed to subjecting all Personal Information received from European Union (E.U.) member countries and Switzerland, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List. About Learning, Inc. is responsible for the processing of Personal Information it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework and subsequent transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf.

About Learning, Inc. complies with the Privacy Shield principles for all onward transfers of Personal Information from the E.U. and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions. With respect to Personal Information received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, About Learning, Inc. is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, About Learning, Inc. may be required to disclose Personal Information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

If you are a European individual with a privacy related complaint, concern or question about About Learning, Inc.’ privacy practices, please contact us by writing to privacy@aboutlearning.com (please include “Privacy Policy” in the subject line) and we will respond within a reasonable time after receiving your request. Under certain conditions, European individuals may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted. Where we transfer your
Personal Information from the EEA to recipients located outside the EEA who are not in a jurisdiction that has been formally designated by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Information, we do so on the basis of standard contractual clauses. You may request a copy of the relevant standard contractual clauses using the contact details provided in Section 17 below. Please note that when you transfer any Personal Information directly to a Company entity established outside the EEA, we are not responsible for that transfer of your Personal Information. We will nevertheless Process your Personal Information, from the point at which we receive the data, in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy About Learning, Inc. privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy comply with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) Cross Border Privacy Rules System.

10. Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your User Information. Please ensure that any Personal Information that you send to us is sent securely.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect your User Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized access, and other unlawful or unauthorized forms of Processing, in accordance with applicable law. In certain instances we may use Secure Sockets Layer encryption and/or transfer certain User Information in a non-human readable format to provide protection. However, we cannot guarantee there will not be a breach, and we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third parties.

Because the internet is an open system, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement reasonable measures to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us using the internet. Any such transmission is at your own risk and you are responsible for ensuring that any Personal Information that you send to us are sent securely.

11. Data Accuracy

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is kept accurate and up-to-date and are erased or rectified if we become aware of inaccuracies.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information that we Process is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date, and any of your User Information that we Process that you inform us is inaccurate (having regard to the purposes for which they are Processed) is erased or rectified.

12. Data Minimization

We take every reasonable step to limit the volume of your User Information that we Process to what is necessary.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information that we Process is limited to the User Information reasonably necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy or as required to provide you services or access to the Services.

13. Data Retention

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is only retained for as long as they are needed.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is only Processed for the minimum period necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. The criteria for determining the duration for which we will keep your User Information are as follows: we will retain copies of your User Information in a form that permits identification only for as long as is necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy, unless applicable law requires a longer retention period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we plan to retain it for no longer than is necessary to fulfill a legitimate business need.

14. What Can I Do to Control My Information?

You can directly take steps to change your preferences for newsletters and online behavioral advertising as outlined in this section.

If you are an EU resident, you may have certain rights including: the right not to provide your Personal Information to us; the right of access to your Personal Information; the right to request rectification of inaccuracies; the right to request the erasure, or restriction of Processing, of your Personal Information; the right to object to the Processing of your Personal Information; the right to have your Personal Information transferred to another controller; the right to withdraw consent; and the right to lodge complaints with supervisory authorities. We may require proof of or need to verify your identity before we can give effect to these rights.

You may directly take steps to change your preferences as follows: Your Newsletter and Email Subscriptions.

You can opt out or unsubscribe to a newsletter or other email list at any time by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters or emails you receive. Please allow five to ten business days for changes to take effect. On some Services, member service-related communications are an integral part of such Services to which you subscribe and you may continue to receive emails as part of that particular portion of the Services unless you cancel your account, even if you opt out of the newsletters or email list. If you have provided more than one email address to us, you may continue to be contacted unless you request to unsubscribe each email address you have provided.

Push Notifications. We send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user identification information.
38. Cookies and Pixel Tags. You may stop or restrict cookies and pixel tags on your computer or purge cookies from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. However, if you “turn off,” purge, or disable cookies or pixel tags, although you may still use the Services, you may not be able to use all of the features, functions, or services available on the Services. Location Based Services. You may opt-out of having your Precise Location Data collected by About Learning, Inc. at any time by editing the appropriate setting on your mobile device (which is usually located in the Settings area of your device).

