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.
Verbal learners – those who thrive by communicating aloud – prefer techniques that involve speaking and writing. They dream seldom, have left brain dominance, and are often the extroverts of a group. Information presented in formats including audio/video integration, verbal instructions, webinar lectures, and footnotes allows learners to make sense of the topics at hand. Promote collaboration among peers by suggesting role-playing on a discussion forum to make the most of the word-based techniques, such as negotiations.
Fun fact: The most popular learning style, verbal learners account for 65% 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.