This theory of learning styles is widely assumed to be true, not just in academia, but when it comes to technology training as well. I remain a skeptic of it, and current research continues to find no truth in it.
“Husmann and O’Loughlin don’t pull any punches in their conclusion. Their findings, they write – especially when considered in the context of past research – “provide strong evidence that instructors and students should not be promoting the concept of learning styles for studying and/or for teaching interventions. Thus, the adage of ‘I can’t learn subject X because I am a visual learner’ should be put to rest once and for all.”
Yet so many training programs use this as a basis, without any proof that it actually helps anyone learn anything. It’s no wonder there are so few effective training programs.