EU Residents. GDPR provides certain rights for EU residents. You may decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide some of the features and functionality of the Services. These rights include, in accordance with applicable law, the right to object to or request the restriction of processing of your information, and to request access to, rectification, erasure and portability of your own information. Where we process your information on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent (noting that such withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of any Processing performed prior to the date on which we receive notice of such withdrawal, and does not prevent the Processing of your Personal Information in reliance upon any other available legal bases). Requests should be submitted by contacting us (using the contact instructions in Section 17 below). If you are an EU resident and have any unresolved privacy concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily after contacting us, you have the right to contact the appropriate EU Supervisory Authority and lodge a complaint.

15. Terms of Use

For more information concerning your use of all other Services, please visit the About Learning Terms of Use. The About Learning Terms of Use is incorporated by reference into this Privacy Policy.

We recommend that you review our Terms of Use regularly, in order to review any changes we might make from time to time.

16. Contact Details

You may contact us at the addresses set out below or by emailing us at staff@aboutlearning.com

About Learning, Inc.
Attention: Legal Department
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If you have any comments, questions or concerns about any of the information in this Policy, or any other issues relating to the Processing of User Information carried out by us, or on our behalf, please contact:

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Email: staff@aboutlearning.com

17. How this Privacy Policy May Change

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and all changes will be effective at the time we post them. If we believe there is a significant change to this Privacy Policy or our data collection and use practices, we will indicate on our websites that our Privacy Policy has changed prior to the change becoming effective. The then-posted version of the Privacy Policy supersedes all prior versions. Your continued access to or use of any of the Services shall be deemed your acceptance of the Privacy Policy.

We urge you to come back to this web page and review this Privacy Policy regularly so that you remain aware of the terms and conditions that apply to you.

A Deeper Look at Quadrant 1

While Quadrant One may sound easy to orchestrate it can be a challenge for teachers to understand how to create an experiential activity—one that draws on the own experience of the student and that they truly come to value. So here are some practical suggestions for building student motivation and engagement and connecting content to the lives of students.

Quad1VisualExperiential Learning: You want then to be in it, to feel it.

  • Briefly violate students’ rights as intro to the legal practice of Due Process.
  • Come up with an exciting ten to twelve word sentence and have each of 10 to 12 children be a word. give them the task of creating the sentence.
  • Give students rules for their school bus that discriminate by age In terms of who sits where.
  • Choose the real names of passengers on the Mayflower and have the students choose a name and keep a diary of their ocean journey.
  • Assign students a city, a year, a social class rank and have them plan a day in the life of a person living in that place, at that time, and with their assigned place in society. Rules, transportation, food, etc.

Personal Reflections: You want them to learn to go deeper.

  • Literature, teach the great mythologies that span cultures and have them connect story symbols with familiar mythologies. Birds as universal symbols of the spirit in flight. In India, the wild Gander is a symbol of the Self.
  • Serpents are symbols of the earth. White footprints leading up often a symbols for heroes journeys.
  • Have them write every morning for 10 minutes and then collect insights about themselves weekly.
  • Journals, model a reflection of own at opportune times and comment, in a talking to yourself way, “That might make a good journal entry.”

Dilemmas: Setting Up Interesting Problem

  • Use Why questions because they often inspire personal answers. Why do you hunch that happened? to the liquid? to the heroine? to the forest? to the ship? to that family?
  • Ask a perplexing question yourself (but only if you are really interested in the question and honestly don’t know the answer). Tell the students you will ponder it for a week and invite them to also do so. Compare answers and/or hunches a week later.
  • Have an interesting unanswered question each week.
  • Find something people accept as true that may not be true. Pose the challenge for verification.

Discrepant Activities: Figure Out What’s Wrong

  • Pictures with important parts of things missing.
  • Cloze techniques, sentences with key words missing, use great sentences from literature, or key information from history.
  • Comprehension work, where you tamper with a section of reading and make the middle of it make not sense. Have the students read it and tell you what’s going on in the passage.
  • Math problem model samples with one answer wrong.

Situations with Intrigue: Finding the Mysterious

  • Teach the meaning of mystery. Then have them share recounting a mystery in their family lives that was never solved.
  • Have them list 3 great mysteries of the world.
  • Present them with a mystery that is current and have them hunch possible causes, like, what is that stuff on Mars scientists think is water? or what could the reason be that the autism rate has skyrocketed?
  • Have them work on coincidence.
  • Find some intriguing inscription on a tombstone, and have the students hunch its possible meaning or the reason behind it.

