‘One size does not fit all.’ This statement is particularly relevant in the ways we learn, as each one of us has a particular learning style. When we go through training that matches our learning style, we are interested, engaged and are able to internalise it effortlessly.
In this blog, I begin with the key learning styles and then move on to 5 tips that Instructional Designers can use to design eLearning or online training to match the different learning styles.
In real life, each one of us tends to learn through a combination of styles (this is called multi modal learning). However, we do have one key (or preferred) learning style.
A common model that is used to define the learning styles is the VARK model, which classifies learners into the following 4 categories:
By definition, eLearning courses are rolled out to diverse and heterogeneous learners. While Instructional Designers have good pointers on Training Needs Analysis, learning outcomes, expected gains (for learners and business), learner’s current proficiency and so on, they have no cues on the learning style of each.
Practically, it is difficult to create an eLearning course that will resonate equally with learners of diverse learning styles.
Instructional designers can use the following 5 tips to cater to different learning styles:
I hope this blog provides some easy-to-apply tips that will enable you to design eLearning courses to suit different learning styles and score well with all your learners. If you have any queries, do contact me.
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