As discussed in my earlier blog, as a training manager, the most challenging task is teaching online courses and targeting the various learners taking the same program? I have also discussed in detail about these learners:
- Self-assured learners
- Emotive learners
Let us now see some more different learners, who are likely customers for your online learning solutions.
Interested learners are one of the finest students for trainers because of their enthusiasm to learn. They have specific targets and goals and are willing to work hard to overcome any difficulty. In addition, eLearning professionals or training managers should allow these learners to select the content they are interested in studying and move at their own pace. Also given a chance to explain what they have learned to other students will strengthen their understanding.
Solution: Additional resources like PDF files, and subject-oriented presentations are one of the best strategies to teach these learners.
Generally uninterested learners are not motivated; however, they may submit the tasks and assignments on time. They lack interest, never exceed hopes, and finally drop out of the training program. This type of learners are put a normal effort and may disturb others. These learners are looking for a stress-free course and they are of the mistaken opinion that online training programs are not challenging.
Solution: To engage uninterested learners is not an easy task. By using creative strategies, rich visuals and animations, and creative assessments you can get such type of learners passionate about your training program.
Dependent learners work carefully, regularly asking to help them and they feel insecure about their training and answers. Online training managers can help these students learn without dependency on any source by encouraging them to read the content completely. In addition, allow them to carefully check their work before submitting a final answer.
Solution: Such learners concentrate much on assignments and this is an added advantage to discussions.
Practical learners are irritated easily; they don’t have enough self-confidence and so produce low-quality work. They are novice’s learners to e-learning. Even they have partial knowledge and work experience and are unable to apply previous learning experiences.
Solution: Assessments with creative feedback, recognition, and course completion certificates are the best approach to teach these learners.
So, as you can see, these are the different types of learners and this aspect has to be considered before developing an e-learning strategy. While creating e-learning courses, we need to understand the target audience and create an appropriate solution with instructional and design principles.
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