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 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.
Often referred to as “lookers,” visual learners consume information in the form of images, graphics, and videos. Long, detailed explanations tend to bore these learners and make them lose interest. Incorporating advanced graphics such as diagrams and charts, mind maps, and demonstration videos resonate well with them. Other strategies for engaging visual learners with your LMS include highlighting important information with various colors or pictures, as well as using visual language in course materials.
Fun fact: The mind processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text.
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