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How Online Learning Benefits Different Types of Learners

How Online Learning Benefits Different Types of Learners

Are you thinking about returning to school but unsure if it’s right for you?

A growing number of students are turning to online degree programs. More than 6.7 million students – who make up 32 percent of all higher education enrollment – have taken at least one online class.

Visual Learner

Learns best through visuals that aid in understanding and reasoning

  • YouTube videos and faculty videos (seminars or intro to weekly content) are used to engage students visually.
  • Video assignments encourage students to create a video and present it to their classmates. They replace a live presentation while keeping the class interactive.

Online Learning Benefits

  • Coursework often includes charts, graphs, and images to enhance online lessons.
  • Students are encouraged to complete assignments using visuals that show understanding or proficiency.

Auditory Learner

Learns best through visuals that aid in understanding and reasoning

  • YouTube videos and faculty videos (seminars or intro to weekly content) are used to engage students visually.
  • Video assignments encourage students to create a video and present it to their classmates. They replace a live presentation while keeping the class interactive.

Online Learning Benefits

  • Coursework often includes charts, graphs, and images to enhance online lessons.
  • Students are encouraged to complete assignments using visuals that show understanding or proficiency.

Verbal Learner

Learns best through reading and writing

Courses encourage interaction with other students and professors

Online learning benefits

  • Most online classes revolve around reading and writing various texts.
  • Assignments often encourage students to read supplemental material to support classroom activity.

Kinesthetic Learner

Learns best by doing or completing a task

Frequent interaction and projects requiring problem-solving engage the active learner.

Online learning benefits

  • Coursework often includes hands-on assignments that help students hone their skills.
  • A vast alumni network can help students find hands-on internships to enhance an online degree.

Social Learner

Learns best through group activities and communication

MBA, MHA, and MSHR offer case-based learning in the courses. This allows students to review a scenario/case, work out solutions in a group format, and present to their classmates.

Online learning benefits

  • Online discussions and virtual meetings connect students from across the world.
  • Students can chat in real-time with highly credentialed professors.

Solitary Learner

Learns best in a personal setting and is self-motivated

Classes incorporate individual projects.

Online learning benefits

Online classes allow students to work at their own pace in a setting of their choice.
No large lecture hall classes where you get lost in the crowd.