 

Assessments

The Learning Type Measure (LTM)

The Learning Type Measure (LTM) is one of the most widely used tools in the world for profiling individual approaches to learning. It is an extraordinary tool for maximizing the creative and intellectual potential of your staff. With the LTM’s graphic overlay, you’ll construct easily interpreted representations of your personal strengths and weaknesses as a learner.

ltm-coverThe Learning Type Measure’s 26-point self report questionnaire measures individual preferences for selecting, organizing, prioritizing and representing knowledge, information and experience. It’s designed to help instructors, teachers, learning leaders or trainers…

  • map out strategies for improving individual potential
  • motivate learners with strategies crafted to their unique style
  • identify situations in which different people function most effectively
  • profile the strengths and weaknesses of teams

Research confirms the importance of using learning differences to help broaden instruction to appeal to a fuller range of students.

It is a moral imperative to develop learning environments that support the full range of learner development in culturally and experientially diverse society. This includes the emerging needs of Millennial Learners, those who crave more intuitive and dynamic approaches to learning.

The LTM will help you understand and appeal to a wider range of students and learn more about your own personal approach to learning. It is a wonderful tool for understanding and recognizing the different ways students learn.

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Online Learning Type Measure (OLTM)

The online LTM is available for $15.00 and is administered through a special web site, where the profile is taken online and resulting data is available for access and use. Visit this page to learn more about how to access and take this assessment online. 

LTM Presenter’s Kit (LTMP)

If you would like to administer the LTM to a group, you will need the LTM Presenter’s Kit. The LTM Presenters Kit, includes four items—1 Sample of the Printed LTM, the LTM Presenters Guide, the LTM Technical Manual and a PowerPoint show with slide notes for conducting an introductory training session.

The LTM Presenters Kit provides guidance in the scoring, administration and interpretation of the Learning Type Measure. It includes commonly asked questions and suitable responses regarding various individual LTM scores. It also includes the LTM Technical Manual that includes the validity data on the LTM Instrument.

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The complete trainer’s kit includes:

  • One Printed Copy of the Learning Type Measure
  • LTM Presenters Manual: Includes guidelines on scoring and administering the Printed LTM, a series of slides for helping facilitate this in a workshop setting, and another series of slides for debriefing people on the results and the 4 major learning orientations.
  • LTM Technical Manual: This manual includes an assessment of the instrument’s reliability in terms of content validity, concurrent validity, and internal consistency. It also includes detailed descriptions on how to interpret the fill range of scoring configurations that might arise in a diverse group of participants.
  • LTM PPT SHOW for Scoring, Administering and DeBriefing a Group:  An  21-Slide PowerPoint show for guiding workshop attendees in how to take the printed version of the LTM, descriptions of the four major learning types, and the learning type compositions of different groups.

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LTM Presenter’s Guide (LTMG)

If you would like to administer the LTM to a group, you will need the LTM Presenter’s Guide. It provides guidance in the scoring, administration and interpretation of the Learning Type Measure.  This of course includes the validity and reliability numbers from our research.

It includes commonly asked questions and suitable responses regarding various individual LTM scores.

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LTM Technical Guide (LTMT)

A Guide to the scoring, administration and Interpretation of the Learning Type Measure along with the validity and reliability numbers from our research.

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Hemispheric Mode Indicator (HMI)

With the explosion of research on the positive effects of brain-based learning it is essential for trainers to understand how to develop training strategies that are more compatible with how the brain learns. Research shows that there are two different hemispheric functions and that effective training uses both types of processing strategies, both right mode and left mode. Commonly referred to as right- and left-brain approaches to learning, these two very different functions can form a powerful basis for improving classroom instruction.

And now you can measure individual preferences for these two different processing methods with the Hemispheric Mode Indicator (HMI).

HmiCoverThe HMI is a 32-unit self-scoring survey that identifies your preference for either right or left brain processing. Designed for easy scoring and administration, the HMI can be administered in less than 10 minutes. Includes a detailed description of right and left mode characteristics.

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Online Hemispheric Mode Indicator (OHMI)

The online HMI is available for $12.00 and is administered through a special web site, where the profile is taken online and resulting data is available for access and use. Visit this page to learn more about how to access and take this assessment online. 

