Pair the 7 Learning Styles with Your LMS
Just like fingerprints, everyone has their own unique learning style. In an online learning environment, certain methods motivate one set of individuals while others have alternate preferences of digesting information. The key to understanding learning styles is finding a balance between them. A mix of various learning styles reinforces information from multiple angles, leading to increased comprehension and productivity.
An LMS that promotes hands-on engagement, such as scrolling, touching and tapping, appeals to kinesthetic learners. The interactive nature of e-learning – including the opportunity to jump right in and experience things firsthand – makes it a valuable tool for those who identify with this learning style. In a course setting, educators should sensationalize scenarios, explore external links, and add 3D models. Other physical activities to consider incorporating into your LMS include writing and drawing diagrams.
Fun fact: Kinesthetic learners only make up approximately 5% of the population.
An article by eLearning Industry lists seven main styles of learning – visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social, and solitary. Many people fall into at least one category though it is not uncommon to learn in a variety of styles. Explore learning styles to find the most effective and useful solution for your LMS.