We all tend to act in different ways in different aspects of our lives, as well as in the learning process. Students assimilate knowledge in different ways: they have their own ideas and they react differently to the same stimulus.
In addition, academic studies have demonstrated that each student has an inclination towards a determined cognitive strategy that helps give significance to the new information.
These preferences when it comes to compiling, interpreting, organizing and thinking of the new acquired concepts have been denominated by the experts as styles of learning.
According to Peter Honey and Allan Mumford’s model, there are four types of learning:
- Activist: This refers to the people that have an active attitude and who like to get entirely engaged in activity-based learning. They tend to thrive on the challenge of new experiences; they like group work and they usually get bored with long-term consolidation.
- Reflector: This profile likes to deal with new experiences but doesn’t like to be implicated in them. They tend to collect and analyze data in detail to think about it thoroughly before coming to a conclusion. In addition, they enjoy observing other people and listening to them, but they do not like intervening until they are perfectly in control of the situation.
- Theorist: The theorists learn the most when they follow a system, model, theory or concept. They find passion for analyzing and synthesizing. For them, the more logical the better.
- Pragmatic: They positively search out new ideas and take the first opportunity to experiment with them. They get impatient when people in a group tend to theorize a lot. Their main objective is to keep on practicing.
Over the last years, a great number of investigations have emerged confirming the connection between styles of learning and academic success. Various experts have found evidence that when you present information through different focuses, this will lead to more effective instruction. In Aristotle’s rhetoric, the orators were already recommended an “audience study”. Nevertheless, there is great difficulty when it comes to putting in practice traditional education and adapting it to different learning styles.
The impossibility of adapting to all the different learning styles becomes a barrier in the teaching-learning process. Consequently, the effectivity and excellence that otherwise education would have is disappearing.
The online educational platforms emerge as a solution to the problems that traditional education cannot respond to. ELearning, in addition to overcoming the usual barriers that make learning acquisition more difficult such as: geographical distance, difficulties in reconciling study with work and family or the difficulty in adapting to the market demand, etc., allows us to adapt the contents of each students’ learning style in a way so that you can obtain a higher quality education.
CAE’s Educational Platforms
Nonetheless, neither all the course contents nor eLearning solutions are developed so that they can adapt to the specific needs of each business area or personal need. The selection of an experienced provider in the design and developing online educational training courses is fundamental to achieve effective improvements in academic performance. For over 34 years, Computer Aided ELearning (CAE) has been innovating technology applied in the courses. Our eLearning solutions allow you:
- #1 to use multimedia materials and interactivity
- #2 easily updated information and the possibility to access SCORM contents at anytime and from anywhere.
- #3 immediate feedback from our tutors and other
- #4 tracking tools will be provided so that the tutors can rapidly verify if the student responds positively to the method and achieve the objectives set at the beginning of the course.