HMI Technical Manual (HMIM)

The HMI Technical manual includes complete analysis of the validity of this instrument as a viable measure for assessing individual preferences for either right or left mode processing.

This manual includes an assessment of the instrument’s reliability in terms of content validity, concurrent validity, and internal consistency.  The HMI Manual also profiles the differences in HMI Scores between  a) males and females, b) individuals with different learning styles (as identified by the Learning Type Measure), different age groups,  in terms of their brain processing preferences, and looks at the frequency distribution of HMI scores among a sample of 1,504 individuals who have taken this test and the Learning Type Measure.

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Student Learning Preferences Survey (SLP)

Now there’s a way for students to understand how the learning process works with the Student Learning Preferences Survey. This survey is appropriate for middle and high school students and is a wonderful  tool for engaging students in a conversation about    how they learn.

SlpCover.jpgThe SLP includes a simple, self-test instrument for learners to profile their particular approach to learning. It includes information on the different ways people learn along with strategies for helping students   become more responsible for learning.

The SLP will help students…

  • Assess and develop their strengths and weaknesses as learners
  • Develop the full potential of their learning abilities
  • Understand and capitalize on different ways of thinking and learning
  • Identify situations where they learn most effectively
  • Map out strategies for improving their learning potential

In addition to assessing student learning preferences for each of four very different approaches to learning, the SLP offers guidance in insights into the characteristics and learning tendencies of each of the four styles, including Imaginative Learners, Analytic Learners, Common Sense Learners and Dynamic Learners.

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Online Student Learning Preferences Survey (OSLP)

The online SLP is available for $12.00 and is administered through a special web site, where the profile is taken online and resulting data is available for access and use. Visit this page to learn more about how to access and take this assessment online. 

SLP Teacher/Parent Presenter Guide (SLP_PG)

The SLP Presenter’s Guide gives teachers, educational professionals or parents a number of tools for teaching people to understand and interpret the results from the Student Learning Preferences Survey.

This presenter guide includes a copy of the Student Learning Preferences Survey, a presenter guide for aiding in the interpretation of the instrument and a Power Point show for introducing students to learner differences and the Natural Cycle of Learning.

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Leadership Behavior Inventory (LBI)

Explore the different ways people manage and lead with the Leadership Behavior Inventory (LBI).

Successful managers understand the different ways people approach learning and problem-solving and work to help understand and accommodate these differences in the workplace.Understanding how you approach the process of managing and leading is essential as you work to navigate and develop a fuller range of learning skills in your staff.

LbiCoverThe LBI is a 15-point, self-administered survey for assessing the degree to which leaders incorporate different aspects of leadership into their management methods. It profiles managers preferences for four very different approaches to managing and leading. It works particularly well, when being used in conjunction with the Learning Type Measure as a comparison between how a manager learns and how they approach the process of managing or leading others.

The LBI is designed to help individuals analyze the patterns of behavior that are most characteristic of their leadership style. It is ideal for a host of training applications, including management skills, teaming, leadership programs, personal development and “the learning organization.”

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Online Leadership Behavior Inventory (OLBI)

The online LBI is available for $18.00 and is administered through a special web site, where the profile is taken online and resulting data is available for access and use. Visit this page to learn more about how to access and take this assessment online. 

Teaching Style Inventory (TSI)

The Teaching Style Inventory (TSI) is a self-assessment tool that helps teachers identify their teaching style and evaluation priority preferences.By recognizing teaching preferences, the individual can begin to recognize how to modify instruction to reach more students.

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Online Teaching Style Inventory (OTSI)

The online TSI is available for $12.00 and is administered through a special web site, where the profile is taken online and resulting data is available for access and use. Visit this page to learn more about how to access and take this assessment online. 

Traveling the 4MAT Natural Cycle

About Learning introduces the Natural Cycle of Learning Tutorial entitled Traveling the 4MAT Natural Cycle. This new interactive tool brings training participants beyond the idea of individual differences by demonstrating how learning styles fit within the larger framework of how people learn. Participants will use this tool to experience the four points of the Learning Cycle and how they all must be honored for learning to be truly successful. This product includes 25 tutorials for helping students experience an interactive exploration of the various elements of the 4MAT Learning Cycle.

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